The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) suspended the national hockey federation on Monday after a television show accused the federation’s secretary of corruption. The IOA’s executive council made its move after the nation was rocked by a show which last week alleged that hockey secretary K.Jothikumaran had accepted money from undercover reporters to select a particular player.
The hockey federation was already under fire after the men’s team, eight-time former gold medalists were eliminated from the 2008 competition in Beijing, marking the first time they will miss the Olympics since sending the first team in 1928. – Reuters.
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