Olympics-IOC bans Indian Olympic Association over elections

LAUSANNE Tue Dec 4, 2012 8:09am EST

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LAUSANNE Switzerland Dec 4 (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) banned the Indian Olympic Association on Tuesday over elections that could result in a tainted official taking over as the only candidate for secretary-general, a source close to the IOC told Reuters.

The source said Kuwait, that was also under investigation over a sports law, had escaped a ban.

(Reporting by Karolos Grohmann; Editing by John Mehaffey)

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