Source: Tehran Times
Mohammad Abbasi, the Iranian minister of Sports and Youth Affairs, has been summoned to Majlis (parliament) to answer questions about the International Olympic Committee's warning of imposing a ban on Iran for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has called on the Iranian National Olympic Committee to respect the Olympic Movement otherwise Iran could be banned from the Games.
In the last few months, the directors of some national sports federations in Iran were dismissed from their jobs by the government without holding a General Assembly meeting, which according to IOC's rules, is a gross violation of the fundamental principle of autonomy of the Olympic Movement.
"Should these basic principles not be respected, the Olympic Movement in your country would regrettably be exposed to the measures and sanctions laid down in the Olympic Charter and in the rules of the respective International Sports Federations, which could seriously damage the representation of your country in the London 2012 Olympic Games and in any other upcoming international sports events..." said the latter sent by the IOC to Iran's National Olympic Committee on Tuesday.
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