New Delhi: The International Olympic Committee and the Indian Olympic Association are at loggerheads with the former warning IOA that its elections must be in accordance with the international charter. On Wednesday, IOC said it has begun the process to de-recognise India. A look at what will happen if the process is completed.
1) Indian athletes will not be allowed to take part in international events - Olympics (next in 2016) and Asian Games (next in 2014).
2) If concessions are made at all, Indian athletes will then take part under an international flag of independent participants, not the tri-colour.
3) Every Olympic body in a country receives some grant to develop sports. It also receives some expertise on a number of aspects ranging from athletes' development to R&D expertise. This will stop completely.
4) De-recognition means a lot of shame for a country in the international scenario. This is not just in the realms of sports but also transgresses to other fields like economics and social.
5) India will lose all rights to host or even bid for staging of any Olympic or Olympic-related event.