Olympics: IOC urges India isolation after Pakistani athletes denied visas
Updated : February 22, 2019 08:45 AM IST
The denial of entry visas for two shooters due to take part in a World Cup event in the capital this weekend followed last week's attack by a Pakistan-based militant group in the disputed region of Kashmir, which killed at least 40 paramilitary police.
The IOC said the refusal of visas for competitors went against the principles of the Olympic charter relating to discrimination and political interference from the host country.
The Indian Olympic Association last year laid out an ambitious roadmap to host the Youth Olympics in 2026, the Asian Games in 2030 and the Summer Olympics for the first time in 2032.