India avoids Olympic expulsion

Updated: December 9, 2013, 8:11 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW DELHI -- The Indian Olympic Association amended its constitution Sunday to avoid expulsion from the Olympics, barring officials charged with a crime from running for elections.

The changes were made at a meeting in New Delhi just two days before a Tuesday deadline set by the IOC. The Indian body wanted to bar only those convicted for two or more years and leave the lesser cases to be judged by an internal committee.

The IOA had been facing the prospect of "de-recognition" after ...

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