Pakistan Olympic Association en Olympics: IOC warns on Pakistan meddling claims <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The International Olympic Committee on Thursday said it had issued a warning over alleged political interference in Pakistan's national organisation.</p> <p>"The IOC will continue to support the Pakistan Olympic Association, whose office-bearers were duly and democratically elected last year," a spokesman for the Lausanne-based body told AFP in an emailed statement.</p> <p>"The IOC condemns the current attempts of a number of individuals and bodies to destabilise the POA as it threatens the interests of the Olympic Movement and its athletes in Pakistan."</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Olympic Games Pakistan Pakistan Olympic Association Politics AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 19:31:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749301 at SC dismisses POA chief’s petition <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Apex Court dismissed the petition filled by Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) president Lt Gen (retd) Syed Arif Hasan.</p><P>An inside source told this scribe that POA lawyer Ali appeared before the Supreme Court’s three-member committee headed by Justice Jawad S Khawja and pleaded that sports policy did not apply on the POA. After hearing his views, Justice Khawja said: “It is clearly mention in the para 10 that the sports policy 2005 apply on all the federations including the POA.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hospitality Law Pakistan Olympic Association Poa Politics Supreme Court of Pakistan Asianet Sat, 06 Apr 2013 18:50:09 +0000 Asianet 5804391 at FHockey: Pakistan out of Commonwealth Games Hockey <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Pakistan were Tuesday eliminated from the field hockey event at next year's Commonwealth Games after failing to enter the event by the deadline due to an internal sporting dispute. </p> <p>Pakistan have won four world titles and three Olympic golds in field hockey.</p> <p>But the latest setback is part of a sequence of disasters the national sport has suffered. It comes barely a month after the national team failed to qualify for next year's World Cup.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href=""><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Field hockey Pakistan Olympic Association Sports AFP Tue, 17 Sep 2013 17:04:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5936569 at