World Archery conditionally lifts suspension of Indian federation

23 January 2020
Lausanne, Switzerland
Indian athletes had been banned from international competition for five months.

World Archery has conditionally lifted the suspension of the Archery Association of India following elections in New Delhi on 18 January. The decision was made by executive board postal vote.

Indian archers are allowed to compete in World Archery events as of Thursday 23 January 2020.

The federation has been instructed to update its constitution to clarify athlete membership, develop a strategic plan and resolve other governance issues.

A progress report is required every three months.

The Archery Association of India had been suspended since Monday 5 August 2019, with Indian athletes only allowed to compete under a neutral flag at events that directly affected their qualification chances for the Olympics.

India currently has three men’s and one women’s quota place at Tokyo 2020.

World Archery secretary general Tom Dielen said: “We hope this is the start of a well-governed association in India and will help, where necessary, to develop the strategy that will accomplish this.”

“Indian athletes can now focus on getting ready for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, which is now just six months away.”

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