• Tuesday, May 24, 2022

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India gets Olympic warning after Kosovo boxer denied visa

President of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

By: Keerthi Mohan

The Olympic Council of Asia has warned India it could miss out on hosting major Games after a boxer from Kosovo was denied a visa to compete in the women’s world championships in New Delhi. India, which does not recognise Kosovo, has expressed a strong interest in hosting the 2032 Olympics and 2030 Asian Games. Donjeta Sadiku and her two coaches were denied an Indian visa despite the best efforts of the Boxing Federation of India and the Indian Olympic Association (IOA). In a letter to India’s sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and IOA president Narinder Batra, OCA chief Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah said the…

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