Syrian Games Committee head may face Olympic ban over links to President Bashar Assad
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Syrian Games Committee head may face Olympic ban over links to President Bashar Assad

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 17:19
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Syrian Games Committee head may face Olympic ban over links to President Bashar AssadLondon : The head of Syria`s national Olympic committee may be banned from attending the London Games 2012 because of his links to President Bashar Assad.

General Mowaffak Joumaa is expected to be refused entry to the UK because of his connection to the Syrian military after the troubled Middle Eastern state witnessed a recent spike in violence by the forces of President Assad`s regime.

“Accreditation will also not be recommended where an individual`s presence at the Games (or in the UK) would not be conducive to the public good,” sources reported.

The Home Office is responsible for carrying out background checks on behalf of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and advises the committee on whether an applicant is suitable for accreditation.

Foreign Secretary William Hague has reportedly compared the recent massacres in Syria to those in Bosnia in the 1990s while Prime Minister David Cameron has condemned the killings as "brutal and sickening".

The Syrian Charge d`affaires in London has already been expelled in the wake of mounting condemnation of the attacks. Visas are still being sought for all of the 11 athletes and 20 officials, including coaches, wanting to attend the games on behalf of Syria, whose regime has been condemned by Britain for its crackdown on opponents.


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First Published: Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 17:16

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