17 Indian athletes found over-age at Youth Games
NEW DELHI (AFP) - India's bungling sports officials were left red-faced on Monday after 17 track and field athletes were thrown out of the ongoing Asian Youth Games in Nanjing, China for being over-aged.
The athletes, who were part of a 27-member track and field squad, were barred from taking part in the Games because they were above the stipulated age of 17, an official said.
"It should not have happened. We are trying to find out the reason," the Indian Olympic Association's interim chief Vijay Kumar Malhotra told reporters in New Delhi.
Two days ago, four Indian badminton players were prevented from competing in Nanjing because organisers said their names had not been entered for the competition by officials back home.