League Notes: IOC Forbids IBF Representatives From Participating In IOA Elections
The IOC said that "no representative of the suspended Indian Boxing Federation" can participate in the forthcoming Indian Olympic Association elections (THE HINDU, 2/1). ... Panama's Olympic Committee said that the Int'l Basketball Federation (FIBA) lifted the two-year suspension imposed to Panama "and again approved" the Panamanian Basketball Federation (XINHUA, 2/2). ... Cuba's "return to a tournament of the Caribbean’s top baseball teams after a half-century absence is being met with protests in Venezuela." About 200 people "carrying signs such as 'Cuba go home' gathered outside a hotel on Margarita Island," where Cuban team Villa Clara was "resting following its debut in the five-nation tournament" (AP, 2/3).