India could face IOC sanctions over ethics probe

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- India's Olympic body faces possible IOC sanctions over its continuing links with the disgraced head of the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Suresh Kalmadi was released on bail last week, after spending nine months in prison following his arrest over alleged corruption connected to the over-budget event in New Delhi. It's unclear whether Kalmadi has formally left the Indian Olympic Association after 15 years as president.

The International Olympic Committee is asking Indian officials to explain the "exact current situation of Mr. Kalmadi before the courts of justice." The IOC says its executive board will consider the case in March "based on the answers that the IOA provides."

The IOC reminded Indian officials to respect the IOC's ethics code.