World Archery lifts suspension of Archery Association of India
On Thursday, 23rd January 2020, the World Archery has conditionally lifted the suspension of the Archery Association of India, ahead of Tokyo Olympics 2020. The Archery Association of India had been suspended since August 5th, 2019, following two fractions of the Association conducting separate elections in New Delhi and Chandigarh simultaneously on 9th June last year.
The Indian archery athletes were only allowed to compete under a neutral flag at events that directly affected their qualification chances for the Olympics. After the ban is lifted, Indian archers are allowed to participate in World Archery events. India currently has three men’s and one women’s quota place at Tokyo 2020. Following the lifting of the ban, the Archery Association of India has been instructed by the World archery to furnish a quarterly progress report on the changes that have been instructed regarding the membership of the athlete, governance issues to be resolved by making changes in the constitution of the Association by developing a strategic plan.