India ramps up pressure on sports federations.


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1India ramps up pressure on sports federations .
2The Indian government is threatening to cut off funding to sports federations that refuse to comply with controversial age and tenure limitations , a move that is likely to put the authorities further at odds with the International Olympic Committee .
3Angry that more than a third of the 68 associations have ignored the new regulations , Sports Minister M S Gill told the Press Trust of India that only those that comply will be eligible for financial grants and other benefits .
4The IOC warned India in May of potential sanctions over government interference in the running of sports federations .
5The IOC said autonomy was the fundamental principle in the Olympic Charter and any external interference could result in India 's exclusion from international sports events .