HC-LD SUSHIL 2

first_imgThe court said it was due to Yadavs bronze medal in theThe court said it was due to Yadavs bronze medal in the World Wrestling Championship in 2015 that India got a berth in the 74 kg freestyle category.”In the present instance, respondent no.5 (Yadav) after winning a bronze medal in World Championship September 2015 is being given meticulous training by the concerned authority so that he is best prepared to represent the country in the Olympics,” it said.The court termed as “unfortunate” that 66 kg category was abolished in January 2014 and Sushil was forced to play in 74 kg weight category but noted that Sushil has not won any major national or international tournament since September 2014.It said WFI had conducted a fair selection trial prior to World Wrestling Championship 2015, the qualification event, to ensure that the best athlete represents India so that there was a chance to secure a berth in the Olympics.The court said the decision regarding who should represent the country in “a sporting event is best left to the experts i.e. the concerned national sports federation”.”Power and responsibility go hand in hand. The National Sports Federation cannot be held responsible for performance of its athletes, if it does not have power to select them according to a flexible procedure as long as the same is fair, transparent, reasonable and consistent,” it said.”Keeping in view the aforesaid, this court is of the view that a writ court will not interfere in the exercise of discretion of National Sports Federation and substitute its own judgment except where the discretion is shown to have been exercised in an arbitrary or capricious or perverse manner or contrary to settled principles or practices,” it said.advertisementThe court noted that initially no allegation of bias or prejudice was made against WFI in the plea and later Sushil, in his rejoinder, had alleged that the federation has targeted him for not participating in Pro-Wrestling League.It, however, said that the allegation, in the absence of any contemporaneous document, “inspires no confidence”.Referring to the National Sports Development Code, 2011, the court held that it “does not restrict or impinge upon the autonomy or discretion of the National Sports Federations to select athletes/wrestlers to represent India in international sporting events.” PTI ABA HMP ARClast_img read more

PAOK Beats AEK 1-0 to Win Greek Cup for Its 1st Double

first_imgATHENS (AP) — PAOK won the Greek Cup for a third straight year with a 1-0 victory over AEK Athens in a nearly empty Athens Olympic Stadium on Saturday.Chuba Akpom scored the winner with an overhead kick in the 45th minute.PAOK also won the Greek league title this season for its first-ever double. AEK was runner-up in the cup final for the third year in a row.Only 900 invited spectators — and 3,000 police — attended the game due to fears of fan violence. A German ref, Felix Zwayer, was chosen for the final.The two finalists each got 120 places, with 660 for EPO, Greece’s football federation. Despite the security measures, there were still minor clashes between rival fans inside the stadium requiring police intervention.PAOK’s players raise the trophy of the Greek Cup final soccer match at Olympic stadium in Athens, Saturday, May 11, 2019. PAOK won the Greek Cup for a third year in a row, beating AEK Athens 1-0 at a nearly empty Athens Olympic Stadium. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)Gatherings were banned around Athens’ central Omonia Square, where celebrating fans usually gather after important games, with the ban in effect from 6 p.m. local time on Thursday to 6 a.m. Sunday.Police also patrolled the national highway linking Athens and Thessaloniki, 500 kilometers (310 miles) to the north, for any signs of PAOK fans traveling en masse.Police clashed with 100 AEK fans on bikes near a major highway exit in Athens on Friday. Twelve people were detained.PAOK’s players raise the trophy of the Greek Cup final soccer match at Olympic stadium in Athens, Saturday, May 11, 2019. PAOK won the Greek Cup for a third year in a row, beating AEK Athens 1-0 at a nearly empty Athens Olympic Stadium. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)PAOK’s coach Razvan Lucescu, center, leaps at the end of the Greek Cup final soccer match at Olympic stadium in Athens, Saturday, May 11, 2019. PAOK won the Greek Cup for a third year in a row, beating AEK Athens 1-0 at a nearly empty Athens Olympic Stadium. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)PAOK’s Chuba Akpom celebrates after scoring against AEK Athens, during the Greek Cup final soccer match at the empty of fans Olympic stadium in Athens, Saturday, May 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)AEK Athens’ Nenad Krsticic, right, tackles PAOK’s Chuba Akpom, during the Greek Cup final soccer match at the empty of fans Olympic stadium in Athens, Saturday, May 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)PAOK’s players raise the trophy of the Greek Cup final soccer match at Olympic stadium in Athens, Saturday, May 11, 2019. PAOK won the Greek Cup for a third year in a row, beating AEK Athens 1-0 at a nearly empty Athens Olympic Stadium. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)___TweetPinShare2525 Shareslast_img read more