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IABF, AAI de-recognized by Sports Ministry

The Sports Ministry de-recognized the Archery Association of India (AAI) with immediate effect for violation of Sports Code during its election of President. The move from government came after High Court in its Civil Writ Petition had directed that the government shall not grant recognition to the Archery Association of India unless they hold elections as per the Sports Code.

The ministry also decided to suspend recognition to Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF) after the International Boxing Association provisionally suspended the Indian federation for "possible manipulation" in its recent elections.

What are the violations? What are the directions for AAI?

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Australia wins Hockey Champions Trophy, India loses Bronze to Pakistan

Australia won Champions Trophy 2012 by defeating the Netherlands in the finals held in Melbourne, Australia. India lost the chance to capture bronze as it was defeated by Pakistan.

Final Result:

1. Australia: Champions

2. The Netherlands: Silver

3. Pakistan: Bronze

Australia has won Champions trophy for a maximum 13 times.