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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a sports term.

(1) The exclusion of an athlete or team from a game owing to a technical violation of rules; this results in the invalidation of the score or place occupied by the individual or team.

(2) The deprivation of an athlete’s or team’s right to participate in competition as a result of a violation of moral and ethical norms of conduct. In certain cases this involves depriving an athlete of his official standing. Disqualification may be conditional, lasting only for a specified period of time. Decisions concerning disqualification are made by sports clubs, societies, federations, and committees.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Though the new provision gives a muchdiluted protection, the Supreme Court, while quashing Section 8( 4), had relied on Articles 102 and 191 to state that Parliament was empowered only to lay down disqualifications and not protection against disqualification.
But the drop in the disqualification rate, down nearly 200 to 1,527 over the last year, is not attributable to directors getting their act together and behaving properly, claimsRichard Hawes, recovery and reorganisation partner at Grant Thornton Cardiff.
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