Press Esc to close
Tuesday 02 September 2014
News updated at 2:32 AM IST
Weather
Max: 27°C
Min : 20°C
In Bangalore
Generally cloudy

IOA to send two officials to Lausanne

New Delhi, Nov 29, 2012, DHNS:

Indian Olympic Association (IOA) will be sending two of its officials to meet International Olympic Committee members in Lausanne to explain their stance.

Hockey India president Narinder Batra and lawyer R K Anand is scheduled to meet the IOC officials, though the date is yet to be confirmed.

IOC had said that they will go ahead and table a proposal of disaffiliation against IOA in its executive committee meeting on Dec 4. IOC wants IOA to hold its election as per the Olympic Charter and IOA constitution.


IOA has been given time till Friday (Nov 30) to explain its position vis-a-vis the Sports Code of the government. IOA sources said that they have formulated a reply on Thursday.

An IOA delegation is also scheduled to meet the Sports Ministry officials on Friday to discuss the matter.

Meanwhile, Abhay Singh Chautala is all set to become the new president of IOA. Lalit Bhanot will be the secretary general as Rajiv Mehta too pulled out of the race. IOC Ethics Commission recommended to bar all those, including Bhanot, who have been charge-sheeted in the Commonwealth Games scam from IOA functioning. It will be interesting to see how IOC reacts to this development.

The three-member panel is likely to put up a final list of candidates by Friday. Most of the nominations from the Randhir Singh group were withdrawn and there are only few seats which will see a contest.

With most of the candidates owing allegiance to Randhir Singh withdrawing from the fray, many of the candidates belonging to the Chautala camp will be elected unopposed.

Virendra Nanavati of the Swimming Federation of India will become a senior vice-president with no other candidate in the fray while the decks are cleared for Lalit Bhanot to take over as secretary-general. Anil Khanna of All India Tennis Association  (AITA) will have no contest for the treasurer’s post.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
President Pranab Mukherjee grants degree to a student at the 14th convocation of the University...

President Pranab Mukherjee grants degree to a student at the 14th convocation of the University...

Fireworks on the occasion of 410th installation anniversary of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the holy...

Fireworks on the occasion of 410th installation anniversary of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the holy...

Left Front activists take part in a rally to observe anti-imperialist day in Kolkata on...

Left Front activists take part in a rally to observe anti-imperialist day in Kolkata on...

Flood water flows through Srisailam dam after its four crest gates were opened in Kurnool on...

Flood water flows through Srisailam dam after its four crest gates were opened in Kurnool on...

BJP president Amit Shah during a visit to Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram on...

BJP president Amit Shah during a visit to Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram on...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Fumio...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Fumio...

Actress & BJP MP from Chandigarh Kirron Kher speaks during a seminar on...

Actress & BJP MP from Chandigarh Kirron Kher speaks during a seminar on...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe makes a toast during a banquet...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe makes a toast during a banquet...

Congress president Sonia Gandhi prays in a temple during a visit to her constituency Rae Bareli...

Congress president Sonia Gandhi prays in a temple during a visit to her constituency Rae Bareli...

Congress president Sonia Gandhi in a village hut during a visit to her constituency Rae Bareli on...

Congress president Sonia Gandhi in a village hut during a visit to her constituency Rae Bareli on...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523