Press Esc to close
Saturday 02 July 2016
News updated at 12:08 AM IST
Weather
Max: 28°C
Min : 20°C
In Bengaluru
Partially cloudy

IOA braces up for IOC action

New Delhi, Dec 3, 2012, PTI:

Two top Indian Olympic Association officials are preparing to leave for Switzerland for a meeting with International Olympic Committee top brass to plead their case in the wake of the world body’s decision to propose IOA’s suspension in its Executive Board meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The IOA had sought a meeting of its two representatives — Narinder Batra and R K Anand — with the IOC after the world body decided to propose India for disaffiliation for going ahead with its election process under the government’s Sports Code.

It’s still unclear what will happen to the December 5 IOA elections if the world body decides to suspend India. The IOC had said in an earlier letter that the IOA elections held under the government’s contentious Sports Code will not be recognised.

Hockey India General Secretary Batra said that they were waiting for a confirmation of the meeting from the IOC’s end.

“We have got the flight tickets for three days from today onwards and we will board the flight as soon as we get a confirmation of the meeting from the IOC’s side. We are waiting for that and it can come anytime,” Batra told PTI.

“We have prepared everything to present our case before the IOC officials. We have done our homework and we are hopeful of a favourable result,” he said.

Virendra Nanavati, who got elected unopposed as senior vice-president in the controversy-marred IOA elections, said that the IOC has not been given correct picture of the whole story.

“I think the IOC has not been given the correct picture of the whole story. The two officials are going to do just that and we are hopeful that the IOC will not take action against India after hearing our side of the story,” he said.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Bollywood actors Kalki Koechlin and Imaran Khan during the special screening of short film...

Bollywood actors Kalki Koechlin and Imaran Khan during the special screening of short film...

Muslims offering last Friday prayers in front of Tipu Sultan Mosque in Kolkata during the holy...

Muslims offering last Friday prayers in front of Tipu Sultan Mosque in Kolkata during the holy...

People climb stairs at Agrasen ki Baoli in New Delhi...

People climb stairs at Agrasen ki Baoli in New Delhi...

A priest performs worship near Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas during a ceremony...

A priest performs worship near Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas during a ceremony...

Police personnel with the bikes after the launch of 'Rapid Rural Police Response System' at Punjab..

Police personnel with the bikes after the launch of 'Rapid Rural Police Response System' at Punjab..

Thomas Shannon, US Under Secretary of State for Political Affaira visits the country's oldest...

Thomas Shannon, US Under Secretary of State for Political Affaira visits the country's oldest...

A peocock flies at the Rajbhavan in Mumbai on Friday...

A peocock flies at the Rajbhavan in Mumbai on Friday...

Naval NCC cadets of West Bengal and Sikkim...

Naval NCC cadets of West Bengal and Sikkim...

A view of the Taj Mahal as cloud hover in the...

A view of the Taj Mahal as cloud hover in the...

Army personnel take positions the house where militants were hiding...

Army personnel take positions the house where militants were hiding...

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