Randhir not to seek re-election

Randhir not to seek re-election

'I want to retire when Im at the top'

This would effectively mean the veteran administrator would retire from the country’s sports administration once his existing tenures in various sports bodies come to an end.

“I would like to inform that in the 2012 General Assembly meeting of Indian Olympic Association, I will not be standing for any post in the Olympic movement in India,” Randhir wrote in a letter to his colleagues in the IOA.

The 65-year-old insisted that he has taken this decision in order to make way for the youngsters. “I am looking forward to make way for the youngsters. There are a lot of good young administrators. As a sportsman you want to retire at the top, and similarly as an administrator I want to leave when I am at the top,” Randhir said.

Stating that he had already served the Olympic movement in India for a long time both as a sportsperson and a sports administrator, Randhir made it clear that he would be completing his remaining tenures with various sports bodies.

“I was elected to the IOA as a joint Secretary in 1984 and as the Secretary General of the IOA in 1987. At present I have one year to complete my tenure in the IOA till 2012.

“I have also been elected for the sixth time unanimously as the Secretary General of the Olympic Council of Asia. The last elections took place this year and my tenure with the OCA will be till 2015,” he said.

Randhir competed at five Olympic Games from 1968 to 1984 in Mixed Trap.