Govt asks IOA to apply Sports Code before IOC meet
The sports ministry wants the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and the National Sports Federations (NSF) on the same page before they go to Lausanne to meet the International Olympic Committee (IOC) next month.
Pradip Kumar Deb, sports secretary said that IOA and NSF have to incorporate the sports code in their constitutions before they meet the IOC on May 7.
India have been banned by the IOC over the controversial IOA elections held December 5. IOC wants to discuss the roadmap with both the IOA and the sports ministry before lifting the suspension.
“We have to be on the same page before we meet the IOC. We don’t want to interfere in the matters of the IOA but fresh elections must be held and the constitution has to be ammended to incorporate the sports code,” Deb said.
Pere Miro, National Olympic Committee’s (NOC) relations director of IOC, in a letter invited the sports minister and suspended IOA’s acting president Vijay Kumar Malhotra for a meeting at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne on May 7. The IOC asked the IOA to send a list of delegates, who will be attending the meeting.