IOC rejects IOA's clause, India's Olympic ban stays

Sep 06, 2013, 00:56 IST | IANS

India will continue to remain out of the Olympic fold as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has rejected the request of the suspended Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to allow charge-sheeted officials to continue in and run for office.

The IOC executive board met on Wednesday in Buenos Aires and decided that the ban on IOA will continue if the apex body for sports in India doesn’t change its constitution to keep out charge-sheeted individuals.

Jacques Rogge
Outgoing IOC chief Jacques Rogge

“The Executive Board heard a report that the IOA’s General Assembly had approved most of the amendments to the IOA’s constitution requested by the IOC, but one specific clause had not been adopted.

This clause, which deals specifically with the eligibility of members, is key to the good governance of the NOC and needs to be fully accepted before the suspended IOA can proceed with the elections,” the IOC said in a statement. IOC will send a notification to IOA soon.

Since the suspension of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) in December 2012, the IOC has been working towards finding a solution to improve good governance within the IOA. 

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