Sports minister happy with IOA's amended constitution

Published: Dec 10, 2013, 00:35 IST | Agencies

Union Sports Minister Jitendra Singh yesterday welcomed the Indian Olympic Association's (IOA) decision to make amendments to its constitution, thereby paving the way for India's re-inclusion into the Olympic fold.

The amendment will prohibit tainted individuals from contesting the Indian Olympic Association’s elections in the future.

Jitendra Singh
Jitendra Singh

A press release from the ministry stated: “The issue of debarring charge framed officials from contesting elections or continuing in office was first raised then (when Singh had led a government delegation to the International Olympic Committee headquarters in Lausanne earlier this year) and the IOC was apprised of the support of the Government of India for such a measure.”

The released added that the government had supported the demand of the IOC that charge-framed persons be kept out of IOA. “Shri Jitendra Singh expressed happiness that all these efforts have culminated in decision of IOA to bar charge-framed persons and hold fresh elections of IOA in February next year.” 

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