Indian Olympic Association remain silent after Sports Ministry suspends body

Majority of the Indian Olympic Association's top brass was unreachable after the Sports Ministry decided to suspend the national Olympic body for making the scam-tainted Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Singh Chautala its life-presidents.

PTI December 30, 2016 22:20:39 IST
Indian Olympic Association remain silent after Sports Ministry suspends body

New Delhi: Majority of the Indian Olympic Association's top brass was unreachable after the Sports Ministry decided to suspend the national Olympic body for making the scam-tainted Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Singh Chautala its life-presidents.

Indian Olympic Association remain silent after Sports Ministry suspends body

File picture of N Ramachandran. AFP

The Sports Ministry on Friday suspended the IOA till the time its reverses the recognition given to Kalmadi and Chautala.

IOA president N Ramachandran was not available for a comment as he is in New Zealand and secretary general Rajiv Mehta too could not be reached. Meanwhile, the IOA vice president Tarlochan Singh was caught unaware by Ministry's move.

"I have come only come to know about the suspension through media. The IOA will respond to Ministry only after discussing the issue among its office-bearers," said Tarlochan.

The IOA failed to respond to government's showcause notice with the deadline ending at 5 pm today. That did not go down well with the Ministry as its thinks "IOA has not given any substantive reply especially with regard to the non-eligibility of Kalmadi and Chautala".

In its response to the showcause notice, IOA only sought time till January 15 as its president is out of the country.

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