Indian Olympic Association says it can't strictly adhere to 40 percent coaching staff rule at Rio 2016
The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Monday said it won't be possible to strictly follow the 40 percent cap on the coaching and support staff and they will try to accommodate the requests of as many athletes possible with priority being given to medal hopefuls at Rio.
A number of Rio-bound athletes took to social networking site Twitter to thank PM Narendra Modi, who personally met the contingent for a send-off ceremony.
PM Narendra Modi met the Indian athletes who will represent the country at the forthcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and wished them luck.
A PIL alleged that Ramachandran had submitted false accounts of his contributions to the sport and that therefore he was not eligible for the award in the first place.
Indian Olympic Association chief N Ramachandran on Friday dismissed Narinder Batra's claim of having requisite support to bring a no confidence motion against him
Indian Olympic Association chief N Ramachandran has slapped a defamation notice on Narinder Batra, demanding Rs 10 crore for allegedly damaging his reputation by his bribery allegations even as the Hockey India President dared the IOA boss to sue him in a court of law.
Ramachandran, on his part, strongly rebutted Batra's claim and threatened to sue him if "anything defamatory is contained in the mail".
A National Sports Federation chief has demanded calling off the Special General Body Meeting of IOA to bring a No Confidence Motion against its President N Ramachandran.
Basketball Federation of India headed by K Govindraj also demanded Ramachandran's ouster but it is not clear whether his faction is recognised by the IOA or not.
The move to oust Indian Olympic Association president N Ramachandran on Tuesday gathered steam as two National Sports Federation and two state Olympic Association joined the chorus in demanding a No Confidence Motion against him by calling a Special General Meeting.
The state Olympic associations of Jharkhand and Tripura raised the issue of a no-confidence motion against incumbent Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president N. Ramachandran on Monday.
Hockey India chief Narinder Batra on Thursday claimed that he has written to the IOA to move a No Confidence Motion against Ramachandran.
Relationships between Ramachandran and IOA secretary-general Rajeev Mehta have reportedly broken down — possibly leading to a no-confidence motion against the former at a special general body meeting.
Ramachandran, who is also the president of the World Squash Federation (WSF), will be under scrutiny of the the International Olympic Committee (IOC) which expects clean governance and transparency.
World Squash Federation chief and younger brother of BCCI boss N Srinivasan, N Ramachandran, was elected the president of IOA.
India's suspension by the IOC could be revoked before the end of the ongoing Sochi Winter Olympic.
Ramachandran is the brother of N. Srinivasan, president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, and has been treasurer of the IOA between 2008 and 2012.