The sports ministry has suspended the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) for failing to respond to its show-cause notice questioning the Olympic body’s decision to confer life presidency on Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Chautala. Kalmadi had voluntarily refused to take the position.
“The government has suspended the deemed recognition granted by it to the Indian Olympic Association
“Following the suspension, IOA will cease to enjoy the privileges and prerogatives bestowed on it by the Government as the National Olympic Committee (NOC). All Government assistance, financial or otherwise, to IOA will also be stopped,” Goel added.
A day after IOA announced its decision to
“The government considers the reply of IOA only as a ploy to buy time. This is a serious violation of the norms of good governance by IOA which is the mother sports body and corrective action needs to be taken immediately,” Goel said.
“Although the government is committed to protecting the autonomy of sports, it cannot remain a mute spectator to