IOA to blame for India's suspension by IOC: Sports Min

"The Indian Olympic Association is to blame for the current crisis. We told the IOA many times to amend its constitution and be compliant with the international rules," he said.

Jitendra said that there was no conflict between the government's Code and the Olympic Charter and the "unfortunate" incident could have been avoided had the IOA amended its Constitution.

"The decision to suspend India was an unfortunate one. But it could have been avoided had the IOA amended its constitution. It is absolutely false to say that Sports Code was the reason behind India's suspension. There is no conflict between the Sports Code and Olympic Charter," he told NDTV.

"If the IOA had amended its constitution, this situation would not have arisen," he added.

He said it was "unfortunate how politicians at the helm of the IOA have handled the affairs of the body".

"Government has very little to do with either the IOA or the IOC. But we will write to and try and get the suspension reversed," said Jitendra.

  

image
Business Standard
177 22
Business Standard

IOA to blame for India's suspension by IOC: Sports Min

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 



"The Indian Olympic Association is to blame for the current crisis. We told the IOA many times to amend its constitution and be compliant with the international rules," he said.

Jitendra said that there was no conflict between the government's Code and the Olympic Charter and the "unfortunate" incident could have been avoided had the IOA amended its Constitution.

"The decision to suspend India was an unfortunate one. But it could have been avoided had the IOA amended its constitution. It is absolutely false to say that Sports Code was the reason behind India's suspension. There is no conflict between the Sports Code and Olympic Charter," he told NDTV.

"If the IOA had amended its constitution, this situation would not have arisen," he added.

He said it was "unfortunate how politicians at the helm of the IOA have handled the affairs of the body".

"Government has very little to do with either the IOA or the IOC. But we will write to and try and get the suspension reversed," said Jitendra.

  

RECOMMENDED FOR YOU

IOA to blame for India's suspension by IOC: Sports Min

Sports Minister Jitendra Singh today blamed the Indian Olympic Association for India's suspension by the International Olympic Committee, a development which puts a bar on the country's Olympic participation.

"The Indian Olympic Association is to blame for the current crisis. We told the IOA many times to amend its constitution and be compliant with the international rules," he said.

Jitendra said that there was no conflict between the government's Code and the Olympic Charter and the "unfortunate" incident could have been avoided had the IOA amended its Constitution.

"The decision to suspend India was an unfortunate one. But it could have been avoided had the IOA amended its constitution. It is absolutely false to say that Sports Code was the reason behind India's suspension. There is no conflict between the Sports Code and Olympic Charter," he told NDTV.

"If the IOA had amended its constitution, this situation would not have arisen," he added.

He said it was "unfortunate how politicians at the helm of the IOA have handled the affairs of the body".

"Government has very little to do with either the IOA or the IOC. But we will write to and try and get the suspension reversed," said Jitendra.

  
image
Business Standard
177 22

More News

  • Signs of realty revival ahead of festive season Signs of realty revival ahead of festive season
  • Amit Chandra Bain Capital's Amit Chandra joins Tata Sons board
Widgets Magazine
Widgets Magazine

Upgrade To Premium Services

Welcome User

Business Standard is happy to inform you of the launch of "Business Standard Premium Services"

As a premium subscriber you get an across device unfettered access to a range of services which include:

  • Access Exclusive content - articles, features & opinion pieces
  • Weekly Industry/Genre specific newsletters - Choose multiple industries/genres
  • Access to 17 plus years of content archives
  • Set Stock price alerts for your portfolio and watch list and get them delivered to your e-mail box
  • End of day news alerts on 5 companies (via email)
  • NEW: Get seamless access to WSJ.com at a great price. No additional sign-up required.
 

Premium Services

In Partnership with

 

Dear Guest,

 

Welcome to the premium services of Business Standard brought to you courtesy FIS.
Kindly visit the Manage my subscription page to discover the benefits of this programme.

Enjoy Reading!
Team Business Standard