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IOA to discuss IOC's diktat on not awarding world events to India

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Indian Olympic Association, in its annual Body Meeting here on December 22, will discuss its parent body IOC's to not award any world event to the country in the wake of the controversy involving a

The (IOC) had asked all its member federations not to grant any world event to involving after the country denied visa to a from the European nation for the AIBA Women's World Championships held here last month.

could not participate at the event after their sole was refused visa by the Indian government, which doesn't recognise the European country.

The IOC has asked all the IFs to get a written undertaking from the Indian authorities for equal participation before allotting the country any world event involving Kosovo.

One of the items of the agenda of the GBM reads: "Participation of sporting delegations and athletes in international sports events - principle of autonomy and non-discrimination - IOC letter 19 November 2018".

"It is a serious matter and the IOA GBM will discuss it threadbare," IOA Secretary told on Sunday.

"We have already written a letter to the sports ministry on this issue. The GBM will decide what course of action needs to be taken. The IOC can take action against if this issue is not resolved," he added.

The election of a and a vice president will also be held during the GBM.

The IOA had amended its constitution in August to increase the number of to two from the current one and the number of vice-presidents to nine from the current eight.

The name of former IOA Anil Khanna, who withdrew his candidature against in the elections held last December, is doing the rounds as a likely candidate for the election of

R K Anand is the lone in the existing council.

The last date for submission of nominations for the two posts is on December 4. The list of contestants after scrutiny will be announced on December 13. Retired will act as the returning

This will be the first annual GBM after Batra took over as IOA in December last year.

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First Published: Sun, December 02 2018. 18:00 IST