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Sports Ministry suspends Indian Olympics Association for not responding to showcause on appointment of Kalmadi and Chautala

Indian Olympics Association Has Been Suspended By Sports Ministry For Not Responding To A Showcause That Asked IOA To Explain Why It Had Named Tainted Suresh Kalmadi And Abhay SIngh Chautala As Life-presidents.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Hina Khan | Updated on: 30 Dec 2016, 09:12:53 PM
Sports Minister Vijay Goel (PTI)

NEW DELHI:

Indian Olympics Association has been suspended by sports ministry for not responding to a showcause that asked IOA to explain why it had named tainted Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay SIngh Chautala as life-presidents.

Kalmadi served as IOA president from 1996 to 2011 and was jailed for 10 months for his involvement in the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games corruption scandal but later released on bail.

ALSO READ: (Kalmadi and Chautala face serious corruption charges; Vijay Goel lashes out at Indian Olympic Association)

Soon after IOA announced its decision, the sports ministry had issued showcause notice on December 27.

The ministry had given the Indian Olympic Association three days to reply to the notice. That deadline expired on Friday. “It was necessary to send across that associations are accountable to public and must abide by the code of conduct”, sports minister Vijay Goel said.

ALSO READ: (Tainted Suresh Kalmadi, Abhay Chautala made IOA life presidents)

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First Published : 30 Dec 2016, 08:41:00 PM

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