Sports Ministry Grants Recognition to IOA

Sports ministry lifted the suspension of Indian Olympic Association after it removed the Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Singh Chautala as life presidents.

The ministry has asked the IOA to uphold the highest standards of probity and ethics in future also.

Kalmadi and Chautala were elevated to the honorary position at the IOA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Chennai on December 27, but the Olympic body was forced to reverse its decision after it was opposed by a majority of IOA members.

While Kalmadi is an accused in the 2010 Commonwealth Games corruption scam and has also spent nine months in jail, Chautala is facing a trial in disproportionate assets case.