Olympics - India’s government ends suspension of national Olympic body
India’s government revoked the suspension of the Indian Olympic Association after it stepped back from a proposal to appoint two tainted former officials as honorary life presidents. The IOA regretted the inconvenience and embarrassment it caused, the Sports Ministry said on Friday. The decision ends the government threat to suspend the IOA’s funding. “It is expected of IOA that it will uphold the highest standard of probity and ethics in its functioning in future,” a government statement said. In a letter to the sports minister on Monday, the association explained that the honorary awards to former IOA presidents Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Kumar Chautala were just a proposal. The plans caused a furore within the Indian sports community.