Olympics - In­dia’s govern­ment ends sus­pen­sion of na­tional Olympic body

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

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.

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