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IOA to amend its statute in August

other Updated: Jul 12, 2013 01:13 IST
HT Correspondent

To amend its constitution, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) would hold its special general body meeting on August 25, it was decided on Thursday.

The International Ol ympic Committee (IOC) had recently sent a letter to IOA expressing displeasure in the delay reviewing the IOA revised draft, which prompted the apex sports body to postpone to amemd its constitution and get back into the Olympic movement. The meeting though was adjourned, it was also decided postpone the date to elect the new office-bearer to the last week of September. But both the dates are tentative as it would depend on the IOC when it would give its suggestion on the proposed amendments of the IOA.

In Thursday’s meeting apart from members of the IOA, office bearer of National Sports Federation’s and State Olympic units were present. The house unanimously decided to change the dates of both general body meeting and elections.

President of the suspended IOA, Abhay Singh Chautala, who presided the requisition special general body meeting, adjourned the meeting after taking a decision on the new dates.

“IOC is expected to its representatives between August 22 and 28. Hence as per schedule we have fixed the date of the next meeting,” said Chautala. IOC had also informed IOA that it is looking ahead to a long term solution and will closely observe IOA elections.