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Ministry asks IOA to explain constitutional amendments

The sports ministry has asked the IOA to explain the constitutional amendments carried out at its general assembly meeting, saying the changes seem to have diluted the entire reform process that was assured to the government by the body and the IOC at a meeting in Lausanne last year.

other Updated: Mar 25, 2011 23:01 IST

The sports ministry has asked the IOA to explain the constitutional amendments carried out at its general assembly meeting, saying the changes seem to have diluted the entire reform process that was assured to the government by the body and the IOC at a meeting in Lausanne last year.

"On comparison of the amended constitution with the draft document that was vetted by IOC, which was to be considered by the AGM of IOA, it is found that there are major deviations which appears to have diluted the entire reform process that was assured to the government by the IOA and IOC at a meeting in Lausanne last June," the letter stated.

The Ministry had, about a month back, written to the IOA asking for its response on the amendments but did not receive a reply.

However, within six days of amending the constitution on February 12 this year, the IOA managed to get the approval of the IOC (International Olympic Committee) for the amended version. The IOA, after having agreed to bring in changes in accordance to the IOC diktat, did a complete turnaround at Ranchi, diluting the amendments and letting almost everything to stand in the composition of the general assembly.