IOA delegation to go to Lausanne for talks
By PTI - NEW DELHI
29th November 2012 09:19 PM
Rattled by the International
Olympic committee's renewed threat to suspend India, the IOA
is sending a two-member delegation to Lausanne to meet top IOC
officials and resolve the vexed issues surrounding its
After a series of meetings among top IOA officials right through the day, it was decided that Hockey India secretary general Narinder Batra and lawyer R K Anand will fly to Lausanne soon to explain IOA's position.
IOA Acting President Vijay Kumar Malhotra said that the IOA would respond to IOC's letter by tomorrow, the last date given by the world body to explain IOA's stand on the issue.
The IOA delegation comprising Batra and Anand will also meet the Sports Minister and other senior officials tomorrow to discuss the issue.
The IOC had yesterday made it clear that it will propose the suspension of IOA in its Executive Board Meeting early next month if the upcoming IOA elections are held under the government's Sports Code, a development which has put the controversial polls under a cloud.
In a letter written by IOC Director General Christophe de Kepper to IOA acting chief V K Malhotra, the world body rejected IOA's request to send an international delegation to resolve the issue and threatened to intiate the process of suspending the Indian sports body.
The world body reiterated its directive to the IOA as expressed in its letter on November 23 to present its position to the IOC by November 30 or face suspension.
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