The Telegraph
Tuesday , January 10 , 2017

IOA may backtrack

New Delhi: In an attempt to bury the hatchet with the government, the derecognised Indian Olympic Association (IOA) is likely to rollback its earlier decision to appoint two tainted officials - Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Chautala - as life presidents.

According to sources, senior IOA officials, who met in the capital on Monday, have decided to declare the appointment of Kalmadi and Chautala null and void on technical ground, because the necessary seven-day notice was not issued before the annual general meeting in Chennai last month.

The appointments kicked off a huge controversy and the sports ministry decided to derecognise the IOA and put it under suspension till the decision was revoked.

The Monday's meeting in Delhi was attended by IOA president, Narayanswami Ramachandran, secretary Rajiv Mehta, treasurer Anil Khanna and few other senior officials.

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