Will Talk to IOC on IOA Suspension: Sports Minister

New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS): Sports Minister Jitendra Singh Wednesday said the government will talk to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) over the suspension of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA).

"It is not the government's mandate to interfere in it, but we will talk with the IOC," Sports Minister Jitendra Singh told media persons Wednesday at the Parliament House complex.

He said he had warned the IOA to amend its constitution, and added that it was no more time for levelling allegations but to take action.

"The problem is that despite of what IOC said, IOA did not amend its constitution," he said, "but instead of blaming one another, let us resolve this situation."

The minister added that if the proposed sports bill would have been passed, this problem would not have arisen.


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  • Roland,

    Wed, Dec 05 2012

    Rahul gandhi, I hope your handpicked minister will be able to convince the IOC. Hearing him on the TV yesterday, he sounded very unmature and naive in his replies, and I have my own doubts if he suceeds.

    Suggest you send Ajay Maken, who probably can do a good job.

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  • Ernest , Mangalore

    Wed, Dec 05 2012

    Its a shame to our nation and to our sports governing body. India has the best of athletes, but are laid down due to corrupt ministers. Hats off to those who have earned medals for the country. But a well deserved ban on IOA for not adhering to the rules of IOC.

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  • tresa, mangalore

    Wed, Dec 05 2012

    This is another way of embarrassing our country. Great ! All this while you were sleeping Mr. Minister. Could'nt you have waked up earlier when the issue was raised up. Just warming up the seat. Now just want to push the responbility and blame on another.

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