Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports

Statement of Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs & Sports Shri Vijay Goel on IOA

Posted On: 10 JAN 2017 4:47PM by PIB Delhi

 Following is the text of statement of Shri Vijay Goel:

 “I have seen media reports that Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has cancelled the appointment of Shri Suresh Kalmadi and Shri Abhay Singh Chautala as lifetime Presidents of IOA.  I am happy that IOA has reversed its decision which augurs well for governance of sports in the country.  By reversing their earlier decision, which appears to have been taken in a hurried manner, IOA has complied with its own constitutional obligation and also with conditionality approved by International Olympic Committee (IOC).  In the renewed circumstances, we look forward to partnering with IOA in making India a sporting Nation.”





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