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SBD Global/January 21, 2013/Olympics

IOA President Says Organization's Suspension To Be Resolved In Two Months

Claiming that the Indian Olympic Association "had done nothing wrong in the election process" President Abhay Singh Chautala said that the issue of the national body’s suspension by the IOC is "likely to be resolved in two months," according to the PTI. Chautala said, "IOA was not responsible even for 1% on the issue of suspension by IOC as it was following the High Court and the government’s sports code while conducting elections under the supervision of a three-member retired High Court judges." He added: "The issue is likely to be resolved within two months. IOA will soon get an appointment from IOC." Allaying "fears of Indian sports persons not being able to take part" in the Commonwealth, Asian Games or 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, Chautala said that "the issue would be resolved soon and that even now there is no ban on players taking part in international events." He said, "We are bound by High Court directives and cannot ignore the government rules and court orders on the issue" (PTI, 1/20).
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