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SBD Global/September 9, 2013/Olympics

Indian Hockey Federation Official Calls On Indian Olympic Association To Be Role Model

Calling on the Indian Olympic Association to sort out the administrative mess which led to India's suspension from the Olympic movement, Indian Hockey Federation patron and Chief Adviser K.P.S. Gill on Sunday said that "the overhauling should put in place a system so clean and efficient that it becomes a model for the world to follow," according to the PTI. Hardening its stand against the IOA, the IOC has asked the Indian body to sack "charge-framed" officials through constitutional amendments by Oct. 31 and conduct fresh elections by Dec. 15 to return to the Olympic fold. Gill said, "We should not be in this position that the world body is telling us to improve our code of ethics, follow the suggestions you are giving. We should become leaders in this, not followers" (PTI, 9/8).
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