Olympic Council Of Asia Urges IOC Not To Meet With Suspended IOA
The Olympic Council of Asia has thrown its weight behind the Indian Olympic Association's disgruntled acting-President V.K. Malhotra and Secretary General Randhir Singh, according to the PTI. The OCA "has urged the IOC against meeting officials from the suspended IOA" during Wednesday's crucial joint meet to end India's Olympic suspension. The IOC will meet delegations of the IOA and the Indian Sports Ministry tomorrow in Lausanne, Switzerland "to chart a way forward for India's return to the Olympic fold." Malhotra and Randhir "pulled out of the meeting a day after the IOC agreed to include Hockey India General Secretary Narinder Batra and Jharkhand Olympic Association R.K. Anand in the IOA delegation." The OCA "has now come out in support of the duo." The OCA suggested another meeting next month "which would also include its representatives to end the deadlock" (PTI, 5/14).