Indian Olympic Association To Meet On December 8 And Amend Constitution
The Indian Olympic Association on Saturday "issued a notice to call its General Body Meeting on December 8 and amend its constitution" as per the diktats of the IOC, according to the DECCAN HERALD. On the same day, IOA acting President Vijay Kumar Malhotra shot a letter to IOC President Thomas Bach "to seek time till the second or third week of January to hold the special general meeting because of ongoing assembly elections in five states in India." However, sources revealed that Malhotra "did not discuss the matter with top IOA officials." He only informed them about his decision "to write the letter to the IOC." The IOA, however, said that they would go ahead with their scheduled meeting on Dec. 8, but if the IOC agrees to Malhotra’s request, "they could postpone the meeting" (DECCAN HERALD, 11/23).