Lausanne: It's status quo for the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday refused to lift its suspension until free and fair elections are held. The IOC Wednesday held a meeting with the Indian delegation headed by the Minister of State for Sports Jitendra Singh and representatives from the National Sports Federations (NSF), who are also members of the suspended IOA. A representative of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) was also in attendance.
It was agreed that the election process would be closely monitored and supervised by the IOC, which will issue a roadmap for the suspended IOA and all its members to follow. The IOC Executive Board suspended the IOA Dec 4 last year due to its failure to comply with the Olympic Charter and as a protective measure against government interference in IOA's election process.
"The main purpose of today's meetings was to explore the possibility for the suspended IOA to hold free, fair, democratic and transparent elections on the basis of a revised IOA constitution and the Olympic Charter, with no outside interference, that could pave the way for the IOC to consider lifting its suspension of the IOA," said an IOC statement.
The IOC added that it was considering necessary measures to be taken by IOA for getting the suspension removed. "It is envisaged that the IOA should hold an extraordinary meeting of its members to review its constitution in order to improve its governance and ethics.
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