Significant progress made by IOA, decision on final warning after December 10 elections: IOC | More sports News

NEW DELHI: The International Olympic Committee (IOC), which had set December 15 as the deadline for the Indian Olympic Association to conduct its elections noted the “significant progress” made by the association in resolving its governance issues.
The IOC, in September, ordered AIO hold elections or face a ban.
The global body said on Wednesday it would not decide whether to withdraw India’s ban warning until December 10, until the election process is completed.
The Supreme Court of India then appointed former Justice L Nageswara Rao to amend the IOA constitution and prepare the electoral college.
“With regard to India, the IOC Executive Board has received a report on the situation of the Indian NOC following the Executive Board’s decision in September 2022 to issue a final warning to the NOC,” said James McLeod , Director of Olympic Solidarity and the NOC. Relations with the IOC during the meeting of its Executive Board in Lausanne.
“The EC took note of the significant progress made over the past few weeks to implement an agreed roadmap, including the adoption of the revised AIO Constitution, aimed at improving the internal governance of the AIO by close collaboration and coordination with a former judge appointed by the Supreme Court of India to oversee the whole process.”
“The EC will wait for the last process until the last stage of the process which is the AIO election which is due to take place on December 10 and ensure that they are duly completed,” he added.
A possible ban could have serious implications for next year’s IOC session which is due to take place in Mumbai in September or October after being pushed back following the warning.
“…IOC delegates, IOC administration to confirm the position of the IOC after this and also whether the 2023 IOC Session will be held in Mumbai,” McLeod said.
former sprinter PT Ucha is set to become the first female president of the AIO after becoming the only candidate for the top job.
(With PTI entries)


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