IOC-IOA tussle continues

New Delhi: The infighting in the suspended Indian Olympic Association (IOA) continued to make news with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) once again issuing warning to a section of its Indian members.

While the fraction led by Abhay Chautala maintained their hold over the IOA, the international body, in a letter on Thursday, asked its recognised Indian members to contemplate taking legal action against those, who were misrepresenting the office.

The IOC letter came after they found out that Lalit Bhanot, a tainted Commonwealth Games official, was projecting himself as the IOA secretary general while corresponding with several national sports federations.

Chautala and Bhanot were elected the president and secretary general, respectively, in the IOA elections on December 5 but IOC refused to recognise the results. A day before the elections, IOC, in its executive board meeting, suspended the IOA. IOC also said they recognised Vijay Kumar Malhotra as the acting president and Randhir Singh as the general secretary till the suspension of the IOA was lifted.


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