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Supreme Court appoints former judge L Nageswara Rao to amend IOA’s constitution


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The Supreme Court on Thursday, appointed former peak court judge Justice L Nageswara Rao to amend the Indian Olympic Association’s constitution and prepare the electorate. A bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud said the former court judge will ensure a fair and development-oriented approach to the future of the Olympics in the country. The Supreme Court ordered Justice Rao to prepare a roadmap to amend the constitution and hold elections on December 15, 2022.

It also allowed Rajeev Mehta, who is now secretary general of the IOA, and Adille Sumariwalla, vice president of the IOA, to participate in the September 27 meeting with the International Olympic Committee.

“All logistical arrangements will be provided to Justice Rao by the Joint Secretary, Ministry of Youth and Sports, and will be reimbursed by the IOA,” the bench also included Justice Hima Kohli, said. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on September 8 issued its final warning to the IOA to “resolve governance issues” and hold elections in December, if that fails, the body will World sports will ban India.

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The IOC’s executive board, meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland has also decided not to recognize any “interim/interim presidents” after Narinder Batra stepped down as president of the Indian Olympic Association and said it would resolve the issue. the main issue of the secretary general Rajeev Mehta. contact.

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