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IOC tells sports feds to stay off IOA

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Monday wrote a letter to the suspended Indian Olympic Association (IOA) asking its national sports federations (NSF) not to associate themselves with the ‘illegitimate individuals purporting to act on its behalf’.

The letter, addressed to IOA acting president Vijay Kumar Malhotra and secretary general Randhir Singh, asked the NSFs not to attend any meeting convened by ‘these individuals, who do not represent the suspended IOA and are acting in violation of the IOC’s decisions and the Olympic Charter’.

The IOA was suspended by the IOC Executive Board Dec 4. In spite of this, ‘illegal elections’ were conducted where Lalit Bhanot and Abhay Singh Chautala were elected as the secretary general and president of the IOA, respectively.

‘Take all necessary measures against these individuals at national level to stop their illegal activities with immediate effect and to protect the interests and assets of the suspended IOA,’ said Pere Miro, relations director, Olympic committee.
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