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IOC extended Deadline for IOA (Indian Olympic Association)

Jul 7, 2013 16:31 IST

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on 6 July 2013 extended the deadline of the suspended Indian Olympic Association (IOA) by a month for amending its constitution and holding fresh elections. Earlier, the IOC had directed the IOA to amend its constitution in line with the Olympic charter by 15 July 2013 and elect new office bearers by 1 Sep 2013 for considering the revocation of the ban on India.

The IOC now feels that IOA needs more time to comment on the proposed IOA constitution. The IOC had suspended the IOA in December 2012.

What is IOC?

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is a Swiss non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland. It was created by Pierre, Baron de Coubertin, on 23 June 1894 with Greek Demetrios Vikelas as its first president.  At present, its membership consists of 100 active members, 33 honorary members and 1 honour member. The IOC organises the modern Olympic Games and Youth Olympic Games, held in summer and winter, every four years.

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