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N Ramachandran elected President of IOA

Feb 11, 2014 14:10 IST

N Ramachandran was elected President of Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on 9 February 2014.

Presently, he is the chief of World Squash Federation. He was elected unopposed for the presidential post. He will remain in the office till 2016.

Kho-Kho Federation of India President Rajeev Mehta were also elected unopposed as Secretary General.

All India Tennis Association (AITA) chief Anil Khanna were also elected unopposed as Treasurer.


imageThe poll was conducted by a three-member election commission of the IOA. It was preceded by a Special GBM which made an amendment in the constitution under the diktat of International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Under the new constitution, any member against whom charges have been framed by a court of law for an offence that carries imprisonment of more than two years will not be allowed to contest elections and the case will be referred to the IOA Ethics Commission.

Indian Boxing Federation, Taekwondo Federation of India and Fencing Association of India were barred by the IOC from casting votes on the ground that these three was suspended by their international federations.

Earlier, Abhay Singh Chautala, was the president of IOA.

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