Ramachandran to discuss IOA 'issue' after return to India

"On my return in the New Year, I shall discuss this issue (suspension of Indian Olympic Association) with the [Olympic Council of Asia/International Olympic Committee] after their offices open in the New Year for their guidance and advice," N. Ramachandran, IOA president, has stated in a press release.

N. Ramachandran is away in New Zealand, and will return to India only in 2017.   -  V. Ganesan

A day after the Sports ministry >suspended the Indian Olympic Association for the inordinate delay in responding to the show-cause notice it was issued, questioning the decision to confer life presidency on Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Singh Chautala, its president N. Ramachandran said in a press release on Saturday that he will discuss the issue with the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and then take it up with the government, after he returns from New Zealand.

“I am away in New Zealand, on a personal issue relating to my family. I understand that the government has suspended the Indian Olympic Association due to the conferment of the life time presidency to Mr. Suresh Kalmadi and to Mr. Abhay Singh Chautala.

“The IOA is a body that has to function under the guidance and supervision of OCA and IOC. On my return in the New Year, I shall discuss this issue with the OCA/IOC after their offices open in the New Year for their guidance and advice, and thereafter take this up with the government to see how this issue can be resolved,” the release read.