Supreme Court ordered the status Quo on Indian Olympic Association (IOA) after being placed under the Committee of Administrators

The Supreme Court of India has ordered the Status Quo of the Indian Olympic Association post the High Court’s order to place the Indian Olympic Association under a Committee of Administrators (CoA). The further hearing is on August 22.

There a continuous development going on in the sports bodies and the Committee of Administrators takeover.

It is to be noted that on Tuesday, the Delhi High Court appointed a three-member COA that will look after the affairs of IOA. Former Indian athletes like Abhinav Bindra, Anju Bobby George, and Bombayla Devi Laishram assisted them.

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When the IOA got to know about the takeover, they weren’t happy. The body is convinced that if the CoA takes over the functioning of IOA, there’s a high possibility of being suspended and barred from events. The Chief Justice of India NV Ramana and Justice CT Ravikumar have passed the order in an urgent hearing that took place on Thursday. The Solicitor General of India, Tushar Mehta talked about the taking over of the IOA by the COA can pave the way of the suspension of the IOA itself.

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“According to their(International Olympic Committee) rules, if any national body is governed by a non-elected body, it is seen as outside interference. The moment the Committee of Administrators takes over, a 99 % chance is that India will get suspended from the Olympics. This is a matter of national prestige” Live Law quoted SG as submitting.

“The counsel for the petitioner as well as SG submits that by virtue of present order, there is a possibility of losing the chance to participate in all international events. It is stated it is not in the interest of the nation. We ask the parties to maintain the status quo. List the matter before the appropriate bench on Monday.”

The Supreme Court will be hearing the matter on August 22.

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