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    Abhinav Bindra backs Sports Ministry decision to suspend IOA

    Abhinav Bindra
    Abhinav Bindra

    IOA LogoFormer Olympic and World champion Abhinav Bindra on Saturday backed the Sports Ministry decision to suspend the Indian Olympic Association and called it a good stepÔÇØ following the sports body move to honour two scam-tainted

    The IOA named its former presidents Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Singh Chautala as life presidents on Tuesday, a decision that has been heavily criticised as both are facing allegations of corruption. As a result, the Vijay Goel-led ministry on Friday suspended the IOA.

    The @Olympics movement and specially the movement in India can no longer hide behind autonomy. It the age of good governance and ethics,ÔÇØ Bindra wrote on his twitter handle.

    The 2008 Beijing Olympics gold medallist ÔÇô India lone gold medal winner in individual sport at the Games ÔÇô added, Change in Indian sport will only happen if mandated. A law is necessary in India. A good step by @IndiaSports & @vijaygoelbjp to suspend IOA.ÔÇØ

    Cracking the whip, the Sports Ministry on Friday suspended the Olympic body till the time it reverses the decision to make the tainted duo of Kalmadi and Chautala its life presidents.

    The government took the firm decision after IOA failed to reply to its show cause notice within the deadline.

    Kalmadi spent nine months in jail after allegations, stemming from the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. He was released on bail pending an appeal to Delhi High Court and has denied any wrongdoing.

    Chautala is also facing unrelated corruption charges in an ongoing court case. He has also denied the allegations.


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