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IOA blames Randhir for suspension, goes ahead with elections

IOA blames Randhir for suspension, goes ahead with electionsNew Delhi, Dec 5  :  The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Wednesday blamed its outgoing secretary general Randhir Singh for the mess it is in and decided to go ahead with its elections despite being suspended by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the IOA held here Wednesday passed a resolution blaming Randhir Singh's act. The house felt it was Randhir Singh who was responsible for the IOA's suspension by the IOC.

Significantly, Randhir Singh, who withdrew from the IOA presidential election Nov 25, was absent from the meeting.

IOA acting president Vijay Kumar Malhotra was hopeful that he would find a solution with the IOC and the government of India.

"Today 147 members were present in the meeting, so we decided to go ahead with the elections. We are following the IOC Charter and none of the nominations have been rejected. I am hopeful that we will solve the issues with the IOC," said Malhotra.

Malhotra said that secretary general candidate Lalit Bhanot has been asked to present his case to the IOC.

The IOC Tuesday suspended the IOA citing "outside interference" in applying the international committee's election rules and that the IOA has been unable to observe its own statutes and the Olympic Charter.

With the suspension, the IOA is not entitled to hold any elections without prior approval of the IOC. (IANS)


Everton signs Romelu Lukaku for record breaking 28m pounds

Romelu LukakuLondon, July 31 - English football club Everton has signed Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku in a record breaking 28 million pound deal.

The club is aiming to challenge its city rival Liverpool with this transfer.  Read more »

ManU set to pocket 88.7 m pounds by selling more shares on New York Stock Exchange

ManULondon, July 31 - Manchester United's U. S. owners are set to pocket about 88.7 million pounds by selling more of their shares in the club on the New York Stock Exchange.  Read more »

It will be tough for us on day five: Shikhar Dhawan

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Kallis retires from International cricket

Kallis retires from International cricketLondon, July 31 - South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis, who retired from Test cricket last December, has decided to end his one-day international career.  Read more »

F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone attempts to settle bribery trial

Bernie-EcclestoneLondon, July 30 : Lawyers of the Formula 1 chief Bernie Ecclestone said that the F1 boss was ready to pay 25 million euros to a German bank to resolve the bribery case against him.  Read more »

Hamilton denies employing 'mind games' against Rosberg in race for F1 title

Lewis-HamiltonLondon, July 18 : Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has said that he is not trying to employ mind games against his teammate Nico Rosberg as both battle for the Formula One championship.  Read more »