IOA revokes the appointments of Kalmadi and Chautala as life presidents
New Delhi: The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has revoked its controversial decision of appointing Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Singh Chautala as life presidents.
A senior official of the association confirmed the news saying, "Both Kamaldi and Chautala's appointments have been declared null and void as after going through all the documents of the AGM we found out that there were technical fault in the decision."
"Kamaldi and Chautala are no longer part of IOA and have nothing to do with the Olympic association," the association stated.
It may be recalled that Kalmadi and Chautala were elevated to the honorary position at the IOA's Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Chennai on December 27 last, but the decision was opposed by a majority of the association's members.
The current move came as a complete U-turn from the Indian Olympic Association which was criticised by the sports ministry for making the controversial appointments.