Olympics: Indian council finally falls in line in last-ditch bid to get ban overturned
NEW DELHI (REUTERS) - The defiant Indian Olympic Association (IOA) finally slammed its door on corrupt officials on Sunday in a precariously late act of compliance to get the country's Olympic ban overturned.
The IOA remains suspended for going ahead with its December 2012 election in which Lalit Bhanot, who spent 11 months in jail on corruption charges, was voted in as secretary-general.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) subsequently offered a lifeline, and a Dec 9 deadline, for the dithering IOA to bar all tainted officials from contesting its elections.
"We've amended the constitution. Once the amendment is accepted (by IOC), they'd revoke the suspension so that we can conduct a fresh election," senior IOA official S. Reghunathan, who chaired Sunday's meeting, told reporters.