Olympics: Suspended India poised for quick return after IOA picks new chief
Published on Feb 9, 2014 11:09 PM
NEW DELHI (AFP) - India's suspended Olympic body elected world squash chief N. Ramachandran as its president on Sunday, raising hopes of the country's return to the Olympic fold after a 14-month absence.
Ramachandran, whose elder brother N. Srinivasan was on Saturday picked to lead the International Cricket Council, was an unanimous choice for president in the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) elections in New Delhi.
Also elected unopposed were sports official Rajeev Mehta as secretary-general and the country's tennis chief, Anil Khanna, as treasurer, the IOA announced after the general body meeting.
Ramachandran, who made an unsuccessful bid last year to get squash into the Olympic Games, served as the IOA treasurer from 2008 to 2012 and has been president of the World Squash Federation since 2008.
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