Sports Minister Ajay Maken said the Indian Olympic Association would be asked to elect a new president in case incumbent Suresh Kalmadi is arrested by the CBI and threatened intervention by the Ministry if the IOA fails to act.
Sports Minister M S Gill and Indian Olympic Association President Suresh Kalmadi were seen embracing each other and exchanging pleasantries during the inauguration of the remodelled Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
In a bid to honour the achievement of India`s first individual Olympic medallist, Sports Minister M S Gill re-christened the newly-built wrestling venue in the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex here as K D Jadhav Stadium.
Sports Minister MS Gill said the new regulation that seeks to limit the tenure of sports administrators has the backing of all political parties and is in fact a softer version of the original 1975 guideline.
Government`s bid to limit the tenure of sports administrators met with stiff resistance today with IOA President Suresh Kalmadi and other angry bosses of sports bodies vowing to do everything to protect their autonomy.
Sports Minister M S Gill expressed disappointment over the controversial referral system introduced in the hockey World Cup here for the first time and said the FIH needs to have more representation from Asia.
An enquiry has been initiated against Uttar Pradesh Sports Minister Ayodhya Prasad Pal over allegations that he called off his son`s marriage because the woman`s family failed to meet a Rs 5 million dowry demand.
The Goa government is yet to pay Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra an award of Rs.1 lakh that Chief Minister had announced after the ace shooter won a gold medal at the Beijing Olympics, Sports Minister Manohar Azgaonkar said.