Sports Minister Jitendra Singh has said that the first draft is likely to be completed by June 30. Here is taking a look at what the salient features of the much debated bill.
Saying that it is a victory for the entire country, Jitendra Singh mentioned that he was happy with the outcome of his official meeting.
According to Indian sports minister Jitendra Singh, the roadmap towards India's return to the Olympic fold has been chalked out.
Members of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) met officials from the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne on Wednesday and presented its case to lift the ban imposed on it.
It is learnt that Sports Secretary P K Deb also called up Randhir urging him to reconsider his decision but the veteran administrator has not relented yet. Malhotra was scheduled to meet IOC representatives from 8:30 am to 9 am (local time) as per his request but that time slot may now be used for the joint meeting.
Interestingly, the names of Hockey India secretary general Narinder Batra and Jharkhand Olympic Association President R K Anand, did not figure in the delegation though some media reports had listed them.
The International Olympic Committee has invited Indian sports officials on May 7 to discuss various administrative issues that has led to the suspension of the Indian Olympic Association.
The IOC had repeatedly told the IOA not follow the government's sports code for the elections on the ground that it would be a violation of the Olympic Charter and compromise autonomy. But the IOA went ahead saying they were bound by the Delhi High Court order.
Three-a-side half-court basketball successfully debuted at the 2010 Youth Olympics in Singapore, and the International Cycling Union proposes adding street-style BMX and a mountain bike eliminator, which is a sprint race involving four riders.
Acting Indian Olympic Association president complains to International Olympic Committee as government gung ho on implementing its Sports Bill to cap the age and tenure of officials in national federations.
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