SC Tasks Former Justice L. Nageswara Rao With Amending Indian Olympic Association Constitution

The Supreme Court has asked former apex court judge Justice L. Nageswara Rao to amend the constitution of the Indian Olympic Association and prepare the electoral college.

A bench headed by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud said the ex-top court judge would ensure a fair and development-oriented approach for the future of the Olympics in the country. The court asked Justice Rao to prepare a road map for amending the constitution and holding elections by December 15, 2022.

It also gave its permission to Rajeev Mehta, who is currently the secretary general of the IOA, and Adille Sumariwalla, vice president of the IOA, to participate in the September 27 meeting with the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

The IOC on September 8 issued a final warning to the IOA to “resolve its governance issues” and hold elections by December, failing which the world sports body will ban India.

Indian Olympic Association (IOA)

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) or Indian Olympic Committee (IOC) is the body responsible for selecting athletes to represent India at the Olympic Games, Asian Games and other international athletic meets and for managing the Indian teams at these events. It plays with the name of Team India. It also acts as the Indian Commonwealth Games Association, responsible for selecting athletes to represent India at the Commonwealth Games.

  • Created: 1927
  • Recognized: 1927
    Headquarters: New Delhi, India

International Olympic Committee

The International Olympic Committee (IOC; French: Comité international olympique, CIO) is a non-governmental sports organisation based in Lausanne, Switzerland. It is constituted in the form of an association under the Swiss Civil Code (articles 60–79). Founded by Pierre de Coubertin and Demetrios Vikelas in 1894, it is the authority responsible for organising the modern (Summer, Winter, and Youth) Olympic Games.

  • Formation: 23 June 1894
  • Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland