Top shooter Abhinav Bindra got an honor to welcome the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) directives which bars tainted personalities from being part of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA). “I am extremely pleased that the IOC is willing to clean up Indian sports,” Bindra was quoted as saying by a TV channel Saturday. “All of us would like to have officials who care about Indian sports and put athletes foremost in their minds,” said India’s individual Olympic gold medalist.
Bindra was part of sports ministries’ delegation which visited the IOC headquarters in Lausanne with an aim to get the suspended India back into the Olympic fold. Earlier in the week, the IOC had sent the revised draft of the IOA constitution which contained that charge sheeted individuals will not be allowed to contest IOA elections. The IOA replied by saying that Indian law does not bar charge sheeted from seeking power in India’s top sporting body.