2013-12-12 07:38:58 - India will be back into Olympic Fold and credit for saving the grace of Indian sports goes to none other but Raja Randhir Singh, the man who enjoys good rapport with decision makers at International Olympic Committee.
Though the detractors of Randhir Singh like Narinder Batra have started criticizing him, but the like minded Indian sports fraternity is happy that at the initiative of Randhir Singh, who always wanted to have clean people on board, that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has principally agreed.
Indian Olympic Association (IOA) members have welcomed the IOC's decision to revoke its suspension after the IOA election on February 9 next year,
The amended Constitution will not allow any tainted, charge-framed persons to contest the IOA election in the future. These include Suresh Kalmadi, Lalit Bhanot and Abhay Chautala. On the question of charge-sheeted persons to join IOA through back door through IOA's Ethics Commission, IOA officials are tight lipped and said "There
is no reason that one should doubt the Ethics Commission of IOA. They will not allow it to happen. No one should have any apprehension that any tainted official may come back again.
But it may be recalled that Randhir Singh who is also the Vice President of the Association of National Olympic Committee, had strongly called to clean the Indian sports by openly shutting the doors for people like Bhanot, who had been to Jail for nearly 10 months on charges of corruption in Commonwealth Games 2010..
The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic are due in February 2014 and if IOA does not give proper formal recognition to Indian Olympic association, then Indian athletes might take part in these games under IOC banner.