IOC worried about governance in Indian sports: Bindra

New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Top Indian shooter Abhinav Bindra, part of the sports ministry delegation to Lausanne, Wednesday said the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was worried about the governance of Indian sports.

Bindra has gone to the IOC headquarters in Lausanne with the ministry officials for getting India back into the Olympic fold. The IOC suspended the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) last December for violating the Olympic charter in its election process.

“IOC is worried about ethics and governance in Indian sports. They feel discredited persons should not be part of IOA. I also share the same view,” Bindra told an Indian TV news channel from Lausanne.

Asked when IOC would lift the ban on IOA, Bindra said: “I won’t know when that will happen. I was here to give my views on the matter and I have done that. I wanted to let IOC know how we need reforms in our sports administration. The IOC also understands that governance is the main problem. I am positive the suspension will be revoked.”

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