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Indian Olympic Association

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  • September 24, 2022
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In News: The Supreme Court tasked former SC judge LN Rao with amending the Constitution of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), preparing the electoral college as well as conducting elections.

About Indian Olympic Association (IOA):

  • It is the body responsible for selecting athletes to represent India & managing the Indian teams at the Olympic Games, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, and other international athletic meets.
  • It was founded in 1927 with Sir Dorabjee Tata and Dr. A.G. Noehren.
  • It is registered as a Non-Profit Organisation under the Societies Registration Act of 1860
  • It plays with the name of Team India & is an affiliated member of the International Olympic Committee.
  • Structure: A 32-member Executive Council, headed by President and assisted by different Standing Committees that includes subject-field experts for effective governance. The election for the Executive Council is held once in every 4 years.
  • Objective: to develop, promote and protect the Olympic Movement in the country.

Source:  Indian Express   

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