On Thursday, the Supreme Court up for it to hear during the day itself the appeal of the Indian Olympic Association( IOA) challenging the Delhi High Court direction for setting up of a three-member Committee of Administrators (COA) to look forward the affairs of the sports body.
Chief Justice N V Ramana is headed the bench and took note of the submissions of Solicitor General Tushar Mehta that the appointment of the CoA may lead to the Association’s suspension by the International Olympic Committee as it occurred in the case of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) lately.
Bench headed by Ramana agreed to hear the appeal of thee IOA in the time day after completing the hearing of listed matters.
On August 16, the High Court of Delhi had ordered the setting up of a three-member COA to manage the affairs of the IOA.
The high court stated the “persisten1 recalcitrance” of the IOA to comply with the Sports Code made it imperative that its affairs be put in the hands of the CoA comprising former Supreme Court judge Justice Anil R Dave, former Chief Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi, and former Secretary of Ministry of External Affairs Vikas Swarup.