New Delhi: International Olympic Council (IOC) observer Francisco Elizalde Sunday said he was “not 100 percent happy” with the suspended Indian Olympic Association (IOA), at its Special General Meeting, rejecting the clause relating to barring chargesheeted officials from holding post or running for office.
The IOA Sunday refused to incorporate the contentious IOC-proposed clause that would have barred charge-sheeted individuals from holding any post and suggested an alternative that would affect only convicted officials. Elizalde, however, was categorical in saying that he was “not 100 percent happy”.
“The sanctions against those who are chargesheeted, as proposed by the IOC, was not accepted. So I am not 100 percent happy if you go by the book,” said the 81-year-old Filipino. “If you want to destroy somebody’s opportunity to run for office in sports then you have to do is charge him with one or another. The good thing is that instead of rejecting the charge-sheet clause the IOA offered an alternative. This will be referred to the IOC leadership.”