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Ramachandran set to be new IOA president

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 26, 2014 at 8:07 am •  Published: January 26, 2014

NEW DELHI (AP) — World squash chief Narayna Ramachandran is set to become the new president of the Indian Olympic Association as he is the only candidate to have filed nomination for the post.

Ramachandran's nomination was announced by the IOA on its website Sunday for the Feb. 9 elections after which India is likely to have its suspension revoked.

Hockey India vice-president Rajiv Mehta and All India Tennis Association president Anil Khanna are likely to be the new secretary-general and treasurer as they too are standing unopposed.

India was suspended by the International Olympic Committee in December 2012 for not holding elections according to its own constitution and for electing tainted officials.