The International Olympic Committee (IOC) acted on a letter from Clean Sports India in seeking an opinion from its Ethics Commission on the status of Suresh Kalmadi and two other officials of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) rather than just a letter from IOA vice president Jagdish Tytler, it was learnt on Sunday.
Even though the recommendation of the Ethics Commission has come into the public domain through a response from the IOC to Tytler, the IOC has stated that that it had formally referred the matter of Kalmadi, Lalit Bhanot and V.K. Verma to its Ethics Commission following a letter dated 21 August, 2012, from Clean Sports India.
The IOC Ethics Commission has recommended to the IOC Executive Board that these three officials be suspended from the activities of the IOA and be barred from its elections till such time they are cleared by the courts in the corruption cases involving organisation of the Commonwealth Games in 2010.
Clean Sports India is an organization headed by former India hockey captian Pargat Singh that strives for transparency in sports administration and debates ethical issues concerning sports. It advocates more participation of sportspersons in the administration of sports in the country