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Indian Olympic Association’s command in the hands of flying angel PT Usha, elected president unopposed

New Delhi. Renowned athlete and Rajya Sabha nominated MP PT Usha has been made the President of the Indian Olympic Association. She was the only contender for this post, in such a situation it was considered certain that she would become the president. The elections were to be held on December 10, but as there was no other candidate in the opposition, she has been elected as the first woman president of the IOA. The 58-year-old Usha, an Asian Games gold medallist, had finished fourth in the final of the 400m hurdles at the 1984 Olympics. PT Usha was nominated to the Rajya Sabha in July this year.

He filed his nomination papers for the top post on Sunday. Along with him, 14 others from his team filed nomination papers for various posts. The deadline for filing nomination papers for the IOA elections ended on Sunday. IOA election officer Umesh Sinha did not receive any nominations on Friday and Saturday but 24 candidates filed nominations for various posts on Sunday.

In these elections, there will be competition for the post of Vice President (Women), Joint Secretary (Women). Twelve candidates are in the fray for four members of the executive council.

The IOA will have a President, a Senior Vice President, two Vice Presidents (one male and one female), one Treasurer, two Joint Secretaries (one male and one female), six other Executive Council members up for election. Out of which two (one male and one female) will be from the elected ‘SOM’. Two members (one male and one female) of the Executive Council shall be representatives of the Athletes’ Commission.

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