Rathore met IOC and assured clean sports in India

Vastavam web: Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore today met International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach and assured him of the country’s commitment to clean sports, saying the ministry has zero tolerance for substance abuse or cheating.A delegation of IOC, the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and the IOA today called on Rathore for an hour-long meeting in which both sides discussed matters relating to sports promotion and development, good governance and how to further strengthen the relations with the international sports bodies.

“…government with the help of Indian Olympic Association has prepared a Sports Code to bring transparency in functioning of the National Sports Federations (NSFs), fair selection of players for competitions and accountability for proper utilization of funding to sports bodies by the government,” the sports ministry said in a statement.Rathore categorically mentioned that his ministry has “zero tolerance for substance abuse or for cheating in sports”.It also stated that Bach proposed a four-member group comprising representatives of government, IOC, IOA and OCA be formed which could suggest the roadmap for sports development in India.