Wrestling Federation of India to take charge after IOA dissolves ad-hoc committee | More sports News

Mar18,2024



New Delhi: The Indian Olympic Association ,IOA) announced the dissolution of ad hoc committee for wrestling, saying that there is no longer any need for its existence following the reinstatement of the national federation, which now assumes full administrative control of the sport.
The decision to dissolve the ad-hoc committee was influenced by the successful conduct of the selection trials for next month's Olympic qualifying tournament, for which the panel had worked closely with. Indian Wrestling Federation (WFI) was established in December last year, following which an ad-hoc committee was formed Sports Ministry Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) suspended. However, the WFI received a significant boost when the suspension was imposed by the global governing body. united world wrestlingWas removed in February.
“The decision to dissolve the ad-hoc committee has been taken in the light of the lifting of the ban imposed on the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) by United World Wrestling (UWW) and the successful completion of the selection trials by the ad-hoc committee appointed by the IOA.” As per the directions of the Honorable Delhi High Court,” the IOA said in the order issued on March 10.
Ad Hoc Committee under the Chairmanship of Bhupender Singh Bajwa The newly elected WFI was formed on 23 December under the leadership of Sanjay Singhhad allegedly violated its own rules.
Earlier this month, the ad-hoc committee conducted trials to determine the teams for the upcoming Asian Championships and Asian Olympic Qualifiers to be held in Kyrgyzstan next month.
During these trials, notable wrestlers Vinesh Phogat And Bajrang Punia Participated despite his earlier protests. Vinesh successfully secured her place for the Olympic qualifiers in the 50kg category.
With the trials smoothly and successfully concluded, the administrative control of the game has now been completely transferred back to the WFI.
The IOA directed the WFI to appoint a “Safety Committee Officer” to address concerns of sexual harassment and other issues such as adherence to rules.
“…as directed by the UWW, it is imperative that a Safety Committee/Officer is formed as soon as possible to address the concerns of WFI abuse and harassment and ensure adherence to all rules, regulations and guidelines set forth by the UWW and other concerned officers,” the IOA letter said.
“Furthermore, the WFI has also been directed to conduct the Athletes Commission elections in a time bound manner as per the established procedures and guidelines.
“This step is necessary to promote athlete representation and participation in the decision-making processes of the WFI.”
(With PTI inputs)



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