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Former Justice Rao was responsible for amending the Constitution of the Olympic Association.

New Delhi, September 22 (Agency)

The Supreme Court on Thursday asked former apex court judge Justice L. Nageshwar Rao was appointed. A bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud said Rao, a former apex court judge, would ensure a fair and developmental approach to the future of Olympics in the country. The court asked Justice Rao to prepare a blueprint for amending the Constitution and holding elections by December 15, 2022. The top court also allowed current IOA secretary general Rajeev Mehta and vice-president Adil Sumariwala to participate in the International Olympic Committee (IOC) meeting to be held on September 27.

The International Olympic Committee on 8 September issued a final warning to the IOA asking it to resolve its governance issues and conclude the elections by December.

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