New Delhi: The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) will go ahead with its scheduled General Body meeting on Thursday to discuss the roadmap prepared by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for India's return to Olympic fold.

There are reports that some of the members in the association are against the meeting, saying such a conclave will serve no purpose at this stage.

The IOA was to hold its meeting on Thursday following an earlier directive of the IOC to amend its constitution by July 15 but now it has to change its plan after the IOC extended the deadline, saying that it would need more time to study the proposed amendments.

A top IOA official said that the meeting will decide a date for the Extraordinary General Body Meeting which will be called to amend the constitution.

"We had called for a meeting on July 11 following a requisition (from National Sports Federations) after the IOC told us to amend the constitution by July 15. Now the IOC has extended the deadline but we are still going on with the meeting," the official said.

"We will fix a date of the Extraordinary GBM which will have to be called for the amendment of IOA constitution," he said.


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