We want a Corruption free Indian Olympic Association #CleanIOA
  • Petitioned Mr. Christophe De Kepper

This petition was delivered to:

Director General IOC
Mr. Christophe De Kepper
President ANOC and OCA
HH Sheikh Ahmad
International Relations
Pere Miro
NOC relations
Jerome Poivey
Chairperson, Athletes Commission IOC
Claudia Bokel
IOC Member India
Randhir Singh
IOC executive board
Francisco Elizalde
IOC Executive board
Gonilla Lindberg
IOC Executive board
Juan antonio Samaranch
President International Olympic Committee
Dr. Thomas Bach
Sports Minister India
Jitender Singh

We want a Corruption free Indian Olympic Association #CleanIOA

    1. Ajay Rau
    2. Petition by

      Ajay Rau

      Chennai, India

 We want a corruption free Indian Olympic Association.

 Indian Athletes presently are unable to compete for India under the tricolour in any multi discipline International competition. This is because Indian Olympic Association is suspended from the Olympic movement for poor ethical and governance standards.

As athletes we want more than anybody or anything else for India to be reinstated into the Olympic fold. We were delighted by the IOC recommendations and it was the first time that the Indian sport fraternity could opt for sweeping reforms. However, we are now deeply troubled by the outcomes after the last meeting.

We strongly believe that India’s reintroduction into the Olympic movement must be focused around substantial ethical and governance related reforms.

For better Governance of the IOA, we want the following :

1. Keep all  corrupt and criminals out of IOA- any individual who has charges framed against him/her in Court should not be eligible to run for any election until the time the individual is cleared by the courts.

2. There should be a maximum upper limit of 20 Executive Council members.

3. State Olympic Associations not to be given any voting rights.

4. Voting composition to be as recommended by the IOC: 2 Votes each for sports federations administering Olympic sports and 1 each for all other members.

5. Restriction of age to a maximum 70 years on ALL members of the IOA as stipulated in Rule 16.3.3 of the Olympic Charter and not limit it to only the President, Secretary and Treasurer.restriction on tenure must be in accordance with Rule 19.2, 19.3 & 20.1 of the IOC Olympic Charter which restricts tenure of all Executive Council Members to a max of 8 or 12 years as the case may be.

Co Petitioners:

Abhinav Bindra - Olympic , World , Asian and Commonwealth Champion

Mahesh Bhupathi - 5 time Olympian & winner of 12 Grand Slams

Shiva Keshavan - 4 time winter Olympian & Asian Champion

Sushil Kumar - Olympic Silver /Bronze, World , Asian & Commonwealth Champion 

Yogeshwar Dutt - Olympic & Asian games Bronze , Asian & Commonwealth Champion

Joydeep Karmakar - 2012 Olympic finalist 

Suma Shirur - 2004 Olympic finalist 

Manisha Malhotra - Asian Silver , IOC award contribution women sport & Mittal Champions Trust

Ashwini Nachappa - Olympian , Asian Silver

Reeth Abraham - Silver World Masters Athletics & Join Convener Clean Sports India 

Viren Rasquinha - Olympian , Asian & Junior World Champion , Olympic Gold Quest 

Morad Ali Khan - Commonwealth Champion & Chairman athletes commission for shooting

Rojan Sodhi - 2012 Olympian & Asian Games Champion 

Mansher Singh - 4 time Olympian 

Farokh Tarapore - 3 time Olympian , World & Asian Champion

Rahul Mehra- Sports Lawyer & an activist since 1999 . Successfully challenged various National Sports federations including the Indian Olympic Associaiton

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 40,000 signatures



    Sep 11, 2013

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    Naveen Jindal


    Sep 04, 2013

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    Sep 03, 2013

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    Sep 03, 2013

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    Rahul Bose


    Sep 02, 2013

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    Aug 29, 2013

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    Mahesh Bhupathi


    Aug 30, 2013

    Thank u 4ur generous support to our petition to IOC against widespread corruption in IOA.Kindly spread d word around. http://t.co/sdmdrQG1YH

    Rahul Mehra


    Aug 30, 2013

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    Abhinav Bindra

    Reasons for signing

    • Jayaraj Govindaraju BANGALORE, INDIA
      • about 1 month ago

      Because I want India to occupy its rightful place in the World Arena. Possible only if it gets rid of politics and corruption!

    • Vikram Jairam MINNEAPOLIS, MN
      • 5 months ago

      Ethics should matter to us as a country. Only then can we rise to succeed as a nation and its people.

      • 5 months ago

      я люблю олимпик

      • 5 months ago

      Sports bodies should be headed by only eminent sportspersons.

    • Varun Sharma INDIA
      • 5 months ago

      politics and sports need to be separated


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