IOA suspension embarrassing for sportspersons: Sports Minister

Sports Minister Jitendra Singh has termed the IOC's decision of suspending the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) due to political and governmental interference in its election process as unfortunate and embarrassing for the sportspersons. Meanwhile, interim IOA chief, Vijay Kumar Malhotra said that he hadn't received any official communication from IOC so far, although he acknowledged getting a letter on November 23. Politician Abhay Singh Chautala, the lone presidential candidate who is set to become the new IOA chief after polls, called the decision of IOC as one-sided and wrong.