Bhubaneswar: Undoubtedly, one of the finest sports administrators of the State, Asirbad Behera is now all set to call the shots of Odisha Olympic Association (OOA) of next four years. After ensuring his own incumbency as OOA secretary for sixth consecutive term without any opposition, Behera maneuvered to see that all posts of the Association are occupied by his dedicated followers without even a slightest opposition. All the 22 posts of the council in the quadrennial elections were elected unopposed making the scheduled September 30 elections redundant. The posts of president, six vice-president, treasurer, two Joint Secretaries and eleven council members along with his own elections to the post of secretary coming unanimously.
Elected member of OOA: Samir Dey (President), Asirbad Behera (Secretary), Pitambar Jena, Kamalakanta Pandey, Jagmohan Patnaik, Prasant Kumar Acharya, Pratap Satapathy, Manoranjan Mohanty (six vice-president), Ashok Kumar Sahu, Rabindra Kumar Parida (both joint-secretary), Adhip Das (treasure), MA Alam, Anup Kumar Patra, Binod Chandra Das, Bijaya Kumar Rout, Rusinath Sahu, Sarat Kumar Sahoo, Binod Dash, Anil Kumar Bahidar, Narayan Sahu, Dulal Chandra Pradhan, Avijit Pal (all council members).