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  • India to send 224 athletes for Glasgow Commonwealth Games July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: India will field a strong 224 member contingent, second largest ever, in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games to be held from July 23 to August 3, with athletics forming the biggest squad of 41. The sports ministry has cleared the 224 athletes from 14 sporting disciplines, including seven para-athletes, at...
  • IOA divided over 2019 Asian Games bid June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: There are clear indications of the senior office-bearers of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) pulling in different directions even on a crucial issue like bidding for the 2019 Asian Games. On Monday, IOA secretary general Rajeev Mehta said he would ascertain the views of the IOA members through mail...
  • SAI backs IOA on plan to bid for 2019 Asian Games May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Sports Authority of India on Wednesday backed the IOA on its plan to bid for the 2019 Asian Games, saying that the country has the infrastructure to stage the multi-sporting event which is now without a host venue after Vietnam capital Hanoi's withdrawal. SAI Director General Jiji Thomson told...
  • High time IOA cleaned up boxing mess May 8, 2014

    Boxing is one sport where India can aspire to win a clutch of medals at the upcoming Commonwealth and the Asian Games. Shockingly there is no elected body to govern the sport and things cannot be run in such a cavalier fashion if boxers have to be at their best. It...
  • Indian Olympic Association serious about hosting 2019 Asian Games May 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian Olympic Association on Tuesday expressed a strong desire to stage the 2019 Asian Games here following the withdrawal of Vietnam capital Hanoi and is banking on the next central government to approve the plan, IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta said. Mehta said in case India hosts the...
  • Sad squash not growing in India: Joshana Chinappa April 27, 2014

    New Delhi: She has been a long-time flag-bearer of Indian squash in the international circuit and is celebrating her ninth title win this week, but Joshana Chinappa is far from happy as she feels her contribution has not helped the sport grow in the country. "It is a sad situation at...
  • IOA ad-hoc committee for boxing to meet on April 17 April 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The ad-hoc committee formed by the IOA to run Indian boxing in the wake of the federation's international termination, will meet for the first time on April 17 to discuss team selections and conduct of national championships among other issues. The six-member committee, headed by Tarlochan Singh, was supposed...
  • IOA forms ad-hoc panel to run boxing in India April 3, 2014

    New Delhi: To ensure that boxers and coaches remain affected by the Federation's international termination and derecognition at home, the IOA on Thursday formed an ad-hoc Committee to handle issues related to coaching and selection in the beleaguered sport. The first Executive Council meeting of the IOA was held on Thursday,...
  • Can't blame us for hockey player Harbir Singh Sandhu's case, says IOA March 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Olympic Association on Monday said it would write to 2014 Commonwealth Games organisers and the British High Commission here to furnish the reasons for refusal of accreditation to hockey player Harbir Singh Sandhu but insisted it cannot be blamed for the incident. IOA secretary general Rajiv Mehta told...
  • IOC chief invites Ramachandran for discussion on Indian sports March 18, 2014

    New Delhi: In a significant development, IOA president N Ramachandran has been invited by International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach on March 26 in Lausanne, apparently, to discuss the roadmap of development of sports in the country, which last month came out of a 14-month suspension. The newly-elected IOA Executive Body...
  • SAF Games, National Games to be discussed in IOA meeting March 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Decisions concerning the dates of the South Asian Federation Games which India will host and National Games could be taken in the Indian Olympic Association Executive Committee meeting to be held here on March 27. The IOA had in 2012 proposed to host the SAF Games here early last...
  • India seek IOC help for drafting anti-fixing law February 23, 2014

    New Delhi: India have sought inputs from International Olympic Committee (IOC) to fine tune its proposed comprehensive legislation on prevention of "match and spot fixing" in the backdrop of such allegations in cricket. In a letter to IOC Director General Christophe De Kepper, Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports...
  • Tri-colour to be hoisted at Sochi Games on Feb 16 February 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The suspension on the Indian Olympic Association having been lifted by the world body, the tri-colour will be hoisted at the Winter Olympic Games Village in Sochi, Russia on February 16. Senior officials of the International Olympic Committee and Sochi Organising Committee for the 2014 Winter Games are expected...
  • India back in Olympic fold February 11, 2014

    The IOA was banned in December 2012 for governmental interference and as a result India's athletes marched under the Olympic flag at the opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics. ...
  • IOA should learn a lesson from suspension: Olympians February 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian sports fraternity on Tuesday heaved a sigh of relief on the country's return to the Olympic fold but said the IOA should learn a lesson from the 14 months of suspension so that the embarrassing episode is never repeated. The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday lifted the...
  • Returning to Olympic fold is a great moment for the country: Sports minister February 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Sports minister Jitendra Singh Tuesday congratulated both the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for bringing India back into the Olympic fold. The IOC executive board during its ad-hoc meeting in Sochi Tuesday decided to lift the 14-month-old ban on India in the wake...
  • India back in Olympic fold as IOC revokes IOA's ban February 11, 2014

    New Delhi: India have returned to the Olympic fold after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday lifted the ban imposed on Indian Olympic Association (IOA). The decision comes after IOA conducted its elections on Sunday as per IOC guidelines with N Ramachandran elected as its president. The lifting of ban...
  • N Ramachandran elected as IOA president February 10, 2014

    N Ramachandran, president of the World Squash Federation and brother of BCCI boss N Srinivasan was elected unopposed as Indian Olympic Association president. ...
  • BCCI chief N Srinivasan's brother Ramachandran becomes new IOA president February 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The decks were cleared on Sunday for India's return to the Olympic fold after a 14-month suspension with Indian Olympic Association conducting its polls with N Ramachandran being elected as the president. The election of 65-year-old Ramachandran, chief of World Squash Federation and younger brother of BCCI boss N...
  • N Ramachandran appointed as new president of Indian Olympic Association February 9, 2014

    N Ramachandran appointed as new President of the Indian Olympic Association, Rajeev Mehta secretary general and Anil Khanna treasurer. ...
  • IOA polls on Sunday, India likely to return to Olympic fold February 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Slammed by the sporting fraternity for bringing shame on the country, a beleaguered IOA will hold its much-awaited elections on Sunday which is expected to clear the decks for India's return to the Olympic fold after 14 months of suspension by its parent body. World Squash Federation President N...
  • Olympian Sushil Kumar unhappy with treatment meted out to Indian athletes at Sochi February 8, 2014

    New Delhi: When sportspersons from across the world marched into the opening ceremony of the 22nd Winter Olympics at Sochi on Friday, it was a moment of shame for India. Indian Olympians have always complained of step-motherly treatment from officials but say they have the support and backing of their...
  • India's Olympic Shame at Sochi: Who is to blame? February 7, 2014

    The IOA was given an option to hold fresh elections before the Sochi Games and that could have seen India's athletes compete under the national flag. ...
  • I know what the importance of the flag is, says Sushil Kumar February 7, 2014

    The Indian wrestler, who has won two individual summer olympic medals, said that he find it very strange that an Indian athlete has to participate under the IOC's flag. ...
  • No Tricolour at Sochi Winter Olympics February 7, 2014

    Indian sport will sink to a record low later tonight as India's sportspersons march under the Olympic flag at the opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics. ...
  • India face shame in opening ceremony of Sochi Games February 7, 2014

    Sochi: India will face the ignominy of witnessing three of its athletes march without the national flag during the opening ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics here on Friday. With the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) suspended by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) due to ethical and administrative reasons, Luger Shiva Keshavan,...
  • No tri-colour in Sochi Winter Olympics February 7, 2014

    Three athletes are representing India at the Winter Olympics, Sochi under the IOC flag. ...
  • IBF representatives should not vote in IOA polls: IOC, AIBA January 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The suspended Indian Boxing Federation will not have any representation in the upcoming IOA elections after the IOC and the AIBA instructed that no official from the IBF be allowed to cast a vote in the February 9 polls. IBF President Abhishek Matoria, senior vice-President Bhupinder Singh and Manipur...
  • BCCI chief N Srinivasan's brother Ramachandran set to become IOA chief January 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Squash Racquet Federation of India (SRFI) chief Narayana Ramachandran is set to be elected unopposed as the president of Indian Olympic Association in the polls to be held here next month as he was the only candidate to file nomination papers for the top post on Saturday. Ramachandran was...
  • Indian Olympic Association issues election notification January 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Olympic Association on Tuesday notified the holding of its elections on February 9 as was decided at its Special General Body Meeting last month to pave the way for the country's return to the Olympic fold. S Reghunathan, who chaired the last few Special GBMs, signed the notification...