IOA

  • IOA ad-hoc committee for boxing to meet on April 17 14-04-2014 06:51 PM

    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...
  • IOA forms ad-hoc panel to run boxing in India 03-04-2014 05:10 PM

    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...
  • Can't blame us for hockey player Harbir Singh Sandhu's case, says IOA 24-03-2014 07:44 PM

    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...
  • IOC chief invites Ramachandran for discussion on Indian sports 18-03-2014 04:40 PM

    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...
  • SAF Games, National Games to be discussed in IOA meeting 08-03-2014 06:30 PM

    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...
  • India seek IOC help for drafting anti-fixing law 23-02-2014 04:02 PM

    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...
  • Tri-colour to be hoisted at Sochi Games on Feb 16 12-02-2014 11:41 PM

    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...
  • India back in Olympic fold 11-02-2014 09:17 PM

    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 11-02-2014 06:46 PM

    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...
  • Returning to Olympic fold is a great moment for the country: Sports minister 11-02-2014 04:23 PM

    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 11-02-2014 12:17 PM

    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...
  • BCCI chief N Srinivasan's brother Ramachandran becomes new IOA president 09-02-2014 06:31 PM

    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...
  • IOA polls on Sunday, India likely to return to Olympic fold 08-02-2014 06:40 PM

    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...
  • Olympian Sushil Kumar unhappy with treatment meted out to Indian athletes at Sochi 08-02-2014 11:55 AM

    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 face shame in opening ceremony of Sochi Games 07-02-2014 06:25 PM

    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...
  • IBF representatives should not vote in IOA polls: IOC, AIBA 31-01-2014 04:23 PM

    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...
  • BCCI chief N Srinivasan's brother Ramachandran set to become IOA chief 25-01-2014 07:12 PM

    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...
  • Indian Olympic Association issues election notification 07-01-2014 09:03 PM

    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...
  • IOA bows under pressure after an eventful year 24-12-2013 01:00 PM

    New Delhi: A usually reticent Sports Ministry was at its persuasive best as it fought for India's re-inclusion in the Olympic fold even as the corruption-tainted Indian Olympic Association (IOA) embarrassed itself by trying hard to defy the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for most part of the year before being...
  • No lifting of ban until IOA ensures absolute clarity: IOC 14-12-2013 04:29 PM

    New Delhi: Not completely happy with the Indian Olympic Association leaving room for interpretations in its recent constitutional amendments, the IOC on Saturday indicated that it may not proceed to lift the ban on the country until IOA ensures clarity regarding barring of charge-framed persons from contesting elections. The IOA...
  • Will try to ensure IOA polls before Winter Olympics: Jitendra Singh 13-12-2013 08:03 PM

    New Delhi: Sports Minister Jitendra Singh Friday said he would try to convince the IOA to hold its much-awaited elections before the scheduled date of February 9 to ensure that the Indian athletes are able to compete under the national flag during the Sochi Winter Olympics, starting February 7. India's...
  • Lifting of Oly ban will be 'perfect gift' for athletes: Sushil Kumar 13-12-2013 07:58 PM

    New Delhi: Welcoming the IOC's decision to revoke India's suspension if the IOA holds its polls next year, star wrestler Sushil Kumar Friday said the country's sports administrators have been provided with an opportunity by the world body to present a "perfect gift" to its athletes before next year's Commonwealth...
  • IOC issues guidelines on implementing amendments 13-12-2013 07:20 PM

    New Delhi: In a bid to ensure absolute clarity on the constitutional amendments carried out by the IOA to bar charged-framed officials, the International Olympic Committee Friday issued a guideline on how to implement the clause to avoid "unnecessary speculation or doubtful interpretation". In a letter to the Indian Olympic...
  • Shooters hope to compete under Indian flag at CWG next year 12-12-2013 06:11 PM

    Gurgaon: Top shooters Ronjan Sodhi and Gagan Narang on Thursday expressed happiness over India's possible return to Olympic fold if the IOA holds elections without involvement of charge-framed persons and hoped they would be able to compete under the Indian flag in Commonwealth Games next year. "It is a welcome...
  • IOC happy with IOA constitutional amendments, wants polls 11-12-2013 12:01 PM

    New Delhi: Pleased with the constitutional amendments undertaken by the IOA to bar charge-framed officials, the International Olympic Committee now wants the Indian body to conduct its elections as soon as possible to ensure a smooth return to the Olympic fold. In its first Executive Board meeting led by president...
  • IOC refuses to revoke India's suspension 11-12-2013 09:00 AM

    Lausanne: Indian athletes have been cleared to compete in the Winter Games in Sochi after the country complied with the IOC's ethics rules and avoided becoming the first country expelled from the Olympics in more than 40 years. Still to be determined is whether the few Indian athletes who have...
  • IOA amends constitution under pressure from IOC 08-12-2013 04:33 PM

    New Delhi: Left with no other option after being served an ultimatum by the International Olympic Committee, the IOA Sunday amended its constitution to bar charge-framed persons from contesting elections, in a development which is expected to pave the way for India's return to the Olympic fold. The decision to...
  • India could be kicked out of Olympics: IOC President 07-12-2013 09:31 PM

    Lausanne: India faces the ultimate sanction of expulsion from the Olympics unless it keeps corruption-tainted officials out of its ranks, IOC President Thomas Bach said in an interview with The Associated Press. Bach said the IOC is prepared to withdraw recognition of the Indian Olympic Association if it fails to...
  • IOA to amend constitution, to end impasse with IOC 07-12-2013 03:42 PM

    New Delhi: Left cornered after being served an ultimatum by the International Olympic Committee, the IOA is all set to amend its Constitution in a General Body Meeting on Sunday to bar charge-framed contestants from its elections. The Indian Olympic Association was left with no choice after the IOC served...
  • IOA calls GBM on Dec 8, Malhotra wants it in January 23-11-2013 06:34 PM

    New Delhi: Left with no other choice but to fall in line after International Olympic Committee (IOC) served an ultimatum to bar charge-framed persons from contesting elections or face de-recognition, Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Saturday called its General Body Meeting (GBM) on December 8. The IOA on Saturday issued...