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  • Hockey India not to send official as IOA delegate to Asian Games Yesterday

    New Delhi: Hockey India Secretary General Narinder Batra on Wednesday said that Hockey India will not send any of their officials as a delegate at the expense of Indian Olympic Association at the Asian Games even while he slammed the sports ministry for "interference" on the issue. "We have been asked...
  • Asain Games: Govt clears 6 more managers including Olympian Jude Felix 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The government on Saturday added six managers, including Olympian Jude Felix who will also act as hockey coach, in the Indian contingent for Asian Games even though Indian Olympic Association had demanded for 23. While clearing a 679-strong Indian contingent in 28 disciplines for the September 19 to October...
  • AIBA says no to IOA role in boxing elections, Narsi resigns September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major snub to the IOA, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) has turned down its request to conduct elections to form India's new federation even as Kishan Narsi resigned from the IOA-appointed ad-hoc committee for the sport after being appointed an observer for the September 11 polls. In...
  • India's Asian Games contingent pruned to 516 athletes, 163 coaches September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, in consultation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday pruned the Indian contingent for the Incheon Asian Games, slated for September 19-October 4, to 679 from 942 that was proposed by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA). The total number of participants shall be 679, including...
  • Standoff over India's Asian Games delegation rumbles on September 5, 2014

    The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has recommended slashing the country's proposed Asian Games delegation by a third and sending only medal hopefuls to South Korea's Incheon later this month. The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has sent a list of 944 athletes and officials for government approval to travel to the...
  • Athletes in dark as India weighs size of Asian Games delegation September 4, 2014

    A large number of Indian athletes are in the dark about their participation at the Asian Games as the country's sports officials debate sending only medal hopefuls to Incheon. The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has sent a list of 944 athletes and officials for government approval to travel to the Sept....
  • Karate team's participation rejected by OCA despite IOA effort August 28, 2014

    Olympic Council of Asia has rejected participation of Indian karate team in the upcoming Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea even after a request by the IOA, which infact had selected the players due to infighting between two factions of the national federation. IOA had constituted a three-member committee to...
  • Mary Kom angry after postponement of Asian Games trial August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The postponement of the boxing trials for the Asian Games has left Olympic bronze medallist MC Mary Kom fuming as she termed this last-minute schedule change as highly "unprofessional" on the part of the organisers. The Indian Olympic Association Ad-hoc Committee, which is managing the boxing affairs, decided to...
  • CWG 2014: Rajeev Mehta mulling legal action against Scotland Police August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Olympic Association (IOA) secretary general Rajeev Mehta on Wednesday reitirated that there was some serious confusion as no charges were framed against him in the alleged drunk-driving case in Glasgow and is now mulling legal action against Scotland Police for damaging his reputation. Asked whether he is planning...
  • CWG 2014: I wasn't in a drunken state, says Rajeev Mehta August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Relieved after the courts dropped alleged charges of drunken driving and assault, Indian Olympic Association secretary general Rajeev Mehta said that the entire case has been "represented in a wrong manner as he wasn't driving in a drunken state". "The facts have been misrepresented and I have been projected...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle August 5, 2014

    In a major embarrassment for India two Indian officials were arrested in Glasgow on charges of drunken driving and sexual assault. Wrestling Federation of India referee Virender Singh Malik and IOA General Secretary Rajeev Mehta were arrested by the Glasgow Police on charges of alleged sexual assualt. The Charges were...
  • CWG 2014: Charges against Rajeev Mehta, Virender Malik dropped August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Charges against Indian Olympic Association (IOA) secretary general Rajeev Mehta and senior international wrestling referee Virender Malik were dropped on Monday after two hours of negotiations. The charges against both the Indian officials were dropped and the matter did not come up for hearing at the Sheriff's Court, according...
  • CWG 2014: Sports Minister awaiting report on arrestetd Indian officials August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday said a decision on any action against IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta and wrestling referee Virender Malik will be taken only after going through a report on the charges against them. Mehta and Malik were arrested in Glasgow on different charges causing much...
  • CWG 2014: India to punish arrested officials if misbehaviour proved August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Action will be taken against two Indian officials if reports of their misbehavior on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow are proved, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said on Sunday. Local media reported top official of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Rajeev Mehta and wrestling referee Virender Malik...
  • CWG 2014: Arrested Indian officials to be produced in court on Monday August 4, 2014

    Glasgow: Indian Olympic Association (IOA) secretary general Rajeev Mehta and senior international wrestling referee Virender Malik, who were arrested in Glasgow on separate charges on late Saturday night, will be produced before a Glasgow magistrate on Monday. Mehta was arrested on charges of alleged drunken driving and Malik for alleged...
  • CWG 2014: 2 Indian officials arrested in Glasgow on charges of drunken driving, sexual assault August 3, 2014

    In a major embarrassment for India, two senior officials of the Indian contingent for the Commonwealth Games have been arrested in Glasgow. According to reports, Indian Olympic Association Secretary General Rajeev Mehta and wrestling referee Virender Malik have been arrested on different charges. The reports further said that while Mehta was...
  • 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. ...