Indian Olympic Association

  • 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...
  • Supreme Court notice to Sports Ministry on IHF's writ petition May 20, 2014

    Acting on a writ petition filed by the Indian Hockey Federation, the Supreme Court of India has issued a notice to the Sports Ministry seeking its reply as to why a stay order should not be put on its decision to grant National Sports Federation (NSF) status to Hockey India. According...
  • IOA expresses surprise at AIBA giving approval to boxing group May 17, 2014

    The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Saturday expressed surprise that the International Boxing Association (AIBA) has granted provisional approval to an Indian boxing body without consulting it. IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta told PTI that under the International Olympic Council rules, the AIBA should have consulted the National Olympic Committee before...
  • Ajay Maken welcomes Delhi High Court's decision upholding sports code May 9, 2014

    Former Sports Minister Ajay Maken on Friday welcomed the Delhi High Court decision to uphold the legal validity of the Sports Code which was passed by the government during his tenure, saying that his stand on the initiative has been vindicated. The National Sports Development Code of India was passed by...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Indian hockey may pull out of CWG 2014 after player denied accreditation March 22, 2014

    New Delhi: A miffed Hockey India on Saturday asked the Indian Olympic Association to withdraw the men's hockey team from the Glasgow Commonwealth Games after it came to light that full-back Harbir Singh Sandhu has been denied accreditation by the organisers of the 2014 CWG. Harbir, whose name featured in the...
  • 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 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • AIFF barred from taking part in IOA elections February 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The All India Football Federation was on Sunday barred from attending the special GBM as well as elections of Indian Olympic Association here on the ground that it did not follow the "proper procedure" while sending names of their delegates, a charge which the AIFF has denied. The AIFF...
  • 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...
  • IOA bows under pressure after an eventful year December 24, 2013

    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...
  • IOA to amend constitution, to end impasse with IOC December 7, 2013

    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...
  • IOC serves ultimatum, warns IOA of de-recognition November 15, 2013

    New Delhi: International Olympic Committee on Friday served an ultimatum to India, saying that the country will be de-recognised if the Indian Olympic Association does not amend its constitution by December 10 as per the world body's earlier diktat of barring charge-framed persons from contesting elections. The IOC rejected suspended IOA's...
  • IOA has to back down: Randhir Singh September 18, 2013

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, International Olympic Committee member Randhir Singh has asked defiant IOA bosses to step aside. ...
  • IOA's handling of suspension issue biggest shame: Kapur September 14, 2013

    Gurgaon: Ace Indian golfer Shiv Kapur has described the ongoing impasse between International Olympic Committee and Indian Olympic Association as the "biggest shame" and said he feels "extremely sad" at the way the IOA was handling the issue of its suspension by the world body. "I feel extremely sad. I have...
  • Put house in order and end India's Olympic exile: Yogeshwar to IOA September 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Ecstatic at wrestling's re-inclusion in the Olympic Games, Yogeshwar Dutt on Tuesday appealed to the suspended IOA to set its house in order to end India's exile and pave the way for country's athletes to compete under the tri-colour. "I would like to urge the IOA to mend their...
  • Wrestling back in 2020 Olympic Games September 9, 2013

    Wrestling managed to survive the axe winning 49 out of 95 votes, helping the sport beat squash and baseball-softball. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai September 5, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • India's Olympic ban continues as IOC rejects IOA's clause September 5, 2013

    New Delhi: India will continue to remain out of the Olympic fold as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has rejected the request of the suspended Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to allow chargesheeted officials to continue and run for office. The IOC executive board met on Wednesday in Buenos Aires and decided...
  • IOA must accept all demands to conduct elections: IOC September 5, 2013

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has reportedly maintained its stand on the contentious chargesheet clause saying it wants the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to adopt it for ensuring good governance. ...
  • Top shooter Abhinav Bindra demands clean IOA September 4, 2013

    Mumbai: India's elite athletes have piled the pressure on the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and demanded the removal of all tainted officials in order to overturn the country's Olympic ban. The IOA was suspended by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) last year for electing Lalit Bhanot, who served 11 months in...
  • Sports Minister writes to IOC to stick to chargesheet clause August 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Miffed at the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) decision to dilute the contentious chargesheet clause, Sports Minister Jitendra Singh has shot off a letter to International Olympic Committee (IOC) President asking the world body to stick to its earlier stand of barring corruption-tainted persons from contesting elections. On Sunday, the...
  • Shooter Abhinav Bindra slams IOA flip-flop August 27, 2013

    In an exclusive interview with CNN-IBN's Digvijay Singh Deo, Abhinav Bindra has hit out, saying the IOA's meaures were half-hearted and lacked conviction. ...
  • Defiant IOA likely to amend Constitution, relief for tainted officials August 25, 2013

    New Delhi: A defiant Indian Olympic Association (IOA) will in all likelihood amend its Constitution to incorporate age and tenure guidelines, sources told CNN-IBN on Sunday, which will give its tainted officials a lifeline to stay in power. The IOA General Body Meeting began on a stormy note on Sunday...
  • CSI slams IOA officials for objecting IOC directive August 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Clean Sports India, a movement for corruption-free sports in the country, on Monday lashed out at Indian Olympic Association (IOA) officials for objecting to IOC's directive to bar charge-sheeted persons from contesting elections, saying that their "bankrupt arguments" have totally exposed them. The CSI said that it has sent...
  • IOC directs IOA to prune members in committee August 17, 2013

    New Delhi: The International Olympic Committee on Saturday made it clear that its directive to elect just 19 members with voting rights in the executive council of the Indian Olympic Association is to ensure good governance in the upcoming elections, which is proposed to be held next month. In a letter...
  • Indian law does not bar chargesheeted persons: IOA to IOC August 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Stung by International Olympic Committee's directive to bar charge-sheeted persons from contesting elections, Indian Olympic Association on Friday shot off a letter to its parent body, saying that it cannot implement these provisions as it has to follow the law of the country. The IOC on Thursday had sent...