Indian Olympic Association

  • 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...
  • Indian hockey may pull out of CWG 2014 after player denied accreditation 22-03-2014 08:17 PM

    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...
  • 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 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. ...
  • AIFF barred from taking part in IOA elections 09-02-2014 01:05 PM

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • IOC serves ultimatum, warns IOA of de-recognition 15-11-2013 06:40 PM

    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 handling of suspension issue biggest shame: Kapur 14-09-2013 10:37 AM

    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...
  • Put house in order and end India's Olympic exile: Yogeshwar to IOA 10-09-2013 03:34 PM

    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...
  • India's Olympic ban continues as IOC rejects IOA's clause 05-09-2013 11:50 AM

    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...
  • Top shooter Abhinav Bindra demands clean IOA 04-09-2013 03:17 PM

    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...
  • Sports Minister writes to IOC to stick to chargesheet clause 28-08-2013 08:49 PM

    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,...
  • Defiant IOA likely to amend Constitution, relief for tainted officials 25-08-2013 03:47 PM

    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 19-08-2013 06:28 PM

    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...
  • IOC directs IOA to prune members in committee 17-08-2013 06:06 PM

    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...
  • Indian law does not bar chargesheeted persons: IOA to IOC 16-08-2013 07:47 PM

    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...
  • Narinder Batra not to contest for any IOA post 26-07-2013 11:11 PM

    New Delhi: Hockey India (HI) secretary general Narinder Batra on Friday stepped down as the coordinator between the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the government in the suspension of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and said he is not in the running for any IOA post. Batra was a part...
  • IOA adjourns meeting, fixes Special GBM on August 25 11-07-2013 08:20 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian Olympic Association on Thursday decided to hold its Special General Body Meeting to amend its constitution on August 25 as directed by the IOC under the blueprint prepared for the country's return to the Olympic fold. In a meeting here which lasted barely half an hour...
  • IOC postpones July 15 deadline to amend IOA constitution 29-06-2013 01:21 PM

    Lausanne: In a reprieve to the suspended Indian Olympic Association (IOA), the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has decided to extend the deadline for adopting an amended constitution, the draft of which is currently being reviewed by the world body. IOC had set a July 15 deadline for the amendment of...
  • IOA to call Special GBM on July 11 or 12 to amend constitution 21-06-2013 05:34 PM

    New Delhi: The crucial Special General Body Meeting of the Indian Olympic Association which will amend its Constitution as per the Olympic Charter and set the ball rolling for fresh elections is likely to be held on July 11 or 12 here. The International Olympic Committee had set a July...
  • IOC asks IOA to submit amendment proposals before deadline 04-06-2013 01:49 PM

    New Delhi: The IOC on Tuesday asked the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to co-ordinate and submit all amendment proposals to the world body by no later than June 12, 2013, so the the process of lifting the ban on India could be started at the earliest. This letter is followed...
  • India close to ending row with IOC 30-05-2013 10:42 PM

    St Petersburg: A row between India and the International Olympic Committee which has led to the suspension of the country from all Olympic activities is heading towards a possible resolution, the IOC said on Thursday. The IOC banned India in December after refusing to recognise the results of Indian Olympic...
  • IOC sets September 1 deadline for India to hold elections 24-05-2013 07:34 PM

    Mumbai: The International Olympic Committee has set India a September 1 deadline for a new election to facilitate the country's return to the Olympic fold. The IOC banned the country in December after refusing to recognise the results of Indian Olympic Association (IOA) elections due to government interference, which led...
  • IOC to lift ban on IOA, says Sports Minister 16-05-2013 08:28 AM

    New Delhi: India's Sports Minister Jitender Singh on Thursday said that the roadmap for India's return to the Olympic fold has been chalked out by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and it will take 30 to 60 days to complete the entire process. The Sports Minister, who met the IOC...
  • Status quo for IOA, until free and fair elections are held 16-05-2013 01:03 AM

    Lausanne: It's status quo for the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday refused to lift its suspension until free and fair elections are held. The IOC Wednesday held a meeting with the Indian delegation headed by the Minister of State for Sports Jitendra Singh...
  • Hope IOC assists India to return to Olympic fold: Jitendra Singh 15-05-2013 06:56 PM

    New Delhi: Sports Minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday asked the IOC to "assist" in bringing India back into the Olympic fold and said that the country is at "crossroads" as far as sports administration was concerned. "We are at the crossroads of change in the way India Sports is administered...
  • Miffed Malhotra and Randhir pull out of joint meeting with IOC 09-05-2013 04:50 PM

    New Delhi: In a dramatic development, the Indian Olympic Association's acting president V K Malhotra and IOC member in India Randhir Singh on Thursday pulled out of the crucial meeting with the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne next week, apparently miffed with the world body's changed stance. Barely six days...
  • BAI fixes age and tenure for its office bearers 28-04-2013 12:36 PM

    New Delhi: Falling in line with the government's Sports Code, the Badminton Association of India (BAI) has amended its constitution by fixing the term and the age limit of its office bearers. The sports ministry has asked the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and the National Sports Federations (NSFs) to be...