Indian Sports

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • AFI bans six states, slaps suspension on 14 athletes for doping 25-12-2013 10:18 PM

    New Delhi: The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has banned six states, including Delhi and Haryana, for fielding overaged athletes while slapping two year suspension on 14 other athletes for doping. This decision was taken during a two-day meeting of the Executive Committee of AFI on December 22nd and 23rd....
  • 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...
  • Make Sachin Tendulkar sports minister: Milkha Singh 10-12-2013 11:35 PM

    Panaji: Sachin Tendulkar should be made sports minister to improve India's sporting prowess, ace athlete Milkha Singh said here Tuesday. "Sachin should be made sports minister so that he can work for the betterment of sport. It's only a sportsman who will work sincerely and with dedication for the cause...
  • 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...
  • Govt considering Bharat Ratna for Dhyan Chand: Jitendra Singh 03-12-2013 07:34 PM

    Sangrur: Sports Minister Jitendra Singh Tuesday said that the government was mulling over conferring the Bharat Ratna on hockey wizard Dhyan Chand for his contribution to the game and sports in general in the country. Jitendra was talking to reporters after laying the foundation stone of Rs 6.87 crore synthetic...
  • India take 46 medals at the Special Olympic Games 03-12-2013 07:19 PM

    New Delhi: Indian athletes went on a medal spree at the Special Olympics Asia Pacific Games as they kicked-off their campaign with 11 gold, 19 silver and 16 bronze in Newcastle, Australia Tuesday. Surjit Singh of Bihar opened India's account with a silver in athletics. The 23-year-old has two more...
  • Dhyan Chand deserved Bharat Ratna before Sachin: Milkha 23-11-2013 03:39 PM

    Noida: India's athletics icon Milkha Singh is glad that the doors have been opened for sportspersons to receive India's highest civilian award -- Bharat Ratna -- but would have been happier if hockey legend Dhyan Chand was the first recipient instead of Sachin Tendulkar. "I am very happy that the...
  • Hectic schedule affected Saina's performance: Gopichand 21-11-2013 09:47 PM

    Hyderabad: National Coach Pullela Gopichand feels the "hectic" international and domestic schedule has taken a toll on Saina Nehwal's fitness and form this season but exuded confidence that "solid training" will make the Indian ace battle-ready for next year. The 23-year-old Saina had a poor run this season as she...
  • Sachin Tendulkar to be awarded Bharat Ratna 16-11-2013 03:49 PM

    The Government of India on Saturday decided to award the Bharat Ratna to Sachin Tendulkar, who incidentally retired the same day in the morning after playing his 200th Test in Mumbai. Tendulkar and eminent scientist Professor CNR Rao were the two names announced by the government for the highest civilian...
  • 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...
  • Life ban on Jwala: HC posts matter for March 3 12-11-2013 09:25 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court will now hear on March 3 the matter concerning lifetime ban on ace shuttler Jwala Gutta by the Badminton Association of India (BAI) for alleged indiscipline. A bench of justice VK Jain posted the matter for March 3 while granting more time to BAI...
  • India lodges protest with China over archers' stapled visa 12-10-2013 10:39 PM

    New Delhi: India on Saturday lodged a strong protest with China over the matter of stapled visas issued to two archers from northeastern state Arunachal Pradesh who, as a result, were unable to travel to China to take part in a championship. A diplomat from Chinese Embassy here was summoned...
  • Arunachal archers detained at airport for stapled Chinese visa 10-10-2013 11:23 PM

    New Delhi: The contentious issue of China issuing stapled visas to residents of Arunachal Pradesh surfaced once again, when two young women archers from the border state heading to Wuxi for Youth World Archery Championship, were prevented from boarding a China Southern Airlines flight at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International...
  • IOA sets up a committee for smooth conduct of Queen's Baton Relay 09-10-2013 08:50 PM

    New Delhi: Indian Olympic Association Friday set up a two-member committee of senior officials for the smooth conduct of 2014 Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton Relay in Agra and here even as it decided to invite mostly Delhi-based 2010 CWG medal winners for the programmes on October 12 and 13. IOA...
  • Jwala Gutta moves High Court against BAI's life ban threat 09-10-2013 06:00 PM

    New Delhi: Embattled shuttler Jwala Gutta on Wednesday moved the Delhi High Court against the Badminton Association of India (BAI) after its disciplinary committee recommended a life ban on her for an alleged code of conduct breach in the Indian Badminton League. "We decided to go ahead with legal action...
  • Former players call life ban recommendation on Jwala harsh 07-10-2013 04:54 PM

    New Delhi: Throwing their weight behind an embattled Jwala Gutta, several former players have described the Badminton Association of India disciplinary committee's recommendation of a life ban on the star doubles player as "ridiculous and harsh". "It is a very harsh decision. I think BAI could have dealt with it...
  • India will participate in Olympics: Government tells high court 03-10-2013 07:54 PM

    Lucknow: The Union Government Thursday informed the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court that sports persons from India will participate in the next Olympics despite the ban on the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) by International Olympic Committee (IOC). K.C.Kaushik, additional solicitor general, stated before the bench of Justice Imtiyaz...
  • Identification of talent is weak area in India: Jitendra Singh 01-10-2013 08:44 PM

    New Delhi: Even as Sachin Tendulkar's visionary document to integrate sports into the education system has hit a roadblock, Sports Minister Jitendra Singh Tuesday said the "weak area towards sports development in the country is identification of talent". "The weak area towards sports development in the country is identification of...
  • Sachin Tendulkar's visionary document hits roadblock 30-09-2013 06:27 PM

    New Delhi: Call it government apathy or lackadaisical attitude on the part of officials as batting great Sachin Tendulkar's visionary document to integrate sports into the education system has hit a roadblock. Member of Parliament Tendulkar had opened his innings in the Rajya Sabha with a letter asking the government...
  • Advani and Mehta, India's snooker warriors, soldier on 25-09-2013 08:56 PM

    New Delhi: World Class Snooker action comes to Delhi next month with the top players on the pro circuit on board for the first ever Indian Open. Leading the Indian challenge will be Pankaj Advani and Aditya Mehta, who have overcome quite a few hurdles to be on the circuit....
  • Shuttler PV Sindhu conferred Arjuna award 24-09-2013 06:17 PM

    New Delhi: Rising shuttler PV Sindhu was conferred with the prestigious Arjuna Award by Sports Minister Jitendra Singh on Tuesday. Sindhu had missed the opportunity to receive the award from President Pranab Mukhejee at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on August 31 as she was busy playing in the final of the...
  • School kids taking banned drugs to excel in sports: report 24-09-2013 01:54 PM

    New Delhi: While Indian sports fight to erase the doping blot off its face, cases of school kids resorting to performance-enhancing drugs to excel in sports is on the rise, a report in the Hindustan Times said. The report in HT said the number of positive tests at school competitions...