International Olympic Committee

  • Gangnam, fireworks and a glittering opening ceremony kick off Asian Games 2014 in Incheon September 19, 2014

    Incheon: The 17th Asian Games opened in a multicoloured blaze of fireworks and carefully crafted KPop routines on Friday, as athletes from the world's most populous region came together in pursuit of gold and glory in South Korea. An array of Olympians and regional sports stars will compete over 15 days...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 reinclusion in the Olympic fold even as the corruptiontainted 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 chargeframed contestants from its elections. The Indian Olympic Association was left with no choice after the IOC served...
  • IOC serves ultimatum, warns IOA of derecognition November 15, 2013

    New Delhi: International Olympic Committee on Friday served an ultimatum to India, saying that the country will be derecognised if the Indian Olympic Association does not amend its constitution by December 10 as per the world body's earlier diktat of barring chargeframed persons from contesting elections. The IOC rejected suspended IOA's...
  • Thomas Bach takes charge as IOC president September 18, 2013

    Lausanne (Switzerland): One week to the day after being elected the ninth president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach took over the reins from his predecessor, Jacques Rogge, at the IOC headquarters on Tuesday. Bach spent his first day in meetings with Honorary President Rogge, IOC Director General Christophe...
  • IOC President Thomas Bach steps down as German sports chief September 16, 2013

    Berlin: Newly-elected International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach stepped down as head of German sports on Monday as he prepares for his new post in Switzerland. Bach, voted in by a wide margin at the IOC Session last week, also stepped down as head of the Ghorfa Arab-German Chamber of...
  • Australia's John Coates to become IOC vice-president September 10, 2013

    Buenos Aires: Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) president John Coates will be elected as the new International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice-president after his Syrian rival Sami Moudallah withdrew from the vote. The Australian Olympic chief was due to face Moudallah in the ballot scheduled for Wednesday but Moudallah withdrew his bid Tuesday,...
  • Wrestling rewarded after a six-month battle September 9, 2013

    The IOC voted wrestling back into the Olympics impressed with the strong revamp operation by the sport's governing body. ...
  • IOC reprimands wrestling ahead of 2020 vote September 6, 2013

    Buenos Aires: Wrestling, hoping to win back its spot in the 2020 Olympics, was reprimanded by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) this week for breaking campaigning rules last month, officials said on Friday. The sport is bidding to return to the 2020 Olympics after losing its spot in February before making...
  • 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. ...
  • Sports Ministry urges IOC to retain wrestling in 2020 Olympics September 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The Sports Ministry has requested full membership of the International Olympic Committee to take up the matter of wrestling at the 125th session of IOC at Buenos Aires, Argentina and retain the game in the category of core sports in Olympic Games. In a letter written to all the...
  • 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...
  • Japan to fund ice wall to contain Fukishima reactor leaks September 4, 2013

    Tokyo: The Japanese government announced Tuesday that it will spend $470 million on a subterranean ice wall and other steps in a desperate bid to stop leaks of radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant after repeated failures by the plant's operator. The decision is widely seen as an attempt...
  • Japan to spend $500 million to contain leaks at Fukushima nuclear plant September 3, 2013

    Japan pledged nearly $500 million to contain leaks and decontaminate radioactive water from the tsunami-crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, stepping up government efforts to cope with the legacy of the worst atomic disaster in a quarter of a century. The announcement comes just days before the International Olympic Committee decides whether Tokyo...
  • Wrestling eyes quickfire return to the 2020 Olympics August 31, 2013

    From an ignominious Olympic exit to a Games return in less than eight months, wrestling can complete a remarkable turnaround when the International Olympic Committee next month votes in one new sport for the 2020 Games. Wrestling was surprisingly taken off the 2020 Olympics by the IOC Executive Board in a...
  • 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...
  • 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 corruptionfree sports in the country, on Monday lashed out at Indian Olympic Association (IOA) officials for objecting to IOC's directive to bar chargesheeted 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 chargesheeted 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...
  • Pakistan's CWG participation in limbo July 28, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan could miss out on competing in next year's Commonwealth Games as it has failed to send entries due to an ongoing tussle between the International Olympic Committeerecognised Pakistan Olympic Association and the statecontrolled Pakistan Sports Board. The PSB does not recognise the POA led by Arif Hasan and recently...
  • Narinder Batra not to contest for any IOA post July 26, 2013

    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 July 11, 2013

    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 before...
  • Dispute boils among IOA members July 12, 2013

    The members of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) continue to lack coordination as the nonauthorized members have called for a meeting on Thursday without the consent from higher authorities. It has been reported that President Abhay Singh Chautala was not the one who took the authority to set up the meeting. ...
  • IOC members set to be hit by election fever July 2, 2013

    Lausanne: Electioneering fever will hit the Swiss city of Lausanne this week as the three cities bidding for the right to host the 2020 Summer Olympics and the six men vying to succeed Jacqes Rogge as International Olympic Committee (IOC) president will make presentations to their electorate the IOC members....
  • IOC postpones July 15 deadline to amend IOA constitution June 29, 2013

    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 the...
  • IOA to call Special GBM on July 11 or 12 to amend constitution June 21, 2013

    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 15...