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  • IOC to unveil major Olympic changes next week November 14, 2014

    The International Olympic Committee will unveil plans to overhaul parts of the sporting extravaganza next week as they look to make the Games more attractive to fans and sponsors alike. IOC President Thomas Bach will present 40 recommendations at the renovated Olympic Museum in Lausanne on November 18 and while specific...
  • Suspending chef-de-mission was nation's insult: IOA secy Rajeev Mehta October 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Slamming AIBA's decision to not only hand provisional suspension to boxer Sarita Devi but also India's Asiad chef-de-mission Adille J. Sumariwalla, Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Secretary General Rajeev Mehta has said that the move is an insult to the nation. "Handing provisional suspension on chef-de-mission was an insult to...
  • IOA to discuss Sarita Devi ban with Sports Ministry officials October 24, 2014

    Rattled by the International Boxing Association's decision to provisionally suspend boxer L Sarita Devi for her protest at the Asian Games, the IOA will hold a meeting with Sports Ministry officials on October 28 to discuss the way forward. IOA President N Ramachandran said the meeting will be held in Delhi...
  • Sports Minister instructs IOA to push for revoking ban on Sarita Devi October 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday said that he has instructed the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to take up L Sarita Devi's suspension at the international forum and push for withdrawing the ban imposed on the Indian woman boxer. "We have already instructed the Indian Olympic Association to take...
  • Boxing India wants IOA to resolve Sarita issue with AIBA October 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Seeking to distance itself from the controversy surrounding L Sarita Devi's semi-final loss in the Asian Games, recently-elected Boxing India President Sandeep Jajodia on Friday said the matter is for the IOA to resolve with world governing body AIBA. "Boxing India is saddened by the developments involving Ms. Sarita...
  • We have sought report from IOA on Sarita incident: Sports Minister October 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Three Union ministers on Wednesday came out in support of boxer Sarita Devi as sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal sought a report from the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on pugilist's controversial loss against Korean boxer in the semi-final of the Asian Games in Incheon. "We have sought a report from...
  • India fined for lastminute pullouts at Asiad September 21, 2014

    Incheon: The Indian Olympic Association has been fined USD 10,000 for withdrawing teams from the Asian Games at a late stage, but All India Tennis Association chief Anil Khanna is hopeful that the penalty would be withdrawn. Interestingly, the Indian contingent's chef de mission and Athletics Federation of India President Adille...
  • Hockey India not to send official as IOA delegate to Asian Games September 17, 2014

    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 September 13, 2014

    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 679strong 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 IOAappointed adhoc 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 19October 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 threemember 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 lastminute schedule change as highly "unprofessional" on the part of the organisers. The Indian Olympic Association Adhoc 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 drunkdriving 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

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9....
  • CWG 2014: Charges against Rajeev Mehta, Virender Malik dropped August 4, 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 paraathletes, at...
  • IOA divided over 2019 Asian Games bid June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: There are clear indications of the senior officebearers 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 multisporting 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 longtime flagbearer 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...