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  • Thomas Bach's visit will boost Indian sports, says OCA secretary Yesterday

    New Delhi: International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach's visit to India will boost the profile of Olympic sports in the country regardless of whether it bids for the Games, according to a local official. Olympic Council of Asia secretary-general Randhir Singh made the comments ahead of Bach's arrival later Sunday and...
  • IOC chief to meet PM Modi to discuss ways to take Indian sports forward 3 days ago

    New Delhi: International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach arrives on Sunday for his one-day whirlwind visit and is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday to discuss ways to take Indian sports forward amid speculation that the country might bid for 2024 Olympics. Bach, who will be on his...
  • Federations quit sports group after attack on IOC chief Thomas Bach 1 week ago

    Sochi: Athletics' world body on Monday led a withdrawal from a major international sports association after its leader launched a scathing public attack on IOC chief Thomas Bach. Controversy erupted at the SportAccord convention in the Russian resort of Sochi after its chief Marius Vizer accused Bach of blocking his plans...
  • IOC launches whistleblower hotline on match-fixing April 14, 2015

    London: The IOC on Monday set up a hotline for whistleblowers to report match-fixing and other corruption in a new initiative to protect the integrity and credibility of the Olympics and other sports competitions. The International Olympic Committee said the web-based "integrity and compliance hotline" is open to athletes, coaches, referees...
  • Indonesia resolve Olympic ring row, avoid IOC ban April 4, 2015

    Indonesia is set to retain the hosting rights of the 2018 Asian Games and avoid an International Olympic Committee (IOC) ban after resolving a row over the use of the Olympic rings logo. The IOC had allowed only the Indonesian Olympic Committee (KOI) to use the iconic logo featuring five different...
  • IOC wants to see India as major sporting power, says Randhir Singh April 3, 2015

    New Delhi: IOC chief Thomas Bach calling on Prime Minister Narendra Modi later this month signals that the world body wants to see India as a major sporting power capable of hosting Olympic Games, said IOC honorary member Randhir Singh today. "I spoke to IOC president earlier in the day and...
  • IOC to pay president Thomas Bach 225,000 euros a year April 3, 2015

    Geneva: The International Olympic Committee has said it will give president Thomas Bach 225,000 euros ($243,600) a year to cover his costs. The IOC said in a statement on Thursday that it was making public details of proposed payments to executive board members "with a view to ensuring total transparency", reports...
  • India to bid for 2024 Olympic Games: reports April 2, 2015

    India seems to be going in the right track in order to revive sports in the country and if India manages to win the bid, the venue might well be Ahmedabad. Sources close to The Tribune have confirmed the recent developments of a formal plan being worked upon to host the...
  • India to help Lanka develop regional petroleum hub: IOC signs pact March 13, 2015

    Colombo: India will help Sri Lanka develop its Trincomalee town as a regional petroleum hub and Indian Oil Corporation has reached a joint-development pact with Ceylon Petroleum Corporation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday. The agreement as well as a task force to implement it were announced after a meeting...
  • IOC mourns French athletes' death in helicopter crash March 11, 2015

    Geneva: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has mourned the death of three French athletes who were killed in an helicopter crash in Argentina on Monday. London Olympic swimming champion Camille Muffat, Beijing Olympic boxing bronze medallist Alexis Vastine and yachtswoman Florence Arthaud were among ten people killed when two helicopters collided...
  • FIH signs up for IOC's anti-betting measures January 19, 2015

    Lausanne: The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has signed up to the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Integrity Betting Intelligence System (IBIS). As an intelligence sharing digital platform, IBIS will enable FIH and its 132 member national associations to access an extensive network of monitoring and data-sharing across sports, event owners and the...
  • DBT for LPG world's largest direct benefit transfer scheme December 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The ambitious scheme of giving cash subsidy on cooking gas directly to consumers has become the world's largest direct benefit transfer with 2.5 crore households getting about Rs 550 crore since November 15. The direct benefit transfer on LPG (DBTL), under which cash...
  • IOC clears way for more than one Olympic Games host city December 8, 2014

    The International Olympic Committee on Monday voted to allow host cities to move competitions to other towns, or countries, in a break with the tradition of keeping the Games in one location. The decision fuels speculation regarding the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, with sources telling Reuters on Saturday that talks were...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • J&K floods: Oil installations under water, IOC airlifts aviation fuel to aid air sorties September 11, 2014

    Certain oil installations in the flood ravaged state of Jammu and Kashmir are under water, oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan informed the media on Thursday. However, to deal with any adverse eventuality, Indian Oil Corp (IOC) has airlifted aviation fuel (ATF) to Srinagar to aid air sorties to the marooned valley. ...
  • IOC airlifts aviation fuel to Srinagar to aid flood relief September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: As the Army stepped up rescue operations in the flood ravaged Kashmir Valley, Indian Oil Corp (IOC) has airlifted aviation fuel (ATF) to Srinagar to aid air sorties to the marooned valley. Indian Army has swarmed jets, choppers and boats to rescue more than 82,000 people so far after...
  • Rugby returns to Olympic programme at Nanjing August 13, 2014

    Rugby will make its return to the Olympic programme after 92 years at the second Youth Olympic Games scheduled to open in Nanjing on Saturday in the form of rugby sevens ahead of its reappearance at the Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro in 2016. In 2009, the International Olympic Committee...
  • Sports Minister aks IOC to intervene on turban row July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday has asked the the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to take up the issue of Indian basketball players being barred from wearing turban at the 5th FIBA Asia Cup held in China. Two Sikh players, Amritpal Singh and Amjyot Singh, were asked to remove...
  • IOC seeks exemption for LPG plant operations from strikes June 7, 2014

    Kochi: Public sector Indian Oil Corporation wants operations of LPG bottling plants to be included in the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) and has sought exemption for such facilities from strikes. IOC had lost over 20 working days due to strikes in Kerala last year. The company, which is the...
  • Nonsubsidised LPG price cut by Rs 23.50, jet fuel by 1.8 pc June 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Jet fuel prices have been cut by 1.8 per cent and rates of nonsubsidised cooking gas (LPG) by Rs 23.50 per cylinder after the rupee's appreciation lowered import costs. The price of jet fuel, also known as aviation turbine fuel (ATF), at Delhi was cut by Rs 1,285.89 per...
  • Who is Manjunath: A unique 'WhistleBlowing' campaign announced for upcoming film 'Manjunath' promotions May 1, 2014

    Mumbai: A unique marketing campaign called 'WhistleBlowing', aimed at encouraging the youths to speak up and stand for what is right, has been launched as part of the marketing initiative of 'Manjunath', an extraordinary story of an ordinary man. Viacom18 Motion Pictures announced the campaign at an event here Wednesday. A biopic...
  • IOC to cut petrol prices by 1.2 per cent from Wednesday April 15, 2014

    Indian Oil Corp Ltd will cut retail prices of petrol by 1.2 per cent from Wednesday as the rupee has strengthened against the dollar since the last revision, it said in a statement on Tuesday. In 2010, the Indian government allowed fuel retailers to charge market rates for petrol and later...
  • IOC chief invites Ramachandran for discussion on Indian sports March 18, 2014

    New Delhi: In a significant development, IOA president N Ramachandran has been invited by International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach on March 26 in Lausanne, apparently, to discuss the roadmap of development of sports in the country, which last month came out of a 14-month suspension. The newly-elected IOA Executive Body...
  • India seek IOC help for drafting anti-fixing law February 23, 2014

    New Delhi: India have sought inputs from International Olympic Committee (IOC) to fine tune its proposed comprehensive legislation on prevention of "match and spot fixing" in the backdrop of such allegations in cricket. In a letter to IOC Director General Christophe De Kepper, Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports...
  • Fencing Association of India reinstated by its world body February 17, 2014

    New Delhi: With the IOA's return to the Olympic fold, Indian fencers will be able to represent the country after Fencing Association of India's (FAI) suspension has been revoked by the sport's international federation. The FAI has been suspended by International Fencing Federation (FIE) after International Olympic Committee suspended India on...
  • Fiscal deficit in Vote on Account may impress market: Choksey February 14, 2014

    According to Deven Choksey, government would probably discuss fiscal deficit which is much healthier, but there is unlikely to be any change in market movement due to Vote on Account on Monday. According to Deven Choksey, government would probably discuss fiscal deficit which is much healthier, but there is unlikely to...
  • Tricolour to be hoisted at Sochi Games on Feb 16 February 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The suspension on the Indian Olympic Association having been lifted by the world body, the tricolour will be hoisted at the Winter Olympic Games Village in Sochi, Russia on February 16. Senior officials of the International Olympic Committee and Sochi Organising Committee for the 2014 Winter Games are expected...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai February 11, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...