NATIONAL SPORTS FEDERATIONS

  • Sports federations in India put an agelimit cap on officebearers July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: As many as 47 out of 54 sports federations in the country have amended their constitution setting 70 years as the age limit for all office bearers, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday. Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said during Question Hour, "Out of the 54 National Sports Federations...
  • Supreme Court notice to Sports Ministry on IHF's writ petition May 20, 2014

    Acting on a writ petition filed by the Indian Hockey Federation, the Supreme Court of India has issued a notice to the Sports Ministry seeking its reply as to why a stay order should not be put on its decision to grant National Sports Federation (NSF) status to Hockey India. According...
  • Hockey India gets govt recognition as the game's sole body of governance March 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Hockey India's (HI) bid to be the sole body of governance for the national sport in the country has got a shot in the arm after the Government of India recently accorded it the status of a National Sports Federation (NSF). Hockey India, which was derecognised by the Union...
  • Ministry issues Dec 31 deadline to NSFs to amend constitution November 28, 2013

    New Delhi: The sports ministry has issued a fresh deadline to eight National Sports Federations (NSFs), which have not yet amended their constitution in accordance with the sports code, asking them to submit the required documents by December 31, 2013, failing which their government recognition could be "impacted". The ministry, in...
  • Government acts tough with moneyminded players July 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Taking a strong note of Indian tennis players rebelling, the sports ministry on Thursday asked the Sports Authority of India (SAI) and National Sports Federations (NSFs) to come down hard on players who prefer prize money tournaments over representing the country. Sports secretary Pradip Deb didn't specify if the...
  • Status quo for IOA, until free and fair elections are held May 16, 2013

    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 May 15, 2013

    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...
  • BAI fixes age and tenure for its office bearers April 28, 2013

    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 on...
  • Sports Ministry asks NSFs to amend constitution January 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The Sports Ministry on Friday issued a letter to all the National Sports Federations asking them to amend their constitution in accordance with the sports code by January 31, failing which their recognition by the Government may be impacted. "The Government issued a letter to all the National Sports...
  • NADA doping list shows athletes not penalised November 18, 2011

    New Delhi: In a shocking revelation, several dopeflunked athletes were not penalised for their offences from 2001 to 2008 by their National Sports Federations (NSFs), and this came to light after the NADA antidoping panel released a list on the orders of the Delhi High Court. Around 120 athletes out of...