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  • Asian Games: OCA gives Sarita Devi 'strong warning' after medal protest October 4, 2014

    Boxer L Sarita Devi has escaped with a warning after apologising for her petulant display at the Asian Games when she refused to accept her bronze medal. The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) said it was not impressed by her behaviour at the medal ceremony but decided to let her off...
  • BCCI interested only in business: Olympic Council of Asia October 4, 2014

    Incheon: BCCI's decision to not send Indian teams for the Asian Games drew sharp criticism from the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), which accused the influential cricket board of treating the sport just as a business venture. "They have not sent the team for the second time to the Games. While...
  • Asian Games: Olympic Council of Asia reinstates boxer Sarita's bronze after a hearing October 2, 2014

    Incheon: Putting an end to the status of the bronze medal won by Indian woman boxer L Sarita Devi, the Olympic Council of Asia on Thursday re-instated her medal in the 60kg category after a hearing with the India's Asian Games contingent officials. "I attended the OCA working group hearing...
  • Australia 'interested' in joining Asian Games September 23, 2014

    Australia has welcomed the idea of possibly competing at the Asian Games after Asian Olympic officials agreed to let Oceania nations join them in smaller multi-sports events. While there are no firm plans as yet to allow Oceania countries to compete at the main Asian Games, which are second in size...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • ICC praises BCCI, MCA, OCA for hosting Women's WC February 5, 2013

    Cuttack: The ICC chief executive Dave Richardson on Tuesday thanked Indian Cricket Board (BCCI), the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) and the Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) for successfully hosting the ongoing Women's World Cup. "We are extremely grateful to the BCCI, MCA and OCA who have really pulled out all the stops...
  • ICC lauds OCA effort in hosting Women's World Cup January 30, 2013

    Cuttack: After Pakistan team management's appreciation, ICC too has praised the hospitality and facilities provided by Odisha Cricket Association to Pakistan players, who are staying inside Barabati stadium premises here for the Women's World Cup to be played here and in Mumbai. The ICC endorsed the decision of the OCA...
  • Indian athletes can take part in OCA Games: OCA December 18, 2012

    New Delhi: The Olympic Council of Asia has barred officials of the suspended IOA from participating in OCA events, but said "as a special case" Indian atheltes will be allowed to take part in the OCA Games, including the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon under the IOC flag. The OCA's decision...
  • IOC warns IOA of possible disaffiliation November 23, 2012

    In a letter to the Indian Olympic Association, the International Olympic Committee threatened to disaffiliate the national sports body if it followed government guidelines in the upcoming polls....
  • IOC warns IOA of possible ban if Sport Code is followed in polls November 23, 2012

    New Delhi: In a new twist to controversial elections of the IOA, the International Olympic Committee on Friday warned of a possible ban on the national sports body if government regulations are followed in its poll on December 5. In a joint letter to Indian Olympic Association acting president Vijay Kumar...
  • Rooms for all at Doha Asiad: OCA October 30, 2006

    New Delhi: Allaying apprehensions over accommodation during December's Doha Asian Games, the Olympic Council of Asia has assured a hasslefree stay for all athletes and officials during the sporting extravaganza. The Asiad village in Doha, built at the cost of $500 million, has been constructed keeping in mind 10,000 athletes and...