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Tag: Indian Olympic Association

IOA Urges Olympic Medallists, NSFs To Lead Olympic Day Celebrations

New Delhi: The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Saturday urged the country’s Olympic medallists, Olympians, National Sports Federations and other stakeholders to lead the way in celebrating Olympic Day on June 23. IOA President Narinder Batra said in a statement that some plans have already been shared with India’s national Olympic body. He said that […]

Narinder Batra addresses press
No Question Of Hosting 2026 CWG, Says Batra

New Delhi: There is no question of hosting the Commonwealth Games in 2026, Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Narinder Batra said on Friday even as secretary general Rajeev Mehta reiterated that the prospect of doing so shall be one of the topics to be discussed at the meeting of the executive committee which is scheduled […]

No Chance Of Bringing Back Shooting To 2022 Games: CGF Official

New Delhi: Shooting will not be added to the roster of the 2022 Birmingham Games despite Indian Olympic Association’s boycott threat, a Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) official said on Thursday, ahead of a crucial meeting between the two sports bodies. CGF chief Louise Martin and CEO David Gevemberg will meet IOA chief Narinder Batra and […]

Allow IOA Panel To Select Gymnasts For WC: Ministry To FIG

New Delhi: With the Gymnastic Federation of India (GFI) losing its recognition from the Indian government due to corrupt practices within the organisation, the Sports Ministry has requested the Federation Internationale de Gymnatisque (FIG) to allow the committee of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to select Indian athletes for the upcoming World Championship in Artistic Gymnastics. […]

Rijiju writes to UK MP for including shooting in 2022 CWG

New Delhi: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has written a letter to Nicky Morgan, Member of Parliament in the UK, asking for her personal intervention to get shooting included in the 2022 Commonwealth Games, scheduled to be held in Birmingham. In June, the executive board of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) had decided to exclude shooting […]

Committee Formed To Advise Govt On 'Fit India Movement'

New Delhi: An advisory committee comprising members of Indian Olympic Association (IOA), national sports federations (NSFs), government officials, private bodies and celebrated fitness enthusiasts has been formed to advise the government on the “Fit India Movement” which will be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 29. A statement from the Ministry of Youth […]

We want India at Commonwealth Games, no question: UK minister

London: The UK government has stepped in to back India in an ongoing row over Shooting being dropped from the Commonwealth Games to be held in the British city of Birmingham in 2022. Britain’s Sports Minister Nigel Adams said that India was an important Commonwealth country and he has written to the Commonwealth Games Federation […]

IOA to take final decision on 2022 CWG boycott next month

New Delhi: The Executive Council of the Indian Olympic Association will meet next month to take a final decision on its boycott call of 2022 Commonwealth Games, its Secretary General Rajeev Mehta said on Saturday. The IOA had proposed to boycott the 2022 Birmingham CWG in protest against the dropping of shooting from its roster […]

Abhinav Bindra not in favour of boycotting 2022 CWG

New Delhi: Abhinav Bindra, India’s only individual Olympic gold medallist, on Sunday said boycotting the 2022 Commonwealth Games is not an option, and advised the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to “load” the CWG committees with more of their people so that, in future, shooting is not excluded from the games. “Boycotts don’t win you influence. […]

IOA president writes to Kiren Rijiju, urging to boycott CWG Games 2022

New Delhi: Ace shooter Heena Sidhu had recently said that India should even consider pulling out of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham after shooting was excluded from the games. And she has found a backer in Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Narinder Batra. The chief has sent in a mail to the Sports Minister […]

Narinder Batra addresses press
IOA head Narinder Batra elected as IOC member

New Delhi: Indian Olympic Association (IOC) President Narinder Batra was on Wednesday elected a member of the International Olympic Committee, a statement said. He secured 58 votes out of 62, while four votes went against him. The announcement was made at the IOC session in Luasanne. Batra is the president of the Indian Olympic Association. […]

India submits bid to host 2023 IOC session

New Delhi: India on Tuesday offered to host the 2023 International Olympic Committee (IOC) session in Mumbai, a gathering where the host city for the 2030 Winter Olympics is expected to be chosen. The formal bid submission was done by Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Narinder Batra and IOC member Nita Ambani to International Olympic […]

IOA, HI urge SAI to improve food quality, hygiene

New Delhi: The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and Hockey India (HI) on Monday wrote to the Sports Authority of India (SAI) after the national men’s hockey team chief coach Harendra Singh complained about the quality of food and the hygiene level at the SAI centre in Bengaluru. Harendra, on Saturday wrote to HI, saying that […]

Odia gymnast Rakesh Patra in Indian squad for Commonwealth Games 2018

Bhubaneswar: Odia gymnast Rakesh Patra was finally selected in the Indian squad for the Commonwealth Games to be held at Gold Coast in Australia from April 4 -15, 2018. Patra who will represent India in the Rings and Parallel Bar event had secured fourth position in the recently concluded Gymnastics World Cup in Melbourne. Prior […]

Batra elected IOA chief

New Delhi: Narinder Batra defeated his rival Anil Khanna by an overwhelming majority to be elected the president of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) here on Thursday. Batra, who also heads the International Hockey Federation (FIH), garnered 142 votes to be elected IOA chief for a four-year term. Khanna got just 13 votes. He had […]

Goa to host 36th National Games, says minister

Panaji: The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Wednesday formally awarded to Goa the rights to host the 36th National Games, the coastal state’s Sports Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar said. Ajgaonkar said that IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta, in a letter to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday, had formally conferred the rights to the state to […]

IOA announces Rs 2 lakh for departed netball player's family

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has announced a compensation of Rs two lakh for the family of Maharashtra netball player Mayuresh Pawar, who lost his life in the ongoing National Games in a freak accident here

Boxers pack a punch but administrative mess continues in 2014

Inside the ring, the men and women who mattered gave their blood, sweat and tears to conquer adversity with elan but outside, sparring for power continued to cast a shadow on Indian boxing in a year which was sparkling in parts but also blighted by some unsavoury controversies

Ramachandran becomes IOA boss

The decks were cleared on Sunday for India's return to the Olympic fold after a 14-month suspension with Indian Olympic Association conducting its polls with N Ramachandran being elected as the president