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Haryana Assembly condemns Abhay Singh Chautala for "selfish" conduct as IOA chief

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 14:36

The Haryana Assembly on Wednesday condemned the "obstinate and selfish conduct" of IOA President Abhay Singh Chautala "for causing incalculable damage to the career of sportspersons.

Indian Olympic Association hails return of wrestling to Olympic fold

Last Updated: Monday, September 09, 2013, 18:33

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Monday welcomed the return of wrestling in the 2020 Olympic Games, after the sport beat off bids from rivals squash, baseball and softball in an International Olympic Committee (IOC) vote.

IOA, grapplers welcome wrestling`s re-inclusion in Oly Games

Last Updated: Sunday, September 08, 2013, 22:08

Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and the wrestling fraternity of the country was ecstatic as wrestling on Sunday won a crucial International Olympic Committee (IOC) vote to regain its place in the Olympic sports roster.

Ministry takes dim view of Chautala`s attack on Bindra

Last Updated: Saturday, September 07, 2013, 18:34

The Union sports ministry Saturday stated that iconic sportspersons are "national heroes" and that it has "zero tolerance" to attacks on them.

Chautala`s statement doesn`t deserve reaction, says Abhinav Bindra

Last Updated: Saturday, September 07, 2013, 16:22

Ace shooter Abhinav Bindra has refused to react to the personal attack launched against him by Indian Olympic Association President Abhey Singh Chautala, saying the remarks made by the suspended body`s chief do not deserve a rebuttal.

Abhay Singh Chautala's personal attack on Bindra triggers outcry

Last Updated: Friday, September 06, 2013, 23:17

Furious with ace shooter Abhinav Bindra`s sustained campaign against tainted officials in the Indian Olympic Association, the suspended body`s President Abhey Singh on Friday launched a stinging personal attack on the former Olympic gold-medallist.

IOC sets Oct 31 deadline for IOA to clean house

Last Updated: Friday, September 06, 2013, 19:37

Hardening its stand against the IOA, the International Olympic Committee has asked the Indian body to sack "charge-framed" officials through constitutional amendments by October 31 and conduct fresh elections by December 15 to return to the Olympic fold.

Need to put in place an alternative mechanism, says Sports Minister

Last Updated: Friday, September 06, 2013, 19:22

Sports Minister Jitendra Singh on Friday slammed the diversionary tactics of Indian Olympic Association and said an alternative mechanism needs to be put in place to enable Indian athletes to compete under the national flag in the wake of IOA`s reluctance to adhere to IOC`s guidelines.

IOC shoots down compromise formula on chargesheet clause

Last Updated: Friday, September 06, 2013, 09:19

International Olympic Committee on Thursday rejected Indian Olympic Association`s compromise formula on the chargesheet clause even as a defiant IOA stuck to its stand that Indian law would prevail on these matters, further jeopardising the country`s chances of a quick return to the Olympic fold.

Ethics cannot be compromised, says Mahesh Bhupathi

Last Updated: Thursday, September 05, 2013, 22:11

Tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi today threw his weight behind a campaign, seeking good governance in Indian sports, saying that ethics in sport and sports administration are "non-negotiable".

IOC ban detrimental for Indian sports: Malhotra

Last Updated: Thursday, September 05, 2013, 20:17

Vijay Kumar Malhotra, the president of the recognised Indian Olympic Association (IOA), onThursday regretted International Olympic Committee’s decision aggainst revoking its suspension of India but promised his best efforts ensure the country`s return to the Olympic movement.

IOA continues to defy IOC on chargesheet clause

Last Updated: Thursday, September 05, 2013, 15:50

The suspended Indian Olympic Association continued to be in a defiant mood despite the IOC`s tough stand on the chargesheet clause, saying Indian law would prevail on these matters and the world body cannot force these provisions upon it.