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IOA bows under pressure after an eventful 2013

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 12:47

A usually reticent Sports Ministry was at its persuasive best as it fought for India`s reinclusion in the Olympic fold even as the corruption-tainted IOA embarrassed itself by trying hard to defy the IOC for most part of the year before being forced to bow under pressure in an eventful 2013.

IOC issues guidelines on implementing amendments

Last Updated: Friday, December 13, 2013, 20:07

In a bid to ensure absolute clarity on the constitutional amendments carried out by the IOA to bar charged-framed officials, the International Olympic Committee friday issued a guideline on how to implement the clause to avoid "unnecessary speculation or doubtful interpretation".

IOA should accept IOC directive: Randhir Singh

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 18:55

International Olympic Committee member in India, Randhir Singh on Wednesday asked the officials of suspended IOA to accept the IOC`s directive to bar charge-framed persons from contesting elections or face further action from the world body.

IOA adjourns meeting, fixes Special GBM on August 25

Last Updated: Thursday, July 11, 2013, 19:46

The Indian Olympic Association today decided to hold its Special General Body Meeting to amend its constitution on August 25 as directed by the IOC under the blueprint prepared for the country`s return to the Olympic fold.

Randhir, Malhotra remain adamant on pullout from IOC-IOA meet

Last Updated: Saturday, May 11, 2013, 19:31

With four days to go for the crucial meeting between Indian officials and the International Olympic Committee, efforts to persuade acting IOA President VK Malhotra and IOC member in India Randhir Singh to reconsider their decision to pull out have not borne fruit with both insisting on staying away.

Malhotra`s presence does not matter too much: Sports Ministry

Last Updated: Thursday, May 09, 2013, 16:48

Sports Ministry on Thursday termed Vijay Kumar Malhotra`s decision to stay away from the May 15 meeting with the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne as "disappointing" but said that the IOA acting chief`s presence would not have in any case mattered too much.

Miffed Malhotra and Randhir pull out of joint meeting with IOC

Last Updated: Thursday, May 09, 2013, 16:46

In a dramatic development, the IOA`s acting president V K Malhotra and IOC member in India Randhir Singh today pulled out of the crucial meeting with the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne next week, apparently miffed with the world body`s changed stance.

Randhir Singh to meet Sports Minister on Tuesday

Last Updated: Monday, April 15, 2013, 19:07

Jitendra Singh and Randhir Singh are all set to have a formal meeting on Tuesday in the run-up to the crucial joint meeting with the International Olympic Committee.

IOC proposes meeting with Malhotra-led IOA, govt nominee

Last Updated: Monday, January 14, 2013, 19:07

The IOC on Monday proposed to hold a meeting with Indian Olympic Association and government representativeS while maintaining that it would consider lifting of the ban on India only if the IOA holds elections solely under the Olympic Charter.

Randhir meets Sports Minister, discusses IOA`s suspension

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 09, 2013, 21:53

IOC member Randhir Singh today met Sports Minister Jitendra Singh to find a solution to get India back into the Olympic fold after the International Olympic Committee suspended it last December for government interference.

IOA continues defiance of IOC, calls meeting on Jan 19

Last Updated: Friday, January 04, 2013, 18:57

Blatantly defying the IOC`s diktat not to conduct any official activity after its suspension last month, the Indian Olympic Association has called a meeting of its Executive Council on January 19 here, the first assembly of the office bearers after being barred from the Olympic family.

IOC tells Randhir to take action against `illegitimate` IOA

Last Updated: Thursday, December 20, 2012, 10:36

The IOC has asked its Indian member Randhir Singh to take all measures, including legal action, against "illegitimate individuals" claiming to represent the suspended IOA.