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IOA polls today, India likely to return to Olympic fold

Last Updated: Sunday, February 09, 2014, 10:36

Slammed by the sporting fraternity for bringing shame on the country, a beleaguered IOA will hold its much-awaited elections today which is expected to clear the decks for India`s return to the Olympic fold after 14 months of suspension by its parent body.

IOA polls today, India likely to return to Olympic fold

Last Updated: Sunday, February 09, 2014, 10:23

Slammed by the sporting fraternity for bringing shame on the country, a beleaguered IOA will hold its much-awaited elections today which is expected to clear the decks for India`s return to the Olympic fold after 14 months of suspension by its parent body.

CSI tells IOC, IOA elections could be challenged in court

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 15:52

Calling on the International Olympic Committee to stop Abhay Singh Chautala and Lalit Bhanot from being part of the IOA`s Electoral College, Clean Sports India (CSI) has told the IOC that given the "anomalies", the polls could end up being challenged in courts here.

IOA amends constitution under pressure from IOC

Last Updated: Sunday, December 08, 2013, 20:05

Left with no other option after being served an ultimatum by the International Olympic Committee, the IOA on sunday amended its constitution to bar charge-framed persons from contesting elections, in a development which is expected to pave the way for India`s return to the Olympic fold.

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.

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.

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.

Abhay Chautala attended IOA GBM as Athletics representative: Nachappa

Last Updated: Thursday, August 29, 2013, 16:28

Claiming that IOA chief Abhay Singh Chautala was not eligible to attend the August 25 Special General Body Meeting, Clean Sports India President Ashwini Nachappa has asked the International Olympic Committee not to heed to the decision taken by "few corrupt officials and politicians" in that conclave.

Happy to see IOC willing to clean up Indian sports, says Abhinav Bindra

Last Updated: Saturday, August 17, 2013, 18:38

Ace shooter Abhinav Bindra on Saturday applauded IOC`s decision to not change its stance on barring charge-sheeted persons from contesting Indian Olympic Association (IOA) elections, saying it was heartening to see the world body keen on cleaning up sports in the country.

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.