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.
Lausanne (Switzerland): The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Wednesday agreed to have fresh elections and hold another Annual General Meeting (AGM) within a month to select their representatives, paving the way for its return to the Olympic fold after a ban was imposed on it last year.
Armed with a concrete action plan, India`s sports administrators will hold a crucial meeting with the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne today to draw a roadmap for the country`s return to the Olympic fold.
The Delhi High Court today refused to form a committee to conduct the affairs of Indian Olympic Association (IOA), recently suspended by International Olympic Committee (IOC) owing to the government`s alleged interference into its affairs and non-observance of Olympic charter by it.
Two officials with knowledge of the decision say the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has suspended India`s national Olympic committee - Indian Olympic Association - because of government interference.
Former IOA secretary general Randhir Singh on Tuesday said that the IOC`s decision to ban the Indian Olympic Association gives an "opportunity" to clean the mess, and insisted that the international body is not against the country but against the system.
Rattled by the International Olympic`s committee`s renewed threat to suspend India, the IOA is sending a two-member delegation to Lausanne to meet top IOC officials and resolve the vexed issues surrounding its upcoming elections.
Indian Olympics Association (IOA) Secretary General, Randhir Singh today said that by calling off the controversial December 5 election, the body can still avoid the suspension from the International Olympic Committee.
Tainted sports administrator Lalit Bhanot has filed his nomination for the post of Secretary General of the Indian Olympic Association, ending days of speculation on whether he will contest in the upcoming IOA elections to be held on November 25.
Clean Sports India, a movement for corruption-free sports in the country is seeking an investigation into how some people circulated mails faking its identity in connection with the upcoming elections of the national Olympic body.
The Sports Ministry has asked Indian Olympic Association to defer the South Asian Games to second half of 2014 but IOA acting president V K Malhotra today reacted strongly saying postponing the event at this stage will be a "standing shame" for the country.
The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Friday hailed pugilists Shiva Thapa, Sumit Sangwan and experienced Vijender Singh for qualifying for the London Olympics by virtue of their superb performances in the just-concluded Asian Olympic qualifiers in Astana, Kazakhstan.
The Delhi High Court today dismissed the petition of sports management firm Infinity Optimal Soultion (IOS) seeking a restraint on Olympic medallist boxer Vijender Singh from entering into a contract with rival Percept.