N Ramachandran

India open to possibility of bidding for 2032 Olympics, claims IOA boss N Ramachandran

India open to possibility of bidding for 2032 Olympics, claims IOA boss N Ramachandran

Ramachandran played down the cost factor in bidding for the Games, which are next scheduled in 2020 in the Japanese capital of Tokyo.

Jun 16, 2017, 20:31 PM IST
Not happy with repeated delays, Sports Minister Vijay Goel tells IOA to conduct National Games at the earliest

Not happy with repeated delays, Sports Minister Vijay Goel tells IOA to conduct National Games at the earliest

The National Games are supposed to take place every two years and last took place in Kerala in 2015 after a four-year gap.

May 24, 2017, 19:00 PM IST
With Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Chautala gone, Sports Ministry re-recognises Indian Olympic Association with immediate effect

With Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Chautala gone, Sports Ministry re-recognises Indian Olympic Association with immediate effect

IOA President N Ramachandran welcomed the ministry's decision.

Jan 13, 2017, 18:09 PM IST
IOA controversy: Sports minister Vijay Goel accuses N Ramachandran of equally guilty in appointments

IOA controversy: Sports minister Vijay Goel accuses N Ramachandran of equally guilty in appointments

Goel informed that the sports ministry has now issued a show cause notice to the IOA and given it time till tomorrow to respond.

Dec 29, 2016, 16:27 PM IST
World Squash Federation: Jacques Fontaine became 9th president, replaces N Ramachandran

World Squash Federation: Jacques Fontaine became 9th president, replaces N Ramachandran

Outgoing president Ramachandran failed to secure a place for squash on the Olympic Games 2020 Programme - a bid which was ultimately unsuccessful.

Nov 09, 2016, 22:22 PM IST
IOA chief overruled secretary on observer for boxing elections

IOA chief overruled secretary on observer for boxing elections

Ramachandran sent a mail to Mehta on September 24 saying there was no need to send an observer.

Sep 27, 2016, 17:56 PM IST
N Ramachandran awarded Olympic Order by IOC President Bach

N Ramachandran awarded Olympic Order by IOC President Bach

Ramachandran has been actively associated with several sports organisations.

Aug 21, 2016, 23:18 PM IST
2016 Rio Olympics: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan named goodwill ambassador of India's contingent

2016 Rio Olympics: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan named goodwill ambassador of India's contingent

The announcement was made in the presence of Olympic medallists and Rio star athletes.

Apr 23, 2016, 18:38 PM IST
Squash year-ender: N Ramachandran faces scathing attack, Joshna Chinappa stands out on court

Squash year-ender: N Ramachandran faces scathing attack, Joshna Chinappa stands out on court

Ramachandran faced a lot of heat, both as president of the WSF and the IOA, coinciding with his brother N Srinivasan's ouster from the ICC.

Dec 16, 2015, 15:50 PM IST
Squash pro body PSA blasts N​ Ramachandran for failed Olympic bid

Squash pro body PSA blasts N​ Ramachandran for failed Olympic bid

A PSA document states that Ramachandran continuing as WSF chief is an embarrassment to the sport.

Nov 09, 2015, 21:14 PM IST
SAF Games postponed to February next year

SAF Games postponed to February next year

The South Asian Games (SAF) which was scheduled to be held at Guwahati and Shillong from January 10 to 20 next year has been postponed by fifteen days to the second fortnight of February.

Oct 11, 2015, 22:34 PM IST
Yoga's promotion as sport not on communal lines: Government

Yoga's promotion as sport not on communal lines: Government

The government today insisted that recognition of Yoga as a competitive sport was not on communal lines and it was actually high time that it is seen as a proper game since it is an age old practice in India.

Sep 02, 2015, 19:56 PM IST
IOA chief 'disappointed' after HC takes away award

IOA chief 'disappointed' after HC takes away award

 Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president N. Ramachandran has expressed his disappointment after being stripped of the Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar by the Delhi High Court.

Sep 01, 2015, 18:12 PM IST
HC directs ministry to revoke IOA chief  N Ramachandran's Khel Protsahan Puraskar

HC directs ministry to revoke IOA chief N Ramachandran's Khel Protsahan Puraskar

The Delhi High Court (HC) directed the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS) to revoke the Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar awarded to IOA chief and World Squash Federation president N Ramachandran in 2011, according to a media report.

Sep 01, 2015, 14:04 PM IST
Squash to pitch for Olympic inclusion in Tokyo on Friday

Squash to pitch for Olympic inclusion in Tokyo on Friday

 World Squash Federation President N. Ramachandran and his team will make a presentation tomorrow to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics organising committee for consideration of the racquet sport in the Summer Games.

Aug 06, 2015, 17:10 PM IST
IOA president dismisses Narinder Batra's demand to call SGM

IOA president dismisses Narinder Batra's demand to call SGM

Indian Olympic Association chief N Ramachandran on Friday dismissed Narinder Batra's claim of having requisite support to bring a no confidence motion against him, saying that the Hockey India boss does not even have enough backers to call a Special General Meeting to propose the move.

Jun 26, 2015, 20:06 PM IST

South Asian Games to be held from Dec 10-20

 The 12th South Asian Games will be held in Guwahati and Shillong from December 10 to 20, it was finalised on Tuesday.

Jun 23, 2015, 22:45 PM IST
IOA chief slaps Batra Rs 10 crore defamation notice

IOA chief slaps Batra Rs 10 crore defamation notice

 Indian Olympic Association chief N Ramachandran has slapped a defamation notice on Narinder Batra, demanding Rs 10 crore for allegedly damaging his reputation by his bribery allegations even as the Hockey India President dared the IOA boss to sue him in a court of law.

Jun 23, 2015, 17:59 PM IST
Narinder Batra alleges IOA chief offered him money, N Ramachandran rebuts claim

Narinder Batra alleges IOA chief offered him money, N Ramachandran rebuts claim

The infighting within the IOA took a sensational turn on Saturday with Narinder Batra alleging that N Ramachandran camp offered him a huge sum of money in return for his support during the elections last year, a claim strongly rebutted by the incumbent IOA President.

Jun 20, 2015, 19:16 PM IST
No clarity over strength of support regarding IOA chief N Ramachandran's ouster

No clarity over strength of support regarding IOA chief N Ramachandran's ouster

All India Football Federation has joined the bandwagon of those national and state sports bodies which have called for the ouster of Indian Olympic Association chief N Ramachandran even as there's no clarity regarding the strength of the support of the move.

Jun 18, 2015, 20:59 PM IST