Some highs, some lows but Indian sports grows in 2014
Some highs, some lows but Indian sports grows in 2014

Some stellar performances by seasoned veterans and promising youngsters continued to raise the bar in Olympic sports but there was heartbreak in equal measure when corruption scandals blighted India's favourite obsession, cricket, in a see-saw year for the country's sportspersons.

IOA refuses to recognise Boxing India, its prez slams AIBA
IOA refuses to recognise Boxing India, its prez slams AIBA

Indian Olympic Association rejected Boxing India's application for recognition as the national federation, with its president N Ramachandran saying that BI was "imposed" by the world body AIBA against the wishes of the IOA.

IOA to discuss Sarita Devi ban with Ministry officials on Oct 28
IOA to discuss Sarita Devi ban with Ministry officials on Oct 28

Rattled by the International Boxing Association's decision to provisionally suspend boxer L Sarita Devi for her protest at the Asian Games, the IOA will hold a meeting with Sports Ministry officials on October 28 to discuss the way forward.

Mary Kom named MVP of India's Asiad campaign
Mary Kom named MVP of India's Asiad campaign

 Olympic bronze medallist M C Mary Kom was on Monday chosen as the Most Valuable Player of India's Incheon Asian Games campaign at a felicitation of the medal winners by contingent sponsors here.

Will conduct enquiry and report to govt on Glasgow arrests: N Ramachandran

Indian Olympic Association president N Ramachandran Saturday said that it will conduct an enquiry into the arrests of IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta and international wrestling referee Virender Malik during the Commonwealth Games and will give a report to the Government.

It`s now or never for Indian squash, says disheartened Dipika Pallikal

Squash sensation Dipika Pallikal hopes her and Joshana Chinappa`s path-breaking doubles gold at the Commonwealth Games raises the profile of the racket sport in India and all stakeholders make a "much needed" effort to meet the dearth of world-class tournaments in the country.

Vijay Kumar named India`s flag-bearer at 2014 Commonwealth Games

India`s Olympic silver medallist pistol shooter, Vijay Kumar will be the flag-bearer for the country during the opening ceremony of 2014 Commonwealth Games, scheduled to take place on Wednesday.

35th National Games in Kerala from Jan 31-Feb 14

The 35th edition of the National Games will be held in Kerala from January 31 to February 14 next year in various venues across seven districts.

IOA is united on Asian Games bid issue: Ramachandran

Keen to convince the government on hosting 2019 Asian Games, the Indian Olympic Association today sought to present a united front with president N Ramachandran saying there is no division in the IOA top brass on the issue of bidding for the hosting rights of the Games.

IOA to unveil National Games schedule this week

Indian Olympic Association (IOA) is set to announce the schedule of the 35th National Games next week.

IOA Secy Gen trains gun on Prez on Asian Games bid issue

The infighting within the Indian Olympic Association has intensified with its secretary general Rajeev Mehta on Thursday saying that IOA president N Ramachandran will be solely responsible if the country fails to submit its bid to host the 2019 Asian Games.

IOA Secy Gen writes to NSFs for views on 2019 Asiad bid

IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta today asked all the National Sports Federations and state Olympic bodies to express their views in writing if the country should bid for 2019 Asian Games, saying the General Body Meeting cannot be called due to paucity of time.

Infighting in IOA, Secy Gen questions N Ramachandran on boxing issue

Infighting has broken out in the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) with its Secretary General Rajeev Mehta questioning his president N Ramachandran over the recognition of a new boxing association without consulting the executive.

India to bid for 2019 Asian Games?

While Incheon, a port city in northwestern Korea, is all set to hold the 17th Asian Games later this year, speculations are rife that India would be bidding for the 2019 Asian Games.

Journalist N Ramachandran dead

Veteran journalist and editorial advisor of `Kerala Kaumudi`, N Ramachandran, has passed away, his family said.

IOA forms ad-hoc panel to run boxing

To ensure that boxers and coaches remain affected by the Federation`s international termination and derecognition at home, the IOA on Thursday formed an ad-hoc Committee to handle issues related to coaching and selection in the beleaguered sport.

IOA to set up panel to pick boxers for CWG, Asiad

With Indian Boxing Federation`s return to the fold of its international body likely to take time, the Indian Olympic Association is set to constitute a committee to pick the teams for the upcoming Commonwealth and Asian Games.

Glasgow CWG organisers denies accreditation to hockey player

A miffed Hockey India today asked the Indian Olympic Association to withdraw the men`s hockey team from the Glasgow Commonwealth Games after it came to light that full-back Harbir Singh Sandhu has been denied accreditation by the organisers of the 2014 CWG.

IOC chief invites Ramachandran for discussion on Indian sports

In a significant development, IOA President N Ramachandran has been invited by International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach on March 26 in Lausanne, apparently, to discuss the roadmap of development of sports in the country, which last month came out of a 14-month suspension.

Will make Indian sports transparent or resign: Ramachandran

Recently-elected Indian Olympic Association President N Ramachandran has promised to make national federations more accountable and transparent in their functioning, saying that he would not hesitate to resign from his position if he fails to make a difference.