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Guwahati, Shillong likely to host SAF Games this year

Three years behind schedule, the South Asian Federation (SAF) Games may just see the light of the day this year in November with the Sports Ministry proposing the north-eastern cities of Guwahati and Shillong as possible venues for the regional showpiece.

National Games 2015 organisers get kudos
National Games 2015 organisers get kudos

A double onslaught by an angry media and an aggressive Left opposition had cast doubts on whether the 35th National Games could even be held on time. But the Kerala government has now won all-round praise from the prime minister, the president and the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) for the successful conduct of the Games.

Kerala edition, best National Games: IOA
Kerala edition, best National Games: IOA

 With the 35th National Games coming to a close, the Kerala government has been cited by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) which termed the event the best ever held.

Supreme Court notice to government on IOA plea opposing National Sports Code
Supreme Court notice to government on IOA plea opposing National Sports Code

The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the central government on a plea by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) challenging the enforcement of the National Sports Code (NSC) which prescribes the age and tenure of its office bearers as well as of the other national sports federations.

Ministry asks NSFs, IOA to conduct elections on time
Ministry asks NSFs, IOA to conduct elections on time

 The Sports Ministry has asked all National Sports Federations (NSFs) and the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to conduct their elections at least one month before the term of its office bearers.

IOA's Rs 2 L for departed netball player's family

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has announced a compensation of Rs two lakh for the family of Maharashtra netball player Mayuresh Pawar, who lost his life in the ongoing National Games in a freak accident here.

IOA expresses shock at player's death during National Games
IOA expresses shock at player's death during National Games

Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President N Ramachandran on Monday expressed shock and anguish after young netball player Mayurish Pawar's death cast a pall of gloom over the ongoing National Games here.

Withdrew because of health not due to BI-IOA standoff: Sumit Sangwan
Withdrew because of health not due to BI-IOA standoff: Sumit Sangwan

Unwilling to be caught in the tug of war between the Indian Olympic Association and Boxing India, rising Indian pugilist Sumit Sangwan on Saturday asserted that his pullout from the National Games here was caused by fitness issues and not the threat of a ban from BI.

No change in Kerala National Games schedule: IOA
No change in Kerala National Games schedule: IOA

The 35th National Games will be held in Kerala as scheduled from January 31 to February 14, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) announced on Friday, putting to rest speculations about postponement.

Jiji Thomson quits as SAI DG, slams government for injustice
Jiji Thomson quits as SAI DG, slams government for injustice

Sports Authority of India boss Jiji Thomson has quit with immediate effect citing injustice by the Government over his promotion and the IAS officer says his departure comes at an inopportune time with the Rio Olympics scheduled in mid 2016.

IOA to fund NSFs, state units; reward for CWG, Asiad medalists
IOA to fund NSFs, state units; reward for CWG, Asiad medalists

Indian Olympic Association on Friday laid out a plan to improve its financial condition by deciding to attract corporate sponsorship to fund the national sports federations and state Olympic bodies while also announcing cash rewards for medal winners of the 2014 Commonwealth and Asian Games.

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 likely to take decision on SAF Games, 2018 National Games
IOA likely to take decision on SAF Games, 2018 National Games

A decision on the venue and date of South Asian Federation Games to be hosted by the country and a host state for the 2018 National Games could be taken in the Annual General Body Meeting of the Indian Olympic Association here on Friday.

I'm baffled why IOA won't recognise us: Boxing India President
I'm baffled why IOA won't recognise us: Boxing India President

 Frustrated by Indian Olympic Association's refusal to grant them recognition, Boxing India President Sandeep Jajodia on Wednesday said he was "baffled" by IOA's logic of trying to keep an ad-hoc committee relevant even when an elected body is in place to run the sport.

IOA sitting on our application for recognition: BI
IOA sitting on our application for recognition: BI

A new body is in place to run boxing in India but the turmoil in the sport seems far from over with the Indian Olympic Association sitting on Boxing India's request for recognition even as its ad-hoc committee invited entries for next year's National Games despite having no validity.

Randhir Singh made honorary member of IOC
Randhir Singh made honorary member of IOC

Former Indian Olympic Association Secretary General Randhir Singh has been made the honorary member of the International Olympic Committee at the just-concluded extraordinary session of the world's apex sports body in Monaco.

We will pursue Sarita Devi's case: Sarbanand Sonowal
We will pursue Sarita Devi's case: Sarbanand Sonowal

 Sports Minister Sarbanand Sonowal on Tuesday said that the government is more than keen to pursue Indian woman boxer L Sarita Devi's matter with AIBA to get her suspension, which was imposed on her for not accepting the bronze medal at Asian Games medal ceremony, overturned.

Sachin Tendulkar writes letter to Sports Ministry, urges government to support Sarita Devi
Sachin Tendulkar writes letter to Sports Ministry, urges government to support Sarita Devi

Veteran boxer Sarita Devi, who is currently serving a provisional suspension, has found support from batting lengend Sachin Tendulkar who has written a letter to the Sports Minister urging him to support her and ensure that her career is not terminated prematurely.

Indian Govt asks states to implement provisions of Sports Code

The Sports Ministry has instructed all the states and the Union Territories to implement National Sports Development Code (NSCDI) for the sake of good governance and transparency in the functioning of state and district-level sports Associations.

Boxing India granted permanent membership in AIBA
Boxing India granted permanent membership in AIBA

Completing India's rehabilitation into the international boxing fold, AIBA on Friday unanimously gave permanent membership to the recently-elected Boxing India during its quadrennial congress in Jeju Islands, Korea.