IOA officials tell Thomas Bach their opposition to Sports Bill
IOA officials tell Thomas Bach their opposition to Sports Bill

Miffed at the "interference" of Sports Ministry in its affairs, Indian Olympic Association today told the visiting International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach to convey to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi its opposition to the Sports Code of the government in its current form.

IOC chief arrives today, to meet PM Modi on Monday evening
IOC chief arrives today, to meet PM Modi on Monday evening

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach arrives here on Sunday for his one-day whirlwind visit and is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday to discus ways to take Indian sports forward amid speculation that the country might bid for 2024 Olympics.

Boxing India's EC meeting adjourned, Jajodia faces 'No Confidence Motion'
Boxing India's EC meeting adjourned, Jajodia faces 'No Confidence Motion'

With the rebels refusing to back down, Boxing India's Executive Committee meeting was today adjourned for "lack of quorum" even as disgruntled EC members vowed to bring in a 'No Confidence Motion' against BI President Sandeep Jajodia at General Body meeting on May 3.

Full blown revolt in Boxing India ahead of EC meet
Full blown revolt in Boxing India ahead of EC meet

Indian boxing could be thrown into turmoil with speculation rife that the sport's governing body, Boxing India, is on the verge of disintegration and its President Sandeep Jajodia might even resign at its Executive Committee meeting here tomorrow.

Boxing India president calls for Executive Council meet without secretary's knowledge
Boxing India president calls for Executive Council meet without secretary's knowledge

Trouble is brewing again in Indian boxing following the decision of Boxing India president to convene an Executive Council meet in Delhi on Thursday without the consent of the secretary general.

IOC chief Thomas Bach wants India to win more Olympic medals: N Ramachandran
IOC chief Thomas Bach wants India to win more Olympic medals: N Ramachandran

 International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, who is meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi later this month, feels that a huge country like India should win more Olympic medals and aim to become a sporting powerhouse in the future, according to IOA President N Ramachandran.

 Make activities, finances public: Ministry to IOA, NSFs
Make activities, finances public: Ministry to IOA, NSFs

In a bid to ensure transparency, the Sports Ministry today made it mandatory for the Indian Olympic Association and the national federations to disclose their activities and finances online, failing which their recognition could be reviewed.

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.