HC issues notices to Ministry of Youth Affairs

The Madras High Court on Thursday issued notices to Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, New Delhi, Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu and Indian Olympic Association.

IOA rejects HI-IHF agreement

Indian Olympic Association has rejected the agreement reached between the Indian Hockey Federation and Hockey India.

IOA refuses to be sympathatic to athletes

The Indian Olympic Association on Friday suspected that Sports Authority of India officials may be involved in the recent dope scandal, involving the top athletes, and vowed not to help the guilty this time around.

IOA for mandatory dope testing of Indian athletes

Acting Indian Olympic Association President Vijay Kumar Malhotra on Friday wrote a letter to the Sports Ministry, asking to make it mandatory to carry out dope tests for Indian athletes.

IOA chief demands judicial inquiry into doping

Acting Indian Olympic Association President Vijay Kumar Malhotra on Thursday called for an immediate judicial inquiry into the doping incidents.

IOA criticises govt for leaving it out from HI, IH

A miffed Indian Olympic Association on Friday hit out at the Sports Ministry for not
involving it in tomorrow`s merger talks to resolve the
long-standing dispute between Hockey India and the Indian
Hockey Federation.

IOA, NSFs reject National Sports Development Bill

The Indian Olympic Association and the National Sports Federations unanimously rejected the National Sports Development Bill.

IOA Executive Board meeting on May 24

IOA has convened an Executive Board meeting on May 24 for discussions after Suresh Kalmadi`s arrest.

IOA mulls to include more former sportspersons in administration

Indian Olympic Association is contemplating to include more former sportspersons in the administration of various national federations, its president Suresh Kalmadi said on Friday.

Defiant Kalmadi says he will not step down as IOA President

A defiant Suresh Kalmadi refused to comment on his removal as Chairman of the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee but made it clear that he will not step down from his other post of Indian Olympic Association President.

National Games will be held as per scheduled: Kalmadi

Indian Olympic Association President Suresh Kalmadi, who was removed as CWG OC Chairman by the government, said the 34th edition of the National Games will be held as per schedule from February 12 to 26.

No leniency for those who fail the dope test: Malhotra

Indian Olympic Association vice-president Vijay Kumar Malhotra said the Sports Ministry should immediately initiate a high-level inquiry to find out the culprits who are responsible for sports persons failing dope tests.

IOA mourns demise of Ashoke Ghosh

Indian Olympic Association on Thursday
mourned the death of its former top official Ashoke Ghosh who
breathed his last at wee hours today at his home in Kolkata
after a heart attack.

Malhotra lashes out at Delhi govt for CWG corruption

Indian Olympic Association vice-President and BJP leader VK Malhotra lambasted the Delhi government for the corruption and inordinate delays that have marred the build-up to the Commonwealth Games.

Hounded Kalmadi takes refuge in CM`s car

Indian Olympic Association President Suresh Kalmadi had to plead Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit to rescue him from the chasing scribes.

IWF to ask for IOA help to pay USD 1 lakh third instalment

Faced with difficulty in paying a hefty USD 1 lakh as the third instalment of fine to its international body, Indian Weightlifting Federation has asked the Indian Olympic Association to bail it out.

IOA-Sports Ministry tussle over tenure limitation continues

IOC officials in Lausanne, IOA and the government continued to wrangle over the tenure limitation issue with the sports body.

Govt interference unwelcome but NSF should introspect: Experts

The Center’s directive to the National Sports Federations to ensure fix tenure of its office-bearers is an interference in the working of sports bodies, say experts.

IOA and Ministry should work together: Randhir

Indian Olympic Association Secretary General Randhir Singh today said
the IOA and the Sports Ministry need to work together for the
sake of country`s image.

There was no need to consult govt before going to IOC: Randhir

Indian Olympic Association (IOA) secretary general Randhir Singh is rather amused by Sports Ministry`s opinion that he should have consulted the government before discussing the contentious tenure limitation guidelines.