Sarbananda Sonowal instructs IOA to push for revoking ban on Laishram Sarita
Sarbananda Sonowal instructs IOA to push for revoking ban on Laishram Sarita

Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday said that he has instructed the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to take up Laishram Sarita Devi's suspension at the international forum and push for withdrawing the ban imposed on the Indian woman boxer.

Asian Games: Boxing row prompts `fair play` warning
Asian Games: Boxing row prompts `fair play` warning

Asian Games organisers Thursday urged boxing`s world body to "ensure fair play" after an Indian fighter tearfully refused her bronze medal in a row over judging.

Ministry sticks to USD 50 allowance for Asiad athletes
Ministry sticks to USD 50 allowance for Asiad athletes

The Sports Ministry has decided against making any change to the daily allowance of the Asian Games-bound athletes, keeping it at USD 50, which it plans to pay in one go after getting the Finance Ministry's clearance.

Govt clears 6 more managers including Olympian Jude Felix
Govt clears 6 more managers including Olympian Jude Felix

The government on Saturday added six managers, including Olympian Jude Felix who will also act as hockey coach, in the Indian contingent for Asian Games even though Indian Olympic Association had demanded for 23.

Asian Games 2014: Will pruning of contingent do any good to Indian sports?
Asian Games 2014: Will pruning of contingent do any good to Indian sports?

At a stage where we continue to yearn for medals, pruning down India's contingent from 944 to 679 for the Incheon Asian Games by the sports ministry, will only dent India's chances of shining at the Asia's biggest sporting spectacle.

AIBA says no to IOA role in boxing elections, Narsi resigns
AIBA says no to IOA role in boxing elections, Narsi resigns

In a major snub to the IOA, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) has turned down its request to conduct elections to form India's new federation even as Kishan Narsi resigned from the IOA-appointed ad-hoc committee for the sport after being appointed an observer for the September 11 polls.

Wait over, Indian footballers named in pruned Asiad contingent
Wait over, Indian footballers named in pruned Asiad contingent

Indian national team footballers heaved a sigh of relief after the sports ministry cleared their Asian Games participation while slashing the proposed size of the contingent by over a quarter on Tuesday.

No decision on Indian team for Asian Games yet: Sports Minister
No decision on Indian team for Asian Games yet: Sports Minister

The suspense over the strength of India's contingent at the upcoming Asian Games continued with Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today saying that a decision on the final list of athletes and officials will be taken in the next couple of days.

OCA warns India of penalty if it withdraws from some sports
OCA warns India of penalty if it withdraws from some sports

In an embarrassment to India, the country has been warned of heavy penalty by Olympic Council of Asia if it withdraws from sending teams in a few disciplines in the upcoming Asian Games, a development which led to the IOA slamming some government officials for "ruining sport".

IOA ad-hoc committee calls meeting, Boxing India fumes
IOA ad-hoc committee calls meeting, Boxing India fumes

The administrative mess in Indian boxing is showing no signs of ending as of now but the Indian Olympic Association's ad-hoc committee, in-charge of the sport right now, has called a meeting of the state associations to finalise the dates of the National Championship.

Indian Olympic Association sends government 935-strong list with 662 athletes for Asian Games
Indian Olympic Association sends government 935-strong list with 662 athletes for Asian Games

Indian Olympic Association Wednesday released a list of 935 athletes and officials for the upcoming Asian Games which the government said will be pruned down before finalising the final contingent early next week.

Ministry seeks report from IOA on officials` arrest in Glasgow

The government has sought a report on how Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Secretary General Rajeev Mehta and international wrestling referee Virender Malik were arrested by Police Scotland during the recently-concluded Commonwealth Games, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said Friday.

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.

Rajeev Mehta mulling legal action against Scotland Police

Indian Olympic Association (IOA) secretary general Rajeev Mehta today reitirated that there was some serious confusion as no charges were framed against him in the alleged drunk-driving case in Glasgow and is now mulling legal action against Scotland Police for damaging his reputation.

I wasn`t in a drunken state, says IOA secretary general Rajeev Mehta

Relieved after the courts dropped alleged charges of drunken driving and assualt, Indian Olympic Association secretary general Rajeev Mehta said that the entire case has been "represented in a wrong manner as he wasn`t driving in a drunken state".

Senior Indian sports officials, arrested in Glasgow, to be produced before court today

Two days after their arrest in Glasgow on separate charges, Indian Olympic Association (IOA) secretary general Rajeev Mehta and senior international wrestling referee Virender Malik will be produced in a court on Monday.

2014 Commonwealth Games: Who is Rajeev Mehta?

From being the president of the low-profile Kho Kho federation to secretary-general of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), Rajeev Mehta has had a meteoric rise in Indian sports.

IOA failed to submit comprehensive proposal for Asiad: Sarbananda Sonowal

Absence of a comprehensive proposal from the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) prevented the country from bidding for the 2019 Asian Games, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said today.

IOA writes to Prime Minister to save India`s Asiad bid

In a last-ditch attempt to salvage any hopes of India bidding for 2019 Asian Games, the Indian Olympic Association today sought an urgent meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking government`s support.

IOA`s Asiad bid in jeopardy

India`s chances of hosting the 2019 Asian Games was in jeopardy as the Olympic Council of Asia today refused the Indian Olympic Association`s request for extension of deadline for submission of final bid documents by 15 days.