Claiming that all sports bodies including IOA are in "doldrums" and "controlled by businessmen and politicians", Digvijay Singh today made a strong pitch for only sportspersons having represented their states being their members.
Calling the working agreement between Hockey India and the Indian Hockey Federation a "bizarre live-in relationship", IOA acting President Vijay Kumar Malhotra said two federations for one discipline will never be accepted.
Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has hailed Randhir Singh`s re-election as the secretary general of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and described the development as a testimony of India`s growing prowess in the sporting world.
The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) outrightly rejected proposed National Sports Development Bill and said some associations and federations sided with Sports Ministry because of the "arm-twisting" and "bullying" by Government.
IOA officials may have been quick to appoint V K Malhotra as the acting president but there is no move to bring about a no-confidence resolution against Suresh Kalmadi who has been arrested on corruption charges.
Delighted with India’s performance in the recently-concluded Youth Olympics Games (YOG) in Singapore, IOA today felicitated the country’s medal winners in the inaugural quadrennial event with cash awards.
The chairman of IOA`s medical and anti-doping commission Manmohan Singh said the National Anti Doping Agency should clarify whether a few athletes deliberately evaded the recent surprise dope test or it was a lapse on their part
With the deadline to pay a hefty fine of USD 3.75 lakh to the International Weightlifting Federation just two weeks away, the Sports Ministry has written to the IOA for the second time in one month asking it resolve the issue.
The Sports Ministry has given the
Indian Olympic Association time till Thursday to submit a
comprehensive document with all the financial details if it
wants to get the government`s permission to bid for the 2019