All sports bodies are in `doldrums`, says Digvijay

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.

Suresh Kalmadi is not a role model for athletes: VK Malhotra

Expressing his support for controversially elected IOA prez Lalit Bhanot, V K Malhotra said that charges against him for CWG scam are not yet proven.

IOA calls HI-IHF merger `bizarre live-in’

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.

IOA hails Randhir`s re-election as OCA secy gen

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.

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, NSFs seek PM`s intervention on Sports Bill

IOA and NSF have sought PM`s intervention in resolving the dispute arising out of the Sports Development Bill.

IOA lambasts Sports min for loosing sight of London Olympics

The Indian Olympic Association has criticised the Sports Ministry for loosing sight of 2012 London Olympics.

Govt bullying federations to agree to Sports Bill: IOA

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.

No move to bring no-confidence resolution against Kalmadi

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.

Government to ask IOA to elect new president

The government is likely to push
for a new president to head the Indian Olympic Association
following the arrest of incumbent Suresh Kalmadi in
connection with the Commonwealth Games scam.

Ministry asks IOA to explain constitutional amendments

Sports Ministry has asked the IOA to explain the constitutional amendments carried out at its General Assembly meeting.

IOA felicitates YOG medallists with cash awards

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.

IOA want clarification from NADA on dope issue

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

Kalmadi rules out paying weightlifting fine from IOA pocket

Kalmadi has ruled out giving any monetary assistance to IWF in paying the fine to the game`s world body.

Sports Ministry asks IOA to resolve weightlifting fine issue

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.

SAI starts camp for women world cup hockey

The Sports Authority of India (SAI) and Indian Olympics Association (IOA) have been asked to select the women`s hockey team for the upcoming World Cup in Rosario, Argentina later this month.

IOC asks IOA to make changes in constitution by mid-August

International Olympic Committee has asked the Indian body to amend its constitution and take away the voting rights of the state Olympic committees to prevent manipulation in elections.

Govt gives IOA time till Thursday to submit bid documents

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
Asian Games.

IOA rejects tenure regulations, Kalmadi called `dictator`

A defiant Indian Olympic
Association spurned Sports Ministry`s tenure limitation

Ministry asks IOA to discuss tenure limitation in meeting

The Sports Ministry shot off a letter to IOA, asking it to take up the contentious issue of tenure limitation of its office-bearers on Tuesday.