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Two more NSFs join support to oust IOA chief N Ramachandran
Two more NSFs join support to oust IOA chief N Ramachandran

The move to oust Indian Olympic Association President (IOA) N Ramachandran on Tuesday got support from two more National Sports Federations, taking the total number of NSFs demanding a No Confidence Motion against him to 16.

IOC emerge as clear winners in SportAccord battle
IOC emerge as clear winners in SportAccord battle

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has emerged as the clear winner in a battle for influence over international sports federations as rival organisation SportAccord has been left in tatters.

Badminton joins SportAccord exodus over IOC attack
Badminton joins SportAccord exodus over IOC attack

Badminton has severed ties with SportAccord, adding its name to a fast-growing exodus of sports abandoning the umbrella organisation following a scathing attack by its chief on the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Tarun Gogoi asks Centre to take responsibility for hosting SAF

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday said that the state government had no objection to host the South Asian Federation (SAF) Games if the Centre takes the primary responsibility in this direction.

13 NSFs & nine state Olympic units support ouster of IOA chief
13 NSFs & nine state Olympic units support ouster of IOA chief

 The move to oust Indian Olympic Association President N Ramachandran has got support from 13 National Sports Federations and nine state Olympic units, demanding a No Confidence Motion against him by calling a Special General Meeting.

Six WADA non-compliant countries risk Olympic ban
Six WADA non-compliant countries risk Olympic ban

Six countries could find themselves banned from the Olympics and other major sporting competitions, an impatient World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) warned on Wednesday after declaring the nations non-compliant.

WADA lifts ban of Rio doping lab for 2016 Olympics
WADA lifts ban of Rio doping lab for 2016 Olympics

The Brazilian lab stripped of its accreditation for not meeting standards had its credentials restored by the World Anti-Doping Agency on Wednesday, clearing the way for it to conduct tests at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Table tennis presses for extra Olympic gold
Table tennis presses for extra Olympic gold

The international table tennis leader has pressed Olympic chief Thomas Bach for the sport to get an extra gold medal in the already crowded timetable for the 2020 Tokyo Games.

T20 Cricket to feature in 2020 Tokyo Olympics?
T20 Cricket to feature in 2020 Tokyo Olympics?

Cricket could become a reality in the next five years as almost 33 international sports federation have been invited to apply as potential new entrants for the biggest showdown in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics games.

Tokyo opens procedure for sports bidding to make 2020 Games
Tokyo opens procedure for sports bidding to make 2020 Games

Organisers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have officially launched the bidding process for sports hoping to be added to the Summer Games in Japan, the International Olympics Committee (IOC) confirmed on Tuesday.

Snow not a concern for Beijing to host 2022 Winter Games
Snow not a concern for Beijing to host 2022 Winter Games

Snow will not be a concern for Beijing and Chongli county to host snow sports if China win hosting rights of the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Olympics Federations consider SportAccord position after IOC row
Olympics Federations consider SportAccord position after IOC row

Several international federations will be reviewing their membership of sports umbrella organisation SportAccord next week after its president launched a scathing attack on the International Olympic Committee (IOC), they said on Saturday.

500 days out, Rio risks Olympics cost surge as building lags
500 days out, Rio risks Olympics cost surge as building lags

With less than 500 days until Rio de Janeiro hosts the Olympic Games, construction of several venues has not started and some major contracts have not even been tendered, setting the stage for a last-minute rush that will likely drive up costs.

Beijing steps up air quality control ahead of Olympics vote
Beijing steps up air quality control ahead of Olympics vote

China has scaled up air quality control in Beijing to bring down the city's pollution level significantly in a bid to win hosting rights for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.

Boxing pulls out of World Combat Games over IOC row
Boxing pulls out of World Combat Games over IOC row

Boxing will no longer be part of the World Combat Games and the international federation is also leaving the SportAccord umbrella organisation after its row with the International Olympic Committee, AIBA said on Thursday.

Five cities `interested` in hosting 2024 Games
Five cities `interested` in hosting 2024 Games

Five cities - Boston, Hamburg, Rome, Paris and Budapest - "are interested" in hosting the 2024 Olympic Games, IOC executive director Christophe Dubi disclosed on Tuesday.

IOA infighting continues despite Thomas Bach plea
IOA infighting continues despite Thomas Bach plea

India`s faction-ridden Olympic Association faces a power struggle that could threaten its involvement in future Games, just days after IOC head Thomas Bach told the body to stay united. 

IOA feud comes out in open, Hockey India demands GBM
IOA feud comes out in open, Hockey India demands GBM

 Just days after International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach's visit to the country, the factional feud within Indian Olympic Association surfaced today with a National Sports Federation head moving a No Confidence Motion against incumbent president N Ramachandran.

Dutch plan nationwide bid for 2019 European Games
Dutch plan nationwide bid for 2019 European Games

The Netherlands will launch a bid to host the second edition of the European Games in 2019, planning a financially low-risk nationwide concept for the continental competition.

Chess set for Winter Olympic Games gambit: Report
Chess set for Winter Olympic Games gambit: Report

The Winter Olympics, with its spectacular ski jumpers, daring speed skaters and athletic snowboarders, should welcome chess into its schedule, the chief of the game`s governing body told Chinese media Wednesday.