Veteran Indian sports administrator Randhir Singh on Tuesday stood down as Secretary General of the Olympic Council of Asia after occupying the post for 24 years since 1991 at the 34th General Assembly of the organisation here.
Miffed at the "interference" of Sports Ministry in its affairs, Indian Olympic Association today told the visiting International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach to convey to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi its opposition to the Sports Code of the government in its current form.
New Delhi, Apr 3 (PTI) IOC chief Thomas Bach calling on Prime Minister Narendra Modi later this month signals that the world body wants to see India as a major sporting power capable of hosting Olympic Games, said IOC honorary member Randhir Singh.
Former Indian Olympic Association Secretary General Randhir Singh has been made the honorary member of the International Olympic Committee at the just-concluded extraordinary session of the world's apex sports body in Monaco.
Incheon Asian Games will not compete with the big spending Guangzhou Asiad in terms of big budget but deliver an "economical and effective" multi-sporting event, its organising committee chief said Tuesday.
International Olympic Committee member in India, Randhir Singh today described the country`s return to Olympic fold as a "great development" but said the 14-month suspension would not have happened had the IOA "realised" the importance of the IOC Charter.
A usually reticent Sports Ministry was at its persuasive best as it fought for India`s reinclusion in the Olympic fold even as the corruption-tainted IOA embarrassed itself by trying hard to defy the IOC for most part of the year before being forced to bow under pressure in an eventful 2013.
In a bid to ensure absolute clarity on the constitutional amendments carried out by the IOA to bar charged-framed officials, the International Olympic Committee friday issued a guideline on how to implement the clause to avoid "unnecessary speculation or doubtful interpretation".
International Olympic Committee member in India, Randhir Singh on Wednesday asked the officials of suspended IOA to accept the IOC`s directive to bar charge-framed persons from contesting elections or face further action from the world body.
The Indian Olympic Association today decided to hold its Special General Body Meeting to amend its constitution on August 25 as directed by the IOC under the blueprint prepared for the country`s return to the Olympic fold.
With four days to go for the crucial meeting between Indian officials and the International Olympic Committee, efforts to persuade acting IOA President VK Malhotra and IOC member in India Randhir Singh to reconsider their decision to pull out have not borne fruit with both insisting on staying away.
Sports Ministry on Thursday termed Vijay Kumar Malhotra`s decision to stay away from the May 15 meeting with the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne as "disappointing" but said that the IOA acting chief`s presence would not have in any case mattered too much.
In a dramatic development, the IOA`s acting president V K Malhotra and IOC member in India Randhir Singh today pulled out of the crucial meeting with the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne next week, apparently miffed with the world body`s changed stance.
The IOC on Monday proposed to hold a meeting with Indian Olympic Association and government representativeS while maintaining that it would consider lifting of the ban on India only if the IOA holds elections solely under the Olympic Charter.
IOC member Randhir Singh today met Sports Minister Jitendra Singh to find a solution to get India back into the Olympic fold after the International Olympic Committee suspended it last December for government interference.
Blatantly defying the IOC`s diktat not to conduct any official activity after its suspension last month, the Indian Olympic Association has called a meeting of its Executive Council on January 19 here, the first assembly of the office bearers after being barred from the Olympic family.
2012 started with jubilation but ended with shame for the country`s Olympic movement as barely months after India came up with its best-ever medal haul at the Olympic Games in London, the IOA was slapped with a suspension by the IOC.
Former IOA secretary general Randhir Singh on Tuesday said that the IOC`s decision to ban the Indian Olympic Association gives an "opportunity" to clean the mess, and insisted that the international body is not against the country but against the system.