Suspending chef-de-mission was nation's insult: IOA Secretary Mehta
Suspending chef-de-mission was nation's insult: IOA Secretary Mehta

Slamming AIBA's decision to not only hand provisional suspension to boxer Laishram Sarita Devi but also India's Asiad chef-de-mission Adille J. Sumariwalla, Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Secretary General Rajeev Mehta has said that the move is an insult to the nation.

Big names in Indian Super League will attract youngsters: Jerome Valcke
Big names in Indian Super League will attract youngsters: Jerome Valcke

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke Wednesday said the presence of big stars in the ongoing Indian Super League (ISL) will lure youngsters into taking up football, helping the growth of the sport in India.

FIFA hails Indian Super League
FIFA hails Indian Super League

The inaugural Indian Super League will help the cricket-mad nation develop a football culture with the ultimate aim of qualifying for the World Cup, a top FIFA official said Wednesday.

Narinder Batra seeks Sports Minister's support after Asian Games hockey high
Narinder Batra seeks Sports Minister's support after Asian Games hockey high

Hockey India secretary general Narinder Batra on Friday wrote to Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, requesting more support for the game to build on the success of the Incheon Asian Games.

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke to visit India in October
FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke to visit India in October

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke will be visiting India in October in what will be his second visit to the country in two years.

Rajeev Mehta avoids dais at Asian Games Torch Lighting ceremony

The IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta, who was arrested by the Scotland Police in an alleged drunk driving, during the recently-concluded Commonwealth Games, avoided coming on the dais despite being present at the Asiad Torch Lighting ceremony at Major Dhyan Chand Stadium, here Saturday.

Will conduct enquiry and report to govt on Glasgow arrests: N Ramachandran

Indian Olympic Association president N Ramachandran Saturday said that it will conduct an enquiry into the arrests of IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta and international wrestling referee Virender Malik during the Commonwealth Games and will give a report to the Government.

Boxing India elections on September 11

Boxing India Firday said it will conduct fresh elections on September 11 after being directed by the world governing body AIBA.

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.

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.

World Cup drunkeness worries FIFA

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has expressed concern about the level of drunkeness in Brazil`s World Cup stadiums.

UN chief wants world leaders to adopt new development goals

A new universal Sustainable Development Agenda will be launched next year after the expiry of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Friday.

FIFA`s Valcke says Suarez needs treatment

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez, who has been kicked out of the World Cup for biting an opponent, needs treatment to overcome his disciplinary problems, FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke said on Friday.

IOA sends expression of interest to host 2019 Asiad

Ending days of speculation, the Indian Olympic Association on Friday officially informed the Olympic Council of Asia its expression of interest to bid for the 2019 Asian Games after Vietnam capital Hanoi withdrew its hosting rights in April this year.

India loses race for Interpol Secretary General`s post

India has lost the race for the post of Interpol Secretary General with its Executive Committee appointing Germany`s Juergen Stock as the successor to present incumbent Ronald K Noble of the United States.

FIFA keeps mum on Qatar

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke on Monday refused to comment on fresh allegations of corruption surrounding the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.

Valcke takes aim at Brazil venue Natal

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke on Wednesday voiced fresh criticism of Brazil`s World Cup preparations by indicating the northeastern venue of Natal had work to do to be ready for the event starting June 12.

FIFA tells World Cup fans to `enjoy Brazil`

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has denied claims that football fans may face security threats during the World Cup in Brazil, asking them to enjoy their time in Brazil.

Rio violence does not threaten World Cup: FIFA

Deadly violence in Rio which saw tourist areas turned into battle grounds does not affect Brazil`s hosting of the World Cup, FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has said.

FIFA`s Valcke satisfied with Cuiaba

Visiting FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said Wednesday he was "satisfied" over preparations at the World Cup venue of Cuiaba in central Brazil, despite 15,000 seats still having to be fitted.