Narinder Batra alleges IOA chief offered him money, N Ramachandran rebuts claim
Narinder Batra alleges IOA chief offered him money, N Ramachandran rebuts claim

The infighting within the IOA took a sensational turn on Saturday with Narinder Batra alleging that N Ramachandran camp offered him a huge sum of money in return for his support during the elections last year, a claim strongly rebutted by the incumbent IOA President.

IOA sets up 2-member committee for smooth conduct of QBR

Indian Olympic Association today set up a two-member committee of senior officials for the smooth conduct of 2014 Commonwealth Games Queen`s Baton Relay in Agra and here even as it decided to invite mostly Delhi-based 2010 CWG medal winners for the programmes on October 12 and 13.

Ravi Kapoor nominated Chef De Mission for Asian indoor games

General Secretary of Kurash Association of India Ravi Kapoor has been nominated as Chef de Mission of the Indian contingent for the 4th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games to be held in Korea.

Made sure that all top archers participate in Nationals: Malhotra

The AAI president V K Malhotra on Saturday said that in order to make the competition tougher, they wanted all the top archers to participate in the ongoing National Ranking Championship which will be considered as trial for World Cup (Stage III) in Columbia.

IOA to amend constitution before July 15, polls before Sept 1

The International Olympic Committee on Friday issued the roadmap for India`s return to the Olympic fold under which the IOA will have to amend its constitution before July 15.

Miffed Malhotra and Randhir pull out of joint meeting with IOC

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.

We want a copy inquiry report of Pratima`s death: AAI chief

Expressing shock over the untimely death of India international Pratima Boro, Archery Association of India president V K Malhotra on Saturday demanded that the inquiry report into the tragic incident be sent to him "at the earliest".

Sports ministry assures unified front before IOC

Sports Minister Jitendra Singh said the country will put up a unified front at the meeting with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) May 7 in a bid to lift the suspension slapped on India.

Stand-off over Sports Code nearing resolution: Sports Minister

Sports Minister Jitendra Singh said on Wednesday that the stand-off between the government and the IOA over the contentious Sports Code was nearing resolution, a development which could pave the way for India putting up a united front in the joint meeting with the IOC in May.

IOA willing to amend constitution in line with Code: official

The suspended Indian Olympic Association is willing to amend its constitution in line with age and tenure guidelines of the controversial Sports Code of the government, a top IOA official said on Saturday.

CSI writes to IOC, accuses Malhotra of guarding corrupt system

Clean Sports India, a movement for corruption-free sports in the country, on Friday wrote to the International Olympic Committee, accusing acting Indian Olympic Association president V K Malhotra of protecting corrupt and inefficient system under the garb of "autonomy".

IOA seeks direction from IOC on joint meeting

The Indian Olympic Association has sought directions from its world parent body on how to resolve the country`s ban from the Olympic movement, after a crucial joint meeting was postponed for the second time in two months, due to the stand-off between the IOA and the government.

BJP gears to corner Dikshit govt in Assembly

The budget session of Delhi Assembly which will begin on Wednesday is likely to see an aggressive BJP taking on the government on a range of issues.

IOA to go ahead with Executive Council meeting

Undeterred by IOC`s refusal to recognise it, the Indian Olympic Association has decided to go ahead with its Executive Council meeting on January 19, a move which could put National Sports Federations in a spot in the wake of the world body`s warning not to deal with the IOA.

Govt seeks explanation on Malhotra`s election as AAI chief

The Sports Ministry has sought an explanation from the Archery Association of India (AAI) regarding its recently held polls in which V K Malhotra was elected president for the 10th term.

CSI appeals to PM to ensure IOA poll is held under Sports Code

Cleans Sports India, a movement for corruption-free sports in the country, today appealed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and sought his intervention as far as following the Sports Code in the upcoming IOA elections was concerned.

Abhay`s brother writes to IOC, says Randhir violated Charter

Table Tennis Federation of India president Ajay Chautala today claimed that Randhir Singh has violated the Olympic Charter by approaching the government to seek clarification on his candidature for the president`s post of the upcoming polls of the Indian Olympic Association.

Malhotra has no authority to appoint new EC chairman: Randhir

IOA presidential candidate Randhir Singh has questioned the authority of acting chief V K Malhotra to appoint the new chairman of Election Commission for next week`s polls following S Y Quraishi`s resignation, which has evoked sharp reaction from rival Abhay Singh Chautala`s camp.

Rival camps bicker over election postponement

The sudden resignation of S Y Quraishi, the chairman of the IOA`s election commission, today sparked off a fresh round of bickering between the two rival camps, who are holding each other responsible for the postponement of the November 25 polls.

Quraishi resigns, IOA elections likely to be postponed

The much-awaited Indian Olympic Association`s election took a dramatic twist on Saturday with the chairman of the election committee, S Y Quraishi resigning from the post, leading to a likely postponement of the controversial polls barely a week before the scheduled date.