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Asian Games 2018: 20-year-old javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra to be flag bearer for India

The Indian Olympic Association on Friday named javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra as India’s flag-bearer for the 2018 Asian Games opening ceremony. 

Aug 10, 2018, 18:32 PM IST

Asian Games 2018: Handball Federation of India 'relieved' after inclusion of men's team

Secretary of Handball Federation of India (HFI) Anandeshwar Pandey on Wednesday said that were relieved as the decision of including the men`s team for the 2018 Asian Games was in their favour.

Jul 19, 2018, 15:50 PM IST

Government asks IOA to reconsider selection of teams, athletes for Asian Games 2018

The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports on Wednesday wrote a letter to the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) asking them to reconsider the selection of teams or athletes for the upcoming Asian Games 2018.

Jul 19, 2018, 14:09 PM IST

IOA decides not to send 'incompetent' football teams to Asian Games, AIFF calls it 'myopic stance'

With this decision, it will be the first time since the 1994 Hiroshima edition that an Indian team will not take part in the football competition of the Asian Games, which is an U-23 event with three over-age players being allowed.

Jul 02, 2018, 13:54 PM IST

Indian Olympic Association to follow 'No accreditation policy' for parents at Asian Games

 Left with bitter experience after Saina Nehwal's pull-out threat during the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has decided to strictly follow "no accreditation policy" for the parents of sportspersons during the upcoming Asian Games in Indonesia.

Jun 03, 2018, 13:12 PM IST

India on the right path to become a sporting powerhouse, says IOA chief Narinder Batra

After the Indian contingent finished third in the medals tally at the just concluded 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG), an elated Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Chief Narinder Dhruv Batra on Monday said the nation is on the right path to become a sporting powerhouse.

Apr 16, 2018, 15:32 PM IST

Ministry clears 221 athletes and 104 officials for Commonwealth Games, including PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal's parents

The Sports Ministry on Monday cleared a 325-member Indian contingent, including 221 athletes, for the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast next month but dropped two contingent staff named by the Indian Olympic Association.

Mar 26, 2018, 20:18 PM IST

IOA, Sports Ministry at loggerheads over officials for Commonwealth Games

Less than two weeks before the Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Gold Coast, Australia, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and the Sports Ministry are at loggerheads over approving names of officials in the Indian contingent. 

Mar 22, 2018, 16:38 PM IST

India's CWG-bound athletes to get Rs 50 lakh insurance cover

All the 227 Indian athletes who will take part in the coming Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, will get a Rs 50 lakh insurance cover, it was announced on Monday.

Feb 26, 2018, 21:50 PM IST

Will try to keep shooting in Commonwealth Games, assures IOA

Concerned over the possibility that shooting may be scrapped from the 2022 Commonwealth Games (CWG), Indian Olympic Association's (IOA) secretary general Rajeev Mehta on Monday said he will strive to ensure that the sport is retained in the quadrennial multi-discipline event.

Feb 26, 2018, 17:15 PM IST

Only cricket can function without government grants in India, says IOA president Narinder Batra

Indian Olympic Association president Narinder Batra today made it clear that the national sports governing body cannot send the athletes for the upcoming Commonwealth Games on its own cost as it still needs government grant for its functioning.

Feb 26, 2018, 16:13 PM IST

India to send 225 athletes for Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018

The 225 athletes will participate in a total number of 15 sports disciplines in the tournament, as compared to the total number of 215 participants four years ago.

Feb 17, 2018, 18:54 PM IST

IOA writes to CGF to include Sakina Khatun in India's CWG squad

The powerlifter had threatened to commit suicide if not selected.

Feb 08, 2018, 19:44 PM IST

IOA names Vikram Sisodia as India's Chef-de-Mission for CWG 2018

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Tuesday appointed its joint secretary Vikram Singh Sisodia as the Chef-de-Mission for the coming Commonwealth Games (CWG) to be held in Gold Coast, Australia. The IOA also appointed three team managers to accompany Sisodia and help him in the day-to-day duties during the Games.

Jan 31, 2018, 15:19 PM IST

IOA chief Narinder Batra defends controversial appointment of Pawandeep Kohli

Indian Olympic Association president Narinder Batra on Saturday stood by the appointment of Pawandeep Singh Kohli as chairman of its medical commission, a move that raised a few eyebrows.

Jan 13, 2018, 20:18 PM IST

We'll object if shooting scrapped from 2022 CWG, says IOA

Indian Olympic Association is yet to get an official confirmation about shooting being scrapped from the programme of 2022 Commonwealth Games but said it will ask the organisers to reconsider its decision.

Dec 23, 2017, 17:42 PM IST

New president Narinder Batra takes charge in IOA

Former secretary general and the honorary member of the International Olympic Committee from India Randhir Singh has been made the IOA life president.

Dec 15, 2017, 21:06 PM IST

IOA Elections: Narinder Batra, Anil Khanna in fray for president post

Incumbent secretary general Rajeev Mehta will be re-elected for his second four-year term as he was the lone candidate to have filed the nomination papers.

Dec 03, 2017, 23:50 PM IST

Decks cleared for Narinder Batra's election as new Indian Olympic Association boss

The highest decision-making body of the IOA, in its special meeting, unanimously decided to allow office bearers and members of the Executive Council elected in 2012 and 2014 to contest for the post of president and secretary general in the December 14 polls.

Nov 29, 2017, 18:36 PM IST

Indian Olympic Association formally recognises Boxing Federation of India

The BFI, already recognised by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) and the Sports Ministry, finally got the nod of IOA that had IABF registered as the official body until now.

Nov 29, 2017, 13:40 PM IST