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Asian Games 2018 Day 1 - As it happened

Wrestler Bajrang Punia, 2014 defending champion,  bagged India’s first gold medal in the 65 kg Men’s Freestyle event on Day 1 (Sunday). 

Aug 19, 2018, 06:56 AM IST

Asian Games 2018: Indian Olympic Association to send Sharan and Sacheti at their own cost

Indian Olympic Association to send Sharan and Sacheti at their own cost

Aug 10, 2018, 20:16 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

Asian Games: IOA planning 900 member contingent from listed 2370

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) is planning a jumbo 900-member contingent from the provisional list of 2370 for the upcoming Asian Games in Indonesia from August 18-September 2.

Jun 02, 2018, 18:27 PM IST

CWG 2018: Now IOA says it supports Vikram Sisodia appealing against CGF reprimand

Days after saying that triple jumper Rakesh Babu and race walker KT Irfan will be liable to sanctions for breaching CWG's 'no needle policy', the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Tuesday said it supports officials who had appealed against the CGF Court decision to oust the two athletes from the Games Village in Gold Coast.

Apr 17, 2018, 16:54 PM IST

Commonwealth Games 2018, Gold Coast: IOA to appeal against removal of two athletes from Games Village in the needle fiasco

The IOA has questioned the decision of the Commonwealth Games Federation to bar the two Indian athletes from participating in the Games over alleged violation of rules.

Apr 13, 2018, 10:55 AM IST

India's CWG boxing team doctor issued 'written reprimand' in syringe controversy

The CGF Federation Court was satisfied with Patil's explanation for vitamin injection but it ruled that the 'no needle policy' in force at the Games Village has been breached 

Apr 03, 2018, 13:43 PM IST

CWG 2018: IOA tells Saina Nehwal why her father can't stay in Games Village

The IOA has responded to badminton ace Saina Nehwal's claims about her father Harvir Singh's name being removed from the list of team officials.

Apr 03, 2018, 11:07 AM 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

Sports Minister assures IOA of clearing 'extra officials' in CWG contingent

Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Thursday said that Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has assured it to have a re-look at government's policy of not clearing 'extra officials' for the coming Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Gold Coast.

Mar 22, 2018, 21:13 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

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

The saree conundrum at Commonwealth Games: It's comfort over convention for quite a few

The tradition of saree will make way for the "comfort" of blazers and trousers for India's women athletes at this year's Commonwealth Games opening ceremony and quite a lot of them are happy with the departure from convention.

Feb 25, 2018, 16:08 PM IST

Sakina Khatun set to take part in Commonwealth Games after IOA accepts CGF's conditions

Para-powerlifter Sakina Khatun is all set to take part in the upcoming CWG in Gold Coast after the Commonwealth Games Federation granted a conditional slot to her in view of the "exceptional circumstances" she had faced.

Feb 21, 2018, 22:45 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