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Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022: India To Field Second-string Hockey Teams

Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022: India To Field Second-string Hockey Teams

The Birmingham CWG is scheduled from July 28 to August 8, while the Asian Games will be held from September 10 to 25 this year.

26 February 2022
2022 Commonwealth Games Hockey Controversy: Sports Minister Anurag Thakur Not Amused With India Pullout

2022 Commonwealth Games Hockey Controversy: Sports Minister Anurag Thakur Not Amused With India Pullout

Hockey India decided not to send teams at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games citing COVID. The government says it was not consulted.

10 October 2021

Motera Best Venue For Hosting Olympics, India In Talks With IOC For 2036 Games: Narinder Batra

A proper presentation for India's bid will be prepared after a new president takes over following IOA elections in December, Batra added.

Indian Hockey Teams Likely To Skip Birmingham Commonwealth Games Says IOA Chief Narinder Batra

Indian Hockey Teams Likely To Skip Birmingham Commonwealth Games Says IOA Chief Narinder Batra

Hockey teams will miss CWG in order to hit peak form during the Asian Games which are qualifiers for 2024 Paris Olympics

03 September 2021

'Be Objective And Fair' Says China After Indian Olympic Association Drops Li Ning As Kit Sponsor For Olympics

It has been learnt that Sports Ministry that advised IOA to not include a Chinese sponsor for the Tokyo Olympics

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09 June 2021
After Snapping Ties With Li Ning, Indian Olympic Association In Search Of New Apparel Sponsor

After Snapping Ties With Li Ning, Indian Olympic Association In Search Of New Apparel Sponsor

The IOA had unveiled the Olympic kit designed by Li Ning for the Tokyo Games last week, which led to criticism.


08 June 2021
Tokyo Olympics: India Might Have Two Flag-bearers, Says IOA Chief Narinder Batra

Tokyo Olympics: India Might Have Two Flag-bearers, Says IOA Chief Narinder Batra

Great Britain has already announced that it will have two flag-bearers for the event.


04 June 2021
IOA President Narinder Batra Writes To Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Seeks Permission To Open Offices

IOA President Narinder Batra Writes To Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Seeks Permission To Open Offices

Due to the COVID-19 surge in the national capital, the Delhi government had ordered the shutting down of all premises that don't fall under the essential...


26 May 2021
Indian Olympic Association Seeks Details Of Olympic-bound Vaccinated Athletes From National Federations

Indian Olympic Association Seeks Details Of Olympic-bound Vaccinated Athletes From National Federations

More than 90 Indian athletes across sports have so far qualified for the postponed Tokyo Olympics.


22 May 2021
Indian Olympic Association Boss Narinder Batra Re-elected As FIH President

Indian Olympic Association Boss Narinder Batra Re-elected As FIH President

Narinder Batra narrowly defeated his rival Marc Coudron, chief of Belgium Hockey Federation, by a margin of two votes


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20 May 2021
'Speak Properly,' Kiren Rijiju Admonishes Indian Olympic Association Boss Narinder Batra After Tokyo Review Goes Wrong

'Speak Properly,' Kiren Rijiju Admonishes Indian Olympic Association Boss Narinder Batra After Tokyo Review Goes Wrong

The sports minister had called for a meeting to discuss preparedness for Tokyo 2020. Unhappy with Batra's behaviour, Rijiju left in a huff


15 May 2021
IOA's Narinder Batra In Favour Of Conducting Tokyo Olympics Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

IOA's Narinder Batra In Favour Of Conducting Tokyo Olympics Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Batra, who is also an International Olympic Committee (IOC) member, is hoping that the Games will be held as scheduled


21 February 2021
International Hockey Federation President Narinder Batra To Contest For A Second Term

International Hockey Federation President Narinder Batra To Contest For A Second Term

Narinder Batra, who became International Hockey Federation president in 2016, confirmed his re-election bid in a letter to the FIH Congress dated February 18


11 August 2020
Ministry Sets Aug 13 Deadline For NSFs To Respond To Sports Code Questionnaire

Ministry Sets Aug 13 Deadline For NSFs To Respond To Sports Code Questionnaire

The responses to the Sports Code questionnaire is crucial for all NSFs as a case is pending in the Delhi High Court, whose next date of hearing is on August 21


18 July 2020
Narinder Batra Requests IOA Executive Council To Release Rs 7 Lakh Pending Grant To NSFs And SOAs

Narinder Batra Requests IOA Executive Council To Release Rs 7 Lakh Pending Grant To NSFs And SOAs

Narinder Batra said the IOA's permanent members, who have not received the grant of rupees seven lakh in last two financial years, should get the approval on...


29 June 2020
IOA Chief Narinder Batra Sent Legal Notice By Former Karate Association VP Bharat Sharma

IOA Chief Narinder Batra Sent Legal Notice By Former Karate Association VP Bharat Sharma

The legal notice sent by Bharat Sharma's lawyer accuses IOA president Narinder Batra of using "untrue, false, defamatory, mocking and filthy words" against...


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28 June 2020
President Narinder Batra Calls For End To Fighting Within Indian Olympic Association

President Narinder Batra Calls For End To Fighting Within Indian Olympic Association

The power tussle between the key officials of the IOA began when Batra told Mehta that he wants to take over a few responsibilities from him to "share his...


26 June 2020
India Shouldn't Be Hoping For Medals In Olympics: IOA President Raises Concerns After Derecognition Of NSFs

India Shouldn't Be Hoping For Medals In Olympics: IOA President Raises Concerns After Derecognition Of NSFs

Following a High Court order, the Sports Ministry withdrew the recognition of 54 NSFs, including the All India Football Federation, Hockey India, and Athletics...


12 June 2020
Delhi High Court Stays IOA Chief Narinder Batra's Order Against VP Sudhanshu Mittal

Delhi High Court Stays IOA Chief Narinder Batra's Order Against VP Sudhanshu Mittal

Justice C. Harishankar put an interim stay on IOA president's May 19 order to remove petitioner Sudhanshu Mittal from the post of Ethics Officer


12 June 2020
FIH Refuses To Take Action Against Narinder Batra, Dismisses IOA VP Sudhanshu Mittal's Complaint

FIH Refuses To Take Action Against Narinder Batra, Dismisses IOA VP Sudhanshu Mittal's Complaint

In a complaint, Sudhanshu Mittal accused Narinder Batra of violating the FIH's statues by holding the post of Hockey India (HI) president when he was elected...


09 June 2020
IOA President Narrinder Batra Denies Flouting Rules, Writes To IOC

IOA President Narrinder Batra Denies Flouting Rules, Writes To IOC

Sudhanshu Mittal's allegation is that the IOA constitution of 2013, as approved by the IOC, provided that the presidential candidate will have to be a member...


09 June 2020
More Than Two Years After IOA Elections, VP Claims President Narinder Batra Was Not Even Eligible To Contest

More Than Two Years After IOA Elections, VP Claims President Narinder Batra Was Not Even Eligible To Contest

Sudhanshu Mittal's allegations on the "illegality" of Narinder Batra's election as the president of Indian Olympic Association have come amid the feud among...


05 June 2020
Hockey Unites Against Discrimination: FIH Releases Statement In Support Of 'Black Lives Matter'

Hockey Unites Against Discrimination: FIH Releases Statement In Support Of 'Black Lives Matter'

Several 'Black Lives Matter' protests are taking place throughout the US after a police officer pressed his knee into George Floyd's neck, leading to the...


03 June 2020
National Competitions Should Resume From October If Things Go Well: IOA President Narinder Batra

National Competitions Should Resume From October If Things Go Well: IOA President Narinder Batra

All sporting activities in the country were brought to a grinding halt on March 25 after the central government announced a nationwide lockdown to fight...


30 May 2020
Two Hockey India Staffs Return COVID-19 Positive; Narinder Batra Tells NOCs, NSFs To Get All Employees Tested

Two Hockey India Staffs Return COVID-19 Positive; Narinder Batra Tells NOCs, NSFs To Get All Employees Tested

Hockey India's office will remain shut for 14 days and all 25 staff members who were found negative have gone into home quarantine for 14 days to work from home


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