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Badminton Association Wants Four Coaches, Including Pullela Gopichand, At Tokyo Olympics

Badminton Association Wants Four Coaches, Including Pullela Gopichand, At Tokyo Olympics

Apart from Gopichand the three foreign coaches are Agus Dwi Santoso (Indonesia), Park Tae Sang (Korea) and Mathias Boe (Denmark)

08 June 2021
2022 Commonwealth Games: India Yet To Ratify Shooting, Archery Championships In Chandigarh

2022 Commonwealth Games: India Yet To Ratify Shooting, Archery Championships In Chandigarh

Scrapping these two events may mean that India's medal tally in the 2022 Birmingham Games gets severely reduced as the country is used to a big medal haul in...

30 May 2021

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.

'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

20 May 2021

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

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28 February 2021
Trouble Brews For Indian Olympic Association Chief Narendra Batra As IOC Accepts Brisbane’s 2032 Olympic Bid

Trouble Brews For Indian Olympic Association Chief Narendra Batra As IOC Accepts Brisbane’s 2032 Olympic Bid

With this announcement, India also lost out in the race to host 2026 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) and 2030 Asian Games.


09 February 2021
IOA Writes To Health Minister For Vaccination Of Olympics-bound Athletes On Priority Basis

IOA Writes To Health Minister For Vaccination Of Olympics-bound Athletes On Priority Basis

As of now, 74 Indian athletes have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics, to be held in the Japanese capital from July 23 to August 8


02 February 2021
Power To Relax Provisions Of Sports Code Will Be With Government: Sports Ministry Circular

Power To Relax Provisions Of Sports Code Will Be With Government: Sports Ministry Circular

The sports code has been mired in controversy with several NSFs and the IOA opposing its age and tenure cap regulations


29 December 2020
Member Of 1956 Olympics Football Squad Olympian Nikhil Nandy Dies Aged 88

Member Of 1956 Olympics Football Squad Olympian Nikhil Nandy Dies Aged 88

Nandy, who was member of 1956 Olympics fourth-place finishing Indian football squad, battled COVID-19 in September-October


30 November 2020
Triple Jumper Arpinder Singh Questions Sports Ministry's Decision To Drop Him From Tops

Triple Jumper Arpinder Singh Questions Sports Ministry's Decision To Drop Him From Tops

The 27-year-old Arpinder, who won a gold in the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia, was dropped from the TOPS core group


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29 November 2020
Olympic-Bound Race Walker KT Irfan, Sprinter Dutee Chand Included In TOPS Core Group

Olympic-Bound Race Walker KT Irfan, Sprinter Dutee Chand Included In TOPS Core Group

Seven track and field Athletes were also included in the TOPS developmental group after a meeting of the Mission Olympics Cell on November 26.


29 November 2020
Olympic-Bound Athletes Will Get COVID-19 Vaccine On Priority, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju

Olympic-Bound Athletes Will Get COVID-19 Vaccine On Priority, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju

India is expected to send the largest contingent of athletes to the postponed Tokyo Olympics which is scheduled to be held next year.


13 August 2020
Tokyo Olympics: INOX Group To Sponsor Team India

Tokyo Olympics: INOX Group To Sponsor Team India

As part of the partnership, the group will also support Indian Olympic team's promotions through its entertainment company -- INOX Leisure Limited, which owns...


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


23 July 2020
India Confident Of Japan Hosting Successful Olympic Games Next Year: IOA

India Confident Of Japan Hosting Successful Olympic Games Next Year: IOA

In a message on the occasion to mark exactly one year before the Olympics, the IOA wished the athletes and officials world over, and the Tokyo organisers a...


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...


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07 July 2020
Indian Olympic Association Adopts New Identity On Its 100-year Milestone

Indian Olympic Association Adopts New Identity On Its 100-year Milestone

The new logos have been approved by the International Olympic Committee and the Indian Olympic Association is planning to have a special launch event on this...


02 July 2020
Sports Ministry Extends Contract Of Existing Coaches, New Coaches To Have 4-year Tenures

Sports Ministry Extends Contract Of Existing Coaches, New Coaches To Have 4-year Tenures

The extension for the current bunch of hired coaches has been done keeping in mind the postponement of the Olympics to next year due to the COVID-19 pandemic


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...


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...


22 June 2020
No End To Bickering In IOA: List Of Officials On Website Fresh Flash-point

No End To Bickering In IOA: List Of Officials On Website Fresh Flash-point

Well, it all began when IOA President Narinder Batra told Secretary General Rajeev Mehta that he wants to take over some responsibilities from him to "share...


22 June 2020
China Boycott: Indian Weightlifting Federation Halts Usage Of China-made Equipment, Cites Defects

China Boycott: Indian Weightlifting Federation Halts Usage Of China-made Equipment, Cites Defects

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has said it is open to boycotting Chinese products in the wake of Galwan valley clash last Monday


12 June 2020
India's Target Is To Finish In Top 10 In 2028 Olympics: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju

India's Target Is To Finish In Top 10 In 2028 Olympics: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju

Kiren Rijiju exuded confidence that India would put up a better show in the 2024 Games but the main focus remains on the 2028 edition


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


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