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Explained: Why IOA wants India to pull out of CWG 2022

November 15, 2019 1:51 pm

The IOA’s unprecedented step came after the organisers of the 2022 CWG, which will be held in Birmingham, dropped shooting from the programme in June. Instead, they have included women's cricket, para table tennis and beach volleyball.

IOA wants to host 2026 CWG but remains firm on boycotting next edition

November 15, 2019 7:57 am

Whether it was the CGF officials pulling off some sort of a salesman trick or their IOA counterparts shooting from the hip, one can’t say.

No difference of opinion with IOA president on 2022 CWG boycott call: Secy Gen

October 07, 2019 11:59 pm

The Indian Olympic Association Secretary General Rajeev Mehta on Monday clarified that he has no difference of opinion with his president Narinder Batra on the boycott call of 2022 Commonwealth Games for dropping shooting from the roster.

CWG waste of time, India should withdraw altogether: IOA president

September 25, 2019 8:20 am

The government has so far resisted the calls from the IOA and NRAI to boycott the Birmingham Games, saying such decisions cannot be taken unilaterally.

Bangladesh latest to join India, Australia seeking inclusion of shooting in 2022 CWG

September 16, 2019 5:35 pm

For the first time since 1974, shooting has been excluded from the Games roster due to logistical issues. However, CGF president Louise Martin maintained that shooting has always been an optional sport in the Games.

Indian shooters still hopeful of sport's inclusion in 2022 CWG

September 07, 2019 6:32 pm

Shooting has been one of India's strong points in the Commonwealth Games and the sport's exclusion didn't go down well with the Indian Olympic Association, which has threatened to boycott the quadrennial event if the decision is not reviewed.

Women's cricket to be part of Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2020, confirms CGF

August 13, 2019 3:04 pm

Cricket has made just one appearance at the CWG previously, with men playing in 1998 in Kuala Lumpur, where South Africa finished on top of the podium.

Commonwealth Games Federation firm on shooting exclusion despite India threat

August 13, 2019 12:15 pm

Commonwealth Games chief Louise Martin said shooting will not be part of the 2022 edition in Birmingham despite a threat by India to boycott the entire event in protest.

'Disappointed' Commonwealth Games Federation hopes to talk India out of Birmingham boycott

July 29, 2019 1:43 pm

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Narinder Batra wrote to sports minister Kiren Rijiju this week, seeking a meeting to explain the proposed boycott.

Indian weightlifters win seven gold on second day of Commonwealth Championships

July 10, 2019 7:32 pm

Rakhi Halder and Davinder Kaur won a gold medal each in the senior women's section as Indian weightlifters continued their impressive show on the second day of the Commonwealth Championships here Wednesday.


Commonwealth Games comes to a glittering end

August 04, 2014 12:20 pm

Pop star Kylie Minogue was the star performer in a glittering closing ceremony as curtains came down on the 20th Commonwealth Games.

Abhinav Bindra shoots gold, Matsa, Malaika win their first Commonwealth Games medals

July 26, 2014 6:04 pm

India's medal winners from Day 2 of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth games.

Dazzling opening ceremony kickstarts Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

July 24, 2014 4:03 pm

Scotland ushered in the 20th Commonwealth Games with a dazzling and colourful opening ceremony.