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Indian Olympic Association (IOA)


Kiren Rijiju urges people to extend support to Olympic-bound athletes, announces 'Cheer Up' campaign

June 26, 2021 2:52 pm

Over 100 athletes from India have so far qualified for the Games and Rijiju said over 6000 selfie points will be set up in the country for people to show their support.

Covid-19 impact: IOA misses Asian Games bid deadline

April 24, 2020 1:20 pm

The idea to host the Asian Games in 2030 gained momentum in 2017, when it was discussed by then sports minister Vijay Goel and former IOA chief N Ramachandran.

IOA chief Narinder Batra asks RFI to review Asiad gold medallist rower Dattu Bhokanal's 2-year-ban

January 10, 2020 4:06 pm

Batra's intervention came after former World Championships bronze medallist long jumper Anju Bobby George brought the matter to IOA's notice through a letter.

Sports Ministry writes to FIG to allow IOA to select gymnasts for World Championships

September 14, 2019 3:25 pm

Olympic quotas will be up for grabs at the World Championship which is scheduled to be held in Stuttgart, Germany from October 4 to 13.

Sports minister asked IOA to come back after meeting CGF chief: Narinder Batra

August 24, 2019 9:27 pm

In protest against the exclusion of shooting, the IOA had proposed boycott of the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games, and sought the government's approval.

Let's not talk about boycott but dropping shooting from CWG also unfair: Sakshi Malik

May 28, 2020 3:36 pm

The Indian Olympic Association last week proposed boycott of the 2022 Birmingham CWG for dropping shooting from the roster, and sought the government's approval.

IOA proposes boycott of 2022 CWG for dropping shooting, seeks govt approval

July 27, 2019 8:39 pm

The development comes a day after the IOA pulled out of the Commonwealth Games Federation's (CGF) General Assembly, to be held in Rwanda in September, protesting the dropping of shooting from the 2022 CWG roster.

IOA cannot take unilateral decision to pull out of 2022 CWG, must consult govt: Kiren Rijiju

June 25, 2019 8:44 pm

The decision is a big blow to India which had won as many as 16 shooting medals out of a total haul off 66 in the 2018 Gold Coast CWG and the IOA said it is mulling to withdraw from the 2022 event.

IOA general secretary meets sports minister Rijiju, discusses IOC ban

June 08, 2019 4:09 pm

Indian Olympic Association secretary general Rajeev Mehta Saturday held discussions with new sports minister Kiren Rijiju regarding the International Olympic Committee's ban on India from hosting global events and increased assistance for athletes.

IOA will talk to government after May 23 to sort Pakistan visa issue: Rajeev Mehta

May 16, 2019 9:19 pm

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) had revoked the Olympic qualification status of a shooting event in New Delhi after India refused to grant a visa to two Pakistani athletes and an official in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack last February.