September 02, 2021 12:32 pm
India has often expressed a desire to host the Olympics, but never made it far in the process. The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has said in the past that it wants to host the Asian Games, Youth Olympics and the Summer Olympics over the next decade and a half.
June 22, 2021 4:51 pm
The IOA said that there have been instances of resistance from few Olympic-qualified athletes on the ground that they have sponsorship contracts with other companies or entities. However, the IOA did not take any names.
January 21, 2020 12:32 pm
In a letter to the WA chief, Batra reasoned that since free and fair elections were held under the world body's observer, it should lift the suspension to help Indian prepare for the 2020 Games in earnest.
December 31, 2019 5:15 pm
If bids are accepted, India will end up hosting five major sporting extravaganzas over nine years; Government non-committal so far.
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.
November 11, 2019 8:48 am
The sports ministry shared the draft of the NCGGS with the sports federations on October 7 and later set November 10 as the deadline to submit feedback.
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.
February 12, 2019 11:05 am
As per the draft bill, athletes, coaches or pharmacists, among others, found guilty of 'trafficking drugs' can be imprisoned for up to four years or be made to pay a fine of up to Rs 10 lakh.
January 30, 2019 11:06 am
National games, which were to be held in 2016, postponed again because of polls; IOA mulls Rs 10 crore fine.
December 17, 2018 8:30 pm
Anil Khanna and former president of kabaddi's national federation Janardan Singh Gehlot will be elected unopposed as a senior vice president and a vice president of the Indian Olympic Association in its Annual General Body Meeting on December 22.