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Indian Olympic Association


Explained: Could India host the Olympics in 2036 or beyond?

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.

IOA asserts its authority to use digital, video and image rights of Olympic-qualified athletes

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.

IOA chief Narinder Batra requests World Archery to lift AAI's suspension

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.

Olympics, Asiad, CWG: IOA wants all and more

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.

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 cries foul over age limit, autonomy issues in draft Sports Code

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.

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.

Indian Olympic Association against criminalising supply of banned drugs to athletes

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.

In Goa, a waiting game for the 36th National Games

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.

Anil Khanna, Janardan Gehlot to become IOA Sr Vice President and Vice President

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.