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Questions raised over the manner in which the NRAI is conducting its elections(Getty Images)

Tenure issue raised ahead of NRAI poll

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 08, 2021 09:11 AM IST
The ministry forwarded the letter to NRAI for response. Yadav alleged Singh was seeking a “4th term as president of NRAI whereas Sports Code specifically permits only three terms.”
Indian Olympic Association President Narinder Batra(Getty Images)
Indian Olympic Association President Narinder Batra(Getty Images)

Narinder Batra says Indian officials in Tokyo happy with arrangements

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 15, 2021 02:09 PM IST
These officials will receive the first batch of the Indian Contingent of 90 in the Village, when it lands in Tokyo on July 18.
India's official kit for Olympics unveiled.(IOA)
India's official kit for Olympics unveiled.(IOA)

India chief laments lack of contest but confident of 'double digit' goal

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 16, 2021 08:01 PM IST
  • Indian Olympic Association (IOA) chief Narinder Batra rues the lack of competition for the country's athletes in the lead-up to the Tokyo Olympics due to the Covid-19 pandemic but is confident that the team can achieve its "double digit" medal target in Tokyo.
IOA chief Narinder Batra.(File Photo)
IOA chief Narinder Batra.(File Photo)

After snapping ties with Li Ning, IOA in search of new apparel sponsor

PTI |
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2021 04:10 PM IST
The IOA on Tuesday dropped Li Ning as its official kit sponsor for the Olympics and stated that the country's athletes will wear unbranded apparel during the Tokyo Games.
File image of Narinder Batra.(File)
File image of Narinder Batra.(File)

Olympic-bound athletes, officials to receive second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 07, 2021 06:51 PM IST
Last month, a government panel had recommended that the dosage interval of Serum Insititute of India's Covishield vaccine be increased to 12-16 weeks.
Athletics generic image.(File)
Athletics generic image.(File)

Archers, rowers get Covid vaccine, India’s other Olympics-bound athletes wait

By Avishek Roy, Rutvick Mehta, New Delhi, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2021 09:58 AM IST
Training in sports facilities run by the Army helped the two teams while government permission is awaited to vaccinate the rest of the Tokyo-bound squad on a priority basis.
Indian Olympic Association(HT Archive)
Indian Olympic Association(HT Archive)

IOA working with AIIMS authorities to vaccinate Olympic-bound athletes

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2021 10:12 PM IST
Thirty sports persons and support staff across disciplines returned positive after 741 precautionary tests were conducted at the National Centres of Excellence in Patiala and Bengaluru on Wednesday.
FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2020, file photo, a man and a woman look at the Olympic rings float in the water(AP)
FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2020, file photo, a man and a woman look at the Olympic rings float in the water(AP)

Give vaccine priority to elite athletes: Parliamentary panel

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 08:07 AM IST
The Tokyo Olympics will see approximately 11,0000 athletes competing in the postponed Games, beginning July 23, and one of the critical issues being debated globally is whether the athletes will need vaccinations to participate.
File image of The words boxing gloves.(REUTERS)
File image of The words boxing gloves.(REUTERS)

Boxing federation elections postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 12:51 PM IST
The AGM was to take place at the federation headquarters in Gurugram but “a majority of the state associations” sought a postponement citing the pandemic. The elections were originally scheduled in September but were put off due to the pandemic even at that time.
Photo of Former Indian Olympic Association president N Ramachandran(Twitter)
Photo of Former Indian Olympic Association president N Ramachandran(Twitter)

Former IOA chief Ramachandran elected to World Triathlon Audit Committee

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2020 05:56 PM IST
Ramachandran, who is the CEO of Indian Triathlon Federation, was elected to the committee at the XXXIII World Triathlon Congress elections held virtually for the first time on November 29, a press release said.
File image of Narinder Batra.(File)
File image of Narinder Batra.(File)

Ministry, IOA set to challenge HC order on grant of recognition to NSFs in SC

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 12:01 PM IST
In February this year, the Delhi HC barred the ministry from taking any decision on NSFs without consulting the court. As a result, the ministry had to withdraw recognition granted to 57 NSFs, hampering their administration of various sports.
Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports and Minister of State of Minority Affairs Kiren Rijiju.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports and Minister of State of Minority Affairs Kiren Rijiju.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Ministry sets August 13 deadline for NSFs to respond to questionnaire on Sports Code

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 06:10 PM IST
The ministry acceded to IOA’s request after its president Narinder Batra and secretary general Rajeev Mehta held a meeting with Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju and Sports Secretary Ravi Mittal on Tuesday.
IOA president Narinder Batra.(Getty Images)
IOA president Narinder Batra.(Getty Images)

IOA asks ministry to recall directive seeking details of NSFs’ office-bearers

By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 11:49 PM IST
In a letter sent on Monday, the IOA requested Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju for a meeting to discuss the issues while also asking to recall the Ministry order of August 7.
IOA president Narinder Batra(Getty Images)
IOA president Narinder Batra(Getty Images)

IOA urges NSFs to ask for four-weeks’ time to reply to Sports Ministry’s questions

By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2020 02:04 PM IST
The ministry has asked the 57 NSFs, which had their provisional recognition withdrawn on the instructions of the HC for violation of the National Sports Code’s age and tenure guidelines, to reply to the questionnaire by August 11.
A man wearing a protective mask walks past a large poster featuring Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games mascot Miraitowa amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak in Tokyo, Japan June 4, 2020.(REUTERS)
A man wearing a protective mask walks past a large poster featuring Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games mascot Miraitowa amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak in Tokyo, Japan June 4, 2020.(REUTERS)

IOA says India confident of Tokyo hosting successful Games next year

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2020 07:35 PM IST
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 successful Games next year.
File image of Narinder Batra.(Image Courtesy: Hockey India)
File image of Narinder Batra.(Image Courtesy: Hockey India)

Batra requests IOA EC to release Rs 7 lakh pending grant to NSFs and SOAs

By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUL 18, 2020 09:24 PM IST
Batra said the Indian Olympic Association’s permanent members, who have not received the grant of rupees seven lakh in last two financial years, should get the approval on or before July 29.
President of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Dr. Narinder Dhruv Batra ( L) addresses a press conference.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
President of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Dr. Narinder Dhruv Batra ( L) addresses a press conference.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

IOA bosses Batra, Mehta call to end infighting

LUCKNOW | By Sharad Deep
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 04:57 PM IST
“We were very positive from the beginning and we never intervened in anybody’s territory. It is good everyone wants to settle things amicably. We too want to let it happen in the right manner,” Mehta said on Monday.
File image of Narinder Batra.(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
File image of Narinder Batra.(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

No end to bickering in IOA: List of officials on website fresh flash-point

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2020 03:05 PM IST
The IOA website mentions names of nine Vice Presidents, six Joint Secretaries and 10 Executive members. Batra asked Mehta to put the names of the associate members on the Executive Council back on the site.
File image of IOA General Secretary Rajiv Mehta.(PTI)
File image of IOA General Secretary Rajiv Mehta.(PTI)

Indian Olympic Association mulling banning Chinese sponsors and products

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ajai Masand and Sharad Deep
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2020 04:51 PM IST
The IOA had signed a deal with Li-Ning in May 2018 till the Tokyo Olympics and as per the agreement the company would sponsor training apparel, leisure wear and footwear to Indian contingent, including officials.
Indian Olympic Association President Narinder Batra during a press conference after executive board meeting at Lalit Hotel.(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Indian Olympic Association President Narinder Batra during a press conference after executive board meeting at Lalit Hotel.(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Batra writes to Bach on allegations of electoral irregularity, assures him of being on right side

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2020 06:14 PM IST
Two and a half years after Batra’s election as IOA chief, one of its vice presidents, Sudhanshu Mittal, has questioned his taking up the top job, saying he was not even eligible to contest the polls under the then constitution.
Narendra Batra.(Sunil Saxena/HT)
Narendra Batra.(Sunil Saxena/HT)

National competitions should resume from October if things go well: Narinder Batra

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 10:34 PM IST
Batra also said easing of restrictions for contact sports like boxing and wrestling seems unlikely until a treatment for COVID-19 or a vaccine is developed as there is a higher risk of transmission of the virus.
Hockey (Representational Image)(Getty Images)
Hockey (Representational Image)(Getty Images)

Hockey India office to remain shut after two employees test positive for Covid-19

Posted by Aditya Bhattacharya | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 05:12 PM IST
One of the employees is from the accounts department and the other is a junior field officer.
IOA president Narinder Batra(Image Courtesy: Hockey India)
IOA president Narinder Batra(Image Courtesy: Hockey India)

IOA row escalates, executive committee meeting on cards

Lucknow | By Sharad Deep
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2020 01:45 PM IST
IOA president Narinder Batra’s decision to disband and re-appoint bodies, including the Ethics Commission on May 19, has been termed ‘unconstitutional’ by some members.
National Games 2020 logo.
National Games 2020 logo.

National Games postponed indefinitely due to COVID-19 pandemic

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2020 07:59 PM IST
The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) recently asked the Goa government to host the National Games as scheduled from October 20 to November 4 this year.o
Indian Olympic Association President Narinder Batra during a press conference.(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Indian Olympic Association President Narinder Batra during a press conference.(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

IOA forms 11-member annual grant and affiliation committee

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2020 08:38 PM IST
Besides Sumariwala, the panel includes D R Saini, Vagish Pathak, S M Hashmi, Sekhar Chandra Biswas, Vithal Shrigaonkar, M P Singh, D V Seetharama Rao, Abu Mehta, Madhukant Pathak and B K Roka.
President of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Dr. Narinder Dhruv Batra ( L) addresses a press conference.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
President of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Dr. Narinder Dhruv Batra ( L) addresses a press conference.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

IOA President vs Secy Gen: Narinder Batra ‘dissolves’ Ethics Commission, Rajeev Mehta re-instates it

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2020 05:32 PM IST
Batra and Mehta have been at loggerheads for some time with the IOA president recently making a statement that he will take over much of the responsibilities of the secretary general
Manu Bhaker is the youngest Indian to win a gold medal at the ISSF World Cup.(IANS)
Manu Bhaker is the youngest Indian to win a gold medal at the ISSF World Cup.(IANS)

Manu Bhaker, Pooja Dhanda among athletes reluctant to resume outdoor training

By Indo-Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON MAY 23, 2020 05:39 PM IST
Bhaker said she wouldn’t be going for any camp unless she is convinced it is truly safe with the coronavirus pandemic still causing havoc.
File image of Narinder Batra and Rajee Mehta.(PTI)
File image of Narinder Batra and Rajee Mehta.(PTI)

Leaked e-mail trail reveals infighting in Indian Olympic Association

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2020 09:54 PM IST
Mehta shot back a reply saying if Batra was so interested in taking over the responsibilities of IOA secretary-general, he should have chosen to fight for the post in 2017.
Representational image.(Hindustan Times)
Representational image.(Hindustan Times)

One wrong move can affect athletes’ Olympics preparation, warns IOA secy Mehta

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2020 05:18 PM IST
“God forbid by any chance if an athlete tests positive who will be responsible for that? The unfortunate athlete will suffer and it may affect his or her Olympic preparation,” Mehta told PTI.
File photo of Narinder Batra(Image Courtesy: Hockey India)
File photo of Narinder Batra(Image Courtesy: Hockey India)

Fully satisfied with SAI Bengaluru’s measures: Batra

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 08:56 PM IST
Batra said no one interacted with the person who died due to a cardiac arrest and tested positive for coronavirus.
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