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IOA names B K Sinha as Press Attache of India's Olympic contingent

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 16, 2021 11:10 AM IST
India will be represented by a 228-strong contingent, including 119 athletes, at the Tokyo Olympics, being held under strict health protocols sans spectators in the wake of the raging COVID-19 pandemic.
Representational image.(AP)
Representational image.(AP)

IOA ropes in meditation-tracking start up for Olympic-bound athletes

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 12, 2021 07:52 PM IST
  • The IOA said it has acquired smart Dhyana rings and Dhyana's health management services for the entire Indian contingent for the Tokyo Olympics and is working to prioritise mental wellness and improve focus of the players amidst the ongoing pandemic.
IOA chief Narinder Batra.(File Photo)
IOA chief Narinder Batra.(File Photo)

IOA calls Japan's restrictions on Olympic-bound squad "unfair & discriminatory"

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 04:59 PM IST
Stricter regulations have been put in place for all travellers -- including athletes, coaches and support staff -- who have resided in 11 countries, including India, where different variants of COVID-19 have been identified, within 14 days of their arrival in Tokyo.
India's official kit for Olympics unveiled.(IOA)
India's official kit for Olympics unveiled.(IOA)

MYAS advises IOA to not include Chinese sponsor on Indian Olympic kit

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 08, 2021 05:44 PM IST
With this Chinese sponsor, IOA has had a long-term relationship but now they are likely to part ways. If this sponsor steps aside, then the IOA will have to seek a new sponsor for funds.
File image of IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta.(PTI)
File image of IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta.(PTI)

IOA's Mehta issues fresh appeal to vaccinate Tokyo-bound athletes

By Sharad Deep, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2021 11:29 PM IST
In a letter to Union Health Minister, Harsh Vardhan, IOA secretary-general, Rajeev Mehta, referred to a communication of February.
File image of Rajeev Mehta.(File/PTI)
File image of Rajeev Mehta.(File/PTI)

IOA Secy Gen Rajeev Mehta tests positive for COVID-19

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2020 05:51 PM IST
Mehta said he underwent a test after having fever last week and returned positive for the dreaded virus. He is undergoing self isolation at his Delhi residence.
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.
Indian Olympic Association
Indian Olympic Association

Senior IOA official for China-specific guidelines to athletes

LUCKNOW/NEW DELHI | By Sharad Deep & Ajai Masand
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2020 09:50 AM IST
Top IOA officials feel it is important to warn those travelling to China for sports events that they must strictly follow regulations to ensure they don’t get into trouble and put India in an embarrassing situation.
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.
IOA president Narinder Batra.(Getty Images)
IOA president Narinder Batra.(Getty Images)

IOA forms 11-member CGA of India for 2020-21 season

By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 06:28 PM IST
The committee also includes senior IOA officials R K Anand (senior vice president), Anil Khanna (senior vice president), Rajeev Mehta (secretary general), and Anandeshwar Pandey (treasurer).
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.
Indian Olympic Association (IOA) General Secretary Rajeev Mehta during the press conference in New Delhi.(The India Today Group via Getty)
Indian Olympic Association (IOA) General Secretary Rajeev Mehta during the press conference in New Delhi.(The India Today Group via Getty)

IOA secretary general asks for proposal on gender equality

IOA | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2020 04:44 PM IST
IOA secretary general Rajeev Mehta wrote to IOA officials on the issue after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) directed all National Olympic Committees (NOCs) to maintain gender equality.
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.
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)

Narinder Batra calls for end to fighting within IOA

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2020 11:16 PM IST
The public spats between IOA officials reached the doorsteps of the IOC and the world hockey body -- the FIH -- with a few officials questioning Batra’s election as president of both the IOA and the FIH.
Representational image.(File)
Representational image.(File)

IOA and federations upset with sports ministry over withdrawal of recognition

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 06:59 PM IST
The ministry acted after the Delhi high court in its order on June 24 asked the government to withdraw its annual recognition to the federations.
File image of Kiren Rijiju(PTI Image)
File image of Kiren Rijiju(PTI Image)

Sports minister talks of return of competition from August, federations fear losing sponsors

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2020 11:55 PM IST
Rijiju told federations to speak to “league managers and propose a few events that can be organised in each sport in the coming months.”
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.
IOA President Narinder Batra(Image Courtesy: Hockey India)
IOA President Narinder Batra(Image Courtesy: Hockey India)

IOA president Batra urges athletes to lead Olympic Day celebrations

By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2020 11:44 PM IST
Batra said India should join the international celebration in a big way to promote healthy and active lifestyles and in a way to “embark the journey from a sports-watching nation to a more sports-participating country”.
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.
Aanandeshwar Pandey, IOA Treasurer(Getty Images)
Aanandeshwar Pandey, IOA Treasurer(Getty Images)

NSFs, state bodies join IOA row; IOA treasurer Pandey alleges HI president Ahmad’s position ‘illegal’

Lucknow | By Sharad Deep
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 08:08 PM IST
The IOA row has already reached the doorstep of the International Olympic Committee after vice-president Sudhanshu Mittal accused president Narinder Batra of getting elected to top posts on the basis of false affidavits.
File photo of IOA president Narinder Batra(Image Courtesy: Hockey India)
File photo of IOA president Narinder Batra(Image Courtesy: Hockey India)

IOA vice-president claims chief Batra won poll on false affidavits

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2020 12:01 AM IST
Batra was elected FIH president in 2016, IOA president in 2017 and an IOC member last year.
Cycling representational image(Getty Images)
Cycling representational image(Getty Images)

Former Asian Games cyclist Swaran Singh working as security guard to make ends meet

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 05:00 PM IST
Swaran has reached out to the Cycling Federation of India seeking help, but his request seems to have fallen on deaf ears.
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.
IOA Secretary General Mr Rajeev Mehta in the presence of EC Members, met Hon’ble Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju(Image Courtesy: @WeAreTeamIndia)
IOA Secretary General Mr Rajeev Mehta in the presence of EC Members, met Hon’ble Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju(Image Courtesy: @WeAreTeamIndia)

IOA issues cheque worth Rs 2 crore to fight Covid-19

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2020 06:33 AM IST
The money has been raised by the IOA, the national federations and athletes.
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.
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.
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 requests Sports Ministry for one-time grant to meet financial crisis

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 05:48 PM IST
IOA President Narinder Batra wrote a letter to Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, asking for financial assistance to resume sporting activities once the government gives the go ahead.Batra requested the ministry to grant Rs 10 crore for the IOA.
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