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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.
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)

India likely to send 190-strong contingent to Olympics: Batra

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 03, 2021 05:41 PM IST
So far, 100 athletes have qualified for the Tokyo Games, including 56 men and 44 women. The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) expects another 25 to 35 to make the cut for the Games, which open on July 23.
File image of Narinder Batra.(Image Courtesy: Hockey India)
File image of Narinder Batra.(Image Courtesy: Hockey India)

148 athletes, mostly Olympic-bound, across sports get COVID vaccine first dose

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 22, 2021 12:26 PM IST
Out of these 148 athletes, 17 have got both the doses and 131 have received their first shot, IOA president Narinder Batra said.
File image of Narinder Batra.(File)
File image of Narinder Batra.(File)

Seeking re-election as FIH president, Batra files nomination

PTI | , Lausanne
PUBLISHED ON MAR 13, 2021 03:22 PM IST
The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) chief Batra, who became FIH president in 2016, had revealed his re-election bid in a letter to the FIH Congress on February 18.
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The ministry has asked the 57 NSFs, which had their provisional recognition withdrawn on the instructions of the HC for violation of the National Sports Code’s age and tenure guidelines, to reply to the questionnaire by August 11.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).
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.
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.
A general view of the new National Stadium prior to a media tour of Tokyo 2020 Olympic venues.(Getty Images)
A general view of the new National Stadium prior to a media tour of Tokyo 2020 Olympic venues.(Getty Images)

IOA president Batra confident of sending record 125 athletes to Tokyo Olympics

By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 23, 2020 09:49 PM IST
India sent a 117-member contingent at the 2016 Rio Games and 83 competitors to London in 2012.
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.
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)

Mittal says FIH clean chit to Narinder Batra is eyewash, insists on fresh probe

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2020 01:46 PM IST
Mittal claimed his complaint against Batra was addressed to FIH Disciplinary Commissioner Gordon Nurse but the world body tried to hush up the matter against its chief by referring it to the integrity officer.
Narinder Batra during a press conference(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Narinder Batra during a press conference(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

FIH rejects Mittal’s complaint, says its president Batra committed no breach

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2020 04:35 PM IST
In a complaint, Mittal accused Batra of violating the FIH’s statues by holding the post of Hockey India (HI) president when he was elected FIH head in November 2016.
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.
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.
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.
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 says as president he can form committees, subject to EC or GB approval

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2020 06:35 PM IST
On Tuesday, IOA secretary general Rajeev Mehta had described Batra’s May 19 decision to dissolve the Ethics Commission, formed in 2017, as “illegal”.
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
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.
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.
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.
A file photo of Narinder Batra.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
A file photo of Narinder Batra.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Batra gets extension as FIH President following postponement of body’s annual Congress

Lausanne | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2020 11:51 PM IST
The decision to postpone the Congress was taken at an online meeting of the FIH Executive Board. “The exact date will be confirmed as soon as possible,” the FIH said in a statement.
Filremage of Naridner Batra.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Filremage of Naridner Batra.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Narinder Batra continues push for athletes’ outdoor training during lockdown, to again request government

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2020 06:18 PM IST
Some athletes at the NIS-Patiala had also written to the Sports Ministry to allow outdoor training by observing government’s social distancing guidelines.
President of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Dr. Narinder Dhruv Batra.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
President of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Dr. Narinder Dhruv Batra.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

India to step up battle for 2032 Olympics after pandemic: Sports chief

New Delhi | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2020 11:26 AM IST
Ten years after hosting the Commonwealth Games, the Indian Olympic Association president said his country had lessons to learn but would not be deterred.
File image: Indian rower Dattu Baban Bhokanal.(PTI)
File image: Indian rower Dattu Baban Bhokanal.(PTI)

Two-year ban on rower Dattu Bhokanal lifted

MUMBAI | By B Shrikant
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2020 10:58 PM IST
The RFI had banned Bhokanal, who was a member of the men’s quadruple sculls team that won gold at 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia, for pulling out of the single sculls race midway earlier in the Games.
File image of Narinder Batra,(Hindustan Times)
File image of Narinder Batra,(Hindustan Times)

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

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2020 03:32 PM IST
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.
File image of Dattu Bhokanal.(Getty Images)
File image of Dattu Bhokanal.(Getty Images)

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

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2020 04:00 PM IST
Batra’s intervention came after former World Championships bronze medallist long jumper Anju Booby George brought the matter to IOA’s notice through a letter.
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