Indian Olympic Association

Olympic bid gives IOA hope to attract candidates for CEO's post

PM Modi during IOC Session on October 14 announced that India would be interested in bidding for the 2036 Games.

published on : 1st November 2023

After much delay, IOA advertisement for CEO's post as per constitution

After more than eight months of delay and deliberations, the IOA went by the provisions of the constitution to invite applications from interested candidates on Thursday.

published on : 20th October 2023

As India eyes 2036 Olympics, IOC outlines bidding process

The IOC also said that it would ask the countries or cities who are interested in hosting the Olympics to approach them for advice.

published on : 16th October 2023

Fully-functional IOA must for initiating bid

If the IOA doesn’t appoint a CEO, relationship with the IOC might deteriorate. For a successful bid, there is a necessity of a fully functional IOA.

published on : 15th October 2023

Asian Games Diary: From delayed departure to photos with locals

This reporter faced it all in the eight days he was in Hangzhou. Here's a look at the diary...

published on : 9th October 2023

Dragon boat oarsmen row hearts out in hope of last-gasp Asiad nod

The 28-member men’s team participating in the camp has 11 Malayalis, most of whom had taken baby steps in paddling on the backwaters of Alappuzha.

published on : 29th September 2023

Indian football bodies bicker off the pitch

In Indian sports, the backroom stories are sometimes more fascinating than the game itself. They have their share of intrigue, mystery, plots and subplots.

published on : 13th September 2023

IOA unveils ceremonial dress and player kit for Asian games

India will be represented by 634 athletes in 38 disciplines

published on : 6th September 2023

IOC not communicating with acting CEO a concern

In a recent communication with this newspaper, the IOC had said that they have been monitoring the situation very closely as usual.

published on : 27th August 2023

Final list of players for Asian Games must be released soon

Names of all players were finalised by July 15 except wrestling, which was sent on July 23, but the sports ministry and SAI have not cleared them so far.

published on : 16th August 2023

After in-principle approval, government clears Commonwealth Youth Games team at no cost

India had hosted Commonwealth Youth Games in Pune in 2008 and had been participating at those Games.

published on : 30th July 2023

Recycled fabric, Sanganeri block print highlight of Asian Games ceremonial attire

According to the tender notice and specifications posted on the Indian Olympic Association website, the men’s jacket will be made of 100 per cent recycled fabric.

published on : 28th July 2023

Indian men's and women's football teams cleared to play at Asian Games

The IOA recently said that they would prefer sending teams that qualify and meet sports ministry criteria – top eight in Asia. The Indian men’s football team is ranked 18th.

published on : 26th July 2023

Asian Games trials winners request time till August 20 to prepare for World Ch'ship trials

The World Championship trials are expected to be held by August 10, giving the wrestlers, who competed in the Asian Games selection competition, just about 17 days to be ready for the trials again.

published on : 26th July 2023

IOA ad-hoc panel out of touch with reality

The committee's decision to exempt two grapplers from the trials does not reflect well on them

published on : 19th July 2023

Taekwondo athletes may be forced to sit out of Asian Games

However, the continental body had earlier extended the deadline for the wrestling entries accepting the IOA's request.

published on : 16th July 2023

Ad-hoc panel banks on WFI rules to exempt wrestlers from Asiad trials

The IOA-appointed panel will be meeting to discuss the criteria for the trials among other things on Saturday

published on : 15th July 2023

July 23 deadline remains, trials dates not announced yet

Even as Bajrang Punia and Sakshi Malik left the country in the first week of July, it is learnt that Vinesh Phogat too left for Hungary to compete in the Ranking Series.

published on : 13th July 2023

Wrestling: July 23 deadline remains, trials dates to be announced soon

Even as Bajrang Punia and Sakshi Malik left the country in the first week of July, it is learnt that Vinesh Phogat too left for Hungary to compete in the Ranking Series.

published on : 12th July 2023

National coaches, ad hoc panel tussle over one-bout trials, no dates as yet

Mahabir Prasad, Dronacharya awardee and former wrestling chief coach felt that an administrator from wushu might not understand the nuances of wrestling.

published on : 7th July 2023
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