Indian Olympic Association: News

WFI body suspended by government without 'proper procedure': Sanjay Singh

Suspended Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Sanjay Singh claimed on Thursday the Union Sports and Youth Affairs Ministry didn't follow "proper procedure" while suspending the wrestling national body.

16 Jul 2023

Indian Football Team

Will the Indian football team miss Asian Games? Details here

The Indian football team has recently been on a roll, having won three back-to-back titles. The Blue Tigers recently lifted their ninth SAFF Championship in Bengaluru.

WFI President Brij Bhushan to step aside until probe ends

Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur revealed on Friday that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh would step down as the president of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) amid the allegations of sexual misconduct against him and his associates.

Form new committee for probe, protesting wrestlers write to IOA

An urgent meeting of the Indian Olympic Association's (IOA) Executive Council has been called on Friday evening to discuss the letters received from wrestlers Vinesh Phogat, Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik, Ravi Dahiya and Deepak Punia.

28 Nov 2022


PT Usha becomes first woman president of IOC: Career achievements

PT Usha, the legendary Indian athlete, has been elected as the president of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA).

25 May 2022


Indian Olympic Association President Narinder Batra resigns: Here's why

In a major development, Narinder Batra has resigned from his post of Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President.

14 Jul 2021


India to send 228-strong contingent to Tokyo Olympics

India will be sending a 228-strong contingent to the Tokyo Olympics, including 119 athletes, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Narinder Batra said on Tuesday.

09 Jul 2021

Narendra Modi

PM Modi to interact with Tokyo-bound athletes on July 13

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took stock of India's Olympic preparations on Friday and also announced an interaction with the country's Tokyo-bound sportspersons on July 13, three days before the first batch departs for the Japanese capital.

07 Jul 2021

Pullela Gopichand

Gopichand won't travel with India's Olympic-bound badminton team to Tokyo

Chief National Badminton Coach Pullela Gopichand, who guided India to two Olympic medals, has opted out of India's Olympic-bound badminton contingent to create space for Indonesian Agus Dwi Santosa, who trains singles shuttler B Sai Praneeth.

21 Jun 2021


BCCI to support Olympic-bound Indian contingent with Rs. 10cr donation

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced that it will donate Rs. 10 crore to support the Olympic-bound Indian contingent on the request of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS).

26 May 2021

Narinder Batra

IOA seeks details of vaccinated athletes participating in Tokyo Olympics

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has sought details from the national federations about the vaccinated athletes and officials who are set to travel to Tokyo for the Summer Games, beginning July 23.

02 May 2020


India will definitely pitch for 2032 Olympics, says Narinder Batra

Indian Olympic Association president Narinder Batra said that the nation will step up its battle to win the 2032 Olympic Games and other international events when the global coronavirus pandemic eases.

25 Apr 2020

Asian Games

Coronavirus outbreak: IOA misses bid to host 2030 Asian Games

India were unable to submit a bid for hosting the 2030 Asian Games before the deadline of April 22 due to coronavirus pandemic.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: IOA to revise preparation plans after postponement

The Indian Olympic Association on Wednesday stated that it will address the problems faced by athletes after the postponement of Tokyo Olympics, when it makes revised preparation plans.

22 Jun 2019


Commonwealth Games: Here's why India is considering to pull out

There is a possibility the entire Indian contingent might not participate in the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

08 Feb 2019

Virat Kohli

PV Sindhu signs lucrative four-year deal with Chinese sports brand

Indian women's badminton ace PV Sindhu has bagged a lucrative deal with Chinese sports brand Li Ning.

22 Aug 2018


Asian Games: Injured Dipa Karmakar pulls out of team finals

Star Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar today pulled out of the artistic team finals of the ongoing Asian Games in Indonesia due to a knee injury.

17 Aug 2018


All about the 2018 Asian Games

The 2018 Asian Games are set to be held in Indonesia from August 18 to September 2.

04 Aug 2018


#NewsBytesInvestigation: Nepotism in India's Sambo Federation killing deserving athletes' chances

Sambo, a Russian combat-sport came to India, 25 years ago, but has failed to produce even one player of International stature. It's because of rampant nepotism in the Sambo Federation of India (SFI), alleged athlete Meenu Poonia.

01 Aug 2018

Delhi High Court

India's boat racing team to participate in Asian Games

The Indian boat racing team is set to feature at the upcoming Asian Games 2018 this month, which is to be held in Indonesia.

30 Jul 2018


Ahead of Asian Games, IOA demands kits from non-affiliate sports

Ahead of the 2018 Asian Games, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has landed itself into a battle with non-affiliate sports federations.

03 Jul 2018

Indian Football Team

IOA claims Indian football team not good enough for ASIAD

A shocking decision by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) will see the Indian Football team skip the 2018 Asian Games.

06 May 2018

Saina Nehwal

Asian Games: IOA not to give accreditation to players' parents

The Indian Olympic Association will not be entertaining accreditation for players' parents for the upcoming 2018 Asian Games.

13 Apr 2018


'No needle' policy: Two Indian athletes told to leave CWG

The Indian contingent at the Commonwealth Games was today left thoroughly embarrassed after race walker Irfan Kolothum Thodi and triple jumper V Rakesh babu were ordered to head back home.

05 Apr 2018

Mirabai Chanu

CWG: Indian weightlifters win medals despite having no physios

Indian weightlifters Mirabai Chanu and P Gururaja delivered medals today at Gold Coast, but the system seems to have let them down at the ongoing Commonwealth Games.

03 Apr 2018

Saina Nehwal

Saina lashes out at IOA, it issues clarification on Twitter

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) responded to Saina Nehwal's claims that her father Harvir Singh's name was removed from the list of team officials for the Commonwealth Games.

31 Mar 2018


Commonwealth Games: Indian contingent under scanner at Gold Coast

The Commonwealth Games hasn't even kicked off and Indian athletes are being investigated after syringes were found at their accommodation in Australia.

24 Mar 2018


Sindhu to be India's flag-bearer in CWG opening ceremony

India's ace shuttler PV Sindhu will be the country's flag-bearer at the opening ceremony of 21st Commonwealth Games, to be held at Gold Coast.

20 Jul 2017


Is India 2032 Olympics ready?

If one might have it, then India is contemplating of hosting the 2032 Olympics.

11 Apr 2017


CWG Scam: Manmohan Singh PMO recommended Kalmadi's appointment, says PAC

Criticizing the Manmohan Singh PMO, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has adopted the politically controversial 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG) report.

08 Apr 2017


AIBA recognizes Indian Boxing Federation after four years

India returned to international boxing after its governing body Boxing Federation of India was unanimously granted full membership by the International Boxing Association (AIBA).

23 Dec 2016


Shiva Keshavan wins gold in Asian Luge Championship

35-year old Shiva Keshavan won gold medal in the Asian Luge Championship in Nagano.

24 Sep 2016


After Dipa, is there a hope for Indian gymnastics?

At Rio, Dipa Karmakar created history by becoming the first Indian to make it to the final of a gymnastics event at Olympics.