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High Court asks IOA to follow code in October poll (Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday directed the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to follow the National Sports Development Code for its next elections, scheduled for October ... Read more...

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High court asks IOA to follow code in next poll


September 13th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday directed the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to follow the sports code of the government of India for its next elections, ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha approves youth institute’s upgrade


August 9th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha Thursday approved a bill to declare the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development in Sriperumbudur as an institution of national ... Read more...

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142 Indian contingent for London Olympics


July 19th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The sports ministry Thursday approved a 142-member Indian contingent, comprising 81 athletes and 36 coaches, for the London Olympics.While approving the Indian contingent, the ministry ... Read more...

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IOA seeks report from AITA on team selection


June 16th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Saturday sought a report from the All India Tennis Association (AITA) on the controversial selection of the men's doubles ... Read more...

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Cuban boxing great Teofilo Stevenson dies


June 12th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, June 12 (IANS) Cuban boxing legend Teofilo Stevenson Lawrence died here Monday of a heart attack, aged 60, the National Sports and recreation Institute (INDER) said.Stevenson, who won all ... Read more...

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Blame game between BCCI and sports ministry on


June 7th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the sports ministry Thursday got into a spat over official forms for nominating cricketers for ... Read more...

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Cuba’s ex-world champion boxer dead


May 22nd, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, May 22 (IANS) Cuban former world champion and 1972 Olympic bronze medallist boxer Douglas Rodriguez passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was 61.Rodriguez died Sunday at home, ... Read more...

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Keep off IPL, Maken tells BCCI (Lead)


May 16th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Sports Minister Ajay Maken Wednesday said suspending the players allegedly involved in spot-fixing was not enough and the Indian cricket board needed to do more ... Read more...

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US fighting childhood obesity with sports


May 15th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 15 (IANS) In an effort to fight childhood obesity, Olympic authorities and sports organisations in the United States are initiating participation of about 1.7 million children in Olympic ... Read more...

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Nigeria set to immortalize late football star


May 13th, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kwara (Nigeria), May 13 (IANS) Nigeria intends to organize an under-15 football championship in honour of the late iconic football star Rashidi Yekini who died last weekend, according to chairman ... Read more...

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India has spent Rs.55.22 crores on athletes for 2012 Olympics


April 24th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The sports ministry said Tuesday that it has spent Rs.55.22 crore so far on the 46 medal prospects for this year's London Olympics.The amount also ... Read more...

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Public suit against cricket board on award recommendations


April 24th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 24 (IANS) A public suit was filed Tuesday before the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court asking how the Indian cricket board board could nominate players for ... Read more...

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Court asks Kalmadi to quit as IOA chief (Lead)


March 21st, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought response from Suresh Kalmadi, president of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), whether he will quit the post - ... Read more...

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Court asks Kalmadi to quit as IOA chief


March 21st, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked Suresh Kalmadi, president of Indian Olympic Association (IOA), whether he will quit the post - which he has been ... Read more...

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IOA bickering out in the open


January 22nd, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The internal bickerings in the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) surfaced Sunday when the Ethics Commission, hurriedly constituted by secretary general Randhir Singh and which was ... Read more...

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IOA postpones South Asian Games, newly-formed committees scrapped


December 16th, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The South Asian Games scheduled for October 2012 have been postponed till 2013 and all the newly-formed committees were scrapped by the Indian Olympic Association ... Read more...

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Maken hopes to introduce sports bill in winter session


November 18th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) India's Sports Minister Ajay Maken reiterated Friday that he would introduce the revised National Sports Development Bill in the forthcoming winter session of parliament."We are ... Read more...

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BCCI has to come under RTI for own benefit: Maken


November 14th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Union Sports minister Ajay Maken Monday said he hoped to get the national sports bill passed by parliament during its winter session and pointed out ... Read more...

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Bhopal makes mark on national sports map


October 31st, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Oct 31 (IANS) Thanks to a 20-time increase in the sports budget, central location, astro-turf grounds and new infrastructure, the Madhya Pradesh capital is fast emerging as a ... Read more...

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BCCI opposes draft sports bill, appoints physio for Team India


October 29th, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 29 (IANS) Following in the footsteps of the Indian Olympic Association, the Indian cricket board Saturday rejected the revised draft of the contentious sports regulation bill of the ... Read more...

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IOA rejects revised sports bill


October 18th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) A day after the sports ministry came out with a revised sports bill, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Tuesday rejected the measure, saying the government ... Read more...

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Sports bill: Contentious whereabouts clause removed


October 17th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) A clause requiring athletes to state their whereabouts to enable dope tests has been excluded from the revised draft of the National Sports Development Bill ... Read more...

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Federations should be allowed to run academies in CWG stadiums: Malhotra


October 12th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Vijay Kumar Malhotra, acting president of the Indian Olympic Association, Wednesday said the government should allow the national sports federations to run academies at the ... Read more...

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FIH asks sports ministry to recognise only Hockey India


September 29th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) The International Hockey Federation (FIH) Thursday told the sports ministry that India can take part in all FIH-sanctioned events if the government recognises Hockey India ... Read more...

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Women detained for topless protest in Ukraine


September 27th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, Sep 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Four women activists were arrested Tuesday for staging a topless protest near Ukrainian capital Kiev's main sports arena during a visit by UEFA chief Michel ... Read more...

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Maken flays BCCI for resisting RTI law


August 31st, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Sports Minister Ajay Maken Wednesday criticised the Indian cricket board for refusing to come under the Right to Information (RTI) Act and said the Board of ... Read more...

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Congress declines comment on sports bill rejection


August 31st, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday declined to comment on the reported objections of some union ministers to the national sports development bill piloted by the sports ministry, ... Read more...

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Former cricketers wants BCCI to abide by sports bill


August 30th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Former Indian cricketers Tuesday supported the sports ministry's move to bring the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) under the purview of the ... Read more...

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Sports ministry to evaluate HI-IHF power sharing formula


August 4th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Sports minister Ajay Maken Thursday said the government was evaluating the power-sharing formula between the recognised Hockey India (HI) and the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) ... Read more...

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Sports ministry to introduce sports bill in this session


August 3rd, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The sports ministry Wednesday said it would introduce the National Sports Development Bill in the current session of parliament in a bid to bring transparency ... Read more...

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Thyagaraj Stadium the most sought after venue for major events


July 24th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Once the sports ministry has decided against misuse and disuse of the various stadia built for the 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG), Thyagaraj Stadium Complex is ... Read more...

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Players can run sports better than administrators: Maken


June 19th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) Union Sports Minister Ajay Maken Sunday blamed the country's sports federations for hindering the development of sports and said players who have made India proud would ... Read more...

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IOA rejects Sports Bill, says it impinges on federations’ autonomy


May 24th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The executive board of the India Olympic Association (IOA) Tuesday rejected outright the government-proposed National Sports Development Bill, saying it will impinge on the autonomy ... Read more...

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Sports ministry says no rethink on age and tenure clauses


May 2nd, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Despite stiff opposition from General Association of National Sports Federations (GANSF), the sports ministry is unlikely to have a rethink on clauses limiting the ... Read more...

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