Tokyo Olympics 2020: Long wait in immigration, not enough volunteers — IOA chief highlights concerns on arrival in Japan
IOA chief Batra was informed of the inconveniences the athletes from other countries are facing on landing in Tokyo by the Indian Chef De mission on Friday.
IOA President Narinder Batra requests EC to approve release of Rs 7 lakh pending grant to NSFs and SOAs
In a letter to members of the council, 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.
Dhanraj Pillay, Viren Rasquinha and other hockey Olympians from Mumbai have written to sports minister Kiren Rijiju against the one-state-one-unit rule, which they fear could be the ‘final nail in Mumbai hockey's coffin'
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Anil Khanna defends decision to not give early clearance for hotel bookings, argues absence of president or SG
IOA President Narinder Batra had asked Khanna to furnish "factual position" on why there was a delay in clearance for booking of 15 twin rooms. Batra said the delay has incurred a loss of nearly Rs 73 lakh
IOA president Narinder Batra defends move to dissolve Ethics Commission, says all decisions taken as per governing body's constitution
On Tuesday, IOA secretary general Rajeev Mehta had described Batra's 19 May decision to dissolve the Ethics Commission, formed in 2017, as "illegal".
IOA President Narinder Batra on Saturday said the Tokyo Olympics qualification events, postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic, will be held once the health crisis is resolved
IOA president Narinder Batra has written to the president and secretary of the de-recognised Gymnastics Federation of India (GFI), Sudhakar Shetty and Shantikumar Singh respectively, in a fresh attempt to break the deadlock.
Asian Games 2018: Sports ministry asks IOA to consider 'specific relaxation of selection norms' for mega-event
In the letter written to IOA President Narinder Batra, the ministry said that athletes and teams may be cleared if there is a strong possibility of either winning a medal in the Asian Games or finishing in the top four.
IOA President Narinder Batra in an e-mail to the ministry said the government has not held any discussion with it or the National Sports Federations on the draft Sports Code and also cited "a level of mistrust" with regards to past discussions.
Goa was pencilled in to host the National Games from 4 to 18 November but there were reports of further delays in building necessary infrastructure to host major disciplines, putting a question mark on the multi-sporting event happening as per schedule.