Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOA drops Chinese brand Li Ning as kit sponsor, decides to go with unbranded apparel
The IOA had unveiled the Olympic kit designed by Li Ning for the Tokyo Games last week, which led to criticism. It has been learnt that the Sports Ministry then advised IOA to not include a Chinese sponsor for the Games.
At its executive board meeting last year, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) had made provisions for flag-bearers from both genders at the opening ceremony.
Olympic-bound athletes, officials to receive second dose of COVID-19 vaccine after four weeks, says IOA
The IOA on Sunday had said 120 athletes and 27 para-athletes have so far received at least one dose of the vaccine. The body said that there are 62 fully vaccinated athletes, including four para-athletes.
The IOA had recently said that 148 athletes, including the Olympic-bound, have already received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination.
Batra, who is also the President of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and an International Olympic Committee (IOC) member, narrowly defeated his rival Marc Coudron, chief of Belgium Hockey Federation, by a margin of two votes.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Games-bound athletes among 148 to receive first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, says IOA
Out of these 148 athletes, 17 have got both the doses and 131 have received their first shot, IOA president Narinder Batra said.
The Tokyo Olympics, which was scheduled to be held last year, was postponed because of the pandemic.
The coronavirus caseload has been on the rise in the country with more than 70,000 new infections reported in the country on Thursday.
The FIH Congress was originally scheduled for last year but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, handing Batra an extended first term.
The FIH Congress is scheduled to be held here in May, but there is a possibility the meeting could be held virtually due to travel restrictions because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a show of solidarity with the farmers, some sportspersons from Punjab and Haryana, including Khel Ratna awardee Vijender Singh, have threatened to return the national sports awards they had won.
Batra is also the president of International Hockey Federation (FIH) and a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Delhi HC seeks sport ministry's stand after plea claims Hockey India created posts in violation of sports code
The plea filed by former India player Aslam Sher Khan alleges that Hockey India violated the national sports code by creating posts, like 'life member', 'life president' and CEO, which are not permitted under the rules.
NSFs granted two-day extension from Sports Ministry to submit Sports Code questionnaire upon IOA's request
The ministry acceded to IOA's request after its president Narinder Batra and secretary-general Rajeev Mehta held a meeting with Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju and Sports Secretary Ravi Mittal on Tuesday
Narinder Batra's counsel claims former KAI vice-president Bharat Sharma allegation are 'completely baseless'
Sharma had sent a legal notice to Batra, accusing the IOA chief of making "untrue and "culpably defamatory statement" against him during an alleged telephonic showdown with a KAI official.
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'
Ex-Karate Association of India vice-president Bharat Sharma sends legal notice to IOA boss Narinder Batra
It is the latest episode in the infighting that has marred IOA ever since Batra and his secretary-general Rajeev Mehta were locked in a bitter turf war.
IOA president Narinder Batra called for the hostilities between him and senior officials such as secretary general Rajeev Mehta and vice-president Sudhanshu Mittal to come to an end.
Tokyo Olympics: Confident of sending record contingent of 125 athletes to Games, says IOA president Narinder Batra
India sent a 117-member contingent at the 2016 Rio Games and 83 competitors to London in 2012.
Bickering in IOA rages on, reinstating names of officials on website fresh flash-point between Narinder Batra and Rajeev Mehta
IOA President Narinder Batra asked Secretary General Rajeev Mehta to reinstate the names of associate members on the body's website after an official complained about their removal.