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About Indian Olympic Association

Indian Olympic Association (IOA) is India's largest association that looks after players representing India in International sporting events.

Key People

MemberPosition
Abhay Singh ChautalaPresident
Lalit BhanotSecretary-general
Virendra NanavatiSenior Vice-President
N RamachandranTreasurer

Suresh Kalmadi is the former President of IOA.

2012 Elections

The elections for Indian Olympic Association were scheduled on December 5, 2012 but with IOC member Randhir Singh having withdrawn the race, Abhay Singh Chautala was elected the president.

On 30 November 2012, Abhay Singh Chautala is elected the President of IOA and Lalit Bhanot is elected the secretary-general of Indian Olympic Association. His appointment generated serious objections as Bhanot was jailed along with former IOA president Suresh Kalmadi in connection to the 2010 Commonwealth Games corruption scam.

Virendra Nanavati and N Ramachandran were also unanimously elected as Senior Vice-President and Treasurer respectively.

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Amul Sponsors the Indian Contingent to 2014 Commonwealth Games and Asian Games
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Mahesh Bhupathi says IOA suspension blessing in disguise
Mahesh Bhupathi says the suspension of IOA is the culmination of dirty politics

IOA delegation to meet Sports Secretary to discuss suspension
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Indian parade gatecrasher identified as a cast member
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Sushil Kumar to be India's flagbearer at 2012 Olympics
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Vijay Kumar Malhotra describes tennis crisis as unfortunate
Asserting that the prerogative to select a team is of the All India Tennis Association (AITA) and its selection committee, Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Acting President Vijay Kumar Malhotra on Tuesday described as unfortunate the latest developments over Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna refusing to partner with Leander Paes for next month's London Olympics.

Sports Minister Maken says retaining tainted Kalmadi in IOA wrong
Sports Minister Ajay Maken has slammed the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) for continuing to retain its tainted lawmaker Suresh Kalmadi, as its chief even after he was accused of facilitating corrupt practices during the Commonwealth Games.

Dow's sponsorship of London Games not taken by British Government, says High Commission
In the wake of strong resentment in India over Dow's sponsorship of the 2012 London Olympics, the British High Commission has said that the decisions regarding the sponsorship were taken by International Olympic Committee (IOC) and also the London Organizing Committee and the British Government was not involved in taking the decision.

India writes to IOC, seeks Dow's removal as London Games sponsor
The Government of India has asked the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to drop Dow Chemicals as sponsor of the 2012 London Games as the company is linked to the 1984 Bhopal Gas tragedy.

Jayanthi Natarajan condemns Dow Chemicals' sponsorship of London Olympics
Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jayanthi Natarajan on Friday condemned the decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to continue with Dow Chemicals' sponsorship of the 2012 London Games.

IOC snub of not removing Dow Chemicals as Olympics sponsors unacceptable: IOA official
Indian Olympic Association (IOA) vice-president Tarlochan Singh on Thursday criticised the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decision to allow Dow Chemicals to remain the sponsors of the 2012 London Olympics, inspite of their indirect link to the December 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy.

IOA denies boycott of 2012 Olympic Games ceremonies
Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Vijay Kumar Malhotra on Friday denied media reports suggesting that India might be boycotting the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Amul Sponsors the Indian Contingent to 2012 London Olympic Games
India’s largest food products marketing organization Amul today announced its sponsorship of the Indian contingent to the London 2012 Olympic Games by signing a MoU with the Indian Olympic Association. The MoU was signed by Raja Randhir Singh, Secretary General, IOA and Member, International Olympic Committee and Mr

Bhopal gas victims laud Olympic watchdog member for quitting over Dow deal
Activists and victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas leak tragedy on Thursday welcomed the decision of Meredith Alexander, a former member of the London Olympic watchdog, who tendered her resignation in protest of Dow Chemical's sponsorship of the sporting extravaganza.

Will ask organisers to drop Dow from sponsorship list, says IOA acting president Malhotra
Acting President of Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Vijay Kumar Malhotra has said it would soon register a strong complaint with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) over the controversial sponsorship of Dow Chemical for 2012 London Olympics.

Bhopal gas victims asks Indian Olympic Association to boycott London Olympics
Bhopal gas tragedy victims and a member of India's world cup winning hockey team met Indian Olympic Association president in New Delhi on Wednesday to demand the boycott of London Olympics in the wake of Dow Chemicals' sponsorship of the event.

Sports Ministry writes to IOA on Dow Chemicals sponsoring London Olympics
The Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs wrote to the Indian Olympic Association on Monday regarding the controversy surrounding sponsorship of the London Olympics by Dow Chemicals, a firm that is being blamed for the December 3, 1984 Bhopal Gas tragedy.

India 'rules out' London Olympic boycott over 'Blood of Bhopal' Dow's sponsorship
India has backed away from threats to boycott the London 2012 Olympics over the handing of a sponsorship deal to the Dow Chemical company, which has been blamed for 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy.

Ex- Indian Olympians voice anger over Dow Chemicals sponsoring London Olympics
Extending solidarity with victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, former Olympians lashed out at the organisers of the 2012 London Olympics for selecting Dow Chemicals as the sponsor company. They hold Dow responsible for the 1984 tragedy.

BCCI accountable in its dealings, says Rajiv Shukla
Highlighting the 'accountability' of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), its vice-president, Rajiv Shukla, has urged the central government to re-examine certain provisions of the proposed National Sports Development Bill.

Hockey India to conduct International Men Hockey League
Hockey India shall be conducting the International Men Hockey League under the aegis of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) from 2013.

CWG scam: Govt. has been pro-active, says Maken
Asserting that the government has been pro-active on the probe conducted into various scams surrounding the 2010 Commonwealth Games, Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Ajay Maken on Wednesday reiterated that anyone found guilty in connection with the extravaganza won't be spared.

Bhopal gas victims demand IOA to boycott London Olympics
Victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas leak tragedy and former India hockey star Aslam Sher Khan met senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Acting-President Vijay Kumar Malhotra here on Wednesday to demand the boycott of London Olympics in the wake of Dow Chemicals' sponsorship of the event.

Bhopal disaster activist welcomes Centre's thumbs down to Dow Chemicals' Olympics sponsorship
The Central government on Monday received a pat on the back from a Bhopal disaster activist following the announcement of its decision to protest Dow Chemicals' sponsorship of the 2012 London Olympics.

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