Archive for the 'Olympic News' Category

Dec 07 2009

Role of Indian Olympic Association

Firstly India took part in Olympics on 1900 at Paris. India was represented by Norman Pritchard, who was an Anglo Indian holidaying in Paris at that time. IOA is responsible for the preparation & participation of competitors in Olympic Games & also statewide events like Commonwealth & Asian Games are arranged by IOA (Indian Olympic Association). At national level there are separate federation in each Sports which assists the Indian Olympic Association & preparation of sportsmen. The selection process of the sportsmen in Olympics are generally dependent upon the basis of performance at national level. Anyways, sometimes special selection trials are also held for selecting the competitors for participation at Olympic Games & other international events.

After formal selection process, competitors attend training camps. The National federations are assisted by the ‘Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports’ in Patiala, which provides highly innovative training for athletes.

The other responsibilities undertaken by the Indian Olympic Association are as follows:

* Promoting and developing the Olympic Movement
* Deciding the organisation of National Games
* Protecting the amateur status of sportsmen
* Maintaining liaison between the Government of India and member federations or associations

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Dec 06 2009

India will bid for 2020 Olympics

Published by indian under Olympic News

Recently The (IOA) Indian Olympic Association stated that Delhi will bid for the 2020 Olympic Games. Delhi is already a spot venue for the 2010 Common-wealth games. India will co-host the 2011 World Cup Cricket Matches. “We will start our preparations as soon as the 2010 Commonwealth Games are over,” exclaimed by Suresh Kalmadi- IOA president.

2020 Game’s bidding process will open on 2011. Jacques Rogge- International Olympic Committee president of India will inaugurate an Olympic facility, told Kalmadi that the country should bid for 2020. “I think you have great potential based on the general conditions of your country’s progress, which will definitely also evolve in a positive way at the time when the Games are awarded in 2013,” said by Kalmadi. We all have a lot of expectations from India & we in IOC think that India have great potential in sports.

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Sep 10 2009

Interactive Map of Olympics

Published by indian under Interactive Map, Olympic News

The NY Times come up with a mind blowing Innovative Map of Olympic from the history which check out the medal counts by country. The Circles showing bubble are sized by the number of medals each country won, you need to just draw your mouse to the bubble which will display a list of its medal winners. You can check out the medal counts by country and detail of the event for every Summer Games since the modern Olympic Games began in 1896.


Lee Byron compiled this map, among other contributors Amanda Cox & Matthew Ericson from The New York Times. The map is based on information from International Olympic committee.

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