Shri Abhay Singh Chautala needs no introduction. Over the years, he has emerged as a no-nonsense youth leader with mass appeal who does not hesitate to call a spade a spade.  A MLA from Ellanabad Constituency, Haryana, he believes in the empowerment of women and has opened “Shrimati Haraki Devi Memorial College for Women,” where poor but meritorious girls are provided free boarding and lodging and fee.  

As an MLA he took great interest in the promotion of sports and games and pushed the idea of popularizing and promoting sports in the rural areas in general. In recognition to his services to the cause of sports and games, he was elected president of Haryana Olympic Association and the Vice President of the Indian Olympic Association. Currently, he is the President of the Indian Boxing Federation. As chief patron of AMMAI Mr Chauatala's aim is to bring maximum awareness of Mixed Martial Arts in India and empower the AMMAI to govern and regulate the sport in the country.



Dr M S Malik, IPS(Rtd.),
Hony. Secretary General,
Haryana Olympic Association


"It gives me immense pleasure to learn that is organizing a mega inter-school tournament for the students of the Tricity. It is in fact a matter of great pride for our city’s students that they will compete in one of the biggest sports events and get a chance to become a part of a grand event like this. The tournament will not only make the youth of our city well-exposed to grand sports’ events like these, but also prove to be a great milestone in making today’s students into holistic personalities.

I extend my heartiest facilitations to all the organizers for organizing such a prestigious event and also to the participants for putting up a grand show!

Above all, I wish and pray that this first ever  of its kind mega event in the city beautiful will turn out to be grand success with the kind help and co-operation of entire sports fraternity and administrative hierarchy."

Abhey Chautala announces Rs 1 crore to Haryana gold medallist in

Express News Service

Posted: Aug 04, 2008 at 0307 hrs IST
Chandigarh, August 03 Haryana Olympic Association president Khel Ratan Abhey Singh Chautala today announced a cash award of Rs one crore for any Haryana player winning gold medal in Beijing Olympics

Speaking on the occasion of Youth Baton Relay at Dundahera on the Delhi-Haryana Border, Abhey Chautala said the Beijing Olympics silver medalist from Haryana would be given a cash award of Rs 50 lakh and bronze medalist would be richer by Rs 25 lakh.

Abhey Chautala, who is also president of the Indian Amateur Boxing Association, said that nine players out of a 56-member Indian contingent for Beijing Olympics, belonged to Haryana. He was confident that the Indian team would give their best performance. Chautala has very high hopes on boxers, with four of them hailing from Haryana.


 Chautalas flay Haryana Govt’s move

Special Correspondent
Appointment of R.R. Jowel as Administrator of Haryana Olympic Association

Indian Table Tennis Federation president Ajay Singh Chautala

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Olympic Association (HOA) President Abhey Singh Chautala and Indian Table Tennis Federation President Ajay Singh Chautala on Sunday condemned the Haryana Government’s move of appointing R.R.Jowel, Registrar, Cooperative Societies Haryana as the Administrator, Haryana Olympic Association under the Societies Registration Act, 1860.

In a statement issued here on Sunday night they asserted that the HOA was democratically elected and the Government’s decision was “unconstitutional and illegal.”Mr.Abhey Singh Chautala said that the Sirsa State Games to be held from October 2 to 4 would be held as per schedule.

He further said that the Government had no right to appoint an administrator as the HOA was not a government department but an independent body. The HOA, which was an IOA recognized Olympic Association,was organsing the state games as per the orders of the Court. A petition would be filed against the State Government under the Contempt of Court Act soon, he added.

Meanwhile, Mr.Jowel said that he had been appointed Administrator for six months to manage the affairs of the Association. He added that with his appointment both the parallel Haryana Olympic Associations had been scrapped till the time a new body is elected. Any sports events organised by these Olympic Associations would be entirely illegal, he added.

IOA recognises Chautala-led Haryana Olympic Association

The verdict was adopted and passed unanimously by the IOA in its executive as well as annual general body meeting held at the Olympic Bhawan in New Delhi yesterday.

The House also decided to appoint a committee comprising Mr.

Digvijay Singh, Mr R.K. Anand, Mr Jagdish Tytler and Mr K.P. Singh Deo to meet Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and apprise him of the constitutional position of the IOA.

The House further resolved that all the National Sports Federations and Associations would allow only those players in their meets who were affiliated to Haryana Olympic Association headed by Mr Abhey Singh Chautala.

Mr Abhey Singh Chautala, HOA Secretary General Dr. M.S. Malik, and HOA Joint Secretary and Director, Mr H S Bhadu, attended the meeting of the IOA Annual General Body meeting in New Delhi yesterday.

Meanwhile, HOA president 'Khel Rattan' Abhey Singh Chautala has conveyed his deep gratitude and sincere thanks to the Indian Olympic Association president, Mr Suresh Kalmadi, the Secretary General, Mr Randhir Singh and all colleagues and members of the IOA family for extending their whole hearted support.

Mr HS Bhadu said that the HOA would soon select its contingent and hold coaching camps to prepare them for the Jharkhand National Games.

Meanwhile, it was also decided that the dates of the National Games, likely to be conducted in middle of March next year at Ranchi, would be finalised after IOA president Suresh Kalmadi visits the Jharkhand capital to review the arrangements with the organising committee of the 34th National Games.

India would be hosting the Youth Commonwealth Games in Pune in October next year and 2008 Beijing Olympics in December.



IOA gives recognition to Chautala's Haryana Olympic Association

TNN Feb 14, 2011, 06.35am IST

CHANDIGARH: In a major setback to chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda's camp, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) is learnt to have given recognition to the Haryana Olympic Association (HOA) headed by Ellenabad MLA Abhay Singh Chautala.

IOA president Suresh Kalmadi on Saturday had approved the report of Anand Commission, which had recognized the HOA headed by Abhay Singh Chautala and former DGP MS Malik. Now, armed with the decision of RK Anand, IOA is learnt to have prepared its statement favouring HOA, headed by Abhay Singh Chautala.

 Rathee to take IOA to Court

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HOA led by Rathee to take IOA to Court Chandigarh: The tussle for control over the Haryana Olympic Association is all set to stretch longer with the faction led by P V Rathee on Tuesday threatening legal action against the IOA for giving recognition to the body headed by INLD MLA Abhay Singh Chautala.

"We will be moving Court against the IOA soon," Rathee, a senior IPS officer, said.

The Dispute and Affiliation Committee formed by the IOA had two days back ruled in favour of the HOA faction led by Chautala, terming them as the real group.

"The Committee has no legal sanctity. We have sought a copy of the verdict from them and as soon as we get it, we would be moving the Court. A (Panchkula) Court had earlier passed permanent injunction restraining them (Abhay faction) from using HOA banner or sending teams under it," Rathee said.

He claimed the HOA led by him was authorised to send teams for various events.

Rathee also said that the sports talent hunt scheme started by them to draw budding talent from around the state had attracted massive response.

"We want to make the whole system transparent. On June 23, the day when Olympic Day will be celebrated, we will be releasing scholarships for the selected talent," he said.

Meanwhile, Nafe Singh Rathi, President, Haryana State Athletics Association welcomed the decision of R K Anand, Chairman, IOA, Disputes and Affiliation Committee by recognising the Abhay Chautala headed faction as the "real HOA".

"HOA (led by Rathee) was illegally constituted," Nafi Singh claimed.

He alleged the state government was not cooperating and budding sportspersons of State were facing great difficulties.

"The Government stopped the grant?in?aid for State Sports Associations," he claimed.

The two factions have been at loggerheads since 2006 when after coming to power, the Congress government formed its own state Olympic Association, with Kurukshetra MP Navin Jindal, as president.

In September 2007, the B S Hooda government in Haryana appointed IAS officer R R Jowel as Administrator to look after the HOA and a year later P V Rathee was elected president.



Haryana to compete in National Games: Abhey Singh Chautala

Chandigarh, Jan 21 : Abhey Singh Chautala, President Boxing Federation of India, Vice-President Indian Olympic Association and president Haryana Olympic faction, affiliated with Indian Olympic Association, today announced that Haryana contingent will participate in 34th National Games to be held at Ranchi (Jharkhand), Dhanbad and Jamshedpur from February 12 to 26.

Abhey Chautala disclosed that Haryana will compete in archery, athletes, boxing, cycling, fencing, kabaddi, karate, table tennis, weightlifting, rugby, football, wushu, kyaking, canoeing, equestrian, kho-kho, hockey and rifle shooting.

However, he criticized the Haryana Government and in particular the Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and also the rival faction of HOA for politicizing the issue of sports participation and promotion of sports in the State. He further castigated the political interference in the affairs of HOA and mentioned that Bhupinder Singh Hooda took personal interest in illegal capture of Olympic Bhawan at Panchkula through his political hatchment and brutal use of police force onMa y 6, 2006. Thereafter Haryana Govt. further tried to stall participation sports contingent in 33rd National Games at Gowahati in February, 2007.

He further added that in-spite of all odds, the sports contingent of HOA headed by him participated in 33rd National Games at Gowahati and excelled in performance by winning more than 80 Medals securing over all fifth position in the National.

He further claimed brave sportspersons of Haryana never looked back and kept on improving their performance till recently including Commonwealth Games at Delhi and Asian Games in China on account of incentive oriented sports policy formulated by HOA and approved by the then Government headed by Om Prakash Chautala.

In addition, Chautala also criticized the so-called fake scheme namely SPAT which is non-existent at the ground level. He also criticized the Haryana Govt. for closing all the 34 nurseries and almost all sports wings i.e. 162 throughout the State on account of vested political interest.

He further claimed that these 34 sports nurseries and 162 sports wings were fully geared up and were given full momentum during INLD region from 1999-2004. He even lamented that the budding sports persons/medal winners in Nationals have since been debarred from annual scholarship. Approx. 1500 students/sportspersons have not yet been given scholarship and even sports-hostel at Gurgaon has almost been closed. He further alleged that all funds are being diverted towards the bogus scheme "SPAT" which has no infrastructure at ground level.

Above all, Chautala declared emphatically that the interest of Haryana sportspersons should be fully watched and all eligible sportspersons will be allowed to participate in coming National Games. (UNI)

Haryana to compete in National Games: Abhey Singh Chautala

January 28, 2011 

Haryana to compete in National Games: Abhey Singh Chautala
Chandigarh, Jan 21 : Abhey Singh Chautala, President Boxing Federation of India, Vice-President Indian Olympic Association and president Haryana Olympic faction, affiliated with Indian Olympic Association, today announced that Haryana contingent will participate in 34th National Games to be held at Ranchi (Jharkhand), Dhanbad and Jamshedpur from February 12 to 26.


 Boxers walk out

RANCHI: Even before the start of the National Games boxing competition, a major row broke out at Jamshedpur on Thursday when the Vijender Singh, Akhil Kumar and Jitender Kumar walked out of the competition.

The trio was a victim of groupism in Haryana boxing. Only the boxers of the Abhay Singh Chautala group were allowed to take part while the trio was part of the Rathi faction.

IABF joint secretary Rakesh Thakran told The Hindu, “we told the three that we have the best boxers in their weight classes and if they were interested in participating, they should prove they are the best.''

On hearing this, the three boxers preferred to leave the arena with their coach rather than appear in the trials.— Special Correspondent


Haryana government fails to promote sports: Chautala

By Indo Asian News Service | Thursday, September 04, 2008 | 5:11:23 PM IST (+05:30 GMT) Comment

Chandigarh, Sep 4 (IANS) In a scathing attack, Abhey Singh Chautala, president of the Indian Boxing Federation (IBF) and the Haryana Olympic Association, Thursday accused the Haryana government of doing nothing to promote sports in the state.

Chandigarh, Sep 4 (IANS) In a scathing attack, Abhey Singh Chautala, president of the Indian Boxing Federation (IBF) and the Haryana Olympic Association, Thursday accused the Haryana government of doing nothing to promote sports in the state.

'For the last three and a half years, the present government has not done anything for the betterment of any sport, and whenever we tried to do this government has undone it,' Chautala told reporters.

'The government has talked about various sports policies and construction of new stadiums in the state but everything is only on paper,' he said.

Chautala particularly targeted Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, saying 'he has not done anything to uplift the stature of boxing'.

From India, Haryana contributed the highest number of players to the Beijing Olympics, he said.

Chautala said the Indian Boxing Federation had plans to poularise boxing on the lines of cricket in India. 'We will take this sport to the metro cities and conduct regular tournaments in big towns.'

Prize money and other benefits will be increased to bring in the best possible talent in boxing. Leading companies like DLF and Reliance group were ready to sponsor such events, he said.


Haryana Olympic Association criticize state govt for taking credit for boxer's performance in Olympics

Haryana Olympic Association (HOA) senior vice president & Haryana Handball Association (HHA) president, Mr Ashok Kumar Arora has criticised the government of Haryana for attempting to attain cheap publicity for the achievements of Haryana boxers...

Haryana Olympic Association (HOA) senior vice president & Haryana Handball Association (HHA) president, Mr Ashok Kumar Arora has criticised the government of Haryana for attempting to attain cheap publicity for the achievements of Haryana boxers. In a press statement issued here today, Mr Arora complimented the Haryanvi boxers for bringing good name to the state.

Arora said that Akhil Kumar may have lost boxing bout in Olympic Quarterfinal, but has won the hearts of the people. He said that the people of the country have high hopes from the other two Quarterfinalist boxers. He condemned the state government for neglecting the sports persons and not granting any grants to the concerned sports associations. He said that he is ashamed of chief minister Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda's conduct in the whole episode, who is now trying to garner cheap publicity.

HOA senior vice president said that Hooda government has not been impartial in treating sports in the state and the sportsperson's interests were neglected to settle score with HOA office bearers. He said that politics should not be mixed with the sports and governments should desist from interfering in to the sports and their management. He criticized the chief minister Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda for being bent upon ruining the games in Haryana. He said that chief minister's attitude has been undignified and chief minister even used police force to obstruct the sports functions of Haryana Olympic Associations.

HHA president Mr Arora said that all the credit for achievement of Haryanvi boxers goes to HOA & Indian Boxing Federation (IBF) president, Mr Abhey Singh Chautala as the Haryana Government had always put all sorts of obstacles and problems for the sports promotion still IBF & HOA worked overnight for manage proper training, preparation and also ensuring participation in various national & international championships. Had the government not put obstructions, then five or more boxers could have brought laurels to the state, he added.

Mr Arora said that the IBF arranged top sporting facilities and foreign exposure despite no support from Haryana Government. He disclosed that Indian boxers undertook trainings at Cuba, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Malaysia & Thailand, where the players were provided international trainers, Psychologists, Doctors and other related facilities. To provide the international exposure, Indian Boxing players were sent to participate in various international tournaments held at various countries including Russia, Poland, China, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Qatar, Pakistan, Greece, United Kingdom, Korea, Philippines, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Taiwan, Germany.

Mr. Arora said that Hooda Government has not yet given any annual grant to the HOA since it's coming to power, which is given to promote the sports. The Haryana Government had not provided any sports grounds, technical officials, sports goods facilities, coaches etc to the sports associations and HOA for the Sirsa State games.

HOA senior vice president said that the state government is still maintaining its anti sports policies as in the just concluded 41st Senior Haryana State Boxing championship held at Wazirpur, Gurgaon from August 15 to August 17, no facilities including government sports ground, medical facilities or security was provided, so the tournament was forced to be organised in a private school ground. He said that not a single coach out of total 18 coaches was provided in the state boxing championships despite repeated requests. State boxing champions and former champions, serving in government departments like police were not allowed to participate.

HHA president said that state sports department also declined the state boxing federation request for coaching camp for 55th National Boxing Championship to be held at Bhatinda from 6 to 12 September. Haryana Boxing federation was intimated the government decision vide letter no. 2008-25703 dated 6 August, he further added.

Mr Arora said that despite all the government apathy, IBF has left no stone unturned and in 2006, World Boxing Championship was organised at New Delhi, where Indian women Boxing team emerged champions.

Mr Abhey Chautala has shown rare and impeccable commitment to the development and promotion of sports in general and Boxing in particular, Mr Arora said. HOA is perhaps the only state Olympic Association of the country, which has announced that it would award the Olympic Gold, Silver & Bronze medal winners with cash prize of Rs 1 Crore, 50 Lakh & 25 Lakh.


Rao to lead Haryana shooters in National Games

Chandigarh, Jan 29 (UNI) The Haryana Olympic Association (Abhey Chautala group) today named international shooter Rao Inderjit Singh as captain of the Haryana State Rifle Shooting team in the 33rd National Games to be held at Guwahati from February 9 to 18, Director HOA and Chef-de-Mission Haryana contingent for the National Games H S Bhadu said.

Other members are: Men: Servesh Tomar (SP pistol), Monick (Air P), Deepak Sharma (Air P), Hari Parkeash (CF pistol), Toshinder (STD postol), Vivek (STD pistol), Shantanu (STD pistol), Shriwanaka (Air pistol), Sudhir Kumar Singh (Rifle 3 Prone Position), Roa Inderjeet Singh (Skeet), Manoj (Rifle 3 Prone Position), Satguru (PR Rifle), Mukesh Karela (Air Rifle), Naveen (Rifle 3 Prone Position), Ashok Mitall (DoubleTrap), Yadvinder Singh (Double trap), Ajay Mittal (Double Trap), Udey Singh Godara (Rifle Prone).

Women: Shweta Chaudhary (Air pistol), Shelpi Singh (Air pistol), Meena (Air rifle), Abhilasha Joshi (Air rifle), Mirnal Singh (Lady rifle).

Chief Coach: Rajender Singh Dhaka, Coaches: Ramesh Chaudhary and Om Parkash, Managers : Surender Lamba and Anita Boora.

 HOA seeks enhanced prize money for national winners

Chandigarh | March 14, 2007 10:50:08 AM IST


Haryana Olympic Association (HOA) has demanded enhancement of prize money for the medal winners at National Games.

Talking to media persons here today, HOA president Abhey Singh Chautala asked the state government to increase the cash award to the National Games Gold, Silver and Bronze medal winner players to Rs 5 lakh, 3 lakh and 2 lakh respectively.

He said he had already written a letter to the government on this issue to bring it at par with Sikkim government.

He hailed the Haryana contingent which secured fifth place by winning 30 gold, 22 silver and 28 bronze medals in the National Games held at Guwahati recently.

Mr Chautala said politics should not be mixed with the sports and governments should desist from interfering into the sports bodies and their management.

Taking a dig at Congress MP Navin Jindal who had been claiming to be the real chief of HOA, Mr Chautala said the Haryana contingent included even the ''so-called office bearers of some self-styled sports organisations'' and the matter had been finally settled with Mr Jindal participating as a player in the Shooting game under the banner of the ''legitimate'' HOA.

Mr Jindal had won silver and bronze medals in team events of Shooting championship.

Mr Chautala called upon Mr Jindal and his team to cooperate with the HOA in uplifting the standard of the games and players.

The government should immediately hand over the HOA office to the ''real office bearers'' of HOA.

The HOA alleged that the Haryana Government did not extend its co-operation, financial assistance and technical help to the HOA for these games.

The Haryana government neither provided any training facilities nor coaches and umpires for these games, he alleged.


Abhey: State govt ignoring players
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 26
Notwithstanding the political fight between Abhey Singh Chautala group and Kurukhetra MP Naveen Jindal group for taking over the control of Haryana Olympic Association (HOA), the Haryana sportspersons brought home the best-ever medal haul from the 33rd National Games held at Guwahati from February 9 to 18.

The performance of these players invite significance as the state sports is suffering a big blow because of controversy over the control of the HOA.

The Chautala-led HOA is affiliated to the Indian Olympic Association under whose banner the state contingent participated in the National Games. But the state government supports the faction led by Jindal.

It was the prime reason that the state government refrained from funding the contingent, which represented the state in National Games under Chautala banner. But the worst sufferers are the sportspersons whose achievements are hardly being recognised by the state government. They are being deprived of their due honour.

As per the state government’s sports policy, cash prizes of Rs 50,000, Rs 31000 and Rs 21,000 are awarded to gold, silver and bronze medallists of National Games.

“But the state government has not even honoured the medal winners of Doha Asian Games yet, who brought laurels to the country in general and state in particular. It is a matter of great concern,” rued Chautala.

Criticising the dictatorial attitude of the state government, Chautala said the government neither provided any training nor any coaches or umpires for these games. “In spite of my repeated reminders to the Chief Minister, no grant was released for the games,” he added.

“The participation of Mr Navin Jindal in shooting event under the ‘legitimate’ banner is the testimony to the fact that the parallel body floated by him lose all significance,” said Chautala.


2007 National Games of India

33rd National Games of India
Host city Guwahati, Assam, India
Teams participating 33
Athletes participating 10,945
Events 32
Opening ceremony 9 February 2007
Closing ceremony 18 February 2007
Officially opened by Sonia Gandhi
Torch Lighter Bhogeshwar Baruah
Main venue Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Sarusajai, Guwahati

The 2007 National Games, also known as the 33rd National Games of India, was held from 9 February 2007 to 18 February 2007 in Guwahati, Assam, India.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi declared the 33rd National Games open here Friday evening amid clamorous cheering from the 30,000-strong crowd at the Indira Gandhi Athletics Stadium.

Medal table

Rank State Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Services 59 46 37 142
2 Manipur 51 32 40 123
3 Assam 38 53 57 148
4 Kerala 31 19 25 75
5 Haryana 30 22 28 80
6 Delhi 27 27 32 86
7 Punjab 25 39 40 104
8 Maharashtra 25 28 44 97
9 Uttar Pradesh 25 18 34 77
10 Karnataka 21 21 29 71
11 Andhra Pradesh 21 17 20 58
12 Madhya Pradesh 12 19 32 63
13 West Bengal 12 13 18 43
14 Tamil Nadu 10 21 20 51
15 Jharkhand 6 9 7 22
16 Chandigarh 5 3 8 16
17 Orissa 5 2 8 15
18 Uttaranchal 4 4 5 13
19 Gujarat 3 4 12 19
20 Jammu Kashmir 3 3 10 16
21 Chattisgarh 3 3 0 6
22 Himachal Pradesh 3 2 2 7
23 Sikkim 2 2 2 6
24 Rajasthan 1 4 10 15
25 Goa 1 2 2 5
26 Nagaland 1 1 9 11
27 Mizoram 1 0 7 8
28 Andaman Nicobar 0 6 4 10
29 Meghalaya 0 1 4 5
30 Arunachal Pradesh 0 0 3 3
Total 425 421 549 1395

Closing ceremony