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On this day: Hima wins historic U-20 World Championship gold

New Delhi, July 12 | Star sprinter Hima Das became a household name on July 12, 2018 when she won the 400m gold at...

Every school in India needs to have a playground, says Bahadur...

New Delhi, July 12 | Outgoing National Chief Athletics coach Bahadur Singh has appealed to Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju and administrators to ensure that...

Athletes should be given a higher pedestal in society, says Rijiju

New Delhi, July 12 | Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has said that those who have dedicated their life to sport and representing the...

In an Oly final, it’s that 1% edge that makes all...

Mumbai, July 11 | With an aim to engage in meaningful discourse and create High-Performance excellence in sport and knowledge for administrators and stakeholders,...

Bolt will come out of retirement only if coach tells him...

Jamaica, July 11 | Eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt recently revealed what could make him come out of retirement and catch the imagination...

IOA VP Mittal urges IOC to respond to allegations against Batra

New Delhi, July 11 | Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Vice President Sudhanshu Mittal has again written to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), pointing out...

As IOA power battle rages on, associate EC member calls for...

New Delhi, July 10 | As the power battle within the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) rages on, an associate Executive Council member of India's...

No confirmation on securing all venues yet: Tokyo Olympics spokesperson

Tokyo, July 9 | A Tokyo Olympics spokesperson said on Thursday that reports of organisers securing all venues for the postponed Games are "optimistic"...

African Athletics boss eyes future development after COVID-19 pandemic

Paris, July 9 | African Athletics Confederation (CAA) President Hamad Kalkaba Malboum has said that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on...

NCOEs to be divided into facilities devoted for seniors & juniors:...

New Delhi, July 8 | Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday said that National Centres of Excellence (NCOEs) will be divided into senior...

Olympia Lightning: Usain Bolt reveals name of baby girl

Kingston, July 8 | Legendary sprinter Usain Bolt has shared an adorable first picture of his baby daughter, revealing her name - Olympia Lightning."Girl...

COVID-19: PCI President Malik virtually interacts with APC chief

New Delhi, July 8 | In her first international meeting in capacity as the President of the Paralympic Committee of India, Deepa Malik met...

SAI keen to hire consultant for Rs1 cr with eye on...

New Delhi, July 7 | A High Performance Consultant with an annual salary of Rs 1-1.5 crore is among the appointments that the Sports...

Bahadur Singh resigns as Indian athletics chief coach after 25 years

New Delhi, July 7 | The Athletics Federation of India has placed on record its acknowledgement appreciation for Bahadur Singh who resigned as national...

Let’s behave with calmness: IOA VC calls for end to infighting

New Delhi, July 4 | Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Vice President R.K. Anand has appealed to members to end the infighting that has erupted...

IOA Treasurer says probe into HFI’s matters will amount to interference

New Delhi, July 4 | Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Treasurer Anandeshwar Panday hit back at Associate Executive Council member Bholanath Singh's allegations of financial...

IOA member asks Batra & Rijiju to launch probe against Treasurer

New Delhi, July 4 | Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Executive Council member Bholanath Singh has requested the National Olympic Council's President Narinder Batra and...

Suspending ANA process severe blow to Russian athletes: RusAF

Moscow, July 4 | World Athletics' decision to provisionally suspend the process of allowing Russian athletes to return to competitions would be a severe...

Government to launch TOPS Scheme for junior athletes: Rijiju

New Delhi, July 3 | Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said on Friday that the ministry will launch Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) Junior to...

AIU bans Kipsang for four years for anti-doping violations

Nairobi, July 3 | Olympic bronze medal-winning distance runner Wilson Kipsang on Friday was banned for four years for anti-doping violations by the Athletics...

Ask RK Anand to take over IOA legal cases: IOA official...

New Delhi, July 3 | An Associate Executive Council member of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has requested its President Narinder Batra to let...

World Athletics freeze two Russia panels over unpaid fine

Paris, July 3 | World Athletics has announced that it will stand down both the Doping Review Board (DRB) and the Russian Taskforce as...

Jharkhand CM helps athlete selling vegetables to make ends meet

New Delhi, July 1 | A female athlete in Jharkhands Ramgarh district has been forced to sell vegetables on the streets in order to...

Sports Ministry files application in Delhi HC to restore recognition of...

New Delhi, June 30 | The Sports Ministry on Tuesday filed an application in the Delhi High Court to allow it to restore the...

NADA launches its first mobile phone app

New Delhi, June 30 | Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday launched India's National Anti-Doping Agency's (NADA) first mobile app. The app aims...

Kenyan marathon champion Kamworor sustains fracture in road accident

Nairobi, June 27 | Kenyan marathon world record holder Geoffrey Kamworor suffered injuries to his head and ankle after he was hit by a...

AICS Prez wants Attorney General’s involvement in NSF recognition mess

New Delhi, June 27 | All India Council of Sports President Vijay Kumar Malhotra has urged Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju to ask the Attorney...

India’s ‘Golden Girl’ P.T Usha celebrates 56th birthday

New Delhi, June 27 | Wishes poured in on social media as the legendary India track and field athelete P.T. Usha on Saturday turned...

World Athletics launches ‘Road to Tokyo’ qualification tracking tool

Paris, June 26 | World Athletics has launched 'Road to Tokyo', an online tool to track the qualification process for next year's Olympic Games.Searchable...

Rijiju asks SAI to look into hiring differently-abled coaches

New Delhi, June 25 | Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju had asked the Sports Authority of India (SAI) to look into appointing differently-abled coaches to...

Sports Ministry follows court order, withdraws recognition of 54 NSFs

New Delhi, June 25 | Following the Delhi High Court's order, the Sports Ministry has withdrawn the annual recognition granted to 54 National Sports...

Over 14,000 runners to take part in ‘Run to the Moon’

Mumbai, June 25 | As many as 14,000 runners from across 15 countries have responded to IDBI Federal Life Insurance and NEB Sports call,...

Delhi HC orders revoking of provisional recognition to 54 NSFs

New Delhi, June 24 | The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the Sports Ministry to revoke the provisional recognition it had given to...

Indian para-athletes make do with training at home amid lockdown

New Delhi, June 24 | As the world continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the Olympic and Paralympic Movements across the globe have been...

Oly postponement hasn’t affected me: High jump record holder Tejaswin Shankar

By Pratik SagarNew Delhi, June 24 | When you are more than 13,000 kilometres away from home and the world is hit by an...

IOA chief disappointed with little response from members on resuming sports

New Delhi, June 24 | Indian Olympic Association President Narinder Batra has said that he has been left disappointed with the lack of feedback...

Should be able to start some sporting events Aug onwards: Rijiju

New Delhi, June 23 | Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju had a virtual meeting with representatives of the Indian Olympic...

Sindhu, Vinesh to be part of IOC’s Olympic Day celebrations

New Delhi, June 19 | Olympic silver medallist and badminton World Champion P.V. Sindhu and Asian Games gold medal winning wrestler Vinesh Phogat will...

IOA official enquires if athletes paid expenses of 2018 Kho Kho...

New Delhi, June 19 | An Associate Executive Council member of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has on Friday written to Sports Secretary Ravi...

World Athletics launches ‘Fitter with Friends’ campaign

Paris, June 19 | World Athletics has launched a six-week global campaign 'Fitter with Friends' to assist runners around the world to stay motivated...

Sports Ministry to establish 1000 district-level Khelo India Centres

New Delhi, June 19 | In a move to tap into the expertise of past sporting champions for grassroot-level training of athletes and also...

Kipruto intensifies training ahead of World Athletics Continental Tour series

Nairobi, June 18 | Olympic 3,000m steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto has returned to training to prepare for the Diamond League and Continental Tour series,...

Christian Coleman suspended by AIU for ‘whereabouts failures’

Monaco, June 17 | World 100 metres champion Christian Coleman has been provisionally suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) for violating anti-doping rules...

Would support another postponement of Oly if needed, says Takahashi

Tokyo, June 16 | The Tokyo Olympics should be postponed once more if it is not possible to be held from July 23, 2021,...

WADA to probe IWF doping allegations

Montreal, June 16 | The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has said that it has begun a probe into doping violations after an inquiry led...

Assam govt nominates Hima for Khel Ratna, Lovlina for Arjuna

By Sujit ChakrabortyGuwahati, June 15 | India's ace sprinter Hima Das has been nominated for the prestigious Khel Ratna award while boxer Lovlina Borgohain...

Pole vaulter Lavillenie says postponed Olympics allows recovery

Paris, June 14 | French pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie says the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics until 2021 has allowed him to shake off...

Gomathi banned for four years, stripped of Asian C’ships gold

New Delhi, June 12 | Gomathi Marimuthu has been banned for four years and stripped off her 2019 Asian Championships gold medal, the Athletics...

Delay caused by COVID-19 has pushed me backwards: Para jumper Praveen

New Delhi, June 12 | Indias young para high jumper Praveen Kumar was one amongst the record 22 Para athletes who had qualified for...

COVID-19: Indonesia issues health protocols for sports

Jakarta, June 12 | The Indonesian Youth and Sports Ministry has issued health protocols to contain the spread of COVID-19 during competitions and other...

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Amid volatility, Sensex trims major gains, RIL at new high

Mumbai, July 13 | The Indian stock market trimmed most of its initial gains on Monday in a largely volatile trade session.The BSE Sensex,...