Indian Athletes

  • Asian Games 2014: India hope to better Guangzhou record at Incheon 17 hours 44 minutes ago

    With just a day to go before the start of the 2014 Asian Games in the South Korean city of Incheon, India seek a record medal haul despite a chaotic build-up, including the slashing of their contingent and last-minute pull out of top athletes. In a cost-saving measure, the Indian government...
  • Asian Games 2014: Complete list of Indian athletes September 10, 2014

    Ending days of suspense over the Asian Games contingent, the government cleared a 679-member squad that will represent India in the 17th edition of the event to be held in Incheon, South Korea, from 19 September to 4 October. Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development, Entrepreneurship and Youth Affairs...
  • Wait on Asian Games list continues, India misses crucial meeting September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The long wait for government clearance of the country's contingent at the upcoming Asian Games continued on Monday with the sports ministry yet to get directions from the Prime Minister's Office, leading to India missing out on the scheduled Delegates Registration Meeting in Incheon. Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal had...
  • Vikas Gowda, Tintu Luka in India's athletics team for Asian Games August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Strong medal prospects Arpinder Singh, Vikas Gowda and Tintu Luka were on Wednesday named in the 56-member Indian athletics team, which included 30 women, for next month's Asian Games in South Korea. 110m hurdler Siddhanth Thingalaya, who won gold in the just-concluded Federation Cup Senior National Athletics Championships with...
  • Anju and Bobby George got reward for their efforts April 5, 2014

    Milkha Singh and PT Usha are some of the pioneers of athletics in our country. They strove hard in 200 and 400 metres and created a niche for themselves in these events. Try as they did, they couldn't reach the then prevailing levels of excellence. Lack of modern equipment, training...
  • AFI mulls big ticket franchise-based athletics league January 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Aimed at raising the profile of track and field sports in the country, Athletics Federation of India (AFI) is mulling on launching an ambitious big prize money franchised-based league, which will have Olympic and world champions. The AFI Executive Committee, in its recent meeting, discussed the possibility of starting...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai August 20, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Rajya Rani Express runs over pilgrims near Saharsa, death toll rises to 28 August 19, 2013

    At least 28 people died as the Rajya Rani Express ran over them at the Dhamara station near Saharsa in Bihar on Monday morning. The death toll is expected to rise as over 40 other people were reported to be injured. ...
  • PT Usha unhappy with AFI for blocking Luka's participation July 4, 2013

    Pune: Legendary athlete PT Usha on Thursday criticised the Athletics Federation of India for blocking her protege Tintu Luka's participation in Asian Grand Prix series in May, saying it has robbed the youngster of international exposure. Usha said Luka - who competes in 800m - was invited by the Asian Athletics...
  • India shines with 46 medals at Special Winter Olympics February 8, 2013

    New Delhi: India's differently-abled athletes returned with the largest haul of medals in the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games at Pyeong Chang, South Korea. The Indians won 46 medals - 13 gold, 17 silver and 16 bronze - from among 2,200 athletes from over 120 nations in the Games....
  • Indian athletes win 46 medals at Special Winter Olympics February 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Children battling poverty and disability bringing medals home is an example of triumph over adversity. The Indian contingent at the Special Winter Olympics in South Korea made the country proud as it won 46 medals. They left India in obscurity, but on their return, at least for a...
  • Indian athletics lack an inspiration like Tendulkar: Rudisha September 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Olympic champion and world record holder, David Rudisha says the success-starved Indian athletics fraternity lacks an inspirational figure, like cricket has in the form of someone like Sachin Tendulkar. "India have the potential to produce athletes like Kenya and Jamaica but the problem is lack of inspiration and motivation....
  • Paralympics: Indian athletes allege lack of escorts September 2, 2012

    London: Less than a month after India's best show at the Olympics, shame for the country at the London Paralympics. CNN-IBN has exclusively learnt that India's specially-abled athletes are struggling at the Games Village. While Indian officials are staying at the Village, coaches and escorts have been asked to stay...
  • Paralympics: India athletes allege rough treatment September 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Less than a month after India's best show at the Olympics, CNN-IBN has learnt that our specially-abled athletes are struggling with no escorts at the Games village at London Paralympics. While Indian officials are staying at the village, the coaches and escorts have been asked to stay outside on...
  • India will win 25 medals in 2020: Ajay Maken August 12, 2012

    Union Sports Minister Ajay Maken has said that India will target for 25 medals at the 2020 Olympics. While speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Maken said that 25 medals at the 2020 Olympics is the target India has set for itself. Maken said given the efforts the government is...
  • 25 Olympic medals by 2020: Ajay Maken August 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Union Sports Minister Ajay Maken has said that India will target for 25 medals at the 2020 Olympics as wrestlers Narsingh Yadav and Amit Kumar failed to proceed in the 2012 London Olympics. While speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Maken said that 25 medals at the...
  • Go for Glory: India's chances on Day 7 August 3, 2012

    CNN-IBN's experts discuss how Indian athletes will fare at their respective events on day 7 of the London Olympics. ...
  • London will be India's landmark Olympics July 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Eighty-one athletes in London will form the largest Indian contingent ever to march at the Olympic Games. But if numbers could turn into Olympic success, a country of 1.2 billion should have grabbed at least 1000 qualifications and maybe 100 medals. If not that, then what’s the reason...
  • Rs. 1018.90 lakh for elite Indian athletes July 24, 2012

    New Delhi: The Sports Ministry has released a financial assistance of Rs 1018.90 lakh as on July 23, 2012 from its National Sports Development Fund for imparting customised training to elite athletes, who are medal prospects in the London Olympics and other major international events. The financial assistance has been granted...
  • 142-member India contingent for Olympics July 20, 2012

    New Delhi: The Sports Ministry on Thursday approved a 142-member Indian contingent, comprising 81 athletes and 36 coaches, for the London Olympics. While approving the Indian contingent, the ministry said the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and the national sports federations (NSFs) would have included the support staff such as coaches, doctors,...
  • India finishes on top in South Asian Games February 9, 2010

    Dhaka: Shooters Surendra Singh Rathod and Om Prakash and paddler Madhurika Patkar etched their names in the record books as India finished on top with 90 gold, 55 silver and 30 bronze medals to end its dominating journey in the 11th South Asian Games here on Tuesday. One hundred and fifty...
  • Khade seeks cash incentives for SAG medal winners February 6, 2010

    Dhaka: With hardly any cash incentive for medal winners in South Asian Games, India's top swimmer Veerdhawal Khade feels that the athletes lack motivation to take part in the biggest sporting extravaganza of the region. "We need cash incentive for medal winners as it could inspire more sportpersons to compete. It...
  • Govt relaxes arms import provisions for shooters January 29, 2010

    New Delhi: In what would come as a major boost for the country's top shooters preparing for this year's Commonwealth Games, the Sports Ministry has "liberalised" provisions for the import of weapons and cartridges for their training. "The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS) has liberalised and rationalised procedures for...
  • Olympian Ajmer Singh's body donated for research January 28, 2010

    Chandigarh: The body of former Olympian and 1966 Jakarta Asian Games 400 metres gold medallist Ajmer Singh has been donated for medical research, his relatives said Thursday. The 70-year-old athlete died here Wednesday. Ajmer Singh, who served as Panjab University's Director of Sports for several years, has donated his body for...
  • Government not doing much to support players January 16, 2010

    New Delhi: While India is celebrating it's stellar performance in the Olympics, the conditions in which the players live say a complete different story. The credit of the three moments in Beijing Olympics, which made India proud goes to Abhinav Bindra, Sushil Kumar and Vijendra Singh. While, Abhinav won a...