Indian Sports

  • Watch: 'Abhinav Bindra shoots arrows?' People of Mumbai were asked about famous Indian sports icons. Their answers will make you cringe 12-07-2014 11:34 AM

    Indians went ape s**t crazy when Maria Sharapova said she did not know who Sachin Tendulkar was. It snowballed into a huge controversy online with people starting memes with the hash tag #WhoIsMariaSharapova and ranting on Twitter and Facebook. Things got slightly out of hand when Sachin fans even left...
  • Finance Minister Arun Jaitley allocates Rs.400 crore for Indian sports 10-07-2014 01:21 PM

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday allocated Rs.400 crore for the development of Indian sports, including upgradation of sports infrastructure in Jammu and Kashmir, a sports university in Manipur and training for athletes for the upcoming Commonwealth Games and Asian games. The biggest beneficiary was the state of...
  • NADA makes expert panel to boost anti-doping campaign 04-05-2014 03:19 PM

    New Delhi: In order to strengthen its education and awareness program for athletes, the National Anti-Doping Agency has constituted an expert group to identify, advice and formulate a plan for this initiative. The group will formulate anti-doping education plan in line with the objectives of the campaign. "The plan will...
  • MHA gives nod to draft Prevention of Sporting Fraud Bill 27-04-2014 11:46 AM

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry has given its nod to a draft bill that envisages to check spot-fixing and illegal betting in sporting events, and mulls a maximum of five years' imprisonment for such crimes. The draft Prevention of Sporting Fraud Bill, prepared by the Sports Ministry in consultation with...
  • IOA ad-hoc committee for boxing to meet on April 17 14-04-2014 06:51 PM

    New Delhi: The ad-hoc committee formed by the IOA to run Indian boxing in the wake of the federation's international termination, will meet for the first time on April 17 to discuss team selections and conduct of national championships among other issues. The six-member committee, headed by Tarlochan Singh, was...
  • Returning to Olympic fold is a great moment for the country: Sports minister 11-02-2014 04:23 PM

    New Delhi: Sports minister Jitendra Singh Tuesday congratulated both the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for bringing India back into the Olympic fold. The IOC executive board during its ad-hoc meeting in Sochi Tuesday decided to lift the 14-month-old ban on India in the wake...
  • IBF representatives should not vote in IOA polls: IOC, AIBA 31-01-2014 04:23 PM

    New Delhi: The suspended Indian Boxing Federation will not have any representation in the upcoming IOA elections after the IOC and the AIBA instructed that no official from the IBF be allowed to cast a vote in the February 9 polls. IBF President Abhishek Matoria, senior vice-President Bhupinder Singh and...
  • BCCI chief N Srinivasan's brother Ramachandran set to become IOA chief 25-01-2014 07:12 PM

    New Delhi: Squash Racquet Federation of India (SRFI) chief Narayana Ramachandran is set to be elected unopposed as the president of Indian Olympic Association in the polls to be held here next month as he was the only candidate to file nomination papers for the top post on Saturday. Ramachandran...
  • AFI bans six states, slaps suspension on 14 athletes for doping 25-12-2013 10:18 PM

    New Delhi: The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has banned six states, including Delhi and Haryana, for fielding overaged athletes while slapping two year suspension on 14 other athletes for doping. This decision was taken during a two-day meeting of the Executive Committee of AFI on December 22nd and 23rd....
  • India can qualify for 2022 FIFA World Cup: Tendulkar 24-12-2013 12:04 AM

    Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly welcomed the FIFA U-17 World Cup in India, and Tendulkar said that India could surely qualify for the 2022 football World Cup. ...
  • Mary Kom on life beyond the ring 13-12-2013 09:27 PM

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, the Olympic bronze medallist spoke about her autobiography, "Unbreakable", and much more. ...
  • Will try to ensure IOA polls before Winter Olympics: Jitendra Singh 13-12-2013 08:03 PM

    New Delhi: Sports Minister Jitendra Singh Friday said he would try to convince the IOA to hold its much-awaited elections before the scheduled date of February 9 to ensure that the Indian athletes are able to compete under the national flag during the Sochi Winter Olympics, starting February 7. India's...
  • Lifting of Oly ban will be 'perfect gift' for athletes: Sushil Kumar 13-12-2013 07:58 PM

    New Delhi: Welcoming the IOC's decision to revoke India's suspension if the IOA holds its polls next year, star wrestler Sushil Kumar Friday said the country's sports administrators have been provided with an opportunity by the world body to present a "perfect gift" to its athletes before next year's Commonwealth...
  • IOC issues guidelines on implementing amendments 13-12-2013 07:20 PM

    New Delhi: In a bid to ensure absolute clarity on the constitutional amendments carried out by the IOA to bar charged-framed officials, the International Olympic Committee Friday issued a guideline on how to implement the clause to avoid "unnecessary speculation or doubtful interpretation". In a letter to the Indian Olympic...
  • Indian Shooters hope to compete under national flag at the CWG 12-12-2013 09:50 PM

    The IOC had threatened to expel India if the IOA did not pass the amendment on ethics that bars tainted officials from contesting. ...
  • I had offered to resign earlier: Lalit Bhanot 12-12-2013 09:31 PM

    Bhanot, who is under trial in the commonwealth games scam, is determined to fight against IOA's decision to bar bar him from contesting the IOA elections. ...
  • Shooters hope to compete under Indian flag at CWG next year 12-12-2013 06:11 PM

    Gurgaon: Top shooters Ronjan Sodhi and Gagan Narang on Thursday expressed happiness over India's possible return to Olympic fold if the IOA holds elections without involvement of charge-framed persons and hoped they would be able to compete under the Indian flag in Commonwealth Games next year. "It is a welcome...
  • Make Sachin Tendulkar sports minister: Milkha Singh 10-12-2013 11:35 PM

    Panaji: Sachin Tendulkar should be made sports minister to improve India's sporting prowess, ace athlete Milkha Singh said here Tuesday. "Sachin should be made sports minister so that he can work for the betterment of sport. It's only a sportsman who will work sincerely and with dedication for the cause...
  • The Indian Olympic Association ammends its constitution 09-12-2013 08:21 PM

    The Indian Olympic Association was left with no choice but to accept the IOC's diktat after IOC President Thomas Bach threatened to expel India from the Olympic movement. ...
  • IOA amends constitution under pressure from IOC 08-12-2013 04:33 PM

    New Delhi: Left with no other option after being served an ultimatum by the International Olympic Committee, the IOA Sunday amended its constitution to bar charge-framed persons from contesting elections, in a development which is expected to pave the way for India's return to the Olympic fold. The decision to...
  • India could be kicked out of Olympics: IOC President 07-12-2013 09:31 PM

    Lausanne: India faces the ultimate sanction of expulsion from the Olympics unless it keeps corruption-tainted officials out of its ranks, IOC President Thomas Bach said in an interview with The Associated Press. Bach said the IOC is prepared to withdraw recognition of the Indian Olympic Association if it fails to...
  • Politics hurting hockey: Supreme Court 05-12-2013 09:02 PM

    The apex court observed that politics has taken sports such as hockey to an abysmal low and sportsmen should be heading sports bodies, not businessmen. ...
  • Govt considering Bharat Ratna for Dhyan Chand: Jitendra Singh 03-12-2013 07:34 PM

    Sangrur: Sports Minister Jitendra Singh Tuesday said that the government was mulling over conferring the Bharat Ratna on hockey wizard Dhyan Chand for his contribution to the game and sports in general in the country. Jitendra was talking to reporters after laying the foundation stone of Rs 6.87 crore synthetic...
  • India take 46 medals at the Special Olympic Games 03-12-2013 07:19 PM

    New Delhi: Indian athletes went on a medal spree at the Special Olympics Asia Pacific Games as they kicked-off their campaign with 11 gold, 19 silver and 16 bronze in Newcastle, Australia Tuesday. Surjit Singh of Bihar opened India's account with a silver in athletics. The 23-year-old has two more...
  • Dhyan Chand deserved Bharat Ratna before Sachin: Milkha 23-11-2013 03:39 PM

    Noida: India's athletics icon Milkha Singh is glad that the doors have been opened for sportspersons to receive India's highest civilian award -- Bharat Ratna -- but would have been happier if hockey legend Dhyan Chand was the first recipient instead of Sachin Tendulkar. "I am very happy that the...
  • Hectic schedule affected Saina's performance: Gopichand 21-11-2013 09:47 PM

    Hyderabad: National Coach Pullela Gopichand feels the "hectic" international and domestic schedule has taken a toll on Saina Nehwal's fitness and form this season but exuded confidence that "solid training" will make the Indian ace battle-ready for next year. The 23-year-old Saina had a poor run this season as she...
  • Bharat Ratna debate: Should other icons get it too? 18-11-2013 08:00 PM

    The government's decision to confer the Bharat Ratna on Sachin Tendulkar ahead of hockey wizard Dhyan Chand has caused a ripple both in the sporting and the political world. ...
  • Sachin Tendulkar to be awarded Bharat Ratna 16-11-2013 03:49 PM

    The Government of India on Saturday decided to award the Bharat Ratna to Sachin Tendulkar, who incidentally retired the same day in the morning after playing his 200th Test in Mumbai. Tendulkar and eminent scientist Professor CNR Rao were the two names announced by the government for the highest civilian...
  • IOC serves ultimatum, warns IOA of de-recognition 15-11-2013 06:40 PM

    New Delhi: International Olympic Committee on Friday served an ultimatum to India, saying that the country will be de-recognised if the Indian Olympic Association does not amend its constitution by December 10 as per the world body's earlier diktat of barring charge-framed persons from contesting elections. The IOC rejected suspended...
  • Life ban on Jwala: HC posts matter for March 3 12-11-2013 09:25 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court will now hear on March 3 the matter concerning lifetime ban on ace shuttler Jwala Gutta by the Badminton Association of India (BAI) for alleged indiscipline. A bench of justice VK Jain posted the matter for March 3 while granting more time to BAI...