NATIONAL GAMES

  • Jharkhand Olympic Association announces teams and athletes for 35th National Games August 8, 2014

    JharkhandOlympic Association (JOA) announced list of teams and athletes of Jharkhand for the upcoming 35th National Games to be held from January 31 to February 14 in Kerala. The list comprised of teams such as archery, athletics, boxing, football (women), Hockey, Weightlifting, Handball, swimming, rowing, wushu and Karate, among other events,...
  • SAF Games, National Games to be discussed in IOA meeting March 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Decisions concerning the dates of the South Asian Federation Games which India will host and National Games could be taken in the Indian Olympic Association Executive Committee meeting to be held here on March 27. The IOA had in 2012 proposed to host the SAF Games here early last...
  • Boy who assaulted woman athlete arrested in Jehanabad November 29, 2013

    Police on Thursday arrested a youth from Jehanahad railway premises in connection with the assault on a woman athlete, whose participation in the Gujarat National Games early next month has now become uncertain. The youth, identified as Nitish Kumar, son of a railway gangman, was arrested from his home, Jehanabad Superintendent...
  • Lin Dan to skip international matches for rest of year September 12, 2013

    Beijing: Badminton superstar Lin Dan announced that he will skip all international events on the 2013 calendar after winning his third straight Chinese National Games singles title. "I don't need to prove myself through competition anymore," said Lin, who beat world No.3 Du Pengyu 21-18, 21-5 in the final on Wednesday,...
  • T'puram: Kerala CM to lay foundation stone for stadium April 23, 2012

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Come Wednesday and Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will lay the foundation stone for the Kariavattom outdoor stadium, the proposed venue for the opening/closing ceremony of the 35th National Games. The Chief Minister will lay the foundation stone at 4.30 pm on the day at Kariavattom. Sports Minister K B...
  • Dope scandal haunts Indian athletics in 2011 December 29, 2011

    After a rewarding 2010, athletics slumped to a low this year, turning out to be the country's dirtiest sport with seven top athletes, including three Commonwealth and Asian Games gold medalists, getting involved in one of India's biggest doping scandals. Asian Games double goldmedalist Ashwini Akkunji and her 4x400m relay teammates...
  • RK Anand quizzed again by vigilance bureau May 27, 2011

    Ranchi: National Games Organising Committee (NGOC's) working chairman RK Anand was on Friday again interrogated by officers of Jharkhand Vigilance Bureau in connection with alleged financial irregularities in the purchase of equipment and other expenditure incurred for the 34th National Games held in February. "He was interrogated during the day....
  • TSR scam now hits National Games too April 27, 2011

    New Delhi: Former Commomwealth Games Chief Suresh Kalmadi's involvement in the Time Scoring and result scam, first exposed on CNNIBN may be actually deeper. New revelations by CNNIBN show that the same pattern of inflated prices for TSR equipment was witnessed in the recently concluded national games as well. Documents exclusively...
  • Kalmadi, GEM in National Games mess too? April 26, 2011

    New Delhi: Suresh Kalmadi has been arrested in the TSR scam with the CBI accusing him of conspiring with a private firm named GEM International, which is the Indian representative of Swiss timing for causing a loss of almost Rs 50 crores. Now investigators are trying to figure out whether...
  • Maken orders probe into National Games scam March 22, 2011

    New Delhi: A day after CNNIBN exposed the scam brewing in the organisation of just concluded National Games in Jharkhand, the Government at the Centre being compelled to act. Sports Minister Ajay Maken promised that the guilty won't be spared. "Questions must be asked about the IOA and the Jharkhand government,"...
  • Now, National Games under corruption cloud March 21, 2011

    After Commonwealth Games, allegations of scams hit the recently concluded National Games. ...
  • Now, National Games under corruption cloud March 21, 2011

    New Delhi: First it was the Commonwealth Games, which created a huge furore about allegations of corruption. And now even the recently concluded National Games are under a cloud. Excited athletes gave in their best during the recently concluded National Games in Jharkhand. While the country was glued to the...
  • National Games come to a glittering end February 26, 2011

    Ranchi: Thousands watched the glittering closing ceremony of the 34th National Games at the Birsa Munda Athletic Stadium here. The 35,000capacity venue was jam packed. Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda said that with the successful holding of the Games, the state has proved that it too can match the Commonwealth Games. The...
  • Maken to skip National Games closing today February 26, 2011

    New Delhi: Suresh Kalmadi's isolation is complete. After his interview to CNNIBN, sports minister Ajay Maken also dropped out of the national games finale on Saturday. Since Friday, there were doubts about Maken's travel to Ranchi for the National Games closing ceremony on Friday apparently because he doesn't want to share...
  • Dhoni watches National Games, thanks BCCI February 21, 2011

    Ranchi: A day after India defeated Bangladesh by 87 runs in the cricket World Cup opener, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni flew to his hometown Ranchi in Jharkhand for a day to watch the 34th National Games. Speaking to reporters at Birsa Munda Football Stadium, Dhoni thanked the Board of Control...
  • Services top medal tally at National Games February 20, 2011

    Ranchi: Services upstaged Maharashtra from the pole position in the medal tally on a day of upsets which saw Asian Games gold medallist 400m hurdler Joseph Abraham being pushed to second place in the 34th National Games on Sunday. Services athletes excelled in shooting and cycling to usurp the pole position...
  • Haryana wins first gold at National Games February 13, 2011

    Ranchi: The sporting events at 34th National Games got off to a flying start here on Sunday, with Haryana's Sandeep Kundu being the first gold medallist of the event. He bagged the Taekwondo gold in the over 87 kg category. Jharkhand women also bagged two golds in the under 67 kg...
  • CWG 2: National Games scam looms large February 13, 2011

    Ranchi: Sports events and controversy going hand in hand yet again. It's now the turn of the 34th National Games that have begun in Ranchi. The Auditor General has already raised objections on several purchases and deals by the National Games Organising Committee, and the State Vigilance Department has also...
  • Grand start to 34th National Games February 12, 2011

    Ranchi: The 34th National Games got off to a spectacular start at the Birsa Munda Athletics Stadium Saturday evening in Jharkhand's capital Ranchi. Long before the start of the opening ceremony, people started queuing up at the gates of the stadium. More than 80 percent of the stadium was full by...
  • Kalmadi alienated at inauguration of Natl Games February 12, 2011

    Ranchi: The 34th National Games were declared open on Saturday but conspicuous by their absence were President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Speculations are ripe that the presence of tainted former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (OC) chairman Suresh Kalmadi at the ceremony could be a possible reason for...
  • President and PM to skip National Games opening February 11, 2011

    Ranchi: The 34th National Games opening ceremony slated for Saturday will take place without the President, the VicePresident or the Prime Minister. Jharkhand Governor MOH Farook will now inaugurate the Games. Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda had personally invited President Pratibha Patil. But the state government was informed that the president...
  • CRPF man who killed woman kabaddi player dies February 11, 2011

    Patna: A CRPF trooper who had shot himself after killing a national level woman kabaddi player succumbed to his injuries at a hospital in the Bihar capital, police said on Friday. Jaswant Singh was being treated at the Patna Medical College and Hospital. "He died Thursday night," a police official said. Singh...
  • Patna: Kabbadi player shot dead by CRPF jawan February 10, 2011

    New Delhi: A national level Kabbadi player was allegedly shot dead on Wednesday by a CRPF jawan who was stalking her. According to reports, the victim 21yearold Manisha Devi was on her way back from practice when Jaswant Singh chased her and picked up a fight when she refused to share...
  • National Games chairman snubs Kalmadi February 1, 2011

    New Delhi: Sacked Commonwealth Games Organising committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi was snubbed by the chairman of the National Games R K Anand on Tuesday. Speaking to CNNIBN, Anand said it's better if Kalmadi doesn't come for the National Games inauguration on February 12, adding that it's up to the IOA chairman...
  • B'wood celebrities to perform at National Games January 29, 2011

    Ranchi: The opening ceremony of the 34th National Games in Ranchi on February 12th will see either Kareena Kapoor or Priyanka Chopra take part an official said on Saturday. "We have awarded Cineyug contract for opening and closing ceremonies. In the opening ceremony, either Kareena or Priyanka Chopra will take part...
  • After CWG, Kalmadi lands in National Games mess August 12, 2010

    New Delhi: Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi is in fresh trouble and is now being accused of irregularities in the purchase of sporting equipment for National Games in Jharkhand. CNNIBN has documents that expose a scam in awarding contracts for the purchase of sporting equipment for National Games in...
  • CWG lawn bowl turf overpriced nearly 6 times August 4, 2010

    New Delhi: The murky deals in preparing the Commonwealth Games venues seem never ending. In yet another scandal lawn bowling tracks to be used during the Games have been built at around Rs 1.36 crore when it could have been done at just Rs 27 lakh. CNNIBN has details of bungling...
  • National Games may get a flavour of Assam violence November 28, 2007

    Ranchi: The violence in Assam is likely to cast a shadow over the National Games scheduled to take place in Ranchi next year. A prominent tribal organisation, the Adivasi Chatra Sangh (ACS), has threatened not to allow players from Assam to participate in the games. "We will continue our protest till...
  • National Games doping culprits named June 16, 2007

    New Delhi: The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has released a list of eight sportspersons who had tested positive for performance enhancing drugs at the 33rd National Games at Guwahati in February 2007. It has taken the IOA and Medical Commission four months to come up with the names with the...
  • Gear up for Commonwealth Games: PM February 18, 2007

    Guwahati: India's sports fraternity should gear up for the forthcoming Commonwealth Games to be hosted by Delhi in 2010, said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his speech at the closing ceremony of the 33rd National Games on Sunday. "The time has come for all our sportspersons to roll up their sleeves,...