National Institute Of Sports

  • Indian athletes slam "unacceptable" living conditions at NIS July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: As the Indian contingent departs in batches for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, the country's top sports institute in Patiala has drawn severe flak from athletes and coaches who have no left no stone unturned in their preparation despite having to live and train in "unacceptable conditions". Ace paddler A...
  • Michael Nobbs to train coaches at NIS during notice period July 19, 2013

    New Delhi: India's outgoing hockey coach Michael Nobbs has been asked to join National Institute of Sports (NIS) in Patiala to train coaches during the onemonth notice period he is serving before returning to Australia. Nobbs, who has been sacked by Sports Authority of India (SAI) as Indian men's hockey team's...
  • SAI yet to approve Vijender Singh's leave April 3, 2013

    Patiala: Star boxer Vijender Singh, who is being investigated in a sensational drug haul case, is on leave from the NIS but his application for an extension is yet to be approved by the Sports Authority of India. The SAI is yet approve the leave of Vijender, whose name emerged after...
  • National Institute of Sports cook rapes minor girl March 31, 2013

    Patiala: A 12yearold girl was allegedly raped by a cook, working with the National Institute of Sports In Patiala. 45yearold Ram Verma raped the victim, a relative, at his official residence outside the NIS campus on Thursday night, police said. He was arrested on Saturday. Few days ago, the girl's family...
  • Doping scandal: athletics coach may be sacked August 26, 2011

    New Delhi: As the doping scandal in Indian athletics gets murkier by the day and more athletes test positive for using banned substances, the Sports Ministry is expected to sack athletics coach Yuri Ogrodnik of Ukraine, sources have told CNN-IBN. The Director General of the Sports Authority of India will now...