Sports Authority Of India

  • Standoff over India's Asian Games delegation rumbles on September 5, 2014

    The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has recommended slashing the country's proposed Asian Games delegation by a third and sending only medal hopefuls to South Korea's Incheon later this month. The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has sent a list of 944 athletes and officials for government approval to travel to the...
  • Athletes in dark as India weighs size of Asian Games delegation September 4, 2014

    A large number of Indian athletes are in the dark about their participation at the Asian Games as the country's sports officials debate sending only medal hopefuls to Incheon. The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has sent a list of 944 athletes and officials for government approval to travel to the Sept....
  • Indian boxers may not compete under national flag in Asian Games August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: With the mess in country's boxing administration lingering on, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) said that the top pugilists may not be able to compete in the upcoming Asian Games under the national flag if the elections are not held as per schedule next month. SAI Director General...
  • SAI backs IOA on plan to bid for 2019 Asian Games May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Sports Authority of India on Wednesday backed the IOA on its plan to bid for the 2019 Asian Games, saying that the country has the infrastructure to stage the multi-sporting event which is now without a host venue after Vietnam capital Hanoi's withdrawal. SAI Director General Jiji Thomson told...
  • Hockey: India coach Terry Walsh critical of national camp being held in Delhi May 1, 2014

    Indian hockey team's chief coach Terry Walsh on Thursday lashed out as the national probables' preparatory camp for the upcoming World Cup is being held in searing capital heat instead of cooler confines in any other part of the country. Walsh indirectly took a dig at the Sports Authority of India...
  • SAI suspends coach on charges of harassing female wrestler February 7, 2014

    Hisar: The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has suspended a wrestling coach, who is facing charges of harassing a teenage woman grappler. Satbir Panghal, a wrestling coach posted at SAI's centre situated in Haryana Agricultural University in Hisar, has been suspended, SAI sources said. The coach has been directed to report to...
  • Is Indian hockey falling prey to the club-vs-country virus? January 24, 2014

    A 'Catch 22' situation is emerging in Indian hockey. The influx of money is what the sport yearned for, for years, and now when it has arrived, the cost could be a disease called 'Club vs Country'. The phrase is not new for Indian sport. Cricket has often found itself embroiled...
  • SAI-HI on collision course over Oltmans, Walsh's HIL stint January 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Wednesday put itself on collision course with Hockey India after it issued a clear instruction to HI's High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans and chief coach Terry Walsh to scrap their contracts with respective HIL franchises. SAI minced no words in stating that the...
  • Sign contract, get salary on monthly basis: SAI to coaches January 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Putting the blame on unhappy shooting coaches, the SAI on Tuesday said they were being paid on pro-rata basis since they have not signed the contract with them which was mandatory for getting salary on monthly basis. SAI has now set a February 1 deadline for protesting coaches to...
  • SAI suspends Dingko Singh for assaulting woman athlete January 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Friday suspended Asian Games gold medallist boxer N Dingko Singh pending inquiry after he allegedly assaulted a woman weightlifter in Manipur. Dingko Singh was arrested by Imphal Police for hitting a female athlete at the Khuman Lampak sports complex in Imphal on...
  • Gurbax Singh Sandhu named chief boxing coach till 2016 Olympics November 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The long-serving Gurbax Singh Sandhu was on Wednesday retained as the national coach of the men's Indian boxing team till the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. "The Indian Boxing Federation is pleased to announce that Mr Gurbaksh Singh Sandhu will be retained as the Chief National Coach of...
  • Terry Walsh named Chief Coach of India men's hockey team October 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Hockey India (HI) on Tuesday named Australia's Terence Walsh, better known as Terry Walsh, as the Chief Coach of it's senior men's hockey team, replacing Michael Nobbs who had left the job on health grounds. Walsh, who has earlier coached Malaysia (1990-94), Australia (1997-2000) and Netherlands (2004), last worked...
  • Terry Walsh to be the next India men's hockey coach? September 24, 2013

    New Delhi: The process to appoint Michael Nobbs's successor is in the fast lane, with Hockey India (HI) and Sports Authority of India (SAI) expected to name the new coach of the senior men's team in a week's time. And media reports suggest the frontrunner for the job is another...
  • Indian men's hockey team to get new foreign coach in two weeks September 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian men's hockey team is set to get a new foreign coach within two weeks' time as the national federation has shortlisted four candidates for the top job. Hockey India (HI) secretary general Narinder Batra has confirmed that they have received six applications from across the globe to fill...
  • SAI recommends Lim, Engel for archery, TT coach's job August 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The Sports Authority of India has recommended Lim Chae Woong and Peter Engel's names for appointment as Archery and Table Tennis national team coaches, respectively. Korean Lim has been working with the national squad since 2002, but he is employed with the Army Sports Institute Pune, while the head...
  • Paralympian HN Girisha yet to get job with SAI as promised July 31, 2013

    New Delhi: London Paralympics silver medallist H N Girisha on Wednesday accused the Sport Ministry for not keeping its promise of giving him a "Class-1 Executive Officer" job with the Sports Authority of India (SAI) after his achievement at the Paralympic Games in the UK last year. "Before the Olympics, the...
  • SAI launches project to weed out corruption July 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The Sports Authority of India (SAI) is working on implementing an ambitious project - e-tender procurement - to clamp down on corruption within the sports body. In his bid to make SAI more effective in its functioning, the SAI Director General is working on launching the 'e-tender procurement', wherein,...
  • Government acts tough with money-minded players July 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Taking a strong note of Indian tennis players rebelling, the sports ministry on Thursday asked the Sports Authority of India (SAI) and National Sports Federations (NSFs) to come down hard on players who prefer prize money tournaments over representing the country. Sports secretary Pradip Deb didn't specify if the...
  • I can change the fortunes of Indian hockey in one year: Pillay July 23, 2013

    One of Indian hockey's noted strikers and former India captain Dhanraj Pillay has said he can turn the Indian hockey team into a winning unit in just one year if given the charge of the men's national side. Sports Authority of India (SAI) last week sacked Indian men's team's chief coach...
  • 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 one-month 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...
  • Is lack of success only coach's fault, asks Michael Nobbs July 16, 2013

    New Delhi: A week after being sacked, Indian men's hockey team's chief coach Michael Nobbs landed in India on Monday morning to settle dues with his employer Sports of Authority of India (SAI). SAI, in consultation with Hockey India (HI), cited non-performance as the reason to remove Nobbs, who is the...
  • Report Card: India's outgoing hockey coach Michael Nobbs July 9, 2013

    Hockey India (HI) and Sports Authority of India (SAI) were forced back to the drawing table after India couldn't seal a 2014 World Cup squad in Rotterdam last month, where they finished sixth. The clamour for chief coach Michael Nobbs' ouster was growing and finally resulted in SAI sacking him...
  • SAI sacks India's men's hockey coach Michael Nobbs July 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Another major shake-up awaits Indian hockey after the Sports Authority of India (SAI) sacked India's men's hockey coach Michael Nobbs due to the team's unsatisfactory performance in the last year. The Australian, who is currently away on a two-week leave, was sacked after SAI convened a review meeting to...
  • Feel vindicated by HI's nomination: Kaushik July 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Three years after he resigned as the national women's hockey coach on charges of sexual harassment only to be absolved later, Maharaj Krishan Kaushik now feels vindicated after Hockey India nominated his name to assist Indian men's team coach Michael Nobbs till the 2016 Rio Olympics. Kaushik, who was...
  • Sports ministry backs sexually-harassed shooter June 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Stringent action will be taken against anyone found guilty of sexual harassment, in the wake of a lady shooter alleging that her team members harassed her recently, the sports ministry reiterated Sunday. A lady shooter, selected to participate for a trap event in the international junior shooting competition at...
  • Vijender Singh welcome to join camp any time: SAI April 25, 2013

    Patiala: The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has no issues on Olympic bronze medallist boxer Vijender Singh joining the camp here any time as he has got clearance from the NADA. SAI director general Jiji Thomson told reporters here on Thursday that Vijender can join the camp anytime now. "He has...
  • 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...
  • Sports ministry clears Azlan Shah trip overruling the Sports Authority of India February 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The sports ministry on Tuesday overruled the Sports Authority of India's decision not to clear Indian men hockey team's trip to the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup with a stern warning to Hockey India (HI) not to overshoot its budget in future. The sports ministry's decision came minutes after HI...
  • India pull out of Sultan Azlan Shah Cup February 26, 2013

    The Indian men's hockey team has pulled out of the upcoming Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia, over a disagreement on the cost of airfare between the Sports Authority of India (SAI) and Hockey India (HI). ...
  • SAI 'forces' Hockey India to pull out of Azlan Shah February 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The Indian men's hockey team has pulled out of the upcoming Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia, over a disagreement on the cost of airfare between the Sports Authority of India (SAI) and Hockey India (HI). In a press release circulated by HI on Tuesday, the sport's governing...