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  • IOC chief to meet PM Modi to discuss ways to take Indian sports forward 2 hours 21 minutes ago

    New Delhi: International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach arrives on Sunday for his one-day whirlwind visit and is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday to discuss ways to take Indian sports forward amid speculation that the country might bid for 2024 Olympics. Bach, who will be on his...
  • Indian motor sports gets government recognition at last Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Indian government has finally recognised motor sports as a sport by including governing body FMSCI in the list of sports ministry-backed National Sports Federations (NSF). The development comes at a rather quiet period for Indian motorsports and at a time when efforts are being made to bring Formula...
  • Sports ministry issues new guidelines to federations for conduct of events 2 days ago

    New Delhi: In the wake of poor management of National Para Athletics championships, the Sports Ministry has instructed all the National Sports Federations (NSFs) to draw the calendar of their events well in advance for the smooth and efficient hosting of the tournaments. "The primary responsibility for organising the events rests...
  • PCI wants Tomar out of it, requests government to lift suspension 2 days ago

    Just after the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) was suspended by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) for an indefinite period over infighting within the body, the executive members of the committee have raised various questions targeted at PCI's suspended president Rajesh Tomar rather than thinking about the athletes and Paralympic...
  • Blame game continues in PCI as athletes left in lurch 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Paralympic Committee of India's newly-appointed interim President Nale Nandkishor said the de-recognition by the Sports Ministry was expected after its international body IPC banned them for mismanagement. The ministry followed the IPC in suspending PCI Wednesday in the wake of "poor" management of the National Para Athletics Championships in...
  • Sports Ministry suspends Paralympic Committee of India 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Following in the footsteps of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the sports ministry also suspended the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) on Wednesday for gross negligence of athletes and poor management of the 15th National Para Athletics Championships in Ghaziabad March 20-22. The sports ministry suspended the recognition of...
  • Federations quit sports group after attack on IOC chief Thomas Bach 4 days ago

    Sochi: Athletics' world body on Monday led a withdrawal from a major international sports association after its leader launched a scathing public attack on IOC chief Thomas Bach. Controversy erupted at the SportAccord convention in the Russian resort of Sochi after its chief Marius Vizer accused Bach of blocking his plans...
  • Indian sports ministry identifies 45 athletes for Target Olympic Podium Scheme 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Forty five athletes from six disciplines have been identified as potential medal winners for the 2016 Rio Olympics and they will be integrated into the "Target Olympic Podium Scheme" (TOP), a sports ministry release said on Monday. The 45 athletes were chosen from sporting disciplines athletics, badminton, boxing, shooting,...
  • Twin top rankings reflect rise of women in Indian sports: Saina Nehwal 6 days ago

    Mumbai: After reclaiming the top spot in badminton singles rankings, Saina Nehwal is doubly delighted at fellow Hyderabadi tennis ace Sania Mirza's rise to the summit of the women's doubles rankings and says the twin achievements reflect the rise of women power in the domain of Indian sports. "Sania Mirza is...
  • International Paralympic committee derecognises Indian body due to infighting 1 week ago

    Paralympic Committee of India was derecognised by the International Paralympic committee on Friday due to infighting in the organistation, CNN-IBN has learnt. The decision was taken after gross negligence and mismanagement by the PCI in organising the national championship in Ghaziabad. ...
  • Sri Lanka defend interim body after ICC threat 1 week ago

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's sports minister Navin Dissanayake on Friday defended his decision to appoint an interim committee to oversee cricket, saying it was his "sovereign right". The comments came after the International Cricket Council said the move may amount to government interference, and that it would withhold payments to Sri Lanka...
  • International Paralympic committee derecognises Indian body due to infighting April 17, 2015

    Paralympic Committee of India was derecognised by the International Paralympic committee on Friday due to infighting in the organistation, CNN-IBN has learnt. The decision was taken after gross negligence and mismanagement by the PCI in organising the national championship in Ghaziabad. Following the ban, the Paralympic Committee of India has been...
  • Viswanathan Anand to meet Magnus Carlsen in Shamkir opener April 17, 2015

    Indian chess wizard Viswanathan Anand will meet reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the first round of Shamkir Chess, held in the memory of Vugar Gashimov. Drawing number '4' in the drawing of lots, Anand will not only have the advantage of playing white in the first game but...
  • SAI sees a record 100 athletes qualifying for Rio Olympics April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: In a rather ambitious projection, Sports Authority of India (SAI) sees a record 100 plus athletes qualifying for next year's Rio Olympics. "Though qualification process has barely started, our own assessment is that if women's hockey team qualifies we should comfortably cross the 100 mark. As far as number...
  • Hawke's Bay Cup: India women lose 1-4 to New Zealand April 16, 2015

    Hastings: The New Zealand women's hockey team thrashed India 4-1 in the Hawke's Bay Cup quarter-final at the Hastings Sports Park on Thursday. It was India who drew first blood as they successfully converted a penalty corner but the 'Black Sticks' struck back as they went on to score four goals. Six...
  • Novak Djokovic, Genzebe Dibaba bag Laureus Awards April 15, 2015

    Shanghai: Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic and Ethiopian sprinter Genzebe Dibaba were named the Laureus Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year respectively in a glittering ceremony on Wednesday. The ceremony also saw the induction of Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar into the Laureus Academy. Djokovic pipped Lewis Hamilton (UK), Renaud Lavillenie (France),...
  • 31 all out but team still wins the match April 15, 2015

    Cricket is a game of glorious uncertainties, and the statement once again proved itself on Tuesday when the cricket world saw an 'unlikeliest' of victories during a Premier Championship match in Sri Lanka. Riding on Asiri Karunaratne's magnificent 5 for 21, Sri Lanka Air Force Sports Club, who opted to field,...
  • Li Na among six nominated for Laureus Sportswoman of the Year Award April 14, 2015

    Shanghai: Retired Chinese tennis star Li Na is up against Serena Williams in a six-woman field for sportswoman of the year in the Laureus World Sports Awards. The other nominees are Valerie Adams, Marit Bjorgen, Genzebe Dibaba, and Tina Maze Xinhua reported on Tuesday. In the men's field, Real Madrid star...
  • IOC launches whistleblower hotline on match-fixing April 14, 2015

    London: The IOC on Monday set up a hotline for whistleblowers to report match-fixing and other corruption in a new initiative to protect the integrity and credibility of the Olympics and other sports competitions. The International Olympic Committee said the web-based "integrity and compliance hotline" is open to athletes, coaches, referees...
  • Haryana government to give Cabinet Minister status to Ramdev April 13, 2015

    Chandigarh: The Haryana government on Monday decided to give "status equivalent to Cabinet Minister" to Ramdev, who has been appointed as the state's brand ambassador to promote yoga and ayurveda. "Ramdev, Brand Ambassador for promotion of yoga and ayurveda in Haryana, will be given status equivalent to Cabinet Minister," Haryana's Health...
  • AFI to mull over lucrative franchise-based league April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: The Athletics Federation of India is likely to take a decision on owning a commercial property which will organise a franchise-based athletics league in the country in a bid to make the sport lucrative and raise its profile. It is learnt that a company associated with a businessman involved...
  • Sports Minister asks SAI, Boxing India to help Haryana boxer Rishu Mittal April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Moved by the plight of a state level gold-medallist boxer who is working as a domestic help, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has asked the Sports Authority of India and Boxing India to look into the matter and provide all help to her. "I have asked SAI and Boxing India...
  • SAI issues notice to PCI over filthy conditions for para athletes April 7, 2015

    Sports Authority of India on Tuesday issued a notice to Para Olympic Committee over filthy conditions for Para athletes saying PCI not equipped to hold such events. SAI also casted serious doubts on committee's ability to organise the Para Olympic Games of 2015. The PCI has suspended president Rajesh Tomar...
  • Ice hockey association appeals for donations to take part in a tournament April 7, 2015

    In a country obsessed with cricket, it is not surprising to see the other sports not getting enough recognition and facing a lack of funds. The latest of the victims is the sport of ice hockey. The Ice Hockey Association of India (IHAI) on Sunday appealed to supporters on social media...
  • Indian weightlifting body to suspend regional units after lifters fail dope tests April 6, 2015

    The Indian Weightlifting Federation will suspend at least three of its regional units after 21 lifters tested positive for banned substances over the last 12 months, the IWF secretary told Reuters on Monday. The majority of the lifters who failed drug tests hail from Delhi, Punjab and Haryana and have been...
  • I-League: Dempo FC hold Sporting Clube de Goa to 2-2 draw April 4, 2015

    Margao: Haroon Fakhruddin Amri's double strike helped Dempo FC to come back from behind and hold Sporting Clube de Goa to a 2-2 draw in the Hero I-League football on Saturday. Dempo, who held the edge in the initial stage of the first half, took the lead in the 23rd minute...
  • Indonesia settles Olympics logo row ahead of Asian Games April 4, 2015

    Jakarta: An Indonesian sports body has agreed to stop using the Olympic rings logo, an official said, after the country faced the threat of losing the right to host the 2018 Asian Games. The International Olympic Committee sent a letter in January warning Indonesia that it could lose its role in...
  • 21 Indian weightlifters caught in doping, provisionally suspended by IWF April 4, 2015

    The National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) has caught 21 weightlifters in five championships held recently, which could well turn out to be the biggest doping scandal in the country. All the 21 lifters have been provisionally suspended by the Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWF) pending inquiry and most of them belong to Delhi,...
  • Indonesia resolve Olympic ring row, avoid IOC ban April 4, 2015

    Indonesia is set to retain the hosting rights of the 2018 Asian Games and avoid an International Olympic Committee (IOC) ban after resolving a row over the use of the Olympic rings logo. The IOC had allowed only the Indonesian Olympic Committee (KOI) to use the iconic logo featuring five different...
  • India to bid for 2024 Olympic Games: reports April 2, 2015

    India seems to be going in the right track in order to revive sports in the country and if India manages to win the bid, the venue might well be Ahmedabad. Sources close to The Tribune have confirmed the recent developments of a formal plan being worked upon to host the...