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Batra appointed to FIH Competitions Committee for second term

Last Updated: Friday, March 29, 2013, 17:11

Hockey India secretary general, Narinder Batra has been appointed as a member of the Competitions Committee of International Hockey Federation (FIH) for a second consective term.

Hockey is now more about power than skill: Olympian Jaswant Rajput

Last Updated: Thursday, March 28, 2013, 15:17

He was part of the hockey team which won independent India`s first Olympic gold medal, but Jaswant Singh Rajput, who played both as a left-half and centre-half, dislikes watching the national team of which he once was a proud member.

Olympians protest Batra`s nomination in Working Group

Last Updated: Monday, March 25, 2013, 17:43

India`s Olympians have launched a strong protest against the inclusion of the Hockey India secretary general, Narinder Batra, in the 12-member Working Group that the Sports Ministry has constituted for re-drafting the National Sports Development Bill.

Bulgarian wrestler to return 1996 Olympic gold medal as protest

Last Updated: Thursday, February 21, 2013, 11:43

A former Olympic gold medallist from Bulgaria has said he`s going to return his medal to protest the International Olympic Committee`s (IOC) decision to drop wrestling from the Olympic programme.

Gujarat girl returns to a rousing welcome from South Korea

Last Updated: Friday, February 08, 2013, 22:07

Tears of happiness flowed down the eyes of Kamu Devipujak, after her daughter Maya returned home with a gold medal in the Floor Hockey event at the Special Olympics World Winter Games held in South Korea.

US: Bill to award Congressional Gold Medal to Malala

Last Updated: Saturday, January 05, 2013, 12:19

A legislation to award the prestigious Congressional Gold Medal to Malala Yousufzai has been reintroduced in the US Congress.

Colombia honours Olympian Pajon, soccer star Falcao

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 17:34

Colombia honoured its top athletes, including Olympic gold medal winner Mariana Pajon and soccer star Radamel Falcao Garcia

US lawmaker backs Congressional Gold Medal for Malala

Last Updated: Friday, November 16, 2012, 13:24

Malala Yousufzai was shot by the Pakistani Taliban for advocating girls` education.

Athlete Pinki Pramanik a male: gender tests, charged with rape

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 11:05

Asian Game gold medallist Pinki Pramanik’s medical reports have confirmed that the tainted athlete is indeed a male.

Cops driving me to suicide: Pinki

Last Updated: Monday, November 12, 2012, 21:40

Alleging a ‘huge conspiracy’ after police filed a chargesheet claiming she was a male, Asian Games gold medallist athlete Pinki Pramanik on Monday said the investigating authorities were trying to force her to commit suicide.

FINA World Cup: Ye wins 200m medley

Last Updated: Saturday, November 03, 2012, 13:25

London Olympic double gold medal winner Ye Shiwen claimed the women`s 200 meter individual medley gold medal at the short course Beijing World Cup swimming here. Beijing Olympic champion Liu Zige finished fifth in the women`s 100m butterfly.

Aung San Suu Kyi receives top US honour

Last Updated: Thursday, September 20, 2012, 09:32

Suu Kyi has received prestigious Congressional Gold Medal, a rare honour given to any foreign leader by the US.