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Hooda announces to double the prize money for future Oly medal winners

Last Updated: Sunday, August 26, 2012, 13:56

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today announced that the state would double the prize money for its athletes who will win medals in the next Olympic Games, making it a whopping Rs 5 crore for gold, Rs 3 crore for sliver and Rs 2 crore for bronze.

Haryana to honour the Olympics medal winner tomorrow

Last Updated: Saturday, August 25, 2012, 21:22

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda will honour medal winners, participants and coaches of Haryana, who brought laurels to the State and the country in London Olympics, at a function to be held in Gohana tomorrow.

This is the more appropriate time to get Dronacharya: Yashvir

Last Updated: Thursday, August 23, 2012, 16:39

Still aggrieved at his exclusion from the Dronacharya list last year, long-time coach and mentor of London Olympics silver medallist grappler Sushil Kumar, Yashvir Singh feels the recognition could not have come at a better time than this.

Hooda takes a jibe at Vijender Singh at felicitation function

Last Updated: Thursday, August 23, 2012, 16:34

It was a felicitation function meant to honour him but Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda created quite a flutter by taking a jibe at star boxer Vijender Singh`s "under-performance" at last month`s Olympics in London.

I am proud of myself, says Saina Nehwal

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 16:24

Basking in glory after winning a bronze at the London Olympics, star shuttler Saina Nehwal says it was very tough for her to win the medal in a sport dominated by the Chinese.

Nadal reveals missing London Games ‘toughest’ decision of life

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 23:12

A heart-broken Rafael Nadal has revealed that missing out on the London Olympics was the toughest decision of his life, and winning a medal for his country was a big goal for him.

We need to build on London feat to double medal tally at Rio: Narang

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 22:55

Olympic Games bronze medallist shooter Gagan Narang feels India should build on their best-ever performance at London and target to double the medal tally at Rio de Janerio.

We must play against top teams regularly: Sandeep Singh

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 18:35

Ace drag-flicker Sandeep Singh on Tuesday said that the Indian hockey team should play against top teams in the world regularly and prepare longer with the same set of players to avoid a London Olympics-like debacle in future.

Make India a sports power, says Advani

Last Updated: Sunday, August 19, 2012, 19:05

Saying that he was both "happy and sad" at India`s performance in the London Olympics, BJP leader L.K. Advani Sunday called for a "sustained" national debate on how to make India a sports power.

Beach volleyball a hit among UK women after Olympics

Last Updated: Sunday, August 19, 2012, 16:27

Women in Britain are taking up beach volleyball after Team GB’s bikini-clad beauties became a hit at the Olympics.

China wants to boost badminton abroad

Last Updated: Sunday, August 19, 2012, 13:17

Badminton giant China is ready to spread its expertise abroad for the game`s betterment.

Nothing less than a `medal spring` awaits us in Rio: Pranab Mukherjee

Last Updated: Saturday, August 18, 2012, 16:10

Calling for creating a strong sporting nation with sound sports infrastructure, President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday set the ball rolling for the next Olympics in Brazil expressing hope that India will improve its ranking in the world.