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GoI seeks report from BFI over `turban row`, asks IOC to issue guidelines

GoI seeks report from BFI over `turban row`, asks IOC to issue guidelines

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 10:14

After two `Sikh` players from the Indian basketball team were asked to play without their turbans during the recently concluded Asia Cup in China, the Minister of Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Sarbananda Sonowal has issued a statement expressing shock and has sought a detailed report from the Basketball Federation of India (BFI).

Can India better its 2010 performance at 2014 Commonwealth Games?

Can India better its 2010 performance at 2014 Commonwealth Games?

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 16:38

Can India better it`s 2010 performance at the 2014 Commonwealth Games? This is the question everyone is asking ahead of the Glasgow opening ceremony. In the previous edition of the Games, held in Delhi, India won a record 101 medals. The unprecendented medal haul helped the host nation to finish second behind Australia in the medals tally.

Boxer Evans ruled out of Commonwealth Games

Boxer Evans ruled out of Commonwealth Games

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 12:43

Olympic medallist Fred Evans was ruled out of the Commonwealth Games boxing event on Tuesday after being refused accreditation following checks by the British Home Office and Games officials.

Usain Bolt fit and ready for Commonwealth Games

Usain Bolt fit and ready for Commonwealth Games

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 12:16

Six-times Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt says he is ready to put in a good showing in the sprint relay at the Commonwealth Games after recovering from foot surgery and a hamstring injury.

Will try our best: `Mary Kom` makers on film`s Manipur release

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 13:27

Makers of ‘Mary Kom’, based on boxer MC Mary Kom's life, have said they will try their best to release the movie in Manipur, the Olympic bronze medallist's home state, where Hindi films are not shown since a few years.

Golf Olympic qualification system announced

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 10:49

Golfers`qualification for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games will be based on athletes` world rankings over the next two years, golf`s world governing body said here Tuesday.

`Mary Kom` Priyanka Chopra presents another `first look`

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 08:41

After Rakyesh Omprakash Mehra’s ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ featuring Farhan Akhtar, Priyanka Chopra is gearing up with her boxing gloves to present herself in and as ‘Mary Kom’.

S Korea agrees talks with North on Asiad arrangements

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 17:36

South Korea on Friday agreed to hold working talks with North Korea on Pyongyang`s decision to send a delegation of athletes and cheerleaders to the upcoming Asian Games in Incheon.

Jamaica picked quality squad for Commonwealth Games: Fennell

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 10:19

Jamaica Olympic Association president Michael Fennell said the country has managed to uphold its high standards in the selection of the 114-member contingent for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

OGQ to support boxer Sarita, rifle shooter Apurvi

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 15:19

Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ) is to support woman boxer Laishram Sarita Devi and rising rifle shooter Apurvi Chandela in the run up to their participation in the July 23-August 3 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland and the September-October Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.

IOC urges `sustainable` Tokyo Games, lauds venue review

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 13:34

International Olympic Committee vice president John Coates has urged Tokyo to ensure plans for the 2020 Summer Games avoid wasteful construction and welcomed talk of reviewing or possibly scaling back venues.

India ninth in latest word hockey rankings

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 12:24

Eight-time Olympic champions India find itself in a lowly ninth position among men`s teams in the recently-released FIH World Hockey Rankings.