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Sports Ministry felicitates Glasgow Commonwealth Games medal winners

Last Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014, 22:33

The Indian medals winners in the recently-concluded Commonwealth Games were today felicitated by the government in the presence of cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar for their impressive show in the multi-sport event at a star-studded function here.

IOA writes to Central & Delhi govts on 2019 Asian Games bid

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 18:29

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) today began the process of seeking government approval, required to mount a bid for hosting the 2019 Asian Games by writing to the Sports Ministry and Delhi Lieutenant Governor.

PMO ignored Dhyan Chand to confer Sachin Tendulkar the Bharat Ratna?

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 12:55

Late Major Dhyan Chand was robbed of the honour to become the first sportsperson to get the Bharat Ratna because the Prime Minister`s Office had stopped following up on the hockey wizard`s recommendation from the sports ministry.

Hockey India gets NSF status

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 17:53

Hockey India`s (HI) bid to be the sole body of governance for the national sport in the country, has got a shot in the arm after the Government of India recently accorded it the status of a National Sports Federation (NSF).

Indian luge athlete, Shiva Keshavan qualifies for Sochi Winter Olympic Games

Last Updated: Sunday, January 19, 2014, 11:47

India`s sole luge athlete, Shiva Keshavan has qualified for the Winter Olympics to be held in the Russian Black Sea resort city of Sochi from February 7 to 23.

IOA bows under pressure after an eventful 2013

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 12:47

A usually reticent Sports Ministry was at its persuasive best as it fought for India`s reinclusion in the Olympic fold even as the corruption-tainted IOA embarrassed itself by trying hard to defy the IOC for most part of the year before being forced to bow under pressure in an eventful 2013.

AIFF amends its constitution in line with Sports Code

Last Updated: Friday, December 20, 2013, 21:45

All India Football Federation (AIFF) today amended its constitution to bring the age and tenure rule in line with the Sports Code in a Special General Body Meeting here.

AIFF GBM to amend constitution in line with Sports Code

Last Updated: Friday, December 20, 2013, 21:45

All India Football Federation will amend its constitution to bring the age and tenure rule in line with the Sports Code in a Special General Body Meeting here on Friday.

Jitendra Singh wants Sachin Tendulkar to promote sports after retirement

Last Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 22:52

Sports Minister Jitendra Singh today expressed his desire to organise a felicitation function in honour of Sachin Tendulkar and hoped that the legendary batsman will work with the Ministry in future to promote sports in the country.

No Arjuna Award for Renjith Maheshwary

Last Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013, 23:56

The Sports Ministry on Thursday decided not to confer Renjith Maheswary with the prestigious Arjuna award as the triple jumper has been found to have used a `scheduled` substance (ephedrine) back in 2008, putting an end to all speculations regarding his fate.

Recover money spent on over-aged athletes: Ministry tells SAI

Last Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 21:13

A livid Sports Ministry on Thursday asked SAI to recover the money spent on the athletes` airfare from the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) for the embarrassment caused to the country after 17 over-aged sportspersons were barred from the Nanjing Asian Youth Games.

Sports Ministry welcomes wrestling`s re-inclusion in Olympics

Last Updated: Sunday, September 08, 2013, 22:33

The Sports Ministry on Sunday expressed happiness as wrestling won back its place in the Olympic Games through voting at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) session in Buenos Aires.