South Africa vows Commonwealth Games will 'heal wounds'

South Africa on Wednesday promised to deliver a world-class event when the city of Durban hosts the 2022 Commonwealth Games, saying the occasion would help the country overcome its turbulent past.

Historic moment: Africa to have first Commonwealth Games at Durban in 2022

Durban was officially named as host of the 2022 Commonwealth Games on Wednesday, making it the first African city ever to stage the sporting spectacular, sparking big celebrations.

Sports Ministry recognizes 'Yoga' as a sports discipline
Sports Ministry recognizes 'Yoga' as a sports discipline

 The Sports Ministry on Tuesday decided to recognize 'Yoga' as a sports discipline and place it in the 'Priority' category.

Commonwealth Games: Five facts

Five Commonwealth Games facts ahead of the expected announcement in Auckland Wednesday that South African city Durban will host the 2022 event: 

Manoj Kumar eases into quarters at Asian Boxing Championships
Manoj Kumar eases into quarters at Asian Boxing Championships

Former Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Manoj Kumar (64kg) sailed into the quarterfinals along with two others on an all-win day for Indian boxers in the Asian Championships here on Monday.

Manoj Kumar eases into quarters at Asian Boxing Championships
Manoj Kumar eases into quarters at Asian Boxing Championships

Former Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Manoj Kumar (64kg) sailed into the quarterfinals along with two others on an all-win day for Indian boxers in the Asian Championships here on Monday.

Mandeep Jangra sails into pre-quarters of Asian Boxing Championships
Mandeep Jangra sails into pre-quarters of Asian Boxing Championships

Commonwealth Games silver-medallist Mandeep Jangra took just over a minute to force his rival out of the contest with a bloodied face and book a prequarterfinal berth in the Asian Boxing Championships here on Friday.

Centre seeks info from Delhi govt on SCSP funds for CWG

 The Centre has sought information from Delhi government in connection with the alleged diversion of Scheduled Castes Sub Plan (SCSP) of funds for the Commonwealth Games during 2010-11, and the amount that has been returned.

Vinesh in Indian team for Kazakh wrestling tourney

 An eight-member Indian wrestling team, including Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Vinesh, will compete in the 5th President's Cup to be held at Astana, Kazakhstan from July 23 to 26.

DNA: All you need to know about Indian boxer Manoj Kumar

Manoj Kumar, Indian boxer, who won a gold medal in the light welterweight division at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Diamond League: Injured Usain Bolt pulls out of Paris, Lausanne
Diamond League: Injured Usain Bolt pulls out of Paris, Lausanne

Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt`s troubled season continued on Tuesday when he pulled out of the Paris and Lausanne Diamond League meetings due to a leg injury.

DU admission: Sports quota fitness trials to begin today
DU admission: Sports quota fitness trials to begin today

The centralised fitness trials for admission to Delhi University's undergraduate courses through sports quota will begin on Thursday, with the varsity taking strict measures to avoid any "bias" and "ensure transparency" in the selection procedure.

Punjab relaxes norms for shooters to procure weapons
Punjab relaxes norms for shooters to procure weapons

To promote the sport of shooting in the state, the Punjab government on Sunday announced that it had relaxed norms for shooters to make it easy for them to get weapons for shooting events.

Parupalli Kashyap back inside top 10 in BWF ranking
Parupalli Kashyap back inside top 10 in BWF ranking

Riding on a semifinal finish at the Indonesia Super Series Premier badminton tournament, Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap regained his place inside the top 10 in the latest BWF's world ranking, release on Thursday.

CWG medallist gets nod to represent DU at world varsity games
CWG medallist gets nod to represent DU at world varsity games

 Commonwealth Games gold medallist shooter Apurvi Chandela, who was earlier dropped from list of students representing DU at World University Games for not attending the trials, has finally got a nod for the global event to be held next month in South Korea.

Bengal Cabinet gives nod to the New Sports Policy 2015
Bengal Cabinet gives nod to the New Sports Policy 2015

 The West Bengal Cabinet on Tuesday passed the New Sports Policy-2015 for overall development of sports infrastructure and welfare of sports persons in the state. Youth Welfare Minister Aroop Biswas, who also looks after Sports, told reporters that the policy would help improve existing sports infrastructure and install the latest state-of-the-art sports infrastructure in the state.

Akhil-Dilbagh tussle in defamation suit heats up
Akhil-Dilbagh tussle in defamation suit heats up

The court battle between boxers Akhil Kumar and Dilbagh Singh over a defamation suit filed by the former has become uglier with the Chandigarh District Court issuing warrants against mediapersons in whose presence the "slanderous" comments were made.

TOP Scheme shows how sport treated unequally in India: Pankaj Advani
TOP Scheme shows how sport treated unequally in India: Pankaj Advani

 Twelve-time world champion cueist Pankaj Advani feels the government-run TOP Scheme for India's Olympic medal hopefuls clearly shows how sport is treated unequally in the country.

Sardar Singh recommended for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
Sardar Singh recommended for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

Indian men's hockey team captain Sardar Singh has been recommended for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award while 11 other names, including six women, have been put forward by Hockey India for the Arjuna award.

Vikas Gowda, Seema Punia recommended for Khel Ratna
Vikas Gowda, Seema Punia recommended for Khel Ratna

Commonwealth Games gold medallist discus thrower Vikas Gowda has been recommended for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna for the second time along with his female counterpart and CWG champion Seema Punia for the coveted award this year.