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Atletico boss to unveil Kolkata franchise on May 7

Last Updated: Sunday, May 04, 2014, 00:06

Atletico Madrid team owner and CEO Miguel Angel Gil Marin will unveil the Kolkata franchise`s name and jersey for the upcoming Indian Sports League here on May 7.

Encouragement, coaching must to churn out medal winners: Salman Khan

Last Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 17:46

Superstar Salman Khan feels India should aim to produce medal-winning athletes by encouraging sports and help the talented ones to unlock their potential through coaching.

Playing is paying

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 13:58

Go out and play. Its serious business now, says Patricia Mascarenhas while exploring the job opportunities that come with playing a sport.

`Appoint Tendulkar Sports Minister to raise sports standard`

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 16:14

Legendary athlete Milkha Singh strongly feels that iconic Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar should be appointed Sports Minister of 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.

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.

Jitendra backs IOC diktat; asks IOA to amend constitution

Last Updated: Thursday, September 05, 2013, 16:02

The Sports Minister Jitendra Singh on Thusday backed International Olympic Committee`s decision to stick to its stand on the chargesheet clause and urged the IOA to incorporate the required amendments in its constitution so that the interest of country`s sportspersons do not suffer.

AFI submits report to Sports Ministry on Maheswary dope issue

Last Updated: Monday, September 02, 2013, 23:53

The Athletics Federation of India on Monday night told the Sports Ministry that triple jumper Renjith Maheswary was never punished by it for a dope offence, a development which may get him the Arjuna Award.

AFI yet to submit report to Sports Ministry on Maheswary issue

Last Updated: Monday, September 02, 2013, 20:06

Triple jumper Renjith Maheswary will have to wait a bit longer to know whether he will get the Arjuna Award or not as Athletics Federation of India is yet to submit a report to the Sports Ministry on the controversy over his alleged doping violation in 2008.

Ministry happy as IOA accepts age and tenure guidelines

Last Updated: Sunday, August 25, 2013, 22:10

The Sports Ministry on Sunday welcomed IOA`s decision to accept age and tenure guidelines as the national Olympic body agreed to amend its constitution to bring it in line with the Sports Code.

Put national interest first, Sports Min tells administrators

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 15:50

Urging the Indian Olympic Association to sort out its differences with the IOC through negotiations, Sports Minister Jitendra Singh today asked the administrators to put national interest first to ensure that the ban on India is revoked at the earliest.

Khel Ratna: Suspense remains over Krishna Poonia`s inclusion

Last Updated: Monday, August 19, 2013, 19:33

The Sports Ministry is expected to take a decision on Tuesday on ace discus thrower Krishna Poonia`s plea to include her name for the prestigious Khel Ratna award besides also deciding on the final list of Arjuna awardees.