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One woman athlete dies after four students attempt suicide at sports authority hostel
One woman athlete dies after four students attempt suicide at sports authority hostel

Four girls at Sports Authority of India (SAI) hostel attempted suicide after allegedly being harassed by a trainer in Kerala, a report said on Thursday.

Mathias Ahrens joins office as women's hockey team coach
Mathias Ahrens joins office as women's hockey team coach

The Indian women hockey team's long wait for a chief coach is finally over as Mathias Ahrens of Canada formally took over the reigns of the side at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Tuesday.

SAI set to appoint 119 coaches across country

Sports Authority of India (SAI) is all set to appoint more than 100 coaches on contract basis across the country to augment their availability in select disciplines.

Para-Olympian H N Girisha offered SAI coach's job

Para-Olympian H N Girisha was on Friday offered by the Sports Authority of India to become a SAI coach in recognition of his achievement of winning a silver medal in the 2012 London Paralympics.

SAI offers 'coaching' help to troubled boxer Mrunal Bhosale
SAI offers 'coaching' help to troubled boxer Mrunal Bhosale

The Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Monday offered to sponsor a one-year diploma course in coaching at the National Institute of Sports (NIS) for financially-challenged national level boxer Mrunal Bhosale.

SAI sees a record 100 athletes qualifying for Rio Olympics
SAI sees a record 100 athletes qualifying for Rio Olympics

 In a rather ambitious projection, Sports Authority of India (SAI) sees a record 100 plus athletes qualifying for next year's Rio Olympics.

India hockey coach Paul van Ass keen to rope in psychologist
India hockey coach Paul van Ass keen to rope in psychologist

Conceding late goals by a fragile backline has been Indian's men hockey team's perennial bane which new chief coach Paul van Ass wants to eradicate by roping in a full-time psychologist for Sardar Singh and Co.

Terry Walsh took India to a very good place, says Neil Hawgood
Terry Walsh took India to a very good place, says Neil Hawgood

Hinting that Australian Terry Walsh's unceremonious ouster was a step in the backward direction, former Indian women's team chief coach Neil Hawgood feels his compatriot took national men's side to a "very good place" during his short one-year stint.

Sports Minister asks SAI, Boxing India to help Haryana boxer Rishu Mittal
Sports Minister asks SAI, Boxing India to help Haryana boxer Rishu Mittal

Moved by the plight of a state level gold-medallist boxer who is working as a domestic help, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has asked the Sports Authority of India and Boxing India to look into the matter and provide all help to her.

Ten new additional secretaries appointed; Rajiv Kumar new Establishment Officer

Senior IAS officer Rajiv Kumar has been appointed as the Establishment Officer and Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Personnel as part of a senior level bureaucratic reshuffle effected by the government on Monday.

Sports gets substantial hike in 2015-16 annual budget
Sports gets substantial hike in 2015-16 annual budget

The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports on Saturday got a hike of around Rs 384 crore in the budget for 2015-16, presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Parliament here.

World Cycling body to start training centre at SAI velodrome
World Cycling body to start training centre at SAI velodrome

Sports Authority of India and Cycling Federation of India (CFI) entered into a MoU with World Cycling body, Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), Switzerland, to start a satellite training centre of UCI at the SAI velodrome at Indira Gandhi stadium.

Restructure SAI cadre to streamline functioning: Sarbananda Sonowal
Restructure SAI cadre to streamline functioning: Sarbananda Sonowal

 Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has asked Sports Secretary Ajit Saran to expedite restructuring of Sports Authority of India (SAI) cadre to streamline the functioning of the body.

Paul van Ass, Anthony Thornton to coach Indian hockey teams
Paul van Ass, Anthony Thornton to coach Indian hockey teams

Former Dutch national coach Paul van Ass and Anthony Thornton of New Zealand were Friday named the new coaches of the Indian men’s and women’s hockey teams, respectively.

Jiji Thomson quits as SAI DG, slams government for injustice
Jiji Thomson quits as SAI DG, slams government for injustice

Sports Authority of India boss Jiji Thomson has quit with immediate effect citing injustice by the Government over his promotion and the IAS officer says his departure comes at an inopportune time with the Rio Olympics scheduled in mid 2016.

SAI to set up middle, long distance running academy in Bhopal
SAI to set up middle, long distance running academy in Bhopal

Sports Authority of India (SAI) is set to launch the national academy for medium and long distance races here on December 23, its Director General Jiji Thomson said on Thursday.

Ananta Ghosh appointed chief coach of Mohammedan Sporting
Ananta Ghosh appointed chief coach of Mohammedan Sporting

Mohammedan Sporting on Friday named Ananta Ghosh as their chief coach for the upcoming season.

Terry Walsh writes to Sports Minister, willing to return immediately as hockey coach
Terry Walsh writes to Sports Minister, willing to return immediately as hockey coach

Terry Walsh has written a letter addressed to sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal citing his willingness to return as head coach of Indian men's hockey team.

Ready to re-appoint Terry Walsh as coach if HI agrees: SAI
Ready to re-appoint Terry Walsh as coach if HI agrees: SAI

Sports Authority of India (SAI) Director General Jiji Thomson Monday said that the authority is ready to re-appoint chief coach Terry Walsh but only after receiving the consent of approval from Hockey India (HI).

2004 Tsunami survivor wins gold medal in Track Asia Cycling Cup
2004 Tsunami survivor wins gold medal in Track Asia Cycling Cup

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