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BCCI rejects NADA's demand of dope-testing Indian cricketers

BCCI rejects NADA's demand of dope-testing Indian cricketers

In a stern response to National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA), the BCCI has said that the government body has no jurisdiction to conduct dope tests on Indian cricketers.

Nov 10, 2017, 15:08 PM IST
Arrow goes through teen archer's throat at SAI Centre in West Bengal

Arrow goes through teen archer's throat at SAI Centre in West Bengal

 In a freak accident, an arrow shot by a trainee pierced the throat of a 14-year-old archer at a Sports Authority of India centre in West Bengal's Birbhum district on Monday.

Oct 31, 2017, 10:37 AM IST
Rahul Bhatnagar replaces Injeti Srinivas in Sports Ministry as Secretary

Rahul Bhatnagar replaces Injeti Srinivas in Sports Ministry as Secretary

In a bureaucratic re-shuffle, Bhatnagar, a senior IAS office from the UP Cadre, was brought back to the ministry. He will also hold the post of Director General of SAI.

Oct 12, 2017, 15:14 PM IST

18-year-old shuttler dies during practice at Kolkata SAI Complex

It is believed the shuttler was in an empty stomach and could have been saved had someone performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Sep 24, 2017, 18:07 PM IST
New sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore makes surprise inspection at SAI office

New sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore makes surprise inspection at SAI office

As sports minister, Rathore will oversee India's preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Sep 06, 2017, 19:43 PM IST
Juniors putting pressure but Khel Ratna Sardar Singh hopes to carry on until Tokyo Olympics

Juniors putting pressure but Khel Ratna Sardar Singh hopes to carry on until Tokyo Olympics

Hockey being one of the most physically demanding sports, it gets difficult to cope with the demands on the other side of 30, but Sardar stays hopeful to extend his career to Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

Sep 06, 2017, 16:48 PM IST
Olympic Task Force submits final report to government

Olympic Task Force submits final report to government

Criticisms showered over as India' poor showdown at Rio revealed dismal training facilities. Soon Prime Minister Narendra Modi set up the OTF to draw an action plan to improve India's performance in 2020, 2024 and 2028 Olympics. Finally, on Friday, the panel submitted the report, which keeps in mind the athlete-centric, coach-led and system-driven approach.

Aug 12, 2017, 08:41 AM IST

SAI coaches undergo assessment, to be sacked upon failure

The assessment exercises -- to be carried out in three phases across the country -- has begun with the North Zone and will be completed by the end of September.

Jul 17, 2017, 14:34 PM IST
Abhinav Bindra takes up para-athlete Kanchanmala Pande's case; demands report from Sports Minister Vijay Goel, SAI

Abhinav Bindra takes up para-athlete Kanchanmala Pande's case; demands report from Sports Minister Vijay Goel, SAI

As per reports, Pande was forced to borrow money from fellow swimmers after the money sanctioned for her did not reach her. Pande, who is completely blind, however, made the country proud by winning a silver medal in the S11 category. She thus qualified for the World Championship.

Jul 13, 2017, 23:54 PM IST
It is sad that India is world number three in doping, laments boxing legend Mary Kom

It is sad that India is world number three in doping, laments boxing legend Mary Kom

India were ranked third for the third year in a row in a doping violation report published by World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) for 2015 with 117 athletes from the country being punished after testing positive for banned substances.

Apr 22, 2017, 23:09 PM IST
Shuttler Jwala Gutta appointed SAI governing body member

Shuttler Jwala Gutta appointed SAI governing body member

The 14-time national champion said she is looking forward to play her role in the development of sports in the country.

Mar 16, 2017, 14:37 PM IST
Sports Minister Vijay Goel inaugurates Khelo India competitions

Sports Minister Vijay Goel inaugurates Khelo India competitions

Approximately 1000 participants from more than 25 states and union territories are taking part in the competitions.

Jan 15, 2017, 19:00 PM IST
Dope-tainted Narsingh Yadav records statement before CBI, alleges conspiracy against him

Dope-tainted Narsingh Yadav records statement before CBI, alleges conspiracy against him

Narsingh had submitted that the doping offence was due to sabotage carried out by Jithesh (a junior wrestler and a member of Sushil Kumar's entourage) by mixing his energy drinks with prohibited substance on either June 23 or 24.

Jan 14, 2017, 15:06 PM IST
Sports Minister Vijay Goel approves proposal to hire foreign coaches

Sports Minister Vijay Goel approves proposal to hire foreign coaches

Keeping this in view, extension to foreign coaches in future will be given on the basis of their performance as assessed by a committee.

Oct 29, 2016, 16:01 PM IST
Olympic legend Abhinav Bindra sets up High Performance Training centre in Mohali

Olympic legend Abhinav Bindra sets up High Performance Training centre in Mohali

The 2008 Beijing Olympic gold medallist has helped setting up systems and structures in place.

Oct 23, 2016, 00:21 AM IST
Rio post-mortem: Sports Minister Vijay Goel holds 2016 Olympics review meeting with NSFs

Rio post-mortem: Sports Minister Vijay Goel holds 2016 Olympics review meeting with NSFs

Participating in the discussions, the representatives of the NSFs emphasised the need for increased funding for sports.

Sep 29, 2016, 19:04 PM IST
Niti Aayog chalks up plan to secure 50 medals in 2024 Olympics

Niti Aayog chalks up plan to secure 50 medals in 2024 Olympics

Government's think-tank Niti Aayog has devised a short-term and medium-to-long term action plan to help India achieve 50 medals in 2024 summer Olympics.

Sep 21, 2016, 22:44 PM IST
Happy gymnastics is being compared to cricket, says Dipa Karmakar

Happy gymnastics is being compared to cricket, says Dipa Karmakar

Dipa, along with her coach Bishweshwar Nandi, was felicitated by the Bengal Chambers Commerce and Industry (BCCI) here.

Sep 19, 2016, 18:34 PM IST
Dipa Karmakar praises medal winning Rio Paralympians Mariyappan Thangavelu, Varun Bhati

Dipa Karmakar praises medal winning Rio Paralympians Mariyappan Thangavelu, Varun Bhati

Earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed India`s Mariyappan Thangavelu and Varun Bhati for bagging a gold and bronze respectively.

Sep 10, 2016, 13:50 PM IST
Athlete OP Jaisha not following doctors' advice of 1-month rest; to start training next week

Athlete OP Jaisha not following doctors' advice of 1-month rest; to start training next week

The athlete was not physically available since August 21 after she had left SAI premises to leave for Kerala, but stayed in Bengaluru.

Aug 31, 2016, 16:47 PM IST