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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

No point arguing which sports need prime time coverage. But individuals or teams, that happen to play or practice lesser known sports, fighting off odds to earn some pride for the country, they out to be appreciated, give that few little space to announce their existence too.

Sourav Ganguly to pitch for hockey, inaugurate Beighton Cup on Nov 24
Sourav Ganguly to pitch for hockey, inaugurate Beighton Cup on Nov 24

 After football, former India captain Sourav Ganguly would be seen promoting hockey when he will inaugurate the main round of the 119th All India Beighton Cup Hockey Tournament on November 24.

The ball is now in Terry Walsh's court, says SAI
The ball is now in Terry Walsh's court, says SAI

With Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal agreeing in principle to Terry Walsh's demands, the ball is now in the Australian's court to take a call on whether to continue as India's chief hockey coach and the SAI expects him to make up his mind in the next 4-5 days.

SAI committee meets Sports Minister regarding Terry Walsh's proposal, resignation
SAI committee meets Sports Minister regarding Terry Walsh's proposal, resignation

The six-member committee, constituted by Sports Authority of India (SAI) to study the proposals of Indian hockey coach Terry Walsh, met the Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday.

Panel on Terry Walsh issue to meet again on Nov 17
Panel on Terry Walsh issue to meet again on Nov 17

 The three-member panel formed to look into the demands of Terry Walsh to stay on as the chief coach of the national hockey team could not arrive at a decision on the issue on Friday and fixed another meeting on Monday.

Pregnancy test on boxers was unjustified, says Chandran

Sacked he might have been by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) but Dr P S M Chandran still maintains that the pregnancy test conducted on the World Championships-bound boxers was "unjustified".

SAI sacks Chandran after pregnancy test controversy

SAI on Saturday terminated the services of Dr P M S Chandran as its medical consultant with immediate effect "for gross indiscipline and spreading disinformation" following the controversy surrounding the pregnancy tests conducted on World Championships-bound women boxers.

SAI dismisses reports of pregnancy tests on minors as baseless

The Sports Authority of India (SAI) Friday dismissed reports of minor boxers being subjected to pregnancy tests as baseless saying the World Women Boxing championship squad does not have a single boxer under the age of 18.

Pregnancy tests on unmarried boxers: Was it necessary?

Eight women boxers, including unmarried and juniors, who are set to compete at the World Championships in Korea next week, were subjected to pregnancy tests by Sports Authority of India under the new requirements of world body AIBA though the move was criticised by experts.

Pregnancy tests on unmarried boxers: Was it necessary?- Part II

Eight women boxers, including unmarried and juniors, who are set to compete at the World Championships in Korea next week, were subjected to pregnancy tests by Sports Authority of India under the new requirements of world body AIBA though the move was criticised by experts.

SAI criticized after forcing pregnancy tests on eight women boxers
SAI criticized after forcing pregnancy tests on eight women boxers

 Eight women boxers, including unmarried and juniors, who are set to compete at the World Championships in Korea next week, were subjected to pregnancy tests by Sports Authority of India under the new requirements of world body AIBA though the move was criticised by experts here.