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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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).
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