National School Games to be held at 4-5 venues annually: Govt

National School Games to be held at 4-5 venues annually: Govt

The objective is to ensure proper promotion and development of various games at the school level with the twin aim of early identification of talent and ensuring physical fitness of children, the Sports Ministry said in a release.

We do not get any grant from government: IOA

We do not get any grant from government: IOA

Mehta said that it had already written to the Sports Ministry to stop this practice six months back.

Judo chief stays defiant, says will not resign

Mukesh Kumar served as the secretary general of JFI for two terms before taking over the post of president.

Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal assures help to ace shooter Ronjan Sodhi

Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal assures help to ace shooter Ronjan Sodhi

Union Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday said that he will look into Ronjan Sodhi's mistreatment claims to ensure that a positive environment is created for sportspersons.

Govt formally grants Rs 200 crore to J&K for sports activities

Govt formally grants Rs 200 crore to J&K for sports activities

With an objective to boost the sporting activities in the state, the Sports Ministry on Friday formally sanctioned a central assistance of Rs 200 crore to Jammu and Kashmir.

Target Olympic Podium Scheme has been a big support: Saina Nehwal

Target Olympic Podium Scheme has been a big support: Saina Nehwal

One of India's top medal prospect at next year's Olympics, World No. 1 shuttler Saina Nehwal said the Sports Ministry's TOP scheme has been of immense help in her preparation for the Rio Games.

Hotel bills not paid, special athletes' passports confiscated

Special athletes participating in the Asia Pacific Deaf Games in Chinese Taipei were left humiliated when their passports were confiscated for non-payment of hotel bills.

Yoga's promotion as sport not on communal lines: Government

Yoga's promotion as sport not on communal lines: Government

The government today insisted that recognition of Yoga as a competitive sport was not on communal lines and it was actually high time that it is seen as a proper game since it is an age old practice in India.

Sports Ministry recognizes 'Yoga' as a sports discipline

Sports Ministry recognizes 'Yoga' as a sports discipline

 The Sports Ministry on Tuesday decided to recognize 'Yoga' as a sports discipline and place it in the 'Priority' category.

Hope Mahesh Bhupathi too gets the award in future: Sania Mirza

Hope Mahesh Bhupathi too gets the award in future: Sania Mirza

Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza, who will receive the prestigious Khel Ratna award tomorrow, on Friday said her former mixed doubles partner Mahesh Bhupathi too is a deserving candidate for the honour and hoped he will receive the recognition in near future.

Sports ministry sanctions financial help to Abhinav Binda, Mohd Asab, Shiva Keshavan

Sports ministry sanctions financial help to Abhinav Binda, Mohd Asab, Shiva Keshavan

 Sports Ministry on Thursday sanctioned a budget of of Rs 112.50 lakhs as financial assitance for Beijing Olympic gold medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra to hire a personal physiotherapist and strength and conditioning specialist to help him prepare better for 2016 Rio Olympics.

BSFI urges Ministry to include cue sport heroes in Arjuna Award list

BSFI urges Ministry to include cue sport heroes in Arjuna Award list

Disappointed at the exclusion of Sourav Kothari and Chitra Magimairaj from the Arjuna Awards list, the Billiards and Snooker Federation of India (BSFI) on Wednesday urged the Sports Ministry to reconsider the two names in order to give the cue sport stars their due.

Tennis ace Sania Mirza to be awarded Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award

Tennis ace Sania Mirza to be awarded Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award

Indian tennis queen Sania Mirza is set to be awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award according to reports on Tuesday.

Athletics coach Yuri Ogorodnik finally arrives four years after getting the boot

Four years after he was unceremoniously sacked in the wake of the 2011 doping scandal, Ukrainian Yuri Ogorodnik has returned to the country, ending days of speculation over his appointment as athletics coach to prepare the women quartermilers for Rio Olympics.

No communication yet on Paul van Ass' sacking: Sports Ministry

No communication yet on Paul van Ass' sacking: Sports Ministry

 Sports Ministry officials on Monday clarified that they are yet to receive any form of communication on Indian men's hockey team coach Paul van Ass, who claims to have been sacked by Hockey India.

Stephen Constantine insists PIO players be given temporary passport

Stephen Constantine insists PIO players be given temporary passport

 National football team head coach Stephen Constantine still insists that People of Indian Origin players should be allowed to play for the country by giving temporary Indian passport for better results.

DNA: How Special Olympics Bharat usurps winning amounts of children

How Special Olympics Bharat usurps winning amounts of children

Operation Khel uncovers scam by Special Olympics Bharat organisation

Check out the scam by Special Olympics Bharat organisation uncovered by Operation Khel.

Operation Khel uncovers scam by Special Olympics Bharat organisation-Part 2

Check out the scam by Special Olympics Bharat organisation uncovered by Operation Khel.

Pullela Gopichand did no wrong, but Sports Ministry could have done much: Vimal Kumar

Pullela Gopichand did no wrong, but Sports Ministry could have done much: Vimal Kumar

Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa might have accused Pullela Gopichand of bias but former coach Vimal Kumar on Thursday said the national chief coach has done no wrong and felt the Sports Ministry could have included the top women's doubles pair in the TOP Scheme.