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Hockey India gets NSF status

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 17:53

Hockey India`s (HI) bid to be the sole body of governance for the national sport in the country, has got a shot in the arm after the Government of India recently accorded it the status of a National Sports Federation (NSF).

Indian luge athlete, Shiva Keshavan qualifies for Sochi Winter Olympic Games

Last Updated: Sunday, January 19, 2014, 11:47

India`s sole luge athlete, Shiva Keshavan has qualified for the Winter Olympics to be held in the Russian Black Sea resort city of Sochi from February 7 to 23.

IOA bows under pressure after an eventful 2013

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 12:47

A usually reticent Sports Ministry was at its persuasive best as it fought for India`s reinclusion in the Olympic fold even as the corruption-tainted IOA embarrassed itself by trying hard to defy the IOC for most part of the year before being forced to bow under pressure in an eventful 2013.

AIFF amends its constitution in line with Sports Code

Last Updated: Friday, December 20, 2013, 21:45

All India Football Federation (AIFF) today amended its constitution to bring the age and tenure rule in line with the Sports Code in a Special General Body Meeting here.

AIFF GBM to amend constitution in line with Sports Code

Last Updated: Friday, December 20, 2013, 21:45

All India Football Federation will amend its constitution to bring the age and tenure rule in line with the Sports Code in a Special General Body Meeting here on Friday.

Jitendra Singh wants Sachin Tendulkar to promote sports after retirement

Last Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 22:52

Sports Minister Jitendra Singh today expressed his desire to organise a felicitation function in honour of Sachin Tendulkar and hoped that the legendary batsman will work with the Ministry in future to promote sports in the country.

No Arjuna Award for Renjith Maheshwary

Last Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013, 23:56

The Sports Ministry on Thursday decided not to confer Renjith Maheswary with the prestigious Arjuna award as the triple jumper has been found to have used a `scheduled` substance (ephedrine) back in 2008, putting an end to all speculations regarding his fate.

Recover money spent on over-aged athletes: Ministry tells SAI

Last Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 21:13

A livid Sports Ministry on Thursday asked SAI to recover the money spent on the athletes` airfare from the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) for the embarrassment caused to the country after 17 over-aged sportspersons were barred from the Nanjing Asian Youth Games.

Sports Ministry welcomes wrestling`s re-inclusion in Olympics

Last Updated: Sunday, September 08, 2013, 22:33

The Sports Ministry on Sunday expressed happiness as wrestling won back its place in the Olympic Games through voting at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) session in Buenos Aires.

Ministry takes dim view of Chautala`s attack on Bindra

Last Updated: Saturday, September 07, 2013, 18:34

The Union sports ministry Saturday stated that iconic sportspersons are "national heroes" and that it has "zero tolerance" to attacks on them.

Sports Ministry urges IOC to retain wrestling in 2020 Olympics

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 04, 2013, 17:04

The Sports Ministry has requested full membership of the International Olympic Committee to take up the matter of wrestling at the 125th session of IOC at Buenos Aires, Argentina and retain the game in the category of core sports in Olympic Games.

AFI submits report to Sports Ministry on Maheswary dope issue

Last Updated: Monday, September 02, 2013, 23:53

The Athletics Federation of India on Monday night told the Sports Ministry that triple jumper Renjith Maheswary was never punished by it for a dope offence, a development which may get him the Arjuna Award.