At a stage where we continue to yearn for medals, pruning down India's contingent from 944 to 679 for the Incheon Asian Games by the sports ministry, will only dent India's chances of shining at the Asia's biggest sporting spectacle.
With the Indian men's team slated to leave on Thursday for the Asian Games, Hockey India secretary general Narendra Batra on Tuesday blamed the Sports Ministry for delay in getting air tickets for Incheon and said the body should not be criticised if the team fails to shine.
Indian national team footballers heaved a sigh of relief after the sports ministry cleared their Asian Games participation while slashing the proposed size of the contingent by over a quarter on Tuesday.
The Delhi High Court has sought response of the Centre and All India Football Federation on a plea by sports club Churchill Brothers which has been denied permission to participate in the upcoming season of I-League due to alleged failure to comply with licencing norms.
Feeling "insulted" after his name was not added to this year’s list of Arjuna awardees, boxer Manoj Kumar filed a petition against Sports Ministry, Sports Authority of India (SAI) and Arjuna Award committee in Delhi High Court on Monday.
After a national hockey camp was not cleared by the government, Hockey India`s secretary general Narinder Batra today filed an RTI against Ajit Sharan, secretary, ministry of sports, and SAI director general Jiji Thomson.
The Sports Ministry today stated in clear terms that it expects complete transparency from all the National Sports Federations (NSFs) and also sought their support for corruption and controversy-free sport.
The Indian medals winners in the recently-concluded Commonwealth Games were today felicitated by the government in the presence of cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar for their impressive show in the multi-sport event at a star-studded function here.
The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) today began the process of seeking government approval, required to mount a bid for hosting the 2019 Asian Games by writing to the Sports Ministry and Delhi Lieutenant Governor.
Late Major Dhyan Chand was robbed of the honour to become the first sportsperson to get the Bharat Ratna because the Prime Minister`s Office had stopped following up on the hockey wizard`s recommendation from the sports ministry.
Taking the first step towards ensuring smooth conduct of the 2017 Under-17 football World Cup in India, a three-member FIFA team has met officials of the Sports Ministry before leaving to inspect probable venues for the showpiece event.
With an aim to avoid controversy on giving away sports awards, the government today decided to grant 90 per cent weightage to medal winners of Olympics, Asian and Commonwealth Games and World Cup/World Championships held once in four years for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Dronacharya and Dhyan Chand awards.