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Sports Ministry mulling jail term for coaches, athletes found guilty of doping under new law

Sports Ministry mulling jail term for coaches, athletes found guilty of doping under new law

Sports Minister Vijay Goel said he fears that doping may fast spread to the junior level and it needs to be curbed by creating fear in the minds of athletes.

Sports Authority of India to adopt a policy of `zero tolerance` towards doping, says Sports Minister Vijay Goel

Sports Authority of India to adopt a policy of `zero tolerance` towards doping, says Sports Minister Vijay Goel

"Goel added that the government is contemplating to set up a mechanism to test food supplements, so that athletes can be sure that the food supplements they are using, are free of prohibited substances. He also emphasised on a scientific approach to diet and nutrition for athletes," the statement added.

U-17 World Cup: Sport Ministry wants India's matches in New Delhi; AIFF makes request to FIFA

U-17 World Cup: Sport Ministry wants India's matches in New Delhi; AIFF makes request to FIFA

The Under-17 World Cup will be held across six cities in the country from October 6-28.

Relief for women athletes as Sports Minister set to form panel to resolve grievances

Relief for women athletes as Sports Minister set to form panel to resolve grievances

Goel said his ministry provides equal assistance and incentives to both male and female athletes and there is no gender discrimination for training.

Strategy formulated to boost India's prospects in Olympics: Vijay Goel

Strategy formulated to boost India's prospects in Olympics: Vijay Goel

Goel said that the Government is already making arrangements to search and train promising sportspersons.

U-17 FIFA World Cup: Hosts India's preparation in disarray, coach Nicolai Adam set to be sacked for 'physical abuse'

U-17 FIFA World Cup: Hosts India's preparation in disarray, coach Nicolai Adam set to be sacked for 'physical abuse'

Nicolai was appointed in 2015 as head coach to assemble a competitive Indian team to play in the Under-17 FIFA World Cup to be held in six cities across the country from October 6 to 28.

After IOA annuls own decision on Kalmadi-Chautala's appointment, Sunita Godara claims chief has made a mockery of sports

After IOA annuls own decision on Kalmadi-Chautala's appointment, Sunita Godara claims chief has made a mockery of sports

Godara insisted that the officials heading the IOA do not deserve to be in sports and, therefore, the Sports Ministry should take strict action against them.

IOA Controversy: Sports Ministry suspends Indian Olympic Association for appointing Suresh Kalmadi, Abhay Singh Chautala

IOA Controversy: Sports Ministry suspends Indian Olympic Association for appointing Suresh Kalmadi, Abhay Singh Chautala

The Sports Ministry on Friday temporarily suspended the defiant Indian Olympic Association (IOA) till the time it reverses the decision to make the scam tainted duo of Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Singh Chautala its life presidents.

Sports Ministry issues showcause notice to IOA; Suresh Kalmadi declines life presidency

Sports Ministry issues showcause notice to IOA; Suresh Kalmadi declines life presidency

The IOA during its annual general meeting named Kalmadi and Chautala as life time presidents.

Clean up sport: Ministry asks IOA, NSFs to disclose information

Clean up sport: Ministry asks IOA, NSFs to disclose information

The ministry also announced November 30 as the last date to disclose the details of various activities like selection criteria, audited accounts and constitution.

Govt felicitates World Cup winning Kabaddi players; Vijay Goel vows to make it Olympic discipline

Govt felicitates World Cup winning Kabaddi players; Vijay Goel vows to make it Olympic discipline

India had defeated Iran 38-29 in the summit clash to take its third World crown.

Sports Ministry tells federations to find 2020 Olympics prospects by end of November

Sports Ministry tells federations to find 2020 Olympics prospects by end of November

The Department has further advised NSFs to prepare the programme of training and exposures of the medal prospects for the year 2017.

Sports Minister Vijay Goel approves proposal to hire foreign coaches

Sports Minister Vijay Goel approves proposal to hire foreign coaches

Keeping this in view, extension to foreign coaches in future will be given on the basis of their performance as assessed by a committee.

Sports Ministry puts blame on coach Nikolai for OP Jaisha's water fiasco at Rio Olympics

Sports Ministry puts blame on coach Nikolai for OP Jaisha's water fiasco at Rio Olympics

The committee recommended that in future events, written consent of the athlete should be taken on this matter to avoid any confusion.

Ministry seeks public feedback on improving India's Olympic results

Ministry seeks public feedback on improving India's Olympic results

It has already been announced that government will create a Special Task Force keeping in mind 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Railways and Services Sports Control Board fume at being left out of boxing polls

Railways and Services Sports Control Board fume at being left out of boxing polls

Neither Railways Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) nor the Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) will be a part of the election process to constitute the Boxing Federation of India.

Gracious Devendra Jhajharia lauds Sports Ministry for unprecedented support; aims for treble in Tokyo Games

Gracious Devendra Jhajharia lauds Sports Ministry for unprecedented support; aims for treble in Tokyo Games

The gold medal in men's javelin throw F46 category in the Rio Paralympics made Devendra Jhajharia the most successful Indian para athlete ever but he is in no mood to stop here and is eyeing for a treble in the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Star cricketers Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma conferred with Arjuna Award

Star cricketers Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma conferred with Arjuna Award

The awardees are given a statuette, a certificate, ceremonial dress and prize money of Rs 5 lakh.

Sports Ministry begins thorough probe into 2016 Rio Olympics debacle

Sports Ministry begins thorough probe into 2016 Rio Olympics debacle

Ministry officials will also visit some of the SAI centres for inspection.