Winter Olympian Shiva Keshavan on brink of quitting due to lack of funds: Reports
Winter Olympian Shiva Keshavan on brink of quitting due to lack of funds: Reports

Regarded as one of the pioneers of winter sports in India, Shiva Keshavan is on the brink of quitting luge. The five-time Olympian, who has put the country in the Winter Games map, said that the Sports Ministry has ignored his financial plight, according to a report.

Saina Nehwal to get 9 lakh for hiring physiotherapist
Saina Nehwal to get 9 lakh for hiring physiotherapist

The Sports Ministry has sanctioned an amount of Rs 9 lakh to badminton star Saina Nehwal for hiring a full time physiotherapist till 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Asian Athletics medal winners to get cash awards
Asian Athletics medal winners to get cash awards

All the 13 Indian medal winners at the 21st Asian Athletics Championship which concluded on Sunday in Wuhan, China will receive cash awards from the sports ministry for their achievements.

39 more athletes added to TOP scheme
39 more athletes added to TOP scheme

 The Sports Ministry has added 39 more athletes, including ace archers Deepika Kumari and Tarundeep Rai, to the Target Olympic Podium scheme (TOP).

SAI to handle para-athletics matters for now
SAI to handle para-athletics matters for now

The sports ministry on Tuesday announced that the Sports Authority of India (SAI) will take charge of "all the matters related to para-athletes, including selection of athletes for various sporting events".

Sports Ministry issues guidelines to SAI after Kerala tragedy
Sports Ministry issues guidelines to SAI after Kerala tragedy

The Sports Ministry has asked the Sports Authority of India (SAI) to set up a 24-hour helpline among implementing other corrective measures for well being of the trainees in the wake of suicide attempt by four girl athletes at SAI's Alappuzha centre.

FMSCI recommends leading rally driver Gaurav Gill for Arjuna award

FMSCI, the national motorsports governing body which was recently re-recognised by the Sports Ministry, has recommended India's top rally driver Gaurav Gill for the Arjuna award.

Ministry to request elite sports stars to act as SAI mentors
Ministry to request elite sports stars to act as SAI mentors

 Rattled by the suicide attempt of four young athletes in Kerala, the Sports Ministry is set to revamp SAI centres across the country and could request "iconic sportspersons to act as trainee mentors" as part of a series of changes it seeks to bring about.

Yuri Ogorodnik's appointment cleared by ministry

Controversial women's 400m coach Yuri Ogorodnik is finally set to return to India after his dramatic ouster four years ago for his alleged involvement in a doping scandal as his appointment has been cleared by the Sports Ministry.

Government gives Rs 25 lakh to Saina Nehwal
Government gives Rs 25 lakh to Saina Nehwal

 The government has rewarded badminton star Saina Nehwal with Rs 25 lakh for reaching the final of the prestigious All England Open Championship in March.

Vikas Gowda, Seema Punia recommended for Khel Ratna
Vikas Gowda, Seema Punia recommended for Khel Ratna

Commonwealth Games gold medallist discus thrower Vikas Gowda has been recommended for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna for the second time along with his female counterpart and CWG champion Seema Punia for the coveted award this year.

Indonesian Super League fails to restart
Indonesian Super League fails to restart

The Indonesian Super League remained suspended on Saturday despite plans by the local football association (PSSI) to restart the competition after a two week government suspension.

Ministry issues new instructions to NSFs for conduct of events
Ministry issues new instructions to NSFs for conduct of events

 In the wake of poor management of National Para Athletics championships, the Sports Ministry has instructed all the National Sports Federations (NSFs) to draw the calendar of their events well in advance for the smooth and efficient hosting of the tournaments.

Blame game continues in PCI as athletes left in lurch
Blame game continues in PCI as athletes left in lurch

 Paralympic Committee of India's newly-appointed interim President Nale Nandkishor said the de-recognition by the Sports Ministry was expected after its international body IPC banned them for mismanagement.

Govt identifies 45 athletes as potential medal winners in Rio
Govt identifies 45 athletes as potential medal winners in Rio

The Sports Ministry has identified 45 potential medal winners, who will get financial assistance under the government scheme 'Target Olympic Podium' for the 2016 Rio Games.

Majority of athletes selected under TOP accepted offer: Govt
Majority of athletes selected under TOP accepted offer: Govt

Majority of the athletes who have been selected for funding by Sports Ministry under the Target Olympic Podium (TOP) Scheme for top-class training as part of preparation for 2016 Rio Olympics have consented to the government's offer.

Newly elected Indonesia FA chief vows to fight back
Newly elected Indonesia FA chief vows to fight back

The newly-elected president of the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) has vowed to fight back against the government after seeing his body suspended by the youth and sports ministry.

Indonesia suspends local association, risks FIFA wrath
Indonesia suspends local association, risks FIFA wrath

Indonesia`s youth and sports ministry on Saturday suspended all activities of the local soccer association (PSSI), setting the stage for further tension with world governing body FIFA.

9 sports upgraded to 'high priority' by Sports Ministry
9 sports upgraded to 'high priority' by Sports Ministry

 Nine sporting disciplines -- including athletics, hockey and shooting -- were today upgraded to the newly-introduced 'high priority' category in the latest classification undertaken by the Sports Ministry which will ensure central funding for their national and zonal events.

India rolls out Target Olympic Podium Scheme, Seema Punia gets offer
India rolls out Target Olympic Podium Scheme, Seema Punia gets offer

The government has rolled out its ambitious TOP (Target Olympic Podium) Scheme, under which 2016 Olympics medal prospects will be funded for their specialised world class training and top-level competition, and offered ace discus thrower Seema Punia a budget of Rs 75 lakhs till the Rio Games next year.