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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: India will prove dark horse in the tournament, feels Vijay Goel

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: India will prove dark horse in the tournament, feels Vijay Goel

The U-17 World Cup will kick-start from October 6, with India being drawn alongside Colombia, Ghana and USA in Group A. Hosts India will be playing against the USA in the opening fixture of the tournament.

Sports Minister Vijay Goel felicitates Mithali Raj and Co for proud performance at ICC Women's World Cup in England

Sports Minister Vijay Goel felicitates Mithali Raj and Co for proud performance at ICC Women's World Cup in England

Team India marked its return from England on Wednesday and were greeted with huge cheers on their arrival at Mumbai airport.

Women cricketers' show will inspire U-17 football team: Vijay Goel

Women cricketers' show will inspire U-17 football team: Vijay Goel

Terming the Under-17 football team as "dark horse", Goel hoped a fine show from the side in the quadrennial event will do a world of good for the sport in the country.

Inadequate flow, untreated sewage behind Yamuna pollution: Minister

According to a Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) report, in Delhi the Yamuna flows for 46 km, and receives around 70 per cent of the total pollution between Wazirabad and downstream Okhla barrage. This length is less than two per cent of the entire river stretch. 
 

ICC Women's World Cup 2017: India will achieve new heights in future,  says Vijay Goel

ICC Women's World Cup 2017: India will achieve new heights in future, says Vijay Goel

The Sports Minister also said that they will give a grand welcome to the team once they return.

155 projects, worth Rs 12,400 cr sanctioned under Namami Gange programme: Govt

The government has sanctioned 155 projects, worth Rs 12,423.63 crore, under its Namani Gange programme, the Rajya Sabha was informed.

Save heritage of Old Delhi's Chandni Chowk: Vijay Goel to Lt Governor

Goel, who has been a two-time Lok Sabha member from the Chandni Chowk seat, also urged Lt Governor Anil Baijal to see if the area can be developed on the lines of the Smart City project of the Centre.

 

Abhinav Bindra writes to Sports Minister, gives suggestion to create helpline for all athletes

Abhinav Bindra writes to Sports Minister, gives suggestion to create helpline for all athletes

The letter, posted by him on his official Twitter page, came two days after his another Twitter post where he had highlighted the "Unacceptable" treatment by the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI), towards para-swimmer Kanchanmala Pande.

Abhinav Bindra takes up para-athlete Kanchanmala Pande's case; demands report from Sports Minister Vijay Goel, SAI

Abhinav Bindra takes up para-athlete Kanchanmala Pande's case; demands report from Sports Minister Vijay Goel, SAI

As per reports, Pande was forced to borrow money from fellow swimmers after the money sanctioned for her did not reach her. Pande, who is completely blind, however, made the country proud by winning a silver medal in the S11 category. She thus qualified for the World Championship.

Sports Minister Vijay Goel asks PCI to submit report in 10 days in para swimmer case

Sports Minister Vijay Goel asks PCI to submit report in 10 days in para swimmer case

Goel, who immediately sought report into the incident from his officers in the ministry, said he also spoke to the PCI CEO.

Indian para-athlete Kanchanmala Pande forced to beg in Berlin after failing to receive money sanctioned by government: Report

Indian para-athlete Kanchanmala Pande forced to beg in Berlin after failing to receive money sanctioned by government: Report

Kanchamala, who became the only female swimmer from India to qualify for the World Para Swimming Championships this year, had a horrific time in Berlin after running out of money.

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Sports Minister Vijay Goel assures good turnout for India's matches

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Sports Minister Vijay Goel assures good turnout for India's matches

Ticket sales for matches in Delhi has been far from encouraging but Goel said they are not leaving any stone unturned to ensure decent turnout for India's three round robin matches at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

Sports Minister Vijay Goel throws weight behind Dutee Chand

Sports Minister Vijay Goel throws weight behind Dutee Chand

Dutee will return to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne later this month to continue her fight against hyperandrogenism regulations of the IAAF.

Sports minister Vijay Goel hails PV Sindhu as youth icon, wishes ace shuttler happy birthday

Sports minister Vijay Goel hails PV Sindhu as youth icon, wishes ace shuttler happy birthday

Sindhu is currently preparing for the BWF World Championships, which is scheduled to be held from August 21–27 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Vijay Goel felicitates Kidambi Srikanth, Pullela Gopichand

Vijay Goel felicitates Kidambi Srikanth, Pullela Gopichand

The Sport Minister met Srikanth, who won back-to-back titles at Indonesia and Australia, and Gopichand at his residence here.

Government determined on anti-doping measures, says Sports Minister Vijay Goel

Government determined on anti-doping measures, says Sports Minister Vijay Goel

Goel also denied conflict of interest in the appointment of former star athletes as national observers of various sports.

Sports Ministry rejects Narsingh Yadav's conflict of interest charge against Sushil Kumar

Sports Ministry rejects Narsingh Yadav's conflict of interest charge against Sushil Kumar

Sushil, India's lone double Olympic medallist, was among 14 Olympians appointed by the Sports Minister as national observers for their respective disciplines earlier this year.

Bharat Ratna for hockey wizard: Olympian Ashok Kumar hails Sports Ministry's effort for recognising Dhyan Chand

Bharat Ratna for hockey wizard: Olympian Ashok Kumar hails Sports Ministry's effort for recognising Dhyan Chand

Kumar's reaction came after the Sports Minister Vijay Goel wrote to the Prime Minister's Office, requesting Bharat Ratna for the late Dhyan Chand.

There was no need for BCCI to meet PCB as bilateral series is subject to government clearance, says Vijay Goel

There was no need for BCCI to meet PCB as bilateral series is subject to government clearance, says Vijay Goel

The BCCI, represented by joint secretary Amitabh Choudhary along with CEO Rahul Johri and GM (Cricket Operations) MV Sridhar, discussed the pressing issues including the USD 60 million compensation demanded by the PCB.

India vs Pakistan: Sports Minister Vijay Goel rules out bilateral series between arch-rivals in current scenario

India vs Pakistan: Sports Minister Vijay Goel rules out bilateral series between arch-rivals in current scenario

The two arch-rivals last participated in a bilateral series in December 2012 when Pakistan visited India for a limited overs series that included three One Day Internationals and two Twenty20 Internationals.