Viren Rasquinha

OGQ support for wrestler Vinesh Phogat

OGQ support for wrestler Vinesh Phogat

Vinesh currently competes in 50 kg freestyle wrestling and was earlier training under the JSW Sports Excellence programme.

Mar 14, 2018, 16:43 PM IST
Olympic Task Force recommends steps to improve sports in India

Olympic Task Force recommends steps to improve sports in India

The task force urged sports authorities to visit the countryside and make all out attempts to spot talent in various primary schools and nurture them.

Aug 12, 2017, 23:12 PM IST
Rio Olympics 2016: Stupid to talk about hockey team's medal hopes, says Viren Rasquinha

Rio Olympics 2016: Stupid to talk about hockey team's medal hopes, says Viren Rasquinha

India's strong defensive performance in that match raised medal hopes of fans at the upcoming Olympics.

Jul 26, 2016, 19:06 PM IST
No realistic hope of Olympic medal in hockey: Viren Rasquinha

No realistic hope of Olympic medal in hockey: Viren Rasquinha

While praising the Indian men hockey team's progress under the guidance of coach Roelant Oltmans, former international Viren Rasquinha did not hold out a realistic chance for the country to climb the medals podium at the upcoming Rio Olympics.

Jun 16, 2016, 19:09 PM IST
VIDEO: 12-year-old Indian table tennis prodigy hits smash after smash in training

VIDEO: 12-year-old Indian table tennis prodigy hits smash after smash in training

Diya Chitale has taken India's junior table table circuit by storm of late.

Jan 22, 2016, 17:13 PM IST
Govt is doing a lot for athletes but gap is still there: OGQ Director Geet Sethi

Govt is doing a lot for athletes but gap is still there: OGQ Director Geet Sethi

Olympic Gold Quest Director Geet Sethi said govt is doing a lot for athletes now but there is a big gap.

Nov 13, 2015, 22:45 PM IST
Jitu Rai to train in Rio one year before Olympics

Jitu Rai to train in Rio one year before Olympics

Ace pistol shooter Jitu Rai is to train as well as compete in shooting events at Rio de Janeiro in the middle of August this year as he prepares to take a shot at a medal in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Jan 13, 2015, 19:46 PM IST
German coach Valentin Altenburg lauds Indian hockey players on skills

German coach Valentin Altenburg lauds Indian hockey players on skills

Young Dabang Mumbai chief coach, Valentin Altenburg, on Monday praised Indian hockey players for their skills and wished they could integrate those with tactical acumen of top teams like his native Germany and World Cup champions Australia to become world beaters.

Jan 12, 2015, 20:10 PM IST

Mithali Raj requests BCCI for organising more Tests for women

India`s top woman cricketer Mithali Raj has urged the BCCI to organise more Test mathces for the national women team, which is set to play its first five-day match in eight year when they tour England in August.

Jun 05, 2014, 10:17 AM IST

Have put behind controversial London Games loss, says Manoj

The controversial quarterfinal loss in the London Olympics still rankles him, but Indian boxer Manoj Kumar insists he has put it behind him and concentrating on future challenges which include the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Jun 02, 2014, 15:44 PM IST

Tahir Zaman rues absence of Pak players in HIL

Former Pakistan hockey skipper Tahir Zaman on Thursday rued the absence of his country`s players from the Hockey India League, starting in two days` time, and felt their inclusion would have added lustre to the tournament.

Jan 23, 2014, 20:39 PM IST

2001 champions wish current team wins Junior Hockey World Cup

Members of the Indian team which won the Junior Hockey World Cup in Hobart, Tasmania, 12 years ago are hoping the current squad, gearing up for the upcoming edition in Delhi in December, emulates their feat.

Oct 24, 2013, 21:16 PM IST

OGQ to support 40 athletes for Rio Games

Non-profit sports foundation Olympic Gold Quest has chalked out plans to extend its support to 40 athletes by this year-end.

Jun 30, 2013, 10:50 AM IST

Rasquinha optimistic about India qualifying for next World Cup

Former India hockey captain Viren Rasquinha is hopeful that India would qualify for next year`s World Cup through the Asia Cup, but sees the route full of pitfalls.

Jun 30, 2013, 10:07 AM IST

Olympic Gold Quest waiting for September IOC vote on wrestling

A non-profit sports foundation started by Indian sports legends Prakash Padukone and Geet Sethi is keeping its fingers crossed ahead of the IOC when wrestling`s fate would be decided for the 2020 Games.

Jun 02, 2013, 12:00 PM IST

Walker Irfan, two other sportsmen join OGQ list

Walker K T Irfan, who surprised everyone with his creditable performance at the London Games is a new addition to the list of talented sportspersons supported by the Olympic Gold Quest.

Jan 23, 2013, 13:38 PM IST

Gagan Ajit to make comeback in WSH

Retired India player Gagan Ajit Singh on Friday joined the ranks of Dhanraj Pillay and Viren Rasquinha to make a comeback to competitive hockey after being picked in the second players` draft for the USD 2 million World Series Hockey (WSH) commencing on February 29.

Feb 10, 2012, 21:17 PM IST

Rasquinha to return to competitive hockey with WSH

Rasquinha`s return to the sport comes close on the heels of Dhanraj Pillay`s decision to make a comeback at the age of 41 years.

Nov 01, 2011, 16:27 PM IST

Foreign coaches should groom local coaches, feel Olympians

Former Olympians said in unison that if foreign coaches are roped in for every discipline, they should also be entrusted with the responsibility of nurturing the aspiring coaches.

Sep 24, 2011, 20:56 PM IST

Athletes need time to familiarise with CWG infrastructure

Viren Rasquinha said athletes should get enough time to get familiar with the newly-built infrastructure or they would lose the home advantage.

Nov 08, 2009, 20:16 PM IST