Inderjeet, Johnson win gold in Asian Athletics Grand Prix
Inderjeet, Johnson win gold in Asian Athletics Grand Prix

 Star shot putter Inderjeet Singh and half-miler Jinson Johnson bagged a gold each as Indians won eight medals at the first leg of the Asian Athletics Grand Prix Series here on Monday.

'Some Asian Championship bound athletes yet to undergo dope tests'
'Some Asian Championship bound athletes yet to undergo dope tests'

 At least 10 track and field athletes, mostly relay runners, are yet to undergo dope tests, though the Indian team for next month's Asian Championships in China leaves the country in three days' time, according to sources.

TOP Scheme shows how sport treated unequally in India: Pankaj Advani
TOP Scheme shows how sport treated unequally in India: Pankaj Advani

 Twelve-time world champion cueist Pankaj Advani feels the government-run TOP Scheme for India's Olympic medal hopefuls clearly shows how sport is treated unequally in the country.

Poovamna qualifys for Asian Championship

City girl M R Poovamma of ONGC won her fourth straight title in women's 400m, clocking 53.41 secs to join the national squad for the Asian championships to be held at Wuhan, China next month. 

AFI to mull over lucrative franchise-based league

 The Athletics Federation of India is likely to take a decision on owning a commercial property which will organise a franchise-based athletics league in the country in a bid to make the sport lucrative and raise its profile. It is learnt that a company associated with a businessman involved in the organisation of World Kabaddi League has shown interest in running an athletics league on the lines of highly successful IPL cricket tournament and Indian Badminton League, and it will make a presentation at the AFI Annual General Body Meeting in Varanasi.

Dutee Chand allowed to take part in Asian Championships in June

Promising Odisha sprinter Dutee Chand got a massive shot in the arm after the Court of Arbitration for Sports in Switzerland specifically allowed her to take part in the Asian Championships, pending a final decision on her appeal against IAAF's hyperandrogenism policy. Dutee has been given the go ahead only for the June event in China and will have to sit out of other continental or international events.

Dutee Chand's appeal hearing against IAAF begins at CAS

The Court of Arbitration for Sports on Monday began hearing the appeal filed by promising Indian athlete Dutee Chand against the IAAF's hyperandrogenism policy, which bars female athletes having higher level of male hormones from competitions.

Word Series of Boxing: Devendro Singh, Gaurav Bhiduri bag contracts
Word Series of Boxing: Devendro Singh, Gaurav Bhiduri bag contracts

Two of India's rising boxers -- Commonwealth Games silver-medallist L Devendro Singh (49kg) and Gaurav Bhiduri (52kg) -- would be seen in action in the professional-style World Series of Boxing after grabbing two-year contracts with the franchises of Poland and Italy on Wednesday.

Femi Ogunode of Qatar smashes Asian Games 100m record
Femi Ogunode of Qatar smashes Asian Games 100m record

Qatar`s Femi Ogunode won the Asian Games 100 metres gold in a new continental record time of 9.93 seconds despite wet conditions in Incheon on Sunday.

IOA panel requests AIBA for more exposure trips for boxers

The ad-hoc committee appointed by the IOA to run some affairs of Indian boxing owing to India`s international termination today decided to request the International Boxing Association to provide at least two training trips for both men and women as they gear up for the Commonwealth and Asian Games this year.

Hurt and pain of last six months still affecting me: Jwala

Threatened with a ban by the administrators and labelled an enfant terrible by her detractors, ace shuttler Jwala Gutta says such has been the "hurt and pain" of the last six months that she has not been able celebrate her bronze medal at the recent Asian Badminton Championships to the fullest.

Pankaj Advani to return to his first love billiards after pro season

Ever since Pankaj Advani ventured into the glitzy world of professional snooker, his first love billiards took a back seat, but the eight-time world champion has vowed to play more of the traditional format after the end of pro season in April.

Dope cheats shame Indian athletics in another dismal year

Doping shame and administrative goof-ups dominated the Indian athletics scene with the hosting of Asian Championships for only the second time in its history providing the only silver lining in an otherwise disappointing year.

Sardara rested, Manpreet to lead India at Asian Hockey CT

India skipper Sardara Singh has been rested for 3rd Asian Champions Trophy as Hockey India (HI) announced a young 18-member squad, to be led by midfielder Manpreet Singh, for the tournament in Kakamigahara, Japan from November 2-10.

Women grapplers disappoint at World Championships

Indian women grapplers continued their listless performance at the World Wrestling Championships here as Navjot Kaur and Jyoti bowed out of the competition on Friday.

Once locked in room for boxing, Mandeep finds key to success

The first time Mandeep Jangra tried his hand in boxing, that too by chance rather than choice, he ended up being thrashed by none other than his own father.

Lifters pick up two medals on opening day of Asian C`ships

Indian weightlifters began their campaign on a positive note bagging a silver and a bronze medal on the opening day of the 20th Women and 27th Men`s Asian Junior Championships being held at Bishkek, Krygyzstan.

Doping hits Indian athletics ahead of Asian Championships

The Indian athletics contingent was on Tuesday hit by doping incident just a day before the start of the biennial Asian Championships.

Indian male lifters end runners-up at Asian Championships

The Indian men`s weightlifting team finished runners-up in the Asian Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan for the first time in its competitive history even though none of them could bag a medal at the event which concluded on Wednesday.

Top Indian squash players reluctant to tour Pakistan

Dipika Pallikal and Saurav Ghosal have cited security risk as the main reason for not taking part in the Asian Championships beginning May 1 in Islamabad.