Commonwealth Games

Renjith Maheswary to retire after Rio Olympics

Renjith Maheswary to retire after Rio Olympics

Former Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist triple jumper Renjith Maheswary on Thursday declared that he would bid adieu to the track after the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Feb 12, 2015, 19:46 PM IST
Can't expect big rewards from a state like Tripura: Dipa Karmakar

Can't expect big rewards from a state like Tripura: Dipa Karmakar

In a country where stories of athletes being unhappy about lack of rewards are fairly routine, Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist gymnast Dipa Karmakar says she has no complaints about her feats not fetching her big financial returns as it is not easy for a small state like Tripura to dole out huge cash awards.

Feb 07, 2015, 13:26 PM IST
Talk of expectations makes me angry: says gymnast Ashish Kumar

Talk of expectations makes me angry: says gymnast Ashish Kumar

Ravaged by injuries and left to fend for himself without a coach for three years now, India's first-ever gymnast to win Commonwealth and Asian Games medals, Ashish Kumar gets angry the moment anyone talks about expectations with him.

Feb 05, 2015, 12:11 PM IST
Sports ministry enhances award money for Olympic medallists

Sports ministry enhances award money for Olympic medallists

The sports ministry Thursday revised the Scheme of Special Awards to medal winners and their coaches in international events by enhancing the award money.

Jan 29, 2015, 14:19 PM IST
Wish TTFI would have realised my services for country: Sharath Kamal

Wish TTFI would have realised my services for country: Sharath Kamal

India's finest ever table tennis player Sharath Kamal on Tuesday lashed out at the parent body TTFI's decision to overlook him for India's Asian Cup campaign after he chose to skip the National Championship for club commitments in Germany.

Jan 20, 2015, 19:02 PM IST
PV Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap advance in Malaysia GP Gold

PV Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap advance in Malaysia GP Gold

Leading Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu reached the women's singles quarter-finals of the $120,000 Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold while Commonwealth Games gold medallist Parupalli Kashyap entered the men's singles pre-quarterfinals at the Stadium Perpaduan Kuching here Thursday.

Jan 15, 2015, 23:20 PM IST
Kenyan athletes focus on Guiyang World Cross

Kenyan athletes focus on Guiyang World Cross

 Three months before the world congregates in Guiyang, China, for the World Cross Country Championships, Kenyan athletes are taking nothing for chance as they focus on the global competition.

Jan 07, 2015, 14:01 PM IST
Sardar Singh promises to make Indian hockey more attractive in 2015

Sardar Singh promises to make Indian hockey more attractive in 2015

Captain Sardar Singh Wednesday promised to make Indian hockey team's style of play more attractive and enjoyable to watch for the fans next year.

Dec 31, 2014, 19:54 PM IST
Some success, some heartbreak for Indian athletics in 2014

Some success, some heartbreak for Indian athletics in 2014

Moderate success in the Commonwealth and Asian Games was the only high point of a low-profile year in which Indian athletics also had to deal with the heartbreaking story of rising woman runner Dutee Chand being barred from competitions for having more male hormones than permissible.

Dec 30, 2014, 13:01 PM IST
Indian boxers pack a punch but administrative mess continues in 2014

Indian boxers pack a punch but administrative mess continues in 2014

Inside the ring, the men and women who mattered gave their blood, sweat and tears to conquer adversity with elan but outside, sparring for power continued to cast a shadow on Indian boxing in a year which was sparkling in parts but also blighted by some unsavoury controversies.

Dec 25, 2014, 13:33 PM IST
Not enough podiums, but lifters bury ghosts of doping

Not enough podiums, but lifters bury ghosts of doping

 There is not much to show in terms of stellar performances but the fact that Indian weightlifters managed to bury the ghost of doping, which has haunted them for long, was no less an achievement in what can easily be considered a good year for the sport.

Dec 21, 2014, 16:10 PM IST

Not many podiums, but lifters bury ghosts of doping

There is not much to show in terms of stellar performances but the fact that Indian weightlifters managed to bury the ghost of doping, which has haunted them for long, was no less an achievement in what can easily be considered a good year for the sport.

Dec 21, 2014, 14:06 PM IST
IOA likely to take decision on SAF Games, 2018 National Games

IOA likely to take decision on SAF Games, 2018 National Games

A decision on the venue and date of South Asian Federation Games to be hosted by the country and a host state for the 2018 National Games could be taken in the Annual General Body Meeting of the Indian Olympic Association here on Friday.

Dec 18, 2014, 21:57 PM IST
Prakash Nanjappa crowned Champion of Champions at shooting nationals

Prakash Nanjappa crowned Champion of Champions at shooting nationals

Commonwealth Games silver medallist Prakash Nanjappa emerged victorious to be crowned the Champion of Champions at the ongoing 58th National Shooting Championships here on Thursday.

Dec 18, 2014, 18:41 PM IST
Indian squash scaled unprecedented heights in 2014

Indian squash scaled unprecedented heights in 2014

 Indian squash never had it better than 2014 as a bagful of firsts, highlighted by a gold each in the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games, marked a highly successful year for the racquet sport.

Dec 16, 2014, 15:22 PM IST
Denying Arjuna to boxer Manoj Kumar initially was mistake: Govt

Denying Arjuna to boxer Manoj Kumar initially was mistake: Govt

 Indian government on Tuesday admitted that it was a mistake to deny Arjuna Award, in recognition of outstanding achievement in National sports, to Commonwealth Games gold-medalist boxer Manoj Kumar initially and said it happened because of "mistaken identity".

Dec 16, 2014, 15:16 PM IST
Jitu Rai wins gold as Army marksmen dominate Shooting Nationals

Jitu Rai wins gold as Army marksmen dominate Shooting Nationals

Asian and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Jitu Rai walked away with the individual as well as team gold medal in 50-metre men's pistol with Army marksmen dominating proceedings at the 58th National Shooting Championship, here on Sunday.

Dec 14, 2014, 20:31 PM IST
Odisha gives Rs 30 lakh cash prize to Birendra Lakra

Odisha gives Rs 30 lakh cash prize to Birendra Lakra

Ahead of the eight-nation Champion Trophy here, Odisha government on Thursday gave away cash award of Rs 30 lakh to Birendra Lakra, international hockey player from the state.

Dec 04, 2014, 19:03 PM IST
Punjab to launch new job policy for sportspersons: Sukhbir Singh Badal

Punjab to launch new job policy for sportspersons: Sukhbir Singh Badal

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday said that his government will launch new job policy in next cabinet meeting for sportspersons bringing laurels to the state by registering victories at international sports events.

Dec 04, 2014, 18:36 PM IST
Punjab to endeavour to include Kabaddi in Olympics: Sukhbir Singh Badal

Punjab to endeavour to include Kabaddi in Olympics: Sukhbir Singh Badal

Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday said his government was working with other Kabaddi playing nations to devise modalities to include the sport in Commonwealth and Olympics Games.

Dec 04, 2014, 18:27 PM IST