Commonwealth Games

CWG 2018: Asia conquered, Indian hockey sets sights on world stage

CWG 2018: Asia conquered, Indian hockey sets sights on world stage

Both men and women team reclaimed the Asia Cup last year and have the momentum to end the Commonwealth Games gold jinx in Gold Coast.

Mar 31, 2018, 10:45 AM IST
We should win a medal in all five CWG badminton events, says Parupalli Kashyap

We should win a medal in all five CWG badminton events, says Parupalli Kashyap

The excitement was palpable in his voice as reigning men's singles champion Parupalli Kashyap predicted the Indian badminton team's best-ever haul, including a medal in each event, at the upcoming Commonwealth Games.

Mar 30, 2018, 18:56 PM IST
 Sharath Kamal-led Indian table tennis squad leaves for CWG Gold Coast

Sharath Kamal-led Indian table tennis squad leaves for CWG Gold Coast

A nine-member table tennis squad, led by triple-gold medallist Sharath Kamal, on Friday left for Gold Coast to take part in the Commonwealth Games beginning April 4.

Mar 30, 2018, 16:04 PM IST
Be excited for hockey at CWG: Sjoerd Marijne's India could turn out unstoppable

Be excited for hockey at CWG: Sjoerd Marijne's India could turn out unstoppable

The Dutchman says he sees all the right signs for a successful CWG in Gold Coast, Australia.

Mar 29, 2018, 12:07 PM IST
Next stop CWG: India's women hockey ready to showcase its transformation

Next stop CWG: India's women hockey ready to showcase its transformation

The team is gung-ho about ending its 12-year medal wait at the Commonwealth Games, and there's a lot that went into fueling the searing desire to be at the podium in Gold Coast.  

Mar 27, 2018, 17:42 PM IST
CWG: Why obsession with foreign coaches? asks Akhil Kumar, Moraad Ali Khan

CWG: Why obsession with foreign coaches? asks Akhil Kumar, Moraad Ali Khan

The former Asian Games and Olympic quarterfinalist, however, saw nothing wrong in men's chief coach S R Singh and his women's team counterpart Shiv Singh being left out of the CWG contingent.

Mar 27, 2018, 16:24 PM IST
 Commonwealth Games: Neeraj Chopra eyes podium

Commonwealth Games: Neeraj Chopra eyes podium

The 20-year-old has already reached Gold Coast and is excited about taking part in the biggest multi-discipline event of his career so far.

Mar 27, 2018, 15:55 PM IST
Ministry clears 221 athletes and 104 officials for Commonwealth Games, including PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal's parents

Ministry clears 221 athletes and 104 officials for Commonwealth Games, including PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal's parents

The Sports Ministry on Monday cleared a 325-member Indian contingent, including 221 athletes, for the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast next month but dropped two contingent staff named by the Indian Olympic Association.

Mar 26, 2018, 20:18 PM IST
Appendicitis ends long-jumper Sreeshankar's Commonwealth Games dreams

Appendicitis ends long-jumper Sreeshankar's Commonwealth Games dreams

Sreeshankar, who had won gold in men's long jump with an effort of 7.99m at the Federation Cup National Championships in Patiala, is set to be operated in his hometown of Palakkad in Kerala.

Mar 25, 2018, 20:42 PM IST
CWG 2018: Shuttler HS Prannoy wary of lesser-known opponents

CWG 2018: Shuttler HS Prannoy wary of lesser-known opponents

Set to make his CWG debut, Prannoy said he is in good shape but would not take any player lightly, especially the lesser-known ones.

Mar 25, 2018, 17:02 PM IST
CWG 2018: With less competition, weightlifter Mirabai Chanu has a 'golden' chance

CWG 2018: With less competition, weightlifter Mirabai Chanu has a 'golden' chance

Mirabai had won a silver in the last Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, having finished behind compatriot Sanjita Chanu, but in the four years since then, the 23-year-old Manipuri has made rapid strides

Mar 25, 2018, 16:56 PM IST
PV Sindhu to be India's flagbearer at Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

PV Sindhu to be India's flagbearer at Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

Star shuttler PV Sindhu has been named the flag-bearer of the Indian contingent for the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast next month.

Mar 24, 2018, 17:49 PM IST
Don't hold ball for too long: Manpreet Singh reveals Sjoerd Marijne's plans ahead of Commonwealth Games

Don't hold ball for too long: Manpreet Singh reveals Sjoerd Marijne's plans ahead of Commonwealth Games

Swift dribbles have been the Indian hockey team's calling card since time immemorial but new national coach Sjoerd Marijne wants his men not to keep the ball for too long in a bid to attack with more gusto.

Mar 24, 2018, 17:36 PM IST
Punishments are Sjoerd Marijne's way to improve discipline ahead of Commonwealth Games

Punishments are Sjoerd Marijne's way to improve discipline ahead of Commonwealth Games

India hockey coach Sjoerd Marijne is handing out punishments to erring players training for the Commonwealth Games. 

Mar 24, 2018, 16:56 PM IST
Mark Cavendish ruled out of Commonwealth Games

Mark Cavendish ruled out of Commonwealth Games

Mark Cavendish has pulled out of the Commonwealth Games to recover from injuries he sustained in a horrific crash at last week' s Milan-San Remo race, his team announced on Friday.

Mar 23, 2018, 22:47 PM IST
Accused of rape, Soumyajit Ghosh dropped from Commonwealth Games table tennis squad

Accused of rape, Soumyajit Ghosh dropped from Commonwealth Games table tennis squad

Soumyajit Ghosh was dropped from India's Commonwealth Games table tennis squad and placed under provisional suspension, a day after he was accused of rape by a teenager in Kolkata.

Mar 23, 2018, 20:26 PM IST
Sports Minister assures IOA of clearing 'extra officials' in CWG contingent

Sports Minister assures IOA of clearing 'extra officials' in CWG contingent

Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Thursday said that Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has assured it to have a re-look at government's policy of not clearing 'extra officials' for the coming Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Gold Coast.

Mar 22, 2018, 21:13 PM IST
Jitu Rai does not want 2022 CWG boycott on shooting issue

Jitu Rai does not want 2022 CWG boycott on shooting issue

Star marksman Jitu Rai on Thursday said the imminent dropping of shooting from the 2022 Commonwealth Games would be a huge loss to the country but felt that India should not resort to a boycott of the quadrennial multi-sporting event due to the issue.

Mar 22, 2018, 19:17 PM IST
IOA, Sports Ministry at loggerheads over officials for Commonwealth Games

IOA, Sports Ministry at loggerheads over officials for Commonwealth Games

Less than two weeks before the Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Gold Coast, Australia, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and the Sports Ministry are at loggerheads over approving names of officials in the Indian contingent. 

Mar 22, 2018, 16:38 PM IST
India at CWG: Participation of two track and field athletes uncertain

India at CWG: Participation of two track and field athletes uncertain

The participation of track and field athletes S Sreeshankar and Siddharth Yadav at the coming Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Australia remains doubtful as their names were sent after the deadline even as the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has requested the organisers to allow the duo to compete.

Mar 21, 2018, 19:21 PM IST