Commonwealth Games

India's CWG contingent: No free rides as Sports Ministry reviews officials on IOA list

India's CWG contingent: No free rides as Sports Ministry reviews officials on IOA list

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has forwarded a list of 222 athletes and 106 officials, including 57 coaches, 19 managers and 41 others, for the Gold Coast event.

Mar 21, 2018, 18:44 PM IST
Badminton: Satwik, Chirag eye history and medal on CWG debut

Badminton: Satwik, Chirag eye history and medal on CWG debut

At 17 and 20 respectively, Satwik and Chirag form a formidable pair that has proved its mettle in international badminton, often punching above their weight, only to fall short of podium finishes.

Mar 21, 2018, 16:34 PM IST
India at CWG 2018: Gymnast Rakesh Patra eyes medal for better life

India at CWG 2018: Gymnast Rakesh Patra eyes medal for better life

The 26-year-old artistic gymnast was included in India's squad after he filed a writ petition in the Delhi HC when his name was initially omitted owing to a tussle between the gymnastics federation and the IOA.

Mar 21, 2018, 16:21 PM IST
Seema Punia eyes a perfect end to CWG career

Seema Punia eyes a perfect end to CWG career

Seema has been the most decorated Indian track and field athlete in the Commonwealth Games history, delivering a medal each time she has represented the country in the quadrennial event. 

Mar 21, 2018, 13:09 PM IST
Table Tennis: Achanta Sharath Kamal seeks another double CWG gold in Australia

Table Tennis: Achanta Sharath Kamal seeks another double CWG gold in Australia

Two of Achanta Sharath Kamal's three gold medals at the Commonwealth Games were won in Australia and it is this little statistic which is driving India's finest table tennis player to go for another double in the Gold Coast edition next month.

Mar 19, 2018, 14:35 PM IST
India at CWG 2018: Nervous energy helps, feels boxing coach Santiago Nieva

India at CWG 2018: Nervous energy helps, feels boxing coach Santiago Nieva

Confidence becomes the buzzword before any major sporting event but Indian boxing's High-Performance Manager Santiago Nieva prefers a bit of nervous energy heading into next month's Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Australia because "that's what gets the best out of everyone".

Mar 19, 2018, 14:26 PM IST
Rani Rampal to lead Indian women's hockey team at Commonwealth Games

Rani Rampal to lead Indian women's hockey team at Commonwealth Games

The Indian Women's Hockey team had won the gold medal at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in England after defeating the hosts 3-2 after extra-time in the final match and bagged the silver medal in the subsequent 2006 Commonwealth Games in Australia.

Mar 14, 2018, 12:56 PM IST
Outgoing foreign coach slams unprofessional SRFI, unlikely to travel with team to CWG

Outgoing foreign coach slams unprofessional SRFI, unlikely to travel with team to CWG

"The SRFI treated me unprofessionally and questioned my decision making more often than not. You can't expect anyone to operate as usual in such a scenario. I want to be there for the players at CWG but it is best for them to go ahead without me as there is too much distraction," an emotional Karargui 

Mar 08, 2018, 18:20 PM IST
Discus thrower Seema Punia to be dope-tested by NADA

Discus thrower Seema Punia to be dope-tested by NADA

Discus thrower Seema Punia will be subjected to an out-of-competition dope test before the Commonwealth Games as she could not be tested during the 22nd Federation Cup National Senior Athletics Championships here.

Mar 08, 2018, 15:59 PM IST
Boxing federation announces squad for Commonwealth Games

Boxing federation announces squad for Commonwealth Games

BFI announced their complete contingent for the prestigious tournament with seasoned pugilists MC Mary Kom and Manoj Kumar leading the country's charge.

Mar 07, 2018, 10:23 AM IST
Hope to do well in All England Championships, Commonwealth Games: PV Sindhu

Hope to do well in All England Championships, Commonwealth Games: PV Sindhu

Badminton ace PV Sindhu Sunday said that she aimed for the top spot in the sport and expressed hope that she would do well in the forthcoming All England Badminton Championships and the Commonwealth Games.

Mar 04, 2018, 18:57 PM IST
India squash coach Achraf El Karargui flies back home, leaving Commonwealth Games squad in lurch

India squash coach Achraf El Karargui flies back home, leaving Commonwealth Games squad in lurch

India's foreign coach Achraf El Karargui has flown back home in mysterious circumstances, raising doubts over his return with less than a month to go for the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.

Mar 04, 2018, 18:13 PM IST
India's CWG-bound athletes to get Rs 50 lakh insurance cover

India's CWG-bound athletes to get Rs 50 lakh insurance cover

All the 227 Indian athletes who will take part in the coming Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, will get a Rs 50 lakh insurance cover, it was announced on Monday.

Feb 26, 2018, 21:50 PM IST
Indian hockey team trying to improve defence in the circle

Indian hockey team trying to improve defence in the circle

Defender Rupinder Pal Singh on Monday said that the Indian hockey team is trying its best not to repeat the defensive mistakes they committed in the four-nation invitational hockey tournament in New Zealand.

Feb 26, 2018, 20:57 PM IST
We can beat any team any day, says hockey ace Manpreet Singh

We can beat any team any day, says hockey ace Manpreet Singh

Ace midfielder Manpreet Singh asserted that the Indian men's hockey team is capable of beating any top side in the world and promised to deliver at least a medal, if not gold, at the coming Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Gold Coast, Australia.

Feb 26, 2018, 18:55 PM IST
Will try to keep shooting in Commonwealth Games, assures IOA

Will try to keep shooting in Commonwealth Games, assures IOA

Concerned over the possibility that shooting may be scrapped from the 2022 Commonwealth Games (CWG), Indian Olympic Association's (IOA) secretary general Rajeev Mehta on Monday said he will strive to ensure that the sport is retained in the quadrennial multi-discipline event.

Feb 26, 2018, 17:15 PM IST
The saree conundrum at Commonwealth Games: It's comfort over convention for quite a few

The saree conundrum at Commonwealth Games: It's comfort over convention for quite a few

The tradition of saree will make way for the "comfort" of blazers and trousers for India's women athletes at this year's Commonwealth Games opening ceremony and quite a lot of them are happy with the departure from convention.

Feb 25, 2018, 16:08 PM IST
India announce nine-member cycling team for Commonwealth Games

India announce nine-member cycling team for Commonwealth Games

The Cycling Federation of India on Friday announced the team for Commonwealth Games to be held in Gold Coast, Australia.

Feb 23, 2018, 20:36 PM IST
Australia great Mark Knowles to quit international hockey after CWG 2018

Australia great Mark Knowles to quit international hockey after CWG 2018

Australia's talismanic captain Mark Knowles on Friday announced that he will retire from international hockey after the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast this April.

Feb 23, 2018, 17:21 PM IST
Sakina Khatun set to take part in Commonwealth Games after IOA accepts CGF's conditions

Sakina Khatun set to take part in Commonwealth Games after IOA accepts CGF's conditions

Para-powerlifter Sakina Khatun is all set to take part in the upcoming CWG in Gold Coast after the Commonwealth Games Federation granted a conditional slot to her in view of the "exceptional circumstances" she had faced.

Feb 21, 2018, 22:45 PM IST