Commonwealth Games

Sports bodies receiving 10 lakh and above to come under RTI

The government of India has declared today that all sports bodies receiving a grant of Rupees 10 lakh or more annually will come under the purview of Right to Information (RTI) act.

Aug 06, 2014, 20:52 PM IST

Babita Kumari battled ligament tear to win gold at 2014 Commonwealth Games

Wrestler Babita Kumari on Wednesday revealed that she went against the advise of the doctor, who suggested her not to compete at the Commonwealth Games as her ligament tear injury was serious, and fought her way to a first-place finish, taking home the gold medal.

Aug 06, 2014, 20:27 PM IST

Commonwealth Games 2014: Phogat sisters reap rewards of years of toil

The Phogat sisters -- Babita and Vinesh -- won a gold each in wrestling at the Commonwealth Games, which was a culmination of a long and challenging journey that started a decade back, but their hunger to do well at the international level has not satiated as yet.

Aug 06, 2014, 19:40 PM IST

India could have won gold if facilities were better: Sushila Devi

Commonwealth Games silver winner judoka Sushila Devi feels India could have won a gold at the multi-sport event had the facilities been proper but hoped her feat will bring a change in judo scene in the country.

Aug 06, 2014, 19:12 PM IST

CWG 2014: Winning gold is dream coming true, says Dipika Pallikal

Squash Doubles gold winner Dipika Pallikal today said that Joshna Chinappa and she went to the Commonwealth Games with a goal of winning medals and to achieve the target was a dream come true.

Aug 06, 2014, 18:35 PM IST

Need to have physios, doctors during tournaments: Amit Kumar Dahiya

Indian wrestlers returned home from the Commonwealth Games with a rich haul of 13 medals, an achievement that became more creditable today after it was revealed by gold medallist Amit Kumar that they accomplished the feat without the assistance of any physios or doctors.

Aug 06, 2014, 17:48 PM IST

After CWG gold, Parupalli Kashyap eyes medals at World C`ship & Asiad

After winning an elusive gold at the just-concluded Commonwealth Games, ace Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap is now eyeing a medal at the upcoming World Championship and Asian Games.

Aug 06, 2014, 16:54 PM IST

Exceeded my own expectations at CWG: Sarita Devi

Woman boxer Sarita Devi today said she exceeded her own expectations by winning a silver medal in the just-concluded Commonwealth Games in Glasgow as she had made a comeback to the sport after a gap of two years.

Aug 05, 2014, 23:09 PM IST

Kashyap, Sindhu, Guru return home to hero`s welcome

Having made the country proud by winning medals in the Commonwealth Games, shuttlers Parupalli Kashyap, P V Sindhu and R M V Gurusai Dutt today returned to their hometown here to a heroic welcome.

Aug 05, 2014, 23:03 PM IST

PNG weightlifter cleared of toilet sex assault

A Commonwealth Games weightlifter from Papua New Guinea was on Tuesday cleared of sexually assaulting a man in a Glasgow supermarket toilet.

Aug 05, 2014, 21:18 PM IST

Maharashtra to give Rs 50 lakh to CWG gold medalists

Maharashtra Government on Tuesday announced to give Rs 50 lakh each to gold medal winners from the state, for their excellent performance at the recently concluded Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Aug 05, 2014, 20:49 PM IST

CWG 2014: We can be proud of our silver medal winning effort, says Sardar Singh

India might have failed to break their Commonwealth Games title jinx for the second consecutive time but captain Sardar Singh has a lot of positives to take from the event and said the silver medal was a "well- deserved" achievement for the past masters of the game.

Aug 05, 2014, 18:04 PM IST

CWG 2014: Rousing welcome for silver-winning Indian hockey team

With a Commonwealth Games silver proudly hanging by their necks, the Indian men`s hockey team returned home to a rousing welcome by Hockey India (HI), Indian Olympic Association (IOA), fans and friends at the Indira Gandhi International airport here on Tuesday.

Aug 05, 2014, 17:44 PM IST

Sushil Kumar most searched on Google during 2012 Commonwealth Games

The Indian athletes` brilliant performance in the Commonwealth Games created quite a buzz online as well with gold-winning wrestler Sushil Kumar being the most searched on Google.

Aug 05, 2014, 15:45 PM IST

Narendra Modi congratulates Indian CWG medallists

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, on Tuesday congratulated Indian athletes, who won medals in the recently concluded Commonwealth Games at Glasgow. Modi used the micro-blogging site Twitter to praise the medallists.

Aug 05, 2014, 12:57 PM IST

World champion swimmer Christian Sprenger doubtful for Pan Pacific Championships

World 100 metres breaststroke champion Christian Sprenger is a doubt for this month`s Pan Pacific Championships because of the shoulder injury that wrecked his Commonwealth Games.

Aug 05, 2014, 11:35 AM IST

CWG 2014: Rajeev Mehta, Virender Malik released for lack of evidence

IOA secretary general Rajeev Mehta and unattached wrestling referee Virender Malik, who were arrested on different reasons, were today released after charges against them were dropped for lack of evidence, putting an end to their unsavoury ordeal.

Aug 05, 2014, 08:48 AM IST

I wasn`t in a drunken state, says IOA secretary general Rajeev Mehta

Relieved after the courts dropped alleged charges of drunken driving and assualt, Indian Olympic Association secretary general Rajeev Mehta said that the entire case has been "represented in a wrong manner as he wasn`t driving in a drunken state".

Aug 04, 2014, 21:55 PM IST

CWG 2014: Charges against Rajeev Mehta, Virender Malik dropped

Charges against Indian Olympic Association (IOA) secretary general Rajeev Mehta and senior international wrestling referee Virender Malik were dropped on Monday after two hours of negotiations.

Aug 04, 2014, 21:11 PM IST

Yogeshwar Dutt likely to miss World Championships for Asian Games

Exhausted after a golden performance at the Commonwealth Games, star wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt on Monday said he might skip next month`s World Championships at Tashkent to be fighting fit for the Asian Games, to be held in Incheon from September 19 to October 4.

Aug 04, 2014, 19:31 PM IST