England RFU criticised for shirts featuring Victoria Cross
England RFU criticised for shirts featuring Victoria Cross

The Victoria Cross Trust on Wednesday criticised England`s Rugby Football Union for its use of the Victoria Cross emblem on new international team shirts.

Commonwealth Games: New Zealand remain on sevens track after Scottish scare

Four-time champions New Zealand remained on track to add an unprecedented fifth Commonwealth rugby union sevens crown to their accolades after surviving a Scottish scare on the first day`s action.

Indian-born wrestler in Oz team for CWG

The Australian women`s wrestling team for this year`s Commonwealth has an Indian connect to it with the Punjab-born Rupinder Kaur making the cut in the three-strong squad for the July 23 to August 3 event Glasgow.

Shooter Manavjit signed by Anglian

A gold medallist at the Tucson World Cup in USA last month, ace trap shooter Manavjit Singh Sandhu has been signed up by Anglian Medal Hunt in a year that will see him take a shot at earning a quota place for the 2016 Olympics, besides competing in Commonwealth and Asian Games.

Don’t worry over late start: Bolt

Jamaica: Sprint sensation Usain Bolt is seeking to allay the fears of his fans who may be worried over his late start to the 2014 track and field season.

Canada suspends Commonwealth funding

Canada`s government has announced the suspension of funding to the Commonwealth over rotating chair Sri Lanka`s alleged rights abuses.

Sindhu eyes medals in CWG, Asian Games and top 6 in 2014

Brimming with confidence after a successful season, P V Sindhu now wants to win medals at her maiden Commonwealth and Asian Games and said she will look to end the year within the top 6 bracket.

Olympic exile over, let`s prepare for Asiad, CWG: Malhotra

Former Indian Olympic Association President Vijay Kumar Malhotra on Tuesday hailed the IOC`s decision to lift the ban on India, saying the country should now focus on preparing for the Commonwealth and Asian Games scheduled later this year.

Tata Steel facilitates training of sprinter

As sports lovers of Odisha pin their hopes on the young sprinter Amiya Mallick while he prepares to travel to Jamaica to train under Usain Bolt`s coach Glen Mills, Tata Steel is facilitating his training.

Ghosal aiming for podium finish at CWG, Asian Games

Squash star Saurav Ghosal has set out a clear agenda to win medals at the Commonwealth and Asian Games in 2014 following his impressive run this year, which saw him clinch one of the biggest PSA Tour titles of his career.

Queen Elizabeth calls for `quiet reflection` in 2014

Queen Elizabeth II urged people to take the time for quiet reflection in 2014, in her annual Christmas Day message to the Commonwealth.

Commonwealth decides to wait till tomorrow on Maldives

The Commonwealth on Friday decided to wait till tomorrow on how it should deal with Maldives, which has been struggling to elect a new president.

Prince Charles invokes Nehru in CHOGM speech

Invoking India`s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru in his speech, Britain`s Prince Charles appealed to the Commonwealth to intensify cooperation to resolve economic, social and environmental challenges at the grouping`s summit here Friday.

Skipping summit would `damage` Commonwealth: UK`s Hague

Britain boycotting the Commonwealth summit in Colombo over alleged war crimes would damage the organisation while achieving no positive change in Sri Lanka, Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Sunday.

PM`s decision will be our decision: Congress on CHOGM

Congress said it will back whatever decision PM takes on India`s pariticpation in Commonwealth Heads of Govt meeting in Sri Lanka later this month.

Pune module for elected women representatives gets Commonwealth recognition

A training module developed by a city -based institute for empowerment of women representatives in local self-governments has been selected by the Commonwealth Local Governance Forum (CLGF) for promotion in member countries.

PM noncommittal on attending Commonwealth meet in Sri Lanka

India`s participation in the Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka next month would be decided upon after considering all factors, including sentiments of Tamils and the DMK, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh assured Tuesday.

Poonia, Narang, Deepika invited for QBR events

Ace discus thrower Krishna Poonia, shooter Gagan Narang and archer Deepika Kumari are among top Indian sports persons who have been invited by the Indian Olympic Association to receive the 2014 Commonwealth Games Queen`s Baton here on Friday.

Canada attacks Commonwealth chief over Sri Lanka

Canada`s special envoy to the Commonwealth, Hugh Segal, has accused Commonwealth secretary general Kamalesh Sharma of acting as a stooge of the Sri Lankan regime by "defending their every mistake", a leading British daily reported Wednesday.

Gambia withdraws from Commonwealth

Western African country Gambia has withdrawn its membership from the British Commonwealth, saying it would never be a member of "any neo-colonial institution".