Veteran boxer Sarita Devi, who is currently serving a provisional suspension, has found support from batting lengend Sachin Tendulkar who has written a letter to the Sports Minister urging him to support her and ensure that her career is not terminated prematurely.
The Sports Ministry has instructed all the states and the Union Territories to implement National Sports Development Code (NSCDI) for the sake of good governance and transparency in the functioning of state and district-level sports Associations.
Completing India's rehabilitation into the international boxing fold, AIBA on Friday unanimously gave permanent membership to the recently-elected Boxing India during its quadrennial congress in Jeju Islands, Korea.
Slamming AIBA's decision to not only hand provisional suspension to boxer Laishram Sarita Devi but also India's Asiad chef-de-mission Adille J. Sumariwalla, Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Secretary General Rajeev Mehta has said that the move is an insult to the nation.
Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday said that he has instructed the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to take up Laishram Sarita Devi's suspension at the international forum and push for withdrawing the ban imposed on the Indian woman boxer.
The Sports Ministry has decided against making any change to the daily allowance of the Asian Games-bound athletes, keeping it at USD 50, which it plans to pay in one go after getting the Finance Ministry's clearance.
The government on Saturday added six managers, including Olympian Jude Felix who will also act as hockey coach, in the Indian contingent for Asian Games even though Indian Olympic Association had demanded for 23.
At a stage where we continue to yearn for medals, pruning down India's contingent from 944 to 679 for the Incheon Asian Games by the sports ministry, will only dent India's chances of shining at the Asia's biggest sporting spectacle.
In a major snub to the IOA, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) has turned down its request to conduct elections to form India's new federation even as Kishan Narsi resigned from the IOA-appointed ad-hoc committee for the sport after being appointed an observer for the September 11 polls.
Indian national team footballers heaved a sigh of relief after the sports ministry cleared their Asian Games participation while slashing the proposed size of the contingent by over a quarter on Tuesday.
The suspense over the strength of India's contingent at the upcoming Asian Games continued with Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today saying that a decision on the final list of athletes and officials will be taken in the next couple of days.
In an embarrassment to India, the country has been warned of heavy penalty by Olympic Council of Asia if it withdraws from sending teams in a few disciplines in the upcoming Asian Games, a development which led to the IOA slamming some government officials for "ruining sport".
The administrative mess in Indian boxing is showing no signs of ending as of now but the Indian Olympic Association's ad-hoc committee, in-charge of the sport right now, has called a meeting of the state associations to finalise the dates of the National Championship.
Indian Olympic Association Wednesday released a list of 935 athletes and officials for the upcoming Asian Games which the government said will be pruned down before finalising the final contingent early next week.
The government has sought a report on how Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Secretary General Rajeev Mehta and international wrestling referee Virender Malik were arrested by Police Scotland during the recently-concluded Commonwealth Games, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said Friday.
Squash sensation Dipika Pallikal hopes her and Joshana Chinappa`s path-breaking doubles gold at the Commonwealth Games raises the profile of the racket sport in India and all stakeholders make a "much needed" effort to meet the dearth of world-class tournaments in the country.
Indian Olympic Association (IOA) secretary general Rajeev Mehta today reitirated that there was some serious confusion as no charges were framed against him in the alleged drunk-driving case in Glasgow and is now mulling legal action against Scotland Police for damaging his reputation.
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".