IOA failed to submit comprehensive proposal for Asiad: Sarbananda Sonowal

Absence of a comprehensive proposal from the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) prevented the country from bidding for the 2019 Asian Games, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said today.

Sonowal wants India to become a sporting hub

Laying out his vision, new Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said that India should aspire to become a sporting hub by making sports a way of life.

`Appoint Tendulkar Sports Minister to raise sports standard`

Legendary athlete Milkha Singh strongly feels that iconic Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar should be appointed Sports Minister of the country.

Jitendra backs IOC diktat; asks IOA to amend constitution

The Sports Minister Jitendra Singh on Thusday backed International Olympic Committee`s decision to stick to its stand on the chargesheet clause and urged the IOA to incorporate the required amendments in its constitution so that the interest of country`s sportspersons do not suffer.

Put national interest first, Sports Min tells administrators

Urging the Indian Olympic Association to sort out its differences with the IOC through negotiations, Sports Minister Jitendra Singh today asked the administrators to put national interest first to ensure that the ban on India is revoked at the earliest.

Sports Minister attends shooting trials in his constituency

The Sports Minister Jitendra Singh on Sunday inaugurated a selection trial for the shooters at Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre here and also sanctioned Rs 15 lakh for developing boxing infrastructure in the region.

Don`t have mandate but will speak to IOC: Sports Minister

A day after India was suspended by the International Olympic Committee, Sports Minister Jitendra Singh said he does not have the mandate or the jurisdiction to interfere in the matter but will still try to engage with the IOC to get the ban reversed.

Maken sanctions ex-gratia assistance to an archer

Sports Minister Ajay Maken has sanctioned ex-gratia assistance of Rs 5 lakh to an archery player, Rani Dutta from National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons.

Players` suspension not enough, BCCI must do more: Maken

Sports Minister Ajay Maken Wednesday said suspending five domestic players allegedly involved in spot-fixing was not enough and the Indian cricket board needed to do more to get to the root cause of the menacing problem.

Maken distributes cash awards to 158 sportspersons

Sports Minister Ajay Maken on Thursday distributed cash awards amounting to Rs 2.12 crore to 158 sportspersons who have won medals in international events from the beginning of 2010 until now.