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Sports Ministry launch `India Sports 2014`

The Sports Ministry and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) on Wednesday launched the `India Sports 2014` at the 5th Global Sports Summit.

Used to getting awards late: Sushil Kumar

Disappointed at not getting the Padma Bhushan, third highest civilian honour in the country, wrestler Sushil Kumar on Sunday said that by now he has got used to being considered for awards late.

Advani becomes 2nd Indian to qualify for Welsh Open

Pankaj Advani added another feather to his illustrious cap as the eight-time world champion became only the second Indian cueist to qualify for the main draw of Welsh Open Pro Snooker Series.

Gill ready for Desert Storm challenge

Top rallyist Gaurav Gill is determined to erase last year`s poor record at the Desert Storm rally when he challenges title-contender and defending champion Suresh Rana at upcoming event of the new season.

Usha "frustrated" at not getting Luka`s sponsorship

`Sprint Queen` P T Usha feels "frustrated sometimes" at the lack of corporate interest in athletics and said despite running from pillar to post, she has failed to find a sponsor for her protege Tintu Luka.

Sushil eyeing return at Asian Championship

After missing the Dave Schultz Cup due to a shoulder injury, star Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar is now eyeing a return at the Asian Wrestling Championships starting from April 18 to 22.

AFI claims it has support of IAAF in constitution amendment

Unlike a few National Sports Federations, the Athletics Federation of India could afford to breath easy as it had the support of its parent international body while ammending its constitution in line with the Sports Ministry`s directive.

Mary revels in Padma glory, but worried about Indian boxing

Her personal high of being awarded the Padma Bhushan has coincided with turbulent times for Indian boxing, leaving Olympic bronze-medallist M C Mary Kom with "mixed feelings" about getting country`s third highest civilian honour.

India to send its largest contingent for Special Olympics

India will be sending 58 `special` athletes -- its highest ever for the Special Olympics world winter games scheduled to take place in Pyeongchang, South Korea from January 29.

Mary Kom, Rahul Dravid to get Padma Bhushan: Sources

London Olympics bronze medallist, boxer MC Mary Kom and former India captain Rahul Dravid are being considered for the third highest civilian honour in the country, the Padma Bhushan.

Clean Sports India starts protest against illegal "IOA"

Prompted by a letter from "illegitimate Indian Olympic Association" official Lalit Bhanot, Clean Sports India, headed by Olympian Ashwini Nachappa, on Monday launched a non-cooperation movement against the "illegal" body.

Ugandan Kiprop, Kenyan Valentine set new Mumbai marathon marks

Pacemaker Jackson Kiprop of Uganda and rookie Valentine Kipketer of Kenya set new course records on their way to the men and women`s titles respectively in the USD 350,000 10th Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon here on Sunday.

African runners set to dominate Mumbai Marathon

Long-distance runners Ethiopia and Kenya are once again set to dominate the USD 350,000 Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon`s tenth edition on Sunday.

Fauja Singh, 101, to run in Mumbai Marathon

The world`s oldest runner Fauja Singh (101) will be participating in the 10th Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon on Sunday in what could be his first and last appearance in the city.

IOA defers its Executive Council meeting

The Indian Olympic Association has decided to defer its Executive Council meeting scheduled here for Saturday in the wake of the IOC`s warning to the National Sports Federations not to associate with the current dispensation, which the world body has refused to recognise.

`Do not allow even Pak cricketers and artists in India`

Former Indian players on Wednesday not only backed Hockey India`s decision to send back Pakistanis but also advocated more stringent action even as players from across the border urged that the upcoming bilateral series should not be derailed due to the ongoing conflict.

Football fraternity hails AIFF`s decision to revoke Bagan ban

The football fraternity hailed AIFF`s decision to revoke ban on Mohun Bagan as hundreds of fans gathered outside the club tent today to celebrate the verdict.

IOA to go ahead with Executive Council meeting

Undeterred by IOC`s refusal to recognise it, the Indian Olympic Association has decided to go ahead with its Executive Council meeting on January 19, a move which could put National Sports Federations in a spot in the wake of the world body`s warning not to deal with the IOA.

IOA continues defiance of IOC, calls meeting on Jan 19

Blatantly defying the IOC`s diktat not to conduct any official activity after its suspension last month, the Indian Olympic Association has called a meeting of its Executive Council on January 19 here, the first assembly of the office bearers after being barred from the Olympic family.

Guron wins gold; Heena, Annuraj vie for top prize in pistol

P P S Guron of Chattisgarh won the men`s skeet gold medal while Olympians Heena Sidhu and Annuraj Singh were gunning for the top prize in the women`s air pistol event on the 11th day of the 56th Shooting National Championship here on Saturday.