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Poland National Championships 2016: Quarter-miler Mohd. Anas sets new national record

Poland National Championships 2016: Quarter-miler Mohd. Anas sets new national record

Anas clocked 45.44 seconds to erase the existing record of 45.47seconds created by 2014Asian Games Bronze medallist Arokia Rajiv at the 20th Federation Cup on April 28 in New Delhi.

12th South Asian Games: Dominant India adds to medals tally on Day 8 of competition

12th South Asian Games: Dominant India adds to medals tally on Day 8 of competition

India stood atop with 268 medals (156 gold, 85 silver and 27 bronze), way ahead of second placed Sri Lanka 163 (25, 55, 83).

Sports council recommends massive hike in 'meagre' union sports budget

Sports council recommends massive hike in 'meagre' union sports budget

The revived All India Council of Sports (AICS) on Saturday recommended a massive hike in central government's sports budget stating that the current Rs 886 crore allocation is too meagre for a country as big as India.

Govt is doing a lot for athletes but gap is still there: OGQ Director Geet Sethi

Govt is doing a lot for athletes but gap is still there: OGQ Director Geet Sethi

Olympic Gold Quest Director Geet Sethi said govt is doing a lot for athletes now but there is a big gap.

Govt formally grants Rs 200 crore to J&K for sports activities

Govt formally grants Rs 200 crore to J&K for sports activities

With an objective to boost the sporting activities in the state, the Sports Ministry on Friday formally sanctioned a central assistance of Rs 200 crore to Jammu and Kashmir.

NSFs need to learn from its overseas counterparts: Sarbananda Sonowal

NSFs need to learn from its overseas counterparts: Sarbananda Sonowal

Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday said that Indian sports federations should learn from its overseas counterparts to prepare athletes for the Rio Olympics next year.

DNA: Why India should not take credit for Satnam Singh's NBA achievement!

Satnam Singh Bhamara, who became the first Indian player to be drafted by an NBA team, (Dallas Mavericks) spoke exclusively to Zee Media over his dream, state of Indian basketball and many other issues.

India third in global doping report for 2013 by WADA

India third in global doping report for 2013 by WADA

India may be considered a sporting minnow but in terms of doping by its athletes, it has been ranked third behind Russia and Turkey in a World Anti-Doping Agency Report for 2013 with as many as 91 from the country testing positive for banned substances in that year.

IOC chief arrives today, to meet PM Modi on Monday evening

IOC chief arrives today, to meet PM Modi on Monday evening

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach arrives here on Sunday for his one-day whirlwind visit and is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday to discus ways to take Indian sports forward amid speculation that the country might bid for 2024 Olympics.

Arun Jaitley advises NSFs to professionalise admin structure

Arun Jaitley advises NSFs to professionalise admin structure

In a significant statement pertaining to the functioning of National Sports Federations, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that the NSFs should "professionalise their administrative structure rather than continue as oligarchies".

Sports Minister Sonowal tells TOP athletes not to worry about contentious part

Sports Minister Sonowal tells TOP athletes not to worry about contentious part

Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday assured athletes who would be given funds for top-class training under the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOP), not to worry about the contentious clause requiring them to get prior government approval for any other commercial deals with third parties.

Sports gets substantial hike in 2015-16 annual budget

Sports gets substantial hike in 2015-16 annual budget

The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports on Saturday got a hike of around Rs 384 crore in the budget for 2015-16, presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Parliament here.

Restructure SAI cadre to streamline functioning: Sarbananda Sonowal

Restructure SAI cadre to streamline functioning: Sarbananda Sonowal

 Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has asked Sports Secretary Ajit Saran to expedite restructuring of Sports Authority of India (SAI) cadre to streamline the functioning of the body.

Sports ministry enhances award money for Olympic medallists

Sports ministry enhances award money for Olympic medallists

The sports ministry Thursday revised the Scheme of Special Awards to medal winners and their coaches in international events by enhancing the award money.

Psychology plays a great part in modern sport: Pankaj Advani

Psychology plays a great part in modern sport: Pankaj Advani

He has made winning 12 world titles look like a stroll in the park but India's poster boy of cue sports Pankaj Advani says it is not easy to deal with the anxiety and stress, crediting his elder brother Shree for helping him handle pressure.

India performing well at Asian Games, says Sports Minister

India performing well at Asian Games, says Sports Minister

Union Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday said that the Indian contingent was performing well in the ongoing Incheon Asian Games and hoped the athletes would win more medals for the country in the days to come.

World Kabaddi League set to thrill Jalandhar

World Kabaddi League set to thrill Jalandhar

Jalandhar, the sports hub of Punjab, will witness another triple header, as the Wave World Kabaddi League (WKL) sweeps through the city in the next series of matches at the Surjeet Singh Stadium Sep 19-21.

Encouragement, coaching must to churn out medal winners: Salman Khan

Superstar Salman Khan feels India should aim to produce medal-winning athletes by encouraging sports and help the talented ones to unlock their potential through coaching.

Playing is paying

Go out and play. Its serious business now, says Patricia Mascarenhas while exploring the job opportunities that come with playing a sport.