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.

BJP`s PM candidate Modi outlines vision for Indian sports

Outlining his vision for Indian sports, BJP`s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has said that athletes should be treated "at par" with defence personnel of the country when it comes to training.

SAI suspends officer for tampering with wrestling list

Taking a strong action against one of its key Project Officers, Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Friday suspended Satish Rana for allegedly tampering with an official document pertaining to Indian wrestling team`s tour to the USA.

Sachin`s retirement, Vishy`s loss, IOA mess in eventful 2013

Sachin Tendulkar`s teary-eyed farewell to the game left a nation overwhelmed, while Viswanathan Anand broke many a heart by surrendering the world title on home turf even as the brazen chicanery of administrators embarrassed the country in a roller-coaster year for Indian sports.

Don`t let sports facilities rust like Nehru Stadium: Jaitley

BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Saturday alleged neglect of sports infrastructure built with massive spendings for Commonwealth Games, saying the stadia and other facilities have been "allowed to rust owing to disuse".

Claudius laid to rest in presence of teammates, dignitaries

Olympians and dignitaries of the state government on Sunday bid their final adieus to legendary hockey player Leslie Claudius whose mortal remains were laid to rest at the Lower Circular Road Cemetery here.

Keshavan wins gold in Asian Championships

India`s top luge athlete Shiva Keshavan reclaimed the gold medal for the second time in succession by setting a new Asian record of 49.590 seconds in the Asian Championship here.

Now Football Fed election in controversy, HC issues direction

Even as controversy rages over alleged irregularities in elections to various national sports bodies, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked All India Football Federation to follow National Sports Development Code in its Dec 20 polls and asked the Centre to act in case of violation.

IOA`s suspension by IOC will be solved soon: Hashmi

Newly elected joint secretary of Indian Olympic Association S M Hashmi on Thursday expressed confidence that the issue of IOA`s suspension by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will be solved soon as the government has already taken up the issue with the later.

CSI welcomes IOC`s move to suspend IOA

Cleans Sports India (CSI) on Tuesday welcomed the International Olympic Committee`s decision to disband the IOA, stating that the suspension has substantiated the country`s sports fraternity`s fight against the corrupt officials of the national sports body.