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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.