Boxer Manoj Kumar finally receives Arjuna Award; lashes out at Kapil Dev
Boxer Manoj Kumar finally receives Arjuna Award; lashes out at Kapil Dev

In a startling revelation, Indian boxer Manoj Kumar on Wednesday slammed head of Arjuna Award selection committee Kapil Dev for not supporting him.

Some Arjuna Awards are given pre-maturely: Heena Sidhu
Some Arjuna Awards are given pre-maturely: Heena Sidhu

 Arjuna Awards and controversy go hand in hand but top Indian shooter Heena Sidhu feels some athletes are bestowed with the prestigious honour before their time. "I think every year there will be a controversy over awards and some or the other deserving athlete will miss out. Having said that, some of the decsions taken are pre-mature. I am sure there is a more efficient system to pick the athletes," Heena, who was conferred the Arjuna Award along with 13 other athletes at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here today, told PTI.

It`s official - no Arjuna award for boxer Manoj Kumar

Putting an end to speculations, the Sports Ministry today stuck to the original list of Arjuna awards winners, thereby dashing boxer Manoj Kumar`s hopes of getting the sporting honour.

`Insulted` Manoj Kumar to file case against Sports Ministry

Feeling "insulted" after his name was not added to this year`s list of Arjuna awardees, boxer Manoj Kumar on Wednesday said he would sue the Sports Ministry for the "injustice" meted out to him.

NECC, Venky`s Nutrition honours London Olympic boxers

World`s largest single association of poultry farmers, National Egg Co-ordination Committee (NECC) and Venky`s Nutrition today felicitated the entire Indian boxing contingent who participated in this year`s London Olympics.

NECC, Venky`s Nutrition honours London Olympic boxers

World`s largest single association of poultry farmers, National Egg Co-ordination Committee (NECC) and Venky`s Nutrition today felicitated the entire Indian boxing contingent who participated in this year`s London Olympics.

Another felicitation for Mary, men boxers also share dais

Medals eluded them but not the spotlight as the Indian men`s boxing team shared the dais with London Olympics bronze-winning woman pugilist M C Mary Kom at a felicitation function organised by sponsors Monnet Group here today.

London Olympics 2012 Boxing: Jai Bhagwan knocked out

Jai Bhagwan crashed out of the Men's Light (60kg) category on Thursday. He lost 8-16 to Gani Zhailauov of Kazakhstan.

London Olympic boxing: Indian boxers set for last-16 battle

Indian boxers begin their prequarterfinal campaign in the London Olympics 2012 with Vijender Singh (75kg) and Jai Bhagwan (60kg) taking on tricky opponents in their last-16 stage bouts on Thursday.

London Olympics: Saina, Jai Bhagwan add lustre to India`s campaign

India`s star shuttler Saina Nehwal eased out her opening match rival and boxer Jai Bhagwan joined his more illustrious team mate Vijender Singh in the round of 16 to raise India`s hopes on a rain-truncated day at the London Olympic Games here Sunday.

Olympics: Saina, Jai Bhagwan, Vijender add lustre to India`s campaign

India`s star shuttler Saina Nehwal eased out her opening match rival and boxer Jai Bhagwan joined his more illustrious team mate Vijender Singh in the round of 16 to raise India`s hopes on a rain-truncated day at the London Olympic Games here Sunday.

2012 Olympics: Jai Bhagwan storms into second round of 60kg event

Indian boxer Jai Bhagwan produced a dominating performance to storm into the pre-quarterfinals of the lightweight (60kg) category in the Olympics, on Sunday.

Indian Olympic contingent has 10 police sportspersons

The Indian Olympic contingent has as many as 10 police sportspersons belonging to Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Manipur in its ranks.

Nothing to lose at the Olympics: Jai Bhagwan

A late bloomer in the world of boxing, Jai Bhagwan took rapid strides to get to the pinnacle of sport in the country. In his first appearance at the Olympics, the 27-year-old feels he has nothing to lose and will be under no pressure.

Jai Bhagwan: Profile 2012 London Olympics

Jai Bhagwan: An eight-year-wait to represent India at Olympics could easily baffle any athlete. Bhagwan missed the 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Games. The 60kg boxer had reckoned that he is hungry to prove himself after the long wait.

I am hungrier after missing Olympics twice: Jai Bhagwan

His eight-year long dream to qualify for the Olympics realised after two unsuccessful attempts, Indian boxer Jai Bhagwan says the wait has made him hungrier than ever and he is keen to prove his worth at the upcoming London Games.

High hopes from state`s sportpersons in Olympics: Hooda

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh on Saturday said that he has high hopes from the state`s sportspersons who are participating in the upcoming Olypmpic Games in London.

Indian boxers get acclimatisation lessons in Ireland

London-bound Vijender Singh on Sunday said the experience has done a world of good to the Indian boxers ahead of the mega-event this month.

No gold, but target achieved for Indian boxers in Kazakhstan

They didn`t strike gold but it was mission accomplished for India`s Olympics-bound male boxers during the training-cum-competition trip to Kazakhstan as national coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu said the primary task of identifying weaknesses was completed ahead of the big event.

Indian boxers confident of finishing on podium in London

Four Indian boxers – Manoj Kumar, L Devendro Singh, Jai Bhagwan and Vikas Krishan – who have already qualified for the London Olympics, expressed confidence of bagging medals at the forthcoming sporting extravaganza.