Mary Kom receives Rs 5 lakh for boxing academy
Mary Kom receives Rs 5 lakh for boxing academy

 Star Indian woman boxer M C Mary Kom on Thursday received Rs 5 lakh for setting up a boxing academy in her native state of Manipur from a private insurance company through its initiative "Need for Champions".

Saif Ali Khan named brand ambassador of Olympic Gold Quest
Saif Ali Khan named brand ambassador of Olympic Gold Quest

Actor-producer Saif Ali Khan has been appointed the brand ambassador of Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ) to raise funds for the training of the athletes supported by the not-for-profit organisation. He has committed a contribution of Rs.20 lakh annually to the NGO until the Rio Olympics 2016.

It is important to maintain consistently: Jitu Rai
It is important to maintain consistently: Jitu Rai

Jitu Rai, the first Indian shooter to win five international medals in a calendar year, on Monday said he is not too concerned about travelling to Brazil for the 2016 Olympics but emphasised that he wants to perform consistently rather than be happy with his qualification.

Olympic Gold Quest gives 10 lakh to aggrieved Sarita Devi
Olympic Gold Quest gives 10 lakh to aggrieved Sarita Devi

 Boxer L Sarita Devi, who is enduring a torrid time, having lost her semi-final bout controversially at the Asian Games, today received a morale-boosting support from the Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ), which has decided to award the Manipuri pugilist Rs 10 lakh.

Exceeded my own expectations at CWG: Sarita Devi

Woman boxer Sarita Devi today said she exceeded her own expectations by winning a silver medal in the just-concluded Commonwealth Games in Glasgow as she had made a comeback to the sport after a gap of two years.

Olympic Gold Quest hails Malaika Goel`s silver heist at 2014 Commonwealth Games

Malaika Goel, who bagged a surprise silver medal in the 10m Air Pistol of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow today, has been supported by not-for-profit organisation, Olympic Gold Quest, founded jointly by Indian sports greats Prakash Padukone and Geet Sethi.

OGQ to support boxer Sarita, rifle shooter Apurvi

Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ) is to support woman boxer Laishram Sarita Devi and rising rifle shooter Apurvi Chandela in the run up to their participation in the July 23-August 3 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland and the September-October Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.

In-form shooter Jitu Rai eyes podium finish in Commonwealth Games

Transiting from anonymous to well-known, shooter Jitu Rai is "very hopeful" of a podium finish in the upcoming Commonwealth Games, the confidence emanating from the historic back-to-back medals, including a gold, he had shot in the ISSF World Cup recently.

Amitabh Bachchan sponsors training of two women athletes

Amitabh Bachchan, who is a United Nations Ambassador for the girl child, has sponsored the coaching of two women athletes who will represent the country at global platforms.

Mithali Raj requests BCCI for organising more Tests for women

India`s top woman cricketer Mithali Raj has urged the BCCI to organise more Test mathces for the national women team, which is set to play its first five-day match in eight year when they tour England in August.

OGQ to support Olympic medallist Yogeshwar

Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ) today announced its support for London Games bronze medal winning wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt till 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, the latest signing ensuring that all the six 2012 mega-event winners are now with the organisation.

Keshavan hopes to peak at `right time` for Sochi Games

He might have failed to defend his Asia Cup title, but luge athlete Shiva Keshavan is hoping to peak at the right time for the Winter Olympics, starting in Sochi on February 6.

OGQ to support 40 athletes for Rio Games

Non-profit sports foundation Olympic Gold Quest has chalked out plans to extend its support to 40 athletes by this year-end.

Sushil Kumar signs up with OGQ

Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar on Friday signed up with a sports foundation, Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ), from which he will get training and financial assistance for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Olympic Gold Quest waiting for September IOC vote on wrestling

A non-profit sports foundation started by Indian sports legends Prakash Padukone and Geet Sethi is keeping its fingers crossed ahead of the IOC when wrestling`s fate would be decided for the 2020 Games.

OGQ to support Deepika Kumari, Talukdar till Rio Olympics

Olympic Gold Quest, founded by badminton ace Prakash Padukone and billiards great Geet Sethi, has decided to support the training and preparation of top Indian archers Deepika Kumari and Jayanta Talukdar till the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Walker Irfan, two other sportsmen join OGQ list

Walker K T Irfan, who surprised everyone with his creditable performance at the London Games is a new addition to the list of talented sportspersons supported by the Olympic Gold Quest.

OGQ to support youth world champion boxer Sarjubala Devi

Olympic Gold Quest, an initiative to support talented Indian sportspersons, has signed up youth world champion female boxer Sarjubala Devi (48kg).

CII signs MoU with OGQ to groom Olympic champions

Olympic Gold Quest, an initiative to support talented Indian sportspersons in their quest for Olympic medals, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Confederation of Indian Industry to promote sports at the grassroot level through involvement of corporates.

Deepika is face of her dad`s Olympic Gold Quest

Actress Deepika becomes the face of her father, ace badminton player Prakash Padukone`s organisation Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ).