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