Hope Asiad show will raise compound archery's profile: Abhishek Verma
Hope Asiad show will raise compound archery's profile: Abhishek Verma

The 17th Asian Games has been a "special" one for India's compound archery team, including young Abhishek Verma, and the Delhi archer feels the four medal haul will at last give the "less talked about" compound archers their due recognition in the country.

Good Asiad and early quota will boost confidence: Manavjit Singh Sandhu

Ace trap shooter Manavjit Singh Sandhu is eyeing an Olympic quota place in the upcoming World Championships and is also confident of winning a medal at the Inchon Asian Games that follows.

No changes to Arjuna Awards recommendation list

The controversial recommendation of boxer Jai Bhagwan and squash player Anaka Alankamony for the prestigious Arjuna Awards stands after the Kapil Dev-led selection committee met again today and decided not to make any changes in the original 15-athlete list.

Anaka`s recommendation for Arjuna Award raises serious questions

Twenty-year-old squash player Anaka Alankamony is not a national champion, her ranking has slipped from a career high 59 to 151 in the last four years and she has not done anything notable on the professional tour to have her name recommended for the prestigious Arjuna Award.

After CWG low, Olympic medallist Vijay Kumar eyes good show at Asian Games

London Olympics silver medallist Vijay Kumar, undergoing treatment for a neck injury, is desperate to avoid a race against time ahead of the World Championships and Asiad, stage where he would look to make amends for his shocking exit at Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Ministry issues norms for awarding Khel Ratna, Dronacharya

With an aim to avoid controversy on giving away sports awards, the government today decided to grant 90 per cent weightage to medal winners of Olympics, Asian and Commonwealth Games and World Cup/World Championships held once in four years for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Dronacharya and Dhyan Chand awards.

Ronjan Sodhi conferred Khel Ratna; Arjuna awards for 14 others

Robbed of some sheen due to selection controversies this year, the National Sports Awards were presented on Saturday to the country`s top athletes and coaches with shooter Ronjan Sodhi getting the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna -- the country`s highest sporting honour -- while cricketer Virat Kohli was among the Arjuna awardees.

Olympians and Arjuna awardees support Poonia for Khel Ratna

Ace discus thrower Krishna Poonia on Sunday got more support for her recommendation for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award with Olympians, including London Games bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt, throwing their weight behind her.

Krishna Poonia cries foul over Khel Ratna

A day after Indian double trap shooter Ronjan Sodhi was selected for the Khel Ratna, discus thrower Krishna Poonia has alleged that the selection criterion for the award was manipulated.

Khel Ratna for ace shooter Ronjan Sodhi

Ronjan Sodhi, two-time world champion in double trap shooting, has been recommended for India’s highest sporting honour – the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna.

Sardar recommended for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna

Hockey India (HI) on Saturday recommended Sardar Singh for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna.

Olympians come out in support of Randhir ahead of IOA polls

Several Olympians, including Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awardee former hockey player Dhanraj Pillay, have supported Randhir Singh`s candidature for the post of Indian Olympic Association`s President.

President to present National Sports Awards today

Olympic heroes, shooter Vijay Kumar and wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt will jointly receive the country`s highest sporting honour -- the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna -- from President Pranab Mukherjee.

I did not get any invite from Sports Ministry: Shastri

Former India cricket captain Ravi Shastri today rejected criticism for not attending the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Arjuna Awards committee meeting, saying that he was never informed by the Sports Ministry about it.

Did Sports Ministry deliberately snub cricketers for Arjuna Awards?

The BCCI on Thursday officially made it clear that it did not receive any form from the Sports Ministry for nominating cricketers for the Arjuna and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awards.

Now Sports Ministry claims, award circular was sent to BCCI

After making it amply clear that BCCI was left out when various awards nominations were sought from sports bodies, the Sports Ministry has now claimed that it indeed sent a letter to the Indian Cricket Board.

Ministry list reveals BCCI was ignored while sending circular

Unlike in the past, the sports ministry did not send the proforma applications and cicrular seeking names for Arjuna, and other important awards from the BCCI, reflecting the cold war that is raging between the two sides.

Narang happy to ‘finally’ get the Khel Ratna

Ace Indian rifleman Gagan Narang is happy to have finally got the coveted Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award after being ignored for the honour last year.

Gagan Narang conferred with Khel Ratna award

Gagan Narang was conferred with the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award on Monday in a glittering ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

`Khel Ratna wipes off memories of last 2 years`

Gagan Narang talks about his preparations for the London Olympics.