As part of its Target Olympic Podium (TOP) Scheme, the Sports Ministry on Tuesday decided to provide financial assistance to the Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy in Hyderabad, where four shuttlers are currently training under the programme.
Another shameful incident took place that included a paralympic sportsperson on Thursday. A wheelchair-bound athlete was asked to vacate her hostel room at the Jawaharlal Nahru stadium after a fire broke out in her room as the officials failed to take any quick steps.
The Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal is confident that India's medal tally in next year's Rio Olympic Games will go up to 10 plus from six medals, which the country's athletes bagged at London Olympics in 2012.
FIFA representative and Tournament Director Javier Ceppi on Thursday granted the city a lifeline for hosting the 2017 U-17 World Cup, saying that the officials of the international body would take a call on new stadium if there is some development before January next year.
The teenaged Sports Authority of India (SAI) athlete, who tried to commit suicide, expressed regret at his conduct on Thursday, revealing that he was "mentally tensed" which compelled him to attempt taking his own life.
A 19 year old Sports Authority of India (SAI) athlete tried to commit suicide by slashing his wrist alleging harassment from seniors on Wednesday early morning. He was taken to medical college and is stable now.
The Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Friday cleared the men’s 4x100M relay team for the Wuhan Asian Athletics Championship. In a shocking turn of events, the name of Manikanda Arumugam was featured in the team.
The sports ministry on Tuesday announced that the Sports Authority of India (SAI) will take charge of "all the matters related to para-athletes, including selection of athletes for various sporting events".
With the PCI suspended, the Sports Ministry has decided that all matters relating to Para-athletes, including selection of athletes for various events, will be taken care of by Sports Authority of India (SAI).
The Sports Ministry has asked the Sports Authority of India (SAI) to set up a 24-hour helpline among implementing other corrective measures for well being of the trainees in the wake of suicide attempt by four girl athletes at SAI's Alappuzha centre.
The mother of a SAI trainee athlete, who died after consuming a poisonous fruit in a suicide pact with three others, on Friday rejected the job offered by the Sports Development Authority and maintained her daughter was harassed by some seniors.
Rattled by the suicide attempt of four young athletes in Kerala, the Sports Ministry is set to revamp SAI centres across the country and could request "iconic sportspersons to act as trainee mentors" as part of a series of changes it seeks to bring about.
The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has reportedly given a clean chit to its officials in connection with the death of a female athlete and suicide bids by three others at its centre in Kerala’s Alappuzha district recently.
Controversial women's 400m coach Yuri Ogorodnik is finally set to return to India after his dramatic ouster four years ago for his alleged involvement in a doping scandal as his appointment has been cleared by the Sports Ministry.