Under pressure from all quarters after Indian men's hockey team chief coach Terry Walsh's sudden resignation because of a "pay dispute", the Sports Authority of India on Tuesday sprang into action with its DG Jiji Thomson assuring that the matter will "resolved" between the aggreived parties.
In a sudden jolt to Indian hockey, chief coach Terry Walsh on Tuesday resigned from his post because of a "pay dispute" with the Sports Authority of India, barely three weeks after guiding the team to a historic gold medal in the Asian Games in Incheon.
Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday met a high-level FIFA delegation, led by Secretary General Jerome Valcke, and promised support for the organisation of the Under-17 Football World Cup in 2017.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday felicitated India's medal winners from the recently concluded Asian Games in Incheon. Mr. Modi shared the pictures of his interaction with the athletes through his official account on micro-blogging site Twitter.
Congratulating Indian men's hockey team for winning 'historic' gold in the ongoing Incheon Asian Games, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said that the government will provide every possible help to them for 2016 Rio Olympics.
Three Union ministers on Wednesday came out in support of boxer Sarita Devi as sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal sought a report from the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on pugilist's controversial loss against Korean boxer in the semi-final of the Asian Games in Incheon.
Union Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday said that the Indian contingent was performing well in the ongoing Incheon Asian Games and hoped the athletes would win more medals for the country in the days to come.
Refuting allegations from some of the sports federations about delay in departure of the Indian contingent for the ongoing Asian Games in Incheon, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today made it clear that his ministry sent the squads at the "right time".
Sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal Saturday said that he expects Indian athletes to win 10-12 gold medals from the track and field events in the 17th Asian Games, where competition started Friday in the South Korean city of Incheon.
Sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal, in consultation with prime minister Narendra Modi, Tuesday pruned the Indian contingent for the Incheon Asian Games, slated for Sep 19-Oct 4, to 679 from 942 that was proposed by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA).
With the government yet to give the go ahead to the football contingent for the Incheon Asian Games, both the men and women's teams are stranded in China where they had gone for an exposure tour ahead of the big event.
Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal was Tuesday advised by his officials not to clear teams in five disciplines, including football -- where the men`s team has won two gold medals, for the 2014 Asian Games slated for Sep 19-Oct 4 in the South Korean city of Incheon.
Paying tribute to Major Dhyan Chand on his 109th birth anniversary, which is being celebrated as the National Sports Day, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday said the best way to honour the hockey wizard's memory is to inculcate the qualities he displayed on the field.
Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal Friday paid rich tributes to Major Dhyan Chand on his 109th birth anniversary and hoped the new generation could take some inspiration from the legendary hockey player.