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Sports Minister Vijay Goel offers to play peacemaker in Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi war

Sports Minister Vijay Goel offers to play peacemaker in Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi war

Paes had accused Bhupathi of being disrespectful towards him by not telling him that he would not be in the playing squad for the tie, while Bhupathi had asserted that he never promised a certain spot to Paes.

Vijay Goel lays foundation stone of Center of Excellence for Para Sports in Gujarat

Vijay Goel lays foundation stone of Center of Excellence for Para Sports in Gujarat

The Center of Excellence is being set up at an estimated budget of over Rs 50 crores.

Sports Minister Vijay Goel inaugurates Khelo India competitions

Sports Minister Vijay Goel inaugurates Khelo India competitions

Approximately 1000 participants from more than 25 states and union territories are taking part in the competitions.

IOA controversy: Vijay Goel has failed as a Sports Minister, says Abhay Singh Chautala

IOA controversy: Vijay Goel has failed as a Sports Minister, says Abhay Singh Chautala

Kalmadi and Chautala were made Life Presidents by the IOA at its Annual General Meeting in Chennai yesterday.

Sports Minister Vijay Goel asks PSUs, PSBs to contribute for promotion of sports

Sports Minister Vijay Goel asks PSUs, PSBs to contribute for promotion of sports

Under the NSDF, top athletes have been supported for their preparation for major international tournaments.

Sports Minister Vijay Goel approves proposal to hire foreign coaches

Sports Minister Vijay Goel approves proposal to hire foreign coaches

Keeping this in view, extension to foreign coaches in future will be given on the basis of their performance as assessed by a committee.

Resolution passed to transfer sports to Concurrent List from the State List, says Sports Minister Vijay Goel

Resolution passed to transfer sports to Concurrent List from the State List, says Sports Minister Vijay Goel

The transfer of sports in the Concurrent List has been a tricky issue since such an effort of the sports ministry had failed in 2009 when a Bill was withdrawn due to lack of consensus among the states.

Rio post-mortem: Sports Minister Vijay Goel holds 2016 Olympics review meeting with NSFs

Rio post-mortem: Sports Minister Vijay Goel holds 2016 Olympics review meeting with NSFs

Participating in the discussions, the representatives of the NSFs emphasised the need for increased funding for sports.

Rio Paralympic medallists to be recommended for Padma awards

Rio Paralympic medallists to be recommended for Padma awards

India won four medals -- two gold, a silver and a bronze -- at the Paralympics in Rio earlier this month.

Finally! Paralympic medallists to get equal treatment, to be considered for Khel Ratna

Finally! Paralympic medallists to get equal treatment, to be considered for Khel Ratna

India have won four medals at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio, two gold, one silver and one bronze.

Another step towards securing India's future in sports, Vijay Goel announces 'Talent Hunt' portal

Another step towards securing India's future in sports, Vijay Goel announces 'Talent Hunt' portal

The portal will allow talented children to stake their claim for support including admission to sports training centres from the comforts of their homes.

Then this happened: Sports minister Goel Vijay non-committal on Khel Ratna for paralympic medallists

Then this happened: Sports minister Goel Vijay non-committal on Khel Ratna for paralympic medallists

An Olympic medallist directly qualifies for the Khel Ratna award during an Olympic year but Goel said there is no such policy in place for the paralympians.

Sports Minister Vijay Goel requests PM Narendra Modi to meet India's Paralympics heroes

Sports Minister Vijay Goel requests PM Narendra Modi to meet India's Paralympics heroes

The Indian paralympic team has so far won an impressive tally of three medals in Rio de Janeiro.

Sports minister meets Vijender Singh to plan way forward for Indian boxing

Sports minister meets Vijender Singh to plan way forward for Indian boxing

India have been without a smooth-running federation for the last four years.

Vijay Goel vows to work 24/7 as Sports Minister

Vijay Goel vows to work 24/7 as Sports Minister

Goel also promised to do something new in the department with a fresh vision.

Anju Bobby George quits as president of Kerala Sports Council

Anju Bobby George quits as president of Kerala Sports Council

Earlier, in an open letter to E.P. Jayarajan, Anju demanded a thorough probe into the activities of the Kerala Sports Council for the past decade.

58 weightlifters caught for doping last year: Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal

58 weightlifters caught for doping last year: Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal

The Sports Minister's revelations came just a few days after India has been placed at the third spot in worldwide dope violation in 2014.

Modi govt renames Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan as Khelo India; Congress sulks

Modi govt renames Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan as Khelo India; Congress sulks

The move left the Congress fuming as this is not the first time that Rajiv Gandhi's name is being dropped from a scheme by BJP.

Shillong to hold badminton competitions; Meghalaya continue as co-hosts of South Asian Games

Shillong to hold badminton competitions; Meghalaya continue as co-hosts of South Asian Games

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to open the games in Guwahati on February 5, which is being co-hosted by Assam and Meghalaya from February 5 to 16.

Milkha Singh for time-bound plan to produce top athletes

Milkha Singh for time-bound plan to produce top athletes

Legendary athlete Milkha Singh on Sunday said the government should chart out a time-bound plan with the help of Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and other sports bodies to produce athletes who excel internationally.