Chinese youth delegation calls on Sports Minister

A five-member Chinese youth delegation led by vice-president of All-China Youth Federation Zhou Changkui called on the Union Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal here on Thursday.

Goa minister not keen to hold `colonial` sports event

With the Lusofonia Games set to begin Jan 18 here, Sports Minister Ramesh Tawadkar said Monday that he does not like the concept of Goa hosting the Portuguese Commonwealth Games.

NIS Patiala separated from SAI: Sports Minister

SAI lost control over National Institute for Sports Patiala on Wednesday as the body was separated from the Sports Authority of India and turned into an autonomous and independent entity.

Kalmadi arrested; IOA to elect new president

Sports Minister Ajay Maken said the Indian Olympic Association would be asked to elect a new president in case incumbent Suresh Kalmadi is arrested by the CBI and threatened intervention by the Ministry if the IOA fails to act.

Maken announces coaching centre in Imphal

Sports Minister Ajay Maken on Friday announced setting up of a coaching centre in Imphal.

I have forgotten my days as Sports Minister: Gill

A day after being shifted to
another ministry in the cabinet reshuffle, M S Gill today said
he has forgotten his days spent in the Shastri Bhawan as the
sports minister.

CWG OC to clear bills in 10 days: Sports Minister

Sports Minister Ajay Maken said that CWG OC’s outstanding dues towards foreign firms will be paid within ten days after much diplomatic embarrassment.

Gill congratulates Indian Davis Cup team

Sports Minister M S Gill on Sunday congratulated Indian Davis Cup team for their 3-2 win over Brazil in Chennai which ensured the country’s re-entry to the elite World Group.

Guilty would be brought to book: Gill

With corruption charges making headlines ahead of the forthcoming Commonwealth Games, Sports Minister MS Gill said if anyone is found guilty he would be definitely brought to book.

New bonhomie between Gill and Kalmadi

Sports Minister M S Gill and Indian Olympic Association President Suresh Kalmadi were seen embracing each other and exchanging pleasantries during the inauguration of the remodelled Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

CWG wrestling venue re-christened as K D Jhadav Stadium

In a bid to honour the achievement of India`s first individual Olympic medallist, Sports Minister M S Gill re-christened the newly-built wrestling venue in the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex here as K D Jadhav Stadium.

Sports Minister inaugurates CWG Cyling Velodrome

Sports Minister M S Gill inaugurated the brand new Cyling Velodrome, a venue for the Commonwealth Games, and asked the organisers to take good care of the infrastructure after the quadrennial event.

All parties urged me to limit terms: MS Gill

Sports Minister MS Gill said the new regulation that seeks to limit the tenure of sports administrators has the backing of all political parties and is in fact a softer version of the original 1975 guideline.

Kalmadi, NSF chiefs hit out at Sports Minister

Government`s bid to limit the tenure of sports administrators met with stiff resistance today with IOA President Suresh Kalmadi and other angry bosses of sports bodies vowing to do everything to protect their autonomy.

New regulation will make sports transparent: Gill

The new government regulation limiting the tenure of the sports administrators would lead to transparency and professionalism, Sports Minister MS Gill said.

Asia should have more representation in FIH: Gill

Sports Minister M S Gill expressed disappointment over the controversial referral system introduced in the hockey World Cup here for the first time and said the FIH needs to have more representation from Asia.

Uttar Pradesh minister faces dowry allegations

An enquiry has been initiated against Uttar Pradesh Sports Minister Ayodhya Prasad Pal over allegations that he called off his son`s marriage because the woman`s family failed to meet a Rs 5 million dowry demand.

Gill questions HI affiliation process

Sports Minister MS Gill questioned Hockey India`s (HI) electoral college and said a clear and transparent poll process is essential for its election.

NPFA UK delegation meets Sports Minister

A two-member delegation of UK`s National Playing Fields Association today called on Union Sports Minister M S Gill here and discussed plans to set up model playfields in the capital.

Cricketers must accept WADA code: Gill

MS Gill, Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports has come out in support of the WADA anti doping code.