IOA likely to take decision on SAF Games, 2018 National Games
IOA likely to take decision on SAF Games, 2018 National Games

A decision on the venue and date of South Asian Federation Games to be hosted by the country and a host state for the 2018 National Games could be taken in the Annual General Body Meeting of the Indian Olympic Association here on Friday.

Indian ministry bats for Sarita Devi, writes to AIBA to revoke ban
Indian ministry bats for Sarita Devi, writes to AIBA to revoke ban

Within hours after the news broke on Wednesday that boxer Sarita Devi was handed a one-year ban by International Boxing Federation (AIBA) for refusing to accept her bronze medal at the 2014 Asian Games, Indian government backed the boxer by writing to AIBA to revoke the ban.

Narendra Modi meets India's Blind Cricket World Cup winners
Narendra Modi meets India's Blind Cricket World Cup winners

 Each member of the Indian team which won the just-concluded Blind Cricket World Cup for the first time was handed a cash reward of Rs 5 lakh by Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal here on Wednesday.

Blind cricket: Sarbananda Sonowal congratulates team; plans felicitation
Blind cricket: Sarbananda Sonowal congratulates team; plans felicitation

 Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday congratulated the Indian visually impaired cricket team for winning the World Cup for Blind at Cape Town after beating defending champions Pakistan in a thrilling final.

Punjab to endeavour to include Kabaddi in Olympics: Sukhbir Singh Badal
Punjab to endeavour to include Kabaddi in Olympics: Sukhbir Singh Badal

Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday said his government was working with other Kabaddi playing nations to devise modalities to include the sport in Commonwealth and Olympics Games.

Haryana's new sports policy to encourage women players

 Haryana Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Anil Vij said that the new sports policy, which is slated to be announced on the occasion of Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda on January 12, will have a special scheme for encouraging women players.

Sania Mirza named UN Women's Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia
Sania Mirza named UN Women's Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza was Tuesday appointed the UN Goodwill Ambassador for the South Asian region by UN Women at an event held to mark the International Day To End Violence Against Women.

Boxer Manoj Kumar to get Arjuna Award on Wednesday
Boxer Manoj Kumar to get Arjuna Award on Wednesday

 Having taken the legal route after being denied the honour initially, boxer Manoj Kumar will be finally receiving the prestigious Arjuna Award from Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal here on Wednesday.

We will pursue Sarita Devi's case: Sarbanand Sonowal
We will pursue Sarita Devi's case: Sarbanand Sonowal

 Sports Minister Sarbanand Sonowal on Tuesday said that the government is more than keen to pursue Indian woman boxer L Sarita Devi's matter with AIBA to get her suspension, which was imposed on her for not accepting the bronze medal at Asian Games medal ceremony, overturned.

Boxer Manoj Kumar to receive Arjuna Award on Nov 26 from Sports Minister
Boxer Manoj Kumar to receive Arjuna Award on Nov 26 from Sports Minister

Forced to take the legal route after being denied the honour initially, boxer Manoj Kumar will be bestowed the Arjuna Award by sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal here on November 26.

Sri Lanka to investigate sex bribe claims in women`s team
Sri Lanka to investigate sex bribe claims in women`s team

Sri Lanka`s sports minister has ordered an investigation into sex bribe claims involving the national women`s cricket team, an official said Wednesday.

Suspending chef-de-mission was nation's insult: IOA Secretary Mehta
Suspending chef-de-mission was nation's insult: IOA Secretary Mehta

Slamming AIBA's decision to not only hand provisional suspension to boxer Laishram Sarita Devi but also India's Asiad chef-de-mission Adille J. Sumariwalla, Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Secretary General Rajeev Mehta has said that the move is an insult to the nation.

Sarbananda Sonowal instructs IOA to push for revoking ban on Laishram Sarita
Sarbananda Sonowal instructs IOA to push for revoking ban on Laishram Sarita

Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday said that he has instructed the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to take up Laishram Sarita Devi's suspension at the international forum and push for withdrawing the ban imposed on the Indian woman boxer.

Terry Walsh matter will be resolved, we want him to continue: Jiji Thomson
Terry Walsh matter will be resolved, we want him to continue: Jiji Thomson

 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.

Terry Walsh resigns as chief hockey coach, triggers a blame game
Terry Walsh resigns as chief hockey coach, triggers a blame game

 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 seeks report on Terry Walsh resignation in 24 hours
Sports Minister seeks report on Terry Walsh resignation in 24 hours

 Surprised at chief hockey coach Terry Walsh's sudden resignation, Sports Minister Sarbanada Sonowal on Tuesday sought a report on the issue from Sport Authority of India and his own secretary within 24 hours.

Narinder Batra seeks Sports Minister's support after Asian Games hockey high
Narinder Batra seeks Sports Minister's support after Asian Games hockey high

Hockey India secretary general Narinder Batra on Friday wrote to Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, requesting more support for the game to build on the success of the Incheon Asian Games.

We will provide all help to hockey team for Rio: Sarbananda Sonowal
We will provide all help to hockey team for Rio: Sarbananda Sonowal

 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.

Expect 12 gold medals from track and field events at Asiad: Sports minister
Expect 12 gold medals from track and field events at Asiad: Sports minister

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.

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.