Athletics coach Yuri Ogorodnik finally arrives four years after getting the boot

Four years after he was unceremoniously sacked in the wake of the 2011 doping scandal, Ukrainian Yuri Ogorodnik has returned to the country, ending days of speculation over his appointment as athletics coach to prepare the women quartermilers for Rio Olympics.

No communication yet on Paul van Ass' sacking: Sports Ministry
No communication yet on Paul van Ass' sacking: Sports Ministry

 Sports Ministry officials on Monday clarified that they are yet to receive any form of communication on Indian men's hockey team coach Paul van Ass, who claims to have been sacked by Hockey India.

Stephen Constantine insists PIO players be given temporary passport
Stephen Constantine insists PIO players be given temporary passport

 National football team head coach Stephen Constantine still insists that People of Indian Origin players should be allowed to play for the country by giving temporary Indian passport for better results.

DNA: How Special Olympics Bharat usurps winning amounts of children

How Special Olympics Bharat usurps winning amounts of children

Operation Khel uncovers scam by Special Olympics Bharat organisation

Check out the scam by Special Olympics Bharat organisation uncovered by Operation Khel.

Operation Khel uncovers scam by Special Olympics Bharat organisation-Part 2

Check out the scam by Special Olympics Bharat organisation uncovered by Operation Khel.

Pullela Gopichand did no wrong, but Sports Ministry could have done much: Vimal Kumar
Pullela Gopichand did no wrong, but Sports Ministry could have done much: Vimal Kumar

Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa might have accused Pullela Gopichand of bias but former coach Vimal Kumar on Thursday said the national chief coach has done no wrong and felt the Sports Ministry could have included the top women's doubles pair in the TOP Scheme.

Committee formed to improve SAI centres
Committee formed to improve SAI centres

The sports ministry on Wednesday formed an eight-member committee to study the status of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) training centres around the country and recommend measures for their smooth running.

Winter Olympian Shiva Keshavan on brink of quitting due to lack of funds: Reports
Winter Olympian Shiva Keshavan on brink of quitting due to lack of funds: Reports

Regarded as one of the pioneers of winter sports in India, Shiva Keshavan is on the brink of quitting luge. The five-time Olympian, who has put the country in the Winter Games map, said that the Sports Ministry has ignored his financial plight, according to a report.

Saina Nehwal to get 9 lakh for hiring physiotherapist
Saina Nehwal to get 9 lakh for hiring physiotherapist

The Sports Ministry has sanctioned an amount of Rs 9 lakh to badminton star Saina Nehwal for hiring a full time physiotherapist till 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Asian Athletics medal winners to get cash awards
Asian Athletics medal winners to get cash awards

All the 13 Indian medal winners at the 21st Asian Athletics Championship which concluded on Sunday in Wuhan, China will receive cash awards from the sports ministry for their achievements.

39 more athletes added to TOP scheme
39 more athletes added to TOP scheme

 The Sports Ministry has added 39 more athletes, including ace archers Deepika Kumari and Tarundeep Rai, to the Target Olympic Podium scheme (TOP).

SAI to handle para-athletics matters for now
SAI to handle para-athletics matters for now

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".

Sports Ministry issues guidelines to SAI after Kerala tragedy
Sports Ministry issues guidelines to SAI after Kerala tragedy

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.

FMSCI recommends leading rally driver Gaurav Gill for Arjuna award

FMSCI, the national motorsports governing body which was recently re-recognised by the Sports Ministry, has recommended India's top rally driver Gaurav Gill for the Arjuna award.

Ministry to request elite sports stars to act as SAI mentors
Ministry to request elite sports stars to act as SAI mentors

 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.

Yuri Ogorodnik's appointment cleared by ministry

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.

Government gives Rs 25 lakh to Saina Nehwal
Government gives Rs 25 lakh to Saina Nehwal

 The government has rewarded badminton star Saina Nehwal with Rs 25 lakh for reaching the final of the prestigious All England Open Championship in March.

Vikas Gowda, Seema Punia recommended for Khel Ratna
Vikas Gowda, Seema Punia recommended for Khel Ratna

Commonwealth Games gold medallist discus thrower Vikas Gowda has been recommended for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna for the second time along with his female counterpart and CWG champion Seema Punia for the coveted award this year.

Indonesian Super League fails to restart
Indonesian Super League fails to restart

The Indonesian Super League remained suspended on Saturday despite plans by the local football association (PSSI) to restart the competition after a two week government suspension.