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Rohan Bopanna, Deepa Malik miss out as Sports Ministry accept Khel Ratna, Arjuna awards recommendations without any changes

Rohan Bopanna, Deepa Malik miss out as Sports Ministry accept Khel Ratna, Arjuna awards recommendations without any changes

The award selection panel, earlier this month, had announced the list of recommendation for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and Arjuna Award. Rio Paralympics gold medallist Devendra Jhajharia and former Indian hockey team captain Sardar Singh – were on the list for Khel Ratna award in the country; while Cheteshwar Pujara, Harmanpreet Kaur along with 17 others were on the list for the Arjuna award.

Govt spent INR 32.81 cr on TOP, no targets yet for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Govt spent INR 32.81 cr on TOP, no targets yet for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The ministry also made it clear that it has not yet set any medal targets for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics as of now although it has set up a Task Force for the next three Olympic Games (2020, 2024 & 2028).

Sports Ministry grants recognition to BFI, says it secy-gen

Earlier this month, the Indian Olympic Association has granted affiliation to the BFI faction led by K Govindaraj, which was recognised by the world governing body (Fiba).

Sports Minister Vijay Goel felicitates Mithali Raj and Co for proud performance at ICC Women's World Cup in England

Sports Minister Vijay Goel felicitates Mithali Raj and Co for proud performance at ICC Women's World Cup in England

Team India marked its return from England on Wednesday and were greeted with huge cheers on their arrival at Mumbai airport.

SAI coaches undergo assessment, to be sacked upon failure

The assessment exercises -- to be carried out in three phases across the country -- has begun with the North Zone and will be completed by the end of September.

Abhinav Bindra writes to Sports Minister, gives suggestion to create helpline for all athletes

Abhinav Bindra writes to Sports Minister, gives suggestion to create helpline for all athletes

The letter, posted by him on his official Twitter page, came two days after his another Twitter post where he had highlighted the "Unacceptable" treatment by the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI), towards para-swimmer Kanchanmala Pande.

Suspended wrestler Narsingh Yadav questions Sushil Kumar's appointment as national observer

Suspended wrestler Narsingh Yadav questions Sushil Kumar's appointment as national observer

Narsingh, last week shot off a letter to the Sports Ministry, raising question on how Sushil could become a national observer, when he is involved with the grooming of wrestlers at the Chhatrasal Stadium's akhada which is run by his father-in-law Satpal.

Bharat Ratna for hockey wizard: Olympian Ashok Kumar hails Sports Ministry's effort for recognising Dhyan Chand

Bharat Ratna for hockey wizard: Olympian Ashok Kumar hails Sports Ministry's effort for recognising Dhyan Chand

Kumar's reaction came after the Sports Minister Vijay Goel wrote to the Prime Minister's Office, requesting Bharat Ratna for the late Dhyan Chand.

Sports Ministry writes to Prime Minister's Office, requests Bharat Ratna for hockey legend Dhyan Chand

Sports Ministry writes to Prime Minister's Office, requests Bharat Ratna for hockey legend Dhyan Chand

Hockey legend Dhyan Chand helped India win three gold medals at the Olympics.

Sports Ministry mulling jail term for coaches, athletes found guilty of doping under new law

Sports Ministry mulling jail term for coaches, athletes found guilty of doping under new law

Sports Minister Vijay Goel said he fears that doping may fast spread to the junior level and it needs to be curbed by creating fear in the minds of athletes.

Sports Authority of India to adopt a policy of `zero tolerance` towards doping, says Sports Minister Vijay Goel

Sports Authority of India to adopt a policy of `zero tolerance` towards doping, says Sports Minister Vijay Goel

"Goel added that the government is contemplating to set up a mechanism to test food supplements, so that athletes can be sure that the food supplements they are using, are free of prohibited substances. He also emphasised on a scientific approach to diet and nutrition for athletes," the statement added.

U-17 World Cup: Sport Ministry wants India's matches in New Delhi; AIFF makes request to FIFA

U-17 World Cup: Sport Ministry wants India's matches in New Delhi; AIFF makes request to FIFA

The Under-17 World Cup will be held across six cities in the country from October 6-28.

Relief for women athletes as Sports Minister set to form panel to resolve grievances

Relief for women athletes as Sports Minister set to form panel to resolve grievances

Goel said his ministry provides equal assistance and incentives to both male and female athletes and there is no gender discrimination for training.

Strategy formulated to boost India's prospects in Olympics: Vijay Goel

Strategy formulated to boost India's prospects in Olympics: Vijay Goel

Goel said that the Government is already making arrangements to search and train promising sportspersons.

U-17 FIFA World Cup: Hosts India's preparation in disarray, coach Nicolai Adam set to be sacked for 'physical abuse'

U-17 FIFA World Cup: Hosts India's preparation in disarray, coach Nicolai Adam set to be sacked for 'physical abuse'

Nicolai was appointed in 2015 as head coach to assemble a competitive Indian team to play in the Under-17 FIFA World Cup to be held in six cities across the country from October 6 to 28.

After IOA annuls own decision on Kalmadi-Chautala's appointment, Sunita Godara claims chief has made a mockery of sports

After IOA annuls own decision on Kalmadi-Chautala's appointment, Sunita Godara claims chief has made a mockery of sports

Godara insisted that the officials heading the IOA do not deserve to be in sports and, therefore, the Sports Ministry should take strict action against them.

IOA Controversy: Sports Ministry suspends Indian Olympic Association for appointing Suresh Kalmadi, Abhay Singh Chautala

IOA Controversy: Sports Ministry suspends Indian Olympic Association for appointing Suresh Kalmadi, Abhay Singh Chautala

The Sports Ministry on Friday temporarily suspended the defiant Indian Olympic Association (IOA) till the time it reverses the decision to make the scam tainted duo of Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Singh Chautala its life presidents.

Sports Ministry issues showcause notice to IOA; Suresh Kalmadi declines life presidency

Sports Ministry issues showcause notice to IOA; Suresh Kalmadi declines life presidency

The IOA during its annual general meeting named Kalmadi and Chautala as life time presidents.