Ace pistol shooter Jitu Rai is to train as well as compete in shooting events at Rio de Janeiro in the middle of August this year as he prepares to take a shot at a medal in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
Young Dabang Mumbai chief coach, Valentin Altenburg, on Monday praised Indian hockey players for their skills and wished they could integrate those with tactical acumen of top teams like his native Germany and World Cup champions Australia to become world beaters.
India`s top woman cricketer Mithali Raj has urged the BCCI to organise more Test mathces for the national women team, which is set to play its first five-day match in eight year when they tour England in August.
The controversial quarterfinal loss in the London Olympics still rankles him, but Indian boxer Manoj Kumar insists he has put it behind him and concentrating on future challenges which include the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Former Pakistan hockey skipper Tahir Zaman on Thursday rued the absence of his country`s players from the Hockey India League, starting in two days` time, and felt their inclusion would have added lustre to the tournament.
Members of the Indian team which won the Junior Hockey World Cup in Hobart, Tasmania, 12 years ago are hoping the current squad, gearing up for the upcoming edition in Delhi in December, emulates their feat.
A non-profit sports foundation started by Indian sports legends Prakash Padukone and Geet Sethi is keeping its fingers crossed ahead of the IOC when wrestling`s fate would be decided for the 2020 Games.
Retired India player Gagan Ajit Singh on Friday joined the ranks of Dhanraj Pillay and Viren Rasquinha to make a comeback to competitive hockey after being picked in the second players` draft for the USD 2 million World Series Hockey (WSH) commencing on February 29.