The swimmers competing in the ongoing National Games will not just be fighting it out for medals but also for a slot in the World Championships after governing body FINA approved the event as a qualifier for the big-ticket showpiece scheduled later this year.
Swedish skier Frida Hansdotter struck a psychological blow against American rival and Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin ahead of next month`s World Championships by winning the women`s World Cup slalom at the Austrian resort of Flachau on Tuesday.
Celebrated boxer MC Mary Kom on Thursday hinted that the Rio Olympics may be her swan song. The Manipuri pugilists admitted that it will be difficult for her to continue boxing after the 2016 Summer Games.
The Track Asia Cup 2014 will be the first such opportunity for the home-bred cyclists to take a small step towards qualifying for the World Championships in France, when the tournament kicks off at the IG Stadium Velodrome here on Friday.
SAI on Saturday terminated the services of Dr P M S Chandran as its medical consultant with immediate effect "for gross indiscipline and spreading disinformation" following the controversy surrounding the pregnancy tests conducted on World Championships-bound women boxers.
Olympic bronze medallist boxer M C Mary Kom came out in support of the controversial pregnancy tests conducted by Sports Authority of India on World Championships-bound women pugilists, saying that it was good for the safety of the players.
Asian Games bronze medallist O P Jaisha stole the show by winning the women's 5000m race on the opening day of National Open Athletics Championships even as a few top stars pulled out of the meet, here on Sunday.
Poland`s three-time world weightlifting champion Marcin Dolega has been suspended by his federation over suspicions of doping and banned from taking part in next month`s World Championships in Kazakhstan.
Provisionally suspended she might be but Indian boxer L Sarita Devi has not given up hopes of participating in next month's World Championships, saying that she has written to the International Boxing Association (AIBA) presenting her case.
M C Mary Kom added another feather to her already well-adorned cap, becoming the first Indian woman boxer to clinch a gold medal in the Asian Games after a coming-from-behind win over Kazakhstan's Zhaina Shekerbekova in the flyweight final here on Wednesday.