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35th National Games

National game gold medalist missing since May 18

National Games gold medalist, Sujata Pradhan, has gone missing for over more than a month now.

Jun 25, 2015, 19:34 PM IST

SAI suicide attempt case: Sarbananda Sonowal orders probe, guilty officials to face strictest action

Hours after four girls attempted suicide after allegedly being harassed by a trainer at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) hostel, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal ordered a probe and assured that strictest action would be taken against officials who are found guilty.

May 07, 2015, 13:26 PM IST

Only Games medal winners to be feted: Jharkhand Olympic Association

The Jharkhand Olympic Association (JOA) has said that only medal winning sportspersons, who hailed from the state and won laurels at the 35th National Games in Kerala, will be feted with cash awards.

Apr 06, 2015, 21:07 PM IST

2006 CWG gold winner among nine caught for doping at National Games

At least nine sportspersons, including four weightlifters and one track and field athlete, failed dope tests at the 35th National Games held in Kerala last month, top officials of national federations and organisers of the mega event said on Tuesday.

Mar 24, 2015, 16:53 PM IST

Kerala govt explores posssibilities to retain Games Village

The sprawling Games Village here, which won wide applause from athletes and sports officials during the recently concluded 35th National Games, is likely to be retained as such as part of the state government's legacy plan.

Feb 22, 2015, 13:21 PM IST

National Games 2015 organisers get kudos

A double onslaught by an angry media and an aggressive Left opposition had cast doubts on whether the 35th National Games could even be held on time. But the Kerala government has now won all-round praise from the prime minister, the president and the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) for the successful conduct of the Games.

Feb 15, 2015, 17:24 PM IST

Sajan Prakash, Akanksha Vora named best athletes, National Games end with cultural show

 Swimming sensations Sajan Prakash and Akanksha Vora were declared the best athletes as curtains were drawn to the 35th National Games with a colourful closing ceremony, here. Prakash was adjudged the best male athlete of the Games for winning an astonishing six gold and three silver medals with four new meet records.

Feb 14, 2015, 23:04 PM IST

Athletes make National Games a success

 Meet records tumbled in a heap, established stars performed as expected even as some lesser known faces managed to surprise with lion-hearted performances in the 35th National Games where the Services Sports Control Board ended up being the most dominant force for a third year running.

Feb 14, 2015, 17:28 PM IST

Kerala edition, best National Games: IOA

 With the 35th National Games coming to a close, the Kerala government has been cited by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) which termed the event the best ever held.

Feb 14, 2015, 16:30 PM IST

Kerala to press the pedal on sports: Oommen​ Chandy

A new sports policy, a sports university and numerous sops for athletes and coaches are on the anvil in Kerala, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said here Saturday.

Feb 14, 2015, 16:19 PM IST

Kerala finish second in 35th National Games

Curtains came down Friday night at the 35th National Games with the home state finishing second behind Services.

Feb 13, 2015, 23:51 PM IST

Boxing India's state units demand SGM to discuss Games fiasco

Miffed with Boxing India's threat to ban boxers who participated in the ongoing National Games, the state units that defied the diktat, have demanded that a special general body meeting be called to discuss the matter even as BI remained steadfast on its stand.

Feb 13, 2015, 14:41 PM IST

35th National Games: Renjith wins maiden gold, Preeja signs off with silver

Rajinder Singh smashed the national record in men's javelin throw, while former Asian champion Renjith Maheshwary nabbed his maiden gold with a new meet mark in triple jump as the athletics arena continued to enthrall on the penultimate day of the 35th National Games here on Thursday.

Feb 12, 2015, 21:43 PM IST

35th National Games: Dutee Chand breaches meet mark again, records tumble in athletics

Controversial teen sprinter Dutee Chand cornered glory by clinching the women's 100m gold with a new meet record as athletes continued to raise the bar in the blue-riband track and field events of the 35th National Games here on Wednesday.

Feb 11, 2015, 20:21 PM IST

National Games audit report in 45 days: Kerala CM

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday said the auditing of accounts of the ongoing 35th National Games will be ready in 45 days' time.

Feb 11, 2015, 18:56 PM IST

35th National Games: Dutee Chand smashes meet record in heats, SSCB remain on top

Controversial teen sprinter Dutee Chand set the track ablaze in the qualifiers itself with a new meet record even as Services Sports Control Board tightened its grip around the overall title by maintaining the top position in the 35th National Games here on Tuesday.

Feb 10, 2015, 21:39 PM IST

Deepika Kumari leads Jharkhand to recurve gold in National Games

Former Commonwealth and Asian Games medallist Deepika Kumari steered Jhakhand to two team gold medals in the recurve archery events but stunningly missed out on an individual podium finish even as the Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) continued to stay on course for a hat-trick of overall titles on the eighth day of competitions in the 35th National Games here today.

Feb 09, 2015, 22:47 PM IST

35th National Games: Athletes deserve more encouragement from all of us, says Sachin Tendulkar

Retired batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, who is the goodwill ambassador for the National Games, on Monday congratulated the medal winners and said the athletes need more encouragement.

Feb 09, 2015, 20:06 PM IST

Disgruntled Uttarakhand volleyball team withdraws from Games

 The Uttarakhand volleyball team on Monday withdrew from the ongoing 35th National Games owing to a dispute with the national federation over the players' participation in the upcoming National Club Volleyball Championships (NCBC).

Feb 09, 2015, 17:56 PM IST

Flood-ravaged J&K braves odds at National Games

 Sports infrastructure worth Rs 200 crore lost in floods would have meant doom for some but the 100-strong Jammu and Kashmir contingent at the ongoing 35th National Games does not wish to be the subject of a sob story and wants to be applauded for tenacity in adversity.

Feb 09, 2015, 16:30 PM IST