Incheon Asian Games

Let bygones be bygones: Dipika Pallikal, Joshna Chinappa​ clear differences

Dipika, Joshna stopped talking after the heated on court exchange during Incheon Games.

Dec 14, 2015, 18:15 PM IST

Frequent change of coaches destabilising Indian hockey: Terry Walsh

Paul van Ass' unceremonious sacking and frequent change of coaches is "potentially destabilising Indian hockey" but the country has just enough time to prepare and train itself for an "outstanding performance" in Rio Olympics, feels former coach Terry Walsh.

Jul 31, 2015, 17:29 PM IST

Park Tae-hwan's team says he asked for doping assurances

South Korea`s Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan maintains he was not told about the contents of an injection that led to him to failing a doping test and says a doctor currently on trial for professional negligence said the shot was safe.

Jul 17, 2015, 10:49 AM IST

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.

May 06, 2015, 20:34 PM IST

Manju Bala's silver in Asian Games set to be downgraded to bronze

 The silver medal won by Indian athlete Manju Bala at the Incheon Asian Games has been downgraded to bronze after a Chinese participant, then charged with a doping offence, was today reinstated as the gold medallist of the women's hammer throw event.

May 06, 2015, 18:14 PM IST

In Australia, India face toughest challenge in Azlan Shah Cup

Out of title reckoning, a misfiring India would look to redeem some pride with an improved performance in their last league match but it would be easier said than done against world champions Australia in the 24th Azlan Shah Cup, here on Saturday.

Apr 10, 2015, 12:55 PM IST

Terry Walsh took India to a very good place, says Neil Hawgood

Hinting that Australian Terry Walsh's unceremonious ouster was a step in the backward direction, former Indian women's team chief coach Neil Hawgood feels his compatriot took national men's side to a "very good place" during his short one-year stint.

Apr 09, 2015, 14:57 PM IST

India rolls out Target Olympic Podium Scheme, Seema Punia gets offer

The government has rolled out its ambitious TOP (Target Olympic Podium) Scheme, under which 2016 Olympics medal prospects will be funded for their specialised world class training and top-level competition, and offered ace discus thrower Seema Punia a budget of Rs 75 lakhs till the Rio Games next year.

Mar 08, 2015, 21:36 PM IST

India women hockey team camp starts at National stadium

To get ready for the Test matches in Valencia, Spain and FIH World League Round 2, India women hockey team has started its preparatory camp at the National Stadium here.

Jan 11, 2015, 15:46 PM IST

Jitu Rai claims 10 m pistol gold with new mark

Incheon Asian Games gold medallist Jitu Rai broke his own record to claim the 10m pistol title for men in the 58th National Shooting Championship at the Balewadi shooting range here today.

Dec 16, 2014, 20:05 PM IST

Sachin Tendulkar to discuss Sarita Devi ban with Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday

 Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar will be meeting Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday to discuss Sarita Devi's possible ban, which could be imposed on the boxer by AIBA for refusing to accept the bronze medal during the Incheon Asian Games medal ceremony.

Nov 25, 2014, 23:20 PM IST

Apologetic Sarita Devi should be pardoned by AIBA: Vijnder Singh

 Suspended boxer L. Sarita Devi should be pardoned after apologising to the International Boxing Association (AIBA) for her conduct during the Incheon Asian Games medal ceremony, 2008 Olympic bronze medallist Vijnder Singh said here Sunday.

Nov 23, 2014, 18:04 PM IST

Laishram Sarita controversy: Boxing India to set-up disciplinary committee

Despite all the clamouring for help and recent open support from Sachin Tendulkar, Laishram Sarita Devi's plight is becoming hopeless, and thus reducing the pride of Indian boxers, their dignity and the right to protest.

Nov 22, 2014, 15:51 PM IST

Sarita Devi controversy: Boxing India to issue showcause notice to coach, husband

In the latest development to the controversy which triggered after ace Indian boxer Sarita Devi refused to accept a bronze medal at the Asian Games 2014, Boxing India on Friday said it will issue a showcause notice to Sarita's coach and husband for their unauthorised presence at the ringside.

Nov 21, 2014, 11:56 AM IST

Pakistan in crisis ahead of FIH Champions Trophy

With the FIH Champions Trophy a little more than two weeks away, the Pakistani hockey players are headed for a showdown with their national federation (PHF) over its failure to award them new contracts and non-payment of dues.

Nov 19, 2014, 19:06 PM IST

Sandeep Sejwal wins fourth title at Senior National Aquatic Championship

 Asian Games bronze medallist Sandeep Sejwal added fourth title to his kitty, even as five national records were set on the fourth day of the 68th Senior National Aquatic Championship here on Saturday.

Nov 15, 2014, 19:05 PM IST

Heena Sidhu hails Abhinav Bindra's elevation in ISSF

 India's ace pistol shooter and bronze medal winner at the Incheon Asian Games Heena Sidhu on Tuesday said Abhinav Bindra's recent elevation to the ISSF athlete's committee would be an effective grievance redressal.

Nov 11, 2014, 18:22 PM IST

Jaisha strikes second gold, Tintu Luka named best woman athlete

 Asian Games bronze medallist O P Jaisha won the women's 1500m race to grab her second gold on the fourth and final day of the 54th National Open Athletics Championships here on Wednesday.

Nov 05, 2014, 19:54 PM IST

OP Jaisha steals show, wins 5000m gold in National Open Athletics Championships

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.

Nov 02, 2014, 21:39 PM IST

My commitment should not be questioned: Leander Paes

 A day after sports ministry made it clear that athletes who remain unavailable for national duty would not get financial aid from it, top tennis star Leander Paes said his commitment should not be questioned since he has given his all in the last 24 years while playing for India.

Oct 30, 2014, 19:49 PM IST