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OGQ support for wrestler Vinesh Phogat

Vinesh currently competes in 50 kg freestyle wrestling and was earlier training under the JSW Sports Excellence programme.

Mar 14, 2018, 16:43 PM IST

After Rio Olympics heartbreak, Jitu Rai shoots silver at World Cup in Italy

The Khel Ratna awardee shot a score of 188.8 to finish behind China's Wei Pang at Bologna.

Oct 06, 2016, 21:40 PM IST

2016 Rio setback for India: Olympics shooter down in Lausanne

The Army shooter – who will represent India in 50m rifle prone and 50m rifle 3 position events at the Rio Games.

Jul 23, 2016, 19:37 PM IST

Mary Kom: SAG gold-medallist to help five-time world champion qualify for 2016 Rio Olympics

Yadav, who won the gold medal at Dhaka Games in 57kg category, joined Kom's camp July last year through Olympic Gold Quest.

Feb 12, 2016, 18:19 PM IST

VIDEO: 12-year-old Indian table tennis prodigy hits smash after smash in training

Diya Chitale has taken India's junior table table circuit by storm of late.

Jan 22, 2016, 17:13 PM IST

Govt is doing a lot for athletes but gap is still there: OGQ Director Geet Sethi

Olympic Gold Quest Director Geet Sethi said govt is doing a lot for athletes now but there is a big gap.

Nov 13, 2015, 22:45 PM IST

Indian shuttlers will do well at 2016 Rio Olympics: Prakash Padukone

Prakash Padukone believes Indian shuttlers have good chance of winning multiple medals at 2016 Rio Olympics.

Nov 04, 2015, 20:21 PM IST

Aim is to break into top 10 by year-end: Jwala Gutta

Prakash Padukone feels that Indian badminton is seeing the best phase in its history

Nov 04, 2015, 19:17 PM IST

Olympic Gold Quest to support star badminton doubles pair

Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa's fitness levels will be assesed.

Nov 04, 2015, 17:52 PM IST

We hope to see at least 25 OGQ athletes in Rio: Geet Sethi

Not-for-profit organisation Olympic Gold Quest on Tuesday expressed hope that by 2024 it will be able to support 200 sportspersons and added that at least 25 of the 70 sportspersons they are currently supporting will qualify for next year's Rio Olympics.

Jul 28, 2015, 22:45 PM IST

Maana Patel, 15-year-old national swimming champion targets 2016 Rio Olympics

Swimming is still in a nascent stage in India. But this aquatic sports is likely to make big splash in India, if a certain Maana Patel sees her dream translate into reality. The young swimmer is targeting a place in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Jul 22, 2015, 15:31 PM IST

Two Olympic medals in women's boxing possible: Sarita Devi

Satisfied with her rehab programme post a wrist surgery, boxer L Sarita Devi said that India can win two medals in women's boxing with her and her state-mate Mary Kom having a great chance in next year's Rio Olympics.

Jun 27, 2015, 16:32 PM IST

Olympic Gold Quest to support junior archers Sanjay Boro, Atul Verma

Junior archers Sanjay Boro and Atul Verma are all set to get support from the Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ), a not-for-profit organisation co-founded by sports legends Geet Sethi and Prakash Padukone.

Apr 22, 2015, 16:24 PM IST

Want to be at the top of my game ahead of Rio Olympics: Apurvi Chandela

Young Apurvi Chandela wants to be at the "top of her game" as she aims for a maiden Olympic appearance at next year's Rio Games by fulfilling the stringent selection criteria that the NRAI has set for the Indian shooters.

Apr 14, 2015, 18:59 PM IST

Mary Kom receives Rs 5 lakh for boxing academy

 Star Indian woman boxer M C Mary Kom on Thursday received Rs 5 lakh for setting up a boxing academy in her native state of Manipur from a private insurance company through its initiative "Need for Champions".

Nov 20, 2014, 18:06 PM IST

Saif Ali Khan named brand ambassador of Olympic Gold Quest

Actor-producer Saif Ali Khan has been appointed the brand ambassador of Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ) to raise funds for the training of the athletes supported by the not-for-profit organisation. He has committed a contribution of Rs.20 lakh annually to the NGO until the Rio Olympics 2016.

Oct 07, 2014, 19:53 PM IST

It is important to maintain consistently: Jitu Rai

Jitu Rai, the first Indian shooter to win five international medals in a calendar year, on Monday said he is not too concerned about travelling to Brazil for the 2016 Olympics but emphasised that he wants to perform consistently rather than be happy with his qualification.

Oct 06, 2014, 23:02 PM IST

Olympic Gold Quest gives 10 lakh to aggrieved Sarita Devi

 Boxer L Sarita Devi, who is enduring a torrid time, having lost her semi-final bout controversially at the Asian Games, today received a morale-boosting support from the Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ), which has decided to award the Manipuri pugilist Rs 10 lakh.

Oct 02, 2014, 18:17 PM IST

Exceeded my own expectations at CWG: Sarita Devi

Woman boxer Sarita Devi today said she exceeded her own expectations by winning a silver medal in the just-concluded Commonwealth Games in Glasgow as she had made a comeback to the sport after a gap of two years.

Aug 05, 2014, 23:09 PM IST

Olympic Gold Quest hails Malaika Goel`s silver heist at 2014 Commonwealth Games

Malaika Goel, who bagged a surprise silver medal in the 10m Air Pistol of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow today, has been supported by not-for-profit organisation, Olympic Gold Quest, founded jointly by Indian sports greats Prakash Padukone and Geet Sethi.

Jul 25, 2014, 22:13 PM IST