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Direct or indirect use of tobacco will mar potential sporting careers


August 18th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 18 (IANS) Former India shuttler U Vimal Kumar's advice for parents who want their children to be sporting personalities is that they should quit using all types of ... Read more...

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India will aim at 25 medals in 2020 Olympics


August 16th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Sports Minister Ajay Maken said Thursday that India will aim at winning 25 medals in the 2020 Olympics."Looking at India's performance in this year's ... Read more...

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Olympics: Triple jumpers fail, Saina gets rousing reception (India Lead)


August 7th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) It was a luckless day for India at the Olympics with its two triple jumpers on show crashing out of the track and field competition here ... Read more...

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Goan expats want state to host mini-NRI football World Cup


July 16th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 16 (IANS) Football crazy Goan expats are rooting for the state to host a mini non-resident Indian (NRI) football 'World Cup'.The idea, which was first mooted in ... Read more...

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Deepika happy to be World No.1, but focus is on London


June 21st, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Indian top archer Deepika Kumari has taken her elevation to the World No.1 ranking as a routine happening, saying her focus now is on a ... Read more...

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Four from India’s Europe tour to miss Olympic hockey


June 10th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) The 18-member hockey squad for the London Olympics will be announced Monday even though a 22-member team was cleared Sunday for a Europe tour ... Read more...

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High court’s interim relief for banned quarter-milers


March 30th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) The Delhi High Court in an interim order Friday directed the central government to immediately allow the four banned quarter-milers preparing for the 2012 London ... Read more...

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Rani to lead women’s hockey team in Auckland four-nation meet


March 26th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Ritu Rani will lead the 18-member Indian women's hockey team in the double leg four-nation tournament in Auckland, New Zealand April 12-22. Selection trials ... Read more...

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SAI official in trouble for allowing banned athletes to train


March 26th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) The inquiry committee, set-up by Sports Minister Ajay Maken to go into the circumstances in which athletes undergoing a doping ban were allowed to train ... Read more...

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Tainted runners training at SAI centre is serious, says Maken


March 21st, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Union Sports Minister Ajay Maken Wednesday took exception to dope-tainted athletes training at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre in Sonepat and said they ... Read more...

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HI to send junior side for Pakistan series


March 19th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) will be sending its 'development side' for a tri-nation series in Pakistan also involving Malaysia to be held in Lahore April ... Read more...

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Parrikar’s innings at office begins with chaos at swearing in


March 9th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 9 (IANS) Elected to power on the plank of good governance and promise of administrative performance, newly-elected Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and his cabinet Friday had their swearing-in ... Read more...

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Sports ministry clears national camp after HI’s flip-flop


March 5th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The sports ministry Monday finally paved the way for the national hockey team's camp that will start Tuesday at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) ... Read more...

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Rajpal, Halappa left out from Olympics hockey probables


February 27th, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The dream of former India captain Rajpal Singh and Arjun Halappa to play in the Olympics was over Monday as they were left out ... Read more...

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Girls crumbled under pressure against South Africa: Coach


February 26th, 2012 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Indian women's hockey coach C.R. Kumar admitted that conceding an early goal as early as in the fifth minute put the team under pressure against ... Read more...

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SAI refuses to pay for national soccer team’s Dubai tour


February 15th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Indian football squad's tour to Dubai for the AFC Challenge Cup, a qualifying tournament for 2015 Asian Cup, has run into an unexpected last-minute ... Read more...

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HC verdict reinforces our stand on WSH: FIH


February 15th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The International Hockey Federation (FIH) Wednesday yet again warned the active players that they would be playing in the unsanctioned rebel World Series Hockey (WSH) ... Read more...

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Chinese farmers’ NBA-like league is a big draw


February 13th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Zhengzhou (China), Feb 13 (IANS) A series of farmer basketball games on the lines of the American NBA finals were held in a village of central China's Henan Province ... Read more...

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Hyderabad to host biggest corporate cycling event


January 23rd, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 23 (IANS) Over 3,000 employees of various MNCs in Hyderabad will participate in the Republic Ride-2012, being billed as India's biggest corporate cycling event.Hyderabad-based Atlanta Trust along with ... Read more...

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National TT: Sharath, Shamini start favourites


January 22nd, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 22 (IANS) Top Indian paddlers, including defending champion Sharath Kamal, will headline the senior National and Inter-State Table Tennis Championships which get underway at the Sports Authority of ... Read more...

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Six women quarter-milers get 12-month ban, but London hopes alive


December 23rd, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) India's six women quarter-milers, including Asian Games double gold medallist Ashwini Akkunji, were Friday banned for one year by the national anti-doping disciplinary panel and ... Read more...

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WSH organisers want government to mediate with HI


December 10th, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) The organisers of the World Series Hockey (WSH) seem to be looking up to the Union sports ministry to broker peace between them and Hockey ... Read more...

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WSH gets National Stadium, Olympic camps shifted out


December 2nd, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The national hockey camp for the Olympic qualifiers will not be held in the capital as the government has allotted the Dhyan Chand National Stadium ... Read more...

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Paraplegic Deepa aims for medal at World Games


December 2nd, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Wheelchair-bound paraplegic athlete Deepa Malik is aiming to win a medal ahead of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, with an eye on the mega ... Read more...

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HI requests SAI not to allow WSH at National Stadium


November 29th, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) The Sports Authority of India (SAI) is considering a Hockey India (HI) request that leasing the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium for the un-sanctioned World ... Read more...

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Nine venues selected for World Series Hockey


November 12th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) The Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here is one of the nine venues that will host the World Series Hockey (WSH) next month.WSH is a ... Read more...

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Goa minister flouted rules in daughter’s appointment: BJP


November 8th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 8 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday demanded a criminal probe in the "illegal" appointment of Goa Sports Minister Manohar alias Babu Azgaonkar's daughter in the ... Read more...

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Kucharski is new Indian TT coach


November 7th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) The Indian table tennis team will finally have a full-time coach after the sports ministry approved the appointment of Poland's Leszek Kucharski. The coach's position ... Read more...

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IOA wants strict action against dope offenders: Malhotra


October 13th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Thursday called for strict action against the sportspersons caught for doping, saying there should be "zero tolerance for those who test ... Read more...

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AIFF gets to use football facilities at Nehru Stadium


October 5th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) The Sports Authority of India (SAI) will allow the All India Football Federation (AIFF) the use of the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium for 40 days for ... Read more...

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World Boxing Championships: Devendro, Jai ease into pre-quarters (Lead)


October 3rd, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) Devendro Singh (49 kg) and Jai Bhagwan (60 kg) Monday registered convincing wins to advance to the pre-quarterfinals of the World Boxing Championships in Baku, ... Read more...

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World Boxing Championships: Devendro cruises into prequarters


October 3rd, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) L. Devendro Singh Monday trounced Velazquez Joselito of Mexico 40:19 in the 49 kg category to become the fourth Indian boxer to enter the pre-quarterfinals ... Read more...

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CWG venues fast becoming white elephants (Year after CWG)


September 30th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Lack of residential facilities and high rentals have scared national sports federations away from holding their training camps or major tournaments at the state-of-the-art ... Read more...

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Malhotra wants CWG venues opened to sportspersons


September 27th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Tuesday cautioned the sports ministry that expensive stadiums built for the Commonwealth games may soon become "heritage sites" if they ... Read more...

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Sandeep, Sardara’s ban revoked by Hockey India


September 21st, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Ace drag flicker Sandeep Singh and star mid-fielder Sardara Singh took a sigh of relief Wednesday after their two-year ban, for indiscipline, was revoked by ... Read more...

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