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Sri Lanka look to China to develop sports infrastructure


September 19th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 19 (IANS) A Chinese delegation will be visiting Sri Lanka later this week to explore opportunities to develop sports infrastructure in the island nation.A statement by the Sri ... Read more...

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Next year will be my last on Tour: Bhupathi


September 18th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Tennis veteran Mahesh Bhupathi Tuesday made the All India Tennis Association (AITA) decision to ban him for two years look silly by announcing that next year ... Read more...

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High Court asks IOA to follow code in October poll (Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday directed the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to follow the National Sports Development Code for its next elections, scheduled for October ... Read more...

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Sports minister assures help to FIFA for U-17 World Cup


September 5th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Sports Minister Ajay Maken Wednesday assured FIFA that the government will extend all support to the world body for hosting the U-17 World Cup here ... Read more...

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I have opened doors for other women wrestlers: Geeta Phogat


August 30th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Geeta Phogat, the first female wrestler from India to qualify for the Olympics, Wednesday felt that she had opened doors for women wrestlers of ... Read more...

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Mohun Bagan to play in Jammu


August 28th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 28 (IANS) For the first time, Kolkata's famed football club Mohun Bagan will be in Jammu to play the "Goodwill Tournament" next month.Jammu and Kashmir Sports Minister R.S. ... Read more...

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Surprised to receive the Dronacharya Award, says Fernandez


August 24th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Cuban boxing coach Blas Iglesias Fernandez was pleasantly surprised to know that he is the first foreign coach in India to receive the prestigious Dronacharya ... Read more...

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Cuban Fernandez, Yashvir to get Dronacharya Award


August 24th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Cuban coach Blas Iglesias Fernandez Friday became the first foreign coach in India to be awarded the Dronacharya Award.The sports ministry announced that Fernandez ... Read more...

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Tug-of-war, atya-patya recognised, not cricket and hockey


August 21st, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The union sports ministry has not accorded its annual recognition to 14 national sports federations (NSF), including the Indian cricket board and Hockey India.Among the ... Read more...

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Yogeshwar, Vijay Kumar recommended for Khel Ratna


August 18th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) London Olympic medallists Yogeshwar Dutt and Vijay Kumar were Saturday recommended for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award while cricketer Yuvraj Singh will be ... Read more...

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Russian gold medallist skater’s show in doubt


August 16th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 16 (IANS) A show starring Olympic gold medallist figure skater Evgeni Plushenko is at the centre of a dispute over organisers allegedly selling tickets for an event that ... Read more...

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Team Sushil celebrates Olympic silver


August 12th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Sushil Kumar's team celebrated the Olympic silver Sunday and hailed the wrestler for making endless sacrifices that made him the only Indian individual athlete to ... Read more...

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Indian Army welcomes home silver medalist Vijay Kumar


August 8th, 2012 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Olympic silver medallist pistol shooter Vijay Kumar returned home from London Wednesday to a rousing welcome by the Indian Army, which was out in full ... Read more...

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Maken requests defence ministry for out-of-turn promotion for Vijay


August 8th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, August 7 (IANS) India's Sports Minister Ajay Maken has requested Defence Minister A.K. Antony to change out of turn promotion rules for Olympic silver medallist Vijay Kumar, who ... Read more...

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Russia’s fencing coach resigns over meagre medal haul


August 5th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The head coach of Russian fencing has submitted his resignation over the team's meagre medal haul at the London Olympics.Vladislav Pavlovich told reporters Sunday ... Read more...

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Russian women skydivers set world record


July 24th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A total of 88 women skydivers of Russia's Zhemchuzhina Rossii team have set a world record for the number of people linked together in a ... Read more...

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142 Indian contingent for London Olympics


July 19th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The sports ministry Thursday approved a 142-member Indian contingent, comprising 81 athletes and 36 coaches, for the London Olympics.While approving the Indian contingent, the ministry ... 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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Maken firm on aborting Kalmadi’s London trip


July 15th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Union Sports Minister Sunday reiterated that sacked Commonwealth Games chief Suresh Kalmadi, who is facing graft charges, should not attend the London Olympics and ... Read more...

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I Have every right to go to Olympics: Kalmadi


July 14th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, July 14 (IANS) Suresh Kalmadi, the sacked New Delhi Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chief, has defended his controversial trip to London and said he has every right to go ... Read more...

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Sports ministry wants Kalmadi’s London visit aborted


July 13th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The sports ministry has asked the Indian Olympic Associaiton to prevent its president Suresh Kalmadi from going to London for the Olympics. A court here ... Read more...

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Former Tamil Tigers picked for SAF Games


July 12th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 12 (IANS) Sri Lankan authorities have picked eight former Tamil Tigers in the national squad, and some of them will take part in the South Asian Federation (SAF) ... Read more...

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Russia to send 436 athletes to London 2012


July 10th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is to send 436 athletes to the London Olympics, slightly fewer than the Beijing 2008 contingent, Russian Olympic Committee president Alexander Zhukov announced Tuesday.The ... Read more...

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Yuvraj, Dravid nominated for Arjuna and Khel Ratna


July 7th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 7 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Saturday nominated Rahul Dravid and Yuvraj Singh for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Arjuna Award ... Read more...

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Paes to play with Vishnu, Bhupathi-Bopanna team up (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) All India Tennis Association (AITA) Thursday selected two men's doubles teams to represent the country at the London Olympics.India's highest ranked doubles player Leander ... Read more...

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Maken retreats; AITA, Bhupathi back to square one (Roundup)


June 19th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Mahesh Bhupathi Tuesday stuck to his guns of not playing the London Olympics with his estranged friend Leander Paes after Sports Minister Ajay Maken ... Read more...

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It’s for AITA to pick the Olympic team, says Maken (Lead)


June 19th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Sports minister Ajay Maken Tuesday washed his hands of the issue of selecting India's tennis doubles team for the London Olympics, saying it is ... Read more...

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‘Will convince Bhupathi or Bopanna to play with Hesh’


June 19th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) All India Tennis Association (AITA) president Anil Khanna said Tuesday that sending one team for the 2012 London Olympics is the best option to ... Read more...

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AITA backs Paes, gives sports ministry five options


June 19th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Defending the decision to pair Leander Paes with Mahesh Bhupathi, the All India Tennis Association (AITA) Tuesday lobbed the ball back into the government ... Read more...

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AITA asks sports ministry to convince warring players (Roundup)


June 18th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The All India Tennis Association (AITA) Monday asked the sports ministry to convince Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna to team up with Leander Paes ... Read more...

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Sports minister asks AITA why not send two teams (Lead)


June 18th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Sports Minister Ajay Maken, stepping into the Indian Olympic tennis imbroglio, Monday asked the All India Tennis Association (AITA) to explain why it was ... Read more...

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IOA asks for government clearance to host South Asian Games


June 13th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Wednesday requested the government to give approval for hosting the South Asian Games (SAG) in early 2013.The special General Body ... Read more...

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Blame game between BCCI and sports ministry on


June 7th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the sports ministry Thursday got into a spat over official forms for nominating cricketers for ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka Cricket to trim staff by 60 percent


June 7th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 7 (IANS) Sri Lanka's cricket governing board has decided to reduce its staff by 60 percent to reduce losses and improve management, the sports ministry said here Thursday.Sri ... Read more...

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Olympic-bound paddlers to play in Sweden, Brazil


June 1st, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) A 14-member Indian team including Olympic-bound paddlers Soumyajit Ghosh and Ankita Das will be playing tournaments in Sweden and Brazil during June.The sports ministry Friday ... Read more...

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