The Indian Olympic Association on Wednesday warned the International Hockey Federation (FIH) against changing the venue of this year's Champions Trophy from the Indian capital to any other country. IOA Acting President Vijay Kumar Malhotra said the FIH allotted the event to India keeping in view the popularity of the game in the country. He assured FIH chief Leandro Negre that the dispute with regards to the Hockey administration's set up in India will be sorted out amicably.
Harikrishna, Negi go down in Chess WC
Khanty Mansiysk (Russia): Grandmaster and reigning Asian champion P Harikrishna went down fighting to Dmitry Jakovenko of Russia, while Grandmaster Teimour Radjabov of Azerbaijan had it easy against Parimarjan Negi in the first game of the second round of World Chess Cup. Former world junior champion Abhijeet Gupta was the lone Indian survivor in the first game
Dinesh wins opening bout in Police Games
New York: Asian Games silver medalist boxer Dinesh Kumar today entered the second round of the World Police and Fire Games after a narrow win in his opening bout here. Commonwealth Championship gold medallist, Dinesh won 1-0 against Ireland's Donal Og O Laoire in his opening bout in the light heavy weight 81kg category.