Doping in school sports? Had it not been for the spate of positive cases during the National School Games, no one would have noticed it. The malady, which plagued senior athletes, has today become an issue in schools and the time has come to take stern measures. This is worse than cheating in exams. Indraneel Das reports.
Sports minister, Ajay Maken, was in no mood for diplomacy when he said that Suresh Kalmadi, who was released on bail on Thursday, should have quit from the post of Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president after being accused of corruption charges.
Sports minister Ajay Maken pushed the anti-Suresh Kalmadi campaign further on Tuesday, saying he was not in favour of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) chief returning at the helm while still facing charges of corruption.
London 2012 organisers are facing a backlash from prospective parents who have learned they will need tickets for newborn babies - even if they were not conceived when the highly prized seats were bought.
Sustainability Commissioner to the London 2012 Olympics, Meredith Alexander, quit today in protest of the sponsorship deal with Dow Chemical Company for its connection to the Bhopal gas disaster.
Played in minimal uniforms, beach volleyball is always going to attract prurient admirers: last summer's test matches were reported to have proved particularly popular with corporate groups.
The London Olympics Organisisng Committee said today that Dow Chemicals will remain the sponsors of the 2012 London Olympics, according to media reports.
The sports ministry has sanctioned financial assistance of Rs.
7.95 crore from National Sports Development Fund (NSDF) for imparting customised training to elite athletes, who are medal prospects in the London Olympics and other major international sports events.
The flame for this year's London Olympics, scheduled to arrive in Britain on May 18, will land at a military base in Cornwall before starting the torch relay that will end with the Games' opening ceremony on July 27, documents revealed on Wednesday.
The Russian government has announced awards of $130,000 to Russian athletes who win a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics. The government has announced that silver medalists would receive $82,000, while bronze winners would get $56,000.
Being new to American Football last year, I was puzzled by the mass hysteria in the days leading up to the Super Bowl, the final match of the championship season. Everyone wanted to be somewhere special the Super Bowl. Yashwant Raj
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Boat owners accustomed to freely navigating London's narrow canals will have to pay to moor near Olympic sites during the 2012 Games, fuelling fears by some that they are being pushed out by unprecedented security measures.
Despite freezing weather, many fans waited and shouted alongside the red carpet as winners of the 2012 Laureus World Sports Awards were unveiled in London on Monday.
On Tuesday, playing at the MHA Mahindra Stadium, the Mumbai Customs player was grappling the memories of his elder brother, who lost his fight against cancer seven years ago.
Not satisfied with the one-year ban handed out to top four Indian quartermilers, including Asian Games double gold medallist Ashwini Akkunji, in the doping scandal, the World Anti-Doping has appealed against the decision and pleaded for a two-year sanction on the atheletes.