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A file photo of Gaurav Gill.(HT Photo)

With Arjuna Award boost, Gaurav Gill hopes to go full throttle

By Sandip Sikdar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 09:29 PM IST
The Arjuna Award for Gill is the first time a motorsport candidate has been nominated; motorsports has been struggling for legitimacy to be counted as a sport in India.
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File image of Indian pugilist MC Mary Kom.(REUTERS)
File image of Indian pugilist MC Mary Kom.(REUTERS)

Mary Kom, Amit Panghal to feature in inaugural Indian Boxing League

By PTI | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 05:16 PM IST
The rights holder and organisers of the league will also auction the live digital streaming rights for the initial three seasons of the league through a separate tender process.
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Arafath Sheikh is gaining experience under the guidance of MMS on the Praga Karts.(Digpu)
Arafath Sheikh is gaining experience under the guidance of MMS on the Praga Karts.(Digpu)

Arafath Sheikh is ‘India’s youngest karting sensation’

UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2019 11:23 AM IST
He is all of seven and hails from Pune. The young prodigy started karting at the age of four.
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File Photo.(REUTERS)
File Photo.(REUTERS)

Major League Baseball eyeing a new base in India

By Sandip Sikdar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2019 11:25 PM IST
One of the oldest and most prestigious sports leagues in the world, MLB now wishes to make a footprint in South Asia, potentially one of the biggest sports market in the world given the size of the population.
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Representative image: Indian shooters take part in a practice session.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Representative image: Indian shooters take part in a practice session.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Disappointed at shooting axe, IOA says pulling out of 2022 CWG cannot be ruled out

By PTI | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2019 05:27 PM IST
The Commonwealth Games Federation on Thursday left out shooting from the 2022 Birmingham Games in its Executive Board meeting while recommending the inclusion of three new sports.
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File photo of Prajnesh Gunneswaran.(REUTERS)
File photo of Prajnesh Gunneswaran.(REUTERS)

India does not have system to produce players, my success won’t change anything: Gunneswaran

By Reuters | Melbourne
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2019 02:53 PM IST
Prajnesh Gunneswaran is India’s highest-ranked singles player at 112 and will meet Frances Tiafoe, who is ranked 39, in his Australian Open opening round on Monday
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“Are you aware that out of the wrestlers who represented India, each one of them returned with a medal?” asked the Prime Minister during his talk show, Mann Ki Baat.(PTI Photo)
“Are you aware that out of the wrestlers who represented India, each one of them returned with a medal?” asked the Prime Minister during his talk show, Mann Ki Baat.(PTI Photo)

Opinion| Prime Minister Narendra Modi has helped popularise sports

By Gagan Narang
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2018 11:54 AM IST
For Prime Minister Narendra Modi, every sporting victory is an opportunity to reiterate his support for Indian sport and inspire youngsters to take up sports as a way of life
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Dignitaries from renowned Spanish clubs such as Atletico de Madrid, Vilarreal, Valencia and Deportivo Alaves, among others, gathered in New Delhi.(Twitter)
Dignitaries from renowned Spanish clubs such as Atletico de Madrid, Vilarreal, Valencia and Deportivo Alaves, among others, gathered in New Delhi.(Twitter)

La Liga mulls collaboration with AIFF, 18 clubs meet in Delhi

By PTI | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2018 06:05 PM IST
A couple of La Liga clubs enquired about the popularity of kabaddi in India, and a few said they are aware of cricket being the country’s number one sport.
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Union sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore with Asian Games winners at a felicitation ceremony in New Delhi.(Amal KS / HT File)
Union sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore with Asian Games winners at a felicitation ceremony in New Delhi.(Amal KS / HT File)

Opinion | Turning India into a sports superpower

By Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2018 12:18 PM IST
The government is committed to creating a transparent ecosystem that nurtures sporting talent right from a young age, throughout their careers.
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Dr Sanjoy Sureka(HT Photo)
Dr Sanjoy Sureka(HT Photo)

Hooked on to angling

By Manish Chandra Pandey | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON SEP 17, 2018 02:27 PM IST
Angling is game fishing, a form of fishing where people catch a fish only to put it safely back in the water.
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India's Tajinderpal Singh Toor celebrates after receiving his gold medal for the men's shot put during the athletics competition.(PTI)
India's Tajinderpal Singh Toor celebrates after receiving his gold medal for the men's shot put during the athletics competition.(PTI)

Government felicitates Asian Games medal winners with cash awards

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2018 08:54 PM IST
While individual gold medal winners at the Asian Games 2018 were given away Rs 40 lakh, the silver and bronze winners took home Rs 20 and Rs 10 lakh each
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Ashish Malik, Jitender Singh, Rakesh Kumar and Fouaad Mirza stand on the podium at Asian Games 2018.(AFP)
Ashish Malik, Jitender Singh, Rakesh Kumar and Fouaad Mirza stand on the podium at Asian Games 2018.(AFP)

Asian Games 2018 medallist Ashish Malik calls for better promotion of equestrian in India

By Sayan Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2018 06:13 PM IST
Following their successful run in Jakarta, Ashish Malik believes that this win can be a huge boost for equestrian in India and the authorities need to promote the sport in order to increase their talent pool.
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Indian soccer captain Sunil Chhetri, center, fights for the ball with Justin Gulley of New Zealand during the Hero Intercontinental Cup match in Mumbai, India, Thursday, June 7(HT Photo)
Indian soccer captain Sunil Chhetri, center, fights for the ball with Justin Gulley of New Zealand during the Hero Intercontinental Cup match in Mumbai, India, Thursday, June 7(HT Photo)

Chhetri’s plea and what it says about sport in India

By Ayaz Memon | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2018 12:52 AM IST
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Joshna Chinappa, Dipika Pallikal and Saurav Ghosal have been Indian squash’s ambassadors-cum-champions for more than a decade.(PTI)
Joshna Chinappa, Dipika Pallikal and Saurav Ghosal have been Indian squash’s ambassadors-cum-champions for more than a decade.(PTI)

Commonwealth Games 2018: Squash dreams rest on tested warhorses

By Leslie Xavier | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2018 10:04 AM IST
With the new generation not showing potential, India will have to rely on stalwarts like Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa to bring home glory in the Commonwealth Games 2018.
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