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File photo of Indian shooters take part in a practice session at Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range, in New Delhi.(HT Photo)

Sports Minister Rijiju inaugurates 162-bed hostel at Karni Singh range

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 06:30 PM IST
The 162-bed hostel has an air conditioned dining area. The entire facility has been created at a cost of Rs 12.26 crore, stated a press release from the Sports Authority of India (SAI).
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Badminton generic(Getty Images)

Para shuttlers refuse quarantine, leave SAI centre

By Sharad Deep | Lucknow
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 07:35 PM IST
The eight-member Indian para-badminton team have “refused” the mandatory 14-day quarantine at the Sports Authority of India’s regional centre here, and decided to shift their base for the first-ever official national camp to the Uttar Pradesh Badminton Academy in Lucknow.
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Representational image.(File)

Archer Kapil tests positive for COVID-19

By Press Trust of India | Pune
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 12:08 PM IST
“Kapil was on 18 days leave and was tested on arrival upon his rejoining the camp as per the standard SOP established by SAI.”
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Yadav hasn’t joined but those among the 26 listed who have will be quarantined for 14 days at the SAI campus in Sonepat.(Image Courtesy: Narsingh Yadav/Facebook)
Yadav hasn’t joined but those among the 26 listed who have will be quarantined for 14 days at the SAI campus in Sonepat.(Image Courtesy: Narsingh Yadav/Facebook)

Wrestling camp starts, Narsingh Yadav set to join

By Navneet Singh/Sharad Deep | New Delhi/Lucknow
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2020 12:05 AM IST
Scheduled to start on Tuesday in Lucknow, the women’s camp got deferred as a number of employees at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) tested positive for Covid-19.
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Representational image.(File)

Covid-19 travel restrictions is a dampener for archery camp

By Navneet Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 09:11 PM IST
The couple staying in Kolkata, said Pramod Chandurkar, general secretary of Archery Federation of India (AAI), have expressed their inability to join the camp as there is issue of getting a direct flight from Kolkata to Pune that is under lockdown till August 31.
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Representational image.(File)

Swimming camp starts in Dubai after a day’s quarantine

By B Shrikanth | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 07:21 PM IST
For the last few months, Srihari Nataraj has practiced his strokes in his mind, swimming across an imaginary Olympic-sized pool as the actual ones were closed because of Covid-19. While other sporting facilities in India began to slowly open in June, pools continue to be shut.
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SV Sunil spoke about his experience of living in isolation since returning to SAI’s National Centre of Excellence in Bengaluru.(Image Courtesy: Hockey India)
SV Sunil spoke about his experience of living in isolation since returning to SAI’s National Centre of Excellence in Bengaluru.(Image Courtesy: Hockey India)

It was important for us to stay busy: SV Sunil on time at SAI Bengaluru

By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2020 05:22 PM IST
SV Sunil said it was important for every member of the group to stay strong mentally to get through the challenge of staying in isolation for a lengthy period.
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SAI Logo(Image Courtesy: Sports Authority of India)

Covid-19 tests of all cyclists, support staff before start of camp on Aug 14 return negative: SAI

By Press Trust of India | PTI
PUBLISHED ON AUG 08, 2020 04:14 PM IST
The team of 11 cyclists, four coaches and 16 support staff have already reported for the camp at the Indira Gandhi National Stadium and are undergoing mandatory quarantine.
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File image of Kiren Rijiju.(Getty Images)
File image of Kiren Rijiju.(Getty Images)

Actively organise state-level Khelo India Games to identify talent: Rijiju to states

By Press Trust of India | PTI
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2020 07:03 PM IST
The meeting chaired by Rijiju was also attended by Sports Secretary Ravi Mital, Director General, Sports Authority of India Sandip Pradhan and other senior officials of the sports ministry.
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File image of Neeraj Chopra.(PTI)
File image of Neeraj Chopra.(PTI)

Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra leaves Patiala camp

By Navneet Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 01:08 PM IST
According to the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) issued by Sports Authority of India (SAI) in May for national campers, 14-day quarantine is mandatory for athletes entering the SAI campus.
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File image of Kothajit Singh.(Hockey India)
File image of Kothajit Singh.(Hockey India)

Lockdown helped me identify shortcomings in my game: defender Kothajit

By Press Trust of India | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2020 12:56 PM IST
Kothajit said his biggest takeaway from the lockdown was to value the importance of patience and the need to believe in oneself in every situation
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A field hockey stick hits the ball during the international men's hockey test match between the New Zealand Black Sticks and India.(Getty Images)
A field hockey stick hits the ball during the international men's hockey test match between the New Zealand Black Sticks and India.(Getty Images)

“Homesick” hockey players leave Bengaluru SAI centre as lockdown eases; granted month’s break

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2020 02:46 PM IST
Both the men’s and women’s national teams were stuck at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) South Centre in Bengaluru since March 25 when the government announced the nationwide lockdown to control the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Balewadi stadium ready for Khelo India games in Pune.(HT PHOTO)
Balewadi stadium ready for Khelo India games in Pune.(HT PHOTO)

2749 Khelo India athletes given Rs 30,000 each: SAI

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2020 06:32 PM IST
The allowance is for the first quarter of 2020-21.The allowance includes expenses towards travel to hometown, diet charges while at home and other miscellaneous expenses incurred by the athletes.
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Students giving trails at Stadium’s multi-purpose hall conducted by Sports Authority of India in Ludhiana.(Harsimar Pal Singh/Hindustan Times)
Students giving trails at Stadium’s multi-purpose hall conducted by Sports Authority of India in Ludhiana.(Harsimar Pal Singh/Hindustan Times)

SAI announces norms to resume sports training after lockdown

By Avishek Roy | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2020 11:21 PM IST
Union sports minister Kiren Rijiju announced that sports facilities are open again. “Khelo India Phir Se. All stadia and sports complexes are open again.
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Athlete Hima Das after won 400 meter race during the 23rd National Federation cup seniors Athletics Championship 2019.(Bharat Bhushan/Hindustan Times)
Athlete Hima Das after won 400 meter race during the 23rd National Federation cup seniors Athletics Championship 2019.(Bharat Bhushan/Hindustan Times)

AFI bars athletes from handshakes, hugging and spitting when outdoor training starts

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2020 10:04 PM IST
After the Sports Ministry gave its go ahead to the resumption of training in its complexes and stadiums, the AFI on Tuesday issued its own Standard Operating Procedures for training of the campers.
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MoS Home Kiren Rijiju at the Parliament during Budget Session of Parliament in New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
MoS Home Kiren Rijiju at the Parliament during Budget Session of Parliament in New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Ministry ‘cannot rush into decision’ on resumption of outdoor training in track and field

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2020 08:43 PM IST
Taking stock of the situation during a virtual meeting, Rijiju interacted with top track and field athletes, including javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra and sprinter Hima Das.
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Doping, conceptual illustration.(Getty Images/Science Photo Libra)
Doping, conceptual illustration.(Getty Images/Science Photo Libra)

NADA to prioritise testing of Tokyo Olympics probables

By Navneet Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2020 07:46 PM IST
This revised testing programme will be based on intelligent testing protocols and will focus on detecting doping during what has now been a long ‘off-season’.
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File image of Sumit(Hockey India)
File image of Sumit(Hockey India)

Getting back to rhythm will take time: Indian hockey team player Sumit

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2020 01:01 PM IST
Sumit said the team is still upbeat after its impressive performance against the world’s top three teams in the FIH Hockey Pro League, which has been put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Bhawana Jat(@RailMinIndia)

Disappointed with Olympic postponement, don’t know what will happen next year: Bhawana Jat

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2020 04:05 PM IST
Bhawana, who qualified for the Olympics in 20km race walk after pulling off a shock win at the National Championships in February, feels that the athletes are staring at an uncertain future due to the pandemic, which has caused over 100,000 deaths globally.
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Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju visits SAI headquarters, essential staff resumes office

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2020 12:01 PM IST
All ministers were on Saturday asked to resume office from Monday along with joint secretary level officers and one-third of their essential staff.
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Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports and Minister of State of Minority Affairs Kiren Rijiju.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports and Minister of State of Minority Affairs Kiren Rijiju.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Coronavirus outbreak: Sports Ministry, IOA delegation’s visit to Tokyo for Olympic preparation cancelled

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2020 07:23 PM IST
Besides Rijiju, the other members of the delegation included Indian Olympic Association president Narinder Batra, secretary-general Rajeev Mehta, Boxing Federation of India president Ajay Singh, sports secretary Radhey Shyam Julaniya and Sports Authority of India director general Sandip Pradhan.
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Representative image(REUTERS)

Mission Olympic Cell clears Rs 1.3 crore for athletes training in Olympic year

By PTI | New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2020 04:35 PM IST
In athletics, equipment requirements of javelin throwers Rohit Yadav and Shivpal Singh were approved. MOC also cleared the requirements of shooters Miraj Ahmed Khan and Chinki Yadav.
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Shivangini Gohain(ANI)
Shivangini Gohain(ANI)

Young Assam archer suffers injury during training, airlifted to Delhi for treatment

By PTI | Guwahati
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2020 11:55 PM IST
The incident took place during a regular training session at Chabua in upper Assam’s Dibrugarh district.
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Sakshi Malik with her bronze medal during the Rio Olympics.(PTI)
Sakshi Malik with her bronze medal during the Rio Olympics.(PTI)

Sakshi Malik dropped from Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS), wrestler Ravi Dahiya included

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2019 05:17 PM IST
Sakshi, who won a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, has been struggling for long and has been dropped from the Scheme. She had crashed out in the opening round of the 62kg women’s category in Nur-Sultan.
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India's Swapna Barman celebrates with national flag after competing in the women's heptathlon.(AP)
India's Swapna Barman celebrates with national flag after competing in the women's heptathlon.(AP)

CM Mamata Banerjee yet to keep her promise of plot of land: Swapna Barman

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 10:06 PM IST
The Jalpaiguri-born athlete was promised a plot of land in close proximity of the Sports Authority of India Eastern Centre in Saltlake to facilitate her training.
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Mary Kom (R) punches Nepal's Mala Rai after their bout.(PTI)
Mary Kom (R) punches Nepal's Mala Rai after their bout.(PTI)

Mary Kom, Amit Panghal among 10 boxers in TOPS scheme

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 08:55 PM IST
India has so far won two Olympic medals in boxing -- Vijender Singh won the bronze in 2008 Beijing Games while Mary Kom won the bronze in 2012 London Games.
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Representational image(AP)

Goa swimming coach allegedly molests 15-yr-old swimmer, sacked

By Gerard de Souza | Panaji
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 12:02 PM IST
The incident allegedly took place in Mapusa, a town in North Goa but the date of the incident is as yet not clear
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Representative Image.(Twitter)

Gymnastics trials put off due to simmering feud

By Navneet Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2019 05:28 AM IST
SAI’s team division in its administrative sanction on August 26 also mentioned that IOA should inform state Olympic units so that all Tokyo hopefuls can take part in the trials.
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Representative Image.(Getty Images)

No dope testing at country’s premier athletics championships

By Sharad Deep | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2019 11:40 PM IST
Despite it’s importance as a tournament where many athletes will be trying to hit the qualification mark for the World Championships in September, there was no dope testing at the meet.
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A file photo of Indian athlete Muhammed Anas.(Getty Images)
A file photo of Indian athlete Muhammed Anas.(Getty Images)

Muhammed Anas wins gold medal in 300m race at Athleticky Mitink Reiter

By Asian News International | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 05:12 PM IST
Muhammed Anas clocked the timing of 32.41 seconds to claim the first spot in the event. India’s Nirmal Tom also clinched a bronze medal in the same event by clocking a timing of 33.03 seconds.
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