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Overall sports budget slashed, NSFs and SAI get more

PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2021 09:39 PM IST
The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has been allocated R2,596.14 crore, down from R2,826.92 crore earmarked in the previous budget.
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Sports facility at SAI, New Delhi(Twitter)
Sports facility at SAI, New Delhi(Twitter)

Facilities at CEOs will be at par with three-star hotels: SAI

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 06:23 PM IST
This was decided during the 54th governing body meeting of the SAI, which took place on Wednesday under the chairmanship of Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju.
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Generic image of two wrestlers competing. (WFI)
Generic image of two wrestlers competing. (WFI)

National wrestling camps suspended ahead of Agra championships

By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 09:41 PM IST
  • The men’s and women’s camps will resume after the national meet, to be held on January 30 and 31.
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Photo of Belarus' Nikolai Snesarev(Twitter)
Photo of Belarus' Nikolai Snesarev(Twitter)

SAI appoints Nikolai as Indian athletics' middle and long-distance coach

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 04:55 PM IST
The 72-year-old has been appointed till the end of September, a period which will include the Tokyo Olympics scheduled to take place in July-August.
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Multi-purpose stadiums such as the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi, which used to be the training base for many international athletes as well as Sports Authority of India (SAI) campers, have been blocked for hosting Indian Super League (ISL) matches.(Getty Images)
Multi-purpose stadiums such as the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi, which used to be the training base for many international athletes as well as Sports Authority of India (SAI) campers, have been blocked for hosting Indian Super League (ISL) matches.(Getty Images)

SAI to employ Olympians, Paralympians as coaches at its centres

By Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2021 11:38 PM IST
According to a statement issued by SAI, Olympians and Paralympians are eligible to apply as assistant coaches and medal winners can directly apply for the position of coaches which falls under Group A position.
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File Photo of Indian drag-flicker Gurjit Kaur(Twitter)
File Photo of Indian drag-flicker Gurjit Kaur(Twitter)

Indian women hockey team working on PC conversion and defence: Gurjit

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 02:20 PM IST
Indian women hockey team working on PC conversion and defence: Gurjit
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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)
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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Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

TOPS sanctions extension of Bajrang Punia’s US camp by one month

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 03:02 PM IST
Punia, who qualified for the Tokyo Games in the men’s freestyle 65kg category, has been training at Cliff Kean Wrestling Club in Michigan since December 4.
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Indian women’s hockey team leaves for Argentina tour(Hockey India/Twitter)
Indian women’s hockey team leaves for Argentina tour(Hockey India/Twitter)

Rani Rampal-led Indian women’s hockey team leaves for Argentina tour

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 12:52 PM IST
The Indian team is scheduled to play four matches against the world number two Argentina side (January 26, 28, 30, 31). Before that, it will play two matches each against Argentina’s junior and B sides.
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Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju at the inauguration of various Infrastructural Facilities at SAI Centre, Aurangabad(@KirenRijiju/Twitter)
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju at the inauguration of various Infrastructural Facilities at SAI Centre, Aurangabad(@KirenRijiju/Twitter)

Centre to allot Rs 5 crore to NCOE Aurangabad, says Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju

By Press Trust of India | Aurangabad
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 07:15 PM IST
The minister made the announcement after inaugurating the synthetic turf hockey ground and stainless-steel swimming pool in NCOE (Sports Authority of India) centre of Aurangabad.
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Badminton generic(Getty Images)
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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File photo of PV Sindhu.(AFP)
File photo of PV Sindhu.(AFP)

SAI approves Sindhu’s request for travelling coach and physio

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 08:23 PM IST
The 26-year-old Sindhu, who is part of the Target Olympic Podium Scheme core group, will return to competitive action in January next year after the coronavirus-induced break.
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Where are Comaneci’s young gymnasts now?

By Dhiman Sarkar | Kolkata
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 01:37 PM IST
“This is awesome,” tweeted Nadia Comaneci, the first gymnast to score a perfect 10 in the Olympics, and the video aquired a life of it’s own, and one its effects was that Khan and Azajuddin were inducted into the Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre in Kolkata on the recommendation of Union sports minister Kiren Rijiju.
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Hockey generic image(AP)
Hockey generic image(AP)

Hockey India plans foreign camps for men and women teams

By B Shrikant | Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 08:12 AM IST
On the recommendation of the team management, Hockey India has sent proposals to the Sports Authority of India (SAI) for a camp in Argentina for the women’s team and in South Africa/Argentina for the men.
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Photo of injured pole vaulter Anuj(HT Sports)
Photo of injured pole vaulter Anuj(HT Sports)

India pole-vaulter alleges assault by coach at Jawaharlal Nehru stadium

By Navneet Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 12:40 AM IST
Anuj claims the coach attacked him on refusing to promise that he will only train under him
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The words "Hit Hard" are written on boxing gloves as parkinson's patients takes part in their twice -weekly rock steady boxing class in Costa Mesa, California.(REUTERS)
The words "Hit Hard" are written on boxing gloves as parkinson's patients takes part in their twice -weekly rock steady boxing class in Costa Mesa, California.(REUTERS)

Four Olympic-bound boxers included in TOPS

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 04:51 PM IST
World bronze-medallist Simranjeet Kaur (60kg), Asian medallist Pooja Rani (75kg) joined M C Mary Kom in the elite group
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Narsingh Pancham Yadav of India celebrates after winning gold in the men's 74KG Wrestling at IG Sports Complex.(Getty Images)
Narsingh Pancham Yadav of India celebrates after winning gold in the men's 74KG Wrestling at IG Sports Complex.(Getty Images)

Narsingh Yadav tests positive for COVID on return to mat

By Press Trust of India | Sonepat
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 09:15 PM IST
Narsingh is scheduled to take part in his first international tournament in four years in the Individual World Cup in Belgrade from December 12 to 18 after being named as Jitender Kinha’s replacement in 74kg category.
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Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia (in blue) during a bout with Dzhamshed Sharifov of Tajikistan during Senior Asian Wrestling Championship, at IGI Stadium, in New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia (in blue) during a bout with Dzhamshed Sharifov of Tajikistan during Senior Asian Wrestling Championship, at IGI Stadium, in New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Mission Olympic Cell approves Bajrang’s one-month training camp in USA

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 04:04 PM IST
The decision was taken at a meeting of the Mission Olympic Cell held on Thursday, a press release stated.Mission Olympic Cell is a body set up by the Sports Authority of India to select athletes who are to get assistance under the Target Olympic Podium Scheme.
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File image of Narsingh Yadav(Facebook)
File image of Narsingh Yadav(Facebook)

After doping ban, Narsingh Yadav to make international comeback

By Avishek Roy | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 07:47 AM IST
Wrestler Narsingh Yadav, who completed a four-year doping ban in July, will return to international competition after the Wrestling Federation of India named him in the 74kg category for the Belgrade World Cup starting on December 12.
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Divya KAKRAN.(Kadir Caliskan)
Divya KAKRAN.(Kadir Caliskan)

Women wrestlers refuse quarantine, force natl camp postponement

By hindustantimes.com | Lucknow
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 08:05 AM IST
The fortnight’s quarantine is part of the Sports Authority of India’s Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) due to Covid-19, but most wrestlers refused to return to the camp, which was scheduled to resume on Thursday following the festival break.
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Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said the UP Police acted quickly and professionally.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said the UP Police acted quickly and professionally.(PTI FILE PHOTO)

Union minister Kiren Rijiju lauds UP police for busting Khelo India racket

By HT Correspondent | HIndustan Times, Agra
PUBLISHED ON NOV 09, 2020 11:24 AM IST
Police said the accused were extorting money from people by promising them participation in Khelo India games 2021
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A detail view of arrows in the target at seen during a training session at the Sambodromo Olympic Archery venue.(Getty Images)
A detail view of arrows in the target at seen during a training session at the Sambodromo Olympic Archery venue.(Getty Images)

Indian archery team’s support staff member tests positive for COVID-19, training resumes

By Press Trust of India | Pune
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2020 05:59 PM IST
The support staff member, who tested positive for the virus on October 30, is undergoing treatment at a special COVID-care hospital in Pune outside the premises of ASI.
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Ajay Jayaram of India compete against Chen Long of China in the Men's SIngles Final match during the 2015 Viktor Korea Badminton Open on September 20, 2015 in Seoul.(Getty Images)
Ajay Jayaram of India compete against Chen Long of China in the Men's SIngles Final match during the 2015 Viktor Korea Badminton Open on September 20, 2015 in Seoul.(Getty Images)

Shuttlers stuck in Germany till Nov 10

By Sandip Sikdar | NEW DELHI
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 10:04 AM IST
Indian shuttlers Ajay Jayaram and Subhankar Dey must remain in isolation in Germany till November 10 after which they can return home.
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Photo of Indian badminton player Subhankar Dey(Twitter)
Photo of Indian badminton player Subhankar Dey(Twitter)

SAI to fund lodging, boarding of badminton players quarantined in Germany

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 09:42 PM IST
The decision has been taken on humanitarian grounds and as a result, the SAI will be paying a total of INR 1.46 lakh for the hotel stay and food expenses of both Ajay Jayaram and Subhankar Dey.
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File photo of Achanta Sharath Kamal of India.(Getty Images)
File photo of Achanta Sharath Kamal of India.(Getty Images)

National TT camp gets underway; Sharath Kamal, Anusha to join on Thursday

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 03:57 PM IST
A total of 11 players and three coaches have given their consent for the 42-day-long camp which will conclude on December 9.
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File image of Vinesh Phogat(Vinesh Phogat/Instagram)
File image of Vinesh Phogat(Vinesh Phogat/Instagram)

Twice deferred, camp for Vinesh, Sakshi and other wrestlers start

By Sharad Deep | Lucknow
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 11:28 PM IST
The Sports Authority of India’s (SAI) centre, which opened almost after seven months here on Monday, saw top Indian wrestlers laughing, jogging, running and even doing light training at the multi-gym for almost two hours, nearly double of what the actual schedule was meant for.
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File photo of Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain(PTI)
File photo of Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain(PTI)

Lovlina tests positive for coronavirus, misses flight to Italy

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 11:17 PM IST
While two other boxers could not travel for other reasons, Olympic quota winner Lovlina missed it after contracting the virus, following a visit to her home town in Assam where she went to see her ailing mother.
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A file image of a public swimming pool.(Aalok Soni/Hindustan Times)
A file image of a public swimming pool.(Aalok Soni/Hindustan Times)

Swimming Federation of India firms up long-term development plan

By hindustantimes.com | MUMBAI
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2020 10:50 PM IST
The long-term indigenous coaches education and certification pathway unveiled on Tuesday targets producing 3000 certified swim coaches in the country in five years in association with Australian sports education and consultancy company, MoreGold led by Wayne Goldsmith.
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Obligatory self-declaration of the infection-free condition by players and staff re-joining the centre shall be provided to Covid Task Force officers before entering the premises.(REUTERS (Representative Image))
Obligatory self-declaration of the infection-free condition by players and staff re-joining the centre shall be provided to Covid Task Force officers before entering the premises.(REUTERS (Representative Image))

Ministry issues SOPs for sportspersons as pools open from October 15

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 09, 2020 09:53 PM IST
It is the responsibility of the centre head and coach in-charge to ensure complete adherence to training protocols and to secure agreement from respective athletes that any training activity undertaken shall be in full compliance to the protocols mentioned, the ministry stated.
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Former Indian hockey player VR Raghunath.
Former Indian hockey player VR Raghunath.

Hockey India ensuring Covid-19 is not a setback for India’s Tokyo Olympic dream

By VR Raghunath
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2020 01:46 AM IST
The national men’s and women’s hockey teams have resumed preparations in SAI, Bengaluru after a brief break.
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