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Zinc Football outshines FC Goa in Under-18 friendly encounter

Udaipur :  Zinc Football Academy team defeated FC Goa 3-0 in a friendly match between the Under-18 teams held on Friday at Don Bosco College Ground, Fatorda. Both the teams were on their toes for most part of the first half with both the teams creating ample of chances. However, Zinc Football Academy team sneaked one in midway through the first half ... Read More »

Rain forces early stumps with India at 4-0 while chasing 328 to win

Brisbane : Chasing 328 to win, India were four for no loss in their second innings when rain forced an early stumps on day four of the fourth Test against Australia here on Monday. India had dismissed Australia for 294 in their second innings to set themselves a target of 328 but the last session couldn’t be completed as rain played ... Read More »

Kiren Rijiju inaugurates Khelo India State Centre of Excellence at Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Pune

Union Minister of Youth Affairs & Sports Kiren Rijiju launched the Khelo India State Centre of Excellence (KISCE) at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex at Mhalunge-Balewadi in Pune on Monday. This is the 9th KISCE formally inaugurated by the Union Minister so far and the Maharashtra-based sports complex will focus on three Priority Olympic disciplines – Shooting, Athletics and Cycling. ... Read More »

Nikolai Snesarev appointed as middle- and long-distance coach of Indian athletics team

Government has approved the appointment of Belarussian coach Nikolai Snesarev as the middle- and long-distance coach of the Indian athletics team. The 72-year-old has been appointed till the end of September, a period which will coincide with the Tokyo Olympics scheduled to take place in July-August. He will be coaching 3000m steeplechaser Avinash Sable, who has already qualified for the ... Read More »

Celebrated Bengaluru biker dies after crashing into camel in Jaisalmer

A famous biker from Bengaluru, King Richard Srinivasan, died after his motorcycle crashed into a camel in Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan, police said on Friday. The incident took place on Wednesday night in Fatehgarh sub-division when the biker along with his three friends was going to Jaisalmer, they said. A camel suddenly came in front of Richard’s motorcycle. He sustained ... Read More »

History, Training and Modern Tech: How Cricket’s Love Affair Endures

Cricket is, without question, the most popular sport in India. From the grassroots to the elite level and everything else in between, cricket captures the nation’s attention. Official statistics from the International Cricket Council (ICC) prove that. Viewing figures for the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup were better than they’ve ever been, with the average cumulative audience being 1.6 ... Read More »

“Initiatives Like Zinc Football Will Uplift Rajasthan And Indian Football”, Says Sports Minister Ashok Chandna On His Visit To Zinc Football

Udaipur : Mr Ashok Chandna, MoS – Sports & Youth Affairs, Government of Rajasthan visited the Zinc Football Academy in Zawar, Udaipur on Sunday. The Minister engaged in an interactive session with the young footballers of Zinc Football and was delighted to see the world-class infrastructure in Zawar, further sharing that initiatives like this would lead Rajasthan and Indian Football to greater ... Read More »

Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju urges Indians to make fitness a priority; requests people to share fitness videos to promote a fit & healthy nation

To strengthen the clarion call made by the Prime Minister ShriNarendra Modi to make India a fitter nation, Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports  Kiren Rijiju on December 22nd shared his fitness video and urged all Indians to join the initiative by posting their fitness videos. https://twitter.com/i/status/1341184686559674370 “Millions of Indians have joined the vision of our PM @NarendraModi Ji ... Read More »

Kiren Rijiju virtually inaugurates 8 Khelo India State Centres of Excellence

Union Minister of Sports & Youth Affairs Kiren Rijiju virtually inaugurated 8 Khelo India State Centres of Excellence (KISCEs) across India in the presence of distinguished State Sports Ministers on Tuesday. The 8 States include: Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Kerala, Telangana, Nagaland, Karnataka and Odisha. Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa was part of the virtual launch besides Arunachal Pradesh ... Read More »

Fit India Cyclothon getting huge response, around 13 Lakh people participated in the first week of its launch

The Second edition of Fit India Cyclothon is getting huge response all over the country.Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju recently launched this event via social media. This mega cycling event started on 7th December 2020 and participants from across the country are participating in this. Till 15 December, 12,69,695 people participated in the Fit India Cyclothon and completed 57,51,874 kilometers ... Read More »

In major thrust to indigenous games, Sports Ministry includes Gatka, Kalaripayattu, Thang-Ta and Mallakhamba in Khelo India Youth Games 2021

The Sports Ministry has approved the inclusion of four Indigenous Games to be a part of Khelo India Youth Games 2021, scheduled to take place in Haryana. The games include: Gatka, Kalaripayattu, Thang-Ta and Mallakhamba. Speaking about the decision, Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju said, “India has a rich heritage of indigenous sports, and it is  ... Read More »

Pink Test: Australia restrict India to 233/6 after Kohli run-out

Adelaide: Virat Kohli’s enduring love affair with Adelaide Oval resulted in a classy 74 but his untimely run-out triggered a batting collapse as India ended the opening day at 233 for 6 against Australia in the first Day/Night Test here on Thursday. Kohli, who looked in complete command, was run out when his deputy Ajinkya Rahane backed out after calling ... Read More »

World Health Organisation applauds India for Fitness Ka Dose Aadha Ghanta Roz campaign; celebrities from all walks support the movement

The clarion call made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to all Indians of Fitness Ka Dose Aadha Ghanta Roz has received praise from the World Health Organisation. In a tweet, WHO said, “WHO applauds India’s initiative on promoting physical activity through its campaign Fitness Ka Dose Aadha Ghanta Roz.” The campaign launched as part of the nation-wide Fit India Movement ... Read More »

Union Sports Minister Shri Kiren Rijiju meets members of U-17 Women’s Football Team, motivates them to look forward even after cancellation of 2020 World Cup

Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju interacted with members of the Indian Women’s U-17 Football team and motivated and encouraged them to keep their morale high in the aftermath of the Women’s U-17 World Cup being cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Rijiju was joined in the virtual webinar by members of the Indian U-17 Football team from various ... Read More »

Sports Ministry sanctions budget of Rs 67.32 crore as financial support to six Khelo India State Centres of Excellence for a period of four years

The Sports Ministry has approved six centres as the Khelo India Centre of Excellence (KISCE) and they will now be upgraded at a consolidated budget estimate of Rs 67.32 crore for FY 2020-21 and subsequent four years in an effort to identify and groom Olympic level talent. The centers identified in each state and the financial support extended includes: Assam ... Read More »

Kiren Rijiju inaugurates revamped Sports Coaching Diploma course in NSNIS Patiala, says government wants to create better job facilities for sportspersons

Union Minister for Youth Affairs & Sports Kiren Rijiju formally inaugurated the redesigned diploma course in Sports Coaching at the Netaji Subhash National Institute of Sports (NSNIS) Patiala on Friday. The virtual session took place in the presence of Sandip Pradhan, Director-General, Sports Authority of India, Pushpendra Garg, High Performance Director, SAI, Col R Bishnoi, Senior Executive Director (Academics), SAI ... Read More »

Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju and actor Vidyut Jammwal to flag off 200-km long ‘Fit India Walkthon’ with ITBP

Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, along with actor Vidyut Jammwal will flag off a 200-km long ‘Fit India Walkathon’ on October 31 at Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. The event is being organised by Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and will go on for 3 days (31st October – 2nd November) in which jawans and personnel of various central armed police forces (CAPFs) will participate ... Read More »

Sports is a powerful medium to bring communities together: Shri Kiren Rijiju

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju was the chief guest at the inaugural session of the two-day international webinar titled “Physical Education and Sport: The power to unite communities” organised jointly by the National Sports University, Manipur and Sports Authority of India’s Laxmibai National College of Physical Education (LNCPE) in Trivandrum. RC Mishra (IAS Retd.) Vice-Chancellor of the National Sports University and ... Read More »

Indian men’s wrestlers express happiness with their progress at the training camp, hope for early resumption of competitions

The Indian Men’s Wrestling camp for Freestyle and Greco-Roman is currently in progress at the SAI NCOE, Sonepat. The camp had commenced on September 1 and the wrestlers had to complete a 14 day quarantine before starting their training. Wrestling is one of the most successful sports in India’s Olympic history having contributed five medals to India’s Olympic medal haul. ... Read More »

Sports facilities in Seven more States and two Union Territories selected for upgradationto Khelo India State Centre of Excellence

The Sports Ministry has upgraded centres from a total of nine States and Union Territories to the Khelo India State Centre of Excellence (KISCE) under the Khelo India scheme. The States and UTs include Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Chandigarh, Goa, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Puducherry, Tripura and Jammu & Kashmir. Speaking about the decision, Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports . ... Read More »

Skydive Landing by IAF at Khardungla Pass, Leh

Withan aimto instil the qualities of camaraderie,team spirit,physical and mental courage,the IAF has always been promoting adventure activities for its personnel.The IAF has always made sustained efforts towards capacity building and promotion of adventure activities at grass root level there by encouraging the environment and to motivate young Air Warriors to undertake adventure activities. Indian Air Force celebrated its 88th Anniversary ... Read More »

2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar First Look

The world’s national soccer teams who are members of the FIFA association will compete in the 22nd installment of the FIFA world cup. The Arab country of Qatar will host the event in 2022 as the first Muslim-predominant country to ever hold a world cup. Notably, it will be the last ever world cup that has thirty-two teams – the ... Read More »

Foundation Stone of World Class ‘Centre for Disability Sports’ at Gwalior Laid Today

The foundation stone of ‘Centre for Disability Sports at Gwalior,Madhya Pradesh’ was laid at a function organized by DEPwD, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment through video conferencing today. Shri Narendra SinghTomar,Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Food Processing Industries, Government of India, Shri Vivek Narayan Shejwalkar, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha), Gwalior, Bharat ... Read More »

2932 athletes under Khelo India scheme and 10248 athletes under SAI schemes have been selected for further training: Sports Minister

‘Sports’ being a State subject, the responsibility of promotion of sports, including identification of young talent and its nurturing, rests with State Governments. Government of India supplements the efforts of State Governments and National Sports Federations (NSFs) under its various schemes such as Khelo India, Assistance to National Sports Federations and by providing training facilities in Sports Authority of India ... Read More »

94 athletes included in the Target Olympic Podium Scheme of Ministry of YAS: Sh. KirenRijiju

Preparation for Olympic Games is an ongoing process. Participation in Olympics is through qualification and India sent its largest contingent ever for participation in Olympics in 2016. In order to improve India’s performance at Olympics and Paralympics, the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports started the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) in September 2014. This was revamped in April 2018 ... Read More »

Badminton star Chirag Shetty highlights benefits of running at the Fit India Freedom Run event organised by SAI Mumbai

The Sports Authority of India regional center in Mumbai organised an online interaction with Badminton player Chirag Shetty on Friday. The star shuttler, who was a recipient of the  Arjuna Award at the virtual National Sports Awards last month, spoke on the importance of the ongoing Fit India Freedom Run. Organised by the Sports Ministry, it is the largest country-wide ... Read More »

BCCI announce Dream11 as Title Sponsor for IPL 2020

Dream11’s association with sports has grown over the years and it is presently partnering a total of 19 sports leagues along with 6 Indian Premier League Franchises.    Brijesh Patel, Chairman, IPL, said: “We welcome Dream11 on board as Title Sponsor for the 2020 edition of the IPL. Dream11 upgrading their association from an Official Partner to Title Sponsors is a great testament ... Read More »

Curriculum redesigning for NSNIS Diploma and strengthening faculty at NCSC among key decisions taken by SAI’s Academic Council

To further promote and strengthen sports coaching both at the grassroot and elite level, the 27th Academic Council of the Sports Authority of India has taken some key decisions in its recent council meeting.  The decisions are aimed to promote sporting excellence by strengthening the already existing system at the National Centre for Sports Coaching (NCSC), as well as to ... Read More »

Sports Minister urges states to host annual Khelo India Games to strengthen grassroot-level talent identification

Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports ShriKirenRijiju chaired the 1st General Council meeting of the Khelo India Scheme today and addressed officials of state sports departments and other central ministries. Speaking at the meeting, he urged the states to organise State-level Khelo India Games annually with an effort to identify a larger number of grassroot-level talents. The meeting was ... Read More »

First General Council meeting of the Khelo India

Speaking at the meeting, the Minister urged the states to organise State-level Khelo India Games annually with an effort to identify a larger number of grassroot-level talents. The meeting was attended by Sports Secretary Ravi Mital, Director General, Sports Authority of India, Sandip Pradhan and other senior officials of the sports ministry. Sports Minister spoke of the 5 zonal talent scouting ... Read More »

Live Score: Bayer Leverkusen 1-3 Bayern Munich

HT – Bayern Munich lead Bayer Leverkusen 3-1 at half-time break The game has turned upside-down after the 30-minute mark. A 10th minute goal by Alario gave the home side an early lead and they held onto it for another 17 minutes before they lost the plot. Bayern equalised through Coman in the 27th minute and scored two more in ... Read More »

Finch dismisses Clarke’s claim, says series against India was played in ‘right spirit’

Virat Kohli and Aaron Finch (Getty Images) NEW DELHI: Australian cricketers played the 2018-19 home Test series against India in the “right spirit” and were not trying to be nice to opposition Virat Kohli to land IPL contracts, said limited overs skipper Aaron Finch, rejecting Michael Clarke’s controversial claim.In April, former Australia skipper Michael Clarke had triggered a controversy when ... Read More »

I want to see my sport being 100 percent correct: ​Rafael Nadal

BENGALURU: Rafael Nadal‘s play, built on the rock-solid foundations of safe and steady, has won him a record 12 titles on Roland Garros’ slow shale.It’s not surprising then that the 19-time major winner advocated the same for tennis’ comeback to the competitive arena, following what almost certainly appears to be a five-month hiatus (March to August), courtesy the deadly virus ... Read More »

Shooting legend Rajmond’s Olympic journey and his camaraderie with Gagan

NEW DELHI: We have all heard the saying ‘never give up’, but perhaps only a few can really do justice to that and persevere till they achieve their goals. One such individual is Slovanien shooter and three-time Olympic medallist Rajmond Debevec. Debevec’s shooting journey is a story of patience and perseverance. Debevec, now 57, participated in as many as eight ... Read More »

Indian hockey teams resume outdoor training in phased manner

BENGALURU: The Indian men and women hockey teams have resumed outdoor training here in a “systematic and phased” manner after a two-month hiatus due to the coronavirus-forced nationwide lockdown.Hockey India (HI) informed that the national teams began outdoor training on Monday following the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) issued by the Sports Authority of India.“Sport activities on the field of play ... Read More »