Indraneel Das

Top javelin thrower provisionally suspended for doping?

Though SAI extended the national camp to March 31 recently, surprisingly, the name of the thrower was missing from the list.

18 Jan 2022

Series of medical tests to monitor TOPS development group athletes

The test results would be tied with the Central Athlete Injury Management System so that there would be strict monitoring of athletes' injuries and other physiological parameters.

13 Jan 2022

More than 20 Covid positive cases in Bengaluru NCOE

There are at least six elite athletes who returned Covid positive during routine testing while two hockey players also joined the list.

07 Jan 2022

SAI gives nod to six foreign athletics coaches until 2024 Olympics

Even the disciplines they would be engaged in are those where Indian athletes had shown some kind of promise at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. 

06 Jan 2022

Long jumper Sreeshankar, javelin thrower Shivpal notable omissions from national camp

Triple jumper Praveen Chitravel and high jumper Tejaswin Shankar are missing from the list too

05 Jan 2022

Random Covid tests, micro bio-bubble for athletes and coaches at SAI centres among fresh SOPs  

With Covid cases rising rapidly, the SAI upgraded its SOPs for all athletes, coaches and support staff training at various National Centres of Excellence and other centres across the country

05 Jan 2022

Changing room: Road ahead for Indian athletes

A record medal haul at Tokyo Olympics has given India a fillip and with athletes getting adequate support, Indraneel Das looks at the road ahead

29 Dec 2021

NDTL gets WADA accreditation back, to help NADA test more samples

It is significant because the accreditation has been restored during a busy year with two multi-discipline mega events — Commonwealth Games and Asian Games — slated for 2022.

23 Dec 2021

Neeraj Chopra to remain abroad till Worlds

AFI chief says Olympic champion will train and compete overseas to avoid travel risk

21 Dec 2021

Peace AGM, six-member committee to amend IOA constitution

All eyes will be on December 23, the next date of hearing when the decision would be presented to the court.

20 Dec 2021

IOA set for AGM to amend constitution, proposed executive council meeting sore point

The special bench of Justices Manmohan and Najmi Waziri on Friday directed the IOA to go ahead with the AGM and amend the constitution as per the provisions of the Sports Code.

18 Dec 2021

IOA meeting shifted to New Delhi

The order was passed after sports lawyer Rahul Mehra had moved a petition requesting the court to stall elections that was supposed to be held on the same day.

18 Dec 2021

Covid pandemic effect: Sports ministry spending down 38 per cent in 2020-21

The ministry also said that this year (2021-22) the allocated Rs 1960.14 crore is 19.13 per cent more that what it received as budget estimate of Rs 1600 crore in 2019-20.

14 Dec 2021

Not Just Cricket book review: Honest, unflinching look at cricket and beyond in India

Pradeep Magazine has managed to capture the life and times along with the sport that turned into a religion, honestly and truthfully. 

12 Dec 2021

More complications after IOC letter to IOA

Some senior members fear that things could go awry any moment.

11 Dec 2021