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Late night preparations behind Indian Grandmaster P Iniyan’s World Open glory

P Iniyan, who won the prestigious 48th Annual World Open online chess tournament recently, is thrilled at his unique achievement.

published : 18 Sep 2020

Delhi HC nod not needed to recognise National Sports Federations: Supreme Court

According to the SC order: “Para 6 of the order dated 7 February 2020 does not embody the requirement of taking the consent of the High Court.

published : 18 Sep 2020

PV Sindhu, Sikki Reddy, Ashwini Ponnappa withdraw; Saina Nehwal still game for Denmark Open

World champion PV Sindhu, who joined the TUC squad after BAI president Himanta Biswa Sarma spoke to her, is understood to have withdrawn from the Denmark Open.

published : 18 Sep 2020

Sports Ministry to intimate SC next week before granting fresh recognition to NSFs

The Supreme Court said that the ministry and the Indian Olympic Association are not required to seek Delhi HC's nod before granting recognition to sports federations.

published : 17 Sep 2020

Chance for Anish Bhanwala to seal Tokyo berth

The world ranking points earned during the aforementioned World Cup will be added to the ranking list of March 31, 2020.

published : 17 Sep 2020

Important for events to re-start: National badminton chief coach Pullela Gopichand

With sporting activities resuming across the world inside bio-secure bubbles, Gopichand feels that India should not be left behind.

published : 17 Sep 2020

This young gymnast from Uttar Pradesh battles spinal injury, in need of financial aid

While preparing for the University Games as well as the senior nationals at the IG Indoor Stadium in New Delhi, tragedy struck.

published : 17 Sep 2020

Sports facilities in eight states to be upgraded to Khelo India State Centre of Excellence

"I am confident this step will help to further India's effort of becoming one of the top 10 countries in the Olympics in 2028," said Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju

published : 16 Sep 2020

Fresh SOP to delay arrival of new batch of wrestlers

The fresh SOP issued by SAI will lead to delay in arrival of new batch of wrestlers for the ongoing national camp in Sonepat.

published : 16 Sep 2020

Thomas and Uber Cup postponed, Indian shuttlers set for Denmark Open

It is understood some of the shuttlers, especially those who are not in the team, have already got in touch with the Badminton Association of India (BAI) for help.

published : 15 Sep 2020

Now, athletes to gain entry to SAI centres only after producing COVID negative certificate

Earlier, athletes and support staff joining national camps were tested for the virus on arrival at the SAI centres. Given the fresh SOP, they will now have to take tests before leaving for the camps.

published : 15 Sep 2020

Athletes to self-isolate for 15 days before joining: Sports Authority of India upgrades COVID SOP

A six-member committee, headed by SAI secretary Rohit Bharadwaj, had in May formulated the original SOP for resumption of sporting activities across the country.

published : 15 Sep 2020

I blame Asian nations' withdrawals for Thomas & Uber Cup delay: Ex-badminton coach Vimal Kumar

The decision to go ahead with the Denmark Open has left a few Indian players, including PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap, confused.

published : 15 Sep 2020

BWF postpones Thomas and Uber Cup after multiple teams pull out due to COVID-19 pandemic

India had announced both the men's and women's squads for the prestigious event which was scheduled to be held in Aarhus, Denmark from October 3 to 11.

published : 15 Sep 2020

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju lays foundation stones for various sports facilities in Ladakh

Rijiju laid the foundation stones for various sports facilities, including a synthetic track and an astroturf for football.

published : 14 Sep 2020
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