Sports Ministry

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.

published on : 13th January 2022

Target Olympic Podium Scheme: Veterans MC Mary Kom, Saina Nehwal find place in core group

The 17-year-old Shaili won the long jump silver at the World U20 Athletics Championships earlier this year.

published on : 25th December 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.

published on : 14th December 2021

Raining Khel Ratna awards: 11 too many?

In yet another unprecedented decision, the Union Sports Ministry’s awards committee has selected 11 athletes for Khel Ratna.

published on : 28th October 2021

Sports ministry says dope violators eligible for national sports honours if ban period served

The decision that will benefit the likes of boxer Amit Panghal, whose "inadvertent" violation in 2012 has denied him a shot at the honours.

published on : 8th September 2021

Sports Ministry seeks MEA assistance to complete vaccination of seven athletes based overseas

Italy's vaccination policy makes it difficult for the Indian boxers to receive their second shots of Covishield there while Russia has only Sputnik vaccine.

published on : 5th July 2021

BCCI to donate Rs 10 crore for Olympic-bound athletes' preparations

A decision in this regard was taken at the BCCI's emergent Apex Council meeting, attended by Board president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah.

published on : 20th June 2021

PM Narendra Modi set to give official send-off to Olympics-bound Indian contingent

According to a source in the Sports Ministry, the Indian contingent is expected to leave the country a day after the official send-off ceremony.

published on : 12th June 2021

Sports ministry to centralise injury management system   

This programme, Kiren Rijiju hoped, would fast-track India’s ascent in the world of sports science, an important discipline in the 21st century.

published on : 12th June 2021

'Help is on the way': Sports minister Kiren Rijiju takes note of footballer's financial struggles

Sangeeta, who has represented India in U-18 and U-19 tournaments in Bhutan and Thailand before being called for the senior women's team, has been working at a brick kiln in Dhanbad.

published on : 23rd May 2021

Sports Ministry invites applications for National Sports Awards

Till 2019, applicants needed recommendations to be able to apply but the condition was waived off last year as the COVID-19 lockdown prevented smooth movement of people.

published on : 20th May 2021

Sports ministry approaches MEA to get UK visa for Sania Mirza's two-year-old son

Sania is scheduled to compete in the Nottingham Open from June 6, Birmingham Open from June 14, the Eastbourne Open from June 20 and the Wimbledon from June 28.

published on : 19th May 2021

Sports Ministry reviews after failures in hockey, wrestling

The hockey federation even has begun a three-day performance assessment programme for hockey coach Roelant Oltmans.

published on : 1st September 2017

All India Tennis Association gets back recognition from Sports Ministry

Recognition is given almost a year after the tennis body's renewal was put on hold due to non-compliance with the contentious Sports Code.

published on : 26th August 2017

Government removes para-sports coach Satyanarayana from Dronacharya nominees 

Satyanarayana was dropped out due to a criminal case pending against him, but the Sports Ministry made no changes to the list of names for the Khel Ratna and Arjuna awards.

published on : 19th August 2017