Fifth seed Indian men’s table tennis squad well-placed to earn qualification for the team event at Tokyo Olympics 2020

The Indian men’s table tennis squad has a good place in order to make history at the Tokyo Olympic 2020 qualifiers which began last Wednesday, the fifth seeds needing only a quarterfinal finish to make sure its maiden qualification as a team at the Summer Olympics Games. Unless the team including veteran Harmeet Desai (world rank 86), Sharath Kamal (world rank 33), and G Sathiyan (world rank 30) play badly, the nation should not have plenty of difficulty in making the Olympic cut. Although in the past games, Indian table tennis players have played only in individual events, now three […]

India to host Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games shooting and archery

India could host shooting and archery events ahead of the main Birmingham Commonwealth Games in 2022. It can be understood that it is proposed that the events take place in either Chandigarh or New Delhi on Commonwealth Day, which would fall on Monday, March 14 in 2022. Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Gamesannounced in 2018 that shooting, an optional sport for host cities, would not feature in the Games. Last year, the other option, archery, was dropped from the programme in June. India had at one stage threatened to boycott the Games due to the decision to drop shooting, and in the […]

Indian shooters raise hopes of bumper Tokyo Olympics

The 15 Olympic quotas is not only a great example of India’s rapid rise in shooting over the last year but also nicely sets up the shooters for a record haul in Tokyo Olympics. Regularly hitting the target, Indian shooters’ dominance in this phenomenal year made international events look like domestic tourneys. Leading the incredible showing was a talented youth brigade that had no fear. Some studied hard, appeared for exams, practised hard and then won. While others dominated the range first and wrote their papers later. In final, they came back at the range again and continues what has […]

FICCI India Sports Award 2019 presented to Railway Sports Promotion Board

The FICCI India Sports Awards 2019, attempted by FICCI in order to recognize the contribution of sports people and stakeholders that deliver great results during the year, has been presented to Railway Sports Promotion Board under the category of Best Company Promoting Sports on 11th December, 2019 at New Delhi. The FICCI India Sports Awards 2019 have been conferred by a jury headed by Justice Mukul Mudgal, Retired Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court. The event was graced by Hon’ble Minister of Sports, Government of Odisha Shri Tusharkanti Behera and senior Government and Industry representatives. Railway Sports Promotion […]

Odisha, India, to host 2023 men’s hockey World Cup

Odisha is going to host the men’s hockey World Cup in 2023, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said on Wednesday. The Chief Minister said the matches will be played both in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela. The Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar had hosted the men’s hockey World Cup in 2018. “This has once again proved that Odisha has truly become the global centre of world hockey. Hockey fans will witness the finest display of hockey in the winter of 2023 both in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela,” said a statement from the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO). It may be mentioned here that three countries were […]

FIFA 2022 World Cup Qualifiers: India hold Afghanistan to 1-1 draw

Afghanistan opened the scoring at the stroke of half-time through Zelfagar Nazary, but super-sub Seiminlen Doungel headed in his first goal for India to equalize in the 93rd minute as the spoils were shared. Aspirited performance from the Indian national football team helped them walk away with a 1-1 draw against Afghanistan in their FIFA 2022 World Cup qualifier at the Central Republic Stadium in Dushanbe on Thursday. India were trailing 0-1 at the half-way mark after Zelfy Nazary put Afghanistan ahead in the 46th minute as he stormed into the box and smashed the ball past goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh […]

Kiren Rijiju targets top-10 finish for India at 2028 Olympics

India’s Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said that the Sports Ministry will provide financial aid to every Indian athlete who has competed at the international level. India’s Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, on Tuesday, revealed his plans to help India win double-digit medals at 2024 Paris Olympics and a top-ten finish at Los Angeles 2028.  “It is not possible to create champions overnight. We will go to the Tokyo Olympics with available talent. The next big target is Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028. Recently, I had a meeting with the IOC and the heads of the sports federations. We have set […]

Meet the winners of Indian Sports Honors 2019

The second edition of the Indian Sports Honors, an initiative by Sanjiv Goenka, Chairman, RP-SG Group and Virat Kohli, was organized on 27th September 2019 at Dome, NSCI, SVP Stadium in Mumbai. The annual ceremony, aimed to recognize and honor the top-performing athletes of India for the period of 1st January to 31st December 2018, was attended by the greatest names in the sporting, corporate fraternity, and entertainment. A total of seventeen Honors were presented at the ceremony, comprizing eleven Jury Honors, including one Lifetime Achievement Honor, and six Popular Choice Honors also known as the Star Sports Believe Honors. […]

Indian Sports Honors: Star to broadcast Honors, Red Carpet

Star Sports will broadcast a program on the Indian Sports Honors. The awards will be broadcasted on October 4th & October 5th, 2019, giving fans the opportunity to witness a gala awards evening celebrating the finest athletes of India. In the last several years, Indian athletes have showcased their talent and potential on the global front by leading the way in different sporting genres. Indian Sports Honors has recognized and applauded for India’s finest athletes for their commitment to driving Indian sport to where it is today. The Indian Sports Honors is a joint initiative of Chairman, Sanjiv Goenka, RP-SG […]

India on Opening day of Weightlifting World Championships

India’s 19-year-old lifter Jhilli Dalabehera bowed out of the IWF World Championships in Pattaya with one valid clean and jerk attempt in the 45kg category. Starting the competition with a 68kg attempt in snatch, young Indian prospect failed to get a clear lift in all of her 3 attempts which all but ruled her out of the competition. Later in the clean and jerk, although Jhilli Dalabehera managed 88kg in her first lift, she subsequently failed in the following two as attempting 92kg and 93kg respectively. The competition kicked off in Pattaya today with On Yun Chol becoming World Champion […]