Category: Sports

Badminton: K Srikanth lifts Denmark Open Superseries trophy

  In Badminton, ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth has lifted the Denmark Open Superseries trophy at Odense. In the title clash last night, Srikanth, seeded 8th, defeated South Korea’s Lee Hyun-il in straight games, 21-10, 21-5 to bag his third Super Series title of the year and fifth overall. It was the first time Srikanth

Amjyot Singh becomes third Indian in NBA

  The 6-foot-9-inch Chandigarh hoopster Amjyot Singh became the third Indian – after Satnam Singh and Palpreet Singh Brar – to walk into the National Basketball Association (NBA) league. Amjyot made it to the NBA’s minor league – the G-League. The Indian skipper was picked by Oklahoma City Blue. The OKC Blue is NBA development

India beat Malaysia to clinch third Asia Cup hockey title

  India has ended its 10-year wait for continental triumph when it defeated a gutsy Malaysia 2-1 in a close final to clinch its third Asia Cup hockey in Dhaka. India, which won the Asia Cup in 2003 (Kuala Lumpur) and 2007 (Chennai), scored off field goals through Ramandeep Singh (third minute) and Lalit Upadhyay

India’s first portal dedicated to para-sports launched

  In a bid to create awareness about para-sports and provide a platform to para sportspersons to narrate their stories of triumph and adversity, thenationspride.com, the country’s first portal dedicated to para-sports was launched. The portal brings readers inspiring stories of Indian para-sportspersons, who have consistently delivered stellar performances on domestic and global arenas alike,

Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore inaugurates National workshop on “Sports for All”

  Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore has inaugurates National workshop on “Sports for All” in New Delhi with the participation of about 80 representatives from Indian Olympic Association, Department of Sports , Sports Authority of India, National Observers , National Sports Federations of high priority and priority disciplines, SGFI and AIUs, Sports Secretaries of the States and

Mary Kom to represent AIBA at IOC Athletes Forum in Lausanne

  Five-time world champion and Olympic bronze-medallist M C Mary Kom has become the first Indian to be picked as the International Boxing Association’s (AIBA) representative for the IOC Athletes’ Forum scheduled in November. The 33-year-old, who is also an active parliamentarian, has been invited to attend the 8th International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Athletes’ Forum

Cabinet approves Revamped Khelo India Programme

  The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the revamped Khelo India programme at a cost of Rs.1,756 crore for the period 2017-18 to 2019-20. The Programme aims at mainstreaming sport as a tool for individual development, community development, economic development and national development. The revamped Khelo India Programme

PV Sindhu wins Korea Open title

  India’s P V Sindhu has lifted the women’s singles title at the Korea Open Super Series badminton tournament. In a thrilling summit clash at Seoul, the Rio Olympics Silver medallist defeated Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in three sets 22-20, 11-21, 20-18. World no. 4 Sindhu had clinched the 2016 China Super Series Premier and

Government to pay Rs 50,000 per month to athletes under TOP scheme

  The sports ministry has announced that it has accepted the Olympic Task Force’s recommendation of providing a stipend of Rs 50,000 per month to the elite athletes preparing for the Tokyo Olympics, Asian Games or the Commonwealth Games to meet pocket expenses. The government has selected 152 elites under Target Olympic Podium (TOP) scheme.

Paris to host 2024 and Los Angeles 2028 Olympics

  Paris will host 2024 Olympics and Los Angeles will host 2028 Olympics. The International Olympic Committee named two cities as hosts for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics at the same time. The IOC voted in June to award the 2028 Games at the same time as 2024. Both cities wanted to host the 2024