Sports minister Kiren Rijiju says he’d urge states to start ‘some kind of sporting activities’ after two-three months
Union sports minister Kiren Rijiju emphasised on resuming non-contact sports as and when the COVID-19 situation in India, currently the third-worst-affected globally, improves.
Sports minister Kiren Rijiju says government will continue to support financially-challenged athletes
Rijiju said athletes, both former and current, deserve respect and dignity at every level of society, and not doing that would be sending out the wrong message.
Sports Ministry asks Hockey India chief Mushtaque Ahmad to step down citing rules violation of sports code
The ministry said Mushtaque Ahmad's 2018 appointment as Hockey India president was his third consecutive term as an office-bearer in the organisation as compared to the limit of two that's currently allowed for NSFs.
Dhanraj Pillay, Viren Rasquinha and other hockey Olympians from Mumbai have written to sports minister Kiren Rijiju against the one-state-one-unit rule, which they fear could be the ‘final nail in Mumbai hockey's coffin'
Sports ministry extends contracts of foreign coaches till 2021; future hirings to be made on four-year basis
The sports ministry has extended the contracts of foreign coaches till 30 September, 2021, keeping in mind the postponed Tokyo Olympics, and has committed itself to hiring coaches on a four-year cycle to ensure continuity.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Sports Ministry gives its nod for resumption of training in stadiums and complexes
The Sports Ministry on Monday gave its go ahead to the resumption of training in all sports complexes and stadia with immediate effect after the government eased restrictions for the fourth phase of the coronavirus-forced lockdown.
Finishing among top 10 in 2028 Olympic medal tally ambitious, but not impossible, says sports minister Kiren Rijiju
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday feels finishing among top 10 countries in the medals tally of 2028 Olympics is definitely "ambitious but not impossible" and the government has already initiated efforts to realise the goal.
Autonomy of NSFs must be maintained at any cost, government in no mood to interfere, says sports minister Kiren Rijiju
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Saturday said the government is in no mood to interfere in the functioning of National Sports Federations, insisting that the autonomy of NSFs should be maintained "at any cost".
BAI is optimistic about China's participation in the India Open in March despite the fears surrounding the deadly coronavirus as Chinese shuttlers are in quarantine for almost a fortnight in Europe.
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju says zero tolerance for sexual harassment in SAI, calls for pending cases be 'disposed within four weeks'
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Friday said all pending complaints of sexual harassment at SAI institutes will be disposed off in the next four weeks to ensure a zero tolerance approach towards the menace.
SAI acknowledges sexual harassment needs to be dealt with more stringently, but denies issue being rampant in its centres
SAI acknowledged that punishments need to be harsher for those found guilty of sexual harassment at its institutes but rejected criticism that the menace is rampant.
Asian Games 2018: Delhi High Court asks sports ministry secretary to review selection process for Taekwondo
The Delhi High Court appointed the secretary of Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs as one-man panel for reviewing the selection of sports persons to represent India in Taekwondo in the upcoming 18th Asian Games in Jakarta
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore lauds Indian hockey team, announces complete funding for future tournaments
Rathore congratulated the young Indian team for retaining the bronze medal in the Hockey World League (HWL) Final.
Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Friday said the government has strengthened its resolve to make doping a criminal offence in order to instil fear in the minds of sportspersons who indulge in such practices.
The BCCI has nominated prolific run scorer Cheteshwar Pujara for the prestigious Arjuna award, acknowledging his stupendous show during the last Test season for India.
AIFF said that the unsanctioned Premier Futsal will create unnecessary issues and also expressed serious doubts about the survival of the tournament.