National Games News
The coronavirus outbreak has brought all sporting activities to a grinding halt worldwide. In India, major events like the IPL have been postponed indefinitely and some tournaments cancelled.
IOA agrees 'in principle' to hold 2022 National Games in Bengal, confirms IOA president Narinder Batra
IOA president Narinder Batra said, 'Definitely, in principle we have agreed for 2022. But it's an ongoing process. We will take forward accordingly. Hundred percent we are willing to come to Bengal. Let's be positive.'
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju says India lacks 'sports culture', predicts country will finish in top ten of medals tally at 2028 Olympics
Stating that the 2028 Olympics was the target for the country, Rijiju added that India would make it to the top ten countries in the medals' tally at the Los Angeles Games
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday said the state will be spending around Rs 450 crore on infrastructure for the 36th edition of the National Games, which it will host in October 2020.
Indian Olympic Association to impose penalty on Goa state government for massive delays in National Games
The IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta said that it will consider shifting the Games out of the coastal state of Goa if it does not show commitment to host them
Much-delayed 36th National Games to be held in March-April 2019 in Goa; shooting, cycling to take place in Delhi
Sports Authority of Goa Executive Director VM Prabhudesai made the announcement after a meeting with visiting officials of the Indian Olympic Association.
Goa was pencilled in to host the National Games from 4 to 18 November but there were reports of further delays in building necessary infrastructure to host major disciplines, putting a question mark on the multi-sporting event happening as per schedule.
With the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games coming up in 2018, Aruna will be one of India's medal hopes and with gymnasts retiring by the age of 25 on average, Aruna aims to make the most of her time.
Narinder Batra, Rajeev Mehta take charge as IOA chief, secretary-general; Randhir Singh appointed life president
Newly-elected Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Narinder Batra and secretary general Rajeev Mehta on Friday took charge of their respective offices in New Delhi.
IOA's National Games adviser Anandeshwar Panday, who was here to check the ground reality of Goa's preparedness to host the National Games this year, said that the purpose of his visit was to see the situation first hand.
he 15th National Para-Athletic Championships was in the news for all the wrong reasons last weekend. Reports surfaced during the three day event about the substandard facilities provided to the differently-abled athletes.
Former Asian champion Renjith Maheswary nabbed his maiden National Games gold with a new meet record in triple jump today as previous marks continued to tumble like nine pins in the athletics arena on the penultimate day of competitions in the 35th edition.
On the 10th day of the National Games, SSCB, the two-time defending champions, stayed comfortably placed at the top with 90 medals.
The controversy-ridden boxing competition of the 35th National Games was off to a stormy start today with the participating teams alleging that “ill-equipped” organisers were using the old pattern of scoring and threatening those who protest against the move.
Commonwealth Games bronze medallist gymnast Dipa Karmakar excelled with a total of five gold medals for Tripura but the Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) continued their domination in the overall standings on day six of competitions in the 35th National Games.
Haryana were breathing down the defending champions' neck with 25 gold, 11 silver and 5 bronze which took their medal tally to 41 at the National Games.
According to National Games Secretariat officials, after registering 14 members, Chandigarh only brought 13 for a photo session of the teams yesterday.
Vijay Kumar's pistol fetched him two more National Games medals while Saurav Ghosal and Joshana Chinappa clinched the individual gold in contrasting styles.
Coming out in support of Malayalam actor Mohanlal, who has been receiving flak for a flop stage show in the inaugural ceremony of the 35th National games, co-actor Mammootty today said he should not be dragged into controversies.
In the weightlifting arena in Kannur, Commonwealth Games silver-medallist Vikas Thakur (85kg) shattered the National Games and the national record in snatch and clean and jerk.