Jaspal Rana was ignored for Dronacharya as his proteges didn't name him as coach, says national sports awards' selection panel member
According to a member of the selection panel none of his wards have declared him as their coach while filing the required affidavits to come under the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS).
Mary Kom, Bhaichung Bhutia, Anjum Chopra highlight 12-member selection panel for national sports awards
Unlike previous editions, this committee will handpick all the winners of National Sports Awards — the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award, Dronacharya Award (for coaches), Dhyan Chand Award (lifetime achievement) and Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Award.
Asian Games performances will be considered for 2018 National Sports Awards to be held on 25 September
The Sports Ministry is open to the idea of considering outstanding performers of next month's Asian Games for this year's National Sports Awards, which will be held on 25 September instead of the conventional 29 August to ensure that athletes don't miss out due to their participation in the continental showpiece.
New sports minister Rajyavardhan Rathore must realise India’s sporting fraternity has pinned faith on him
Back in 2004, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore sustained hope and inspired a nation to believe in itself by winning Olympic silver. He has a bigger task now.
Are Pullela Gopichand, Injeti Srinivas guilty of causing conflict of interest in India sports administration?
As votaries of the move against conflict of interest in sports administration, Srinivas and Gopichand – and perhaps, Bindra and Rasquinha, as well – could have contributed towards the cleansing of the vexed system that has plagued India for long by playing defining roles. Disappointingly, they appeared to have played the system themselves.
When asked about the controversies, Mr. Sonowal defended all the decisions taken by the selection panel.