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MOC approves funding for Olympic medallist Bajrang Punia's training in USA
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MOC approves funding for Olympic medallist Bajrang Punia's training in USA

Ministry's Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) would be funding Bajrang's travel, boarding, and daily costs toward training camp in Michigan, USA from June 25 to July 30 (35 days) and would also cover the expenses for his personal coach and physiotherapist

SAI to conduct detailed investigation next week, cycling contingent returns home
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SAI to conduct detailed investigation next week, cycling contingent returns home

While the female cyclist, who made the allegations had returned from Slovenia earlier this week, the rest of the contingent including five male cyclist and coach Sharma got back on Saturday morning.

Gymnast Ashish Kumar says his CWG 2022 hopes are dwindling amid battling depression
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Gymnast Ashish Kumar says his CWG 2022 hopes are dwindling amid battling depression

Ashish Kumar wrote to the Gymnastic Federation of India and Sports Authority of India, alleging that he "faced injustice" at the selection trials for the upcoming Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

Cyclist harassment case: NHRC notices to SAI, Sports Ministry
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Cyclist harassment case: NHRC notices to SAI, Sports Ministry

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), which took suo motu cognisance of the matter, sought a detailed report from the ministry's secretary and the SAI director general.

Cycling coach RK Sharma’s contract terminated by SAI following inquiry committee’s preliminary report
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Cycling coach RK Sharma’s contract terminated by SAI following inquiry committee’s preliminary report

SAI said the inquiry committee, formed by it following the complaint, found the allegations of the female cyclist to be true.

SAI calls Indian contingent back from Slovenia after woman cyclist alleges 'inappropriate behaviour' against coach
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SAI calls Indian contingent back from Slovenia after woman cyclist alleges 'inappropriate behaviour' against coach

Sports Authority of India asked for passports of all players and they called the contingent back from Slovenia.

Woman cyclist alleges 'inappropriate behaviour' by India sprint team coach: Report
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Woman cyclist alleges 'inappropriate behaviour' by India sprint team coach: Report

The Indian team are in Slovenia to prepare for the Asian Championship, scheduled for 18 to 22 June in New Delhi. As per the official programme, cyclists and coach are expected to return to the country on 14 June.

SAI forms three-member panel to look into gymnast Aruna Reddy's allegations
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SAI forms three-member panel to look into gymnast Aruna Reddy's allegations

Reddy had levelled her allegations against coach Rohit Jaiswal, who was earlier given a clean-chit by the Gymnastics Federation of India (GFI)

SAI releases Rs 7.22 crore as out of pocket allowance to 2509 Khelo India athletes
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SAI releases Rs 7.22 crore as out of pocket allowance to 2509 Khelo India athletes

The out of pocket allowance (Rs 1.20 lakh annually) is transferred directly to the athlete's bank account, whereas the rest of the amount is spent on the athlete's training, food, lodging and education at the Khelo India Academy where the athlete trains.

World Athletics Race Walking Championships: Denied visa, SAI steps in to help race walker Amit travel to Oman
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World Athletics Race Walking Championships: Denied visa, SAI steps in to help race walker Amit travel to Oman

Amit, who is a part of the Indian team, is set to compete in the 10km race walk event of the championships, to be held on March 4 and 5.

Strandja Memorial Tournament: Indian team further shortened as six male boxers withdraw
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Strandja Memorial Tournament: Indian team further shortened as six male boxers withdraw

Govind (48kg), Ankit (51kg), Rajpinder Singh (54kg), Dalvir Singh (63.5kg), Rohit Tokas (71kg) and Gaurav Chauhan (92kg) were withdrawn from the tournament due to niggles sustained during training.

SAI to hold national selection trials for wrestling and judo from 14 and 15 February respectively
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SAI to hold national selection trials for wrestling and judo from 14 and 15 February respectively

While the wrestling trials will take place at SAI's Sonepat, Lucknow, and Mumbai centres, judo trials will take place in NCoE Imphal and Bhopal.

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Indian skier Arif Khan eyes top-30 finish
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Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Indian skier Arif Khan eyes top-30 finish

The 31-year-old Khan is the lone Indian participant in the 4-20 February quadrennial event. He secured his berth in the Winter Olympics in a qualifying event in Dubai last year.

SAI to shut down training centres amid rise in COVID-19 cases but camps for elite athletes to continue
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SAI to shut down training centres amid rise in COVID-19 cases but camps for elite athletes to continue

The Sports Authority of India on Monday said it has decided to close its 67 training centres across the country due to rising COVID-19 cases but national camps for elite athletes will continue in bio-bubbles.

RAT for athletes on arrival at camps and training centres: SAI's fresh SOPs amid spike in COVID-19 cases
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RAT for athletes on arrival at camps and training centres: SAI's fresh SOPs amid spike in COVID-19 cases

These measures will be strictly implemented at the various National Centres of Excellence (NCOE) as well as the ongoing national coaching camps

Parmjeet Kumar wins bronze in World Para-Powerlifting Championships
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Parmjeet Kumar wins bronze in World Para-Powerlifting Championships

Kumar, who trains at Sports Authority of India Centre in Gandhinagar, won the bronze in men's 49kg category with an effort of 158kg

Hockey India names 24 players for preparatory camp ahead of men's Junior World Cup
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Hockey India names 24 players for preparatory camp ahead of men's Junior World Cup

The junior players were preparing for the showpiece in the camp which was being held in SAI, Bengaluru in a bio bubble over the past few months.

Archery Association of India to organise tournament at SAI centre in Sonepat
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Archery Association of India to organise tournament at SAI centre in Sonepat

"These events are planned with the aims to enhance domestic competition, mass participation and to give an opportunity to the archers of the Northern region," AAI secretary general Pramod Chandurkar said in a release.

SAI to draw up fresh list of TOPS core group in October for Paris 2024 Olympic cycle
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SAI to draw up fresh list of TOPS core group in October for Paris 2024 Olympic cycle

SAI said it is holding discussions with the National Sports Federations to finalise the fresh list of athletes in the TOPS core group ahead of its meeting next month.