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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Four months from Games, sports ministry awaits health ministry's nod on vaccinating athletes
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Four months from Games, sports ministry awaits health ministry's nod on vaccinating athletes

“I have already spoken to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and they have assured me that they’ll take an appropriate decision soon. Some Olympic-bound athletes may have their apprehensions despite a system of bio-bubble in place, and they may have gone ahead (with vaccination). I cannot stop them," Rijiju said.

Sports minister Kiren Rijiju says shorter and convenient quarantine period is being planned for Shooting World Cup
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Sports minister Kiren Rijiju says shorter and convenient quarantine period is being planned for Shooting World Cup

Recently, a request was placed before the ministry that shooters be exempted from hard quarantine of 14 days and foreign delegates be given vaccine shots on priority.

Sports Ministry formally recognises yogasana as competitive sport
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Sports Ministry formally recognises yogasana as competitive sport

A National Yogasana Sport Federation of India (NYSFI) was also established for preservation and development of yoga as a competitive sport. It was recognised by the sports ministry as a National Sports Federation (NSF) last month.

Sports minister Kiren Rijiju says he cannot give time-frame regarding return of crowds to stadiums
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Sports minister Kiren Rijiju says he cannot give time-frame regarding return of crowds to stadiums

Rijiju said a decision on when crowds will be allowed inside stadia will have to be taken by local authorities by following the guidelines as laid down by the Home Ministry.

Sports minister Kiren Rijiju defends decision to confer sports awards to record 74 winners
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Sports minister Kiren Rijiju defends decision to confer sports awards to record 74 winners

This year, the sports ministry's selection committee recommended five athletes, including star cricketer Rohit Sharma, wrestler Vinesh Phogat among others for the Khel Ratna, while selecting 27 for the Arjuna awards.

Kiren Rijiju, state sports ministers discuss roadmap for resumption of events post-COVID-19
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Kiren Rijiju, state sports ministers discuss roadmap for resumption of events post-COVID-19

Sports Ministers of 18 states and union territories on Tuesday briefed Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on their post COVID-19 resumption plans on the opening day of a two-day virtual meeting to chalk a way forward amid the pandemic.

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju says target is to make India one of the top 10 Olympic nations by 2028
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Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju says target is to make India one of the top 10 Olympic nations by 2028

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Friday said he aspires to see India finish among the top 10 nations in the medals tally in the 2028 Los Angeles Summer Olympics.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Kiren Rijiju says India not in position to host any international event in immediate future
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Kiren Rijiju says India not in position to host any international event in immediate future

Rijiju's statement gain greater significance in the context of the suspended IPL, which the BCCI wants to host in October-November in case the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia is postponed.

Sports minister Kiren Rijiju says government had to be careful to ensure athletes remain free from COVID-19
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Sports minister Kiren Rijiju says government had to be careful to ensure athletes remain free from COVID-19

Plans are in place to start outdoor training in premier centres in India later this month and sports minister Kiren Rijiju said the government had to tread a careful path to ensure that athletes remained free from COVID-19.

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju announces Khelo India Winter Games in Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir
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Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju announces Khelo India Winter Games in Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir

The sports ministry will fund both the Khelo India Winter Games - in Ladakh in the third week of February and in Jammu and Kashmir in the first week of March.

'Will ask boxing federation to take best decision,' responds sports minister Kiren Rijiju to Nikhat Zareen's demand for trial
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'Will ask boxing federation to take best decision,' responds sports minister Kiren Rijiju to Nikhat Zareen's demand for trial

Zareen had written a letter to Rijiju on Thursday, demanding that she be given a trial bout against Mary Kom before the Indian squad for next year's Olympic qualifiers in China is decided.

Need to finish in top-10 by 2028 Olympics, else I'll be a failure as Sports Minister, says Kiren Rijiju
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Need to finish in top-10 by 2028 Olympics, else I'll be a failure as Sports Minister, says Kiren Rijiju

Rijiju said the country cannot lag behind in sports and the prevailing mediocrity in management of National Sports Federations (NSF) is 'unacceptable.'

Women in sports: How Simranjit Kaur, Swapna Barman and Dipika Pallikal defied poverty, misfortune and gender inequality
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Women in sports: How Simranjit Kaur, Swapna Barman and Dipika Pallikal defied poverty, misfortune and gender inequality

Three Indian women and their battle past hardships in the form of poverty, gender inequality and lack of support from sports federations, to emerge the victor

Sports minister Kiren Rijiju interacts with Indian archery team, says there will be no shortage of funds for training
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Sports minister Kiren Rijiju interacts with Indian archery team, says there will be no shortage of funds for training

The newly appointed sports minister Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday interacted with the Indian archers and assured that the government will provide adequate funds for their training ahead.

Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Youth Affairs and Sports: BJP's most prominent face in North East
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Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Youth Affairs and Sports: BJP's most prominent face in North East

Rijiju comes with a small sporting background having participated in the National Games during his college days. He was named the best athlete in his school and college

Khelo India Youth Games 2019: 'Let kids play,' urges Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore as second edition of event begins
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Khelo India Youth Games 2019: 'Let kids play,' urges Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore as second edition of event begins

Rathore, a silver medallist at the 2004 Athens Olympics, tweeted a video, urging people to tweet, retweet and share their experiences with hashtags #5MinuteAur and #KheloIndia to support the youngsters to take up sports.

India will be among top medal winners at 2028 Olympics, says sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
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India will be among top medal winners at 2028 Olympics, says sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

Sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Tuesday said India will be amongst the top medal-winning nations in the 2028 Olympics.

Asian Games 2018: Sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore asks athletes and officials to behave responsibly during event
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Asian Games 2018: Sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore asks athletes and officials to behave responsibly during event

Sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Friday asked the Indian athletes and officials, who are part of the Asian Games contingent, to behave responsibly on and off the field during the mega sporting event starting next week in Indonesia.

Kabaddi Masters Dubai: Sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore says kabaddi can become Olympic sport
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Kabaddi Masters Dubai: Sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore says kabaddi can become Olympic sport

Unveiling the first edition of Kabaddi Masters Dubai, Rathore said, "Hopefully kabaddi will very soon become a global sport and we will see it emerge as a strong contender for an Olympic sport."

India will play in FIFA World Cup very soon, says sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
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India will play in FIFA World Cup very soon, says sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore cited the beautiful game's rising popularity even as India skipper Sunil Chhetri recently pleaded the fans to throng the stadiums to watch the national team play in the Intercontinental Cup in Mumbai.