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2022 Asian Games and CWG bound-athletes to get Rs 190 crore for training from Sports Ministry
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2022 Asian Games and CWG bound-athletes to get Rs 190 crore for training from Sports Ministry

The ministry also renewed the recognition of 38 National Sports Federations (NSFs) for the year 2022

Sports ministry to fund exposure trips and international competitions for wrestler, shooters and weightlifters
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Sports ministry to fund exposure trips and international competitions for wrestler, shooters and weightlifters

The government has also approved the participation of a 33-member Indian Shooting team in the ISSF World Cup Cairo, Egypt, from 25 February to 8 March.

Asian Games 2022: Sports Ministry panel approves sailors' proposal to train overseas
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Asian Games 2022: Sports Ministry panel approves sailors' proposal to train overseas

The proposals from the four Olympians will cost more than Rs 2.75 crore, according to a statement issued by the Sports Ministry on Tuesday.

Reduce dependence on foreign coaches: Parliamentary panel tells sports ministry
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Reduce dependence on foreign coaches: Parliamentary panel tells sports ministry

The ministry's responses were reviewed by the committee headed by Rajya Sabha MP Vinay P Sahasrabuddhe. While the department of youth gave its action taken replies on 28 June this year, the department of sports did the same on 16 July and 26 August

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sports Ministry seeks MEA’s help to get Neeraj Chopra and other overseas-based athletes vaccinated
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sports Ministry seeks MEA’s help to get Neeraj Chopra and other overseas-based athletes vaccinated

The sportspersons include javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, who is based in Uppasala in Sweden, boxers Manish Kaushik, Satish Kumar, Pooja Rani and Simranjeet Kaur who are in Assisi, Italy, and wrestlers Ravi Dahiya and Deepak Punia, who are in Russia.

BCCI to recommend Mithali Raj, Ravichandran Ashwin for Khel Ratna, says report
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BCCI to recommend Mithali Raj, Ravichandran Ashwin for Khel Ratna, says report

For Arjuna Award, the Board will send the names of senior batsman Shikhar Dhawan, who was ignored last year, KL Rahul and pacer Jasprit Bumrah.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Any decision that adversely affects Indian athletes’ preparation not acceptable to us, says Kiren Rijiju
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Any decision that adversely affects Indian athletes’ preparation not acceptable to us, says Kiren Rijiju

“It will not be acceptable to us if there’s any decision by Tokyo 2020 organisers regarding quarantine and other things which will adversely affect the preparation of Indian athletes,” sports minister Kiren Rijiju said.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sports Ministry delegation to skip Games to accommodate maximum support staff
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sports Ministry delegation to skip Games to accommodate maximum support staff

A total of 100 Indian athletes have so far qualified and another 25 to 35 might make the cut for the delayed Tokyo Olympics scheduled from 23 July to 8 August.

AIFF's plan to send India women's football team to 2027 World Cup endorsed by Sports Ministry, SAI
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AIFF's plan to send India women's football team to 2027 World Cup endorsed by Sports Ministry, SAI

It is worth mentioning that AIFF president Praful Patel had said that the national women's side can qualify for the FIFA World Cup before the men's team does, despite the less attention given to it.

Sports Ministry sanctions financial help for grief-stricken Asiad champion kabaddi player V Tejaswini Bai
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Sports Ministry sanctions financial help for grief-stricken Asiad champion kabaddi player V Tejaswini Bai

The assistance has been sanctioned under the new joint initiative with the Indian Olympic Association to support former athletes and coaches during the pandemic.

Sports ministry invites applications for National Sports Awards
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Sports ministry invites applications for National Sports Awards

The last date of submitting applications is 21 June.

Sports ministry approaches Ministry of External Affairs to get UK visa for Sania Mirza's son
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Sports ministry approaches Ministry of External Affairs to get UK visa for Sania Mirza's son

Sania Mirza is scheduled to compete in the Nottingham Open (from 6 June), Birmingham Open (from 14 June), the Eastbourne Open (from 20 June) and the Wimbledon (from 28 June).

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Ace paddler G Sathiyan requests government to procure table to be used in Games for practice
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Ace paddler G Sathiyan requests government to procure table to be used in Games for practice

Sathiyan's request will be considered under the government's Target Olympic Podium Scheme

Wrestling Federation of India objects to national sports federation status granted to Indian Style Wrestling Association
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Wrestling Federation of India objects to national sports federation status granted to Indian Style Wrestling Association

The Sports Ministry last month recognised ISWAI as a national federation for running the affairs of mud wrestling, the traditional style of the sport (Dangal).

Indian Style Wrestling Association officially recognised as national sports federation by government
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Indian Style Wrestling Association officially recognised as national sports federation by government

The Indian Style Wrestling Association of India was formed in 1958 and has been in existence for about 60 years.

Sports Ministry restores recognition of Gymnastics Federation of India after 10 years
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Sports Ministry restores recognition of Gymnastics Federation of India after 10 years

The GFI was de-recognised by the ministry in 2011 because of infighting in the body and since then it remained so till the ministry's order on Friday to recognise it.

Sports ministry issues Standard Operating Procedures for conduct of sporting events in country
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Sports ministry issues Standard Operating Procedures for conduct of sporting events in country

It said that sports events may resume but the final call rests with the respective local authorities where the venue falls.

Arpinder Singh on TOPS list exclusion: 'How can I prove myself when there have been no events since March?'
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Arpinder Singh on TOPS list exclusion: 'How can I prove myself when there have been no events since March?'

Jakarta Asian Games gold medallist Arpinder Singh questions move to drop him from the Target Olympic Podium Scheme list in a year where there has been scant competitions.

Sports Ministry approves upgrade of six facilities across India to Centres of Excellence in preparation for future Olympic Games
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Sports Ministry approves upgrade of six facilities across India to Centres of Excellence in preparation for future Olympic Games

The six centres are States Sports Academy, Sarusajai, Guwahati (Rs 7.96 crore), J N S Complex, Shillong (Rs 8.39 crore), Paljor Stadium, Gangtok (Rs 7.91 crore), New Sports Complex, Silvassa (Rs 8.05 crore), Madhya Pradesh State Academy (Rs 19 crore), Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi in Pune (Rs 16 crore).