04 Jul 2015
New Delhi: Marking a significant change in stance, India abstained on a United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution condemning Israel over a UN report into the alleged war crimes committed during the 2014 Gaza conflict.
02 Jul 2015
New Delhi: Two-time Olympic-medallist Sushil Kumar has opted out of the World Championships after sustaining a shoulder injury, thereby taking the sheen out of the upcoming selection trials, slated for July 6-7 here.
03 Jul 2015
Antwerp (Belgium): Indian women go into tomorrow's hockey encounter with Japan in the World League Semifinals with the focus on enhancing their claim for Olympic qualification after a gap of 36 years.
22 Jun 2015
Paris: Paris and Budapest are set to enter the race for the 2024 Olympics on Tuesday (Jun 23) and with more cities watching it could become a classic narrowly fought contest. France is to use the annual Olympic Day to proclaim its bid, while Budapest's city council will vote to become the fifth competitor.
01 Jul 2015
Hyderabad: Fresh from her Canada Open triumph along with Ashwini Ponnappa, ace shuttler Jwala Gutta on Wednesday urged the government to come out and support the doubles specialists in their endeavour to win an Olympic medal next year at Rio.
02 Jul 2015
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24 Jun 2015
New Delhi: The Sports Ministry has sanctioned an amount of Rs 9 lakh to badminton star Saina Nehwal for hiring a full time physiotherapist till 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
29 Jun 2015
London: Olympic bronze-medallist Vijender Singh, the country's most celebrated boxer, today bid adieu to his amateur career by turning professional, ruling himself out of next year's Olympics as he no longer remains eligible to represent India.
01 Jul 2015
Antwerp: A day after being thrashed 0-7 by top-ranked The Netherlands, India are still nurturing the Olympic qualification dream as they brace for a play-off fixture against lowly Italy in the women's Hockey World League Semifinals, here tomorrow.
28 May 2015
New Delhi: Abhinav Bindra on Thursday became the fourth Indian shooter to win a quota place for the Rio Olympics after he finished sixth in the Men's 10m Air Rifle final at the ISSF Shooting World Cup in Munich.