31 Jul 2011
Sports minister Ajay Maken on Sunday praised India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni for his fine gesture of withdrawing his appeal against England batsman Ian Bell on the third day of the second cricket Test in Nottingham.
09 Jun 2011
Sports minister Ajay Maken said he wants to make the Sports Authority of India (SAI) more responsible along with the National Sports Federations (NSFs) through the proposed National Sports Development Legislation.
08 Sep 2011
Sports Minister Ajay Maken has accused former minister Mani Shanker Aiyar of playing an "irreparable obstructionist role" in the Commonwealth Games projects resulting in cost escalation.
22 Jun 2012
Sports Minister Ajay Maken on Friday sought to steer clear of the furore surrounding the controversial tennis team selection for the London Olympics but said the feuding players should put national interest first.
15 Jul 2012
Continuing his tirade against Suresh Kalmadi, Sports Minister Ajay Maken on Sunday maintained that the tainted sports administrator should not attend London Olympics and termed as "absurd" the demand for his resignation.
02 Oct 2011
Sports Minister Ajay Maken on Saturday took a dig at the corruption-tainted organisers of last year's Commonwealth Games, saying their lack of "legacy planning" and of concern of sports medicine has led to loss of time and money for India's preparation for top international events.
03 May 2011
Sports Minister Ajay Maken minced no words on Monday when he gave clear indications to sports bodies in the country that they won’t be allowed to have an unrestricted liberty in the guise of exercising autonomy.
16 May 2012
In the backdrop of a spot-fixing scandal that rocked IPL, Sports Minister Ajay Maken on Wednesday said the BCCI should probe the root cause of the problem and suggested that the body should de-link itself from running the cash-rich Twenty20 league to avoid "overlapping of interests".
12 Aug 2012
Indian would be returning with its best ever medal haul in the Olympics from London, though without a gold in its kiity, prompting Sports Minister Ajay Maken expressing satisfaction with the performance of the athletes and hoping that the country can win 25 medals in 2020 Games.