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Don't see new private sponsors for Oly sports for next 1 yr: Batra
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Getting new private sponsors for Olympic sports won't be possible in the next one year as long as the health and financial effects of coronavirus still exist, according to Indian Olympic Association President Narinder Batra.
2020-06-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Resumption of training to be allowed in phased manner: Odisha DSYS
Bhubaneswar, June 2 (IANS) Odisha's Department of Sports and Youth Services (DSYS) on Tuesday issued the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for getting its hostels and facilities ready for athletes. They, however, stated training will resume only in a planned manner and by following all necessary government protocols.
2020-06-02
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Athletics
Can create excellence once we have sports culture: Rijiju
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Friday stressed on the importance of fitness, saying more than 1.6 lakh schools have got registered under the Fit India Movement.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Batra included in IOC's Olympic Channel Commission
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Narinder Batra thanked International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach for including him in the Olympic Channel Commission.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
50 per cent facilities restarted in stadiums across Capital
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) 50 percent of sports facilities have been restarted in all stadiums in New Delhi for athletes, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) said on Tuesday. In keeping with its Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for resumption of activities in the facilities, only athletes belonging to disciplines where no body contact is required are allowed to train.
2020-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
IOA President Batra nominates Rakesh Gupta as minutes recorder
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Narinder Batra on Monday nominated its joint secretary Rakesh Gupta as the official minutes recorder for all its Executive Committee meetings, Annual General Meeting and Special General Body Meeting.
2020-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
SAI releases allowance to Khelo India athletes
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Sports Authority of India (SAI) released Rs 8.25 crore as 'Out of Pocket Allowance' (OPA) for 2,749 Khelo India Athletes for the first quarter of 2020-21, it was announced on Sunday.
2020-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Committed to providing a safe training environment to athletes: IIS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) JSW's Inspire Institute of Sport (IIS) in Bellary, Karnataka on Thursday said that it will implement the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) compiled by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) and ratified by the central government.
2020-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
SAI SOP approved, no clarity on outdoor training in Patiala & Bengaluru
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) formulated by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) for resumption of training has been approved by the Sports Ministry, SAI Secretary Rohit Bharadwaj said on Thursday. While Bharadwaj said that the SOP would be implemented "immediately," there was no specific guideline as to when the athletes can start outdoor training, particularly at the National Institute of Sport in Patiala and the SAI centre in Bengaluru.
2020-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Former world champion Yang Jiayu readies herself for Olympics
Beijing, May 19 (IANS) Former world race walk champion Yang Jiayu has adjusted her training schedule due to the postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games and is readying herself for an Olympic debut.
2020-05-19
Category: International, China,Sports,Athletics
AFI gives nod to outdoor training, issues strict guidelines
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has given green light to outdoor and gym training for athletes who are at the National Institute of Sport (NIS) in Patiala and Sports Authority of India (SAI) Centre of Excellence in Bengaluru.
2020-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
COVID-19: Seoul ANOC General Assembly postponed to 2021
Seoul, May 19 (IANS) The Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) and the Korean Sport and Olympic Committee (KSOC) on Tuesday announced the joint-decision to cancel this years ANOC General Assembly in Seoul.
2020-05-19
Category: International, South Korea,Sports,Athletics
Sports activities will be conducted, but no use of gyms & pools: Rijiju
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Monday reiterated that sports activities will be conducted in sports complexes and stadia as per Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and respective state guidelines while gyms and swimming pools will remain closed.
2020-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Aarogya Setu usage compulsory in SAI's SOP for training resumption
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Compulsory usage of the Aarogya Setu app, nomination of a hygiene officer by National Sports Federations (NSF) to ensure compliance and implementation of all protective measures for athlete and staff safety, elimination of the usage of locker rooms and maintaining a distance of "1.5 to 2 metres" are among the measures suggested by the committee put together by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) in their Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for resumption of training across the country.
2020-05-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
IOA seeks financial assistance for sports bodies from government
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Narinder Batra appealed to the sports ministry to provide grants to sports bodies in the country that comes under its purview. In a letter to Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, Batra said that the appeal is being made after there was no mention of sports in the five addresses made by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman detailing the mega Rs 20 lakh-crore economic package under the Centre's 'Self-Reliant India Movement.'
2020-05-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Thailand set to express interest in hosting 2026 Youth Olympics
Bangkok, May 16 (IANS) Thailand is set to become the latest country to enter the fray for hosting the 2026 Youth Olympics. India, Russia and Colombia are already vying to host the event and according to reports in the Thai media, Thailand hopes to launch a joint candidacy from Bangkok and Chonburi.
2020-05-16
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Athletics
TOP sponsors may 'reschedule' payments due to Oly postponement, says IOC
Lausanne (Switzerland), May 15 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said that some of its TOP (The Olympic Partner) sponsors for the Pyeongchang 2018-Tokyo 2020 Olympic cycle may delay payment due to the postponement of the Tokyo Games and the global financial crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-05-15
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Athletics
Only Olympic-bound, clean athletes can avail welfare fund: World Athletics
Monaco, May 15 (IANS) World Athletics said on Friday that Olympic-bound athletes looking to avail funds from the welfare grant that it announced jointly with the International Athletics Foundation (IAF)must never have had an anti-doping violation.
2020-05-15
Category: International, Monaco,Sports,Athletics
IOC Athletes' Commission election postponed till 2021
Lausanne, May 15 (IANS) The International Olympics Committee (IOC) has postponed the Athletes' Commission election by an year. The election was initially due to take place in the summer of 2020 in Tokyo, with 30 candidates from 30 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and 19 summer sports running for four available positions.
2020-05-15
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Athletics
IOC committing upto $800 million for postponed Tokyo Olympics
Lausanne (Switzerland), May 14 (IANS) International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said on Thursday that the IOC is willing to bear up costs of upto $800 million in the organisation of the postponed Tokyo Olympics. The 2020 Olympics was postponed to 2021 this March due to the coronavirus pandemic that has killed an estimated 3 lakh people worldwide and infected over 4 million.
2020-05-14
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Athletics
SAG targetting August to complete infra work for National Games
Panjim (Goa), May 14 (IANS) Goa hopes to complete infrastructure for the 36th National Games by August. In a mail sent to Games Technical Conduct Committee (GTCC) Chairman Mukesh Kumar, Sports Authority of Goa (SAG) Executive Director V.M. Prabhudesai said that tenders for overlay works have been "processed for internal approval, before issuing of an NIT (Notice Inviting Tender)."
2020-05-14
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Athletics
TCSW10K Bengaluru #HopeRunsWithin campaign to salute COVID-19 heroes
Bengaluru, May 13 (IANS) Tata Consultancy Services World 10K, the only 'World Athletics Gold Label 10 Km Race in Asia, holds a place of pride in the global running calendar and receives applause for its formidable international elite field and mass participation. Since its inception, the event has transcended sport. It has not only etched the story of a fitness revolution in South India but has also created a phenomenal impact and brought a social change.
2020-05-13
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Athletics
COVID-19: Diamond League cancels London meeting
London, May 12 (IANS) British Athletics on Tuesday announced that Diamond League London meeting has been cancelled in the wake of coronavirus pandemic that has hit the entire world. The Games were scheduled to take place at the London Stadium on July 4-5.
2020-05-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Athletics
TCS World 10K Bengaluru now to be held on November 22
Bengaluru, May 9 (IANS) Procam International on Saturday announced that the 13th edition of World Athletics Gold Label Race, Tata Consultancy Services World 10K Bengaluru, has been further postponed and will now take place on November 22 this year.
2020-05-09
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Athletics
2021 Chengdu Summer Universiade still on track: FISU
Beijing, May 3 (IANS) Preparations for the 2021 Summer University Games in Chengdu are going smoothly and the tournament remains on schedule despite the global COVID-19 pandemic, according to senior officials from the International University Sports Federation (FISU).
2020-05-03
Category: International, China,Sports,Athletics
Will be good if we are allowed to train within the facility: Annu Rani
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Javelin thrower Annu Rani said that it will be good if the Sports Ministry and Sports Authority of India allow athletes who are in the national camps during the ongoing lockdown period to resume outdoor training within the facilities.
2020-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
COVID-19: World Athletics creates fund to support athletes
London, April 28 (IANS) World Athletics, together with the International Athletics Foundation (IAF), on Tuesday launched a US$500,000 fund to support professional athletes experiencing financial hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Athletics
Sure this too shall pass & we will reach normalcy: Deepa Malik
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The postponement of the Tokyo Paralympics is a rare positive news that has come for the para-sports community in India in what has otherwise been a gloomy period. Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) President Deepa Malik has even described the development as the "best news I have ever heard in my sports career."
2020-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Cheruiyot, Kipchoge urge fans to remain hopeful amid COVID-19 crisis
Nairobi, April 26 (IANS) Olympic champions Eliud Kipchoge and Vivian Cheruiyot have urged their fans to remain hopeful even as the world battles the effect of coronavirus globally.
2020-04-26
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
I had cried on meeting 'role model' Sachin sir: Hima Das
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Ace India sprinter Hima Das on Sunday said her role model has always been cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar.
2020-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Delayed World Games gets new logo and moniker
New York, April 23 (IANS) The World Games to be held in Birmingham, Alabama -- which have been delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak -- have unveiled a new logo and a new title.
2020-04-23
Category: International, United States,Sports,Athletics
'Athletes looking to peak in 2020 at disadvantage due to Oly postponement'
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Thursday said that the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics to 2021 would leave athletes carrying injuries or those who have taken maximum workload to peak in 2020 at a disadvantage.
2020-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
IOC can't be accused of hesitation in postponing Olympics: Bach
Tokyo, April 13 (IANS) International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has turned a blind eye to claims that the organisation was reluctant in postponing Tokyo 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic and dismissed "conspiracy theories" surrounding the decision to move the event to 2021.
2020-04-13
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
IOC President's Japan visit cancelled due to coronavirus
Tokyo, April 11 (IANS) International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach's scheduled visit to Japan in May has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, Tokyo Olympics Organising Committee CEO Toshiro Muto told the media in an online interaction.
2020-04-11
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
Kipchoge urges athletes to continue training to avoid injury
Nairobi, April 11 (IANS) World marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge says he has focused on strength training while in isolation to stay injury-free.
2020-04-11
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Korir urge sportsmen to lead campaign against COVID-19
Nairobi, April 9 (IANS) African 800m silver medallist Emmanuel Korir has called on athletes to utilise their celebrity status to lead the fight against coronavirus.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
PM Modi thanks athletes for support in fight against COVID-19
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked athletes for showing their support towards the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Modi addressed the nation on Friday morning before interacting with a number of athletes. Post the interaction, the athletes tweeted their support in the fight against the novel disease. Over 2,300 coronavirus cases have been reported in India, including 56 deaths and the number is rising.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
IOA mulls releasing funds to NSFs if they promise to fulfill norms
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) is considering releasing financial grants to those National Sports Federations (NSF) and State Olympic Associatons (SOA) who are yet to submit documents for the same.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
European shooting Olympic qualifier cancelled: ISSF
Munich, March 27 (IANS) The European Shotgun Championship and European Rifle/Pistol Qualification Championship for the 2020 Olympics have been cancelled, the International Shooting Sport Federation said on Friday.
2020-03-27
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Athletics
Turkish boxers test positive after Tokyo qualifier, IOC draws flak
Istanbul, March 26 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has been labelled "irresponsible" after the Turkish Boxing Federation revealed two fighters and a coach who took part in a Tokyo 2020 qualifying event in London earlier this month had since tested positive for COVID-19.
2020-03-26
Category: International, Turkey,Sports,Athletics
Every athletes' worst fear has come true: Vinesh on Oly postponement
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Ace wrestler Vinesh Phogat said that postponement of the Olympics is every athletes' "worst fear" and has left her "deeply disappointed."
2020-03-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
New date of Olympics not restricted to summer 2021: Bach
Beijing, March 25 (IANS) International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said all options are on table for the new date of Tokyo Games, and that the postponement needs sacrifice and compromise of all the stakeholders.
2020-03-25
Category: International, China,Sports,Athletics
Task force to be set up for issues around postponed Olympics
Tokyo, March 25 (IANS) Organizers of the Tokyo Olympic Games (Tokyo 2020) will set up task force to resolve the issues arising after the postponement of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
2020-03-25
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
Tokyo, Beijing, Dakar Games in a row huge challenge for IOC: Bach
Beijing, March 25 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said the Tokyo Olympics in 2021, together with Beijing 2022 and Dakar 2022, will present a huge challenge towards the governing body of the Olympic movement.
2020-03-25
Category: International, China,Sports,Athletics
Every athletes' worst fear has come true: Vinesh on Oly postponement
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Ace wrestler Vinesh Phogat said that postponement of the Olympics is every athletes' "worst fear" and has left her "deeply disappointed."
2020-03-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
New date of Olympics not restricted to summer 2021: Bach
Beijing, March 25 (IANS) International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said all options are on table for the new date of Tokyo Games, and that the postponement needs sacrifice and compromise of all the stakeholders.
2020-03-25
Category: International, China,Sports,Athletics
Task force to be set up for issues around postponed Olympics
Tokyo, March 25 (IANS) Organizers of the Tokyo Olympic Games (Tokyo 2020) will set up task force to resolve the issues arising after the postponement of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
2020-03-25
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
Tokyo, Beijing, Dakar Games in a row huge challenge for IOC: Bach
Beijing, March 25 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said the Tokyo Olympics in 2021, together with Beijing 2022 and Dakar 2022, will present a huge challenge towards the governing body of the Olympic movement.
2020-03-25
Category: International, China,Sports,Athletics
IOC Athletes' Commission supports Olympics postponement
Geneva, March 25 (IANS) The IOC Athletes' Commission has expressed full support of the IOC's decision to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games until 2021 after discussion within athlete community.
2020-03-25
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Athletics
IOC member Pound's statement on Olympics not official: IOA
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has stated that no decision regarding the postponement of Tokyo Games, slated to start from July 24, has been made as of now by the International Olympic Association (IOC) and it will be done only in four weeks time.
2020-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics