Indian Olympic Association president N Ramachandran was awarded the Olympic Order for outstanding service to the Olympic movement on Sunday. Instituted in May 1975, the Olympic Order is the highest award of the Olympic Movement and is awarded for particularly distinguished contributions to the Olympic Movement, that is, recognition of efforts worthy of merit in the cause of sport. The President of the IOC, Thomas Bach, formally presented the award to Ramachandran and congratulated him, saying ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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Salman Khan Bollywood actor Salman Khan missed his flight to Delhi from Mumbai airport on Monday as he was late in reporting for the boarding process. The airline did not allow him to board as the boarding process was already over, a rule that has been ...Asian Age, 1 month ago
The World Anti Doping Agency has rejected the National Anti Doping Agency's verdict on wrestler Narsingh Yadav, who was given a clean chit to compete in the Rio Olympics, according to reports on Monday.WADA has appealed against the Indian doping agency's (NADA) decision in the Court of Arbitration for Sports, the decision of which will be known on August 18.Wrestler Yadav is scheduled to participate in the 75kg freestyle category at the Olympics and his bout is on August 19.The Indian ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
For the first time ever, the largest ever contingent to the Games has around six official brand partners, with a combined value touching Rs 10 crore. This is more than three times the amount that just two sponsors (Amul and Samsung) had rustled up for London Olympics in 2012. It is hard to find heartening news about the Rio Olympics. Doping scandals, the Indian hockey team’s fight for a television set and of course, the usual exchange of words between the country’s tennis stars ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
The far-reaching reforms in BCCI recommended by the Lodha Committee today got the stamp of approval from the Supreme Court that will keep former czars like Sharad Pawar and N Srinivasan out because of the age-cap of 70 on those occupying posts in the ...Deccan Herald, 1 month ago
Sports Minister Vijay Goel today said that giant screens will be put up all around Delhi for people to watch the Indian athletes perform in the Rio Olympics beginning August 5. "We want to take sports to every doorstep and keeping that philosophy in mind, we ...Deccan Herald, 1 month ago
Olympic champion shooter Abhinav Bindra has been chosen to be the flag bearer of the Indian contingent at the Rio Games opening ceremony on 5 August. The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) confirmed that they have chosen the 2008 Beijing Olympic gold medallist ...catchnews.com, 2 months ago Bindra chosen as India's flagbearer at Rio Olympics Deccan Herald, 2 months ago
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