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Arjuna and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratnas: this is how Indian athletes responded

Reactions from a few athletes or their near ones who were nominated for the Arjuna Award and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.

published on : 4th August 2017

Neeraj Chopra lone hope for India in World Athletics championships

The 25 Indian athletes are not expected to make much of an impact, barring an outside chance of a medal from world junior record holder javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra.

published on : 3rd August 2017

Abhinav Bindra seeks helpline for touring Indian athletes

Abhinav Bindra requested the Sports Ministry to set up a helpline for athletes travelling abroad to avoid hardships faced by them.

published on : 15th July 2017

Athletes return with golden memories

They had all reasons to cheer. With 12 gold medals in kitty, the Indian athletes topped the medal tally bagging a total of 29 in the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships (AAC) which concluded here on Su

published on : 11th July 2017

Asian Athletic Championships: Indian athletes top the Heptathlon chart

Before the final event, which is an 800-metre race, Swapana, Purnima and Liksy were ranked 1st, 3rd and 4th respectively.

published on : 9th July 2017

Indian athletes steal the show at Asian Athletics Championship

The Indian quarter milers and middle-distance runners excelled on Day Two of the Asian Athletics Championship sharing four gold medals among them.

published on : 8th July 2017

Anju Bobby George asks Indian athletes to compete more in global events

The legendary long jumper says that the Indian athletes will continue to languish until they aspire to compete at international events.

published on : 30th June 2017

Coming: Affordable, high-performance shoes for athletes

To encourage budding Indian athletes, the Central Leather Research Institute is leading a national initiative to design and develop high-performance indigenous ‘affordable’ sports shoes.

published on : 15th May 2017

A whole new world in store for Neeraj Chopra

Ranked eighth in the world, Neeraj would enter the London event as a contender, a scenario that is rarely associated with in Indian athletes.

published on : 28th April 2017

Despite state apathy, weightlifter Rahul keen to raise bar after camp lift

When Indian athletes’ displays at the Rio Olympics last year failed to meet expectations, there was widespread debate as to why such a regression happened when compared to the 2012 London Games.

published on : 4th April 2017

Irfan looking for fresh future after injury hell

Indian athletes seldom use the Olympics to serve notice of their potential. They win plenty of medals elsewhere, but at the biggest stage, stage fright overwhelms them, reducing potential medal winner

published on : 19th February 2017

Lack of competition forcing Avtar to look beyond nationals confines

There have been many recent cases of premier Indian athletes giving the national championships a miss in order to concentrate on bigger events.

published on : 18th February 2017

Budget 2017: Sports get major boost ahead of big games

The sharp rise in the allocation comes at a time when Indian athletes are preparing for the Commonwealth and Asian Games in 2018.

published on : 1st February 2017

Mountainous hinterland to limelight: Ladakhi duo take high road to success

In a race where Indian athletes largely failed to push the envelope, two new entrants in the elite category stole the show.

published on : 16th January 2017

Lack of events hurts athletes ahead of Asian C’ship at home

Even as the country gears up to host this year’s Asian Athletics Championship in July, a majority of Indian athletes might be feeling hard done by, as they will be competing in the much-awaited compet

published on : 9th January 2017
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