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Srinivas Gowda covers 142.5m in 13.62 seconds at Kambala

Kambala is a traditional sport of Karnataka, in which the people of coastal districts of the state conduct a buffalo-race. It was in news recently as one of the local contestants from Dakshina Kannada district named Srinivas Gowda covered 142.5 m Kambala in just 13.62 seconds. The Sports Authority of India recently announced that it ..

SAI and Hockey India jointly launch High Performance Centres

Sports Authority of India (SAI) and Hockey India jointly announced that High Performance Centres would be established in seven places across the country. The Centres are expected to provide world-class facilities to Junior and Sub-Junior hockey players. The Centres, which would provide international exposure to players, will be monitored by Hockey India. Four Centres including ..

Dejan Papic appointed as new national coach of Indian table tennis team

Dejan Papic from Canada has been appointed the new national coach of the Indian table tennis team. He accepted the one-year contract that was offered to him by the Sports Authority of India (SAI). He will be paid USD 7000 per month and his contract will be up for renewal after the Tokyo Olympics. The ..

Radheyshyam Julaniya appointed as new Union Sports Secretary

Radheyshyam Julaniya, a 1985 batch officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre, has been appointed the new Union Sports Secretary. He succeeded Rahul Bhatnagar, who is set to join the Ministry of Panchayati Raj. Earlier, Bhatnagar had also served as Director General of Sports Authority of India (SAI) and the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA). During his tenure, ..

Haryana tops overall medal tally at first-ever Khelo India School Games

Haryana has topped the overall medal tally at the first-ever Khelo India School Games (KISG-2018) in New Delhi after winning the 102 medals which include 38 gold and 26 silver. Maharashtra has acquired the 2nd position with 111 medals while Delhi with 94 medals came third. The Khelo India School Games was a part of ..

New Delhi hosts first International Conference on Sports Medicine & Sports Sciences “SAICON 2017”

The first International Conference on Sports Medicine & Sports Sciences “SAICON 2017” was inaugurated by the Minister of State (I/C) Youth Affairs and Sports Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore in New Delhi on December 7, 2017. The SAICON 2017, which is organized by Sports Authority of India (SAI), will promote scientific temperament in the country and inspire ..

Government launches “Come and Play” Scheme

Government launched the Countrywide “Come and Play” scheme. The objective of the scheme is to promote bulk involvement in sports and optimum utilization of sports infrastructure. The target of the scheme is 8-17 age group. This is so that their latent capabilities can be fostered by organized training accessible at the sports centres. It will ..