Para athlete Nishad Kumar tests positive for COVID-19

The governing body said Nishad “has been moved to SS Sparsh Multi-speciality hospital.” Indian para athlete Nishad Kumar has tested positive for COVID-19 and shifted to a hospital as a precautionary measure, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) said on Sunday. Nishad Kumar had won a gold medal in the men’s high jump T46/47 event … Read more Para athlete Nishad Kumar tests positive for COVID-19

Covid impact: Sports budget takes Rs 230.78 crore cut | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: It’s an Olympic year and the country’s sports administrators would have hoped for an increased monetary allocation in the Union budget for the financial year 2021-22. However, the national sports budget suffered a steep cut of Rs 230.78 crore from what the government had originally allocated in the previous financial year 2020-2021. On … Read more Covid impact: Sports budget takes Rs 230.78 crore cut | More sports News – Times of India

Amit Panghal seeks corporate help to pay personal coach | Boxing News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India’s leading boxer, Amit Panghal, has been forced to request an Indian multinational conglomerate to help him pay the salary of his personal coach, Anil Dhankar, who was recently allowed to join the pugilist in his preparations for the Tokyo Olympics. Panghal, one of country’s leading medal prospects in men’s boxing at the … Read more Amit Panghal seeks corporate help to pay personal coach | Boxing News – Times of India

Sports Authority of India to ensure intensity doesn’t drop for athletes returning to training

NEW DELHI: With a view to ensure no reduction in training intensity of the Olympic Games-bound athletes, Sports Authority of India has amended the quarantine regulations for those returning to its centres from various competitions. In partial modification of the Standard Operating Procedures issued on September 11 and December 3 last year, SAI has ensured … Read more Sports Authority of India to ensure intensity doesn’t drop for athletes returning to training

Ministry decides to name all new, upgraded SAI facilities after sportspersons

New Delhi: The Sports Ministry on Sunday said it has decided to name all the upcoming and upgraded facilities of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) after renowned athletes who have brought accolades for the country. The initiative is meant to honour sporting heroes of the country, the SAI said in a press release. In … Read more Ministry decides to name all new, upgraded SAI facilities after sportspersons

SAI approves Sindhu’s request for travelling coach and physio

The 26-year-old Sindhu, who is part of the Target Olympic Podium Scheme core group, will return to competitive action in January next year after the coronavirus-induced break. The Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Friday approved Olympic silver-medallist and world champion P V Sindhu’s request to allow her physio and fitness trainer to accompany her … Read more SAI approves Sindhu’s request for travelling coach and physio

Have Been Focussing More on My Goal-scoring Ability, Says Shilanand Lakra

Shilanand Lakra, a young forward in the Indian men’s hockey team, is determined to make the most of the ongoing period where he has having found the opportunity to focus on personal development since the Covid-19 pandemic struck. “Obviously having made my debut for the senior team in 2018 at the 27th Sultan Azlan Shah … Read more Have Been Focussing More on My Goal-scoring Ability, Says Shilanand Lakra

2020 Has Taught Me Importance of Being Mentally Strong: Suraj Karkera

Goalkeeper Suraj Karkera had decided to stay back at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) facility in Bengaluru when the Indian men and women’s hockey core probable groups, in June, were allowed to take a break to be with their families after a series of nationwide lockdowns. He made the decision as Covid-19 cases were … Read more 2020 Has Taught Me Importance of Being Mentally Strong: Suraj Karkera

SAI releases Rs 5.78 crore as ‘out of pocket’ allowance for Khelo India athletes | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has disbursed funds to the tune of Rs 5.78 crore as an Out of Pocket Allowance (OPA) for 2783 Khelo India athletes (KIAs) for the months of October and November. The OPA (Rs 1.20 lakh annually) is transferred directly to the athlete’s bank account, whereas the rest … Read more SAI releases Rs 5.78 crore as ‘out of pocket’ allowance for Khelo India athletes | More sports News – Times of India

SAI releases Rs 5.78 crore as “out of pocket” allowance for Khelo India athletes

New Delhi: The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has disbursed funds to the tune of Rs 5.78 crore as an Out of Pocket Allowance (OPA) for 2783 Khelo India athletes (KIAs) for the months of October and November. The OPA (Rs 1.20 lakh annually) has been transferred directly to the athlete’s bank account, whereas the … Read more SAI releases Rs 5.78 crore as “out of pocket” allowance for Khelo India athletes