Mihir Vasavda


Sports Ministry clears move to make doping a criminal offence
Sat, Mar 25, 2017

India ranks third on the global list of dope-offenders compiled by WADA for the last three years.

Sundar Raman, part of IMG-Reliance, inducted in AIFF technical panel
Fri, Mar 24, 2017

This is the first time the AIFF has officially included its marketing partners in important decision-making bodies

Ankur Mittal shows his mettle with a gold at ISSF World Cup
Fri, Mar 24, 2017

After winning silver at ISSF World Cup in Delhi last month, Ankur Mittal now upgrades to gold in Mexico

U-17 World Cup: FIFA to consult its medical board amid Delhi pollution concern
Thu, Mar 23, 2017

The Local Organising Committee (LOC) has sought data from the Central Pollution Control Board, which is being analysed by FIFA.

CWG bid: Indian Olympic Association decides it’s too late
Wed, Mar 22, 2017

England’s four-city bid one of the factors; Sports minister Goel says future Asiad/Olympics likely targets

Sardar Singh: All-round hero tries to turn back the clock
Sun, Mar 19, 2017

For all the criticism he faces, one thing everyone agrees on is that Sardar remains a team player, willing to adapt and open to new ideas

With Durban out, IOA considering idea of hosting 2022 Commonwealth Games
Wed, Mar 15, 2017

Durban had to give up hosting rights as the South African government failed to give financial guarantees for the event.

I couldn’t sleep for several weeks after Rio Olympics: Gagan Narang
Wed, Mar 08, 2017

Gagan Narang talks about the agonising miss at Rio Olympics and his approach for the Tokyo Games.

In Aizawl, a ‘failed’ coach leads a ‘failed’ club to unprecedented success
Mon, Mar 06, 2017

Once throw out of I-League, last-minute addition this season Aizawl FC are just one point behind leaders East Bengal on the points table.

The great divide in shooting – from Birendeep Sodhi to Jitu Rai
Sun, Mar 05, 2017

Within shooting there are competitors from diverse cultural and economic strata — from a royal in Birendeep Sodhi to a modest Jitu Rai.

NRAI asserts shooters should stay an arm’s length from parents
Fri, Mar 03, 2017

While parents will be allowed to travel, the NRAI will not book their tickets nor pay for their accommodation.

Post Rio Olympics, shooting gets the cold shoulder
Fri, Mar 03, 2017

Like the massive arenas built for the spectacle that remain unused, several Brazilian shooters too are a neglected bunch post Games.

Dropping three events needed to maintain shooting’s presence at the Olympics: Abhinav Bindra
Thu, Mar 02, 2017

Abhinav Bindra explains the rationale behind the decision to scrape three shooting events from the Olympics.

Pluck, luck and a bronze medal for Jitu Rai at ISSF World Cup
Wed, Mar 01, 2017

From the brink of elimination, Jitu Rai fights back to emerge third in dramatic fashion, aided though by his opponents’ slip-ups.

Shooting World Cup: When diplomacy hits the shooting range
Tue, Feb 28, 2017

China and Taiwan have been locked in a diplomatic rivalry for decades. Thus the need of missive from India to Chinese Taipei and vice versa

Shooting World Cup: Ankur Mittal wins silver medal, but the trap is set
Tue, Feb 28, 2017

ISSF recommended to the IOC that double trap, along with two other events, be dropped from Tokyo Olympics. They'll now be forced to shift to trap or skeet.

Shooting World Cup: Sanjeev Rajput trying to find his range again
Mon, Feb 27, 2017

Rape accused, rifle shooter is happy to be competing again; Heena Sidhu fails to make 10m air pistol event final

IOC seek to replace bullets with laser beams in order to attract TV audience
Sun, Feb 26, 2017

Shooters fear next big change will be introduction of laser pistols and rifles. Currently, shooters use ammunition for rifle, pistol and shotgun.

Shooting World Cup: Mixed event draws mixed response
Sun, Feb 26, 2017

The mixed events will make their Olympic debut in Tokyo once IOC formally approves the ISSF’s recommendation later this year.

ISSF World Cup: Pooja Ghatkar holds nerve, proves mettle
Sat, Feb 25, 2017

India opens account in ISSF World Cup after 28-year-old Pooja Ghatkar wins bronze in 10-metre air rifle.

Shooting’s mixed doubles
Sat, Feb 25, 2017

The ISSF took into account factors such as universality of an event, cost, youth appeal and TV appeal while choosing events for mixed gender.

Shooting World Cup: India reload in 10-metre air rifle
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

Deepak Kumar, a vedic school graduate, poised to make his Shooting World Cup debut in post-Abhinav Bindra era.

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Willingness, readiness of states will be key in allocating matches, says tournament director Javier Ceppi
Wed, Feb 22, 2017

FIFA U-17 World Cup tournament director Javier Ceppi talks about readiness of the states, impending inspections and more.

FIFA U-17 World Cup: New Delhi likely to miss marquee matches as FIFA keeps eye on post-Diwali air
Wed, Feb 22, 2017

FIFA U-17 World Cup is scheduled from October 6-28, with knock-out games to be held after Diwali, which falls on October 19.

For Sardar Singh, Hockey India League 2017 a mixed bag
Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Sardar Singh showed glimpses of his old self but later struggled to make an impact on HIL game against UP Wizards.

Wrestling World Cup: 29 defeats, 7 walkovers and a wooden spoon for India
Sat, Feb 18, 2017

Winning only three of their 32 bouts, with one finishing in 46 seconds, Indian wrestlers cut a miserable figure in the World Cup

Sports Ministry oders audit ordered after athletes complain: Kaju, badaam not coming our way
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

In their letters to SAI, players have alleged that their coaches and administrators pocket 50 per cent of their nutrition quota.

Hockey India League: Florian Fuchs breaks Simon Child’s heart, yet again
Thu, Feb 16, 2017

Six months after Rio heartbreak, Simon Child and team suffer after Florian Fuchs scores in last minute for Mumbai.

Bajrang Punia leads India’s group of new hope in World Cup
Thu, Feb 16, 2017

India’s first step in the post-Sushil Kumar-and-Yogeshwar Dutt era will be in Iran at the World Cup.

National women’s boxing coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu: In the centre of a different frame
Mon, Feb 13, 2017

National women’s boxing coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu recollects his days with the men’s team and explains his ‘cultural shift’ to the new realm.

Jitender: From dope to the next big hope
Fri, Feb 10, 2017

Jitender was slapped a two-year suspension and the grappler's fledging career looked over even before he could spread his wings.

Dutch flavour gets stronger in Indian hockey
Wed, Feb 08, 2017

Alongside Roelant Oltmans as chief coach, Hockey India is set to appoint former Holland assistant coach Hans Streeder as his assistant.

Before U17 World Cup, India have concerns
Thu, Jan 26, 2017

U-17 footballers threaten to pull out of the event if coach Nicolai Adam isn’t removed.

AFC Cup qualifiers: Luck of the draw for Stephen Constantine’s boys
Tue, Jan 24, 2017

It's not an easy group, but it's certainly not a tough one either. Kyrgyzstan, ranked just five places above India, are the strongest team in the group

Indian vet suspended for administering dope to Abu Dhabi royals family’s horse
Fri, Jan 20, 2017

The doctor held responsible for administering the drugs on Glenmorgan is an Indian veterinarian from Bangalore.

At loggerheads with ministry, AAI loses rights to host Asia Cup
Fri, Jan 20, 2017

The AAI has been derecognised by the sports ministry for more than four years for violation of the sports code.