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Govt to provide medical and accident insurance to more than 13,000 athletes and coaches

May 20, 2021 1:23 pm

The Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Thursday said that with this decision, the coverage would increase to more than 13,000 athletes, coaches and support staff.

SAI upgrades Covid-19 SOP, athletes to self-isolate for 15 days before joining camps

September 15, 2020 7:55 pm

The SAI said it will bear the expense of all the Covid-19 tests to be undertaken by athletes, coaches, and support staff before joining the training camps.

NIS on alert after employee at bank inside premises tests positive

August 18, 2020 1:46 pm

According to SAI, the State Bank of India (SBI) employee who tested positive on Sunday, did not come in contact with athletes and coaches residing inside the National Institute of Sports (NIS) campus.

SAI sanctions two-month training for Olympic probable swimmers in Dubai

August 15, 2020 11:21 am

Virdhawal Khade, Srihari Nataraj and Kushagra Rawat, who will train at Dubai's Aqua Nation Swimming Academy, will be accompanied by a coach for a two-month stint at a cost of around Rs 35 lakhs ahead of Tokyo Olympics, which was postponed to next year due to the pandemic.

Centre considers salary cut for foreign coaches; federations up in arms

June 24, 2020 1:15 pm

The federations have demanded that the contracts of the coaches be extended till 2022 since India will be competing in three major events in a span of 12 months.

'Homesick' hockey players leave Bengaluru SAI centre as lockdown eases; granted month's break

June 19, 2020 3:41 pm

Both the men's and women's national teams were stuck at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) South Centre in Bengaluru since March 25 when the government announced the nationwide lockdown to control the COVID-19 pandemic.

SAI resumes sports activities in Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru and National stadiums

May 27, 2020 8:10 am

According to a SAI statement, sporting activities have resumed at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium from Tuesday afternoon in slots of one hour which needs to be pre-booked online.

No sparring, no baton exchange: SAI releases SOP for training but keeps mum on restart

May 21, 2020 6:44 pm

After the decision to allow the opening of sports complexes and stadia for the fourth phase of the lockdown was taken, SAI has so far sidestepped queries on when exactly training can resume.

SAI forms 6-member panel to prepare SOP for phased resumption of training

May 10, 2020 7:44 pm

The panel will draft a SOP, describing protocols and preventive measures to be observed by trainees, coaches, technical and non-technical support staff, mess and hostel staff, once training resumes.

'Undesirable conduct shouldn't dampen cooperation': Kiren Rijiju on Ministry-IOA tiff

April 18, 2020 4:09 pm

Recently, National Sports Federations (NSFs) raised concerns that the Ministry and the Sports Authority of India were trying to seize control of their functioning.