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Sports ministry, SAI begin a 'holistic' restructuring of training institutes across nation

January 31, 2020 11:27 am

Plans to establish 24 Centre of Excellence, upgrade facilities and recruit new coaches.

Ex-SAI chief Neelam Kapur: Number of sexual harassment cases higher

January 17, 2020 11:06 am

According to data obtained by The Indian Express under the Right To Information (RTI) Act and from official reports, 29 of the 45 complaints from 2010 to 2019 were against coaches in sports such as gymnastics, athletics, weightlifting, boxing and wrestling.

10-year record at SAI: 45 complaints of sexual harassment, 29 against coaches

January 16, 2020 11:00 am

SAI did not reply to a detailed questionnaire sent to it. But the organisation’s former director-general, Jiji Thomson, said the athletes often withdraw their complaints or change their statements, fearing their careers would be impacted, which makes it difficult for them to take action.

Five-time Paralympian Naresh Kumar Sharma "threatens" to return Arjuna

August 27, 2019 9:41 pm

In a letter to Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, Sharma said that allegations of sexual harassment were levelled against him by a trainee.

SAI orders internal inquiry after athlete commits suicide at JLN premises

November 14, 2018 12:57 pm

Palinder Chaudhary, an 18-year-old athlete who represented India at international level, was found hanging from the ceiling fan in his hostel room at the athletics academy of JLN stadium.

Gymnasts left stumped by SAI's selection criteria for Artistic World Championship

September 28, 2018 6:46 pm

Indian gymnasts appearing for the trial for the 48th Artistic World Championship have been left stumped by the SAI's directive that they will have to perform the all-around routine instead of their individual events for selection.

SAI lashes out at NRAI, says rejected coaches don't qualify for appointments

September 11, 2018 6:36 pm

Amar Jung, who played at the national level and has a 'C' level coaching certificate obtained in 2017, was not experienced enough to handle international shooters, stated the body.

Perform or face the axe: SAI director general Neelam Kapur's notice to foreign coaches

July 06, 2018 11:49 am

It has learnt that foreign coaches with the athletics teams among the ones will come under scanner following the Asian Games.

SAI sacks coach on sexual harassment charge, vows strict measures

June 06, 2018 5:36 pm

About 15 junior athletes had complained to the SAI headquarters here, alleging that the coach had sought sexual favours from them.

SAI regional centre to come up in Chandigarh, funds received last month

July 16, 2017 5:38 am

It will be SAI’s 11th regional centre in India and fourth in the region after Patiala, Sonepat and Lucknow