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Friday, January 24, 2020

Sports Authority of India


Athlete-coach relations have bordered on a feudal paternalism that can foster predators

January 23, 2020 10:41 am

The sports coaching centre and the coach should act as a fulcrum between society that throws up talent via schools or private associations, and athletes, who emerge not just as champions winning laurels for the country but as individuals who receive the right nurturing, and are committed to their sport.

Sports Minister steps in: Clear sexual harassment cases in SAI in 4 weeks

January 18, 2020 8:18 am

Stressing that there is “zero tolerance” for sexual harassment at SAI centres, Rijiju promised to make the system of addressing harassment cases “more robust”.

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.

Sports Authority of India begins to bring the classroom to the playground

September 02, 2019 4:54 am

The Indian government will provide tuitions in English, maths and science at national training centres.

Bangalore-based Brishti is first Indian female player in Spanish football league

May 16, 2019 10:53 pm

An ardent Ronaldinho fan, Brishti Bagchi was picked for trails to Houston Dash, a team that plays in the American National Women's Soccer League where she cleared the first two rounds. However, she could not make it to the team due to limited spots for international players but incidentally got picked by a Spanish scout for another trial in Spain.

‘Trained 33 international players, coaching is a passion for me’: Syed Mohammed Arif

May 01, 2019 10:59 am

76-year-old Syed Mohammed Arif has seen the growth of Indian badminton from close. The former Sports Authority of India coach, who retired in 2005, still trains players at some of the badminton academies run by his trainees in Hyderabad and keeps track of his wards.

Wrestler Ritu Phogat dropped from TOPS

March 19, 2019 6:34 pm

The Sports Authority of India (SAI) decided to axe Ritu from the TOPS programme after the young wrestler made herself unavailable for 2020 Tokyo Olympics and decided to try her luck in MMA in Singapore.

SAI yet to clear Indian gymnasts' participation in Olympic qualification events, claims GFI official

March 02, 2019 9:02 pm

Dipa Karmakar, were Sunday left in the lurch with a top Gymnastic Federation of India official claiming that the Sports Authority of India was yet to clear them for the upcoming World Cups at Baku and Doha.

Sports Ministry grants Rs 35 crore to SAI for TOPS athletes

February 07, 2019 7:10 pm

In addition, the Ministry has also disbursed an amount of Rs 5.98 crore for athletes across 22 disciplines seeking funds from NSDF during 2018.