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22 May, 2018 10:32 AM Indians among 200 athletes seeking asylum in Australia after 2018 CWG

Canberra: More than 200 Commonwealth Games athletes and officials who participated in the event in Gold Coast last month remained in Australia after applying for refugee visas, with another 50 staying in the country illegally. The figures were revealed by Immigration Department officials to a Senate committee hearing on Monday night, reports Xinhua 64

5 May, 2018 6:47 PM Neeraj Chopra shatters own national record, finishes 4th in Doha Diamond League

Doha: Star Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra shattered his own national record by clearing a distance of 87.43m en route finishing fourth in a star-studded field in the season-opening Diamond League series meet. Neeraj, who recently won a gold in the Commonwealth Games with a throw of 86.47m, was up against Olympic champion Thomas Rohler, world champion 36

28 April, 2018 4:58 PM Exclusive: Sjoerd Marijne keeps his job with Hockey India, says David John

 Hockey India's High Performance Director, David John, on Saturday told Zee Media that Sjoerd Marijne's job as the chief coach of India's men's hockey team is safe. However, the findings of a review meeting of the team's performance at the Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Australia will be made official only on Tuesday.   New Delhi: Hockey India's High Performance 33

26 April, 2018 3:55 PM Bhaker, Om Prakash finish fourth after setting World Record

Manu Bhaker and Om Prakash Mitharval combined strongly to strike a World record 778 in qualification but missed a medal in the mixed air pistol team competition in the shooting World Cup here on Thursday. Manu and Om Prakash shot 392 and 386 respectively to top the table in qualification. In men’s 50-metre rifle 3-position event, CWG gold medallist Sanjeev 38

25 April, 2018 1:21 PM Haryana Government cancels award function for CWG medallists after prize money furore

Chandigarh: The Haryana government on Wednesday cancelled the felicitation function for the state's Commonwealth Games (CWG) medal winners after being threatened with a boycott by top athletes, such as wrestler Vinesh Phogat and javelin-thrower Neeraj Chopra, over a proposed cut in prize money. The function was to be held in Panchkula on Thursday but athletes 40

21 April, 2018 1:58 PM Shooters set sights on World Cup

Chance for Manu and Anish to gauge their prowess The cream of Indian shooters, fresh from their efforts in the Commonwealth Games, will now set their sights on the season’s second World Cup starting here on Sunday. For Ravi Kumar, Deepak Kumar, Mehuli Ghosh, Anjum Moudgil and Apurvi Chandela, it will be a chance to give a strong start for India in the air rifle 42

17 April, 2018 5:10 PM CWG 2018: Gold medallists relive their success stories

Jitu, Heena and Tejaswini say their performance was a result of hard work and determination Jitu Rai was the only shooter who was able to follow up on his gold from the last Commonwealth Games (CWG), with one more in Gold Coast. “I am happy with the gold in air pistol this time. Last time, I did not get to shoot air pistol and got the gold in free pistol 48

17 April, 2018 3:55 PM CWG 2018: Now IOA says it supports Vikram Sisodia appealing against CGF reprimand

New Delhi: Days after saying that triple jumper Rakesh Babu and race walker KT Irfan will be liable to sanctions for breaching CWG's 'no needle policy', the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Tuesday said it supports officials who had appealed against the CGF Court decision to oust the two athletes from the Games Village in Gold Coast. Rakesh Babu and Irfan 52

17 April, 2018 3:55 PM CWG medal a huge boost for me, says shooter Mehuli Ghosh

New Delhi: Teenage shooting sensation Mehuli Ghosh reckons that her silver medal at the just-concluded 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG) is a huge boost as it will help her at future competitions. The 17-year-old Kolkata girl had surpassed defending champion Apurvi Chandela in the last few moments of the women's 10 metre air rifle event of the 2018 CWG but missed 50

15 April, 2018 2:53 PM Rathore promises to build on CWG gains

Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore today lauded the Indian athletes' performance at the Commonwealth Games and promised to build on the success in Gold Coast keeping the 2024 and 2028 Olympics in mind. India finished third in the medals tally, courtesy 66 medals including 26 gold, 20 silver and as many bronze. "The intensity and passion shown by the athletes 78