Ministry of Sports: News

WFI suspension: IOC announces 3-member ad-hoc committee to run affairs

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Wednesday formed an ad-hoc committee to manage the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI)'s affairs.

Brij Bhushan to athletes: Reactions to Centre suspending WFI body

In an unexpected move, the Union Sports and Youth Affairs Ministry suspended the newly elected governing body of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) led by Sanjay Singh on Sunday.

Why top Indian wrestlers are protesting against WFI chief

India's star grapplers resumed their tirade against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh on Sunday, citing the government's inaction over allegations of sexual abuse.

01 Feb 2023


Sports Ministry receives Rs. 3,397.32 crore for FY 2023-24: Details 

The Sports Ministry has been allocated a budget of Rs. 3,397.32 crore for the fiscal year 2023-24, making it the biggest-ever allocation for the sports sector.

Sports Ministry invites applications for National Sports Awards

The Ministry of Sports on Thursday invited applications for the National Sports Awards, allowing eligible athletes, coaches, universities, and other entities to self-nominate and apply online.

Sri Lanka Police drops 2011 World Cup final fixing probe

The Sri Lanka Police, on Friday, called off its investigation over allegations of match-fixing in the 2011 World Cup final.

Sri Lanka coach Chandika Hathurusingha axed from selection panel

In a bold step, Sri Lanka Cricket has removed coach Chandika Hathurusingha from the selection panel, ahead of the second Test against Australia.

Ball Tampering: Chandimal not to be further punished by SLC

Sri Lankan skipper Dinesh Chandimal will not face further sanctions for the ball-tampering scandal, which he orchestrated against West Indies earlier this month.

18 Feb 2017


Sports Ministry orders probe in SAI after complaints from athletes

The Sports Ministry of India has ordered an on-site assessment in the 18 centres of Sports Authority of India (SAI) as the athletes complained that the coaches and officials ate their daily quota of dry fruits.

26 Dec 2016


Government makes a U-turn; says yoga not a sport anymore

After more than a year of recognizing yoga a sport, the Government of India has reversed its decision.

25 Oct 2016

Sakshee Malikkh

Cash rewards for Rio Games medallists' coaches put on hold

While the Ministry of Sports gave away cash rewards to the medal winners of the Rio Olympics and Paralympics, the awards for the coaches have been put on hold.