Sports Authority of India (SAI): News

27 Oct 2023


Asian Para Games, Sheetal Devi scripts history: Decoding her achievements

Teenage armless archer Sheetal Devi scripted history on Friday at the Asian Para Games in Hangzhou, China.

01 Feb 2023

Ministry of Sports

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.

07 Jun 2022


Indian cyclist accuses coach of 'inappropriate behavior': Details here

An Indian woman cyclist has accused the chief coach of national sprint team, RK Sharma, of "inappropriate behavior" during a camp in Slovenia.

23 Apr 2021


SAI suspends coach for alleged sexual assault on minor

The Sports Authority of India on Thursday suspended a Project Officer-turned coach employed by it with immediate effect and ordered an inquiry after he was arrested for alleged sexual assault on a minor girl.

25 Aug 2020


Kryphsa FC yet to receive funds, club in financial distress

The Indian Women's League 2019/20 runners-up Kryphsa FC continue to suffer financially amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

11 Aug 2020

Mandeep Singh

Hockey player Mandeep Singh admitted to hospital after testing COVID-positive

Indian men's hockey team striker Mandeep Singh, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, has been admitted to hospital.

08 Aug 2020

Indian Hockey Team

Hockey: Manpreet Singh, four others test positive for coronavirus

The Indian men's hockey team captain Manpreet Singh and four other players have tested positive for coronavirus.

31 Jul 2020

Virender Sehwag

National Sports Awards: Sehwag, Sardar in 12-member selection panel

Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag and hockey stalwart Sardar Singh have been included in a 12-member committee constituted by the sports ministry to select this year's National Sports Awards winners.

11 Jul 2020


SAI forms inquiry committee to investigate boxers' alleged quarantine violation

The Sports Authority of India (SAI), on Saturday, formed an inquiry committee after three boxers allegedly violated the COVID-19 quarantine norms at the National Institute of Sports (NIS) in Patiala.

07 Jun 2020


India's Olympic-bound boxers will need to wait before resuming training

Top Indian boxers will have to wait for some more time before resuming training.

13 Mar 2020

Mary Kom

Indian boxers including Mary Kom to go into quarantine

India's Mary Kom, who competed in the Asia-Oceania Olympic qualifiers in Jordan, will be sent into self-isolation for at least 10 days, alongside thirteen other boxers.

17 Feb 2020


India's Boltesque buffalo jockey Srinivas Gowda declines sprint trial

A buffalo jockey in India has turned down an invitation to take part in a track and field trial.

23 Dec 2019


#CareerBytes: Didn't clear UPSC CSE Interview? Here are other options

The UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE) is one of the most popular and challenging competitive exams. It consists of three stages: Prelims, Mains, and Personality Test/Interview.

06 Dec 2019


Former India table tennis coach Bhawani Mukherji passes away

Former Indian table tennis coach Bhawani Mukherji has passed away at the age of 68.

09 Feb 2019


Badminton: Foreign coaches to help out Gopichand- Details here

This year is going to be massive for Indian badminton, as the focus has already shifted to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo and its preparations are on full swing.

14 Nov 2018


Delhi: International level athlete commits suicide at JLN; inquiry ordered

Parvinder Chaudhary, an 18-year-old athlete from UP, who represented India at international level, committed suicide at Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru (JLN) Stadium.

Athlete Swapna Barman to get customized shoes

Indian athlete, Swapna Barman, who excelled at the recently concluded 2018 Asian Games, is set to get customized shoes.

17 Aug 2018


Junior Track Cycling World Championships: Indian Esow Alban wins sliver

The cycling star from Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Esow Alban, has won the silver medal at the World Junior Track Cycling World Championships in Switzerland.

02 Aug 2018


Equipment shortage sees SAI academies in dire situation

The Sports Authority of India's (SAI) several academies are in desperate need of equipments.

22 Jul 2018


SAI selects 734 players under Khelo India scheme

The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has selected 734 players for a scholarship programme.

29 May 2018

Mirabai Chanu

Mirabai Chanu requests Sports Ministry to install CCTV cameras

Commonwealth Games gold medalist and current weightlifting world champion Mirabai Chanu has put in a request to the Sports Ministry to install CCTV cameras in her room at the national camp.

27 May 2018


Hockey: 48 senior players selected for Women's National Camp

Hockey India will be conducting a national camp from May 28 to June 9 for 48 senior women hockey players at the Sports Authority of India centre in Bengaluru.

24 May 2018


3 Phogat sisters allowed to enter wrestling camp, Babita ignored

There was some respite for the Phogat sisters Geeta, Ritu and Sangeeta after they were allowed to enter the wrestling camp for the upcoming Asian Games.

13 May 2018


In a first, CBSE to conduct examinations for six students

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will be conducting examinations for six students of class 10 and 12, who were representing India at international sports championships during the board exams.

23 Mar 2018


Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore slams SAI Bengaluru

Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has expressed his unhappiness regarding the facilities at Bengaluru's Sports Authority of India (SAI) complex.

09 Mar 2018


CBSE postpones Class 10 Boards exams for shooter Anish Bhanwala

In a first, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has rescheduled three Class 10 Board exam papers for India's emerging shooter Anish Bhanwala.

05 Dec 2017


Indian hockey team in Australia alleges mismanagement, SAI defends

Two days ago, a video of Indian hockey players in Australia complaining about lack of facilities went viral.

19 Aug 2017


India's Olympic Task Force makes strong recommendations

The Olympic Task Force, a body formed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2016, submitted its final report which includes some strong recommendations to uplift India's performance in the upcoming Olympic events.

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.

Whose fault - Sports Ministry's or Athletes?

Athletes preparing for the Olympics were demoralized for long with the bureaucracy's rigidity which had consistently hampered and hindered their training programmes.