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2016 Best Sporting Moments

As 2016 comes to an end, India can celebrate yet another year of sporting achievement. Its sportspersons have done the nation proud with some very inspiring performances and continue to stand up as role models for the younger generation. 2016 will also be remembered as a year when women outperformed men in many sports and took charge in holding up the Indian flag. Another positive fallout has been the recognition that various past and existing [...]

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award for PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, Dipa Karmakar, Jitu Rai

  National Sports Awards recognizes and rewards excellence in sports every year.  Of all the awards, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award officially known as Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in Sports and Games, is the highest sporting honour in the Republic of India, given for the spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of four years. This year it was indeed a celebration of women [...]

Rio Olympics 2016 India Schedule Time Table

The much awaited Rio Olympics, 2016, is all set to begin on the 5th of August, 2016. Yes!! The upcoming quadrennial international sporting event is beginning in just 2 days time. And India has reason to rejoice, for in this event 120 competitors are representing India in 15 different events, which include 66 men and 54 women. This is the strongest ever contingent sent by India since India’s participation in 1900. It goes without saying [...]

For India Rio Promises to be a Watershed

India’s largest ever Olympic contingent began arriving early in Rio de Janeiro to acclimatize and prepare for the intense competition that awaits them from 5 August onwards, the day of the Opening ceremony. India has been growing in participant size and confidence, albeit slowly, at the Olympic stage and this year the team is brimming with confidence to take on the best in sport that the world has to offer. Team faces local hurdles The [...]

PR Sreejesh Captain of Indian Hockey Team in Rio Olympics

Goalkeeper PR Sreejesh – reputed to be one of the coolest heads in the national men’s hockey team – has been chosen to lead the squad heading to Rio Olympics. This is being regarded as one of the most important decisions taken by Hockey India, the governing body for hockey in India, in recent times. Sreejesh replaces Sardar Singh, who had been skipper for a long time. Sreejesh is currently thought to be as one [...]

India at the Rio Olympics

Summer Olympic Games 2016 The greatest event in the sports world in 2016 is undoubtedly the Summer Olympics scheduled to be held between 5 and 21 August in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. And Rio certainly promises to be bigger than ever. Some 206 National Olympics Committees across the world will be sending in athletes to compete. It is likely that over 10,500 of the best sportspersons in the world will compete to win in the [...]

Salman Khan, India's Goodwill Ambassador to Rio Olympics 2016

Earlier this week, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) made news by deciding to appoint Bollywood superstar and popular actor Salman Khan as the goodwill ambassador for the contingent of athletes representing India at the 2016 Rio Olympics. While the IOA is likely to appoint other such goodwill ambassadors in the run up to the Rio Olympics, the announcement of Salman’s appointment was one of the earliest and was made at an event at the IOA [...]

India in 2016 Rio Olympics

The 2016 Summer Olympics will be held in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro. The games will kick off on 5 August 2016 and continue till 21August 2016. 146 countries have already qualified for the same and it is expected that 206 countries will take part in the same. At least 10,500 athletes are supposed to take part in the event and 306 events are supposed to be held in 28 different sports categories. This [...]