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newssports2 years ago

Kiren Rijiju appointed as Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports in Government of India

Kiren Rijiju has been appointed as India’s next Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports in the newly-elected government led by prime minister Narendra Modi. The 47-year-old Member of Parliament replaced former India shooter Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore in the ministry after taking oath on Thursday.
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newssports2 years ago

CBI raids SAI office, officials taken into custody

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided Sports Authority of India (SAI) headquarters in New Delhi and took six people into custody on Thursday in connection with alleged charges of corruption against them. The SAI director SK Sharma is one among the six people arrested by the probe agency.
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newssports2 years ago

Maharashtra to host Khelo India Youth Games in January

The second edition of the Khelo India Youth Games are scheduled to be held in Maharashtra in the city of Pune from January 9 onwards with improved sporting infrastructure. The sporting spectacle will take place in 18 different disciplines and over 900 local athletes will take part in these Games.
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newssports2 years ago

Our system is slowly falling into place, reveals Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore remains highly optimistic about the future of sports in India saying that the system implemented by the Sports Ministry is showing positive results. Singh added that he would prefer investing funds to improve infrastructure rather than hosting international competitions.
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newssports2 years ago

Sports ministry approves gymnasts to compete under national flag

The Indian sports ministry, led by Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, has approved the participation of Indian gymnasts under the Indian national flag ahead of the FIG Individual Apparatus World Cup in Germany. India will be represented by Dipa Karmakar, Aruna Budda Reddy, Rakesh Patra, and Ashish Kumar.
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newssports2 years ago

Para Athletes hailed by sports minister for their performance at the Para Asian Games

The Para Athletes were praised and also rewarded for their best ever show at the recently concluded Para Asian Games held in Indonesia. The Para Asian Games are held after the conclusion of the Asian Games for those athletes who have disabilities of different extent in any part of their body.
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newssports2 years ago

Continued funding beyond 2020 Olympic will be challenge, asserts Rajyavardhan Rathore

Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has asserted that he faces an uphill task of funding medal prospects of the next Asian Games and Commonwealth Games post the 2020 Games in Tokyo. Rathore was speaking at a felicitation ceremony, held by the IOA, for the Asian Games medallists.
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newssports2 years ago

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore promises ‘surgical’ distribution of funds for 2020 Olympics

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has guaranteed ‘surgical’ distribution of funds to athletes preparing for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, two year from now. The Sports Minister also added that funds are no longer an issue as many corporate organisations have started contributing generous amounts off late.
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newssports3 years ago

“Your identity at the Asiad is just one name , 'India’,” Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore tells athletes

Sports minister and former Olympic medalist, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has asked the Indian athletes and officials to behave responsibly at the Asian games in Jakarta. He also praised the IOU and NSFs for their training and selection and has asked players not to think too much about results.
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newssports3 years ago

Sports Ministry to bear costs of non-affiliated sports in Asian Games

The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has assured the athletes and federations of non-affiliated sports, who were selected for the Asian Games, that all their expenses will be handled by the Ministry. The basic expenses include uniform for the ceremonies, training kit and competition kit.
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