BHUBANESWAR: The Biju Patnaik-led Odisha state government has announced that it will sponsor the Indian national rugby teams for the next three years and facilitate high performance training and conditioning of the players.
Jan 15, 2020 17:01
MUMBAI: Odisha beat Telangana and Tamil Nadu when it was adjudged as the Best State for Promotion of Sports at the Sportstar Aces Awards here Monday evening. The winner was decided on basis of the budgetary allocation (Odisha had Rs 2.2 billion for 2019-20), stadium infrastructure, management of nation-level and international-level events and other important criteria.
Oct 22, 2019 09:10
BHUBANESWAR: Members of the Institute of Town Planners India (ITPI) on Saturday recommended that the state government construct a sports complex in the city having facilities for promotion of wide range of sports activities to develop the city as ‘Sports Capital’ of the country in future.
Jul 23, 2019 16:07
BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Monday said his government was keen to promote Table Tennis in the state. “The state government, among other sports, is keen to promote TT in the state,” PTI quotes Patnaik as having said while addressing participants of the 21 Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship, which ended in Cuttack last evening.
Feb 09, 2019 14:02
BHUBANESWAR: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has confirmed that the Hero Gold Cup will take place at the Kalinga Stadium in the Odisha capital city in association with the state government from Saturday at 7 pm and all its matches will be streamed live on Hotstar.
Dec 24, 2018 15:12
BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha government on Saturday said that its ambitious project, the High Performance Sports Academy will start functioning in the city from the coming financial year, IANS reports.
Dec 13, 2018 13:12
BHUBANESWAR: The Sports Journalists Federation of India (SJFI) organised its first ever Young Reporters Programme (YRP) on the sidelines of the Men’s Hockey World Cup in the city on Wednesday, IANS reports.
Dec 13, 2018 12:12
BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Sports Minister Chandra Sarathi Behera and International Hockey Federation (FIH) President Narinder Batra announced Wednesday that the capital city is set to host one of the three Hockey Series Finals to be held from 6-16 June 2019. The Hockey Series is open to national teams that are not playing in the Hockey Pro League.
Nov 06, 2018 15:11
MUMBAI: Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik bagged the International Hockey Federation (FIH) President's Award on Monday in New Delhi on 1 November, ANI reports. Patnaik, an ardent sports lover, was recognised for promoting hockey and his government's incredible efforts in bringing the Odisha Men's Hockey World Cup to Bhubaneswar. The marquee event is slated to begin on 28 November.
Oct 26, 2018 12:10
BHUBANESWAR: Asia’s largest and most prestigious sports literature fest, the Ekamra Sports Literary Festival will take place in India for the first time ever this year as Odisha capital Bhubaneswar is set to host the event on 2-3 November, This Week India reports.
Jun 09, 2018 15:06
BHUBANESWAR: Pullela Gopichand, India’s chief badminton coach signed an memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Odisha government on Friday to upgrade the Odisha-Sports Authority of India Badminton Academy to a training centre that will set the bar high with respect to international standards for excellence, Times of India reports.