NEW DELHI: The satraps helming many sports federations in the country will not take kindly to a bald truth highlighted by Indian Olympic Association president Narinder Batra - that is was the way federations were being run, rather than lack of support from the government, that was the biggest hurdle to the competitive performances of various sports on the international arena.

Aug 17, 2018 17:08
LONDON: National tennis federations have voted overwhelmingly in favour of "transformational" proposals to revamp the Davis Cup and turn it into a season-ending 18-team event. A two-thirds majority among the 140 nations was needed at the International Tennis Federation's (ITF) annual general meeting.
Sep 08, 2017 11:09
NEW DELHI: AIFF's kit partner Nike on Thursday launched Under-17 national football team kit, a month ahead of the kick-off the prestigious FIFA event.
Sep 05, 2017 15:09
MUMBAI: Cricket, which has been part of the Commonwealth Games only once so far, is unlikely to get a berth in the CWG 2022, whichever city hosts the Games.
Sep 02, 2017 15:09
MUMBAI: The Indian women’s football team has risen four places to be placed at the 56th spot in the FIFA ranking issued on Friday. The Indian team is ranked at 13th among Asian Football Confederation countries, sandwiched between Iran and Hong Kong, while Australia tops that list.
Jul 21, 2017 17:07
GENEVA: The Formula One drivers' association on Thursday backed the International Automobile Federation's decision to choose the Halo frontal cockpit protection for 2018. Formula One Strategy Group decided on Wednesday to pick Halo cockpit over Escudo, the two options they had to provide extra protection to the driver, which was backed on Thursday by Association chairman Alex Wurz, reports Efe.
Mar 01, 2017 16:03
MUMBAI: The Indian men’s Rugby team will compete in the Asia Men’s Rugby Sevens Trophy 2017 to be held at Aspire Rugby Field, Doha, Qatar from Friday 3rd March & Saturday 4th March, 2017.  The team will participate under the aegis of the Indian Rugby Football Union (IRFU), the governing body for the sport of Rugby in India and is supported by Societe Generale, the financial partner of Rugby India
Feb 25, 2017 16:02
KOLKATA: Pride Sports, a Madhya Pradesh-based club currently playing the second division league organised by the All India Football Federation (AIFF), has all but disbanded club operations. Unable to pay players and coach Paulo Pedro their salaries, the club's owner left the outfit in the lurch by shirking responsibility and fleeing midway, IANS reports.
Feb 22, 2017 17:02
NEW DELHI: The French Tennis Federation (FFT), organizers of the world’s premier clay court event – Roland-Garros (aka The French Open), in association with All India Tennis Association (AITA) Wednesday announced the third Indian edition of Rendez-Vous à Roland-Garros in partnership with Longines. 
Jun 18, 2010 08:06
SINGHS are Kings, and in the battle royale between the two Singhs, M S Gill and Raja Randhir Singh, the sports federations of the country are the foot soldiers suffering the most: penury, insecurity, stress and frustration. The key to the rebellion by the Indian Olympic Association was financial independence, which Raja Randhir Singh said that the IOA and federations will manage on their own.