Tag: Athletes

National Open Athletics Championships begins at Kalinga Stadium

Bhubaneswar: The 58th National Open Athletics Championships was kicked off at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar today with around 805 athletes from across the country taking part in the sporting extravaganza. The four-day event from September 25th to 28th is being organised by Odisha Government’s Sports & Youth Services Department. According to sources, while qualifying rounds […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
18th Asian Games: 12 Odisha players eyeing glory for India

Bhubaneswar: In what could be a matter of pride and honour for Odisha, 12 players from the State will be representing India in the 18th Asian Games to kick off in Jakarta from tomorrow. In total, nine women and three male athletes from Odisha will represent India in Athletics, Hockey, Badminton, Gymnastics and Rowing at […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
High-performance academy at Kalinga Stadium soon !

Bhubaneswar: Good news for sports enthusiasts as a high-performance academy will soon be set up in the Kalinga stadium here. For the purpose, the state government signed an Expression of Intent (EOI) with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and Athletics Federation of India (AFI) here today.  The EOI was signed by Sports Secretary […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Adille J Sumariwalla
Odisha to host Asian Athletics Championship in July

Bhubaneswar: Odisha is going to host the Asian Athletics Championship to be held at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on the first week of July. After inspecting the facilities and infrastructure, President of Athletics Federation of India (AFI), Adille J Sumariwalla termed Kalinga Stadium as one of the best venues in country. The mega sports event […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Rathore lavishes praise on Khelo India Games

New Delhi: Asserting that the Khelo India School Games is a 21st century scheme, Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said on Friday that the government will fully support the National Sports Federations (NSF) to produce better athletes. “Khelo India Games is a 21st century idea and we are ready to help the NSFs as they […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
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PM Modi congratulates Indian athletes in 'Mann Ki Baat'

  New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated the Indian athletes, especially women, for their “excellent performances” at the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG), saying there were many path-breaking achievements. Appreciating table tennis player Manika Batra’s performance, Modi, in his monthly radio programme “Mann Ki Baat”, said: “Our women athletes have made us proud. […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Poor sleep linked to mental health issues in students

New York: Insufficient sleep is associated with a wide range of mental health issues such as anxiety, self-harm and suicide ideation among students and athletes, according to a study. Published in the journal Sleep, the study analysis involved 110,496 students, out of which 8,462 were athletes. “It was really surprising to see how strongly insufficient […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
Excess Physical Activity Can Harm Athletes

London: Researchers have found that, in top athletes, excess physical activity could be harmful and also associated with major fatigue and reduced performances. The study published in the journal Current Biology shows that intensive physical training could harm brain capacity, particularly cognitive control. For the findings, Mathias Pessiglione and his team from Inserm Research Institute […]

  • Sunday, 25 April 2021