Dutee stood firm on her allegations even after several senior sportspersons of the State criticised her for her Facebook post in which she accused the State government of developing sports infrastructure by spending crores of rupees while neglecting sportspersons
Leading the sports ecosystem in the country, Odisha has hosted several international sporting events including Asian athletics championships 2017, men's hockey world cup 2018 and the ongoing hockey men's junior world cup 2021.
Bhubaneswar: Continuing its reputation of successfully hosting major national and International sporting events, the state is now geared up to organise the International Tennis Federation (ITF) US $ 15,000 tournament, likely to commence on February 26 next month at the Kalinga Stadium here. This is the first ever international tennis competition being planned to be […]
Bhubaneswar: An eight member delegation of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) inspected infrastructure and other facilities for the upcoming U-17 Women’s World Cup at the Kalinga Stadium here on Friday. The FIFA delegation, led by project head Oliver Vogt, visited the Kalinga Stadium to evaluate the progress and preparations for the football tournament. “We […]
Bhubaneswar: Odishas Sports and Youth Services Minister Tusharkanti Behera said on Friday that he was diagnosed with COVID-19 and urged all those who came in contact with him to get tested. Behera said that he has some symptoms and is in home isolation. I have tested COVID-positive today. Hence I request all my friends and […]
Bhubaneswar: Ace sprinter Dutee Chand turns 25 today. Born in the dawn of the 21st century, the young track icon has set several impressive milestones with her sheer grit, will and talent. Dutee is an inspiration to look up to. The current champion in the women’s 100 metres sprint has continued to inspire people not […]
Minati Mohapatra became the first sportsperson from Odisha and the first woman cyclist of the country to bag Arjuna Award in 1980. An eight-time National champion, she had won five gold medals at the 1979 Indo-Sri Lanka Cycling Series in Colombo and a bronze at the 1970 National Games in Cuttack. It’s heartening to write […]
Among the recent sporting successes achieved by Odisha, two medals at the 31st Senior National Fencing Championship and one at the 2nd Khelo India Winter Games were exceptional. The fencing medals – one silver and one bronze – were first for Odisha in a National Championship and eight fencers, mostly from Bolangir, achieved the historic […]