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Bindra biopic aims to inspire youngsters to take up shooting as sport

Mumbai: In a country where cricket is a religion, makers of the proposed Bollywood biopic on former world and Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra hope the film will encourage youngsters to consider shooting seriously as a sport. Bindra became the first Indian to win an individual gold medal at the Olympic Games — he achieved the […]

Government to pay Rs 50,000 per month to athletes under TOP scheme

New Delhi: The sports ministry announced on Friday that it has accepted the Olympic Task Force’s recommendation of providing a stipend of Rs 50,000 per month to the elite athletes preparing for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Asian Games or the Commonwealth Games to meet pocket expenses. “The Government has selected 152 elites under Target Olympic […]

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Former Odia Olympians sidelined in HIL

Bhubaneswar: Representing the country in hockey tournaments like Olympics, Asia Cup, Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, Champions Trophy not only command respect for being great ambassadors, but also being fountainhead of expertise and experience which will foster improvements and development of the sport. However, such sportsmen of our State allege that they are being grossly sidelined […]

Sudarsan's sand sculpture congratulates Sindhu

Puri: Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a sand sculpture at Puri beach of Odisha congratulating badminton player P V Sindhu on winning silver medal in Rio Olympics and also her coach Gopichand. Pattnaik said he had created a 5 ft high sand sculpture yesterday to congratulate Sindhu and also thank her coach Gopichand. He […]

Will start preparing for next Olympics now: Dutee

Bhubaneswar: “I will start preparations for the next Olympics from now,” said Dutee Chand, who returned to Bhubaneswar from Rio on Thursday morning after failing to qualify for the semi finals in the 100-meter heats. In an exclusive interview to OTV at the Biju Patnaik International Airport here, the sprinter said, “This was my first […]

Dutee carries India's hopes as track & field events begin

Bhubaneswar: After a spate of disappointing performances by Indian athletes at the Rio Olympics, all eyes are now on star Odia sprinter Dutee Chand, who will represent India in the track and field events beginning today. The ace sprinter will represent India in the 100-metre event in the women’s category which will be held in […]

Jauna Murmu shattered after being 'dropped' from Rio squad

While six women from Odisha have booked their berths for the Olympics scheduled to kick off at Rio de Janeiro in Brazil from August 5, Jauna Murmu, another promising woman sprinter of the state, is shattered after being left out of the 4X400 meter relay squad despite qualifying for the event

Against all odds, Dutee makes it to Olympics

Bhubaneswar: Braving a host of seemingly insurmountable odds – from a ban for hyperandrogenism to poor form after a long layoff from competitive sports – ace sprinter Dutee Chand on Saturday qualified for Olympics to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from Aug 5 to August 21. According to sources, Dutee qualified for the […]

DSP post for Olympics and Asiad gold medallists from Odisha

Gold medallists in Olympics and Asiad from Odisha will be directly appointed as deputy superintendent of police (DSP), Sports and Youth Affairs minister Sudam Marandi said here on Sunday