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Odisha Aims To Be Sports Hub, But Lacks Sports Policy

Bhubaneswar: Despite aiming to be the hub of sports in India, there is no sports policy in Odisha, admitted state Sports Minister Tusharkanti Behera on Friday. The Minister said the objective of the Sports and Youth Affairs department is being materialised through various schemes, guidelines and notifications from time to time. “Currently, there is no such […]

Dutee Chand expresses dissatisfaction over allotment of residential plot

Bhubaneswar: International Odia athlete and Olympian Dutee Chand on Tuesday criticised the Odisha government for not keeping its promise of allotting her a government quarter or residential plot in Bhubaneswar. Dutee took to the social networking site Facebook to express her dissatisfaction. “Our State government has failed to keep its promise of providing residential plots […]

Four from Odisha top national Athletes Rankings

Bhubaneswar: Four Odia athletes have topped in different categories in the national Athletes Rankings 2017 published by Athletics Federation of India (AFI). The timing of athletes, who had participated in various national and international events in the year 2017 was taken into consideration to rank the top 20 athletes. As per the rankings, Amiya Kumar […]

Throwback 2017: Newsmakers of the year

By Ashadeep Mohanty & Namita Kaisth At the cusp of 2017 going by, as we gear up to herald another new year, here’s a look at the faces which have left an indelible mark on us and become history. While some were known personalities, many rose to limelight due to their efforts or circumstances. Jaga-Kalia […]

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Asian Athletics Championships closing ceremony today; Odia athletes keep India's hopes alive

Bhubaneswar: While the Capital city is gearing up for a spectacular and colourful closing ceremony of the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships today, all eyes are on Odia athletes with high hopes that they will win medals for India and make the host State proud. As per latest reports, Odia sprinters Srabani Nanda and Dutee Chand have […]

Asian Athletics Meet: Odia sprinters Dutee, Srabani win bronze

Bhubaneswar: It was a memorable day for the host Odisha with local star athletes Dutee Chand and Srabani Nanda both winning bronze medals in 4×100 m relay event on the third day of 22nd Asian Athletics Championships here. National record holder Dutee and Srabani along with Merlin Joseph and Himashree Roy as the other two sprinters […]

Eyes fixed on performance of Odia sprinters at 22nd Asian Athletics Championship

Bhubaneswar: Eyes are fixed on performance of Odia sprinters Dutee Chand, Srabani Nanda and Amiya Mallick who will be representing India in the 100 metre dash at the 22nd Asian Athletics Championship starting at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar today. The first phase of the mega sports event will start with 100 metre sprint for men […]

Asian Athletics meet: CM presents Rs 3 lakh each to four athletes

Bhubaneswar: Sprinters Dutee Chand, Amiya Mallick, Srabani Nanda and Jauna Murmu were presented Rs 3 lakh cheque each by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the Kalinga Stadium today. The Chief Minister reviewed the infrastructure facilities at the stadium and also inaugurated the warm up track ahead of the Asian Athletics Championship from June 5. He […]

SAI names 5 athletes of Odisha for Asian Athletics meet

Bhubaneswar: The countdown for the 22nd Asian Athletics Championship has begun and the Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Wednesday announced name of 95-member squad including five athletes from Odisha. Sprinter Dutee Chand, Srabani Nanda, Amiya Mallick, Poornima Hembram and Jauna Murmu from Odisha are part of the Indian contingent, the SAI notification mentioned. Also […]

Ace Odisha sprinter, Olympian Srabani Nanda conferred with Ekalabya Puraskar

Bhubaneswar: Ace woman sprinter of Odisha and Olympian Srabani Nanda was conferred with the 24th Ekalabya Puraskar in a glittering function here this evening. Nanda received a cash award of Rs 5 lakh and a trophy from renowned sprinter and Olympian Milkha Singh who also felicitated two promising hockey players of Odisha Deep Grace Ekka […]

Olympian Srabani Nanda to get 24th Ekalavya Award

Bhubaneswar: Ace sprinter and Olympian Srabani Nanda will be conferred with the prestigious 24rd Ekalavya award for the year 2016. Apart from this, two hockey players Deep Grace Ekka and Dipsan Tirkey will also be felicitated. The award committee announced name of Nanda to the media after the meeting. Srabani will get a cash award […]

Dutee, Srabani under IAAF scanner over Rio selection

Bhubaneswar: Odia sprinters Dutee Chand and Srabani Nanda are under scanner over qualifying for Rio Olympics as the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) has raised suspicion over the automatic timer used for recording their qualification timings. Along with Dutee Chand and Srabani Nanda, triple jumper Ranjit Maheswari and long jumper Ankit Sharma have also […]

Rio experience will help in next Olympics: Srabani

Bhubaneswar: Despite her disappointing performance in the Rio Olympics, ace woman sprinter Srabani Nanda feels that the experience she gained at the mega event would help her put up a much better performance at the next Olympics as well as forthcoming international events. “I gained very good experience at the Rio Olympics, which is unique […]

Athlete Srabani fails to qualify for 200m semis

Indian athlete Srabani Nanda failed to qualify for the semi-finals of the women's 200 metres after finishing 55th among 72 athletes in Round 1 at the Rio Olympics here on Monday

Srabani seeks blessings of people of the State

As the people of Odisha wait with bated breath to watch their star sprinter Srabani Nanda to perform in the 200-meters event in the evening today, she has sought the blessing of people of Odisha for her success

Family prays for Srabani’s success in Rio Olympics

With the people of Odisha waiting with bated breath to watch the performance of their star sprinter Srabani Nanda, who will compete in the 200 metre run, her family members in Phulbani town in Kandhamal district have prayed the God seeking his blessings to give her the success

Srabani meets Bolt, Pryce; hopes to better her personal best

Ace woman sprinter of Odisha Srabani Nanda believes that she can beat her personal best in the 200-meter sprint, her chosen event, at the Rio Olympics

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Olympic exclusive: Srabani Nanda talks of her sprint from Phulbani to Rio

Rio de Janeiro: With the Olympics all set to begin in Rio today, star Odia athlete Srabani Nanda, who is representing India in the 200-metre and 4X100 metre relay events, is determined to make this opportunity a memorable one. OTV caught up with her at Rio to trace her journey from Phulbani to the Olympics […]

Srabani Nanda leaves for Rio

Bhubaneswar: With a dream in her eyes to win a medalin the Olympics for the nation as well as for the state, star Odia ace sprinter Srabani Nanda on Saturday left for Riode Jaeniro in Brazil to participate in the mega international multi-sports event. According to reports, Srabani left for Dubai from Bengaluru last night. […]

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Rs 60 lakh bonanza for 6 Rio qualifiers from Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced Rs 60 lakh cash special incentive for six sportswomen of the state, who have qualified for the Rio Olympics beginning from August 5. The six sportspersons—sprinters Dutee Chand and Srabani Nanda and four hockey players Deep Grace Ekka, Namita Toppo, Lilima Minz and Sunita Lakra—would receive Rs 10 […]

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Foreign countries have better sports infra: Srabani

Bangalore: Ace woman sprinter of Odisha Srabani Nanda, who hogged the limelight after qualifying for the Rio Olympics in the 200-metre run and 4X400 relay race, feels that foreign countries have better sports infrastructure compared to India. “In foreign countries, you get the opportunity to compete with promising athletes. Besides, you also get advanced training […]

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Dutee, Srabani qualify for Rio Olympics in 4X100 metre relay

Bhubaneswar: Two ace women sprinters of Odisha, Dutee Chand and Srabani Nanda, today brought pride for the state and the country after the Indian 4x100m women’s relay team led by them created a new national record clocking 43.42 seconds and qualified for the Rio Olympics at the Kazakhstan National Athletics Championships at Almaty on Monday. […]

Perseverance key to Srabani’s success, says coach

Srabani Nanda's first coach feels it was her sheer perseverance and grim determination that finally earned her a berth for the Rio Olympics in August

Srabani follows Dutee into Rio Olympics

Bhubaneswar: Perhaps spurred by the scintillating performance of her mate Dutee Chand who made a historic comeback by qualifying for the Rio Olympics in the 100-metre run yesterday, ace woman sprinter Srabani Nanda stormed into the Rio Olympics after clocking 23.07 seconds in the 200-metre run in the XXVI International Meeting G. Kosanov Memorial at […]

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Compliments pour in for Dutee after berth for Rio

Compliments have started pouring in for ace Odia woman sprinter Dutee Chand after she qualified for the Rio Olympics with a career best timing of 11.30 seconds in 100-metre sprint in the XXVI International Meeting G.Kosanov Memorial in Almaty in Kazakhstan today and became the third woman athlete from Odisha after Rachita Panda-Mistry and Anuradha Biswal and the 99th Indian to achieve the historic feat