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Sports Ministry decides to name all new, upgraded sporting facilities after sportspersons

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Newdelhi:17/1/21In an effort to honour sporting heroes of the country, the Sports Ministry has taken a decision to name all upcoming and upgraded sporting facilities of the Sports Authority of India, after renowned athletes, who have contributed to sports in India.   In the first leg, the newly built air-conditioned wrestling hall and the learners swimming pool in the National ...

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All India Football Federation Cat 5 Referee Development Program commenced

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Bhubaneswar:16/1/21: The Department of Sports and Youth Services has taken up several initiatives for the overall development of Football in the state, one being its collaboration with All India Football Federation (AIFF) and Football Association of Odisha (FAO) to promote footballers, coaches and referees. The AIFF Cat 5 Referee Development Program that commenced today at Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar and continue till ...

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Australia at 274 for 5 at stumps on day one of final Test match

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Brisbanen15/1/21; In Cricket, Australia was 274 for five at stumps on the opening day of the Fourth and Final Test at The Gabba in Brisbane today. Skipper Tim Paine on 38 and Cameron Green on 28 was on crease. For the hosts, Labuschagne starred with the bat scoring 108, while Matthew Wade and Steve Smith also made notable contributions. Earlier, ...

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Olympian and former Indian Hockey defender Michael Kindo passed away

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Rourkela 31/12/20:: Olympian and former Indian Hockey defender Michael Kindo passed away while undergoing treatment at the Ispat General Hospital (IGH), Rourkela today. He was 74. Hospital sources said Kindo breathed his last at around 3:15 PM. He had been unwell for past several days and was admitted to the IGH. He was a resident from Jharkhand. Kindo was a recipient ...

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Odisha T-20 Cricket League inaugurated at Barabati Stadium

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Cuttack:27/12/20: The Odisha T-20 Cricket League was inaugurated today at Barabati Stadium. In the inaugural function newly appointed selector of BCCI for senior selection team, Debasish Mohanty was felicitated by the office bearers of Odisha Cricket Association (OCA). This league is being conducted by OCA in association with TCM. The TCM is a major sports management company in India. This event ...

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International Odia Hockey player Namita Toppo honoured with the 28th prestigious Ekalabya Puraskar

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Bhubaneswar:27/12/20: International Odia Hockey player Namita Toppo was on Sunday honoured with the 28th prestigious Ekalabya Puraskar for the year 2020 for her outstanding performance at the national and international level. She received a cash award of Rs. 5 lakh along with a citation at a low key ceremony held here in strict adherence to Covid-19 guidelines. On the basis ...

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FIFA postpones Under-17 and Under-20 World Cups till 2023 due to coronavirus pandemic

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Newdelhi:25/12/20:The World football’s governing body, FIFA has cancelled Under-17 and Under-20 World Cups that were scheduled to be played next year due to a coronavirus pandemic. These World Cups will now be played in 2023, with Indonesia still hosting the Under-20s and Peru the Under-17s. The Bureau of the FIFA Council said the COVID-19 pandemic continues to present challenges for ...

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Odisha “s Pragyan Ojha to represent the ICA in the Indian Premier League’s (IPL)

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New Delhi:24/12/20: The Indian Cricketers’ Association (ICA) on Wednesday nominated former India left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha to represent the ICA in the Indian Premier League’s (IPL) Governing Council. He will replace former ODI wicketkeeper, Surinder Khanna. “The tenure of the member is one year and with the tenure of the existing nominee having expired, the ICA Board nominated the 34-year-old ...

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Odisha Chief Minister announced a new world-class Hockey Stadium in Rourkela

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Bhubaneswar:24/12/2020: The wheels to host the prestigious FIH Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup India 2023 started rolling in as Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, today, announced a new world-class Hockey Stadium in Rourkela city which would be the biggest stadium for Hockey in India with a sitting capacity of 20 thousand. The stadium along with the allied facilities will be developed ...

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Including Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneshwar: Kiren Rijiju virtually inaugurates 7 others Khelo India State Centres of Excellence

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Newdelhi:22/12/20; Union Minister of Sports & Youth Affairs Shri Kiren Rijiju virtually inaugurated 8 Khelo India State Centres of Excellence (KISCEs) across India in the presence of distinguished State Sports Ministers on Tuesday. The 8 States include Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Kerala, Telangana, Nagaland, Karnataka, and Odisha. Karnataka Chief Minister Shri B S Yediyurappa was part of the virtual launch ...

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