NDTVSports | Tuesday October 21, 2014
Traditionally, Indian contingents have had to depend on hockey and - more recently - shooting, boxing, wrestling and badminton to boost the medal tally at major international events like the Olympics, Commonwealth Games and Asian Games. But with Usha...
Indo-AsianNews Service | Thursday October 9, 2014
Quarter-miler Tintu Luka, who won one gold and silver, would get Rs.25 lakh and her coach PT Usha would get Rs 2 lakh.
Press Trust of India | Friday February 21, 2014
Former sprinter Ashwini Nachappa, who is also the head of Clean Sports India, said that she whole-heartedly supported Rahul Gandhi's philosophy of keeping politicians away from Indian sports bodies.
Suprita Das | Thursday September 26, 2013
The 17-year-old from Odisha is the current national champion in 100m, and won gold in both 100 and 200m at the recently concluded National Open Athletics Championships in Ranchi.
Press Trust of India | Sunday September 8, 2013
Recalling her career, Usha said the current lot of athletes wind up practice at the slightest bodyache.
Press Trust of India | Friday September 6, 2013
The IOC on Thursday rejected IOA's compromise formula on the chargesheet clause even as a defiant IOA stuck to its stand that Indian law would prevail on these matters, further jeopardising the country's chances of a quick return to the Olympic fold.
Shubhodeep Chakravarty | Thursday August 22, 2013
Asking the government to popularize a niche event like Indian F1 is really asking too much from a political set-up that has failed to provide basic needs of life for 66 years.
Alpan Saxena | Tuesday August 20, 2013
She is known as the Nightingale of India, but Lata Mangeshkar says that her brother Hridaynath is such a perfectionist that it is not easy to live up to his expectations.
Press Trust of India | Thursday July 18, 2013
The 'Flying Sikh' seems to be on a high ever since the film on him, 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' set the cash registers across the country ringing. But as discussions turn to the India's future in sports, the 77-year-old gets all serious.
Press Trust of India | Sunday February 10, 2013
Usha says that she would not blame the corporate sector for not investing much as the sponsors look for results and obviously, profitability.
Press Trust of India | Thursday December 6, 2012
The newly-elected executive council of the Indian Olympic Association on Thursday constituted a three-member advisory panel to guide the office bearers on the problems faced by the athletes, besides forming a nine-member Athletes Commission to ove...
Press Trust of India | Saturday July 14, 2012
Legendary athlete Milkha Singh still feels the pain of missing out on an Olympic medal five decades ago and says his one last wish is to see an Indian win an Olympic gold in athletics.
Press Trust of India | Friday June 22, 2012
A portion of the Indian Cricket Board's contribution of Rs 50 crore to the National Sports Development Fund has been provided to Olympian P T Usha's academy in Kerala for its upgradation, sports minister Ajay Maken said on Friday.
South | Hridayesh Joshi | Thursday April 12, 2012
PT Usha is now training and mentoring a batch of 17 girls in Kinalur, a calm and quiet village near Kozhikode in Kerala and she believes Tintu Luka is the brightest star in her galaxy.
South | Hridayesh Joshi | Wednesday April 11, 2012
"Where is that girl you reckon a hope for London Olympics?" I ask nervously as I was tentative about my knowledge of sports, especially athletics. "Tintu. You are asking about Tintu Luka, She is right there on the track." PT Usha - one of the best ...
Press Trust of India | Tuesday November 15, 2011
Terming the National Sports Development Bill a "landmark initiative" aimed at "stemming the rot" in Indian sports, legendary athlete PT Usha on Tuesday, urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to ensure that it is cleared by the Cabinet and passed by ...
Press Trust of India | Sunday November 13, 2011
The Indian Olympic Association and the federations might be against it but the National Sports Bill has got a collective thumbs up from India's top athletes, who feel the draft has the potential to drastically change the country's sports scene.
Press Trust of India | Saturday October 29, 2011
In stark contrast to other sportspersons who have given a thumbs-up to the Formula One coming to India, former sprint queen P T Usha says hosting the Grand Prix is nothing but a âcriminal wasteâ of money.
Press Trust of India | Saturday July 30, 2011
Continuing its drive to catch drug cheats following the athletics doping scandal, the National Anti Doping Agency officials on Friday, conducted a surprise raid at the PT Usha School of Athletics here.
Press Trust of India | Thursday January 1, 1970
P T Usha narrowly missed a medal and history at the Los Angeles Olympics when she finished fourth in 400m hurdles but such was the Indian legend's aura that the eventual gold medallist, Nawal El Moutawakel, on Sunday said she too ended up crying for ...