AgenceFrance-Presse | Thursday July 31, 2014
Information minister Keheliya Rambukwella said Mahinda Rajapakse wanted to attend the Games in Glasgow but was concerned about being targeted by ethnic Tamil protesters who accuse him of war crimes.
World | Associated Press | Sunday July 13, 2014
Russia's sports minister insists the conflict in the Ukraine should not affect the 2018 World Cup.
India | Press Trust of India | Friday July 11, 2014
The Indian sports fraternity felt the athletes training for the Commonwealth Games might have run out of time to make full use of the Rs 100 crore budget hike announced today for their preparations for the July 23 to August 3 event and the subsequent...
Press Trust of India | Thursday July 10, 2014
Finance minister Arun Jaitley said that the union government will set up a Sports University apart from upgrading stadiums.
AgenceFrance-Presse | Wednesday July 2, 2014
The Russians failed to qualify for the second round despite having a relatively easy group and returned home without a single win. That performance has led to calls for Italian Capello to be sacked, but Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko said he di...
AssociatedPress | Saturday June 28, 2014
No reason was given for the order but Ghana President John Mahama sacked his sports minister after the team finished bottom of Group G in the World Cup. It failed to win any games, players went on strike over unpaid fees and two players were indefini...
Reuters | Friday June 20, 2014
The Indian Olympic Association has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government seeking their view on submitting a late bid before the July 1 deadline. New Delhi hosted the first Asian Games and the ninth in 1982.
India | Edited by Mala Das | Saturday June 14, 2014
The Goa government has cancelled a controversial Rs 89-lakh junket by six legislators to Brazil at the end of this month to watch the FIFA World Cup that kicked off yesterday.
India | Edited by Surabhi Malik | Friday June 13, 2014
Football fever is running high and the BJP government in Goa has scripted a controversy by sanctioning a Rs 90 lakh junket for six MLAs, including the sports minister, to Brazil, where the FIFA World Cup began on Thursday night. It has been pegged as...
India | Press Trust of India | Monday June 9, 2014
He has promised to treat sportspersons at par with soldiers and much before taking over as Prime Minister, Narendra Modi showed just how serious he is about that vision when he resolved the travel woes of India's number one singles tennis player, Ank...
India | Press Trust of India | Tuesday June 3, 2014
Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has expressed extreme shock and grief at the sudden demise of Cabinet colleague and Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde, who passed away here after suffering a cardiac arrest during a road accident early this ...
NDTVCricket | Tuesday June 3, 2014
A bigger bash is planned this year for 2014 Indian Premier League champions Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens than the one which was held when they won in 2012. The West Bengal sports minister Madan Mitra has asked police officials in the city of...
Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 28, 2014
During the half-an-hour meet on Tuesday, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal assured all-out support from the government in 2017 when India would be hosting its maiden FIFA World Cup.
Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 28, 2014
Welcomed by the ministry officials at his Shastri Bhavan office, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal was cautious while taking questions from the media.
Agence France-Presse | Tuesday May 13, 2014
Brazil Sports Minister Aldo Rebelo has promised to keep out Argentina hooligans saying that he has police back up and that safety of Argentine fans will be of supreme importance during the FIFA World Cup.
Agence France-Presse | Wednesday May 7, 2014
Brazilian sports minister Aldo Rebelo admitted that FIFA World Cup faced "serious" security problems but has promised "modern, sophisticated" security for the tournament.
Press Trust of India | Thursday March 27, 2014
West Bengal sports minister Madan Mitra said Sourav Ganguly is the best person to become the president of BCCI because of his clean image.
Indo-Asian News Service | Monday April 14, 2014
Sports Minister Aldo Rebelo Tuesday warned international fans would be vetted when entering the country while Brazilians guilty of previous race-based charges will be denied entry at stadiums, reports Xinhua.
Press Trust of India | Saturday March 8, 2014
The Indian Olympic Association had in 2012 proposed to host the South Asian Federation Games early last year but then Sports Minister Ajay Maken had wanted to defer the regional multi-sporting event to this year, citing administrative difficulties th...
Press Trust of India | Friday February 21, 2014
Despite the sports ministry having no authority on providing security to IPL matches, Jitendra Singh commented after he was asked about his opinion as a sports minister on the possibility of the cash-rich T20 tournament being shifted out of India and...