Miffed with Athletics Australia's "egotism and outdated approach", a frustrated John Steffensen has decided to boycott next month's Commonwealth Games in Delhi.
Their punches have had such a resonance in the past two years that expectations are bound to be sky-high when Indian boxers, led by the effervescent Vijender Singh and the experienced Akhil Kumar, step into the ring aiming for at least half-a-dozen medals at the Commonwealth Games this October.
Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi today downplayed the health risk posed by the outbreak of Dengue in Delhi just a few weeks before the event, saying it would not affect international participation in the multi-sport extravaganza.
Facing a life ban after failing a second dope test, weightlifter Sanamacha Chanu on Thursday accused the Indian Weightlifting Federation of keeping her in dark about the banned substance methylhexaneamine, which she said she cannot even spell properly.
World chess champion Viswanathan Anand is more concerned about how many medals India would win in the Commonwealth Games than the controversies in the run-up to the mega-event, scheduled to kick off here on October 3.
Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi, who has been facing allegations of financial mismanagement in the run-up to the Delhi event, on Thursday said he was "concerned" about his image as a sport administrator.
Many participating countries are concerned about the security at the Commonwealth Games. Rising cases of dengue in the capital and reports of incomplete venues have added to their worries. Internation...
General Association of National Sports Federations chief V K Malhotra on Friday criticised Sports Minister M S Gill for blaming national federations for the delay in completion of Commonwealth Games venues, saying it is the government which is responsible for the "mess and chaos".
The delay in procuring new cycles could turn out to be a blessing in disguise for Indian riders as their coaches feel training on old cycles has worked to their advantage ahead of next month's Commonwealth Games.
There is little doubt that shooting is India's best bet for medals in the Delhi Commonwealth Games but coach Sunny Thomas has his fingers crossed.
Discounts, new stocks, eye-catching displays...state emporia selling exotic and colourful products from around India are set to make Commonwealth Games (CWG) visitors shop till they drop.
'Shera' or the Commonwealth Games mascot made of multi-coloured leaves and flowers and 'green' boards bearing symbols of sports disciplines will welcome the visitors during the mega event here next month.