Bhiwani/Chandigarh, Aug 22 (IANS) The Haryana government Friday announced that Jagdish Singh, who coached Akhil Kumar, Vijender Kumar and Jitender Kumar for the Beijing Olympics, will be given a reward of Rs.2.5 million for producing world-class boxers.
Friday, August 22, 2008 3:06:19 PM
Bhiwani (Haryana), Aug 22 (IANS) Life in this Haryana town came to a virtual standstill Friday as hundreds gathered in front of television sets to watch local lad Vijender Kumar fight for a boxing silver in the Beijing Olympics.
Friday, August 22, 2008 2:23:53 PM
Abhinav Bindra, the well-heeled shooter who became the first sportsperson from independent India to win an individual gold medal at the Beijing Olympics, remained sober - no doubt helped by a natural reserve. But the delirious orgy of official and officious cash award celebrations went on for long.
Friday, August 22, 2008 9:19:52 AM
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Chattarasal Stadium has an imposing look, but the rooms where India's promising grapplers stay, while training at the wrestling centre, have a dingy appearance.
Thursday, August 21, 2008 8:59:39 PM
Bangalore, Aug 21 (IANS) An African student from Ivory Coast, who collapsed playing football for his college team Wednesday, died of cardiac arrest, the police said here Thursday quoting the autopsy report.
Thursday, August 21, 2008 8:59:03 PM
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Chattarasal Stadium has an imposing look, but the wrestling centre where they train and the rooms they reside have a dingy appearance.
Thursday, August 21, 2008 8:58:22 PM
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Wrestling may be anything but a glamorous sport, but contrary to popular perception there is plenty of money in it. And Sushil Kumar's Olympic bronze medal will obviously add to the cash value.
Thursday, August 21, 2008 8:51:21 PM
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) A grand reception awaits wrestler Sushil Kumar when he returns home in the wee hours Sunday with the bronze medal around his neck.
Thursday, August 21, 2008 8:20:36 PM
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Sushil Kumar's bronze medal in the Beijing Olympic Games has given the country's wrestling fans reason to celebrate. Ages ago, Helsinki 1952 to be more precise, a Maharashtrian called Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav had done something similar in the Olympics. Not that Indian wrestling had gone totally rewardless in this 56-year hiatus. Bishambar Singh's silver medal in the world championships in New Delhi in 1965 was no small achievement. But it was not an Olympic medal. Nothing like an Olympic medal!
Thursday, August 21, 2008 6:18:43 PM
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) On any other day, hunting for an address in Bapraula village in Najafgarh would have been quite a task. But not anymore. Almost every passerby seems to know the direction to Sushil Kumar's home, which was thronging with hundreds of well wishers with celebrations in full swing in honour of his winning a bronze medal in the Beijing Olympics.
Thursday, August 21, 2008 4:48:55 PM
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