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Vinesh Phogat to return her Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award


New Delhi: Asian and Commonwealth Games gold medalist Vinesh Phogat announced that she will be returning her Khel Ratna and Arjuna Award to the government over its support to former Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. After Olympic bronze medalist Sakshi Malik announced she is quitting wrestling and Bajrang Punia returned...

The rise and fall of Narinder Batra as top sports administrator


Mumbai: It was hockey that brought Narinder Dhruv Batra to prominence and contributed to him becoming the top sports administrator in the country; it was also hockey that eventually brought about his downfall. Old-timers in Indian sports remember Batra as a state hockey administrator from Jammu and Kashmir who rose to prominence after hosting senior...

IOA chief quashes reports that India may be barred from Olympics


New Delhi: Indian Olympic Association Chief Narinder Batra has quashed reports that India along with several other countries may get barred from entering Japan for the Tokyo Olympics because of the rise in Covid-19 cases in these countries. Reacting to the reports Batra told the media that the claims have been refuted and there is...