Set This page as your Home Page

Olympics 2016

Olympic Games commonly known as Rio 2016, being held in Rio de Janeiro, More than 11,000 athletes from 206 National Olympic Committees are taking part of this game. With 306 sets of medals, the games features 28 Olympic sports. These sporting events are taking place at 33 venues in the host city as well as at five venues in the cities of Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Salvador, Brasília, and Manaus.... » Read More

Indian Sports

  With over a billion people around we have very few international stars in the Sports Arena. aims at bringing sports closer to the people by introducing various sports activities with details on how to pursue a career in sports.

History of Indian sports

   India - known for its fanaticism for cricket and hockey; started its sports odyssey long back during the great Vedic Era of India. Initially, the development of sports (games) in India gathered momentum after its important role, in maintaining the physical health, was coined by the people of India. Hunting, swimming, boating, archery, horse riding, wrestling and fishing mark the stage of infancy of Indian Sports (Games). Then came the Martial Arts which was also a strong way of self defence apart from a vigorous physical exercise. sports

   In India, sports (games) is seen as 'a way of realizing the body potential to its fullest'; also known as "Dehvada" in ancient India. The philosophical foundation of the sports (games) in India lies in the history of India dating back to Vedic Era in which the Atharva Veda said: ," Duty is in my right hand and the fruits of victory in my left". These words in the traditional mantra hold the same spirit as that of the Olympic oath that implies: ".......For the Honour of my Country and the Glory of Sport." The history of India also beckons of an interesting link between Greece (The Motherland of Sports in the world) and India which dates back to 975 B.C. when both the nations pioneered in the sports (games) like chariot racing and wrestling.

Naldehra Golf Club | Cricket | Indian Boxing | India Sports News | India Cricket News | India Tennis News | India Hockey News| Commonwealth Games | Asian Games | Olympics | SAF Games | Indian Football News

   The golden history of sports in India is also evident in the immortal Indian epics like Ramayana, Mahabharata etc. Whereas during the period of Ramayana; hunting, archery, horse riding, swimming were the royal games; Mahabharata made a mark in the sports like dicing, gymnastics, wrestling, chess (Shatranj) and gulli danda. Puranas mention about the threatening game of rope fighting. The archeological excavations of Harappa and Mohanjodaro along with the religious manuscripts like Puranas and Vedas are the standing testimonials of this glorious history of Indian sports.

   The historians believe that many sports (games) like hockey, archery, wrestling and chess originated in India, which are synonymous to strength and speed nowadays. Kho-Kho In the late Vedic Era, besides sports; the Yoga and Meditation, the inevitable parts of the toughest "Yogashastra" made India, acquire the seat of spiritualism, all over the world. This dignified discipline of Indian Sports finds its place in Bhagwat Gita too.

   Today sports in India have achieved a zenith in terms of popularity and as a career option. Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, SAF Games, Wimbledon and many other world sports tournaments see Indians as one of the most leading sports participants in the world. From Tendulkar, Paes, Bhupathi, Anand, Geet Sethi, Karthikeyan to Sania Mirza lead the present sports generation of India. Cricket, Hockey, Football, Weightlifting, Snooker, Kabaddi, Kho Kho and Archery are the sports of India that have been deep seated into an Indian psyche, whether of a sports person or a sports lover. Not only physical strength, power and satisfaction but also a strong alternative of recreation; sports in India have paved a long way towards the road of success and have made themselves a hallmark in the world of sports.

Latest Sports News

BWF optimistic of fixed-height service rule

    Updated On : Mar 22,2018   9:50 pm
Beijing, March 22 (IANS) The Badminton World Federation (BWF) is optimistic that the experimental service law can help make service judging "simpler and more objective" amid some players' complaints. View More..

IOA yet to decide on rape-accused Soumyajit's CWG participation

    Updated On : Mar 22,2018   9:42 pm
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Narinder Batra on Thursday said that it will take a call on table tennis player Soumyajit Ghoshs participation in the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games after it gets details of the rape case filed against him. View More..

Argentina to test World Cup readiness against rebuilding Italian squad

    Updated On : Mar 22,2018   9:08 pm
Manchester, March 22 (IANS) Argentina's national football team will gauge its level here on Friday night in a pre-World Cup friendly against an Italian squad in rebuilding mode after failing to qualify for the FIFA World Cup in Russia. View More..

Mexico-Iceland friendly pits teams with high World Cup hopes

    Updated On : Mar 22,2018   9:06 pm
Santa Clara (California), March 22 (IANS) Mexico will face Iceland here Friday night in a pre-World Cup friendly involving teams with high expectations heading into this summer's FIFA World Cup in Russia. View More..

Satwik-Chirag jump to 20th spot in badminton rankings

    Updated On : Mar 22,2018   9:04 pm
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) India's young men's doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty jumped one place to be 20th in the rankings released on Thursday while singles shuttler H.S. Prannoy rose four places to be 12th. View More..

Golfer Neha shoots historic 10-under in sixth leg of Hero women's Tour

    Updated On : Mar 22,2018   8:44 pm
Gurugram, March 22 (IANS) Golfer Neha Tripathi played one of the finest rounds in Indian womens golf as she shot a scintillating 10-under 62 to open up a 11-shot lead after 36 holes in the sixth leg of the Hero womens Pro Tour at the Classic Golf and Country Club here on Thursday. View More..

Shooter Valarivan wins gold at junior World Cup

    Updated On : Mar 22,2018   8:28 pm
Sydney, March 22 (IANS) Emerging Indian shooter Elavenil Valarivan clinched the gold medal along with a couple of world records in the women's 10 metre Air Rifle event at the the ISSF Junior World Cup here on Thursday. View More..

Flexible Saha ready to bat anywhere for SRH

    Updated On : Mar 22,2018   8:26 pm
Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) India's Test wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha, who was roped in by Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) this Indian Premier League (IPL) season, said he's ready to bat anywhere and the team has star openers like David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan to give them a solid start. View More..

IPL: Shami welcomed back to Daredevils squad

    Updated On : Mar 22,2018   8:26 pm
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Moments after the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) asked the BCCI to include beleaguered pacer Mohammed Shami in the central contracts, Delhi Daredevils CEO Hemant Dua on Thursday welcomed the seamer back into the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise. View More..

RSPB, Punjab, AISPB, PSPB in national hockey semis

    Updated On : Mar 22,2018   7:52 pm
Lucknow, March 22 (IANS) Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB), Hockey Punjab, Air India Sports Promotion Board (AISPB) and Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) on Thursday advanced to the semi-finals of the 8th Hockey India senior men national championship (A Division). View More..

IPL: Vinay Kumar backs in-form skipper Karthik to deliver

    Updated On : Mar 22,2018   7:52 pm
Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) Experienced Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) pacer R. Vinay Kumar, who won the Indian Premier League (IPL) with them in 2014, backed new skipper Dinesh Karthik, saying he will make a good captain despite eyebrows being raised when the stumper was given the role. View More..

Pandya denies disrespecting Ambedkar

    Updated On : Mar 22,2018   7:52 pm
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) India all-rounder Hardik Pandya on Thursday denied that he had posted derogatory comments against legendary social reformer Bhim Rao Ambedkar on social media. View More..

Santosh Trophy: Mizoram thrash Odisha, Karnataka win

    Updated On : Mar 22,2018   7:38 pm
Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) Mizoram pummelled Odisha 5-0 for their second successive win, while Karnataka began their campaign with a 4-1 victory over Goa in the national football championship for the 72nd Santosh Trophy here on Thursday. View More..

Hamilton says he has not reached his peak as F1 season begins

    Updated On : Mar 22,2018   7:34 pm
Melbourne, March 22 (IANS) Reigning Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes on Thursday said he has not reached his "peak" as a driver ahead of the season's curtain raiser in Melbourne. View More..

CoA asks BCCI to include Shami in central contracts

    Updated On : Mar 22,2018   7:20 pm
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Beleaguered India pacer Mohammed Shami on Thursday got a major reprieve from the BCCI anti-corruption unit in the allegations of match-fixing after which the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) recommended he be included in the list of centrally contracted players. View More..

Rajnath, Rijiju wish Indian CWG contingent

    Updated On : Mar 22,2018   7:06 pm
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and his junior Minister Kiren Rijiju on Thursday wished the Indian contingent for the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG) during a send-off ceremony organised by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) here. View More..

CoA asks BCCI to include Shami in central contracts

    Updated On : Mar 22,2018   6:42 pm
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Beleaguered India pacer Mohammed Shami on Thursday received a fresh lease of life after the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) recommended to the BCCI to include him in the list of centrally contracted players. View More..

Kimetto shakes off injuries, dreams of Vienna marathon course record

    Updated On : Mar 22,2018   6:38 pm
Nairobi, March 22 (IANS) World marathon record holder Dennis Kimetto of Kenya is hopeful of resurrecting his career after three years of injuries as he returns to action at the Vienna Marathon to be held on April 22. View More..

Brazilian teenager Rodrigo set for Real Madrid move: Reports

    Updated On : Mar 22,2018   6:32 pm
Rio de Janeiro, March 22 (IANS) Record European football champions Real Madrid are set to sign highly rated Brazilian teenager Rodrigo Farofa on a long-term contract, according to media reports in Brazil. View More..

Vettel aims to end Ferrari's decade-long championship wait

    Updated On : Mar 22,2018   6:16 pm
Melbourne, March 22 (IANS) German Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel was looking for a fifth world title as he expressed on Thursday his hopes to end Ferrari's 10-year championship drought, ahead of the season-opening Rolex Australian Grand Prix. View More..