Sports Updates


Sports Minister announces Rs. Ten Lakh Cash Award to Athlete Neeraj Chopra

UpdateNewsOdisha  - 24 Jul   

  Minister of State (I/c) for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Vijay Goel has congratulated Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra for creating world record on way to the gold in the IAAF world Under -20 athletics Championship at Bydgoszcz, Poland on Saturday. Neeraj Chopra’s 86.48 m effort gave India its first World record and the country’s first ever gold in any World Athletics Championship. Shri Goel co...


Twitter Postbox for sports lovers

UpdateNewsOdisha  - 07 Jun   

   ESPN India and Twitter have come together to launch #TwitterPostbox, a daily utility service for sports fans. Sports enthusiasts can subscribe for free to their favourite sport to get a Daily Direct Message on the day’s best sports stories by simply sending a Tweet. To subscribe to #TwitterPostbox, fans have to follow @ESPNIndia and Tweet to @ESPNIndia with #Cricket or #Tennis or #Football o...


Revision of Scheme of National Welfare Fund of Sportspersons

UpdateNewsOdisha  - 20 May   

      The National Welfare Fund for sports persons was set up in March, 1982 with a view to assisting outstanding sportspersons of yesteryears, who had brought glory to the country in sports, now living in indigent circumstances,. The scheme was last reviewed and revised in July 2009.  Scheme of National Welfare Fund of Sportspersons has been reviewed again and has been revised extensively.  Un...


Ms Krishna Poonia get Financial assistance from NSDF

UpdateNewsOdisha  - 20 May   

     The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has approved financial assistance for 80 days training to Ms Krishna Poonia under Mr. Mac Wilkins at Olympic Training Center, Chula Vista, California, USA. Financial assistance from the National Sports Development to the tune of USD 14000 per month for two months’ training has been sanctioned. This sanction is against the projected training expenses...


5th National Leg Cricket Championship

UpdateNewsOdisha  - 18 May   

      The 5 th National Leg Cricket Championship is to be held from 21 st to 23rd May, 2016 at Mathura, UP. The sport that has recently gained much popularity will see 10 teams participating- Delhi,Maharashtra, Vidharba, Odisha, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand, Haryana,Jammu & Kashmir. Captain of National U-19 team, Bargarh boy Chandan Ray who lead the victory against Nepa...