Olympic medallist pugilist M C Mary Kom today said she has decided to quit boxing after the 2016 Rio Olympic Games as her body would not be able to cope with the rigours of the sport any further.
After a win early in the season at Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold, top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap will now look to chase their dream at the prestigious All England Championship that gets underway with the qualifiers here on Tuesday.
Viswanathan Anand played out a tense draw with Fabiano Caruana of Italy and slipped to second spot after the end of the third round of the Zurich Chess Challenge here. After a brilliant victory against Armenian Levon Aronian in the previous round, it was a tipsy-turvy battle against Caruana for Anand that was finally drawn.
India is aiming at ten-plus medals at the Rio Olympics next year, union Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said here Tuesday.
Volkswagen Motorsport India Thursday launched the 2015 Vento Cup, a one-make touring car racing series, which will be part of the 18th JK Tyre Racing Championship.
Defending champion Saina Nehwal and current world champion Carolina Marin of Spain have confirmed their participation in the Syed Modi International Badminton Championship scheduled to start here on January 20.
Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday clarified that his ministry received the letter of nomination of badminton star Saina Nehwal for the Padma Bhushan only on Saturday but said that it will "examine the possibility of recommending" her name for the award on Monday.
Athletes convicted of doping will face a minimum four-year ban under new rules which came into effect from January 1.