Kiren Rijiju

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Saturday rued that people in India, including some of his colleagues in Parliament, have limited understanding of sports and emphasised on the need to create a sports culture in the country.

Sports minister, Kiren Rijiju recently adressed a webinar where he highlighted the idea of every state adopting one sport for its development.

Worried about the de-recognition of 54 National Sports Federations a year before the Olympics, All India Council of Sports president VK Malhotra has requested the Sports Ministry to appoint the Attorney General and immediately appeal in the Delhi High Court and Supreme Court.

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju is hoping for a best-ever medal haul from the country's athletes in the Tokyo Olympics, but warned that the blame would lie with all the stakeholders if India fails to put up a good show in the 2028 Games.

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday said doping scandals in the country are "very disturbing" and India should strive to become a cleaner sporting nation not just by catching the cheats but also educating the ones who fail because of sheer ignorance.

New Delhi: The selection process of sports persons for international competitions is clean and transparent and there is no scope for discrepancy, Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said in Lok Sabha on Thursday. Rijiju also said the government bears the cost of training, travel and other expenses of sports persons who are trained to take part …

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Friday said the government is very much open to relaxing the clause in the proposed National Sports Code which bars Ministers, MPs and MLAs to be part of sports administration in the country.

Shooting has been axed from the 2022 edition by Birmingham Organising Committee, citing logistical issues. The move triggered angry reactions from the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and the national shooting federation (NRAI).