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Delhi All set to Host First National Rural Games

New Delhi (ABC Live): First National Rural Games : Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Minister shri Vijay Goel today announced that the first edition of Rural Games or Grameen Khel Mahotsav will kick-start from Delhi and will take place between 28th August to 3rd September, 2017. The Rural Games will aim at popularising the indigenous games like wrestling, …

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India Announces National Sports Awards 2017

New Delhi (ABC Live): National Sports Awards 2017 : National Sports Awards are given every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is given for the spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of four year, Arjuna Award is given for consistency outstanding performance for …

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UNESCO, FIFA Join for Sports Access for All

NewYork(ABCLive) FIFA ; UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences, Nada Al-Nashif, and FIFA Secretary-General, Fatma Samoura, met on 14 July 2017 on the occasion of UNESCO’s 6th International Conference of Ministers and Senior Officials responsible for physical education and sport (MINEPS VI), in Kazan, Russian Federation. During their meeting, Fatma Samoura took the opportunity to express FIFA’s support …

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International Day Against Homophobia Aims Love Makes a Family

New York (ABC Live): International Day Against Homophobia : Marking the international day against homophobia, senior United Nations officials today called for respect for sexual and gender diversity and urged the protection of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people from discrimination and harm. “Today, I am deeply concerned by the excessive trivialization of insults, sexist and homophobic remarks in …

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UNESCO Aims Development and Peace Via Sports

New York (ABC Live): UNESCO:There is no more powerful platform for promoting shared values than sport, Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, said in a message marking the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. “Sport is a passion shared by women and men across the world. It is a force for physical …

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India Derecognises Indian Olympic Association

New Delhi (ABC Live): Indian Government has suspended the deemed recognition, granted by it to the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) until the IOA reverses its decision to appoint Shri Suresh Kalmadi and Shri Abhay Chautala as Life Presidents. Following the suspension, IOA will cease to enjoy the privileges and prerogatives bestowed on it by the Government as the National Olympic Committee …

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FIFA Ethics Violations Truns Ban for Blatter, Platini

New Delhi (ABC Live): FIFA Ethics Violations :FIFA ethics investigators said on Tuesday they planned an appeal that could extend eight-year bans on world soccer body president Joseph “Sepp” Blatter and European soccer boss Michel Platini, raising the possibility of lifelong exclusion. Blatter and Platini were both banned from soccer last month for ethics violations, leaving the global game leaderless …

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SGFI to Organise National School Games Every Year

New Delhi (ABC Live): Union Government has decided to organise National School Games in a big way at four to five venues in the country every year. The objective is to ensure proper promotion and development of various games at the school level with the twin objectives of early identification of talent and ensuring physical fitness of children. For the …

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After Thousand Killings United States Admits Iraqi Insurgency as Threat to World

New Delhi (ABC Live): Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al- Maliki on Monday told the visiting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that the crisis in Iraq is a threat to peace in the region and the world as well, according to an official statement. “What is happening in Iraq poses a threat not only to Iraq but to regional and …

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Ban Ki-moon to Attend 2014 Olympic Winter Games Opening in Russia

New York (ABC Live)3 February 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will travel to Russia later this week to take part in the opening of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, his spokesperson announced today. Mr. Ban will depart New York tomorrow for the Games, which will be held from 7 to 23 February in Sochi, situated along Russia’s Black Sea coast. …

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