Dutee Chand, Indian sprinter had been barred by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) on having naturally high levels of testosterone. She had challenged this rule by the international governing body that barred her from competing with other women. IAAF had contemplated that this gave Dutee an advantage over other female athletes. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland, delivered its verdict in … Continue reading Dutee Chand v. Athletics Federation of India (AFI) & The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)
RAJIV GANDHI KHEL RATNA AWARD The words “Khel Ratna” literally mean “sports gem” in Hindi. The award is named after the late Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India. It is India’s highest honour given for achievement in sports, given by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, government of India and was established in 1991-92. The objective of the award is to recognize the … Continue reading Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award : List of Winners
The Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, with the aim of streamlining the procedure for grant of the National Sports Awards, circulated the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to be followed by various agencies viz. the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Sports Authority of India (SAI), National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA), State Governments, National Sports Federations (NSFs), and Sports Promotion and Control Boards, in processing the … Continue reading What is the criteria for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Dronacharya Award and Dhyan chand Award?