Dec 25

Olympic Education in India

Published by indian under Olympic Education

Getting the youthful generation into the field of Olympic sports games is one of the IOC main concern. To get into the field of sports, IOC has developed the Youth Olympic Games & an (OVEP) Olympic Values Education Programme, which was at the heart of the first ever national workshop hosted few weeks back in Delhi by (IOA) the Indian Olympic Association, under IOC. The IOC President officially launched OVEP Programme in India by Jacques Rogge at the time of Commonwealth Youth Games held at Pune on October 2008.
Sport: An instrument for Education

Nationwide delegates from various Indian states & union territories were introduced to the IOC values-based enlightening educational resource, the ‘Teaching Values: an Olympic Education Toolkit’, by means of the key to focus on how to use the manual efficiently in the classroom. This toolkit developed in order to assist coaches, educators & youth group leaders to educate the instructive values of the Olympic Movement.

The instructive values of the Olympic:-

* Joy of effort
* Fair play,
* Respect for others,
* Pursuit of excellence
* Balance between body,
* Will and mind
* Opportunities for dialogue
* Self-reflection,
* Background information & instructional methods for liberation of the different types of topical areas to endorse these values is the keystone of the workshop.

Reaching 20% of the population

Randhir Singh, the IOA Secretary General and IOC member highlight that the Olympic Values Education Programme would be embedded as part of the actions of the Indian National Club Games, which will be aiming 800,000 clubs around the country. It is estimated that 20% of the population will be touched & exposed to OVEP during its roll-out.

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Jan 27

Brief History about Indian Hockey Tournaments

Published by indian under Hockey, Hockey Tournament

Hockey is very popular game around the world. It has a glorious history in India too. Since the last decade of the century, several hockey tournaments are organised in India on a regular basis. The Indian hockey tournaments are organised at the district level, state level, national level and international level. They are also organised at junior and senior levels, for both men and women hockey players. The tournaments play an important role in bringing out new talents for Indian hockey, from the very basic levels. India also organizing many regional and international tournaments in regular intervals apart from the domestic tournaments. The Indian hockey tournament are becoming famous around the world for their high standard of playing and number of good players.


The Beighton Cup was the first hockey tournament organised in India in Kolkata in the year 1895. Another tournament, the Aga Khan Cup was started in the following year, 1896 and was organised in Bombay. The United Province became the champions of the inter-state tournament`s first edition followed by the Senior National Hockey Championship for Women was incepted in 1947-48 and so on it is now organised regularly, since then. the Indian hockey tournaments are organised by Indian Hockey Federation and other Hockey associations, there are a few tournament that are organised by the corporate houses too these days. Many teams which include the state teams and club teams participate in the Indian hockey tournaments.

The Indian Hockey team has participated in the prestigious international tournaments like Olympic Games, World Cup, Hockey Champions Challenge, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, Afro-Asian Games, etc. The Indian Hockey team scored Gold, silver and bronze medal during different occasions in both National and International level. Indian team became champion in the tournaments like Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, Asia Cup and Afro-Asian Games, many players shown extraordinary performances in the different tournaments. Many Hockey sports enthusiasts have their own websites that shows Current NHL hockey news, Predictions, Results and headlines with NHL odds, NHL schedule online and stats. Also there are other options which can be found on such websites like you can keep track through point scorer head to head, guessing about the first team to score and so on team to score last goal, most penalties in minutes, time of first goal and total goals for the day etc.

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Jan 13

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

This is the list of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award Winners according to the given year:-

Km. Mangte Chungneijang Marykom Boxing
Shri Vijender Boxing
Shri Sushil Kumar Wrestling
Shri Mahendra Singh Dhoni Cricket
Shri Manavjit Singh Sandhu Shooting
Shri Pankaj Advani Billiards & Snooker
Lt. Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Shooting
Mrs. Anju Bobby George Athletics
Mrs. K.M.Beenamol Athletics
Mrs. Snjali R. Bhagwat Shooting
Shri Abhinav Bindra Shooting
Shri Pullela Gopichand Badminton
Shri Dhanraj Pillay Hockey
Mrs. Jyotirmoyee Sikdar Athletics
Shri Sachin Tamesh Tendulkar Cricket
Shri Leander Paes Tennis
Mrs. N. Kunjarani Weightlifting
Mrs. K. Malleswari Weightlifting
Cdr. Homi. D. Motivala Yachting
Shri Geet Sethi Billiards
Shri Vishwanathan Anand Chess

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