Russia’s sports ministry to allocate 613 mln roubles to sports organisations in 2015

January 5, 2015 by · Comments Off on Russia’s sports ministry to allocate 613 mln roubles to sports organisations in 2015 

MOSCOW, Jan. 4 — Russia’s sports ministry will continue to provide financial support to Russian sports organisations, including in Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, allocating a total of 613.8 million roubles ($ 10.45 million) for the purpose in 2015, the government said on its website on Saturday.

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Olympic bronze-medallist Saina disappointed by Padma Award snub

January 4, 2015 by · Comments Off on Olympic bronze-medallist Saina disappointed by Padma Award snub 

NEW DELHI, Jan. 3 — Olympic bronze-medallist Saina Nehwal has been left disappointed after the Sports Ministry decided to reject her application for the prestigious Padma Bhushan award this year, citing norms.

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