Lady Pirates Fall To Lady Tigers In Soccer

first_imgThe Greensburg Lady Pirates hosted Class A #6 Triton Central Saturday morning and fell 6-2 to the Lady Tigers.The visitors got on the board early with two goals in the first thirteen minutes of play. The Lady Pirates responded when Cara Zeigler played a chip pass over the defensive line to Maddi Hellmich for a Pirate goal at the 11 minute mark. The Lady Tigers struck back quickly with two more goals before halftime. The visitors did not waste anytime time in the second half added another goal two minutes in and their final goal near the half-waymark of the half. The Lady Pirates were able to convert a set play as Michaela Myers found Danielle Schroeder off the direct kick for a goal with seven minutes to play.McKella Lynette made 19 saves against the Lady Tigers while allowing six goals. Emma Overmyer also had two saves in the match. Taking shots in the game were: Hellmich, Schroeder, Myers, Zeigler, Stephanie Bruns and Savannah Harrison.The loss drops the Lady Pirates to 8-7-1 for the regular season. The Lady Pirates and Lady Tigers will meet again on Thursday night in the IHSAA Sectional. Kickoff will be 5 PM at Centerville High School.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Mike Myers.last_img read more

Special Olympics Indiana Holds “Virtual” Summer Games: Sports & Fitness Challenge

first_imgIndianapolis, IN — Engaging athletes, volunteers, and supporters across the state who are unable to gather for in-person competition or events due to ongoing health and safety concerns, Special Olympics Indiana’s 2020 Summer Games: Sports and Fitness Challenge will be held virtually from June 13 to July 25. The extended at-home challenge is presented as an alternative to the 2020 Indiana Summer Games originally planned for the weekend of June 12 – 14 on the campuses of Indiana State University and Rose Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute.“Special Olympics Indiana exists to provide opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities to experience the thrill of competition, the joy of inclusion, and the satisfaction of using their abilities to the fullest potential—both on the playing field and off,” said Jeff Mohler, president and CEO of Special Olympics Indiana. “This pandemic has caused our athletes to miss out on many of those experiences for the past three months. And though we are working toward a return to in-person activities as soon as it’s deemed safe, we believe this virtual Summer Games challenge will encourage athletes to stay active while providing something that we all need right now: hope for the future.”  The Indiana Summer Games is the organization’s largest annual event, drawing nearly 3,000 athletes and several thousand coaches, volunteers, Unified partners, and supporters to Terre Haute each June for three days of state finals competition in eight Olympic-type sports. But with all in-person events suspended through June 30, this year’s Sports & Fitness Challenge will instead invite participants and teams representing Special Olympics Indiana’s county programs to be “Unified by Hope” while completing daily challenges in adapted versions of typical Summer Games events and other activities to earn points throughout the summer. Challenges will feature activities that athletes can do at home, in their neighborhoods, or in parks or other public areas as allowed and while maintaining social distancing protocols. Elements of track and field, bocce, volleyball, basketball, soccer, nutrition, mental health, and general health and fitness will be incorporated. Over one hundred participants from the Ripley, Ohio and Dearborn Counties’ program have signed up to participate in the at-home challenges. Awards will be presented to top performers across the state during a Closing Ceremonies and virtual dance party scheduled for Saturday, July 25. The Closing Ceremonies will be streamed on the organization’s website and Facebook page. Local athletes from Ripley, Ohio and Dearborn Counties will also receive a “Unified by Hope” t-shirt as an incentive for participating. The local program is currently seeking sponsorships to cover the cost of the t-shirts and as a fundraiser, since several of their fundraisers, including their annual Fire Truck Pull, have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis. Businesses, organizations, or individuals interested in sponsoring may contact County Program Coordinator, Greg Townsend at (812) 584-6861 or gtownsend@soindiana-rod.org. More information about the 2020 Summer Games: Sports & Fitness Challenge, the Flame of Hope Torch Run, and the virtual Opening Ceremonies or Closing Ceremonies can be found at soindiana.org/hope.last_img read more

Jordon Ibe gets driving ban after coffee shop crash

first_imgRelatedPosts Gundogan tests positive for coronavirus Derby County want Jordon Ibe Townsend: Eze’s an incredible talent Bournemouth footballer Jordon Ibe was given a driving ban by an English court on Tuesday after crashing his Bentley into a coffee shop. Ibe, 24, also hit a Mercedes car when he smashed into The Pantry in Bromley, southeast London, in the early hours of July 30, causing thousands of pounds of damage. Ibe, who drove off after stopping briefly at the scene, admitted a charge of careless driving and was found guilty of one count of failing to stop after an accident at a court hearing in February. Tuesday saw Ibe given a 16-month driving disqualification and 12-month community order by judge Catherine Moore during a sentencing hearing at Bromley Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday. Moore also ordered him to pay a £7,500 ($9,577, 8,626 euros) fine and £500 compensation to those affected by the crash, as well as a £181 surcharge and £775 in costs. In a statement read by his lawyer after the hearing, former Liverpool rising star Ibe said: “I accept full responsibility for my actions and lack of judgment when driving. “I apologise unreservedly to those whose property I damaged.”Tags: BournemouthCatherine MooreJordon IbeThe Pantrylast_img read more

South Carolina’s Dawn Staley is The Associated Press women’s basketball coach of the year

first_imgSouth Carolina’s Dawn Staley is The Associated Press women’s basketball coach of the year March 23, 2020 Associated Press center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — South Carolina’s Dawn Staley is The Associated Press women’s basketball coach of the year.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img

The Latest: Colorado Rapids on training field next week

first_img___Brescia captain Daniele Gastaldello says his entire squad opposes resuming the Serie A soccer season amid the coronavirus pandemic.Gastaldello tells Italian daily La Repubblica “we don’t feel safe. They’re asking us to resume training and to get back out onto the field right away … It’s putting all of the players’ safety on the line.”He says “I’m speaking for me and for my teammates” and adds it’s not worth it “if the price of resuming is us getting seriously injured.”Most clubs in the Italian league are resuming training on an individual basis this week but last-place Brescia is one of the holdouts. The French Tennis Federation says it will refund tickets purchased for the French Open because of uncertainty related to the coronavirus pandemic.The clay-court tournament at Roland Garros was initially slated to be held May 24-June 7 but has been rescheduled for Sept. 20-Oct. 4.The FFT says it “has taken the decision to cancel and refund all tickets purchased for the original dates of Roland Garros.”The FFT is also working closely with French authorities “to establish the necessary measures which will ensure the health and security of all guests attending the tournament.”Refunds will be received by end of May and a new ticketing procedure will be opened if the tournament goes ahead. The Latest: Colorado Rapids on training field next week Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Colorado Rapids coach Robin Fraser says players will use team training fields for voluntary individual workouts starting Monday. Peach Bowl president Gary Stokan says the aim is giving Georgia residents access to screenings and tests “as soon as possible.”___The Swiss soccer league says clubs will discuss on May 29 if they want to resume playing in June amid the coronavirus pandemic.The league says the meeting of the 20 clubs will be two days after the next Swiss federal government update on easing restrictions.A restart on June 19 leaves seven weekends and six midweek games to meet UEFA’s preferred Aug. 3 target to complete domestic seasons. St. Gallen leads defending champion Young Boys on goal difference and is five points ahead of third-place Basel.Switzerland’s government has said professional clubs can resume training Monday. Games in empty stadiums should be possible from June 8.The league says the government has advised that teams are no longer eligible for an unemployment insurance program when players start training. The league says it is having “very constructive” talks with the government about further federal aid.___The International Canoe Federation says it is planning its budget in case the Tokyo Olympics get canceled in 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The German Football League’s board reportedly favors a start date of May 15 but some clubs want it later.Werder Bremen sporting director Frank Baumann backs a May 23 start to “reduce the injury risk” with more training and because some clubs were cleared to return to training earlier than others. Mainz wants two weeks to prepare.The league was given the go-ahead Wednesday to play in empty stadiums following a meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and state governors.More teams are returning to full-team training instead of working in small groups. Borussia Mönchengladbach is resuming full training despite what it called “very weak positive” coronavirus tests for one player and one staff member. The club says the player has since tested negative twice and the staff member is isolating at home after one negative test. The ICF says its board “approved two budget scenarios” up to 2022 taking into account “the chance of no competition or Olympics in 2021.”The ICF is due to get about $16 million from the International Olympic Committee as a share of revenue from the postponed Tokyo Games.The ICF has postponed or canceled all international events through August. It is due to have an election congress in December when president Jose Perurena steps down after 12 years.___German soccer league managing director Christian Seifert says the Bundesliga season will resume on May 16. The German soccer league Bundesliga is set to resume on May 16.___The Peach Bowl is donating $1.09 million to help fund COVID-19 screenings in Georgia.The bowl announced it will help fund the telemedicine screening mobile app developed by Augusta University Health System. The AU Health ExpressCare app allows for free virtual screenings for the virus throughout the day with no appointment.Patients who screen positive will be scheduled for tests. Associated Press Horse racing has resumed in Germany, but without spectators and with mask-wearing jockeys.The race day at the Neue Bult track near Hannover on Thursday was the first to take place in Germany since the calendar was suspended in March.It followed talks between race organizers and the local authorities, and access to the track was strictly limited.Jockeys and grooms wore masks and betting was only allowed online. More races are scheduled for Friday in Cologne.Germany resumed ahead of other major European horse racing nations. The equestrian sport of trotting, or harness racing, has continued in Sweden through the coronavirus pandemic. More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The virtual Spanish GP will take place during the same weekend the real race was scheduled to run at the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit. The race will consist of a qualifying session and a 33-lap race.The F1 season hasn’t started yet because of the coronavirus pandemic.___The Gibraltar soccer federation says it has declared the league season null and void with no champion.The top two teams in the league were Europa and St. Joseph’s when the coronavirus pandemic caused the season to be suspended. The federation says they were so close in the standings it could not declare a champion “in the interests of sporting integrity.” Brescia is one of areas hit hardest by the virus but Gastaldello says he was never tested.He says “we’ll know if we’ve had it only once they test us before training.”Brescia president Massimo Cellino has also been a vociferous opponent to resuming the season but says it’s not because he wants his club to avoid relegation.The Italian government has not yet approved the resumption of the season.___ ___Formula One says Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero, Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and Barcelona midfielder Arthur will compete alongside drivers in this weekend’s virtual Spanish Grand Prix.Charles Leclerc, Lando Norris, Alex Albon, Antonio Giovinazzi, George Russell and Nicholas Latifi will be the F1 drivers in Sunday’s event.Aguero will race for Red Bull alongside Albon. Courtois will run for Alfa Romeo in his second virtual race. Arthur will be with Haas.Golfer Ian Poulter will make his third appearance with Renault. The Rapids join a list of Major League Soccer teams taking the first small steps toward returning to play. Sporting Kansas City, Atlanta United, Orlando City and Inter Miami let players onto fields Wednesday for controlled voluntary workouts on the first day permitted by the league.The MLS suspended the season because of the coronavirus pandemic on March 12, closing all team facilities but asking players to remain in market with their teams.Colorado plans on using two fields for its workouts and run about eight players at a time.Fraser started the video call a bit late because of an injury sustained while kicking a soccer ball around with daughter. No word on the type of injury. ___ The Kontinental Hockey League says it will not name a champion after it stopped the season part-way through the playoffs because of the coronavirus pandemic.The Russia-based league shut down in March but didn’t immediately decide how the final standings would be determined. The league is widely considered to be the strongest outside the NHL.The KHL says the eight teams still in the playoffs at the time the season ended will be ruled as jointly finishing in the top eight positions.___Soccer clubs from Germany’s top two divisions will discuss setting a date to resume the suspended season amid the coronavirus pandemic. It could be as soon as next week. The federation said last week that on government advice the season could not be completed by a UEFA-set deadline for Gibraltar of July 20.Europa will enter next season’s Champions League qualifying rounds. St. Joseph’s and third-place Lincoln Red Imps will enter the Europa League.___The president of French soccer club Lyon says he hopes the resumption of the German league can prompt a reversal of the decision to end the season in his own country.The top two leagues in Germany have been given the go-ahead to play in empty stadiums following a meeting between Chancellor Angela Merkel and state governors. The 10 remaining league matches in France were canceled last week. Paris Saint-Germain was declared champion and Lyon finished outside the European places in seventh.Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas says on sports daily L’Equipe’s website “it might not be too late to imagine … something coherent on a political level.”He adds that “by adapting our methods we could probably have finished the league.”Aulas argued for a playoff system to end the league by late August and reserved the possibility to claim damages he estimated at tens of millions of euros (dollars).___ May 7, 2020 The matches will be played in empty stadiums because of the coronavirus pandemic.The announcement comes one day after Chancellor Angela Merkel and the country’s 16 state governors agreed the season could resume.The Bundesliga was suspended on March 13 with nine rounds remaining. Seifert says the league will begin again where it left off.Seifert was speaking after a video conference with members from the country’s 36 clubs in the top two divisions. The second division will also resume on May 16.___last_img read more

Iowa, Michigan battle injury bug

first_imgThe start of Big Ten Conference play had the usual array of highlights, miscues, excitements, disappointments and, most notably, surprises.Six undefeated teams started last weekend’s matchups, but only four will enter week two of the conference season, including a head-to-head battle of two undefeated teams when Michigan State visits Wisconsin.The Spartans are the only team yet to play a conference game, and MSU will look to prove the strength of its 4-0 record Saturday.”This will define [the season],” Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio said. “We may be underdogs for a lot of people, but our players know they’re expected to win.”Confidence sets the tone for a game before the coin is even flipped. After starting the season with two losses, Michigan has strung together two wins, including upsetting then-No. 10 Penn State last weekend. Replacement quarterback Ryan Mallett stepped up his performance to effectively rekindle a spark in Michigan’s offense.”[Mallet] did the things he needs to do,” Wolverine head coach Lloyd Carr said. “He executed extremely well.”Michigan starting quarterback Chad Henne has been cleared to play this weekend against Northwestern, but a doctor’s note alone won’t put Henne back in the driver’s seat of the Wolverines’ offense.”The doctors will leave [playing Saturday] up to Chad, how he feels, and of course, it will depend on what I see and what I think,” Carr said. “We want to make sure that when he comes back that his mobility is there. … We’re not going to do anything that’s going to jeopardize Chad and his ability to react to the pressure that comes with the position.”Injuries, unfortunately, are an unavoidable burden to any team or player. Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz has had to rewrite his depth chart numerous times already this season due to injury and suspension. Imposing an earlier curfew — a step he took earlier this season — has cleaned up the athletes’ night lives, but there is little he can do to ensure a healthy starting lineup.An already injured Iowa lineup made its way to Madison Saturday, but the Hawkeyes left with even longer list on the injury report.Junior tight end Tony Moeaki will miss the next few weeks of action for Iowa after he dislocated his elbow and broke a bone in his hand on Saturday. Moeaki was joined by wide receiver Andy Brodell on the injury report. But while Moeaki will probably return in a few weeks, Brodell will likely miss the entire remaining season after suffering a torn hamstring.Returning home after a brief road trip in which his team went 0-2, Ferentz is happy to be back among the Hawkeye faithful.”It feels good to be home,” Ferentz said. “It’s going to be a heck of a challenge for our football team, one, getting off the mat, and secondly preparing for a very, very good [Indiana team].”Indiana crosses into Iowa territory this weekend after suffering a loss to Illinois last weekend. “It’s been a couple of days since the game, I’ve had a chance to review it and get on with Iowa,” Indiana head coach Bill Lynch said. “We’re anxious to get going here, practice and get ready for a typically good, tough, hard-nosed Iowa football team.”Lynch is most worried about the Hawkeye defense, including defensive lineman Mitch King.”[King] is really an active player. He’s really good,” Lynch said. “He didn’t play against us last year … but he is a player.”The Iowa fans, 70, 000 strong, are part of the atmosphere Lynch wants for his team and for the college game in general.”It’s 70,000 loud fans in a really tight stadium. The fans are right on top of you,” Lynch said. “It is a great college environment.”Injuries are a severe blow to a team’s confidence on and off the field, but losing a close game has similar effects. Penn State Coach Joe Paterno took all the blame for his team’s 14-9 loss to Michigan, causing a fall from No. 10 to No. 21 in the Associated Press poll. “When you lose a game like that, you can only point the finger at one person. You’ve got to point at the head coach,” Paterno said. “It starts with me. I have to get across to the kids that we’re going to get better, and we are going to get better.”Penn State will look to for that motivation on Saturday when the team takes on Illinois.last_img read more

Beat writers predict outcome of Syracuse-South Carolina State

first_imgSyracuse (3-0) takes on South Carolina State (1-2) in the Carrier Dome on Tuesday for its fourth game of the season. SCSU’s two losses have come via Wichita State and South Carolina. Both defeats were by more than 40 points.Check out whether our beat writers think South Carolina State can upset Syracuse.Connor Grossman (3-0)Dog poundedSyracuse 96, South Carolina State 55Against one of the worst opponents it will face all year, Syracuse will really flex its offensive muscles. Look for Tyler Lydon to attempt at least 10 shots for the first time all season. He hasn’t really needed to be an integral part of SU’s offense yet, but it sure would be encouraging if he did on Tuesday. The Bulldogs have yielded an average of 84 points per game in three contents. Multiple Orange starters should post double-digit scoring games.Matt Schneidman (3-0)DoggedSyracuse 90, South Carolina State 60AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAccording to Kenpom.com, the Bulldogs are 320th out of 351 Division I teams, compared to Syracuse’s No. 8 ranking. The Orange will handle South Carolina State with ease, the only question being by how many points. The Orange ranks fourth in the country in defensive efficiency, per Kenpom, and a hapless S.C. State offense should stand no chance against the zone. One of the bigger uncertainties heading into the matchup for SU is if Taurean Thompson will play or rest his injured foot ahead of Saturday’s tilt with South Carolina.Paul Schwedelson (3-0)Snow plowedSyracuse 84, South Carolina State 44Syracuse has been solid defensively so far this season and look for it to continue on Tuesday night. The Orange will have enough offensive firepower later in the year. With five new players in the rotation, facing South Carolina State provides one more opportunity to tighten up defensively before entering the tougher portion of SU’s nonconference slate. With South Carolina, Wisconsin, Connecticut and Georgetown looming, Syracuse will almost certainly beef up with another expected victory. Comments Published on November 22, 2016 at 1:33 pm Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Fan reactions to Syracuse’s loss at No.7 Louisville

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Men’s basektball: Badgers face difficult test in preparation for the big dance

first_imgAsk Nigel Hayes about the final standings of the Big Ten, and the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball senior forward will give it to you straight.“We obviously know we gave it away like five times in a row,” Hayes said regarding Purdue’s regular season title win, despite four conference losses.The No. 24 Badgers (23-8, 12-6) are the two seed behind the Boilermakers entering the Big Ten Tournament in Washington, D.C., this weekend. The confetti falling on UW would be some form of redemption, Hayes said, but then he realizes all 14 teams want to win it.The postseason also provides an opportunity for the fresh start, though UW is essentially guaranteed an at-large berth to the NCAA Tournament regardless of the tournament’s results.Men’s basketball: Take a look at the state of the 13 other teams in the Big Ten tournamentMarch is here, and championship week is already upon us. As of this writing, seven teams have already punched their Read…“It’s essentially win or go home,” Hayes said. “So with that sense of urgency, I think we’ll do what we need to do — try and play well all those games compared to when taking those lulls in games.”A tournament win would provide the Badgers with what Hayes calls “mythical momentum.” That doesn’t mean a strong showing in the nation’s capital won’t help UW’s seeding situation in The Big Dance.UW has positive things to build on following its Senior Day win over Minnesota, the tournament’s No. 4 seed.“Guys last game made some shots, that was definitely good to see that for the confidence,” Hayes said.As to why Wisconsin feels it can win it all this weekend, sophomore guard Khalil Iverson said it was because of the team’s continued confidence, despite losing five of its last seven games to close the regular season.Men’s basketball: Bohannon blood stuns No. 22 Wisconsin as UW blows late 9-point leadIn the end, it was familiar blood that did the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team in. Jason and Zach Read…“We always play with that chip on our shoulder,” Iverson said. “We never come out and just think that we can just show up and win because that’s not the case playing Division I basketball. Anyone can lose to anyone, that’s why you always see upsets and things like that. Just coming out and leaving it all out on the floor will get us to where we want to go.”Wisconsin, with a double-bye to the quarterfinals, will take on the winner of 10-seed Indiana and No. 7 Iowa (5:30 p.m., BTN). The Badgers defeated the Hoosiers 65-60 at home Feb. 5. But if UW draws Iowa, the Hawkeyes will be just eight days removed from stunning the Badgers on their home court.UW associate head coach Lamont Paris said the coaching staff thought about traveling to D.C. early to live-scout the game, but UW had already seen both teams this season in person, eliminating the trip’s necessity.“We’ll spend times on both teams,” Paris said. “Iowa we played more recently. There won’t need to be much of a refresher from a personnel standpoint.”“The biggest thing is showing the breakdowns against specifically what they did that game.”Beyond the opener, UW and Hayes won’t pay attention to much of the rest of the bracket until the outcomes are decided, other than casual mental notes.Men’s basketball: 2017 Hall of Fame Classic to feature Badgers, other powerhousesThe University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team just punched their ticket to a tournament for next season in the 2017 Read…The most likely semifinal opponents include No. 3 Maryland, which will be playing basically home games all tournament, or No. 6 Northwestern, a team that beat UW at home on Feb. 12.Senior forward Vitto Brown, a member of the 2015-16 national finalist squad that won the Big Ten tournament, said this year’s team is most like that one in terms of camaraderie.“We would actually call ourselves brothers,” Brown said. “Not even trying to be corny, but we were always together, always doing things, not only on the court but off the court as well. I think last year was a year that was so new for everybody, there was a bunch of new guys, obviously people who weren’t used to playing, so that was everybody is more finding themselves type of year.“You’re still a team, and that’s why we were able to get it rolling in the second half of the season, but this year we’ve been together from the beginning. We’ve also had a goal in mind from the beginning, which was reminiscent from two years ago.”last_img read more

Kiren Rijiju calls for Centre-State joint effort to promote Fit India Movement

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US 9 months ago Kiren Rijiju welcomes SC’s warning to Rahul Gandhi on Rafale remarks 9 months ago Before CGF meet, Kiren Rijiju wants India’s position on Shooting considered 9 months ago Rijiju calls for joint efforts from Centre and States in making India a sporting nation First Published: 15th November, 2019 19:14 IST LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE 9 months ago Kiren Rijiju visits INS Tarkash in Russia FOLLOW UScenter_img Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju called for a “collective effort” of the Centre and the States in making India a fit nation and encouraging the sporting culture in the country. The Sports Minister said that this during the conference of ministers and secretaries of the states in the national capital on Friday.READ | CGF, IOA & Ministry issue a joint statement on CWG’Centre and States should work as a team’: Kiren RijijuCalling upon the states to sync their activities with the centre’s programmes, Rijiju said that the Centre and the States should work as a team. “The Youth Affairs and Sports departments have large Human capital at their disposal, which more than makes up for the dearth of the financial resources. We should recognize our strength. There are over 80 lakh volunteers working in various programmes of the Centre. On October 2 this year, over 24 lakh volunteers participated in the plogging programme, making it one of the largest human participation in the world in a single programme.”READ | UFC: Jon Jones wants to ‘slap’ middleweight champion Israel AdesanyaKiren Rijiju on Fit India MovementTalking about the Fit India Movement, Rijiju said that it aimed at making fitness an integral part of the daily life of Indians, by encouraging them to participate in Fitness events/activities. He said that Fit India Movement would involve all Indians, covering all aspects having a bearing on fitness and healthy living, like physical fitness, mental fitness, healthy lifestyle, healthy eating habits and a balanced diet, preventive health care, and environment-friendly living. It should become a citizen movement. He said that the Prime Minister has already directed all central ministries to make Fit India a part of their programmes. The Minister said that fit India is a way of life. He said that the Government will try to identify the State/UT which is the most fit on the basis of certain parameters. He said that subsequently fittest town, city, school, etc will also be identified and suitably awarded.READ | F1: Paul Ripke quits as Mercedes team photographer after fallout with Lewis HamiltonREAD | NFL Brawl: NFL or WWE? Browns’ Myles Garrett swings helmet, smacks Steelers’ Mason Rudolph Last Updated: 15th November, 2019 19:14 IST Kiren Rijiju Calls For Centre-State Joint Effort To Promote Fit India Movement Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju called for a “collective effort” of the Centre and the States in making India a fit nation and encouraging the sporting culture Suman Ray Written By 9 months ago Union Minister Kiren Rijiju attends Indigenous Youth Festival COMMENT WE RECOMMENDlast_img read more