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Top 10 iconic sports stadiums of India

Salt Lake stadium in Kolkata (Source- Zee News
India has a fan following for every sport, be it cricket, football, athletics, hockey or tennis. Sports stadiums throughout the country remained shut due to the pandemic; however, athletes across the country agree that stadiums are the lifeline of any sport. In sports like cricket, football, hockey and more, a cheering fan base can go a long way and...

Tokyo Olympics name swimmer Mikako Kotani as new sports director

Mikako Kotani
The organizing committee of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has named Mikako Kotani as its new sports director. She takes over the position on Thursday. Kotani won two bronze medals in synchronized swimming — now called artistic swimming — at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul. She replaces Koji Murofushi, who is becoming Japan's Sports Agency commissioner, a position in the Japanese...

Tamil Nadu govt gives nod to resume sports events

Tamil Nadu Sports
After a six-month break because of coronavirus, the Tamil Nadu government has decided to resume sporting events in the state. According to Times of India, following a letter from the Tamil Nadu Olympic Association (TNOA) earlier this week, the government has given permission to various sporting bodies to conduct state leagues and tournaments without spectators allowed inside the stadium. A...

The Esports Club launches TEC Pro League for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

TEC Pro League
The Esports Club, a Bangalore based esports tournament platform today announced its latest esports event, the WD Black TEC Pro League for TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW SIX® SIEGE the acclaimed team-based tactical shooter from publisher Ubisoft. The WD Black TEC Pro League is open to gamers and teams from India, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka and will begin in October, running...

ELMS Sports Foundation trains 10,000 Physical Education teachers for schools

While the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in shelving active sports across the globe, ELMS Sports Foundation bolstered initiatives at grassroot-level training among Indian schools and trained more than 10,000 Physical Education teachers from all over the country, thereby strongly implementing the vision of physical literacy further. While the entire country was coming to terms with the sudden lockdown, ELMS Sports Foundation...

Building resilience – The mental hack to better sports performance

Every athlete dreams of making a mark in their sport career. There comes a time when their mental ability takes over their physical prowess. Resilience is the key in such situations where an athlete can make or break the game. (Source: Entrepreneur)
On the road to achieving sporting success, being subjected to high pressure situation is unavoidable. Every athlete dreams of making a mark in their sporting career. One can only imagine the pressure an athlete experiences when competing against talented athletes. Some athletes succumb to this pressure and under-perform while others overcome to attain excellence. The ability to remain calm...

The Esports Club launches a 5-month Pro League for CS:GO

The Dell Gaming TEC Pro League
The Esports Club, a Bangalore based esports tournament platform today announced its latest esports event, the Dell Gaming TEC Pro League for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The Dell Gaming TEC Pro League powered by WD Black is open to gamers and teams from India, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka and will begin in October, running every month till the end of February with a total...

AIGF fantasy sports stakeholders pledge to adhere to tenets of charter

Fantasy Sports
The Indian Premier League (IPL) is by far the most popular sporting event in India and one of the World’s biggest and eagerly awaited Cricket events. With the imminent return of the India Premier League cricket, after a gap of one and a half years, the fantasy sports business is expected to bounce back with millions of players all...

National Esports Championship to begin from september 25

Esports
The country's top gaming stars will be seen showcasing their skills as the 2020 National Esports Championship is set to take place from September 25 to 27. In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the three-day event will be completely held online and the Esports athletes from all over India will compete on video games like in DOTA2, Tekken7...

5 Indian sportswomen who voiced their thoughts on equal pay

Dipika Pallikal, Mithali Raj, Sania Mirza
A BBC report in March found out an overwhelming majority of Indians said women athletes should receive equal pay as the males but 38 per cent believe that sports featuring women are not as entertaining as those featuring men. The research, based on answers received from 10,181 respondents from 14 Indian states, showed that three-quarters of Indians think sport is important in...