Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Vinesh Phogat is the first Indian to be nominated for Laureus World Sports Award

The votes are in and the world’s sports media have selected the highest achieving men, women, and teams over the past calendar year as the Nominees for the 2019 Laureus World Sports Awards, the world’s pre-eminent international sports awards. Wrestler Vinesh...

Year in Review: An exceptional year for Indian Shooting

Few other sports in India can match the achievements of shooting in 2018. In what turned out to be the most successful year for the Indian shooting contingent yet, India dominated the medal tally at Asian Games and Commonwealth...

With unprecedented fitness levels, Manika Batra is here to stay

When viewed from a global perspective, the Indians make for the easiest opponents across all fields that require a display of physical strength. Up against the mighty Cubans or the Chinese athletes, the levels of stamina that the Indian...

Official upgrades to Business, athletes travel Economy from Jakarta

In a narrative that is all too familiar when it comes to Indian sports, especially the non-generic ones, it was learnt that athletes returning from The Asian Games in Jakarta were made to travel in Economy class while the...

Financial aid will be provided to medal winners and young talents: Delhi CM

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal yesterday met with the Asian Games medalists in the city. What transpired were several promises by the Chief Minister who said he was working on plans to improve the overall aid provided to players...

Gold digging at the Olympics: What needs to be done?

Face it! As much as we laud our better showing in the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games, India is not going to be a force to reckon with in the Olympics. Not now. Not in the foreseeable future. No point getting riled...

Indian and Pakistani sports can benefit from each other: Pakistan’s medal winners

For sports fans in India, the Jakarta Asian Games yielded an extraordinary moment the day Neeraj Chopra won his gold, head and shoulders above everyone in the competition. The Bronze medal winner was Pakistan's Arshad Nadeem. In a moment...

The tale of two Indian teams at the 2018 Asian Games: So close yet so far!

The Indian contingent has performed exceptionally well at the 2018 Jakarta Asian Games with a collection of 69 medals in their kitty. This was India’s best show at the mega event, equalling the tally of 15 Gold medals India...

Sports allow us all to dream a little: Swapna Barman

A group of people sit clustered together, staring with eagerness at a sporting event on television, scarcely daring to believe the events unfolding on the screen. While some soak in the moment with bated breath, and others shout words of encouragement,...

ONGC contributes 15 medals to India’s overall tally of 69 at Asian Games 2018

ONGC sportspersons, both on roll and scholarship have displayed an outstanding performance by bagging 15 medals including 3 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze at the recently concluded Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta. This is the largest contribution by any...