Monday, July 23, 2018

Horse trading continues as Olympic Association now drops 20 names from Pencak Silat for Asian Games

Earlier this month, the Pencak Silat National Camp in Srinagar had seen some excited faces among athletes and officials alike. It was the first National Camp across any sport that had been held in the state and expectations were...

Rankings don’t matter much in modern hockey: Rani Rampal

The struggles of a sportsperson are often swept under the carpet once a player embraces success. And Rani Rampal’s path to becoming a top-level international hockey player has been replete with struggles that might have at times, appeared insurmountable because of the ‘phase’ she went through. The...

The age of eSports: The influence of the virtual world on real time sports

The origins of competitive gaming are not from today. Way back when there weren’t PCs or the internet, the chief form of competitive games which people could play in the comfort of their homes was one on one board...

Overcoming disappointment to book an Asian Games berth, Shivpal Singh has charted an unlikely journey

The long-dormant field of Athletics has finally started gaining some traction in India. Fresh blood has helped give rise to many athletic events and has provided a renewed hope for the sport in India. A few events have been particularly...

Surge in World Ranking is big motivation, says Indian Men’s Hockey Team Skipper PR Sreejesh

Following their stupendous Silver-Medal performance at the recently-held FIH Men's Hockey Champions Trophy 2018 in Breda, the Netherlands, the Indian Men's Hockey Team have surged ahead in Men's FIH Hero World Ranking from World No.6 to fifth place. The...

Manoj Kumar banks on rich experience to land gold-winning punch in Asiad

It’s not often that you see a 30-plus boxer competing in the international amateur boxing circuit, especially in a country like India, where boxers above the age of 28 or thereabouts are considered to have passed their prime. Manoj Kumar is...

Genuine reasons or foul play: Revealing the ongoing discrimination in Indian athletics

Indian sports and controversies are like bread and butter. For years now, sports in the country has been in turmoil. There has been progress, yes. But the progress has been usually marred by controversies. Another such controversy arose when the Athletics...

Asian Games 2018 Torch Relay begins its journey from New Delhi

The 2018 Asian Games Torch Relay commenced today from Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium with 31 athletes bearing the Torch including Indonesian badminton legend Susi Susanti, the Torch Ambassador from Indonesia. The 2018 edition of the quadrennial event will be held from...

Handball Federation appeals to High Court against Indian Olympic Association

The top official of the Handball Federation of India (HFI) Anandeshwar Pandey, who is also the treasurer of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), has appealed to the High Court after the Men’s handball were not cleared by the IOA...

Dear IOA, kindly get your act together

Fire and fury have been directed at the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) ever since it announced its high profile decision to exclude the Indian football teams from a berth at the Asian Games. Sentimental manipulation has been at play...