Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Runjun Pegu: Indian Javelin’s new kid on the block

"Di, you must come to Majuli. I am personally inviting you to my home and I am sure you will love it," 19-year old Runjun Pegu tells me. And with that, a bond was formed. I had never spoken to...

2019 in Indian Sports – Major Events Schedule

The pre-Olympic year is always a big year in sport and 2019 is no different. The year provides sportspersons struggling with form or injury the last opportunity to make any major technique changes or improvements, while athletes playing well...

30 unforgettable moments from Indian Sports in 2018

2018 has been a memorable year for Indian sports. Not only because we have seen our athletes win several medals at the highest level, but also because we have seen a positive approach by them in each and every...

Another top Indian athlete fails dope test

After the recent embarassment involving five top athletes who failed dope tests conducted on their samples by the Athletics Integrity unit, it is yet another top Indian track and field personality whose dabblings with banned substances have now come...

India wins first international medal in Ultra Running courtesy Ullas Narayan

Having made its presence felt a year and half back in June – July 2017, the Indian Ultra Running Team has left its first impression at the 2018 International Association of Ultra Running (IAU) 24 Hour Asia & Oceania...

Athlete, Actor, BSF Personnel: The many faces of Praveen Kumar Sobti

Growing up, our generation's biggest source of the knowledge of the Indian epic was BR Chopra's Mahabharata. The people who brought those characters to life on the silver screen became a part of the cult status that most of...

Nirmala Sheroran and four others caught in dope shame, test positive for banned substances

Enthusiasts of Indian sport woke up to a rude shock early this morning as the massive news of five top athletes failing dope tests as doping horrors continue to bring national shame for India on the sporting front. Three...

SAI orders enquiry into sprinter’s suicide in JLN Stadium

Palinder Chaudhary, 18, a sprinter, who attempted suicide in his hostel room at the Sports Authority of India’s Athletics Academy in Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi, on Tuesday evening, was declared dead at the Safdarjung Hospital later on Tuesday...

2019 World Athletics Championships to retain points-based qualification system

To coincide with the opening of ticket sales for the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 today, the IAAF is announcing a change to the qualification system for the championships. It was originally intended that the new World Rankings system...

Superstition, Self-belief and Finland training key to Sandeep Chaudhary’s world record show

A fourth-place finish in Paralympic Games would be disheartening for many newcomers but not for Indian para javelin thrower Sandeep Chaudhary. It acted as a catalyst to give him the extra push in the years to come. Two years...