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India finished 2018 Commonwealth Games with an impressive medals tally of 66, making it their second-best ever performance in the Games after in New Delhi in 2010.

Under the scanner darkly: India’s doping troubles at the Games

'Is it sinister? Or is it something more significant?'  Not a Shakespeare play but a statement by the Commonwealth Games Federation's chief executive David Grevemberg after the discovery of syringes in the Gold Coast athlete's village set India down a...
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Commonwealth Games 2018: Indian weightlifters are bringing medals, but at what cost?

The country is celebrating Mirabai Chanu and her historic feat at the Commonwealth Games 48 kg weightlifting event, but something she said soon after winning gold must make us stop and think. It's something all Indian weightlifters are facing 'I...

Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018: Mirabai Chanu wins Gold in the Women’s weightlifting

India secured its first Gold medal by virtue of an incredible performance from weightlifter Mirabai Chanu in the Women's 48 kg category. After a silver medal win earlier in the opening day, which was also in weightlifting, India continued...

Why Lovlina Borgohain is a part of the renaissance in Indian women’s boxing

Every major athletic event usually throws up heart-breaking stories of the incredible apathy and disdain of sports organizers in our country and how our sportspersons fight a solitary battle against the system, winning over insurmountable obstacles en route to...

In a league of their own: Inspired by Dipa Karmakar, India’s Commonwealth gymnasts are scripting a path yet unseen in the sport

It is Dipa Karmakar's unique prerogative to lead any discussion on women in Indian gymnastics. On August 15, 2016, Dipa had walked onto the Olympics mat with her death vault which made the whole country sit up and take...

Commonwealth Games 2018: Vikram Malhotra loses; Dipika, Joshna look to progress in squash

Weightlifting has so far given each and every one of India's medal so far in the ongoing Commonwealth Games, but Squash is a discipline which has the potential to fetch a few medals! Although India's most decorated Squash player...

How high can Tejaswin Shankar take us?

On February 24 this year, 19-year-old Tejaswin Shankar set a new high jump national record, leaping 2.28 metres, bettering his own mark of 2.26m, a national record set two years ago. On March 7, at the Federation Cup in Patiala,...

Indians posing as journalists covering Commonwealth Games detained in Brisbane

Take five to come up with instances that would be really embarrassing for India on a global level. If you can't, here is one. Apparently, a handful of Indians were caught at the Brisbane airport, posing as journalists covering...

Shooting has had a lasting effect on my personality

It all started with my mother taking me to the shooting range as a child. She herself did a little bit of shooting when she was in college and the love of the sport was probably in my blood....

CWG 2018: India’s relay run screeches to tragic halt

There was tragedy in store for India in the final athletics event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games - the 4*400 men's relay - with Amoj Jacob falling on the track. India were eliminated from the race despite having been...

Clean chit to only those without “slightest doubt”: IOC to Russian Athletes

Thomas Bach, head of the International Olympic Committee has confirmed that "serious indications" of doping in their careers have resulted in Russian athletes being banned from the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. This clarification comes after three elite athletes including Speed skater Viktor An, cross-country skier Sergei...

Rs 250 crore bill pending from 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games, says British firm

With one edition of the Commonwealth Games getting over with the overall agreement that this was one of India's greatest performances at the tourney, it is quite astounding the news that has surfaced regarding another edition of the Games- incidentally, the one held in...