Monday, July 23, 2018

31 things you missed while your eyes were glued to the 2018 FIFA World Cup

31 days of high-quality football, breath-taking moments, emotions flowing out, controversies here and there, the hangover of the 2018 FIFA World Cup is still not over. After all, it’s the greatest sporting spectacle on Earth. But besides that, numerous...

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...

Truth or Lie: Trend of facts being sacrificed for entertainment continues in Soorma

Sandeep Singh is one of the Indian sporting greats. Let there be no doubt about it. India's ex-captain has been one of the better-known faces of an ever-declining sport in the country. After starting his international career in 2004, Singh...

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...

Hearing national anthem on this stage a new kind of happiness: Hima Das

Hours after Hima Das struck gold at the IAAF World U-20 Championships women's 400 metre race and scripted an unprecedented moment on the track for India, she told The Bridge that hearing the national anthem being played in her honour in...

Cricket coverage trumps Hima Das in major Indian newspapers

After threatening to do so for a long time, Hima Das has finally ended India's wait for a track medal at the IAAF World U20 Championships. The 18-year old from Assam who spectacularly announced her arrival at this year's...

Sportspersons are ambassadors of peace: Waheed-Ur-Rehman Para

After the recent collapse of PDP-BJP alliance Government in Jammu and Kashmir, several members of both the political parties who were holding different positions in the administration, resigned. Among them was Waheed-Ur-Rehman Para, President Youth PDP, who also stepped down...