Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics Countdown

Approaching the World Cup same as all other tournaments: Elavenil Valarivan

19-year old Elavenil Valarivan is all set to make her senior debut at the upcoming ISSF Shooting World Cup in the nation's capital. And the silver medalist at the 2018 junior world championship in the 10m Air Rifle event...

How the Punjabi community popularised Kabaddi in the UK

From the fields of Punjab to the parks of England, kabaddi has been carried by large numbers of Punjabis who came to create new lives in the country during the post war period. As they set about establishing themselves in...

Road to the Olympics: Understanding the qualification process for Shooting (Part 3)

This is Part 3 of a four part series explaining the Olympic qualification for shooting in Tokyo 2020. Given the proximity to the ISSF Shooting World Cup in Delhi later this month where quota places for Tokyo 2020 will be...

Road to the Olympics: Shooting guidelines for Tokyo 2020 (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of a four part series explaining the Olympic qualification for shooting in Tokyo 2020. Given the proximity to the ISSF Shooting World Cup in Delhi later this month where quota places for Tokyo 2020 will...

The push to make Fencing, an Olympic sport, a priority sport in India

Earlier this morning, news emerged that the sports ministry had reportedly turned down the request for upgrading for three sports in India- Soft Tennis, Kho Kho and Fencing. Currently, Kho Kho and Soft tennis were clubbed in the "others"...

In conversation with the Indian Women’s Hockey team

After a good spell in 2018, the Indian women's Hockey team began this year with a bang which saw them take on World Cup 2018 Silver and Bronze medalists Ireland and Spain respective and emerge with a series won...

Road to the Olympics: Shooting guidelines for Tokyo 2020 (Part 1)

This is Part 1 of a four part series explaining the Olympic qualification for shooting in Tokyo 2020. Given the proximity to the ISSF Shooting World Cup in Delhi later this month where quota places for Tokyo 2020 will...

Recovering from an ACL surgery, Aruna Budda Reddy’s road to Tokyo is long

Last year, Indian gymnastics had a new star. Grappling with the emergence and sudden, rude absence of Dipa Karmakar all within the span of one year where she became a hero at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and went on...

Tennis: Reigning National Champion Siddharth Vishwakarma eyes Top 300 finish in 2019

Siddharth Vishwakarma, India’s men’s reigning National Champion is not your run of the mill tennis player. Unlike most Indian tennis players, Siddharth doesn’t come from a metro city. He comes from Varanasi, a town which doesn’t exactly have the...

Road to the Olympics: The guidelines for Weightlifting in 2020

In this two-part series, we will be taking a look at how the qualification system for Weightlifting at the Olympics has evolved over the last few editions. Part 2 of the article will focus on what our lifters have...