Saturday, November 17, 2018
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Labelled guilty by the Federation, Prasanta Karmakar recounts his side of the story

Over the last ten days, swimming featured heavily in our lives. Asia's best swimmers made their way to Jakarta to compete in the 18th Asian Games. Naturally, Indian swimmers were amongst them. Several from the Indian team made it into...

The dark side of Indian Taekwondo

On July 26, 2018, the Delhi High Court came out with a definitive response to a very long and drawn out saga that chronicled the dissatisfaction and unfair treatment that had been meted out to India's top Taekwondo players...

The curious case of Indian Volleyball and the Federation which runs it

Volleyball has gained quite a lot of ground in India as a regional sport, particularly dominating the Southern part of the country as one of its most popular fields of play. In fact, in the state of Kerala, such...

Hounded out of track, golden girl Pinki Pramanik now a face in the crowd

If you take a local train to Sealdah, Kolkata, on an afternoon, there is a chance that your ticket will be examined by an Asian Games gold medallist - Pinki Pramanik. Not just any medallist, but someone who had once...

No job after repeated promises: Haryana Government continues to ignore Savita Punia

She is the last line of defense for the Indian Hockey Team and she has been so for a very long time. She is the wall who played a pivotal role in helping the Indian team qualify for the...

Sports authorities do not have any faith in us | Aditi Chauhan

Certain decisions end up leaving us shocked. The most recent ones regarding the Indian football teams were one of them. The Indian Olympic Association (the IOA) has ended the dreams of not just the players but also the supporters...

Why does the Federation need to put a stopper on success | Varsha Gautham

In 2014, I reached a milestone. Along with my partner, I had become the youngest ever sportsperson from India to win an Asian Games medal. The achievement, if you consider it objectively, was monumental, to say the least especially...

Each day I steadily lose hope in the system | Jwala Gutta

For a long time, I was made fun of. I was trolled. I was harassed. Several tactics were applied to shut me up, to bottle down my voice. Newspapers were looking to get their readers interested with catchy headlines...

I have been cheated by the Federation | Aparna Balan

I think I speak for everybody in the competitive circuit when I say that, as players, we care a lot more about medals and India doing well in major international competitions. As people who are an active part of...

PT Usha, Anju Bobby George among those asked to step down as National Observers

The term "conflict of interest" is one which has been thrown around quite often when it comes to sports administration in India. In a recent circular by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, which The Bridge has access...