Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The Power Balance between Sportspersons and Administrators

The recent controversy surrounding the Regulations, Terms & Conditions for NESC – 2018 (“Regulations”) issued by the ESports Federation of India (ESFI) for the selection of players for the Asian Games highlighted the unequal bargaining power existing with the...

India closer to egalitarian play: A look at women in sports

This article first appeared on KhelAdhikar, written by Wilfred Synrem, the Chief Editor at KhelAdhikar (3rd Year Student at Gujarat National Law University). He can be reached at wilfredsynrem@gmail.com --------- “Women get the attention when we get into the men’s arena,...

Dahi Handi: The balancing act of Sports, Religion and Politics

This article first appeared on KhelAdhikar written by Rishika Mendiratta, Founder and Managing Editor at KhelAdhikar. She can be reached at kheladhikarblog@gmail.com ----- “May you live in interesting times”.  This phrase can be considered the English equivalent of Acche Din. In the...

The Hyperandrogen conundrum – Where does the verdict on IAAF stand at this moment?

The highly debatable issue of testosterone limit for female competitors in Athletics has been suspended for another six months, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) -- the highest court of sports -- has ruled. On 24 July 2015, following...

How BCCI was reduced to tatters bit by bit

Nostalgia has a unique trait of glorifying the bygone. It varnishes over all the irregularities that are associated with the follies of the past. The way Indian cricket was run a decade ago had cricket pundits, experts, the media...

Winter Games Federation and the changing face of Indian Winter Sports

The Winter Games Federation of India was derecognised by the Indian Olympic Association earlier last week and an ad-hoc five member committee has been appointed in its place. The reasons cited for the de-affiliation of this body was on...

Opinion: BCCI in disarray

There is no doubt that the comments made by Hardik Pandya on Koffee with Karan were questionable. Viewer opinions may vary on the extent to which they were offensive, but most will agree that they didn’t show him, and possibly the culture inside the entire Indian...

47% Presidents in Indian Sports Federations are Politicians

Is there anything which comes closer to a dream job than that of heading a sports federation in India? Nothing' Heading a Sports Federation entails that you are not held accountable for pathetic results or even your actions. Additionally, from time...

Are athletes in Gold Coast aware of the “No needle policy”?

Very recently, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced the intention to send a 3-member independent team to the Commonwealth Games to scrutinise and properly study all aspects of drug testing at Gold Coast. They would be present with their...

Do the IAAF’s new regulations for female athletes present a bias of sorts?

The World Governing Body for Athletics has now come up with specific guidelines regarding the much talked about rules for eligibility of female classification for its events. If one remembers correctly, the Indian relevance to the same came after...