Friday, December 14, 2018

Peace Taekwondo Academy: How an Afghan coach and an Indian manager are helping put India on the map

Taekwondo is rarely seen as a competitive sport in India. In fact, martial arts as a whole is in a state where it is considered a leisure activity, more than a game. In India, martial arts is becoming something parents...

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...

CWG 2018: India’s athletes fly high, federations stoop low

If we look at the medal tally, this is India's third best performance at the Commonwealth Games. India have won 101 medals in the 2010 edition which was held in Delhi, and 69 medals in the 2002 CWG that...

It’s only persistence that opens bigger platforms for you | By Sunita Lakra

It was back in 2002 my father introduced me to hockey. As an eleven-year-old, I was not sure whether it would suit me. I was skeptical in my earlier days but he inculcated a belief in me and dragged...

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...

A two-time Olympic hero, Keshav Datt is nearly lost in today’s glamorous world of sports

Imagine this. A freshly formed country with the scars of Partition and colonisation yet to heal- India participates in the 1948 Olympic Games in London. Famed for being almost undefeated in Hockey, the team does not disappoint. They reach...