Friday, December 14, 2018

In Numbers: India’s Badminton stars at Youth Olympic Games

Lakshya Sen repeated the performance of his senior counterpart HS Prannoy with a Silver at the ongoing Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires but the road was anything but easy. The former World No 1 in the Junior events had...

At Youth Olympics, young shooters prove they are truly “world-class”

The story of India’s performances in multinational tournaments, such as the Olympics, have often been limited to near misses and heartbreaks. Much has been said about the lack of world-class talent representing the nation and also about their abilities to...

Youth Olympics: Manu Bhaker back on track with a Gold

Till last night, India did not have a Gold medal at the Youth Olympics. Now we have two. This is India's flagbearer and India's first female Youth Olympic champion. This is Manu Bhakar. She won India's second GOLD at the...

Youth Olympics: Three out of four medalists are from Eastern part of India

Three out of four medalists from India at the #YouthOlympics are from the Eastern part of the country. A very encouraging trend.

IOC creates Refugee Olympic Team for Tokyo 2020

The IOC Session has mandated Olympic Solidarity to establish the conditions for participation and define the identification and selection process of the team. These elements will be carried out in close collaboration with the National Olympic Committees, the International...

Charting out the journey of Mehuli Ghosh

At the 10th Asian Airgun Championships held in Wako City, Japan, Mehuli Ghosh along with Samiksha Dhingra reinstated the strength of women’s shooting in the country as they won the youth and junior air rifle gold medals respectively at...

From Baidyabati to Youth Olympics: Mehuli Ghosh has learnt to shoot for the stars

The ascending sound of din in the air was enough to reveal that the travelling fair had come to town. The gigantic Ferris wheel and the adrenaline-pumping Pirate Ship could not do their best to impress the little Mehuli...

Jeremy Lalrinnunga’s iron grip on Youth Olympics history

"I have been told that the journey to Buenos Aires will be split into a seven hour flight, a layover and then a sixteen-hour flight. Then I'll be in Argentina for 20 days. This will be my longest trip....

In Numbers: Sports in India becoming more gender inclusive

The 2018 Commonwealth Games were the first in the history of the tournament to have equal number of events for men and women. And that is a practice that has long been the goal for Olympic level tournaments as...

Buenos Aires 2018: An inclusive edition of the Youth Olympic Games

The third edition of the Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) opens on Saturday, 6 October, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Over 4,000 ‘Game-Changing’ athletes, influencers and young leaders will be in the spotlight for an explosive 12 days of elite...