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How competent is the dynamic TOPS List?

The Target Olympic Podium Scheme, TOPS List is a true example of what it is to be like ‘dynamic’ means. Sports persons keep going in and out of the list, after the periodic reviews done by the Sports Authority of India. Though the dynamic nature of the list has been reasoned out well by the SAI, its competency is...

Commonwealth Games 2018: Partial squad of boxers announced

A few notable misses in the squad announced for Boxing at the Commonwealth Games as World Championship medallists Shiva Thapa and Gaurav Bhiduri were left out of the squad for Gold Coast. However, the contingent seems strong enough with the likes of Mary Kom and Vikas Krishnan in the fray. Shiva Thapa's miss was ominous as three-time Asian medallist and...

India Open Boxing Tournament to kick-start from January 28

From five-time world champion M.C. Mary Kom to three-time Asian Games medallist Shiva Thapa, the best Indian pugilists will showcase their acumen at the inaugural India Open Tournament, which would be a qualifying tourney for the Commonwealth Games trials. The tournament worth US$ 100,000 is going to kick-start on Sunday and will feature boxers from across 25 countries, including Uzbekistan,...

Winning with Data: Collection and Ownership | By Shikha Tandon

Winning with Data by Shikha Tandon
In this series we have spoken about the current data tsunami, the value that can be gained from systematically analysing data, and the critical importance of individualising data to optimise the outcome. In this final article we discuss the thorny aspect of athlete data collection, data privacy, and ownership rights of this data, and present a framework to address...

Top 10 academies in India for Olympic sports

Gun for Glory Shooting Academy
Sports is not just about game, it is a culture that need respect, habit to nurture and most importantly it demands love and passion for it. Sports academies play a crucial role in evolving the overall game of an athlete. They give deep dive into the habit, background, inclination of a sportsperson that eventually helps to improve the physical...

Eating Fit – Carbohydrate snack

Carbohydrates provide the body with a source of energy.
Carbohydrates are one of the most common nutrients known to our planet. They could possibly be the single most consumed nutrient in every country and plays a big role in the Indian diet. Carbohydrates provide the body with a source of energy. They are classified under macronutrients, similar to their protein and fat counterparts. Carbohydrates break down into glucose to provide...

5 small changes that will drastically improve your lifestyle

All of us want a healthy lifestyle. However, most of us are not willing to do what is needed to achieve it. For some, it takes away “me time” while for others, it hampers their “happening” life. Hence, the dream remains, so does the longing, however, it continues as nothing more than wishful thinking. If you too harbour such a...

Chess fraternity discusses future possibilities on webinar hosted by Maharashtra Chess Association

Webinar on Chess by Maharashtra Chess Association
The outbreak of COVID-19 across the world has brought several changes in the way of our life. Sports, overall have come to a standstill, with most big tournaments from the English Premier League, the Olympics, IPL has been either shelved or delayed. However, while these sports had to face the wrath of the pandemic, chess found its way to carry on through...

Best online sports betting tips for beginners

Best online sports betting tips for beginners
The rise of sports betting can be narrowed down to one reason. It is the perfect opportunity that combines two favourite activities, sports and making money. With the entertainment value of sports gaining momentum day by day, it is evident that betting on it is also going to continue increasing in the coming years.  One remarkable aspect of sports betting...

High-intensity drills key to maintaining fitness during lockdown: Robin Arkell

Robin Arkell
Short but high-intensity drills have been instrumental in keeping the Indian men's hockey players fit during the ongoing coronavirus-forced national lockdown, said the team's scientific advisor Robin Arkell. The members of the Indian men's hockey team have been confined to their rooms at the SAI South Centre here since the lockdown started on March 25. And Arkell has been by...