Boria Majumdar, Nalin Mehta narrate tales of India’s Olympic stars in new book
In their upcoming book, Dreams of a Billion: India and the Olympic Games, Boria Majumdar and Nalin Mehta narrate the tales of India’s Olympic stars. Here are the edited excerpts from the book.
No protests at Tokyo Olympics, demands IOC chief Bach
In a meeting of the IOC in Lausanne, Bach stressed the "importance" of a series of recently-adopted directives designed to clarify what is banned and the sanctions for those not respecting the ban, established under Rule 50 of the Olympic Charter.
An Olympic First: Cardboard beds for Tokyo Athletes Village
The bed frames in the Athletes Village at this year's Olympics will be made of cardboard. Sturdy cardboard.
Badminton world number one Kento Momota injured in car crash just hours after Malaysia Masters win
The 25-year-old player's driver was killed in the crash.
On his way to Tokyo: Tennis star Bopanna on preparing for 2020 Olympics, physiotherapy & love for his daughter
Bopanna has no plans to hang up his boots just yet.
PV Sindhu eyes second medal at Olympics; says pressure of expectations, criticism do not affect her
Sindhu said she is working on her technique to iron out the flaws.
Sumit Nagal aims to break into top 100 to qualify for the Olympics, plans to stay an extra month to explore Japan
The young tennis player also shared his Davis Cup experience.
Khelo India University Games to be held from February 22 in Bhubaneswar
"I am truly delighted to announce that the first edition of the Khelo India University Games will be held in Bhubaneswar. I am sure the true spirit of sportsmanship will be showcased during this event," Patnaik said at the launch of the Games, in the presence of sports minister Kiren Rijiju.
Mary Kom beats Nikhat in intense bout to make Indian team for Olympic qualifiers
Boxing legend Mary Kom defeated Nikhat Zareen on December 28 in the finals of the ongoing Women's Boxing Olympic trials in the 51-kg weight ...
From Tokyo games to T20 World Cup, 2020 has much to offer
From an Indian standpoint, stakes for cricket and Olympic sports are equally high this year. From Tokyo Olympics to the ongoing World Test Championship to the T20 World Cup in Australia, 2020 is a massive year. In February, we have the women’s T20 world cup which promises much for the women’s game in India.
Mary Kom beats Zareen in high-voltage trial to make Indian team for Olympic qualifiers
The trials for the women boxers are underway and will conclude today while the men's trials will take place from December 29 to 30.
After Russia doping ban, a South African speaks up for the innocent
In her first interview since the announcement, Penny Heyns, a former swimmer from South Africa, told The New York Times that she had no regrets about the punishment, which bans Russia and its officials from major international sports but is likely to allow hundreds of Russian athletes to continue competing if they can prove they are clean.
Doping in sports: What India can learn from Russian case
The Russian case is an opportunity for India to put its house in order. While at one level many saw it coming and were ready for it, activists and analysts have welcomed the move as a stern message to dope cheats. No country has the right to play foul and get away is the sentiment and to think that many worthy athletes had to miss out because dope cheats.
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