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The Sports Blog

For most Indians, sport means cricket. But for those of us who look at the world of sport in a much wider sense, this blog will attempt to fill that space.

Feb 20, 2012

For Indian shooting, it’s the end of an era

The Indian shooting squad for the Olympics was announced yesterday and it didn’t have a single woman shooter in the women’s 10m air rifle category. #Anjali Bhagwat #Over'n'Out #Shooting sports #the Olympics

Jan 17, 2012

London Olympics: The numbers that matter for India

With the 2012 edition of the quadrennial games just about six months away, the race to book that elusive Olympic berth is heating up #Anju Bobby George #HowThisWorks #India #Olympic sports #Seema Antil

Jan 2, 2012

Why isn’t India a sporting superpower?

Sport is not just about fitness – vision and skill are just as important. It's time India's coaches understand that. #India #Jose Brasa #Justine Henin #Lionel Messi #Sports #ThatsJustWrong

Dec 28, 2011

Olympic quota: Is NRAI shooting itself in the foot?

Instead of focusing on earning as many Olympic berths as possible, the Indian contingent has been engulfed in a selection quandary thanks to the NRAI's rules for deciding the shooters eligibility to compete in the London Games. #2012 London Olympic Games #Abhinav Bindra #Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore #Ronjan Sodhi #Shooting #Sports #ThatsJustWrong

Oct 5, 2011

Vijender Singh and the curse of being a hero

We have been led to believe that a hero will always triumph. And that's what India's Olympic star has to live up to every time he steps into the ring. #Boxing #Emilio Correa Bayeux #Olympics Blogger #Sports #TheLongView #Vijender Kumar