articles by Norris Pritam

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Asian Boxing Championships: How Mary Kom's determination and 'faith in God' helped her to overcome challenges

Not just in the ring. Mary had to fight her way outside the ring too. During her childhood days, Mary's family had to struggle even for the basics, let alone the luxuries.

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World Wrestling Championships 2017: Blame lies with WFI president for India's dismal show in Paris

What Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, president of the WFI needs to do is introspection and humbly own the responsibility after Indian wrestlers' dismal show in Paris.

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Tejaswin Shankar's journey from budding cricketer to high jump national record holder

The physical education teacher of his school got him attracted to athletics. And the rest, as they, is history.

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Dutee Chand, like PT Usha in 1998, didn’t have proper shoes till days before Rio Olympics

Indian sprinter Dutee Chand ran 100 metres at the Rio Olympics 2016 with spikes (running shoes) sent from Germany by a Good Samaritan just four days before her event!

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Yogeshwar Dutt’s London 2012 Summer Olympics medal turning silver is heartening after dismal Rio 2016

Following a rather poor performance by wrestlers and dismal overall show at the 2016 Rio Olympics, Yogeshwar Dutt’s up gradation to silver is heartening news.

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Olympic task force like old wine in new bottle; Tokyo 2020 will only be repeat of Rio 2016

If a team fails, captains are sacked, coaches removed and players dropped. But what if the planners and bureaucrats fail? Shouldn't they be charged for dereliction of their duty?

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Rio Olympics 2016: Sakshi Malik only saving grace in India’s disappointing wrestling campaign

From the Indian point of view, Rio Olympics 2016 will go down as, if not a flop, certainly a bad dream for the athletes and their fans.

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Sakshi Malik steps out of 'Phogat' shadow to make history at Rio Olympics 2016

On Wednesday, at the Rio Olympics, Sakshi Malik emerged from the shadow of Phogat sisters to become India’s first woman wrestler to win an Olympic medal.

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Rio Olympics 2016: BJP 2-2 Congress, Vijay Goel equalises in match for most embarrassing delegate

The misdeeds of Indian politicians at the Olympics may have been buried in the analog era, but in the digital age, it is all out in the public domain.

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Rio Olympics 2016: Dipa Karmakar missed her tryst with destiny, lost the medal, but won hearts

Dipa Karmakar was not expected to reach where she has. But she was surely destined to do so. And once she reached Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic Games, she made sure there were no mistakes. Just that she missed by a whisker.

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Rio Diaries: Vijay Goel's missed photo op, journalist woes at MPC, and the Zika 'scare'

Rio Diaries reflects on Vijay Goel's missed photo op, journalist's woes at MPC inside the Games village, and the Zika virus 'scare'.

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Rio Olympics 2016: Lack of facilities for press, players overshadow excitement in Brazil

Awarded the Games seven years ago ahead of Chicago, the city of Rio is still grappling with problems as far as conduct of the Game is concerned.

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Nita Ambani wins IOC election with highest percentage of valid votes

Nita Ambani was elected as an individual member of the Olympic Committee during the 129th Session of the International Olympics Committee (IOC) in Rio

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Narsingh Yadav, Sushil Kumar, Parveen Rana: How doping fiasco could set Indian wrestling back by decades

By giving preference to Parveen Kumar Rana over Sushil Kumar, the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has shown its vindictiveness toward the double Olympic medallist.

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Rio dream over? Narsingh Yadav faces Olympics ouster after doping result

Narsingh Yadav’s entry to the Indian contingent for Rio Olympics was dramatic. His possible ouster from the Games could be even more startling.

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'My Olympic Journey' review: Little-known stories about India's top 50 Olympians

A review of sports journalists Digvijay Singh Deo and Amit Bose's latest book - 'My Olympic Journey'.

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Olympics 2016: Meet the Indians who will play a vital role as volunteers in Rio

Besides the largest contingent of Indian athletes and officials so far, and a fairly large media in tow, there will be close to 100 Indian volunteers in Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics.

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Vijender Singh a deserving winner against Kerry Hope as India come to embrace pro boxing

On way to his first Pro title, Vijender or Viju as he is popularly known as, stopped Australian Kerry Hope 296-274 on unanimous decision for his seventh straight victory.

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Olympics 2016: Wrestler Babita Kumari may miss Rio Games, major blow for India

Indian wrestling medal hope Babita Kumari is faced with uncertainty about her participation in the Olympics, thanks to a latest WADA development, less than a month before the Games begin in Rio.

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Sushil Kumar vs Narsingh Yadav: No winners, only survivors in HC battle

Unless Sushil Kumar decides to appeal in the Supreme Court, Narsingh Yadav will be India's sole 74-kg wrestling representative at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games