articles by Norris Pritam

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From Muhammad Ali’s India visit to Atlanta Olympics: The Greatest’s legend lives on

An athlete, Olympic champion, civil rights activists – Muhammad Ali was packed all in one but above all he was a great human being.

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Rio 2016: Pro-boxers allowed to compete but is it too little too late for Indian pugilists?

Aiba's decision would mean that any professional boxer can enter the qualifying event in Venezuela next month and attempt to earn selection for Rio, with 26 places up for grabs.

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In the bout between Sushil Kumar and Narsingh Yadav, India’s Olympic medal hope is the real loser

While other wrestler around the world are training for the Olympics under top coaches, doctors, physiotherapists, Indian contenders Sushil Kumar and Narsingh Yadav are facing media.

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Deserving Narsingh Yadav, not sentimental favourite Sushil Kumar, should get Olympics berth

Sushil has not competed anywhere after the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. He has not even attended national camps nor took part in last year’s Pro Wrestling League. He was also nursing a shoulder injury. Yadav on the other hand besides winning World Championship medal was also a star in the Pro League.

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Vinesh and Sakshi's Olympics berth a new page in the story of female wrestling in India

Olympic qualification by Indian female wrestlers Vinesh Phogat and Sakshi Malik will not only give boost to wrestling but would also give a new thrust to women in sport at large.

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Surprised I'm projected as villain, was saving myself for last chance at Istanbul: Geeta Phogat on Olympics disqualification

Geeta and Babita Phogat, India's top woman wrestlers have been disqualified from the 2016 Rio Olympics to be held in Rio de Janerio after they forfeited their repechage bouts under "injury default" during the recently-concluded Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Ulaanbator, Mongolia

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India's newest medal hope? A rowing champion from drought-hit Maharashtra

Asking Dattu for a medal will be a tough call. Rowing is Asia is still catching up with Europe. 2020 Tokyo may be a more realistic target for Asian rowing

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Salman at Rio 2016: Nothing wrong in using Bollywood’s popularity

Often Indian Olympic athletes complain of lack of spectators and funds. If the likes of Salman can help turn it around, what is the harm in it?

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Politics and indifference: Dipa Karmakar had to vault more than just her opponents for Olympics qualification

A gold medal and qualifying for the Olympic Games seemed even harder for Dipa Karmakar. She had to fight not only her opponents and her aching body, but also dirty sport politics, indifference of authorities, and lack of infrastructure and funds.