Maradona was a living god, one of the last wild men to walk this earth, and for all his flaws, he will be remembered for eons to come.
The defining sporting images from 2020 involved athletes taking a stand, be it by taking the knee or sporting social justice messages. But four WNBA players opted out of the season to get involved with their communities and social justice causes.
Year in Review 2020: National Sports Day, MS Dhoni, Kevin Pietersen, Naomi Osaka among Firstpost Sports' best pieces this year
Over the course of 2020, the sports journalists of Firstpost filed quite a few important stories and we think it's worth the time to revisit them. Here's the list of Firstpost’s best pieces of 2020.
In August, just a month after the NBA had restarted its season in a bio-secure bubble, the action stopped again over Jacob Blake's shooting. By the time the season restarted, NBA owners had committed to a series of initiatives, including using arenas as polling places.
Year in Review 2020: Firstpost’s sports writers pick their favourite sporting moment of 2020, what they hope for 2021
Firstpost's sports writers weighed in with their favourite sporting moment of 2020, and what they're looking forward to in 2021:
Year in Review 2020, Biggest Sports Stories: Jehan Daruvala becomes first Indian to win Formula 2 race
An up-and-coming racer from Mumbai, 22-year-old Jehan Daruvala recently made headlines when he won the Formula 2 race at the Sakhir Grand Prix, becoming the first Indian to accomplish the task
PR Sreejesh: In 2020, I read over 50 books, became less hyperactive and realised what life post-retirement would look like
PR Sreejesh writes about how he used 2020 to become a less hyperactive person. The goalkeeper read over 50 books in a year that showed him a glimpse of what post-retirement office life would look like.
Year in Review 2020, Biggest Sports Stories: Caster Semenya loses landmark case against World Athletics
Semenya lost her landmark case at the Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland against CAS' upholding of World Athletics' new set of rules restricting the testosterone levels in female athletes.
Year in Review 2020, Biggest Sports Stories: Teenager Iga Swiatek wins French Open without dropping a set
Iga Swiatek became the first Polish player, male or female, to win a grand slam singles title when she lifted the Suzanne Lenglen trophy in Paris.
International cricket had resumed in June with England hosting West Indies in a Test series, but the hype surrounding the IPL was certainly a welcome relief for cricket fans and enthusiasts amid a deadly pandemic.
Year in Review 2020: Barca's horror night against Bayern to CSK's spectacular fall, biggest sports upsets
Blame it on the lack of fans in the stands. Or blame it on the interrupted and rhythmless nature of sporting calendars in a pandemic-affected year. When sports happened in 2020, there were upsets galore. Here are the top 10 sporting upsets of 2020.
Year in Review 2020, Biggest Sports Stories: After technology issues, India declared joint-winners of Chess Olympiad
At the end of all the drama that took place, India's gold medal will be remembered for it came during a difficult time and provided a little relief to fans.
Year in Review 2020: Robots cheering teams in empty stadiums to PV Sindhu's shock 'retirement', 10 bizarre sports stories
There were lesser matches and tournaments in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the bizarre content was still very high. In fact, a few incidents were so strange they could have been a result of the pandemic. Here's a look at some of the strangest sporting moments from 2020.
Goswami, who remained loyal to Mohun Bagan throughout his playing days and was part of the Indian football team's 'Golden Era' of the 1950s and 1960s, breathed his last on 30 April in Kolkata.
Year in Review 2020: NBA stars joining Black Lives Matter protests to Bishan Singh Bedi's righteous call, 20 inspiring sports stories
Year 2020 was a low-key affair in terms of sporting action, but there were enough feel-good, inspirational stories to take heart from. Here, we take a look at some such stories from the field of play and beyond.
Year in Review 2020, Biggest Sports Stories: When Rahul did "a Tewatia" and became a household name, a cricketing metaphor
Rahul Tewatia gave birth to a cricketing metaphor, where when a team/player is struggling in a cricket match, one wonders whether they can "do a Tewatia?"
India's ace off-road racer CS Santosh writes on his reflections from 2020, his preparations for Dakar 2021, and how he changed as a person.
What will you think of when you think of 2020? How will you remember sport in a year defined by the pandemic? Here are 20 moments — captured in images and videos — that encapsulate sport in a year like no other:
Archer Tarundeep Rai writes about spending 2020 getting into the best shape of his life, why he needs to win a medal at next year's Games, and why he's sure the archery contingent will bring back a medal from Tokyo Olympics.
Year in Review 2020, Biggest Sports Stories: Indian hockey's grand old man, Balbir Singh Senior, passes away
Balbir arguably led the limitless pantheon of country’s hockey stalwarts, and his passing leaves a mighty hole in Indian hockey firmament.