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Lone ranger Shiva Keshavan plans to get luge off the blocks in new role
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Lone ranger Shiva Keshavan plans to get luge off the blocks in new role

With no fixed tenure, no office space, no staff, and no infrastructure, Shiva Keshavan has a clean, even if scratchy, slate to begin, but then, walking alone has never been a problem for him.

Shiva Keshavan appointed chief coach, high performance director of national luge team
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Shiva Keshavan appointed chief coach, high performance director of national luge team

In a letter addressed to the Arjuna awardee, the federation informed Keshavan of its decision to appoint him for the twin role while acknowledging his achievements representing India in the past 22 years.

Firstpost Masterclass: Luge legend Shiva Keshavan deconstructs the science, technique, and mindset behind his art
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Firstpost Masterclass: Luge legend Shiva Keshavan deconstructs the science, technique, and mindset behind his art

What is luge and what challenges does it entail? How does one slide on ice at 150 kmph and battle G forces at the same time? How to excel in a sport that is measured to one-thousandth of a second? India's lone luge exponent Shiva Keshavan breaks down his sport in this edition of Firstpost Masterclass

Luge racer Shiva Keshavan in talks with a 'couple of state governments' over establishing winter sports academy in India
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Luge racer Shiva Keshavan in talks with a 'couple of state governments' over establishing winter sports academy in India

Shiva Keshavan, the first Indian representative to compete in luge at the Winter Olympics, is aiming to build an academy to nurture talented youngsters and is in talks with a couple of state governments.

Google doodles into the fifth day of the Winter Olympics 2018 with a raccoon winning a luge gold medal
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Google doodles into the fifth day of the Winter Olympics 2018 with a raccoon winning a luge gold medal

Google Doodle shows the raccoon waking up from a deep slumber, and accidentally, slips into the natural track for sledging

Winter Olympics 2018: Shiva Keshavan says representing India for the past 20 years has been a celebration
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Winter Olympics 2018: Shiva Keshavan says representing India for the past 20 years has been a celebration

Keshavan, the poster boy of winter sports in India for the last 20 years, brought the curtains down on his international career after taking part in his sixth Winter Olympics in South Korea.

Shiva Keshavan, India's lone warrior and the Winter Olympian this country does not deserve
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Shiva Keshavan, India's lone warrior and the Winter Olympian this country does not deserve

India's Shiva Keshavan finished 34th position at Pyeongchang 2018. He leaves the sport as Asia’s fastest man and India’s only six-time Winter Olympian.

Highlights Winter Olympics 2018, men's luge at Pyeongchang: India's Shiva Keshavan finishes 34th, David Gleirscher wins gold
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Highlights Winter Olympics 2018, men's luge at Pyeongchang: India's Shiva Keshavan finishes 34th, David Gleirscher wins gold

As Shiva Keshavan prepares to finish his 20-year Winter Olympics career on a high at Pyeongchang, catch our live blog of the men's singles luge event.

Winter Olympics 2018: Shiva Keshavan finishes 34th after two rounds of heats in men's singles luge
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Winter Olympics 2018: Shiva Keshavan finishes 34th after two rounds of heats in men's singles luge

A handful of supporters, including his family members, cheered Keshavan at the stands with Indian flags in their hands but he had a very bad start to his event.

Pyeongchang 2018: Meet Shiva Keshavan's biggest rivals as the Indian prepares to compete in his sixth Winter Olympics
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Pyeongchang 2018: Meet Shiva Keshavan's biggest rivals as the Indian prepares to compete in his sixth Winter Olympics

As Shiva Keshavan competes in his sixth Olympics, a look at the top names in contention in the men's singles luge event at Pyeongchang.

Winter Olympics 2018: Indian flag raised at Pyeongchang during welcome ceremony
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Winter Olympics 2018: Indian flag raised at Pyeongchang during welcome ceremony

A day before the beginning of the Winter Olympics, the Indian flag was raised at the games village at a formal team welcome ceremony.

Pyeongchang 2018: Shiva Keshavan and his long, often lonely, march as India's Winter Olympics torchbearer
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Pyeongchang 2018: Shiva Keshavan and his long, often lonely, march as India's Winter Olympics torchbearer

For 20 years, Keshavan has been a constant torchbearer for India at the Winter Olympics, walking along an often lonely path. And throughout it all — 20 winters of trudging through systemic indifference and rising debts — he's found a way of keeping the flame burning.

Winter Olympics 2018: A rookie's guide to the precise sport of luge
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Winter Olympics 2018: A rookie's guide to the precise sport of luge

The rules of luge are very simple, but luging, in itself, is quite complex. Essentially, lugers have to travel through a steep and inclined ice-track, and record the fastest finish time. Since lugers travel at speeds more than 120 km/h, their finish time is calculated to the thousandth of a second, making it one of the most precisely-timed sports in the world.

Winter Olympics 2018: Shiva Keshavan's fight to get athletes their due won't stop after his retirement from luge
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Winter Olympics 2018: Shiva Keshavan's fight to get athletes their due won't stop after his retirement from luge

Shiva, who took the world of luge by storm in 1998, is now all geared up to participate in the 2018 Pyeongchang Games — his sixth Olympic appearance.

Winter Olympics 2018: A visual explainer to luge, the sliding sport in which India's Shiva Keshavan will compete in
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Winter Olympics 2018: A visual explainer to luge, the sliding sport in which India's Shiva Keshavan will compete in

Here’s an in-depth look at luge, which will see India’s Shiva Keshavan compete for the sixth, and possible last, time in Pyeongchang.

Winter Olympics 2018: From different sports to Indians in contention, a handy guide to the mega event at Pyeongchang
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Winter Olympics 2018: From different sports to Indians in contention, a handy guide to the mega event at Pyeongchang

With the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics just around the corner, here’s a handy primer for the mega event.

Winter Olympics 2018: Cross-country skier Jagdish Singh misses flight due to uncertainty over coach
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Winter Olympics 2018: Cross-country skier Jagdish Singh misses flight due to uncertainty over coach

Jagdish trains at the High Altitude Warfare School (HAWS) at Gulmarg and is scheduled to compete in the 15-km Nordic skiing freestyle event.

Winter Olympics 2018: Luger Shiva Keshavan gets assurance from sponsors ahead of Pyeongchang Games
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Winter Olympics 2018: Luger Shiva Keshavan gets assurance from sponsors ahead of Pyeongchang Games

Shiva Keshavan first competed in a Winter Olympics in 1998, when he became the youngest person to ever officially qualify for the Olympic Games in luge.

Shiva Keshavan qualifies for his 6th Winter Olympics after achieving necessary points at Viessmann Luge World Cup
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Shiva Keshavan qualifies for his 6th Winter Olympics after achieving necessary points at Viessmann Luge World Cup

Luger Shiva Keshavan needed five necessary points to achieve the qualification standard for next year's mega-event and he managed to achieve that at the World Cup.

‘Took part in 5 Olympics without a coach’:  Shiva Keshavan urges government to support athletes
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‘Took part in 5 Olympics without a coach’: Shiva Keshavan urges government to support athletes

India's first Winter Olympian, Shiva Keshavan has urged the authorities to come forward and help the athletes who are left to battle all odds in their quest to bring laurels to the country.