Coronavirus crisis forces sportspersons to contemplate playing behind closed doors while chess and poker go online
The coronavirus pandemic has pushed hyperactive sportspeople, used to living out of suitcases, to grapple with adjusting to the new normal, which is to stay at home and maintain fitness.
Lok Sabha passes Bill to create National Sports University in Manipur; draft law was pending since August 2017
A Bill to establish a National Sports University in Manipur to promote sports education was passed by the Lok Sabha on Friday, as several members sought the inclusion of sports as part of a comprehensive education curriculum.
Indian sporting system has come a long way, yet the nation seems to lack collective sports culture at times
Whilst the truth of the matter is that the nation’s sporting scene has grown by leaps and bounds, why is it still in a state where such an anomaly — the Chhetri message — can exist in plain sight? The reason has to come down to a lack of sporting culture.
Narinder Batra, Rajeev Mehta take charge as IOA chief, secretary-general; Randhir Singh appointed life president
Newly-elected Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Narinder Batra and secretary general Rajeev Mehta on Friday took charge of their respective offices in New Delhi.
IOA to 'discuss and interpret' eligibility criteria for president, secretary general ahead of elections
The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has called a Special General Body Meeting in New Delhi on 29 November to "discuss and interpret" the eligibility criteria for election to the post of president and secretary general ahead of the 14 December polls.
Scraped knees and spirited minds: How an Uttarakhand girls' school defied odds to become kabaddi champion
The Damta Kanya Upper Primary school in Uttarakhand showed how a good school can be a life-changing experience for girls who come from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday expressed concern over the high prevalence of obesity among the population in the country and exhorted the youth to take to sports to stay healthy.
The Delhi Development Authority's (DDA) Siri Fort sports complex can be a case study as to why the much trumpeted ‘pay & play scheme’ failed to take off despite all the hype it generated.
Asian Athletics Championships: G Lakshmanan's coach reveals gold medallist used to run barefoot on highway
G Lakshmanan, who gave India a gold in the 5,000m event in the ongoing Asian Athletic Championships in Bhubaneswar, once practised barefoot on the highway in Pudukottai a decade or so ago, which was a sign of his fierce determination, said long-time coach S Loganathan.
Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Friday said the government has strengthened its resolve to make doping a criminal offence in order to instil fear in the minds of sportspersons who indulge in such practices.
Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar says he wants every Indian to make any one sport a part of their fitness regime.
India’s next lot of sporting talent needs a voice. Not narcissistic wonders like Kalmadi, Chautala and his ilk. Hopefully, that’s not an unrealistic New Year Wish to ask for.
Desh Gaurav Sekhri's book NotOut! runs down the litany of troubles the IPL has faced and examines the league with a forensic eye
Tendulkar has scored 100 international tons in his career.
Soon after news trickled in that former PM Atal Behari Vajpayee and freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose might be awarded the Bharat Ratna, the Modi government ran into a bout of fresh controversy.
Long after it was dethroned by Narendra Modi and BJP, the Manmohan Singh government continues to face flak. The latest bit of information to have left them red-faced is how allegedly the PMO chose Sachin Tendulkar over hockey legend Dhyan Chand for the Bharat Ratna.