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.
The global anti-doping body had accused Russia of planting fake evidence and of deleting files linked to positive doping tests that could have helped identify drug cheats.
Lionel Messi’s public desire to leave Barcelona, ending a two-decade association with a club was one of the biggest sports stories of the year. In the latest in our Year In Review 2020 series, we look back at the turn of events at FC Barcelona.
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, Biggest Sports Stories: Novak Djokovic hits line judge, disqualified from US Open
In a year where Novak Djokovic started brilliantly on the court and finishes as World No 1, he also made numerous mistakes, most notably at US Open.
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: Technological shift, soaring popularity highlight productive year for eSports and gamig
The number of people indulging in gaming and related activities has continued to increase. As per a report by Statista.com, India had a total of 300 million online gamers in 2019 and this number increased to 365 million during 2020.
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
From The Last Dance to Beyond the Boundary, here are some of the good and not-so-good sports documentaries released this year
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: From Olympics to Wimbledon, a look at major sporting events that we missed this year
COVID-19 pandemic ensured that the sporting calendar of 2020 was thrown off gear. A number of events were either postponed or cancelled, which meant plans were redrawn and preparations recalibrated. Here is a list of major sporting events that were disrupted in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Year in Review 2020, Biggest Sports Stories: Mahendra Singh Dhoni retires from international cricket
End of an era is a phrase that gets thrown around rather lavishly in the modern-day lexicon, but hardly ever did it feel any more appropriate than MS Dhoni's retirement. We look back at one of the biggest sports stories of 2020.
G Sathiyan: 2020 was terrible, 2021 will be testing, but nothing is too much for indomitable human spirit
From training with a robot to binging-watching movies with his mother, table tennis star G Sathiyan looks back at the year 2020.
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.
Ankita Raina writes on her learnings and life in the lockdown, how it made her appreciate tennis more and her ambitions for 2021.
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.