Pankaj Advani in action during the men's English Billiards singles final at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha. Photograph: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images for DAGOC Billiards and snooker on Thursday launched an unexpected bid to win a spot on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics sports programme, saying sharp global rise in popularity helped their case.The programme for the Tokyo Games has already been agreed with organisers and the International Olympic Committee and any late inclusion would have to be preceded by a ... Rediff.com, 5 days ago
Pankaj Advani with the World Billiards Championship trophy. Photograph: PTI He has made winning 12 World titles look like a stroll in the park, but if India's poster boy of cue sports was able to deal with the pressure that came with success, it was mainly because of his elder brother, Shree. "Shree (a celebrity sports psychologist) has helped me a lot with his inputs and guidance. It is very difficult to handle anxiety, stress and emotions while you are playing. These are the few things that ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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