India are among 18 hockey playing nations which have successfully progressed to second stage of the forthcoming global Home and Away League scheduled to begin in 2019. The International Hockey Federation (FIH) today announced that 18 national associations ... Business Standard, 2 months ago
New Delhi: Cricket captain Virat Kohli, hockey captain P.R. Sreejesh, 2016 Olympic bronze medallist wrestler Sakshi Malik, and para-athletes Deepa Malik and Mariyappan Thangavelu were on Wednesday named for the prestigious Padma Shri, the country's fourth ...Sify, 1 month ago
Using a sledgehammer to fix some ills can cut down a game at its peak, warns Shekhar Gupta. As I left home reluctantly for the airport, I may have, in a nutty moment not unusual for sport-lovers, been wishing my Bengaluru flight, already delayed by two hours, was held up further. And no, I wasn't thinking about cricket, or the Supreme Court-appointed Justice Lodha Committee's surgical strike on the BCCI brass. I was thinking wrestling, and not the film Dangal, but the real thing. I had just ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
With a mixed bag of success and failure, Indian sports remains in a state of inertia in the absence of a proper vision from the administrators. IMAGE: PV Sindhu, left, and Sakshi Malik celebrate after winning medals at the Rio Olympic Games. Photograph: Reuters An Olympic campaign saved by the fortitude of three women, a cricket team that rediscovered itself under a bold and zealous Virat Kohli -- Indian sports in 2016 was a dramatic mix of highs and lows wherein athletes mostly raised the bar ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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