Sports Stats Weekly #5: Indian Hockey (Men)

Indian hockey has been in the news in the recent past owing to a spate of controversies. The team had a long rough patch in the hockey world, now dominated by Australia and European teams. But, the men in blue would like to change that trend. The Indian hockey followers will know that the Men’s

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Heroes of Indian Contact Sports #5 – Mohammed Ali Qamar

Once in a long while, along comes an athlete who not only rewrites history, but helps in inspiring a generation, who follow in his or her footsteps. While most other countries have embraced contact sports, and have produced some of the most legendary sporting heroes, India, with a rich history in martial arts hasn’t been

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Railways Proposes Administrative Cell For Indian Sports Stars

The scheduling struggles for Indian sportspersons working in various governmental departments are a well-known fact. The Sports Ministry is yet to come to a conclusive decision regarding tackling this problem even as it is considering all possible avenues. However, the Railways has come up with a proposal to develop a separate administrative cell for Indian

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Top Four Memorable Performances By Indian Badminton Team

The Indian Badminton team looks poised to deliver yet another strong performance at the International circuit as they gear up for the Sudirman Cup starting this Sunday. The biennial tournament starts today and the Indian team will play their first match on Monday. This year’s team boasts of a string contingent consisting of Saina Nehwal,

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Forgotten Heroes Of Indian Contact Sports – Midhun Jith

For years, India has produced many sporting icons, who have etched their names in history. From the likes of Sachin Tendulkar to the recent numero uno in badminton, Saina Nehwal, there have been many such figures who have become the heartthrob of the nation. But the question always remained – why, in the second most

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Happy Birthday To Long Jump Queen Anju Bobby George

With Saina Nehwal and Sania Mirza taking Indian sports to newer heights, it is a good time to have a look at one of India’s torchbearers of athletics. Long jump queen Anju Bobby George turns 38 today. With multiple achievements that include a bronze medal at the prestigious World Championships, Anju held the mantle of

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Indian Weightlifting Faces Doping Challenges

Indian weightlifting has been grappling with ‘doping’ over many years now. Over the last ten years or so the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has suspended the Indian Weightlifting Federation twice and even had let off the Indian body with a hefty fine in 2009. The ‘doping-ravaged Indian weightlifting’ appeared to have battled its way in

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My Next Target Is To Push Towards Top 10: Saurav Ghosal

Kolkata: India’s top squash player and talisman, Saurav Ghosal has set his sights on breaking into the top 10 of the men’s singles rankings. Saurav had reached a career-high ranking of No. 15 in December 2013 , so this is one target that is on the horizon. The 2014 Asian Games gold medallist recently conveyed

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Geeta Phogat Features In An Inspirational Advertisement

The addition of an inspirational video on Youtube added to the glorious story of Geeta Phogat. Geeta was the first Indian woman to win a Gold Medal in wrestling at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and her journey from a conservative background to the top of Indian wrestling is phenomenal. Geeta Phogat hails from a village where it was not

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Indian Badminton Recap: A Stellar 2014 For Indian Shuttlers

As the 2015 badminton season hits Indian shores with the Syed Modi Grand Prix, it is a good moment to analyze the 2014 season for Indian shuttlers. 2014 – A Year that depicted the depth in Indian Badminton It was a stellar season for Indian badminton that saw Indian shuttlers break new grounds and achieve

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