Jonathan Selvaraj


Doping ‘legally’: What TUE is, how athletes use it
Thu, Sep 15, 2016

Hackers have released confidential medical records of top American athletes, alleging they play ‘well, but not fair’ — that is, they misuse an exemption meant for therapeutic use of drugs.

Why the Punk takes a beating but still thinks ‘it’s the time of my life’
Tue, Sep 13, 2016

Phil Brooks, better known as CM Punk, walked away from a seven figure (in dollars, mind you) contract with the WWE to pursue what he "wanted to be great at."

Deepa Malik: Mettle path to a silver medal
Tue, Sep 13, 2016

Deepa Malik becomes India’s first woman medalist at Paralympics with silver in shot put F-35 category in Rio.

After giving up his life, Abhinav Bindra preps to ‘earn a living’
Mon, Sep 05, 2016

On Sunday, Abhinav Bindra officially announced that he would be putting down his weapon.

How medals change metals: Why athletes are retested for doping
Thu, Sep 01, 2016

Amid reports of Yogeshwar Dutt’s 4-year-old London Olympics bronze being upgraded to silver because the original medallist has failed a dope test, Indian Express explains how and why samples are retested.

VR Raghunath believes India hockey team has created the blueprint for success
Tue, Aug 30, 2016

VR Raghunath received an Arjuna award in hockey on Tuesday, seven years after he made the debut for senior India team.

Had all the support but wasn’t able to perform in Olympics: Jitu Rai
Mon, Aug 29, 2016

“It is a huge honour to have won Khel Ratna, but at the same time I know that if I had won an Olympic medal it would have been an even better feeling,” the shooter said.

India at Rio Olympics: Medals two; disappointments multiple
Sat, Aug 27, 2016

Despite sending its largest-ever contingent of 117, India underperformed at Rio 2016 Olympics.

What Indian athletes did at home, what at Rio 2016 Olympics
Sat, Aug 27, 2016

India could have claimed a medal on just the second day of the Rio Olympic Games had Mirabai Chanu lifted her personal best.

Newshour on O P Jaisha: How does one agree to play the bad guy?
Wed, Aug 24, 2016

The Newshour and Arnab Goswami are to news what the WWE and Vince McMahon are to sport.

Before showing bronze medal path, Sakshi Malik brought Subway home
Fri, Aug 19, 2016

At their home, family members say Sakshi Malik was always meant to be a wrestler.

Experience, draw make boxer Vikas Krishan Yadav a medal contender at Rio 2016 Olympics
Thu, Aug 11, 2016

If his opening round was anything to go by, Vikas Krishan Yadav has found his groove early in the competition.

Shiva Thapa faces defending champion at Rio 2016 Olympics, others have it tough too
Fri, Aug 05, 2016

Shiva Thapa will have to overcome defending Olympics and former World Champion Robeisy Ramirez of Cuba in his first round encounter.

Junior boxing champion Deepak Pahal from Haryana had dreams of Rio 2016 Olympics, now in jail
Wed, Aug 03, 2016

Police say Deepak Pahal was part of a 10-member gang that helped Jitender, a gangster, flee while he was being taken on a bus from Rohini jail to a Sonepat court.

Narsingh Yadav dope controversy: After a bitter week, signs of a welcome thaw
Tue, Aug 02, 2016

Narsingh Yadav had claimed that he had been the victim of sabotage and that his food had been tampered with.

Sushil Kumar-Narsingh Yadav saga: A tale of rivalry, conspiracy and aspiration
Tue, Aug 02, 2016

Jonathan Selvaraj puts his ear to the ground and goes beyond the rumour mill to piece together one of the most intriguing tales.

Yogeshwar Dutt advised Narsingh Yadav to be careful about food but was brushed off
Thu, Jul 28, 2016

Yogeshwar Dutt says he had told Narsingh Yadav to be careful about the food he consumes and added that he himself does not eat from canteen.

After catapulting into record books, World champion Neeraj Chopra charts roadmap ahead
Mon, Jul 25, 2016

Neeraj Chopra's throw of 86.48m had made him the first Indian athlete to win a world title and incidentally also the first to set a world record at any level.

Neeraj Chopra creates history to become first Indian world champion in athletics
Sun, Jul 24, 2016

Neeraj Chopra sets World U-20 & senior national records with throw of 86.48m that wins gold at U-20 Worlds.

Vinesh Phogat: Freestyle wrestler
Fri, Jul 22, 2016

Vinesh Phogat will be making her Olympic debut. Her journey has been one of its kind -- from the thrilling rise to the spirited revival.

Vijender Singh: Unfazed, undefeated and unanimous in pro boxing
Sun, Jul 17, 2016

Dragged out of his comfort zone by Aussie Kerry Hope, Vijender Singh maintained his composure in 10-rounder to bag WBO Asia Pacific title.

Rio 2016 Olympics: Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu sleepless in Patiala
Fri, Jul 22, 2016

Sports psychologists say the phenomenon is not uncommon especially for strength athletes.

Vijender Singh vs Kerry Hope: No big Hope for a big upset in New Delhi
Sat, Jul 16, 2016

A more cynical mind though would accept that Vijender Singh is the overwhelming favourite to win the fight.

Vijender Singh vs Kerry Hope: Indian faces tricky test against southpaw Hope
Sat, Jul 16, 2016

Vijender Singh has to let Kerry Hope reach out for him while leaving himself open for counters and use Hope's own momentum against him.

In Kerry Hope’s corner, a man who has been waiting for Vijender Singh to show up
Wed, Jul 13, 2016

What makes Vijender Singh's job harder, feels Williams, is that he has had to unlearn nearly two decades of amateur boxing in a relatively short time.

Justice Mudgal helps create an unlikely champion Rajkumar Tiwari
Wed, Jul 13, 2016

The funding of Rs two lakhs has given Rajkumar Tiwari renewed hope that he can fulfill his dream in the ice skating rink.

In battle of 10-rounds, experienced Kerry Hope takes on home favourite Vijender Singh
Tue, Jul 12, 2016

Hope was after all simultaneously preparing to fight Vijender Singh for the WBO Asia Pacific super middleweight title.

Boxing day test: Is India ready for Vijender Singh and pro boxing?
Sun, Jul 10, 2016

Vijender Singh pro bout in Delhi will be a good indicator of how ready India is to welcome the boxer and boxing in their new avatars.

Giving up Olympic hopes four years ago, boxer Neeraj Goyat reignites his dreams again
Mon, Jul 04, 2016

Neeraj Goyat made the decision to quit the amateur setup at a time when there was little semblance of the professional sport in India.

Sandeep Tomar, wrestler hoping to trade nickname ‘talli’ for ‘Olympian’
Sun, Jul 03, 2016

Sandeep Tomar qualified by securing a bronze in the 57 kg freestyle category at the World Qualifying Tournament in Mongolia in April.

After Salman Khan’s outrage, a day in the life of a mitti kushti pehelwan
Tue, Jul 05, 2016

Salman Khan’s analogy about gruelling training sessions for 'Sultan' triggered outrage. But what is life like for an average mitti kushti pehelwan?

Mohammad Shahid’s family point fingers at Indian Railways and Hockey India
Sat, Jul 02, 2016

Doctors says Mohammad Shahid needs a liver transplant. But because his kidneys are not functioning normally, he can’t undergo surgery.

Olympic Swansong: All grown up, Vikas Krishan looks to make it count at last shot in Rio
Tue, Jun 28, 2016

Vikas Krishan won the right to participate in his second Olympics after reaching the semifinal of the 2016 AIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

India hit maiden century of athletes for Rio 2016 Olympics
Tue, Jun 28, 2016

Four more athletes qualifying for the Rio Games swelled India’s Olympics contingent to hundred for the first time.

My dream has come true: Dutee Chand
Sun, Jun 26, 2016

Dutee Chand will be only the second Indian woman sprinter to participate in the Olympics — PT Usha competed in the 100 m and 200 at the 1980 Moscow Games.

Mirabai Chanu breaks 12-year-old record, sets sight on Rio 2016 Olympics
Mon, Jun 20, 2016

Mirabai Chanu lifted a total of 192 kg bettering Kunjarani Devi’s old record for total lift by 2 kg.