Mihir Vasavda

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Oltmans stresses on winning, not ‘losing beautifully’
Fri, Apr 28, 2017

For all the progress and stylish hockey India have been playing for the last couple of years, they haven't won enough.

Aizawl FC’s fantasy football manager Khalid Jamil
Mon, Apr 24, 2017

Fairytale progress of Aizawl FC is scripted by coach Khalid Jamil, who was sacked by Mumbai last year

Aizawl FC vs Mohun Bagan: When the mountains echoed
Sun, Apr 23, 2017

The 1-0 win over Mohun Bagan didn’t seal the deal, but Aizwal FC inch closer to I-League title

In Aizawl FC’s ranks, journeymen and discards
Sat, Apr 22, 2017

Seeking a historic win on Saturday, Aizawl FC players spoke about loss first - the ones off the field.

Aizawl FC on the cusp of history
Sat, Apr 22, 2017

Relegated last year, club on verge of winning I-league if they beat Mohun Bagan by two goals at home

Gamers get a shot at 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou
Wed, Apr 19, 2017

E-Sports will be introduced at the Hangzhou in 2022; is a demonstration event at 2018 Jakarta Games

National coach may give way to personal trainers in wrestling
Fri, Apr 14, 2017

Wrestlers will be allowed to employ personal trainers and will be accompanied by a ‘performance manager’.

Improving fitness, mental toughness key, says Coach Marijne Sjoerd
Wed, Apr 12, 2017

Marijne Sjoerd was appointed India’s coach earlier this year and in his first major assignment India returned home from West Vancouver after winning the World League Round 2.

India’s FIFA world ranking of 101 a misrepresentation but with encouraging trend
Sat, Apr 08, 2017

June will be a crucial month. India will first play Lebanon in a friendly on June 7 followed by Asian Cup qualifier against Kyrgyzstan on June 13.

India climb to 101: Highest FIFA ranking in two decades
Fri, Apr 07, 2017

The team ranks 11th in Asia, just below China and Qatar and above regional heavyweights like Iraq, North Korea, Oman and Jordan

Of the 238 weightlifters to fail dope tests, 56 are Indians
Wed, Apr 05, 2017

With 117 dope cheats, the WADA's report placed India third in global list of offenders for third year in a row.

In expanded continental championship, India eye qualification
Tue, Mar 28, 2017

India begin their final attempt at qualification for the 2019 Asian Cup on Tuesday in Yangon against a boisterous Myanmar side.

Sports Ministry clears move to make doping a criminal offence
Sat, Mar 25, 2017

India ranks third on the global list of dope-offenders compiled by WADA for the last three years.

Sundar Raman, part of IMG-Reliance, inducted in AIFF technical panel
Fri, Mar 24, 2017

This is the first time the AIFF has officially included its marketing partners in important decision-making bodies

Ankur Mittal shows his mettle with a gold at ISSF World Cup
Fri, Mar 24, 2017

After winning silver at ISSF World Cup in Delhi last month, Ankur Mittal now upgrades to gold in Mexico

U-17 World Cup: FIFA to consult its medical board amid Delhi pollution concern
Thu, Mar 23, 2017

The Local Organising Committee (LOC) has sought data from the Central Pollution Control Board, which is being analysed by FIFA.

CWG bid: Indian Olympic Association decides it’s too late
Wed, Mar 22, 2017

England’s four-city bid one of the factors; Sports minister Goel says future Asiad/Olympics likely targets

Sardar Singh: All-round hero tries to turn back the clock
Sun, Mar 19, 2017

For all the criticism he faces, one thing everyone agrees on is that Sardar remains a team player, willing to adapt and open to new ideas

With Durban out, IOA considering idea of hosting 2022 Commonwealth Games
Wed, Mar 15, 2017

Durban had to give up hosting rights as the South African government failed to give financial guarantees for the event.

I couldn’t sleep for several weeks after Rio Olympics: Gagan Narang
Wed, Mar 08, 2017

Gagan Narang talks about the agonising miss at Rio Olympics and his approach for the Tokyo Games.

In Aizawl, a ‘failed’ coach leads a ‘failed’ club to unprecedented success
Mon, Mar 06, 2017

Once throw out of I-League, last-minute addition this season Aizawl FC are just one point behind leaders East Bengal on the points table.

The great divide in shooting – from Birendeep Sodhi to Jitu Rai
Sun, Mar 05, 2017

Within shooting there are competitors from diverse cultural and economic strata — from a royal in Birendeep Sodhi to a modest Jitu Rai.

NRAI asserts shooters should stay an arm’s length from parents
Fri, Mar 03, 2017

While parents will be allowed to travel, the NRAI will not book their tickets nor pay for their accommodation.

Post Rio Olympics, shooting gets the cold shoulder
Fri, Mar 03, 2017

Like the massive arenas built for the spectacle that remain unused, several Brazilian shooters too are a neglected bunch post Games.

Dropping three events needed to maintain shooting’s presence at the Olympics: Abhinav Bindra
Thu, Mar 02, 2017

Abhinav Bindra explains the rationale behind the decision to scrape three shooting events from the Olympics.

Pluck, luck and a bronze medal for Jitu Rai at ISSF World Cup
Wed, Mar 01, 2017

From the brink of elimination, Jitu Rai fights back to emerge third in dramatic fashion, aided though by his opponents’ slip-ups.

Shooting World Cup: When diplomacy hits the shooting range
Tue, Feb 28, 2017

China and Taiwan have been locked in a diplomatic rivalry for decades. Thus the need of missive from India to Chinese Taipei and vice versa

Shooting World Cup: Ankur Mittal wins silver medal, but the trap is set
Tue, Feb 28, 2017

ISSF recommended to the IOC that double trap, along with two other events, be dropped from Tokyo Olympics. They'll now be forced to shift to trap or skeet.

Shooting World Cup: Sanjeev Rajput trying to find his range again
Mon, Feb 27, 2017

Rape accused, rifle shooter is happy to be competing again; Heena Sidhu fails to make 10m air pistol event final

IOC seek to replace bullets with laser beams in order to attract TV audience
Sun, Feb 26, 2017

Shooters fear next big change will be introduction of laser pistols and rifles. Currently, shooters use ammunition for rifle, pistol and shotgun.

Shooting World Cup: Mixed event draws mixed response
Sun, Feb 26, 2017

The mixed events will make their Olympic debut in Tokyo once IOC formally approves the ISSF’s recommendation later this year.

ISSF World Cup: Pooja Ghatkar holds nerve, proves mettle
Sat, Feb 25, 2017

India opens account in ISSF World Cup after 28-year-old Pooja Ghatkar wins bronze in 10-metre air rifle.

Shooting’s mixed doubles
Sat, Feb 25, 2017

The ISSF took into account factors such as universality of an event, cost, youth appeal and TV appeal while choosing events for mixed gender.

Shooting World Cup: India reload in 10-metre air rifle
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

Deepak Kumar, a vedic school graduate, poised to make his Shooting World Cup debut in post-Abhinav Bindra era.

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Willingness, readiness of states will be key in allocating matches, says tournament director Javier Ceppi
Wed, Feb 22, 2017

FIFA U-17 World Cup tournament director Javier Ceppi talks about readiness of the states, impending inspections and more.

FIFA U-17 World Cup: New Delhi likely to miss marquee matches as FIFA keeps eye on post-Diwali air
Wed, Feb 22, 2017

FIFA U-17 World Cup is scheduled from October 6-28, with knock-out games to be held after Diwali, which falls on October 19.