March 25, 2021 7:48 am
Coaching didn’t just fill up a few hours of their days, teaching sport filled up a lifetime. So when the pandemic hemmed these super seniors inside their homes for the first time in their lives, these outdoor doyens of maidaan coaching were left rudderless. One used a heart ailment prescription to dodge past cops for his daily walks, another dug out five-year-old newspapers to make sense of the passage of time.
August 30, 2020 2:34 pm
Decades ago, Singh had started boxing seeing one of the students from Fiji studying in the college and the three-star AIBA coach remembered his early days as he bowed to the building gate.
August 29, 2020 3:45 pm
The Khel Ratna and Arjuna awardees, with the exception of a few, logged in from multiple cities to be honoured by President Ram Nath Kovind.
August 29, 2019 5:56 pm
Deepa Malik became the first Indian woman para-athlete and the oldest to be conferred the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.
August 22, 2019 7:10 pm
Patel has, in his three-decade career as a coach, mentored Olympians Adrian D'souza, halfback Viren Rasquinha and other internationals like the Walmiki brothers, Devendra and Yuvraj.
August 18, 2019 10:32 pm
While Saurabh Chaudhary has mentioned Amit Sheroen as his coach in the official records, Manu Bhaker and Anish Bhanwala have named Suresh Kumar and Harpreet Singh respectively as their mentors.
September 26, 2018 10:29 am
Dronacharya winner CA Kuttappa has been an agony aunt and father figure for Vijender Singh & other top boxers
May 03, 2018 7:10 pm
A number of athletes have been recommended for Khel Ratna, Arjuna, Dronacharya and Dhyan Chand Awards after India's successful stint at Commonwealth Games 2018.
August 30, 2015 1:50 am
The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports had appealed against the order to include Kumar’s name in the list of awardees due to get the awards on Saturday.
September 25, 2013 11:47 am
A winner of the Dronacharya award,Kutty had been keeping indifferent health for quite some time.
August 30, 2020 9:28 am
In what was the first virtual National Sports Awards ceremony forced due to the coronavirus pandemic, a record 74 sporting heroes of India were bestowed with the honours on the birth anniversary of hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand, annually celebrated as India’s sports day.