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Gaurav Bhatt


Explained: Why India entered 21st at the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony
Fri, Jul 30, 2021

Tokyo Olympics 2020 opening ceremony: At the Parade of Nations, India will enter 21st of the 205 contingents. How is the order decided? 

How missing highlights highlighted athlete activism at Olympics
Fri, Jul 23, 2021

IOC’s U-turn one day after excluding images of athletes’ demonstrations from highlight packages.

Mangalympics: How sports manga fuels ambitions of Japan Olympians
Wed, Jul 21, 2021

While Indian sports legends inspire biopics, Japan has a longer, glorious tradition of sporting achievers getting inspired by and inspiring paperback heroes and their cartoon adaptations - manga and anime.

What relationship the Olympics in Japan shares with anime
Sat, Jul 17, 2021

Why sports icons look to anime and manga for inspiration

How Japanese sci-fi anime Akira became a global pop-culture phenomenon
Sun, Jul 18, 2021

Ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, a look at how Katsuhiro Otomo's cult anime foretold the work's enduring impact on sports and cinema

Remember the name: Adam Ondra, world’s greatest climber raring to go faster, stronger, higher
Sun, Jul 18, 2021

Sport climbing making its debut at the Games comes with a ready-made star in Czech Republic’s sinewy six-footer Adam Ondra, who has been called the Bubka and Bolt of the new Olympic sport.

Karl Rock: The modern-day Lonely Planet guide, scam buster indophile who got blacklisted by Indian govt
Sat, Jul 17, 2021

On Friday, the Delhi High Court issued a notice to the Centre after Rock's wife Manisha Malik filed a petition against cancellation of his visa

Explained: How a clip of Andy Murray’s historic Wimbledon win sold for over a crore via NFTs
Wed, Jul 07, 2021

Essentially a digital collectible, NFT stands for non-fungible token, which means non-replaceable.

Explained: Why Djokovic, and not Federer or Nadal, is the Greatest of All Time
Fri, Jun 18, 2021

The Serb is now the only male player to have won each of the four Grand Slams at least twice. The question then arises, is Novak Djokovic the Greatest of All Time? Yes, and he has been for some time, according to the numbers.

In four-set classic against Rafael Nadal, the third is where Novak Djokovic won
Sun, Jun 13, 2021

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have faced each other 58 times, half of them in finals. But the tennis fraternity has already declared their latest clash as an instant classic.

Boxer Amit Panghal wants to take x-factor to Tokyo, his personal coach
Thu, Jun 10, 2021

Head coach CA Kuttappa and high-performance director Santiago Nieva will be in the corner for India’s male boxers at the Olympics. Boxer Amit Panghal, however, is on a quest to take his childhood coach Anil Dhankar to Tokyo as well.

Explained: Why Panghal’s loss at Asian Championships has forced an AIBA probe
Thu, Jun 10, 2021

Panghal’s loss at Asian championships has again brought focus on governance issues in AIBA, as well as the subjectivity of the 10-point-must system.

Asian Boxing Championships: Amit Panghal goes down 3-2 in dodgy split decision to Zoirov
Tue, Jun 01, 2021

The 3-2 split decision loss means Amit Panghal has now lost all three bouts against Uzbek rival Shakobidin Zoirov.

Asian Championships: Will Amit Panghal be third time lucky against Uzbek nemesis?
Mon, May 31, 2021

Amit Panghal — India’s strongest Olympic medal hope in men’s boxing — will take on reigning Olympic and world champion Shakhobidin Zoirov in the 52kg final.

Explained: The big dispute to decide the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world  
Sun, May 23, 2021

A day after Tyson Fury announced his fight against Anthony Joshua, a court ruled that Fury must take on former champion Deontay Wilder in a rematch first, putting off the long-awaited unification title bout again.

Visa request for Sania Mirza’s son ‘under consideration’
Sat, May 22, 2021

On Wednesday, the Sports Ministry had sought the intervention of the External Affairs Ministry for the visas of Sania’s son Izhaan and his caretaker.

Jake Paul beats Ben Askren as Pro boxing drifts askew
Sun, Apr 18, 2021

YouTuber's win over MMA fighter faster than it takes insta noodles to boil, raises questions on whether Pro Boxing is turning into a shoddy, spoofy spectacle.

Explained: How Jake Paul vs Ben Askren could change professional boxing
Thu, Apr 22, 2021

The fight — which headlines Triller Fight Club's second pay-per-view event at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia — is the latest in the trend of crossovers and celebrity-boxers.

Tennis’ gender equality survey: Men involved in ‘GOAT battles’, women are mostly about ‘age, health, family’
Thu, Apr 15, 2021

The mentions of clothing occur twice as much in women's coverage than in men's. And while social issues have a low volume of mentions overall — comprising less than 0.5% of online content — they are more prevalent in women's content.

Explained: After Cred ad, how Rahul Dravid became ‘Indiranagar ka Gunda’
Thu, Apr 15, 2021

In an advertisement for the credit card bill payment app Cred, the former India captain battles the Bengaluru traffic snarls and rages behind the wheel, leaving people wondering: "Rahul Dravid ko gussa bhi aata hai?"

Every single time Rahul Dravid screamed, he would say, ‘Why am I doing this?’
Sat, Apr 10, 2021

On the day a new IPL season kicked off with two heavyweight franchises led by India’s biggest stars, ‘RahulDravid’ and ‘Indiranagar’ were among the top trends on Twitter.

The playlist: YouTubers taking KKR to Japan, making IPL a Pakistani pastime
Thu, Apr 08, 2021

Armed with a YouTube channel and the IPL as an ally, vloggers across the world have cashed in on the marquee event.

Jordan Gill and Dave Coldwell: British boxer and trainer flying the flag for Indian heritage
Mon, Apr 05, 2021

WBA ranks Jordan Gill as the fifth-best featherweight in the world. In his corner is Dave Coldwell: a successful British trainer, manager and promoter. The duo discusses Indian heritage, lamb saag and plans for a world title shot.

‘Saina’ avoids Bollywood biopic tropes, creates some
Sat, Mar 27, 2021

This attempt at presenting the blood, sweat, tears and grit of an athlete is far better than the all-white clad, dancing and singing badminton players of old Bollywood.

Through outstanding shots, Nick Compton raises funds and follows his passion
Sun, Mar 14, 2021

Means of escape during the playing days, a powerful tool for recovery and transition later... Nick Compton's camera is now helping him connect with the "rich cultural history" of South Africa.