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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Mihir Vasavda


Aggressive Approach: With focus on basics and forward passing, Reid’s India goes on attack
Tue, Jan 21, 2020

Within days of taking charge of the Indian set-up last May, the 55-year-old Australian laid down a similar challenge.

Repeat win: India beat Holland, this time via the shootouts
Mon, Jan 20, 2020

In the tie-breaker— Pro League’s format is such that a result is mandatory for all games—Sreejesh denied three Dutchmen while Vivek Sagar Prasad, Gurjant Singh and Akashdeep Singh converted.

In first major test, Graham Reid’s India pass with flying ‘Oranje’ colours
Sun, Jan 19, 2020

Graham Reid isn’t the kind of coach who likes protecting a lead. But instead of simply going all out against a dangerous Dutch team, his message to the players was to keep it ‘simple’ - “nice, simple, pass-pass-pass.”

India vs Netherlands Hockey: Coach Graham Reid up for the task
Sat, Jan 18, 2020

Holding performance appraisals and working on belief-doubt balance, India coach hopes for reassuring predictability as the side begins Pro League campaign

Ex-SAI chief Neelam Kapur: Number of sexual harassment cases higher
Fri, Jan 17, 2020

According to data obtained by The Indian Express under the Right To Information (RTI) Act and from official reports, 29 of the 45 complaints from 2010 to 2019 were against coaches in sports such as gymnastics, athletics, weightlifting, boxing and wrestling.

10-year record at SAI: 45 complaints of sexual harassment, 29 against coaches
Thu, Jan 16, 2020

SAI did not reply to a detailed questionnaire sent to it. But the organisation’s former director-general, Jiji Thomson, said the athletes often withdraw their complaints or change their statements, fearing their careers would be impacted, which makes it difficult for them to take action.

7 months after India Open Boxing, medallists yet to receive cash
Sat, Jan 11, 2020

More than 7 months after India Open Boxing, Indian medallists yet to receive cash; 2020 edition scrapped

Indian shooters likely to make South Korea their pre-Oly base due to Japan’s strict gun laws
Fri, Jan 10, 2020

For the shooters competing at this year’s Olympics, dealing with Japan’s gun laws, considered to be among the strictest in the world, is likely to be as tricky as competing at the Games itself.

Injured Sushil Kumar to miss Olympics qualification trials, requests postponement
Thu, Jan 02, 2020

Sushil said he was yet to fully recover from a shoulder injury and submitted a medical certificate to the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) on Wednesday.

Olympics, Asiad, CWG: IOA wants all and more
Tue, Dec 31, 2019

If bids are accepted, India will end up hosting five major sporting extravaganzas over nine years; Government non-committal so far.

In emojis: Star grappler Vinesh Phogat’s 2019
Mon, Dec 30, 2019

The grappler who had her palms locked in her favourite emoji of gentle, gratitude when she wasn't effecting some ungentle leg holds.

Indian women athletes show higher deficiencies and health risks: Study
Wed, Dec 25, 2019

Throughout 2019, a multi-disciplinary research team — comprising physiologists, nutritionists, academics and gynecologists — at Inspire Institute of Sport (IIS) tracked the menstrual cycles of the athletes training at the Bellary-based high-performance centre.

Shooter Ravi Kumar fails dope test
Wed, Dec 11, 2019

NADA's disciplinary panel conducted a hearing in Kumar's case last week and a decision is imminent.

Dope-tainted Satnam insists he is a ‘clean competitor’
Sun, Dec 08, 2019

Satnam Singh Bhamara, who is serving a provisional suspension for failing a dope test, has disputed the charges against him and insisted he is a ‘clean competitor and has always played basketball fairly.’

India’s NBA trailblazer Satnam Singh Bhamara fails dope test, provisionally suspended
Sat, Dec 07, 2019

Satnam Singh Bhamara joins a growing list of dope cases this year. Earlier this week, a NADA list accessed by this paper revealed that 156 Indian athletes had tested positive for consuming performance-enhancing drugs up to November 30.

NADA’s concern: Indian athletes turn to racehorse drug
Wed, Dec 04, 2019

Use of ligandrol detected by NADA first time this year; 5 including boxer Neeraj test positive.

I-League to kick off amidst financial & existential concerns
Sat, Nov 30, 2019

The new season gets underway amidst insecurities – financial and thus, existential. For the next five years at least, there is no scope for them to earn promotion to the top division.

Mumbai gets a Manchester touch: ManCity owners to buy stake in Mumbai City FC
Fri, Nov 29, 2019

City’s stakes in the ISL club could benefit the latter immensely in terms of footballing expertise.

Explained: Why Russia can’t participate in Tokyo Olympics, FIFA World Cup
Mon, Dec 09, 2019

World Anti-Doping Agency ban came in response to Russia's alleged doping programme. How was the programme run, and what new revelations have led to the suggestion?

Shooters, parents will have to sign NRAI’s code of conduct
Sat, Nov 23, 2019

Indian shooters, who drew a blank at Rio 2016, have had a remarkable year in rifle and pistol events, and – on current form – will enter the Tokyo Olympics as the country's best bet to win multiple medals.