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Mihir Vasavda


The author is an assistant editor at The Indian Express. He tweets at @mihirsv.

IOA try to get Bindra on board in bid to strengthen their case
Tue, Apr 30, 2013

Beijing Games gold medallist Abhinav Bindra is likely to be a part of the Indian delegation that will meet the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Lausanne on May 15 with the agenda to bring the country back into the Olympic fold.

Tigers look to ‘earn’ I-league promotion
Thu, Apr 25, 2013

Mumbai Tigers wasted no time in making bold predictions soon after their inception last year qualifying for the I-League

Foodball for future Generation
Thu, Apr 25, 2013

While football continues to be a billion-dollar industry where players are showered with money in India and abroad and get to live a glamorous lifestyle,the other end of the spectrum paints a very different picture.

Sandeep gets second chance
Tue, Apr 23, 2013

Sidelined after a disappointing outing at the London Olympics last year,drag-flicker Sandeep Singh is set to return to the national team for the upcoming tour

Ministry meets Chautala & co.
Tue, Apr 23, 2013

In an effort to manage a consensus among sports administrators of different factions before the crucial meeting with the International Olympic Committee

In football,agents make a killing
Sat, Apr 20, 2013

The Global Transfer Market 2012,a comprehensive report published by FIFA’s Transfer Matching System (TMS),contains some staggering numbers

Sports ministry gives clean chit to Vijender
Wed, Apr 16, 2014

In a relief for Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh,the Sports Ministry said on Tuesday that his blood and urine samples returned negative for banned substances,including psychotropic drugs.

Sports ministry gives clean chit to Vijender
Wed, Apr 17, 2013

Vijender could not be reached for comment

Bangalore top,Delhi flop
Wed, Apr 17, 2013

Despite pushing the game into a Super Over,Daredevils come out short to lose their fifth straight game

Age fraud sees Yadav get evicted
Tue, Apr 16, 2013

The player,Manish Yadav,was expelled from the tournament barely half hour before Chhattisgarh's semifinal against Maharashtra,which they eventually lost 6-0.

IOA,Ministry may meet to discuss Sports Code
Sun, Apr 14, 2013

VK Malhotra,the acting president of the suspended body,said on Saturday that he would decide whether to attend the May 7 meeting only after consulting his colleagues at the IOA.

Brothers Walmiki make it to national camp,eye India team
Sun, Apr 14, 2013

Indian hockey's Brothers Walmiki are now on that less trodden path.

IOC invites IOA,Sports Ministry for talks
Sat, Apr 13, 2013

The IOC,though,expressed surprise over Malhotra's letter.

Running a club to ground
Sat, Apr 13, 2013

They have now expressed interest in owning a team in India.

Post Dubai,AIFF looks for partnership in Europe
Tue, Apr 09, 2013

After a successful round of meetings with potential investors in Dubai over the weekend,All India Football Federation

Clark-Saini,a winning combination
Tue, Apr 09, 2013

When Gregg Clark first saw Mandeep Singh,he didn't know what to expect from the untested youngster. Not succumbing to the temptation to bench him

Under-pressure NADA collects Vijender’s samples
Thu, Apr 04, 2013

But by not opting for hair analysis,agency’s procedure less-than-thorough

Glimpse into the future
Wed, Apr 03, 2013

At a time when the national team is in the doldrums,the youngsters training at the AIFF Academy offer a ray of hope.

Ministry asks for heroin tests on Vijender but NADA cites rulebook
Tue, Apr 02, 2013

The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports issued a fiat to the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) to conduct drug tests on Beijing Olympics bronze medallist Vijender Singh

WSH put hockey on right path
Mon, Apr 01, 2013

Quite often,players unwittingly,and unfortunately,become pawns when two factions are locked in a power struggle to govern a sport

HI includes 8 ‘rebel’ players in Junior World Cup camp
Sun, Mar 31, 2013

The camp will be held in Bangalore from April 1 to 23 under the supervision of chief coach Baljit Singh Saini.

Ministry,IOA at loggerheads as revised sports bill reopens old wounds
Fri, Mar 29, 2013

Malhotra added he will meet the ministry officials to arrive at a solution in the first or second week of April and will decide whether to attend the Lausanne meeting only after that.

Own goal continues to be a pain for FIH
Mon, Mar 25, 2013

The International Hockey Federation’s (FIH) intent to make the game crisp and spectator friendly by reviewing and modifying

Raging Bull to Million Dollar Boy
Sun, Mar 24, 2013

The Beijing bronze medal didn't change Vijender Singh's life just inside the ring.

FIH abolishes extra time,puts cap on PC period
Sat, Mar 23, 2013

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has decided to do away with the concept of extra-time to decide the outcome of a tied match.