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Friday, June 05, 2020

Nihal Koshie


A Dronacharya will have no value when a foreign coach returns home after five years: Adille Sumariwalla
Fri, Jun 05, 2020

AFI has nominated its deputy chief coach Radhakrishnan Nair for the Dronacharya award. AFI president Adille Sumariwalla makes a case for Nair, who counts among his trainees star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra.

Treadmill world champion: Ultra marathoner Zach Bitter breaks 100-mile record
Fri, May 29, 2020

With all outdoor events postponed, American ultra marathoner Zach Bitter took to the fitness machine to break 100-mile record.

Teenaged gamer Amith Kutti gets the real wheel
Thu, May 28, 2020

Chennai’s Amith Kutti, winner of eRacing series held during lockdown, to train at Karthikeyan’s academy & with Volkswagen in real world

Staggered start for 800m, skin-tight gloves: World Athletics studying possible safety options
Sat, May 16, 2020

"The immediate future of the sport will be behind closed doors and the need of the hour is 'ingenuity' to ensure athletes can compete without compromising on safety," said president Sebastian Coe.

In Dutee Chand’s relief kit for her village in Odisha, sanitary pads
Wed, May 13, 2020

The Bhubaneswar-based Asian medallist thought of giving back to her village, Chaka Gopalpur in Odisha's Jajpur district, after receiving several SOS messages from those she had grown up with.

An IPL can change mood of the country: Sanju Samson
Wed, May 06, 2020

In a chat with The Indian Express, the talented youngster talks about being moved by the plight of migrant workers during the lockdown, why he considers himself fortunate, and the challenges of staying away from the game.

DDCA ombudsman wants administrator to supersede Apex Council
Tue, Apr 28, 2020

Citing 'financial irregularities and wilful contempt' in DDCA, the ombudsman Justice (retired) Deepak Verma has asked Delhi High Court to supersede the Apex Council.

From sports field to pandemic zone: How Meerut’s manufacturers have joined the virus battle
Sat, Apr 25, 2020

In order to help the corona warriors, companies from one of the world’s biggest sports goods manufacturing hubs have shifted from making sportswear for athletes to producing PPE for frontline workers.

DDCA’s deal under scanner as ombudsman orders forensic audit
Thu, Apr 23, 2020

Ombudsman Justice (retired) Deepak Verma took the decision when he got no response from Apex Council members after he asked them to submit all documents related to the contractor.

Track and field athletes face gruelling 2022 season
Wed, Apr 22, 2020

The postponement of the Tokyo Olympics has resulted in a situation where the World Athletics Championships, Commonwealth Games and Asian Games will all be held between July and September.

Legal expenses trump cricket contracts in DDCA
Sun, Apr 19, 2020

DDCA spends crores on litigation while coaches and support staff remain unpaid in times of financial distress.

Anju Bobby George’s tale of jumping from the brink to the podium
Wed, Apr 08, 2020

Anju Bobby George is, till date, the only Indian track and field athlete to win a medal at the world stage, but had it not been for husband-coach Bobby, the long jumper wouldn't have made it to the 2003 World Championships.

For marathoners who run 200 kilometres a week, lockdown has brought them to a dead stop
Sat, Apr 04, 2020

A set of athletes has literally been stopped in their tracks by lockdowns imposed to contain the coronavirus pandemic. A full marathon covers almost 42.2 kilometres and for those putting their bodies on the line, standing still is not an option.

When PT Usha flew: 3 days, 11 races, 5 golds
Thu, Apr 02, 2020

It's been 35 years since she monopolised the track at the Jakarta Asian meet but mentioning Usha can still get Indians free lunches in Indonesia

Athletics Federation of India’s Indian GP stopped in its tracks
Fri, Mar 20, 2020

Despite fears of Coronavirus pandemic, the track and field body was going ahead with the event until the sports ministry banned all events till April 15

Getting Indian javelin throwers to trust my process a challenge: Uwe Hohn
Mon, Mar 16, 2020

Javelin coach Uwe Hohn reckons that since athletes are used to a particular method, they are not ready to alter it immediately, but a recent chat with Shivpal Singh has got his hopes high.

In Japan, a city prepares for India’s Olympians: Yoga on TV
Mon, Mar 02, 2020

Seven archers and support staff will train in the city during June-July before the Tokyo Games, which are scheduled to start on July 24. And the mayor and town council members are set to roll out the red carpet to make the Indians feel at home.

In Olympic year, Hima Das makes a shift from 400m to 200m
Mon, Feb 17, 2020

Hima Das' personal best in 200m is 23.10 seconds, which was clocked in mid-2018 leaving her with a mountain to climb in order to meet the Entry Standards for the Games, set at 22.80 seconds.

Andrew Flintoff smashes pedal to metal, puts Top Gear back in overdrive 
Wed, Feb 12, 2020

Former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff's latest game-changing moment came when he bungee-jumped a red Rover Metro Cabriolet off a dam in Switzerland.

Cream of the crop: Yogendra Tyagi’s role in son Kartik’s rise
Sat, Feb 08, 2020

Yogendra Tyagi had to abandon dreams of sporting glory to toil away on his farm. Now, it is son Kartik’s harvest from the 22 yards that is bringing attention to the village of Dhanaura in Hapur (UP)