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NADA collecting sample at its office ‘arbitrary’ and ‘unlawful’; powerlifter’s suspension set aside
Sat, Jan 16, 2021

An anti-doping disciplinary panel rejected NADA's argument in powerlifter Raghavendra Goud's case that anti-doping rules allow them to test any athlete at any time and at any place.

7 nations, 16 tournaments, numerous tests: How teen Leon Mendonca became a GM
Sat, Jan 09, 2021

Leon and his father Lyndon were stuck in an apartment in Budapest for two months till Leon got a lucky break at a chess festival nearby.

Kohli invested in gaming platform firm which is Team India’s kit sponsor
Thu, Jan 07, 2021

Virat Kohli was allotted Compulsory Convertible Debentures (CCDs) for Rs 33.32 lakh in Galactus Funware Technology Private Limited, a Bengaluru-headquartered company, which owns the online gaming platform Mobile Premier League (MPL).

Vishy Anand fears Classical chess could go the Test cricket way; talks about upcoming film on him
Fri, Dec 25, 2020

In an interview with The Indian Express, 51-year-old former world champion Viswanathan Anand talks about why Classical chess may go the way of Test cricket, but stops short of predicting the future in a pandemic-stricken world.

Biopic coming, Viswanathan Anand opens up: ‘Chess players not from alien planet’
Sat, Dec 19, 2020

Anand is known to be fiercely protective of his privacy but insists that the movie will open a window to his personal life and debunk the notion that “chess players are from an alien planet”.

Leap of fate for Anju Bobby George: one kidney, more water, less protein
Thu, Dec 10, 2020

India's only medallist at the World Athletics Championships tweeted on Monday about winning the historic bronze at Paris in 2003 just after she got to know she had only one kidney.

Formula 2 driver Jehan Daruvala hoping for so much more in sophomore year
Tue, Dec 08, 2020

After finishing rookie season in F2 with a win, 22-year-old Daruwala talks about the takeways.

Explained: How a device that can take the weight of two elephants saved Romain Grosjean’s life
Tue, Dec 01, 2020

Romain Grosjean wasn’t happy when the Halo was introduced in 2018, but like many others in the sport, has changed his mind now.

Explained: Why is a US anti-doping Act with a Russian name being seen as controversial?
Mon, Nov 23, 2020

The US anti-doping Act will target those involved in international dope fraud conspiracies even if it happens outside the United States

Curious case of Rohit Sharma: ‘Fit’ for Mumbai Indians, not ‘fully fit’ for India
Tue, Nov 10, 2020

What made it look like the selectors and Sharma were not on the same page when it came to the extent of injury was the videos posted by Mumbai Indians of him practising moments after they omitted him from the squads picked for the tour of Australia.

Wavelight Debate: Jos Hermens, pioneer from 70s, says ‘athletes still have to run’
Wed, Oct 21, 2020

With multiple world records falling at events where 'wavelights' were switched on, questions have been raised if this generation of athletes are benefitting from the pacing aid.

Lockdown effect: Athletes deficient in Vitamin D
Sat, Sep 26, 2020

Staying indoors for long periods being seen as a possible reason for lack of the micronutrient in top track and field stars

Explained: Will ruling against Caster Semenya see intersex athletes switching events?
Sun, Sep 13, 2020

The rules, called Eligibility Regulations for Female Classification (Athletes with Differences in Sex Development) have seen several athletes switching to other events where there is no testosterone restriction.

At critical time, Indian-origin SA cricket boss takes strike
Wed, Sep 09, 2020

CSA has been in turmoil since July, when former fast bowling star black sporting icon Makhaya Ntini spoke about being “forever lonely” during his playing days when Graeme Smith, the current director of cricket, was captain.

Explained: Why big javelin throws may be a risk
Thu, Sep 10, 2020

German Johannes Vetter has just thrown the javelin 97.76 m, only a little short than Jan Zelezny's world record 98.48 m. Does a javelin that flies extraordinarily far pose a risk to other athletes in the field?

Johannes Vetter’s 97.76 metres through the eyes of 100-plus phenom Uwe Hohn
Tue, Sep 08, 2020

Getting close to Jan Zelezny's 1996 world record of 98.48 metres puts Johannes Vetter, the 27-year-old German, in the stratosphere of greats.

The long wait ends for India’s first Asiad gold medallist Sachin Nag
Sat, Aug 29, 2020

Swimmer Sachin Nag, who won the country its first gold medal at the inaugural 1951 Asian Games in New Delhi, gets Dhyan Chand Award

The number of Arjuna, Khel Ratna awardees is at odds with state of Indian sports
Fri, Aug 28, 2020

For India to surge towards the top of the medals tally, its sporting ecosystem needs a massive overhaul.

‘If athletes want to use the podium it should be embraced because social injustices are happening’
Mon, Aug 17, 2020

Rob Koehler, director general of Global Athlete - one of the organisations which has asked IOC to change Rule 50, which bans protests at the Olympics - speaks about why athletes must have the freedom to raise their voice at the Games.

Explained: Athletes can’t take a knee at the Olympics; will that now change?
Fri, Aug 14, 2020

From the 1970s, the Olympic Charter made it clear that “every kind of demonstration or propaganda whether political, religious or racial is forbidden in Olympic areas”.

Fudged age? Admit and play: BCCI presents Voluntary Disclosure Scheme 
Tue, Aug 04, 2020

The scheme allows those who own up to play in the older age group and avoid 2-year-ban.

Explained: Does opening with white in chess have anything to do with racism?
Wed, Jul 15, 2020

The topic for a radio show has put the spotlight on racism in the board game, or the absence of it.

Indian high-jumper leads anti-racism cause on US campus
Tue, Jul 14, 2020

The campus controversy had erupted a month after the death of George Floyd, the 46-year-old American whose death set off protests across the US and abroad, and gave rise to the Black Lives Matter movement.

Not averse to contesting for DDCA prez post: Jaitley Jr
Sun, Jul 05, 2020

Over the past month, various groups within DDCA have been calling on Rohan, who is a lawyer, and have claimed that he has agreed to contest for the post of DDCA president.

How the Covid pandemic has triggered a debate on the weight of sumo wrestlers
Thu, Jul 02, 2020

The death of a diabetic sumo wrestler (rikishi) from the virus in May has led to discussions about the diet and lifestyle of Japan's famous heavyweight wrestlers.

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