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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)

Sportspersons’ bizarre explanations: Sex, lies and a whole lot of bunkum after doping
Fri, Feb 07, 2020

Over the years, sportspersons have come up with bizarre explanations to convince hearing panels that they ingested the drug unintentionally.

Why outlawing Eliud Kipchoge’s Nike shoes helps the sport of running
Sat, Feb 01, 2020

Shoe companies can no longer develop cutting-edge footwear custom-made just for elite international athletes, without first releasing it in the open retail market where anyone can buy it.

Olympic Qualification: Neeraj Chopra’s high class throw at a low-key meet
Thu, Jan 30, 2020

The university, a breeding ground for South Africa's athletes, attracts talent from around the world; army teams, athletic club members and some of the very best.

Nike Vaporfly shoes row: Will the shoe get the boot?
Thu, Jan 16, 2020

New footwear technology that threatens iconic track and field records might soon draw the ire of World Athletics.

Headache for the BCCI: How climate change is shrinking cricket season
Wed, Jan 15, 2020

Climate change has proved to be a headache for the BCCI officials as they try to schedule games — both domestic and international — in a window that is increasingly shrinking.

Hurdler Jyothi Yarraji breaks national record, but might not enter record book
Tue, Jan 14, 2020

This is because the National Anti-Doping Agency did not test her at the championships and there was no technical delegate from Athletics Federation of India at the event.

DDCA accounts: Rs 1 crore legal fees in a month, Rs 90 lakh for marquee stand
Thu, Jan 09, 2020

The two unusually high amounts was one of the reasons for the public brawl among members at the DDCA AGM last month and the issue is still far from over.

Pressure to attend frequent events affecting Hima’s training: AFI chief
Wed, Dec 18, 2019

Hima became a global star when in 2018 when she won the world junior gold at Tampere in Finland in the 400 metres.

African athletes seek Indian boost in fight against gender crackdown
Tue, Dec 17, 2019

London-based Payoshni has made multiple trips to Africa to talk to athletes whose careers have come to a halt due to female eligibility rules — and its previous version, hyperandrogenism guidelines.

Neeraj Chopra no longer training with high-profile coach Hohn
Sat, Nov 30, 2019

It is also learnt that Chopra had suggested the name of another foreign coach but the AFI shot down the proposal as they felt he was not qualified enough. Chopra is yet to qualify for the Olympics and has not competed this season owing to the injury.

After long wait for one, ‘two’ Gautam Gambhir stands come up at Feroz Shah Kotla
Wed, Nov 27, 2019

With the original slot already occupied, the new hoarding was placed at the other end of the stadium. Now Kotla had two Gambhir stands — one on the left of the stadium end and the other on the right.

Gautam Gambhir set to get a stand, months after plan was shelved
Wed, Nov 20, 2019

The homage to Gambhir was supposed to come months earlier. At an emergent meeting of the council in June, members had unanimously decided to name a stand after him 'as a mark of recognition'.

Long-jumping and breaking records: Shaili Singh, remember the name
Thu, Nov 07, 2019

Raised by a single mother, the record-breaking 15-year-old Jhansi girl is tipped to be the next Anju Bobby George. Last week itsef, Shaili Singh broke the U16 national record for the second time in a year.

PS Narasimha: The Negotiator
Sun, Nov 03, 2019

The BCCI was told to reform and set its house in order. Stubborn officials reluctant to shed the old order, multiple interpretations of court judgements and various stakeholders pulling in different directions made it a long-drawn legal battle. PS Narasimha, the Amicus Curiae, was the key that unlocked the gridlock. The Indian Express on how the tide turned.

How Sanju Samson re-discovered himself, and love for the game
Sat, Nov 02, 2019

About four months ago, Sanju Samson turned off the switch in his mind which constantly relayed negative thoughts. Feeling like he had hit a nadir, Samson stopped obsessing about playing for India. This was shortly after the IPL season.

Shoe bites: Technology makes marathon track uneven playing field
Fri, Oct 18, 2019

Kipchoge’s record run vindicates that shoe technology makes marathon track uneven playing field

What’s in a name? Ask some woman cricketers looking for ICA membership
Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Authentic records were crucial, more so when it came to lesser known players, because only women cricketers who have played at least one international game for India at the senior level or five First-Class matches were eligible to become members and vote.

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