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Reports: Narendra Modi gunning for 2024 Olympics to be hosted by India
Reports: Narendra Modi gunning for 2024 Olympics to be hosted by India

The Indian contingent at the opening ceremony of 2012 Olympics According to reports, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set his sights on the 2024 Olympics to be hosted in India, and in the city of Ahmedabad – where the BJP politician hails from. Sources say that a formal plan on the matter is already in the final phase, and that it would be presented to International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach, who is scheduled

Apr 3 2015
Saina, Gagan call upon youth to support Olympic Gold Quest
Saina, Gagan call upon youth to support Olympic Gold Quest

Saina Nehwal with her bronze medal at the London Olympics At an intimate session inside the Indian School of Business at Hyderabad, Saina Nehwal and Gagan Narang joined forces for a short discussion on the efforts of Olympic Gold Quest and the support needed for athletes in India to realise their dreams. The room was packed to the brim with enthusiastic students and teachers from the prestigious business school in the city of Nawabs. As Viren 

Sep 5 2013
What qualifies a sport to be good enough for the Olympics?- A look at Wrestling's removal
What qualifies a sport to be good enough for the Olympics?- A look at Wrestling's removal

I’m not entirely sure that Pierre de Coubertin, founder of IOC, would approve of the recent developments in the Olympics. Dropping wrestling as event at the Olympics in 2020 seems counter-intuitive to the purpose with which Pierre help to start the Olympics back in 1886. Pierre was a Frenchman. Take a look at this picture and you’ll see what I mean about him shaking his head at the removal of wrestling as a sport. All those manly mar

Feb 12 2013
Virbhadra congratulates Vijay Kumar for Padma award
Virbhadra congratulates Vijay Kumar for Padma award

Shimla - Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Saturday congratulated London Olympic silver medallist shooter Vijay Kumar, who belongs to the state, for being chosen for the Padma Shri award. Expressing gratitude to the central government for bestowing the honour on the pistol shooter, the chief minister said in a statement the state would honour the players belonging to Himachal Pradesh who will bring laurels for the country. Vijay, w

Jan 26 2013
Leander Paes – Greatest Indian sports legend
Leander Paes – Greatest Indian sports legend

India has been a cricket loving nation for past many years. But we have had some world class achievers in other sports also. Somewhere, cricket has dominated other sports in our country. It has got great support from media and also, people have loved the game with passion. We have won many medals in hockey in Olympics and Asian Games. We also have won the World Cup trophy in that. In last few years, we have done well in sports like tennis, badmi

On Sania Mirza's Love story
On Sania Mirza's Love story

Ever since Sania Mirza‘s marriage to Shoaib Malik, there has been a lot of buzz whether she will play for India or Pakistan. Although Sania was invited to be part of Pakistan tennis team and a few individuals from Pakistan did approach her to play alongside them as her doubles partner, Sania has declined all those offers with utmost graciousness, saying that she is an Indian and will represent only India. Many of us are still wondering how

Nov 7 2012
Sahara India felicitates Olympics medal winners
Sahara India felicitates Olympics medal winners

Lucknow - The Sahara India Parivaar Wednesday felicitated the Indian medal winners of the London Olympics at a glittering function here attended by businessmen, politicians, officials and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. The chief minister presented gold weighing three kg to silver medal winners and two kg to bronze medal winners among Vijay Kumar, Sushil Kumar, Gagan Narang, Saina Nehwal, Mary Kom and Yogeshwar Dutt. Sahara India had announced be

Nov 1 2012
"Can't blame coach if players are not performing" - Tushar Khandker interview

India’s Tushar Khandker (C) dribbles the ball as Britain’s Ian Mackay (L) and Nick Catlin (R) try to block during their men bronze medal match in the International Invitational Hockey Tournament, part of the ‘London Prepares’ series of test events, at the Riverbank Arena at the Olympic Park in London Tushar Khandker hardly needs any introduction. The 27-year-old Jhansi lad was part of the Indian team which produced its w

Oct 29 2012
A lesson in Hockey from East and West - The best of both worlds
A lesson in Hockey from East and West - The best of both worlds

Background: Once upon a time the West came to the East to learn the art of playing hockey. Yes, it was when East conquered the world. Now the tables have turned. It is time for the East to learn from the West; not only this, but clearly understand, what needs to be adopted and what not. When one is not aware of this, usually what happens is, that the wrong things are picked, and one jumps out of the frying pan into the fire. Only a very few, who

Oct 20 2012
2012: A year of Renaissance for the game in India
2012: A year of Renaissance for the game in India

The year 2012 has been very productive for the game of Football in India. There has always been a craze for the game in India, but this craze is restricted only to a creamy layer of urban population who seem only to be interested in the happenings of the European Football Leagues. Thus, this creates a void for the development of Indian Football, which is still struggling for establishment of its fan following in its own home land. A very importan

Oct 11 2012
"We kept repeating the same mistakes in Olympics" - Sardar Singh interview

It’s not difficult to reach Shanthi Sagar Hockey stadium in Bangalore, where the Men’s Senior National Hockey Championship recently concluded. With sprinklers on, it sits out from its surroundings. As I navigate around to reach the main entrance, I find a few bystanders watching the proceedings from the boundary wall. Entering the stadium, it’s much different from the experience of shoving and pushing to get to the Chinnaswamy stad

Oct 5 2012
Why Haryana is producing potential performers..
Why Haryana is producing potential performers..

A country of 28 states and 7 Union Territories having a population of more than 121 crore has just managed to get six medals in Olympic Games – thanks to a comparatively small state Haryana that alone gave us four medals out of total six. Though Haryana makes up two percent of the country’s total population, 18 out of 81 players that took part in the Olympics were from the state. The State has a vibrant sporting culture whose boxers

Sep 28 2012
Deepika wins silver in Archery World Cup final
Deepika wins silver in Archery World Cup final

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 01: Deepika Kumari of India Tokyo, Sep 23 – India’s top archer Deepika Kumari settled for a silver medal after losing to World No.1 Bo Bae Ki of South Korea in the World Cup Final here Sunday. Deepika, who slipped to the number two spot in the rankings following her shocking first round loss in the London Olympics last month, gave the South Korean a tough fight before going down 4-6. It turned out to b

Sep 23 2012
Sushil Kumar interview:
Sushil Kumar interview: "Apart from physical strength, you also need to be mentally very strong"

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 12: Silver medallist Sushil Kumar of India celebrates with his medal during the medal ceremony Wrestling might be an aggressive sports but Sushil Kumar is an extremely soft-spoken, shy person. A gentleman in the true sense. He has been doing the country proud since he was 15 years old when he won gold in the World Cadet Games, and is one of the very few sportsmen who are vegetarian. First things first: congratulat

Sep 19 2012
A place in your heart
A place in your heart

Much has been said and written about performance of Indian athletes at Olympics. Many have tried to diagnose why a nation of over one billion fares so poorly at international sporting events. They particularly throw light on India’s lack-lustre performance in the past, how Indian athletes faltered at the world’s largest sporting event and few ascribe this failure to corrupt and inefficient government machinery. Before every Olympic Games the

Sep 15 2012
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