Indraneel Das

156 failed tests: Dope alarm in Indian sports ahead of Tokyo Olympics

With around eight months to go for the Tokyo Olympics and Indian hopes soaring with a string of impressive performances in various World Championhips this year, there comes a bad news.

04 Dec 2019

New drug has anti-doping officials worried

Ligandrol has been in use in the country for more than a year; three weightlifters tested positive for it; NADA reveals 156 doping cases in 2019 so far.

04 Dec 2019

South Asian Games issues reflect poorly on IOA

With the Olympics near, it’s high time the association cleaned up its act to ensure athletes are not affected

27 Nov 2019

Vijender Singh: Knocking out naysayers in professional boxing

Facing Ghanaian test in RotundaRumble2, Vijender says he doesn’t choose opponents 

19 Nov 2019

Sports code tussle a distraction from Tokyo

IOA/NSFs firm against governance rules proposed by ministry, sports secretary says suggestions will be discussed, although Olympic prep might be a worry.

12 Nov 2019

Nationals first preference for newly-elected GFI officials

Finally, normalcy has been restored in Indian gymnastics. After almost eight years of turmoil and bitter factional feud, the elections of the Gymnastics Federation of India were held on Tuesday.

06 Nov 2019

OK with politicos, sports ministry seeks NSF-IOA inputs

Though the age and tenure issues may not be touched, the ministry will take the politici­ans’ involvement up for discussion.

26 Oct 2019

Mary Kom boxing herself into a corner

Mary’s reaction to Nikhat’s letter & Bindra’s remark unbecoming of a champion, federation to blame for mess

22 Oct 2019

Ministry of Sports pushes for hosting more international events

The ministry believes that this will help in spreading awareness and inculcating a sporting culture among the masses.

12 Oct 2019

IOA to oppose full sports code

The members felt age and tenure restrictions for elected members would create a vacuum in Indian sports administration and lead to chaos.

11 Oct 2019

Still in talks stage for draft code: Sports secretary RS Julaniya

The ministry, however, feels it’s all about good governance. The sports minister during an interview with this daily had said the code would be discussed before finalising.

10 Oct 2019

Avinash Sable's journey from army to athletics

The first Indian man in more than six decades to qualify for Olympics steeplechase was bred in domestic conditions.

06 Oct 2019

INTERVIEW | Kiren Rijiju on adoption of SAI centres, BCCI and Fit India movement

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju was in Bengaluru on Friday. In an exclusive interview with Indraneel Das, he discussed priorities and policies. 

29 Sep 2019

Soon, send SMS, WhatsApp to claim cash awards after winning medals

The idea behind this is that sportspersons need not wait or do too much paperwork to claim their rewards.

22 Sep 2019

Despite loss, Sushil Kumar eyes Olympic berth

When you are a sportsperson, age usually wreaks havoc on your body. Especially when you are on the wrong side of 30.

21 Sep 2019