India's maiden Thomas Cup win: A beautiful result, over to Olympics

A team with the right age profile triumphed, overturning history. The task is now to reproduce this level of success in Paris.

16 May 2022

Two decisions in NADA’s new sanction lists stand out

Both involved steroid offences: considered the most heinous of doping offences and in which anti-doping officials are quite strict about penalties.

11 May 2022

Tricky IOA election game to commence after High Court judgment

There are indications that an administrator would be appointed under whose supervision the changes in the constitution would be initiated and the elections would be held.

04 May 2022

New Weightlifting High-Performance Director endeavours to usher in transitional change

Pandoo, currently based in South Africa, would be looking to overhaul the grassroots programme.

29 Apr 2022

National Anti-Doping Agency embraces technology to engage with athletes, spread awareness

NADA DG Ritu Sain has charted a vision for reaching out to more and more stakeholders in the ecosystem, while at the same time bringing in transparency and accountability

25 Apr 2022

With eye on major competitions, elite athletes get exposure trips

With the calendar getting intense with the Worlds in July followed by the Commonwealth Games a few weeks later, the athletes would be looking to get into competition mode by June-July

23 Apr 2022

Mishra set to be Badminton Association of India secretary, Gopichand files nomination for VP

On the last day for the nominations, Gopichand and Mishra filed their candidatures. The list will be made final next week.

11 Mar 2022

BAI polls: Pullela Gopichand favourite to be secretary, set to file nomination on Thursday

It is understood that national chief coach, Pullela Gopichand, threw his hat in the ring and decided to contest the elections for the post of general secretary.

10 Mar 2022

Veteran Mary takes back seat, wants youngsters to shine

The trials for the World Championships and Asian Games are starting from Monday to Wednesday.

07 Mar 2022

Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra to train in India this month

The 23-year-old Olympic champion is expected to reach on Saturday night and stay in India for the next three to four weeks at least.

06 Mar 2022

Not a healthy trend: Athletes sanctioned under new WADA rule?

Among the five, two were gold medal winners at the Open national athletics championships in Andhra Pradesh last year: Taranjeet Kaur and K Naresh (senior). 

01 Mar 2022

Neeraj Chopra: The making of an extraordinary Indian Olympic champ

Mentally, Neeraj is extraordinary. This was his first Olympics. He is just 23 yet he was not overwhelmed by the enormity of the stage and that invisible pressure of expectation.

08 Aug 2021

It’s time to consolidate as CM Palaniswami gets the numbers

The view of beautiful lush green mountains with the occasional peak smeared with snow is always enchanting.

27 May 2019

Curtains down: Gold Coast raises farewell toast to Commonwealth Games

The twenty-first edition of one of the oldest multi-discipline Games has left a lasting impression thanks to the way in which it was organised, among other things.

17 Apr 2018

Despite medals in pocket, discus girls rue lack of support

AT the 2006 Commonwealth Games, Seema Antil (Punia now) threw better than Australia’s Dani Stevens. She won silver and threw two metres more than Dani. Twelve years later at the

15 Apr 2018