Bengalurians fly high in ‘Fit India Movement’

The founder of the ‘Indian Runner’ confirmed 98 out of 500 participants are from Bengaluru in November’s fitness event. Ritam Chatterjee Indian Runner, which is a part of Fit India Movement, will see 500 athletes from the city in the November’s event.   “We divide running events into five categories. 2 KM, 5 KM, 10 […]

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No physical education for primary school kids

Most of the government schools in Bangalore do not have a physical education teacher;    Students lack encouragement for taking part in sports. Shalu Chowrasia  “No physical education teacher has been appointed in primary schools since the last ten years,” said a member of Karnataka State Physical Education Teachers (KSPET). He said many posts of PE […]

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First Kabbadi, now Kho Kho – From eccentric to mainstream

Announcement of new IPL-styled Kho-Kho league gives hope for a comeback of the traditional sport. By Riddhiman Roy To herald a new era of Kho Kho, Karnataka Kho-Kho Federation of India (KKFI) announced ‘The Ultimate Kho Kho League’ on April 2, 2019. This move is going to provide exposure and popularity to the sport, says […]

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Olympics entry, a distant dream for Nepalese Volleyball team

Nepal’s Volleyball team needs better training facilities Ritam Chatterjee The chief coach of Nepal admits that lack of training facilities, for the players for their national sport, is not helping players improve their strength due to which they have to come to Bangalore to train for the upcoming volleyball events. The Nepalese volleyball national players […]

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No Permanent Jobs Given to Sports Coaches

No Permanent Jobs Given to Sports Coaches

By Thanuja.M Bengaluru, April 9, 2019. Around 130 coaches working in the fields like hockey, swimming, kho-kho, and handball are not been made into permanent positions. They have been working in this field for the past 25 years and have not become all-year round experts,  despite clearing exams conducted by the Sports Authority of Karnataka […]

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India Miles Away From Being a Leading Sporting Nation

India won 69 medals in the recently concluded Asian games, held in Jakarta and Palembang, surpassing its previous best record made in the 2010 Asiad at Guangzhou, China, and equaled the gold medal tally of 15 from the first ever Asian Games held in New Delhi, India. The country of more than 1.2 billion is […]

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