Century Squash Bangalore Open quarterfinals commence

The players as well as the coaches lament over a lack of infrastructure for the sport in India. The room was crowded with people, lively with chatter and encouragement. Audience wereengrossed in the matches being played. All the three squash courts in the club were occupied with matches. Players were warming up and waiting around […]

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Sports activities still don’t include special children

Children with Special Needs (CWSNs) are excluded from playgrounds with no special coaches sensitised to train them. CWSNs are excluded from sports activities despite education acts mandating their inclusion in sports and recreational activities. Lack of sports activities affects their social skills, mental and physical health, say experts. Tapas Bharadwaj, a visually impaired working professional, […]

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Indian para-athletes lament wheelchair-unfriendly training centers

In an exclusive chat with the softcopy, Paralympic silver medalist Nishad Kumar and Yogesh Khatuniya, and international badminton player Ammu Mohan share their views about para-sports in India. Para-athletes in India are not happy about the lack of wheelchair accessibility at major sports training facilities. Ammu Mohan, an international para-badminton player who bagged two gold […]

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70th All India Police Hockey Championships kicks-off at Bengaluru

Karnataka hosted the tournament after eight years. This is the fourth time Karnatakais hosting the tournament. Karnataka state Police kicked-off the 70th All India Police Hockey Championship at the Field Marshal KM Cariappa Hockey Stadium. This is the fourth time after 2013 that Karnataka state police is hosting the championship. CRPF Jalandhar beat Chandigarh by […]

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Indian shuttlers stuck in Botswana wait for clarity

In an exclusive chat with the Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Priyansh Khushwani said that the Ministry of External Affairs hasn’t contacted them, yet. It might take longer than usual for the three badminton players stuck in Botswana to return to India. The players may have to travel to another country that is […]

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From field to screen but no gain

Online school sports classes are not as effective as pre-pandemic offline sports classes. Online school sports classes during the pandemic have become stressful and ineffective, according to parents, students and coaches in Bengaluru. “The main problem with the concept of online sports classes is that it is unsupervised—I worry for her safety because I am […]

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