Dismal sports infrastructure at the grassroots

Rural athletes move to the city or drop sports completely due to lack of functional playgrounds and other facilities. Athletes from rural parts of Karnataka move to cities for better sports facilities due to broken sports design in villages. “There are zero indoor stadiums and zero hockey turfs in Bangalore Rural district,” confirmed R. Geetha, […]

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Ravi Shastri turns 59, continues to inspire

The cricketing world hails his contribution to Indian cricket NOIDA:  Former Indian cricketer Wasim Jaffer said Ravi Shastri should continue as Indian national cricket team’s head coach over the next few years given India is set to play three World Cups in as many years. Shastri, who turns 59 today, has received praise and applause […]

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Zinedine Zidane steps down as Real Madrid manager

The Frenchman decided to leave after the club failed to win the 2020/21 La Liga title. Jammu: Zinedine Zidane has decided to resign as the manager of Real Madrid with immediate effect.  Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, who specialises in football transfers, broke the news of Zidane’s resignation on his Twitter account. The news of Zidane’s […]

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Tokyo: India continues to prep

“I need to continue training to maintain my progress. Next year is a big year with Asian Games and the Commonwealth Games,” said Srihari Natraj, Indian swimmer Bangalore: Members and athletes of the Indian Sports Association (ISA) continue training as they look forward to Tokyo Olympics and other international competitions.  “The athletes are all dependent […]

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Japan’s condom companies looking forward to the Olympics

Olympic organisers say they’ll hand out 150,000 condoms to athletes. Jammu: As Japan prepares itself to host the Tokyo Olympics, despite the backlash and the protests from the public, local condom companies are looking forward to capitalise on the influx of athletes.  “Only two companies, Sagami and Okamoto, are producing the 0.02 and 0.01-millimeter condoms, […]

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Young NBA stars make a statement in the playoffs

Young players have not only led their teams to the playoffs but are also setting their game up during the most crucial part of the season. Jammu: The start of the National Basketball Association (NBA) playoffs has been surprising and exciting for the game’s fans. Young stars of the NBA stepped their game up throughout […]

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Women representation in sports bodies remains poor

Women occupy less than 10 percent of positions in sports associations and governing bodies in the country. Indore: When Siddhayani Patni, the first woman office-bearer of the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA), joined the body seven years ago, the workplace was dominated by men. “I joined as a convenor, and all we had were male […]

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Professional athletes run into legal trouble

Sushil Kumar was the latest high-profile name added to a long list of athletes that have run into legal trouble. Jammu: Sportspersons often become idols of millions of people worldwide due to their hard work, talent, and inspiring stories.  However, not every individual can live up to the expectations that come with being an idolized […]

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