BFC’s U-11 heads to training without headaches

Heading not a crucial part of training for children under 15, says head coach of BFC youth academy. Ritam Chatterjee In the wake of countries banning children under 11 years of age from practicing heading, keeping in view the adverse health impacts, Bengaluru Football Club (BFC) is keen on staying intact in their strategy for […]

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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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Bengaluru Blasters’ co-owner summoned by CCB

Bengaluru Police formed SIT to investigate match-fixing scandal in KPL By Arghyadeep Dutta In a recent update to Karnataka Premiere League match-fixing scandal, CCB summoned Bengaluru Blasters’ co-owner, Venkateshwara Rao, today along with the manager of Mysuru Warriors. He was spotted outside Central Crime Branch, Bengaluru, as confirmed by an investigation officer of CCB. There’s […]

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In a fix for match-fixing

The players of the Karnataka Premiere League confessed of match-fixing. They said, they were honey trapped. By Labani Mahanandy The Karnataka Premiere League players were forced for match-fixing as they were “honey-trapped”, says Bhaskar Rao, Commissioner of Police. One day after the Bangalore Police issued notice to both Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) and Karnataka […]

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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 in their country. 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 […]

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Bengaluru’s running out of well-maintained running tracks

Ill-maintained 400 meter tracks of Kanteerva Stadium poses injury risks for athletes. Bibek Baidya Bangalore, November 19, 2019The 400 meter synthetic track in Kanteerva Stadium is riddled with potholes. Years of negligence has resulted in erosion of the layers of the synthetic tracks in the stadium. This makes it difficult for athletes to practice. Mani, […]

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National Swimmers swim against the tide

‘ Khelo India’ has a budget of Rs. 5 lakh per annum for athletes. But, few swimmers see that money. Ritam Chatterjee Despite the promise of providing annual financial assistance to athletes for eight years from ‘The Khelo India Scheme’, parents have to pay a large sum of money for the participation of their multiple-time-medal-winning […]

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