Sports coaching gets back on its feet

With sports training and coaching shut due to the lockdown, many children and young teens moved online to nurture their sports bug. Bengaluru: Young athletes breathed a sigh of relief as training and residential programs run by sports academies and institutes resumed on the ground training in batches, keeping Covid-19 protocols in mind. Over the […]

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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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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 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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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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