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How Covid Has Hit Sports And Spectators Around The World

How Covid Has Hit Sports And Spectators Around The World

29 December, 2021 Suresh Menon

Over the past two years, Covid rendered spectator sports—that symbol of civilisational normality—into a battleground of perception

Emerging Manipur Promises More But What's Not Right In This Robust State

Emerging Manipur Promises More But What's Not Right In This Robust State

13 October, 2021 Soumitra Bose

Manipur has to muster resources to serve its wealth of natural talent.

India's Sporting Revolution And Why Haryana, Odisha Are Model States

Buoyed by Olympic success, other sports emerge from the oversized shadow cast by cricket. Excellence demands sedulous, patient investment, where Haryana and Odisha show the way.

Calcutta No More Football's Mecca, Moving Durand Cup There Harsh On Delhi Fans

Calcutta No More Football's Mecca, Moving Durand Cup There Harsh On Delhi Fans

09 September, 2021 Shabbir Ali

The shifting of Durand Cup to Calcutta is harsh on Delhi’s football lovers

Once A Jewel In India's Football Crown, Why Poor Organisation Has Tarnished Durand Cup's Image

Delhi’s Durand Cup is yanked off to Calcutta. It betrays a profound ignorance and aloofness about football.

02 September, 2021

Paralympic Athletes: Sightless, Limbless But Always Full Of Life

Soumitra Bose

India’s stellar show at the Tokyo Paralympics turns our attention to each para athlete’s conquest of personal tragedy. They are stars no less than anyone.

26 August, 2021

'Rani & Co Have Created A Legacy Without A Medal'

Soumitra Bose

Sjoerd Marijne, the 47-year-old coach of Indian women’s hockey team, is writing a book on his Indian journey. Excerpts from a conversation with Soumitra Bose:

26 August, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: A Turnaround For Sure But Indian Hockey Teams Still Have Miles To Go

Soumitra Bose

For men, Australia and Belgium still the teams to beat; women must play smart

19 August, 2021

Broken Arrow: Story Behind India’s Dismal Show In Shooting, Archery In Tokyo

Soumitra Bose

Behind the Olympic failure of our shooters and archers lies fractious, money-grubbing coaches, complicit federations, huge pressure on athletes and faulty training

12 August, 2021

Despite Pumping In Money To Revive Indian Hockey, The Game Is Confined To One District In Odisha

Sandeep Sahu

Odisha has to be commended for supporting the Indian hockey team. But passion for the game as well as infrastructure is stuck in just one district.

12 August, 2021

Neeraj Chopra Diary: 'Maje Karo,' My German Trainer Would Tell Me

Neeraj Chopra

Mental fitness is as important as pitch-perfect physical form. I managed the second—despite jet lag—only because of the year’s delay in the Olympics. And the former? Thank Klaus!


28 July, 2021

Diary | When We Were World Beaters: Former India Hockey Star M.M. Somaya’s Essay

M.M. Somaya

Playing astro-turf for the first time en route to gold at Moscow 1980, on to Tokyo now…. Ex-India captain M.M. Somaya weaves back and forth across a glorious hockey history.

22 July, 2021

Blood, Sweat And Tears: Extraordinary Stories Of Refugee-Athletes In Olympics

Soumitra Bose

The Olympic Refugee Team is a collective of fortitude. Its athletes will take the field as conquerors of hardship.

21 July, 2021

Yogeshwar Dutt’s Ringside View Of Indian Grapplers’ Prospects In Tokyo

Yogeshwar Dutt

Olympics is the toughest arena, but our wrestlers are ready for it

15 July, 2021

Bull’s Eye: Olympian Medalist Gagan Narang On India’s Shooting Stars

Gagan Narang

With a little bit of luck and focus, the Indian shooting team, packed with world No. 1s should get some podium finishes

15 July, 2021

India’s Hockey Team Looks Lean, Mean And Battle-Ready, Writes Michael Nobbs

Michael Nobbs

The Indian hockey team, with resilience and panache, has proven itself against the world’s best. They are in with a real chance of a medal.

15 July, 2021

Gold Standard: Profiling India’s Best Medal Hopes

Jayanta Oinam

Yes, the Olympics is on! India will be there too…watch out for this 19-year-old duo, and a few others.


15 July, 2021

Tokyo Drift: India’s Finest Vs The World’s Best In Olympics 2020

Soumitra Bose

Six World No. 1-ranked athletes; several others inside top 10s—India has never fielded this strong a team. Tokyo 2020 might be the Olympics we have waited for this long.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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