The awards ceremony took place at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.
Tendulkar, the Goodwill Ambassador of the Indian team at Rio Olympics, handed over the keys to the BMW cars.
What do PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik and Dipa Karmakar have in common? Three women who were underdogs in their respective competitions and ultimately became champions, yes. Their fighting spirit, obviously. The fact that they fought all odds to emerge victorious in a country that has little infrastructure for any sport that is NOT cricket, of course. But look closer… what else do they have in common?
Now that the dust of Rio 2016 has settled, it is time to not only celebrate the successes of the Indian athletes but, more importantly, to start working towards Tokyo 2020. If the government, sports administrators and the rest of us can take on board certain lessons from Rio, we can aim to make our presence felt at the next Olympic Games.
In a country like India where infrastructure, education and health care are still pressing needs for most of the population, the budget for sports is limited. Facilities for sportsmen and women, good...
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Are we just allowed to tweet, "We are proud of you Gagan," or can we also say, "We were proud of you in 2012 and we are proud of you in 2016 but come on Gagan, not even one final qualification? You have to do better?"
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"Everyone was happy, but to us we lost a world."
Scores an average of 15.066 points
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Today, India is hoping to open the Olympics medal chest.
It was a nearly exhilarating end to the day for India.
The Produnova Is called 'the vault of death' for a reason
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Debutant Olympian Dipa Karmakar's father is excited about is daughter turing 23 on 9 August.
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Ask anyone to name five Indian sportswomen in action today--after the inevitable Saina Nehwal and Sania Mirza, there's a bound to be a lot of awkward clearing of the throat. Some will mention Mary Kom (after all, Priyanka Chopra starred in a movie about her) or reach further into the past till PT Usha. On the other hand, ask about male athletes and the answers come flying. The question arises: do we not have enough Indian female athletes or are they simply ignored?
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The most important story in India about the ultimate event in sports--The Summer Olympic Games--is whether Salman Khan was the right choice for Goodwill Ambassador. My knee-jerk reaction was that a sportsperson should be appointed as Goodwill Ambassador to a sporting event. I thought the choice of Salman was senseless. I was wrong. This entire debate is senseless.
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Dipa Karmakar on Monday created history by becoming the first Indian female gymnast to qualify for the Olympics. The 22-year-old put up a strong performance at the Final Qualifier and Olympic Test Eve...
Dipa Karmakar on Sunday created history by becoming the first ever Indian gymnast to qualify for the Olympic Games. Karmakar produced a strong show, finishing ninth in the first of the four subdivisio...