After four three-hour-plus layovers, a 24-hour flight and two days of fighting jetlag, I finally gathered the courage to unpack and do my laundry. I recently returned to India after a 20-day volunteer...
The players had made The Nation proud with a total medal tally of two -- one silver, one bronze -- at the quadrennial mega-event, the Polympics, where animals and birds from over 200 nations participated in the world’s foremost sports competition…
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I saw her in my gym a couple of days ago, lifting weights and training hard despite the fact she was in a wheelchair and obviously paralyzed from the waist down. Congratulating her on her spunky spirit, I was floored when she said: "Hi I'm Deepa. Pray for me, I'm training for the Rio Paraplegic Olympics and we are leaving tomorrow."
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The duo had crashed out of the Games after their first round defeat.
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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.
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People have been searching the badminton champion's caste on Google.
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Sushil Kumar backs him to win gold.
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Says he will prove his innocence.
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The earlier clean chit by NADA was overruled.
Sakshi Malik fought past anonymity and the rigid hierarchy of the Indian wrestling firmament to become only the fourth Indian woman to win an Olympic medal.
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...