North Korea has emerged as the early favourite to grab one of the Winter Olympics’ most important medals: the diplomatic gold.
The demilitarised zone offers visitors coming to South Korea for the Winter Olympics a surreal mix of doomsday military installations and tourist attractions.
With barely a few months worth of water left in its reservoirs and a fast approaching ‘Day Zero’ – the day taps run dry – all residents and tourists have been asked to do their bit.
Almost 3,000 athletes competing at the Winter Olympics are set to get perks, including the latest $1,100 Samsung smartphones. All except perhaps the 22 athletes from North Korea.
The recent revelations about USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar is a reminder of the minefield India’s female athletes must walk when trying to make a career in their sport.
Sport on its own is fairly powerless, but when skilfully integrated it can make significant contributions and promote wider foreign policy tools.
Sporting extravaganzas are a way for cities in emerging market economies to try and play the ‘modernity game’. But they don’t make the rules, and so they can never ‘win’.
In a massive thaw in diplomatic relations, North and South Korean skiers will train together at a resort in North Korea before the Olympics start.
Kalimuthu, a 19 year old who was seated in a front row of the viewers’ gallery, suffered a fatal stomach injury when the bull running in the playing arena attacked him.
In a remote hamlet in Lalitpur, a basketball player with a disability continues to pursue the sport despite lack of government support.
Games enable players to develop non-cognitive skills, such as patience or discipline, which are important for career and life success.
Sindhu has, in a little over a year, gone in her own estimation from talented up-and-comer to bona fide champion.
India chose to risk – as it is entitled to – bowling in unhealthy conditions but that doesn’t afford the team a higher moral ground. By not siding with Sri Lanka, it has in no way shown that it has superior athletes.
A survey has revealed that the gender pay gap in sport is larger than one finds in politics, academia, business and medicine.
To some, the quality and longevity that separates Serena Williams from the others makes the rest look mediocre – but such a myopic understanding fails to uncover the depth in the women’s game.
For a tournament which had ‘Football Takes Over’ as its slogan, the success of its efforts in promoting the game remained ambiguous.
Despite the Lodha Committee rules clearly saying both must quit, the Shah dynasty rules the Gujarat Cricket Association.
The BCCI’s ban, which virtually shuts Sreesanth from any sort of engagement with cricket, could be the end of the road for the 34-year-old capricious pace bowler.
The incident took place on Tuesday night after Australia defeated India by eight wickets in the second Twenty20 International (T20I).
All six Indian cities where matches are being held exceeded international safe levels for air quality in October 2016.
The fact that this has been the grandest build-up to an under-17 FIFA event should make us reflect on what this tournament has come to mean for India.
In First for BCCI, New Handbook Tells Indian Cricketers How to Deal With Sexual Harassment, Bullying
The BCCI’s new handbook could be a great manual for other sports federations where reports of harassment and bullying suggest such problems are on the rise.
If FC Barcelona stays committed to its political beliefs, such as Catalonia’s independence from Spain, it will threaten its own existence – such as getting kicked out of the La Liga.
The Games take place next February in the mountainous resort town of Pyeongchang, just 80 km (50 miles) from the heavily fortified border with North Korea.
Not since the days of the Black Power movement have we seen collective mobilisation by sportspersons of this magnitude against an oppressive regime.
Given the high cost, environmental degradation and attack on civil liberties it entails, hosting the Olympic Games is no longer the privilege it once was.
While a few have burned out, the top franchises have not yet been able to knock off their accumulated debt.
Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens squaring off in the US Open women’s final was a landmark moment, made possible due to the struggles of the likes of Althea Gibson, Arthur Ashe and the Williams sisters.
The proposal seeks to justify dropping ‘Nehru’ on the grounds that the organisation has now “acquired a truly national character” covering 623 districts.
“He hates women’s cricket,” Edulji said of former BCCI president N. Srinivasan.
Maintenance tenders at the Sports Injury Centre in Delhi’s Centre-run Safdarjung Hospital show several financial irregularities, a committee formed to look into the matter has said in its report.
Despite his failure to win the men’s 100m final and the botched finish in the relay, the Jamaican left with his legacy intact. How dearly would athletics want to be in his place.
The UEFA Women’s European Championships 2017 highlights some of the differences between women and men’s football in a number of fields, ranging from finances and viewership to pure footballing techniques.
The reforms that have not been implemented include one state, one vote; the size of the national selection panel; the size of the apex council and ones that cover age cap and tenure of office bearers.
Watching women play, giving them the media coverage they deserve and creating routes for young girls to emulate their heroines is the best way to remember the team’s World Cup campaign.
The world is yet to react to the study but there will surely be murmurs of discontent from sportspeople. Many of them have continued to argue that taking performance-enhancing drugs makes for a level playing field.
Beyond sedition, the Indian captain is guilty of a much more indefensible crime: weakening the nation’s resolve to demonise Pakistan and dehumanise Pakistanis.
Kumble’s selection and departure have their roots in a sickening culture nurtured by the BCCI: it hired him in fishy circumstances and then fired him when he stood up for himself.
The arrested were booked by the police under sections 124A (sedition) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC.
Sporting disciplines that do not feature within the mainstream are deemed unworthy of our attention unless they bring glory – a selfish idea with little to say for the development of Indian sport.