Now is the time to visualise an alternate vision for the world. Sport can be a useful ally in that endeavour, but that can only start if we see sport in a more realistic light.
The World Anti-Doping Agency has been working with Russia to make changes to its drug-testing programme since the Rio Olympics.
We as a country, are chronically guilty of appropriating pride from the personal achievements of athletes.
Any Olympic glory to the country has come only because of individual, rather than organisational, efforts. This needs to be remedied.
Yadav’s suspension should serve as a reminder to India that interference from the government can only bring harm to the country’s sports-related interests in the global arena.
It’s disingenuous to frame an argument on victory’s shoulders. If a female athlete needs to accomplish extraordinary tasks to be acknowledged as ‘India’s daughter’, then what status does she enjoy before that?
Sindhu defeated her Japanese rival at 21-19, 21-10 in 49 minutes with superb offensive play, to enter tomorrow’s gold medal clash.
Malik became the first woman wrestler from India to win a medal at the Olympics.
They may be single-celled organisms, but as our distant cousins, amoeba can tell us a lot about ourselves.
The Great Green Wall initiative started a decade ago. Once completed, it will be the largest man-made structure on Earth and a new wonder of the world.
The mainstream media has knocked Brazil for the Zika virus, doping scandals and safety concerns. But citizen social media users, by revealing an alternate narrative, could even the score for Rio.
The story of the Rio Olympic Games is about those who spend years of their lives to achieve their dream and are left curiously underwhelmed when they do.
Medal counts for individual countries from the Sydney 2000 to London 2012 Olympics have been predicted relatively accurately, using just a small number of demographic and economic characteristics.
Like Brazil’s favela dwellers, America’s working poor felt a sense of pride and community in their shantytowns and desperately resisted the powerful interests that sought to demolish them.
As Japan prepares for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, Tokyo has elected Yuriko Koike as the Governor for Tokyo. Koike said that the Olympics will give them a chance to rebuild the Tokyo for the future.
Shot putter Inderjeet Singh was one of the first track and field athletes to have qualified for the Rio Olympics, having made the cut last year.
The US-based activists travelled to Rio to highlight some of the similarities with their cause in Brazil.
The arrests came a week after the Nice attack, amid fears of a possible terror attack during the Rio Olympics next month.
Russia’s track and field athletes are already banned from competing at next month’s Olympics by the International Association of Athletics’s Federations (IAAF) over widespread doping in the sport.
The discovery is the latest thing to unnerve the city as it grapples with rising crime, a recession and exhausted state finances.
Several Russians do not buy the given reason of state-sponsored doping, instead seeing the ban as a global punishment for the country’s foreign policy.
Experts noted that Brazil was entering winter months, when mosquito disease transmission is lower, and said that there was no reason to decrease travel to the country.
A Rousseff comeback would likely sink Brazilian financial markets, after they rallied strongly at the start of this year on the prospects of her ouster. It could also leave Latin America’s largest country in a prolonged state of political deadlock.
Despite warnings and support from the World Anti-Doping Agency over the past two years, Kenya’s sports and political leaders have left it to the proverbial last minute to improve its anti-doping environment.
The issue has sparked a debate on the merits and demerits of the Olympic Qualification System and the extent to which courts can intervene in matters pertaining to sports.
At her lowest point, Maria Sharapova relied on what she knew best. Careful management of the media has been among her biggest strengths. The 28-year-old Russian’s career has been as much about her success on the court as it has been about constructing an image that’s marketable and […]