CWG 2022: Feeling ‘robbed’ after defeat in memorable bout, boxer Chaudhary wonders what’s next

After nine minutes of intense, toe-to-toe brawling that brought everyone inside Hall 4 of Birmingham’s National Exhibition Center on their feet and left the commentator hailing it as ‘one of the best amateur fights ever’, Ashish Kumar Chaudhary squatted and slapped the floor of the ring in anger. Ashish Kumar Chaudhary reacts after his bout. … Read more

CWG 2022: A Delhi school looks forward to welcoming their champion, cricket coach and Lawn Bowls gold medalist Pinki Singh

In 2005, Pinki embarked on a new career journey when she joined Delhi Public School, RK Puram as a cricket coach. A native of the national capital, having completed her schooling and undergraduate degree here, she was recruited as a physical education teacher after completing a course in cricket at the National Institute of Sport … Read more

CWG 2022: A Delhi school looks forward to welcoming their champion, cricket coach and Lawn Bowls gold medalist Pinki Singh

In 2005, Pinki embarked on a new career journey when she joined as a cricket coach at the Delhi Public School in RK Puram. A native of Delhi, having completed her schooling and undergraduate degree here, she was recruited as a physical education teacher after completing a course at the National Sports Institute in Patiala … Read more

Shirt’s off, football: Chloe Kelly and England ram through women’s football myths just like Chastain and USA did

It didn’t take the American Brandi Chastain long to connect the dots between 1999 and 2022. The visual of her celebrating a World Cup winning penalty kick from 23 years ago, removing the USA top, donning a black Nike sports bra and ridiculously ripped abs and screaming in front of a 90,185 record crowd at … Read more

Fernando Alonso to join Aston Martin next F1 season, replacing Sebastian Vettel

Fernando Alonso to join Aston Martin next F1 season AFP, Aug 01 2022, 14:30 ist updated: Aug 01 2022, 14:30 ist Spanish Formula One driver Fernando Alonso will leave the Alpine team to join Aston Martin in 2023, the British team announced in a press release on Monday. The double world champion, who turned 41 … Read more

CWG 2022: Family time @ the cricket

It was a slantways entry into joining the ‘sports-watching’ culture of Britain, for Shaz, a mother of two pre-teens, who came to Birmingham as a child, but never socialized over sport. “My husband brings the kids to Edgbaston when the men’s teams play. But I wanted to come along too and watch since Pakistan women … Read more

Why it is time India criminalized doping in sports

Earlier this week, the Lok Sabha passed the Anti-Doping Bill. Coming in the backdrop of a number of high-profile Indian athletes failing dope tests, it was seen as a timely intervention by the parliamentarians. The Bill gives powers to anti-doping watchdogs to search and seize. However, the initial suggestions of criminalizing doping, including jail terms … Read more

Renuka Singh Thakur rips through Australia in Birmingham

Renuka Singh Thakur’s WhatsApp display picture is of a tattoo where a father is playing with his daughter. Renuka had inked it in memory of her late father, who passed away in 1999. Kehar Singh Thakur, who used to work in the Himachal Pradesh irrigation and public health department in Rohru, died when Renuka was … Read more

CWG: Handed a controversial penalty, New Zealand’s triathlete ‘welcomes’ and high-fives English rival at finish line

The Commonwealth Games are dubbed the friendly Games and the spirit was seen near the finish line of the sprint triathlon race. New Zealand’s Hayden Wilde was in the lead and on course to win the triathlon gold medal, which would have opened his country’s account at the Birmingham Games. But just before he was … Read more

A haircut with Steve Waugh, watching Tendulkar patiently wait in line at the cafeteria, and other memories from CWG ’98

Aminul Islam, the former Bangladesh captain, remembers randomly going for a haircut along with Steve Waugh and Gavin Robertson, the former Australia off-spinner, at the hairdressing facility inside the 1998 Commonwealth Games Village in Kuala Lumpur. “They said, ‘hey, let’s go and have our hair cut.’ So all three of us went.” Alistair Campbell, the … Read more