Sporting Culture

Sporting Culture

10 Amazing speeches by sportspersons

 Sportspersons have a very peculiar kind of magic. They win fans all over the globe by barely saying anything. They are immortalized and worshipped, by people they will never meet, by sometimes not even speaking a word. “Wordsmith”- is...

Unsung performers of 2015

The year 2015 has come to an end. Every sport has had it's share of superstars who have captured the eye of the world, and made it their year. They have been unbelievably good, breaking quite a few records...

Saina vs Marin – The next big rivalry?

Lin Dan vs Lee Chong Wei. Federer vs Nadal. Barcelona vs Real Madrid. India vs Pakistan. Lakers vs Celtics. Messi vs Ronaldo. Rivalries have always dominated sport, irrespective of era or circumstances. When there are two big names, two...

Mathematician says he has devised ideal tournament format

By Brian HomewoodAARHUS, Denmark (Reuters) - A Chilean mathematician says he has devised a tournament format in which every match will count and which solves the problem of how to organise a 24, 36 or even 50-team competition.The search...
Arjun Khel Ratna Award

Is there a case for more Awards?

The recent Saina Nehwal episode on Padma Bhushan award is not a new one – almost every year ever since the national awards for sports have been constituted we hear of some omission or partiality in the choices or...

India, still not a sporting nation

Year 2020: India is one of the top nations at Olympics: Oh, how we would love to read this as a headline in 2020, if not before. A tough ask? Why not crank it up a notch? Maybe 2028....

Leagues, Leagues Everywhere!

Ten years ago, if you asked an Indian what “Leagues” were, he/she would have given a dictionary meaning of the word. But now that’s not the case. With almost a league in most of the sports, the people of...

Indian Sports : Achche Din Kab Aayenge?

The summer Olympics of 2012 was proclaimed as India’s most successful one of all times and people ranging from the ministry to the media announced the great coming of Indian sports. But is it really so? The recently concluded...