Pankaj Advani opens up about winning the World Billiards and Snooker Championships back-to-back in 2017

The first season of The Finish Line will consist of eight parts wherein a sporting legend will be invited to recreate a defining moment in Indian sports in each of the episodes. The eight legends who have been confirmed are Abhinav Bindra, Viswanathan Anand, Dinesh Karthik, Pankaj Advani, Smriti Mandhana, Leander Paes, Parul Parmar and […]

Could have done better, hope I am given special shoes: Asian Games gold medallist Swapna Barman

Barman collected 6026 points, her career best, to win the gold. Her earlier best total from the seven events was 5942. The national record of 6211 still stands in the name of JJ Sobha since 2004. “6000 points is big but I could have done better. But I am happy to have won the gold […]

Chess: Even after over 150 games, Vladimir and I are exactly at the same score says Viswanathan Anand

When quizzed about his rivalry with Vladimir and what makes it so special and memorable, he commented “Well we joined the top of the world chess roughly at the same time, I joined two years ahead of him. At that point, I did not remember it yet, but later on, he told me that we […]

Deepak Punia, two other wrestlers are COVID-19 positive

Besides the Olympic-bound Punia (86kg), the other two wrestlers who have tested positive for the virus are Navin (65kg) and Krishan (125kg). All three are part of a national camp at the SAI Centre in Sonepat ahead of which the wrestlers are in quarantine.

Hima Das, Neeraj Chopra, Pullela Gopichand to spearhead the IDBI Federal #FutureFearless Champions Challenge

“We are delighted to see the #FutureFearless Champions Challenge initiative which recognizes the Sports Stars of India and encourages participants to take a holistic approach to fitness. Fitness is the key driver for well-being in these testing times,” says Adille Sumariwalla, President – Athletics Federation of India.

Tokyo Olympics-bound Vikas Krishan gets SAI nod to train in US

“It will be a very good experience for Vikas. He”s been in the national team for so many years and for him, it is a good time to go and do a little bit different,” Nieva said.

Amazon app quiz September 7, 2020: Get answers to these five questions to win Rs 20,000 in Amazon Pay balance

Amazon app quiz is now live. As part of today’s quiz, the e-tailer is giving the participants a chance to win Rs 20,000 in Amazon Pay balance. For those unaware, the Amazon quiz starts daily at 8am and will run through 12pm. The quiz comprises of a set of five questions based on general knowledge […]

Journey for 2020 Tokyo Olympics begins now: Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore to Indian Asian Games stars

“You made the entire country proud with your achievements. We salute the passion you have shown but this journey is not complete,” Rathore said during a function to felicitate the medal winners with cash awards here. “The countdown now has started for the Olympics (2020 Tokyo). You can’t be satisfied with this. You should always […]

Funds for 2020 Olympics will be distributed with surgical precision: Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

— Ankita Raina (@ankita_champ) September 4, 2018 Asked about his expectations from the Tokyo Olympics, especially after the country’s best ever medal haul of 69 in the Asian Games, he said no effort would be spared in making the athletes battle-ready for the challenge. “We have already started working for 2024 and 2028 Olympics. The […]

BFI recommends more women representation; revamped Women’s Commission to look into all issues related to women boxers

For BFI, athlete first has always been a vision which has led to the growth of the sport and has made Indian boxing a global powerhouse. Continuing that trend, the rising popularity of women in boxing has now prompted the BFI to come up with this forward-thinking first-time initiative.