This sportoholic knows little of the scoring system and nuances of gymnastics, but can definitely spot a hero while appreciating jaw-dropping moves and beautiful symmetry.

Allahabad boy Ashish Kumar is one such hero. He went where no Indian had gone and took Indian gymnastics to uncharted heights in 2010. Read more

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A confidential order from who-can’t-be-refused is just a click away from being sent to Nagpur, the venue for the last Test. This is how it reads: Should England survive Kolkata too, slip in some burglars into the England nets in the guise of net bowlers to steal all their bats. Read more

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To fully understand the case of Lance Armstrong and the state of doping in professional cycling and even sports, one must accept two things. First, that a vast majority of the top class athletes around the world are many steps ahead of the anti-doping agencies that try to catch them. Second, those athletes still train themselves into the ground to achieve feats that keep people’s eyes trained on the television screens, which means big profits for organizers and governing bodies. Read more

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It seems that every major sports competition these days is accompanied by stories of the grumbling citizenry of a host country or city who feel like a party is being hosted at the expense of their taxes that they aren’t invited to in the first place. Read more

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It’s July 2nd, 2000 and it is a horrible day as far as I’m concerned. However, it is not because I’m struggling to get through class XII and not keeping up with my homework for which I’m getting plenty of stick from my mother. Neither is it because I have a terrible toothache which has not subsided even after a trip to the dentist. Read more

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Let’s get one thing out of the way regarding the game of chess and Viswanathan Anand’s fifth world title. It requires a lot of brains, it is extremely competitive because of its accessibility to people around the world, because of which Anand deserves a lot of praise for his Moscow triumph. Read more

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Winning passage for the London Games by the Bharat Chettri led Indian men hockey team on Sunday at the Capital’s National stadium, came at a time when graph of the game was on the down swing. Read more

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