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Chronicles

Emerging careers in sports in India

Idealizing a career in sports is often treated with disbelief, pessimism, and mockery. Spotlight finishes require a lot of time, talent, and sickening work ethic. The glamour, bonanza, and glory endowed are exotic to hold to gain motivation from parents and peers. There are ways to experience and even organize such high moments by carving…
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Trends in Indian Athletics

5 trends in Indian athletics that need to be changed

“Run, Pheidippides run!” One of the oldest stories on athletics dates back to the BC when the marathon races originated. However, this a story far from home. Closer to home, Indian athletics too have few stories attached their portfolio. But the negative side is, they are few. Homecoming of Indian athletes is often melancholic. However,…
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Sports for social development

Sports for social development and social change

Using sports for social development and change is an unconventional way of achieving greater happiness, empowerment, and equality in society. Speaking of unusual ways to win, one should reminisce something. How many times have we seen a smaller team or a younger player (I smell Dhoni) change the game just because he took to a…
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Data driven sports

Data Driven sports: Enabling athletes to Bolt faster

According to physics, taller athletes will face a higher opposing force of the wind (also known as drag) while running. Also, it’d require more force for the body to propel forward due to the extra weight. These scientific facts led to the myth in the athletic community that height possesses a certain disadvantage for fast…
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The Invisible Struggle : Mental Health and Sports

Imagine a common scenario, two athletes on the bench. One struggling with depression, and one recovering from surgery to repair a ruptured ligament. Which seems more severe? Glaring social stigma points to the athlete with the physical injury. But mental illnesses are just as detrimental to performance.The issue of mental health is often stigmatized and…
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Dealing with Bullying in Sports

Bullying is a growing problem in sport and performance settings. Bullying falls under the umbrella of “athlete maltreatment,” which includes any form of harm and all relationships where harm could occur in sport and performance. It is a common and serious problem rooted in a complex interplay of micro- and macro level dynamics. All parties…
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PATANG league : First edition comes to a close

Mundgod, February 4: The pilot edition of the PATANG league concluded successfully with Coach Ganesh’s team from Dharwad leading the points table. Organized by Bridges of Sports Foundation, the final league of the season saw more than 150 young participants who toiled through the hot, humid weather to gather points for their respective teams. The…
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Indian Athletes

The grim reality of Indian Sports

When it comes to sports, India sure punches well below its weight. To put India’s sports performance in context, Michael Phelps has won as many Olympic medals on his own as Team India has managed since 1900. Besides other factors, one of the major reasons is the lack of a sporting culture. Most of the…
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Shaping the future of sports with science and technology

The Olympic motto-“hendiatris Citius, Altius, Fortius” which means “Faster, Higher, Stronger” has been fulfilled by athletes rapidly. The winner of the 2016 Olympic Marathon ran 2:08:01. Had he been racing against the winner of the 1904 Olympic Marathon who ran 3:28:53, he would have won by nearly an hour and a half. So what’s really…
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Khelo India Youth Games : Maharashtra continues to dominate

The second edition of Khelo India School Games rechristened as Khelo India Youth Games is being held at Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Pune, Maharashtra. The athletic event was held from 10th to 13th January 2019. The event saw neck to neck competition with a great sense of sportsmanship among the athletes. UNDER-21 The…
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