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Category: Sports Development

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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Khelo India: Redefining sports in India

In May 2018, Twitter was flooded with tweets with #humfittoindiafit and #fitnesschallenge. Indian celebrities from all fields posted videos of themselves showing how they kept themselves healthy and fit. The Hum Fit to India Fit campaign was started by sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore. He launched a fitness drive on social media urging people to…
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The Ethiopian town of world-class sporting excellence.

In a country which has been long associated with poverty, famine and war, Olympic distance runners Kenenisa Bekele, Tirunesh Dibaba, and Derartu Tulu have not only been a perpetual source of national pride but have been an inspiration to every individual in the town of Bekoji. “Runners from this little town of about 20,000 people…
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The Gamified Approach – How we are making sports excellence affordable

During the initial forming days of Bridges of Sports Foundation, we had 3 things as top priority to create a sustainable sports ecosystem in India – quality of training, engaging community and affordability. Let us brief understand these 3 things and why they are crucial part of the bigger picture. Quality of Training We need…
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PATANG league – India’s first time based community league

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Community Students watching a coaching camp

Report of our work in our pilot year, with special mention for the forgotten Siddi community of India

Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than governments in breaking down racial barriers. It laughs in the face of all types of discrimination – Nelson Mandela India’s colonial past has resulted in varied identities and cultures, and in parallel, a union in the form of nationhood. For…
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