Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Coming back to some Indian stories for our special series on the Olympics, Milkha Singh and his share of folklore at the pinnacle stage of modern-day sports deserves its fair place at the same. Singh’s journey was right from...

It certainly cannot get any better when we try to find a connection between the movie industry and the sporting world. How often can you find a person who has excelled in both the fields? Pretty rare, isn't it?...

The Olympic games have always witnessed some exceptional performances from different athletes and we have already brought to you some of them in our special Olympic Diaries. However, this particular story, unlike those heroic ones, is not about a...

We did talk about famous women gymnasts like Larisa Latynina and Nadia Comaneci in earlier episodes in this series – 120 years, 120 stories. In this edition, let us take you through the feats of another such gymnastic legend...

India was without an Olympic medal for 16 years and more so sans another individual medal for 44. It was time for the Atlanta Games in 1996 and the contingent finally came home with a bronze from a wildcard...

Seoul 1988 Olympics is to British hockey as Wembley 1966 World Cup is to English football. The triumph was something first for the British in the sport at that level, which led to amateurs being made into instant heroes,...

“Winning medals wasn’t the point of the Olympics. It’s the participating that counts.” Such were the words of Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern day Olympics when he emphasized more on the struggle than the end...

Enough of the sportsmanship, enough of the comeback stories, enough of the stories that will inspire the upcoming generations. Are not you tired of this? Then just leave this behind and let's do drugs. No, not literally. Actually, today...

A lot of recent episodes have been published on top-billing sports like athletics, swimming and gymnastics. Bored of the stereotyping of our series as if Olympics only revolve around this threesome? Although most of its celebrated champions are from...

When Boris Onischenko, an army officer from Ukraine, entered the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, he was already one of the modern pentathlon's star athletes. Apart from being a member of the Russian winning team in 1972 Olympics, where he was...

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