Olympic Games

Grit and Glory

Lhendup G Bhutia

The cricket World Cup may have ended in heartbreak, but India scaled new peaks at the Asian Games

A Winning Attitude

The new generation of athletes who could make India a sporting power

‘Our vision is to be among the top 10 on the medals table in Los Angeles in 2028,‘ says Anurag Thakur

Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Thakur is on a mission to reduce hurdles in sport. A fitness enthusiast and keen cricketer, he tells Nikita Doval what India’s training programmes are doing and what its medal prospects are

Cancel Culture Evolves

The consequences of taking away Putin’s Taekwondo black belt

Balbir Singh (1924-2020): True Legend

He was one of hockey’s greatest centre forwards

A Medal for Protein

A mandatory dietary guide for the sporting nation

The Pole Vaulter’s Guide to the Galaxy

These essays strengthen Amitava Kumar’s engagement with the ‘euphorically’ real

Jackpot or Burden?

Just like their athletes, countries too train hard and compete for the right to host the Olympic Games. But winning the bid is only half the battle. Not many host cities have reaped the promised long-term benefits of hosting this greatest of all carnivals. Rio’s no stranger to hosting carnivals. Still, here are a few lessons it can learn from some of the previous Olympic hosts.


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