Odisha, India, to host 2023 men’s hockey World Cup

Odisha is going to host the men’s hockey World Cup in 2023, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said on Wednesday. The Chief Minister said the matches will be played both in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela. The Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar had hosted the men’s hockey World Cup in 2018. “This has once again proved that Odisha has truly become the global centre of world hockey. Hockey fans will witness the finest display of hockey in the winter of 2023 both in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela,” said a statement from the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO). It may be mentioned here that three countries were […]

FIFA 2022 World Cup Qualifiers: India hold Afghanistan to 1-1 draw

Afghanistan opened the scoring at the stroke of half-time through Zelfagar Nazary, but super-sub Seiminlen Doungel headed in his first goal for India to equalize in the 93rd minute as the spoils were shared. Aspirited performance from the Indian national football team helped them walk away with a 1-1 draw against Afghanistan in their FIFA 2022 World Cup qualifier at the Central Republic Stadium in Dushanbe on Thursday. India were trailing 0-1 at the half-way mark after Zelfy Nazary put Afghanistan ahead in the 46th minute as he stormed into the box and smashed the ball past goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh […]

Kiren Rijiju targets top-10 finish for India at 2028 Olympics

India’s Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said that the Sports Ministry will provide financial aid to every Indian athlete who has competed at the international level. India’s Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, on Tuesday, revealed his plans to help India win double-digit medals at 2024 Paris Olympics and a top-ten finish at Los Angeles 2028.  “It is not possible to create champions overnight. We will go to the Tokyo Olympics with available talent. The next big target is Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028. Recently, I had a meeting with the IOC and the heads of the sports federations. We have set […]

Meet the winners of Indian Sports Honors 2019

The second edition of the Indian Sports Honors, an initiative by Sanjiv Goenka, Chairman, RP-SG Group and Virat Kohli, was organized on 27th September 2019 at Dome, NSCI, SVP Stadium in Mumbai. The annual ceremony, aimed to recognize and honor the top-performing athletes of India for the period of 1st January to 31st December 2018, was attended by the greatest names in the sporting, corporate fraternity, and entertainment. A total of seventeen Honors were presented at the ceremony, comprizing eleven Jury Honors, including one Lifetime Achievement Honor, and six Popular Choice Honors also known as the Star Sports Believe Honors. […]

Indian Sports Honors: Star to broadcast Honors, Red Carpet

Star Sports will broadcast a program on the Indian Sports Honors. The awards will be broadcasted on October 4th & October 5th, 2019, giving fans the opportunity to witness a gala awards evening celebrating the finest athletes of India. In the last several years, Indian athletes have showcased their talent and potential on the global front by leading the way in different sporting genres. Indian Sports Honors has recognized and applauded for India’s finest athletes for their commitment to driving Indian sport to where it is today. The Indian Sports Honors is a joint initiative of Chairman, Sanjiv Goenka, RP-SG […]

India on Opening day of Weightlifting World Championships

India’s 19-year-old lifter Jhilli Dalabehera bowed out of the IWF World Championships in Pattaya with one valid clean and jerk attempt in the 45kg category. Starting the competition with a 68kg attempt in snatch, young Indian prospect failed to get a clear lift in all of her 3 attempts which all but ruled her out of the competition. Later in the clean and jerk, although Jhilli Dalabehera managed 88kg in her first lift, she subsequently failed in the following two as attempting 92kg and 93kg respectively. The competition kicked off in Pattaya today with On Yun Chol becoming World Champion […]

Statistical view of the CPL predictions in 2019

Jamaica Tallawahs will take on St Lucia Zouks in the 9th match of CPL 2019. Most of the expert CPL predictions for this match are likely to predict a JT win. One reasonable explanation behind a clear favourite is the betting odds for the specific team’s win. Who will win – Probabilities In this context, the betting odds for Jamaica Tallawahs are 1.57 while SLZ has odds of 2.38. The betting odds represent an indicative probability of a team’s win. Going by these odds, Jamaica Tallawahs have a 63.69% chance of a win, while the probability of a win for […]

India at the Summer Olympic Games 2020 in Tokyo, Japan

For a country with an estimated population of more than 1.37 billion, India has struggled to find the medal-winning athletes to make a mark at the Olympic Games. Owing to dismal performances at the world’s biggest stage, India deployed necessary measures to improve the facilities and nurture youngsters into future stars. Since then, the results are hard to overlook. A watershed performance at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, where Abhinav Bindra became the first Indian to win an individual Olympic gold after winning a shooting gold while wrestler Sushil Kumar and boxer Vijender Singh gave the Indian fans something to […]

Indian para-swimming team crosses the Catalina Channel in the USA

Indian para-swimming team, led by Limca Record holder Satendra Singh, made history by becoming the first from Asia to cross the Catalina Channel of the United States on Monday. Prior to this, last year, a swimming team from India also crossed the English Channel and four of those swimmers took part in this expedition, too. Satendra Singh was named in Limca Book of Records for crossing the English Channel last year. He has become the first Asian swimmer to have successfully crossed both the English and Catalina channel. The athlete born in Gwalior is the first para swimmer to have […]

Top Indian track and field athletes of all time (part 2)

2. Milkha Singh Taking part in the 200m and 400m category at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, Milkha Singh first came into the athletics scene. However, the real turning point in his career came off the running track as he got the opportunity to meet Charles Jenkins, who had won the 400m event at those Games. Two years later, a much-improved Milkha set records in the 200m and 400m category at the National Games in Cuttack and then continued to win the Gold at the Asian Games in Tokyo. 1958 became the better year for him as he won India’s first […]