Apr 04, 2016 09:04

WITHOUT SOUNDING clichéd, the year 2016 has a lot to look forward to, for Indian hockey. The main reason one can predict is the Olympic Games being held this year and the very real possibility for the Indian hockey teams to perform well.

The biggest goal of securing Olympic qualification was the headlining moment last year, especially for the women’s team that qualified for the Olympics for the first time in 36 years since the 1980 Moscow Olympics. A lot of credit should be given to Chief Coach Neil Hawgood and his support team under whom the entire pool of women’s players have got a new spring in their feet.

Jan 29, 2015 21:01

MONACO: The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has launched its new online platform for potential host cities of its World Athletics Series events.

Jan 16, 2015 14:01

SIRISH Vissa, the head of Volkswagen Motorsport India, is responsible for infusing new ideas, promoting new talent for the overall development of Motorsport as a leading sport in India.

A serial entrepreneur with close to two decades of domestic and international Motorsport experience, Vissa has been instrumental in the foundation and success of two companies (Shineyu Engineering Technologies Private Limited and Racetech) into the manufacturing and automotive sectors. 

He is also one of the only Indians to master motorsport engineering by playing a significant role in developing a car for the prestigious 24 hours LeMans endurance* race.

Dec 16, 2013 07:12

STAR Sports presented a unique series of Knowledge Sessions, at the landmark India Pro Leagues Forum 2013 Friday in New Delhi, organised by SportzPower. The summit, which focused on growing the club culture and sports leagues to develop a true sporting culture in the country, saw active participation of eminent personalities from the corporate and sports world.

Nitin Kukreja, President – Sports, STAR India, delivered a keynote address at the inaugural session of the summit, elaborating on the growing appetite from Indian sports fans to consume other sports apart from cricket, and the enormous growth potential of sports in the country. 

Reproduced here is the full text of the speech that Kukreja delivered at the summit:

Dec 03, 2012 10:12

I HAVE recently had a chance to read the extract of Ed Hawkin’s book ‘BOOKIE GAMBLER FIXER SPY: A JOURNEY TO THE CORRUPT HEART OF CRICKET’S UNDERWORLD’, where a sensational allegation has been made that the India-Pakistan semi-final match of the World Cup 2011 was fixed. This allegation was based on an SMS received from a bookie pertaining to the broad contours of what would happen in the match. A match cannot be said to be fixed just based upon the SMS enumerating some match predictions.  A keen follower of cricket would surely have known that Pakistan has never defeated India in a World Cup match; hence the odds were anyways stacked against them particularly when chasing 260 in the semi-final.