Mar 16, 2010 06:03
Discipline, Not Flair Is What Indian Hockey Needs

AS HOSTS of the Hockey World Cup, India were expected to put up a much better show than what they did. Although eighth position sounds somewhat better than eleventh, which is what India finished at the last World Cup in 2006, the fact remains that this time the Indian team recorded just one victory and had four defeats (there was one draw also…

Mar 10, 2010 04:03
There's Still Life In Indian Hockey; Needs Nurturing

ANGUISH and shame gave way to despair and darkness in the run up to the hockey World Cup. The shame of not qualifying for the Beijing Olympics by losing in the qualifiers saw the rot set in deeper when a players revolt over pay put Indian hockey in disquiet and a tailspin that no one expected Indian hockey to emerge out of.

Jun 28, 2009 22:06
How to get ROI in boxing

BOXING has had a long legacy in India, and with the recent medals won in the Beijing Olympics the sport finally seems to be getting its due.  However, does this mean boxing will get the required space on the brand radar? Purna Panchal spoke to boxing experts on various ways to build a sustainable revenue model for boxing and how…

May 04, 2009 23:05
CWG Prep V: Security raises new question mark

NEW DELHI: Following successive terrorist attacks in India and its neighbouring countries, a fresh question mark has been raised over the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games (CWG). Australia’s pullout from the Davis Cup tie in Chennai and the relocation of the Indian Premier League to South Africa seem to have thrown up a few issues for the CWG…

Apr 21, 2009 06:04
CWG Preparations IV: Egos, red tape delay stadia work

NEW DELHI: First it took inordinately long to decide whether or not new stadiums should be built for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. Then, when after much deliberation, it was decided that most of the existing venues, which were built for the 1982 Asian Games, would be completely…

Apr 15, 2009 07:04
CWG PREP III – Games Village still contentious

NEW DELHI: The government’s first big challenge in building infrastructure was to find the land for the Commonwealth Games Village that would accommodate over 8,000 athletes and officials come October 2010. The eventual choice, the banks of Yamuna river near Akshardham Temple in east Delhi, raised protests from the environmentalists. Contending…

Apr 09, 2009 21:04
CWG PREPARATIONS II – Athletes’ training starts late, most affected

NEW DELHI: Amidst all the infrastructure-related din and all-round pessimism, it’s baffling that athletes’ training/preparation - the most important aspect of the Commonwealth Games (CWG) for India – is seemingly completely neglected.

Apr 07, 2009 06:04
CWG PREPARATIONS I - Many question marks hang over Delhi Commonwealth Games 2010

NEW DELHI: Inordinate delay in getting infrastructure ready, rapid escalation of costs, lack of proper long-term planning, poor estimation of costs, and the recently-raised issue of security are just some of the issues that raise question marks against Delhi’s ability to host the Commonwealth

Mar 21, 2009 06:03
Runs, Hundreds And Ghosts

SACHIN Tendulkar is out to prove something. Not to his vast legion of fans. Nor to his small band of detractors. But to himself. However, time is running out. So, he has decided that every opportunity needs to be monetised effectively. Which makes him a man in a hurry lately. Wrestling with the demons inside his head, Tendulkar is conserving…

Feb 18, 2009 04:02
Emergence of IPL as a hot media property

MUMBAI: Along with a report on Sports and its symbiotic relationship with the Media and Entertainment industry KPMG marked a detailed study on how cricket has dominated in India as compared to viewership shared by other sports. The India Premier league (IPL) has been stated as one of the main reasons to boost the viewership rating in the report…