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From Eunice Shriver’s vision, Special Olympics travelled worldwide for 51 years to reach Abu Dhabi; Indians flourished with 368 medals

India created history. The Indian team of ‘Special Olympians’ returned with a whopping tally of 368 medals from the Special Olympics World Games 2019 that was hosted in Abu Dhabi from March 14 to 21, 2019. India finished with 85 gold, 154 silver and 129 bronze.   Medals were won …

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Youth flourish; rural champs emerge, disability conquered & Maharashtra rule as Khelo India 2019 closes with confetti, streamers and chants

Maharashtra walked away with the champion’s trophy of the Khelo India Youth Games 2019 in a shower of confetti, victory chants of ‘Jai Maharashtra’ and deafening music. The hosts had a rich haul of 85 gold, 62 silver and 81 bronze, totaling an impressive 228 medals. Haryana emerged second with …

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In teens they won Asian Games medals- Radha Venkatesh and Rashitha Raju are India’s pride; only that they are para athletes

Radha Venkatesh and Rakshitha Raju have certain things in common. Both of them are still in their teens; they go to the same school; they are track and field athletes and both of them are Asian Games medallists. But most importantly they are both visually impaired. Radha, who is from …

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“Every sportsperson in India dreams of getting the Arjuna Award and I was no exception”: Manoj Sarkar

Indian Cricket captain Virat Kohli and world champion weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu were conferred with the country’s highest sporting honour- Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award- by President Ram Nath Kovind at the annual National Sports Awards ceremony. Besides the Khel Ratna Award, 20 sportsperson were awarded the Arjuna Award. Star …

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