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World Football Day on May 25- Unanimously declared by the UN

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United Nations (UN) recently adopted a resolution to proclaim World Football Day on May 25 worldwide. Football- A global phenomenon Football holds a unique position globally as it is one of the most powerful games to transcend national, cultural, and socio-economic boundaries. While promoting health and well-being, it has speaks the language of gender equality. Football has an immense global appeal. It...

Hi5 Youth Foundation partners with Sachin Tendulkar Foundation to construct basketball courts

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Hi5 Youth Foundation and Sachin Tendulkar Foundation join hands to build basketball courts in Andhra Pradesh and Arunachal Pradesh.  In a significant stride towards empowering underprivileged children through basketball program, the Hi5 Youth Foundation has partnered with Sachin Tendulkar Foundation (STF). Together, they will construct basketball courts in Andhra Pradesh and Arunachal Pradesh.   This is the 5th and 6th basketball court...

Anatoly Karpov- The Champion Who Never Followed the Known Paths of Chess

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In the series Champion Born On This Date, I wish to present Anatoly Karpov- the champion who can be considered to be the most original player of all times. Anatoly Karpov- One of the Most Feared Opponents Anatoly Evgenevich Karpov never followed the known paths of Chess strategy. He never worked hard and was criticised of 'having no clue of what...

No barrier to sport- Monika and Vinod triumph after transplantation

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Transplantation is no barrier to sport- Ironman Monika Srivastava and biker Vinod Vishwakarma are two classic examples of people undergoing transplantation but later leading an active normal life. Monika Srivastava- A Living Donor Monika Srivastava, a full-time working woman is also an athlete. And that too after she donated one of her kidneys. Monika grew up in Delhi where she completed her...

Cristiano Ronaldo to become the first to play in six European Championship

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Cristiano Ronaldo was named in Portugal's 26-member squad for the European Championships. Consequently, he is set to create history as the first footballer to play in six editions of the tournament. Cristiano Ronaldo played his first-ever European Championship in 2004. Since then, he has scored in every Euro and netted 14 goals in the finals. The 39-year-old had led Portugal...

Magnus Carlsen wins the first Casablanca Chess Variant Tournament

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The Casablanca Chess featured grandmasters Magnus Carlsen, Hikaru Nakamura, Viswanathan Anand, and Amin Bassem competing in the new "Chess variant," a format designed to honor the history of chess. Magnus Carlsen won the inaugural Casablance Chess that took place over the weekend of May 18-19, 2024. World No. 1, Carlsen, finished the four-player event with 4.5 points from six rounds. Hikaru...

Pickleball progress- New champions coming up from Poinsur Gymkhana

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At the recently concluded Vidarbha Open, the players from Poinsur Gymkhana, Mumbai have won a total of 9 medals. Poisur Gymkhana, which is a hub of sporting activities in Borivali region of Mumbai, has started Pickleball in February 2024. There are three international-standard courts at the Gymkhana where the North Mumbaikars can play Pickleball. There has been regular coaching sessions in...

Max Euwe- Remembering his immense contribution to Chess

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In our series World Champion Born On This Date, today we shall see the life of Max Euwe- the champion who is not only known for his outstanding Chess playing skills but also for his immense contribution as an organiser and FIDE President. Life Max Euwe (May 20, 1901-November 26, 1981) was born in the Watergraafsmeer, in Amsterdam. He studied mathematics...

Soul of Sport: A tribute to an amateur English club cricketer, Jonathan Mills

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English club cricketer, Jonathan Mills recently died of cancer but, despite declining all medical treatments, made the most of his final year by hitting a century for Brookweald Cricket Club. Who was Jonathan Mills? Jonathan Mills was neither a celebrity nor a test cricket. He was an amateur club cricketer playing for Brookweald Cricket Club at Essex. But why should we...

Hi5 Youth Foundation- The organisation that believes in ‘bringing change’ through basketball

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Hi5 Youth Foundation runs a basketball excellence programme and currently trains over 4000 children across 35 centres in 8 Indian states. April 2015- The Launch of Hi5 Youth Foundation When Radhakrishnan and Usha Sundar decided to dedicate more time to social work, they were specific about not replicating already established NGOs' working on education and rehabilitation; rather they zeroed down on...