“In India, we need to create role models in Basketball for Gen Z…”, Sunny Bhandarkar

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The private leagues have played a very significant role in changing the landscape of sport in India. The Elite Pro 3x3 Basketball League is the latest addition to this list. Sunny Bhandarkar, CEO of The Elite Pro Basketball League and Elite Women’s Pro Basketball League talks about how this league promises to foster a Basketball culture by building communities...

Hangzhou Asian Games- On day 1, Indians bag 5 medals; China’s Wushu athletes dominate

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Indians on Day 1 of Hangzhou Asian Games

On Day 1 of Hangzhou Asian Games, India bagged five medals- three silver and two bronze. China won the first gold of this Asian Games. Indians on Day 1 The first medal for India was won by Shooting trio of Ramita Jindal, Mehuli Ghosh and Ashi Chouksey. They earned a silver medal in the 10m Air Rifle Women's Team event with...

India at the Asian Games- From Sachin Nag’s first medal to a total of 672 medals till date

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Since the inaugural edition of the Asian Games that was held at New Delhi in 1951, India has won a total of 672 medals; PT Usha remains the most successful with 11 medals. Asian Games- From Proposal to Initiation In 1947, the Asian Relations Conference was held in New Delhi with representatives from all Asian nations which was led by Jawaharlal...

Opening ceremony of Hangzhou Asian Games will go without traditional fireworks performance

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To keep with the promise of going 'green' this year, the organizers of the Hangzhou Asian Games have decided not to feature fireworks performance during the opening ceremony. "The opening ceremony of the Hangzhou Asian Games will break the tradition of having fireworks performance, as we are sticking to a green philosophy in hosting the event," said Sha Xiaolan, the...

First-ever Elite Pro 3×3 Basketball League is ready to take its wings in India

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The Elite Pro 3x3 Basketball League, a first-of-its-kind 3x3 League in India is all set to kickstart from 28th September to 1st October 2023. The 3x3 Basketball features three players in each team as opposed to the five in traditional basketball games. There's only one substitute allowed on the bench in 3x3 Basketball, who can enter the game anytime during...

Embracing the ‘green’- Hangzhou Asian Games to follow all forms of sustainability measures

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Hangzou Asian Games

The Hangzhou Asian Games, scheduled from September 23 to October 8, is preparing to become the fist sustainable and carbon-neutral Asian Games. The Hangzhou Asian Games is focusing on eight special actions including green energy supply, green transport, resource recovery system and carbon offset to align with global pushes for sustainable sporting events. As declared by Qiu Peihuang, the Director of...

Neeraj Chopra completes his cabinet with World Athletics Championships gold

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Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra once again scripted history as he became the first Indian to win gold at the World Athletics Championships. The golden boy of Indian Athletics, Neeraj Chopra conquered the world now. The reigning Olympic champion won gold in Javelin Throw with a throw of 88.17m at the 2023 edition of the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary.  Achievements...

“I want Dhanbad to be the Pickleball hub of Eastern India…..”, Sneh Giri

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The Indian settled in Chicago- Sneh Giri wants the eternal bond with his homeland stay strong; and by choosing Pickleball as the medium for this connect, he aims to make his native place Dhanbad one of the most developed regions in Indian Pickleball.  Why you chose Pickleball? Sneh Giri: I heard of Pickleball in 2020 during the COVID-19 period. People were...

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023- Spain writes history with joy and over mutiny

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The FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 ended with Spain winning the Cup by defeating England 1-0 in the final. The win for Spain was important as the country's women's team was reeling under players' revolt just months ahead of the tournament. FIFA Women's World Cup 2023- Some astonishing numbers It was an evening to remember as Spain and England played the...

Aditi Swami- the youngest-ever senior world champion at the World Archery Championships

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India put up a spirited show in the recently concluded World Archery Championships where Aditi Swami became the youngest-ever to win an individual gold medal.  Aditi Swami Gopichand Swami, a rural mathematics teacher who is extremely passionate about sports, always wanted his daughter to pursue at least one sport. So, when his daughter, Aditi Swami, grew a little older, Gopichand moved...