All too often, sport has an unfortunate tendency to become too deadly serious for its own good, but occasionally a touch of humour or an unlikely tale rears its head and offers a timely antidote to the run-of-the-mill diet of results and match reports. Here are a few examples that caught the imagination this year:
As another year passes by, the for Indian and International sports has left fans and sportspersons with bittersweet memories. From the cricket greats who retired to Lance Armstrong's banishment and London Olympics, the top ten sporting moments that were more than just flashes in the pan in 2012, follows.
Abhey Singh Chautala and his team are expected to face no opposition when they go to the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) polls on December 5, as the other members of Randhir Singh's team withdrew their nomination on Monday.
The Indian Olympic Association today lashed out at the Sports Ministry for writing to the IOC regarding the sports code's implementation in the upcoming IOA elections, saying that the government's action was an assault on the autonomy of sports bodies in the country.
The Australian Olympic Committee has endorsed a selection policy proposal that will force all future Australian Olympic athletes and officials to sign a declaration revealing any past use of performance-enhancing drugs. Those who lie could face jail terms.
David Beckham is planning to move to New York so that his wife Victoria Beckham can take her fashion career to new heights.
Seven-time World Champion Pankaj Advani, veteran Geet Sethi and Dhruv Sitwala continued their unbeaten run in the Time Format after outplaying their rivals in the World Billiards Championships here.
Despite all the flak she drew for walking the ramp and attending glamour events ever since her return from the London Olympics in August this year, boxer Mary Kom remains unfazed and dismisses the criticism as “just a passing phase.”
Sania Mirza and her Spanish partner Nuria Llagostera Vives made a shock first round exit from the Toray Pan Pacific Open after losing to Darija Jurak and Katalin Marosi, in Tokyo.
Indian Olympic Association today termed the government's directive to adhere to age and tenure guidelines in its upcoming elections as "illegal" and "unconstitutional" and said that it could even move the Supreme Court if its case in Delhi High Court goes against it.
A record haul at the recently concluded Olympics showed just how much prowess the country has made in sport. There’s still a long way to go, though. Fortunately, even the rest of the world seems to be doing their bit for Indian sport.
Doping is back in focus again after Lance Armstrong was stripped off his seven Tour de France titles last week. Hindustan Times takes a look at how the ugly side of sport has evolved, the elements involved and the industry it has created.
Wheelchair-bound physicist Stephen Hawking challenged athletes to "look to the stars" on Wednesday as he helped open a record-setting Paralympics Games that will run for 11 days in near sold-out venues.
Squash player Dipika Pallikal is one of the few athletes from a non-Olympic sport to receive an Arjuna Award in the capital today.
Home to several Olympians, Haryana turns a blind eye to facilities at grassroots level.