For 15-year-old Varsha Kumari, the notion of sport being a unifier of communities, race and religion is irrelevant. She was attracted to football for the love of it, but her real kicks lie in being an athlete which has given her a sense of relevance within family and friends. Sai Mohan reports.
Though sports facilities are being utilised to some extent in various colleges, those under the jurisdiction of DU are 'out of bounds' for players. Navneet Singh reports.
Some three years ago, rumour had it that Lionel Messi is an ardent fan of British rock band Oasis. Kaushik Chatterji reports.
After the sporting highs of 2012, which peaked with the London Olympics, there are some major stars who could head towards retirement.
From Olympics to Mayans, 2012 packed plenty of punches. The New Year is expected to be less dramatic, but one never knows. HT gives a sneak peek at what is in store in 2013. The guide to your fix
For long, our cricketing heroes have been the poster boys of advertising. But now the world’s best sporting stars are here, selling everything from swanky flats to fizzy colas. Rohit Bhaskar
reports. Home to the stars
| Then and now
That India trails the top nations of the world in terms of sports planning, implementation and expenditure by miles goes without saying. Neighbouring powerhouse China gives a clearer picture. Somshuvra Laha writes.
This was India's most successful year at the Olympics, but by the end of it Indian sport was in freefall. HT looks at the root of this chaos and the ways to stem the rot.
These six bridged the gap between promise and results at the Olympics. India's sporting heroes open up and talk about their challenges, the ones who guided them, how they spent their moolah and how they adjusted to their new status.
Cricket may be the most popular and lucrative game in Sri Lanka, but it is volleyball which enjoys the status of national sport. While rugby union also enjoys wide popularity, athletics, swimming, football and tennis aren’t too far behind.
You've been watching the Olympics and fancy learning fencing, or dressage, and don't know where to start? Read on... Furquan Ameen Siddiqui
An edition of the Olympic Games is defined by the hype and hoopla of its opening ceremony. HT
takes a look back at the ceremonies that set trends for future editions. Opening games
Dara Singh was perhaps the greatest wrestling icon of his generation. There are so many stories which compare him to two other legends — Ramdhin and Gama pehelwan, who had captured the imagination of the country much before he occupied centrestage. Pankaj Vohra
writes. Dara Singh's accomplishments
In the run-up to the London Olympics, which kick off July 27, a new book has revealed just what goes on at Olympic villages — no matter which country hosts it, it’s always a struggle keeping booze and condoms in ample supply.
Leave your bags at home if you have tickets to an Olympic soccer match but take an empty plastic bottle with you wherever the venue. Do not even think about a picnic hamper.