Amit Kamath is with the sports desk in Mumbai. He covers football, cricket, wrestling, shooting and kabaddi.
Articles by Amit Kamath
PUBLISHED ON AUG 22, 2016 10:46 PM IST
Saina Nehwal has avoided talking to the media after undergoing surgery on her right knee, which is expected to keep her out of action for at least a few months.
PUBLISHED ON AUG 16, 2016 12:18 PM IST
There is an ever-present threat, demonstrated when Yuliya’s e-mail account and her Adams account (her anti-doping control account at WADA) was hacked on Thursday.
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2016 01:20 PM IST
No one knows the despair of finishing fourth at the Olympics better than shooter Joydeep Karmakar. Four years ago in London, Karmakar had finished fourth in the 50m rifle prone event.
PUBLISHED ON AUG 10, 2016 03:07 PM IST
Four years ago at the London Olympics, Joydeep Karmakar had finished fourth in the 50m rifle prone event. The result still rankles Karmakar, and he says the near miss at Rio will hurt Bindra for long.
PUBLISHED ON AUG 04, 2016 01:45 PM IST
The ethics committee will handle all anti-corruption matters, such as investigating allegations of graft against officials.
PUBLISHED ON AUG 03, 2016 06:45 AM IST
PUBLISHED ON AUG 02, 2016 01:13 PM IST
Narsingh Pancham Yadav didn’t lose hope and continued to train despite being in turmoil through the court case against Sushil Kumar and the doping scandal which threatened to end his Rio dreams as well as career. A timeline of how the events transpired.
PUBLISHED ON AUG 02, 2016 07:04 AM IST
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2016 11:00 PM IST
As the Narsingh Yadav doping saga played out across TV screens the past few days, his family members and coaches here were not able to contact him over the phone.
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2016 06:46 PM IST
Outdated steroids—Nandrolone, Metandienone and Stanozolol—are the common drugs used by Indian athletes for enhancing performance, says a report by the National Anti-Doping Agency
PUBLISHED ON JUL 29, 2016 11:16 AM IST
At SAI's sprawling Kandivali centre, coaches do not foresee the Narsingh episode to have any adverse effect. Among the wrestlers who train here, 25-odd are part of the pay-and-play scheme.
PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2016 09:40 AM IST
Germany has witnessed an alarming number of mass violence attacks in the last few days which have left citizens of the European country shaken up.
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2016 03:27 PM IST
Ever since that day, while Narsingh’s stock has soared, Sandeep has been content with being in the background.
PUBLISHED ON JUL 25, 2016 10:39 PM IST
The twin failed dope tests sapped the morale at the centre so much that coaches had to have a small counselling session with the 30-odd grapplers training at the centre on Monday.
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2016 01:52 AM IST
There is a bit of irony hidden in the fact that Narsingh Yadav will not compete in Rio. Narsingh had lost in the final of the national trials held to select India’s 2010 Commonwealth Games wrestler. But he made it to the competition in Delhi after his conqueror Sumit Sehrawat failed a dope test.
PUBLISHED ON JUL 24, 2016 10:35 AM IST
With the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) bringing in unprecedented amounts of money into the sport, the possibility of corrupt elements trying to exploit the sport has also increased manifold.
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2016 05:16 PM IST
The 36-year-old's last few club stints have been forgettable, to say the least. His stay at Brazilian side Fluminense last year ended in three months with the 36-year-old making just nine appearances. At one point, he was booed by his own fans.
PUBLISHED ON JUL 14, 2016 11:05 AM IST
PUBLISHED ON JUN 17, 2016 11:35 AM IST
HT Correspondent | By Amit Kamath
PUBLISHED ON JUN 16, 2016 10:19 PM IST
At the age of 15, he was a world champion. By 17, he was an Olympic gold medallist, a world record holder, and a legend. By 24, with the world at his feet, he had retired.
PUBLISHED ON JUN 16, 2016 04:54 PM IST
Hadlee needed open heart surgery to survive and still takes medication to keep his blood thin and his heart beat regular. The ordeal, he says, taught him a valuable life lesson.
Hindustan Times | By Amit Kamath/Sean Sequeira
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2016 07:24 AM IST
The hosts, who take on Romania on Friday night, are considered the favourites to win Europe’s biggest tournament.
PUBLISHED ON JUN 10, 2016 12:15 PM IST
PUBLISHED ON JUN 10, 2016 11:34 AM IST
PUBLISHED ON JUN 09, 2016 02:52 PM IST
it was his season with Gujarat Lions in the Indian Premier League, claiming 18 wickets in 14 games, which earned him selection in the second-string India side which will play three ODIs and three T20Is in Zimbabwe, starting this weekend.
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2016 10:17 AM IST
The recently concluded Indian Premier League season has been somewhat of a disappointment for R Ashwin. However, the off spinner, whose equation with Rising Pune Supergiants skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was often under scrutiny throughout the season, has termed his season as a good one.
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2016 03:40 PM IST
The flamboyant opener’s propensity to reel off offensive and sexist remarks as not gone down well with former Australia pacer.
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2016 12:24 PM IST
Daredevils’ Indigo flight from Raipur to Delhi on Monday afternoon ran into major turbulence.
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2016 01:41 AM IST
RCB skipper scored a match-winning 54* to take Bangalore into the play-offs.
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2016 01:27 AM IST
Virat Kohli extended his unbelievable streak with another match-winning half-century, taking his tally for IPL 9 season to 919 runs, as RCB defeat the Zaheer Khan-led Delhi Daredevils by six wickets to qualify as the second team for the playoffs