Monday, 27 March, 2023

Topic: Olympics

Cricket has a billion fans the world over, reveals ICC’s global market research

87% of the survey respondents said the Olympics should feature the T20 format of the sport.

Learning from Britain & China, medal-tally crunchers have 3 tips for India’s Olympic future

China went from winning 16 gold medals in 1992 to 48 in 2008, and Great Britain went from five in 1992 to 29 in 2012. India must take inspiration from China and Great Britain.

Global Pulse: The Winter Olympics have begun in South Korea

The widely-anticipated sports event is another installment of diplomacy for the Korean peninsula, as both countries will be appearing as one contingent.

In spite of being mediocre

India's bane is our easy embrace of mediocrity — from academia and science to business and military power. Sport is an apt metaphor.

Faster, higher, stronger, but for God’s sake, be calmer

No country can go from zero to hero in Olympic sports. A hundred Indians now feature in the top-25 and why that's real progress.

Running debate

Nobody has won as many international races as Milkha Singh did. But Indian athletics is not a solitary-star story.

There’s a gold lining

A look at some figures behind the dismal medal tallies at 2012 London Olympics and the news is not so bad. It is a story of all-round improvement and progress in some key sports and areas.

Snap out of the big fat Greek depression, cut the medal claptrap

Over the century leading up to Athens 2004, India won no more than 15 Olympic medals, 11 of these in hockey. So while competing at Olympics, we must always maintain perspective.

On Camera


File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit:

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.