State of Indian Athletics

Waiting for the stars

Indian athletics lacks iconic figures like Milkha Singh, P.T. Usha and Anju Bobby George, and is marred by doping scandals today. It will ta »

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Gurbachan Singh Randhawa (5, 110 hurdles at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics)Our performance has gone down compared to 2010. The Asi...»

Juniors rise but hurdles remain

There may be a slowdown of sorts at the senior level but if Rajinder Singh Saini is to be believed, there is a bright bunch of juniors re...»

Better training makes them faster

Indian athletics, through the years, has seen many ups and downs. Yet, the fact that the country has been unable to make a definite brea...»

‘Bring in glamour, make athletes dance’

These are the days of IPL-style leagues, glamour and big money. But athletics seems to have lost the big race in the country, says M.D. V...»

The Hindu presents the all-new Young World

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