Despite the shadow of a prolonged wrestlers' protest over alleged sexual harassment, 2023 will go down in the history of India as a year when the sporting world witnessed progress with athletes showing promise of performing better in the coming years and bringing more laurels to the nation. If the cricket World Cup ended with a heartbreak for fans after India lost the title clash against Australia, the tri-colour shined brightly in the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou. IBNS-TWF correspondent Supriyo Hazra walks down the months that have passed this year to track the top 10 sporting episodes which the country witnessed.
New Delhi: The Afghanistan cricket team leg spinner Rashid Khan, and other team members on Saturday played a game of cricket with children at the Arun Jaitley Cricket Stadium in Delhi.
The UN health agency, WHO, and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) have boosted their support for drug-free sport through a four-year agreement signed on Monday in Geneva.
Bengaluru: Samit Dravid, son of Team Head Coach Rahul Dravid, has been named in Karnataka’s 15-member squad for the Vinoo Mankad Trophy on Saturday.
Kolkata: Former India forward Mohammed Habib passed away on Tuesday in his residence in Hyderabad after a long illness, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) said on Tuesday.
Paris: Novak Djokovic has become the oldest Roland-Garros men’s champion, at the age of 36, and is the first man in history to win his 23rd Grand Slam tournament.
Bandipora, Kashmir/IBNS: Having mentored over 4000 young players, including the likes of Sabqat Malik who has been selected to represent India in Ju-Jitsu International Federation’s World Championship scheduled in Mongolia this year, Muzzafar Ahmad Dar has been instrumental in exploring the hidden talent among Kashmiri youth in Jiu-Jitsu, one of the most fascinating martial arts.
New York: Athletes are pushing for a more equitable world, both on and off the playing field – one of the messages coming out of the UN on Thursday, the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.
Panaji/UNI: ATK Mohun Bagan held their nerves in a tightly contested Indian Super League (ISL) Final as they beat Bengaluru FC 4-3 on penalties to lift the ISL title at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Saturday.
Sofia (Bulgaria)/UNI: Indian boxer Narender reached the quarterfinals of the ongoing 74th Strandja Memorial International Boxing Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria on Wednesday.
Melbourne/IBNS: Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams won’t contest in this month’s Australian Open owing to an injury, the organisers said on Saturday.
New York: Athletes are among the most influential people on the planet and together with their managers, fans and others involved in organized sport, must contribute to global efforts to combat climate change.
Indian athlete Neeraj Chopra is the flavour of the year as he created history in 2021 winning the Gold Medal in Javelin throwing event in the Olympics. On the front of cricket, there was a change of guard as Virat Kohli stepped down as white ball skipper to be replaced by Rohit Sharma. Supriyo Hazra looks back
Srinagar: The 28th District Srinagar badminton championship 2021 organised by Srinagar Badminton Association concluded at Indoor Stadium Polo Ground here on Friday.
Kolkata/IBNS: Twenty four countries participated in the recently concluded second virtual International Karate & Kobudo Championship.