Monday, 16 May, 2022
TopicOlympics

Topic: Olympics

Olympics, FIFA bans won’t stop Russia invading Ukraine. But it hits Putin where it hurts

Russia loves sports and pours billions of rubles into it every year. And Putin loves being a judo-playing, horse-riding Tsar.

As India watches Russia & China get closer, there’s a power it’s not using. Look at Lata

The Narendra Modi government wouldn’t want to choose between the US and Russia.

Rahul Gandhi’s nation-vs-union of states speech was unnecessary. It got lost in translation

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

Armed forces’ ‘sports for wellness’ rule cost India. Time to bring back ‘gladiator sportsmen’

Until 1970s, Indian armed forces allowed units to spare military training for some men to help them focus only on sports. Then came the outcry to ban sports competitions.

‘Proud moment’ — Olympic medallist Mirabai Chanu joins Manipur Police as ASP (sports)

Mirabai Chanu, who belongs to Nongpok Kakching village in Manipur’s Imphal East, made history last year by winning India’s first-ever Olympic silver medal in weightlifting.

Day after Padma Shri, Haryana wrestler starts protest in Delhi over ‘unfair’ treatment by state

Three-time ‘Deaflympics’ gold-medalist wrestler Virender Singh is seeking recognition on a par with para athletes from the Manohar Lal Khattar government.

What a Vogue cover means for Neeraj Chopra and Indian male athletes

Neeraj Chopra has broken the glamour glass ceiling by being the first male athlete to adorn the cover of Vogue India. Move over cricketers.

6 medals in 4 Games: How India’s Olympic run has changed wrestling in Haryana

Since 2008, India has won a total of 6 medals in wrestling at the Olympics — the most in any sport in this period. This reflects in Haryana’s villages.

Modi’s phone call to Neeraj Chopra, Paralympic winners was also a gold — politically

Modi has turned the idea of a 'distant' PM on its head, steering interactions with people away from just election speeches and addresses from the Red Fort.

Mud, medals, money, even murder – Inside India’s secretive akhadas, beyond Sushil Kumar

Two wrestlers came out of an akhada. One proudly shows his silver medal and another is in Tihar jail. And yet India knows little about what actually goes on inside akhadas.

On Camera

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Sachets of Surf excel detergent are displayed at a store | Photo: Prashanth Vishwanathan | Bloomberg File

Magic prices did warn of India’s sticky inflation but RBI didn’t notice

'Magic price points' — such as Rs 5 or Rs 10 — help less-affluent buyers stay within their budgets. In January, Rs 10 Surf became Rs 12 as commodity cost pressures became too intense.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.

Defence

Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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