Tag: athletics

Some basic facts about doping

It takes some effort to dislodge Mahendra Singh Dhoni and company from the top of the sports pages of the dailies or from prime time shows on news TV channels. Over the past week, eight track and field athletes, some…

Doping malaise fuelled by our hunger for success

Only a few months ago, the whole of the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium roared in unison as the Indian women’s relay team brought home the the Commonwealth Games gold and made its wat into the hearts of the Indian fans. It…

Magical night… beyond discussion

It was magical to hear 35,000 and more sing the National Anthem with pride after discus thrower Krishna Poonia led an unprecedented India 1-2-3 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. A 52-year wait for an athletics gold medal in the Commonwealth…