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06-08-2022

Indian Invasion & Chess Comes home

The Commonwealth Games might lack the competitive intensity of a world championship or the Olympic Games, but it offers athletes the valuable experience of multi-event games. A preview of the quadrennial event. The 44th Chess Olympiad has found a perfect home in the ancient Pallava Dynasty port city of Mahabalipuram, just on the outskirts of Chennai. The Masters of the game from 187 countries will be locked in an intense battle of skills, wit and grit, with host India looking to make the most of its home advantage.

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Chess Olympiad Open preview: Fasten your seatbelts for some racy, thrilling action

Even the best can have an off day and in a format of this kind, an outcome of a key contest could decide the colour of the medal or even keep a formid
Commonwealth-Games
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Commonwealth Games, a stepping stone for bigger conquests

The Commonwealth Games might lack the competitive intensity of a world championship or the Olympic Games, but it offers athletes the valuable experien
Anand-Humpy
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Chess Olympiad Women’s Preview: Finish-till-the-finish the mantra to follow

What makes the medal-race in the women’s section interesting is the lack of consistency among most teams.
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Chess

Chess Olympiad: India’s best chance to win in both sections

Over the past few editions, in keeping with the growth of Indian chess, the performances in the Olympiads have been consistent.
Bajrang Punia
News

CWG 2022: From Bajrang Punia to PV Sindhu, here are Indian team’s medal hopefuls

Here’s a list of 16 Indians who are capable of winning medals at the Commonwealth Games.
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Chess

Chess Olympiad 2022: Indian chess player profiles, form, Elo ratings and records

The 44th Chess Olympiad will be held in Chennai from July 28 to August 10. Here’s a brief sketch of the members of the Indian Olympiad teams.
Ravi Dahiya
Wrestling

Between Ravi Dahiya and CWG 2022 glory, a draining weight cut

Reducing weight in quick time to be eligible to compete in Birmingham may perhaps be a bigger challenge for the wrestler than winning all the bouts fo
Mirabai Chanu
Interviews

Mirabai Chanu all set for a smooth ride at Birmingham

For Mirabai, there is not much competition in sight at the Commonwealth Games. Although she hasn’t set any particular target for herself, touching 90k
Anurag Thakur
More Sports

Anurag Thakur: ‘We’re changing the sporting ecosystem to make it conducive for our sportspersons’

Anurag Thakur foretells a meteoric rise on the world stage with more champion athletes emerging from the Khelo India system, as the Government focusse
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Chess

Chess Olympiad 2022: How is Chennai preparing for the FIDE event

Given the participation of over 1700 players plus coaches/officials, besides arbiters, special guests, volunteers etc, India is leaving nothing about
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Magazine

Jaspal Rana: ‘Commonwealth Games helped Indian shooting flourish’

Jaspal Rana’s feats in 1998, 2002 and 2006 aided the growth of Indian shooting. In a candid interview, Jaspal speaks about his career, the CWG, and th
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Magazine

Manpreet Singh: ‘We are right up there with the best’

The disappointment of missing out on a medal at CWG 2018 still rankles with the Indian men’s hockey team. Can the team led by Manpreet Singh bag the e
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Savita Punia: ‘Expectations from us have increased’

The Indian women’s hockey team heads into another tournament with hopes of a medal. Savita Punia talks about her team, her role in it, and coach Janne
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Magazine

Table Tennis at CWG 2022: Indian team on a mission after unsettling build-up

It may be reasonable to expect the tally of medals in table tennis to be less than the Gold Coast haul in 2018.
Nick Kyrgios
On The Write Line

Respect the game

The good old coaches always advise to respect the game, whichever sport it may be, because the game will go on while players will come and go. If Nick
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Magazine

Chess Olympiad: Down memory lane

India’s gold medallists at the Chess Olympiad, Dibyendu Barua and Padmini Rout, recall their moments of glory at the Chess Olympiad.
Bharat Singh Chauhan
Magazine

Bharat Singh Chauhan on how India got the Chess Olympiad

‘Tamil Nadu is rich historically and culturally and we shall take pride in showcasing it to our guests from over 180 nations.’
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Magazine

Commonwealth Games: Relic of a lost empire

Once every four years, Britain’s erstwhile territories assemble for one of the world’s largest sporting events.
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
Magazine

A glimpse of greatness: Best moments from the Commonwealth Games

Many feats of excellence will be on display in Birmingham. Samaresh Jung, Anju Bobby George, et al have given Indian audiences plenty to cheer.
Mohammad Ali Qamar
News

India at Commonwealth Games: full list of medals since 1934, trivia and events record

A brief look at India’s performances at the Commonwealth Games since 1934 and some interesting landmarks.
Vinoo Mankad
Last Word

Last Word: Of maintaining memorabilia

When I re-discovered Vinoo Mankad’s scrap book of his famous 1952 tour of England, I felt I had been reunited with a long-lost friend.
Novak Djokovic
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Seventh Wimbledon and 21st Major for Djoker

The Serb defeated Aussie Nick Kyrgios in four sets.

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