Are Sports an Unfair Game for Women in India?
“As an Indian woman of the 21st century, what I find disillusioning is the humiliating manner in which I was set up as bait in a ploy to try and pacify one of the disgruntled stalwarts of Indian tennis.” Sania Mirza The two times Grand Slam champion and India’s number one […]
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Nuevos debates públicos por las políticas de apoyo a deportistas
New public policies for supporting amateur sportsmen had been reecently motive of public discussions in Argentina. Among them, a new tax on cell-phone users which led to the creation of a specific state agency (ENARD). Olympic Games were a new chapter in this debate about which policies are best for promoting sports.
The Olympics: Guess What? Nepal Was Also There!
Nepal – the name conjures up images of mountains, rivers, temples and chaotic urban centers. Sporting strength is not something usually associated with the country. Indeed, the recent London Olympics 2012 were yet another missed opportunity in the long list of disappointments for Nepal. No, we are not counting our […]
India’s Quest for Olympic Prominence
At the Olympics, every athlete is winner. Some win their share of the limelight while others live to train for the next Olympics.
Sexism at the Olympics: A primer
The 2012 London Olympic Games will be remembered as a turning point for female athletes. For the first time all 204 participating nations sent women, moreover, these are the first games in which medals were to women awarded in all sports, including boxing. However, the Games still reveal an inherent […]