Author: BOS Team

Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt-Rags to rapid riches (Part II)

Resuming from our earlier blog post on Bolt which ended on a “cliff-hanger,” let us dwell some more light on the second phase of Usain’s career. This second phase had blinding spotlights amid Bolt who had courted several world records on his hay day. 2008 Beijing Olympics: The Day he became a legend At the 2008…
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Usain Bolt-Rags to rapid riches (Part I)

Have you been so successful not just to own the spotlight but adorn it like it’s your birthright? Naysayers are usually irked at such high levels of confidence. However, for the yellow speedster being a little shy is not an option. Unless, it is the world record time of a track event. On hindsight, yellow…
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5 careers in sports for non-athletes in India

Contemplating a career in sports in India is often treated with disbelief, pessimism, and mockery. Spotlight finishes require a lot of time, talent and a sickening work ethic. Of course, the glamour, bonanza and glory endowed are lucrative. However to gain the required motivation and acceptance from parents and peers is also a rarity. So,…
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Sports for social development

Sports for social development and social change

Using sports for social development and change is an unconventional way of achieving greater happiness, empowerment, and equality in society. Speaking of unusual ways to win, one should reminisce something. How many times have we seen a smaller team or a younger player (I smell Dhoni) change the game just because he took to a…
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Data driven sports

Data Driven sports: Enabling athletes to Bolt faster

According to physics, taller athletes will face a higher opposing force of the wind (also known as drag) while running. Also, it’d require more force for the body to propel forward due to the extra weight. These scientific facts led to the myth in the athletic community that height possesses a certain disadvantage for fast…
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More than 35% of the differently abled children are out of school in India

A young sixteen year old boy got his karate black belt in 1996, his name is Praveen. Little did anybody know, that 20 years later – he would go on to initiate one of India’s first movements to take Karate and other sports to differently abled children including the visually impaired through Bridges of Sports…
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India has a skewed gender parity index, with 4 million more females disfavoured

The gender representation in Indian sports sports is skewed towards dominant prescience of male members. Women coaches constitute less than 16 per cent of the total strength of coaches at Sports Authority of India. The grade A income of Indian women’s cricket team players is 8 times less than their counterparts in the men’s team.…
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The need to bridge the gap of 2 million jobs in sports related fields

What career option do we have any sports? Is their any career progression post retirement for sportspersons? Are there adequate opportunities/vacancies for sports and sports related avenues? Allow us to take you through the skill gap study for sports (2012-2017, 2017-2022) in India by National Skill Development Corporation. It is estimated that the total demand…
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