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Building the future for India’s little known African-Origin community

Before the beginning The Sports Authority of India had a simple thought process.  “Good genes meant medal winning hopefuls.” The athletes in East African nations such as Kenya and Ethiopia are known for their consistent performances. They have a natural propensity towards running. But whether this could be attributed solely to a specific genetic advantage…
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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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The Invisible Struggle : Mental Health and Sports

Imagine a common scenario, two athletes on the bench. One struggling with depression, and one recovering from surgery to repair a ruptured ligament. Which seems more severe? Glaring social stigma points to the athlete with the physical injury. But mental illnesses are just as detrimental to performance.The issue of mental health is often stigmatized and…
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