Commonwealth Games

Transparency in selection process is key to India’s success in sporting arena: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday India has come a long way in terms of transparency in national athlete selection and that this is key to the country’s success in multi-sport events. Modi said the negative influence of nepotism is not just limited to politics, but the threat once affected the sports arena …

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Comparing India’s medal tally at the Commonwealth Games over the years

Despite the lack of sports disciplines such as shooting, tennis, archery and Greco-Roman wrestling, India recorded a fabulous campaign at the 2022 Commonwealth Games as the athletes returned home with an impressive 61 medals. India dominated the wrestling and weightlifting games, winning a total of 12 and 10 medals respectively in two sports disciplines. It …

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Why one Neeraj Chopra or Abhinav Bindra does not make India a global sporting power

Two characters were a source of inspiration for millions of sports fans growing up in India in the 1950s and 1960s. One was a professional freestyle wrestler who won international championships. The towering figure of Dara Singh seemed to symbolize the raw power and physical strength of a country reborn as an independent nation in …

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CWG chief looks to bright, ‘edgy’ future

BIRMINGHAM: The Commonwealth Games needs to be “modern and quirky” to remain relevant to young audiences, according to association chief Katie Sadleir, who praised the 2022 host city of Birmingham for an “outstanding job”. The 57-year-old former synchronized swimmer said the Games needed to show how “they are different and individual from other events in …

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Birmingham bids farewell to Commonwealth Games 2022 with brilliant closing ceremony

Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, declared the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham over (Twitter/birminghamcg22) Photo: Twitter Legendary Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne brought down the curtain on the Commonwealth Games in spectacular style on Monday as dominant Australia celebrated once again topping the medals table. Athletes flocked to Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium for a closing party …

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