Sports a sport
for politicians, bureaucrats
in India is in the stranglehold of the politician-bureaucrat nexus. Of late,
even mafia dons have started taking a lot of interest in sports administration.
The match-fixing scandal in cricket has exposed the ominous side of sports
administration, particularly of cricket, and some recent happenings have only
confirmed this belief.
Kooner lashes out at materialism
one word could describe the sentiments of veteran sports personalities
with regard to the present scenario of Indian sports that word would
most probably be disillusion. This word aptly describes the sentiments
of Kamaljit Kooner, the first Indian woman athlete to win a gold medal
in an international competition.
Punjab’s rich legacy
Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, once a part of Punjab, the sports arm of
the country, are proud to have inherited some of the sports traditions
patronage to sports may belong to an era long forgotten but this legacy can
still be savoured at the National Institute of Sports (NIS) Museum at Patiala
which has the distinction of being the only sports museum in the country.
industry: Is the game over?
National Games to be held in Punjab from November 19 to December 1 has got no
significance for the sports industry of Punjab, based at Jalandhar. The
sports industry is already facing a slowdown following the inflow of finished
goods from abroad after the implementation of WTO.