From the publishers of THE HINDU
VOL.32 :: NO.33 :: Aug. 15, 2009
Experts aren’t wasting their time predicting whether Usain Bolt can take the sprint double once again at the Berlin World Championships; that is being taken for granted. The question is, can he clock another world record? By K. P. Mohan.
Responding to rare setbacks is the key hallmark of the Olympian's greatness - and the swimming pool in Rome witnessed just that. By Andy Bull.
Time for settling scores
Many of the forecasts and predictions did not come true in Beijing, and the athletes who suffered surprise defeats should be waiting for the opportunity to turn the tables on the Olympic champions in Berlin, writes K. P. Mohan.
Indian angle: Nothing much to look forward to
On the placings table for the World Championships there are just two entries against India. Both belong to long jumper Anju George; a path-breaking bronze, with 6.70 metres in Paris in 2003 and a fifth place, with 6.66m, in Helsinki two years ...
Another big step forward
Somdev Devvarman is a fighter. He may not have the big weapons, but he more than makes up for it with his big heart that never gives up, writes Kamesh Srinivasan.
Freddie will be missed
The tag of genuine all-rounder fitted Andrew Flintoff so well. His presence inspired the England side as much as Ian Botham’s did in the 1980s.
After nine months of playing, we come home for just 10 days. We don’t want somebody to intrude our privacy for dope tests during that small period. We have put out our points in front of the BCCI and they will speak to the ...
ROW OVER WHEREABOUTS CLAUSE
Why the apprehension?
The worst that WADA can do is to go back to pre-2009 or else give a few concessions to team sports. Either way there will be no escape for cricketers from submitting ‘whereabouts’ information, writes K. P. Mohan.
THE ASHES/THIRD TEST
Rain intervention and Clarke’s brilliance
Michael Clarke, a cherubic young man waiting to step into Ricky Ponting’s shoes, concentrated so hard that he was able to bat all the final day. By Ted Corbett.
The Bobby Robson enigma
Roll back the years, and we find Bobby as a fine, young teenaged footballer in his native North East, much coveted by major clubs, though somewhat surprisingly it would be London’s Fulham, hardly a great force, who were lucky enough to acquire him, writes Brian Glanville.
ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE PREVIEW
Are the Big Four big enough?
The Big Four — Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool — have chinks in their armour and it’s as good a time as any for the other clubs to try and unseat the giants from their perch. Who can do it, if at all? Over to Karthik Krishnaswamy.
“I might not be swimming in National meets, but international meets are very much on the radar,” says Shikha Tandon (in pic), who is leaving for the US to pursue a Master’s degree in Bio-Genetics.
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