From the publishers of THE HINDU
VOL.35 :: NO.33 :: Aug. 18, 2012
Star Poster: GAGAN NARANG & VIJAY KUMAR
Usain Bolt was more than ready when the hour of reckoning arrived in London. He won the 100 metres with 0.12s to spare from Blake, almost as impressive as the 0.20s leeway he had in Beijing, writes K. P. Mohan.
In the final, Vijay Kumar came out with his best as he beat Klimov and Ding Feng of China to the silver. By Kamesh Srinivasan.
A huge stone off my chest — Narang
Having failed in Athens and Beijing, Gagan Narang’s quest for an Olympic medal came to fruition in London. By Kamesh Srinivasan.
Truth to tell the Olympic football tournament has been something of a hybrid after it, like the Olympics themselves, restarted after the First World War, in 1920. By Brian Glanville.
'India did well in going dutch'
Gullit congratulated India for accepting Dutch support in developing football in the country. Amitabha Das Sharma speaks to the legend.
Generous in his blessings
Two of the three I-League clubs from Kolkata — Prayag United SC and Mohun Bagan — sought the propitious touch of one of the luminaries of world football to start their new season. The result: Gullit was seen launching the ...
‘Hope we become number one again’
“It is going to be a tough season. We have had a tough time last year against England and Australia. But since we are playing them at home this time, I expect the Indian team to do well,” says K. Srikkanth to Rajeev Viswanathan.
INDIA-SRI LANKA SERIES
Rat-a-tat goes Virat
The India-Sri Lanka one-day series failed to capture the imagination of the cricket world. But for Virat Kohli, it could well have been a forgettable one, writes Vijay Lokapally.
He has his eye on the ball. He also has a sense of timing, both, while stroking the sphere from the middle of the willow or conjuring performances when his team needs them.
Virat Kohli’s desire complements his ability. His gaze ...
Red Bull, which has the two best cars in the field, is confident of making up lost ground in the second half of the season. For the time being, though, Alonso is the man to beat, writes G. Raghunath.
N. Priyanka is only 10 years old, but she announced her arrival in an impressive manner by winning six gold medals in the Asian Youth Chess Championship. By J. R. Shridharan.
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