Obsession over Olympic medal not helping India: Pankaj Advani
Obsession over Olympic medal not helping India: Pankaj Advani

Indian cue sports star Pankaj Advani on Thursday remarked Olympic achievement has become national "obsession" and urged the athletes to change their perception to excel in their respective disciplines.

New artificial knee ligament graft in offing

Researchers are developing a new synthetic knee ligament graft that can integrate with the native bone, promote growth of new ligament tissue and stabilise the knee.

WADA raises minimum ban for doping to four years
WADA raises minimum ban for doping to four years

Athletes convicted of doping will face a minimum four-year ban under new rules which came into effect from January 1.

Usain Bolt misses out as Atkinson tops women’s list
Usain Bolt misses out as Atkinson tops women’s list

Multiple winner Usain Bolt has not been named among the nominees for this year’s national Sportsman-of-the-Year award.

German TV show ready to show more Russian doping evidence
German TV show ready to show more Russian doping evidence

German journalist Hajo Seppelt said he is prepared to make a second documentary about dospoping in Russian sport after saying his first has led to more evidence being unveiled.

Testosterone surge in athletes not related to winning

 The testosterone rush in athletes has nothing to do with winning, finds an interesting research, adding that testosterone starts increasing even before the competition begins.

How gender biases in media impact female athletes
How gender biases in media impact female athletes

 A new study has revealed that American female athletes still need to face the gender biasness as men still manages to gain all the attention in this sport in US.

Endurance athletes at higher risk life threatening swimming-induced pulmonary edema

A new study has revealed that endurance athletes taking part in triathlons are at risk of the potentially life-threatening condition of swimming-induced pulmonary edema.

100 days left for 35th National Games
100 days left for 35th National Games

 With just 100 days left for the 35th National Games, which will see 34 disciplines being held at 31 venues with more than 12,000 athletes and sports officials, and 6,000 facilitators attending, Kerala is gearing up for the sports extravaganza to be held in seven districts of the state.

Government clears 135-strong contingent for Para Asian Games
Government clears 135-strong contingent for Para Asian Games

The Sports Ministry on Wednesday cleared a contingent of 135 persons, including 87 athletes, for the Para-Asian Games, beginning in Incheon, South Korea from Saturday.

Acidic sports drinks ruining teeth of athletes

The preference for a high carbohydrate diet and acidic sports drinks during training and performance may explain the prevalence of poor dental health among athletes, says a study.

College athletes more likely to carry deadly MRSA: Study

College athletes who play football, soccer and other contact sports are more likely to carry the superbug methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), suggests a study.

Energy drinks make athletes more insomniac, nervous

A new study has revealed that energy drinks have negative effects of on the athletes by increasing the frequency of insomnia, nervousness and the level of stimulation in them.

India performing well at Asian Games, says Sports Minister
India performing well at Asian Games, says Sports Minister

Union Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday said that the Indian contingent was performing well in the ongoing Incheon Asian Games and hoped the athletes would win more medals for the country in the days to come.

Asian Games: Archers take aim at basketball's hijab ban
Asian Games: Archers take aim at basketball's hijab ban

Banned by basketball`s governing body and a source of controversy at the Asian Games, hijabs were worn freely at the archery tournament in Incheon on Friday as athletes struggled to comprehend how a headscarf could cause such an uproar.

2014 Asian Games: Psy's 'Gangnam Style' kicks off spectacular opening ceremony
2014 Asian Games: Psy's 'Gangnam Style' kicks off spectacular opening ceremony

The 17th Asian Games opened in a multi-coloured blaze of fireworks and carefully crafted K-Pop routines on Friday, as athletes from the world`s most populous region came together in pursuit of gold and glory in South Korea.

Thousands flood in ahead of Incheon Asian Games gala opening
Thousands flood in ahead of Incheon Asian Games gala opening

Thousands of athletes and officials gathered in Incheon on Wednesday as the clock ticked down to Asia`s biggest sports spectacular and organisers fretted over low ticket sales.

It's good to share the limelight with Dipa Karmakar: Ashish Kumar
It's good to share the limelight with Dipa Karmakar: Ashish Kumar

Relishing a fellow athletes success, India's ace gymnast Ashish Kumar is rather happy to share the limelight with Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Dipa Karmakar when they head for the Asian Games in Korea starting September 19.

Asian Games 2014: Will pruning of contingent do any good to Indian sports?
Asian Games 2014: Will pruning of contingent do any good to Indian sports?

At a stage where we continue to yearn for medals, pruning down India's contingent from 944 to 679 for the Incheon Asian Games by the sports ministry, will only dent India's chances of shining at the Asia's biggest sporting spectacle.

Overhydration in athletes can lead to death

It was recently revealed that drinking too much water and sports drinks could be fatal for athletes.