Atletico de Kolkata gave the football-crazy city fans a night to remember in their 3-0 drubbing of Mumbai City FC as the inaugural Hero Indian Super League football tournament kicked off in spectacular fashion after a star-studded opening ceremony here.
It was an evening to remember for the people residing in 'Mecca of Indian Football' as a riot of colours lit the Salt Lake skyline with much awaited Indian Super League (ISL) doing everything possible to strike the right chord with the football afficianado.
Legendary Sachin Tendulkar along with his one-time opening partner Sourav Ganguly will be once again seen together along with Bollywood A Listers like Ranbir Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan and some of the other prominent actors like John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan at the opening ceremony of the cash-rich Indian Super League.
Overwhelmed at the build-up to the the Indian Super League, the founding chairperson of the tournament Nita Ambani on Sunday said football, ultimately, will be the winner in the country with the huge support it's getting.
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.
The honour to carry India's flag in the opening ceremony of 17th Asian Games couldn't have come at a better time for hockey team skipper Sardar Singh, who feels it will not only spur him but the entire squad to break its 16-year gold jinx in the continental event.
With the opening ceremony of the Incheon Asian Games just one week away, South Korea`s government issued a stern reminder to its citizens on Friday that they are banned from carrying the North Korean flag.
Japan heads to the Asian Games with the team`s top two symbolic leadership roles filled by women for the first time in what may mark a growing focus on women`s sports in its traditionally male-dominated society.
Scotland rolled out a spectacular opening ceremony on Wednesday with dazzling and colourful display of their unique culture and heritage on a breathtaking night, which also had some Indian flavour to set the stage for the 20th Commonwealth Games here.
The Commonwealth Games opening ceremony will be graced by Commonwealth Head Queen Elizabeth II, British Prime Minister David Cameron and his cabinet colleagues, Scotland`s First Minister Alex Salmond and his colleagues in the government and other dignitaries from Commonwealth nations.
Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar is set to play a "special" part in tomorrow`s opening ceremony of the 20th Commonwealth Games, which will herald the beginning of what promises to be a star-studded event.
Masaba, known for her prints, and Amit, the man synonymous with edgy and futuristic fashion, will display their collections Aug 19 at Palladium Hotel, a day prior to the fashion week scheduled Aug 20-24, said a statement.