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  With over a billion people around we have very few international stars in the Sports Arena. aims at bringing sports closer to the people by introducing various sports activities with details on how to pursue a career in sports.

History of Indian sports

   India - known for its fanaticism for cricket and hockey; started its sports odyssey long back during the great Vedic Era of India. Initially, the development of sports (games) in India gathered momentum after its important role, in maintaining the physical health, was coined by the people of India. Hunting, swimming, boating, archery, horse riding, wrestling and fishing mark the stage of infancy of Indian Sports (Games). Then came the Martial Arts which was also a strong way of self defence apart from a vigorous physical exercise. sports

   In India, sports (games) is seen as 'a way of realizing the body potential to its fullest'; also known as "Dehvada" in ancient India. The philosophical foundation of the sports (games) in India lies in the history of India dating back to Vedic Era in which the Atharva Veda said: ," Duty is in my right hand and the fruits of victory in my left". These words in the traditional mantra hold the same spirit as that of the Olympic oath that implies: ".......For the Honour of my Country and the Glory of Sport." The history of India also beckons of an interesting link between Greece (The Motherland of Sports in the world) and India which dates back to 975 B.C. when both the nations pioneered in the sports (games) like chariot racing and wrestling.

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   The golden history of sports in India is also evident in the immortal Indian epics like Ramayana, Mahabharata etc. Whereas during the period of Ramayana; hunting, archery, horse riding, swimming were the royal games; Mahabharata made a mark in the sports like dicing, gymnastics, wrestling, chess (Shatranj) and gulli danda. Puranas mention about the threatening game of rope fighting. The archeological excavations of Harappa and Mohanjodaro along with the religious manuscripts like Puranas and Vedas are the standing testimonials of this glorious history of Indian sports.

   The historians believe that many sports (games) like hockey, archery, wrestling and chess originated in India, which are synonymous to strength and speed nowadays. Kho-Kho In the late Vedic Era, besides sports; the Yoga and Meditation, the inevitable parts of the toughest "Yogashastra" made India, acquire the seat of spiritualism, all over the world. This dignified discipline of Indian Sports finds its place in Bhagwat Gita too.

   Today sports in India have achieved a zenith in terms of popularity and as a career option. Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, SAF Games, Wimbledon and many other world sports tournaments see Indians as one of the most leading sports participants in the world. From Tendulkar, Paes, Bhupathi, Anand, Geet Sethi, Karthikeyan to Sania Mirza lead the present sports generation of India. Cricket, Hockey, Football, Weightlifting, Snooker, Kabaddi, Kho Kho and Archery are the sports of India that have been deep seated into an Indian psyche, whether of a sports person or a sports lover. Not only physical strength, power and satisfaction but also a strong alternative of recreation; sports in India have paved a long way towards the road of success and have made themselves a hallmark in the world of sports.

Latest Sports News

Indian Women’s Hockey Team Wins Gold Medal at Asian Champions Trophy

    07 Nov,23 12:34 am
The Indian women's hockey team has won the Women's Asian Champions Trophy 2023 title. India has won the Asian Championship for the second time. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has hailed the Indian women's hockey team for winning the gold medal in the Asian   Read More..

Asian Shooting Championships 2023

    03 Nov,23 11:33 pm
The 2023 Asian Shooting Championships were the 15th Asian Shooting Championships and took place from 22 October to 2 November 2023, at Changwon Shooting Range, Changwon, South Korea. India won 55 medals — 21 gold, 21 silver and 13 bronze — in junior and senior competitions.  8  Read More..

National Games 2023 Underway In Goa

    26 Oct,23 11:58 pm
The National Games 2023 is being in Goa from October 26 to November 9 and will witness the participation of more than 10,000 athletes from across the country who will compete in over 43 sports disciplines across 28 venues. This will be the 37th edition of the National Games which are India&rsqu  Read More..

Cricket at Los Angeles 2028 Olympics

    17 Oct,23 12:59 am
Alongside baseball-softball, flag football, lacrosse and squash, cricket will return to the Olympics at Los Angeles 2028. Cricket is now officially a part of LA28, marking the sport’s return to the Olympic stage after 128 years. Cricket’s entry to LA28 was formalised by t  Read More..

Asian Games 2023: India’s Equestrian Dressage team clinches gold

    27 Sep,23 1:16 am
India won its gold medal in Equestrian, with the dressage team securing a historic top-podium finish, beating the likes of China and Hong Kong, China. In dressage, the horse and rider are judged on how they perform a series of movements.  The quartet of Sudipti Hajela, Divyakriti Singh, Hrid  Read More..

India beat Pakistan to win inaugural Hockey5s Asia Cup

    04 Sep,23 12:15 am
India emerged champions in the inaugural Men's Hockey5s Asia Cup beating arch-rivals Pakistan 2-0 in a shootout after both teams were locked at 4-4 in regulation time. With the win, India has qualified for the FIH Men's Hockey5s World Cup 2024 in Salalah in Oman. For India, Mohammed  Read More..

India Posts Best ever Result at the 2023 World University Games

    10 Aug,23 12:46 am
India finished at seventh spot with 11 gold, 5 silver and 10 bronze in the FISU World University Games 2023 standings. The 31st edition of the World University Games (formerly known as the Universiade) was held in Chengdu, the People’s Republic of China, from July 28 to August 8. India&rsqu  Read More..

Alcaraz beats Djokovic in thriller for his first Wimbledon title

    17 Jul,23 12:01 am
World No.1 Carlos Alcaraz overcame reigning champion Novak Djokovic in a thrilling five-set men’s final on Sunday to win his first Wimbledon title. The 20-year-old Spaniard  becomes the third-youngest Wimbledon champion in the Open Era and adds a second major title to his record after   Read More..

Trophy for Hero Asian Champions Trophy 2023 Unveiled

    13 Jul,23 9:12 pm
Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports and Minister of Information & Broadcasting, Anurag Thakur unveiled  the coveted trophy for  Hero Asian Champions Trophy, Chennai 2023 at the Major Dhyanchand National Stadium in New Delhi today. Union Minister also launched   ‘Pass t  Read More..

Lakshya Sen beats All England Open champ Li Shi Feng to win Canada Open

    10 Jul,23 11:15 pm
21-year-old Lakshya Sen, 19th in the badminton rankings, beat Li Shi Feng, the reigning All England champion, to clinch Canada Open. This was also Lakshya Sen’s second BWF Super 500 title after the India Open in January last year. PV Sindhu was eliminated after losing to eventual champio  Read More..