Tag: Sports Development

Bridging Sport’s Gender Wage Gaps: “Work” or “Worth”?

Understanding the Context Sports were a pretty big deal in Ancient Greece, especially in the city of Olympia. Some 50,000 spectators would pour into the...

The Longest Yard: Struggles of Student Athletes in India – Part...

Written by Sunalika Singh  At the centre of any strong sporting country lies a successful youth training and development engine. Whether you look at China’s...

The Longest Yard: Struggles of Student Athletes in India

Written by Sunalika Singh  Following the Rio Olympics in the summer of 2016, a question arose in the arena of International Sport; one with the...

The Dragon’s Growing Might: China’s Big Bet on Sports

Written by Sourya Reddy 2008 was an important year for China, as it successfully hosted the summer edition of the Olympics while bagging the highest...

Making Soccer Great Again

Written by Sreeradh Radhakrishnan Despite playing in every FIFA World Cup between 1990 and 2014 and even hosting the 1994 World Cup, the United States...

What’s In a Name? Understanding the Definition of a Sport

Written by Ishaan Banerji As an Ultimate Frisbee player, I’ve often been told that I’m not playing a real sport. I’d never given these comments...

Esports Is Here to Stay: Where Do India’s Pro-gamers Go From...

Co-authored by Armaan RM and Simran Taneja  To a non-gamer, the difference between casual gaming and “professional” Esports is indiscernible. Much like any other sport,...

Racism on the World Stage: Russia and the FIFA World Cup

Written by Kartik Sundar Imagine having slogged on the football field day in and day out for your entire life, all to work up to...

Racial Quotas: Right-ing the Wrongs in South African Cricket

Co-authored by Sreeradh Radhakrishnan and Parkhee Rattan   In Depth  Despite their reputation for choking in major tournaments, South Africa has been among the best sides in...

Checkmate: Why is there a World Women’s Chess Championship?

Written by Parkhee Rattan   At various levels in almost every sport, tournaments are conducted as platforms where the best athletes compete against each other for...