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    Indian Basketball’s Olympic Dream: A step-by-step guide

    Indian player shooting a jumper in a match at the 1980 Olympic Games
    by Karan Madhok

    Indian player shooting a jumper in a match at the 1980 Olympic Games. Image courtesy: Olympian Amarnath Nagarajan. The photographs of the past – black-and-white, sepia, unfocused, and unclear – tell stories of a million words. Brown-skinned players in tight basketball vests, some wearing turbans, spread across a basketball court, playing with the words भारत (Bharat) in the Devanagari script adorned across their backs. They were making history. For the first and only time ever, an Indian basketball team had played at the Summer Olympics. In...

  • Supreme Courts

    The Bhilai Steel Plant, Chhattisgarh: A record setting community court

    Bhilai Steel Plant Court
    by Anirudh Rangarajan

    ‘SUPREME COURTS’ Powered by Rajesh Patel’s name finds mention in the Limca Book of Records as the most successful basketball coach in India. Enough said. Sample this: the Chhattisgarh sub-junior women’s team that he coaches (apart from coaching other age groups right upto the Senior Chhattisgarh team) has won 13 golds in the 15 years since it’s inception. In the two years the team didn’t win gold, it still finished on the podium with a silver and a bronze. Patel is famous the country over for being one of...

  • Revisiting History

    India Vs China at the 2014 FIBA Asia Cup: A Breakdown

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    by Anirudh Rangarajan

    India was ranked 61st in World FIBA ranking and China was 12th in 2014, during the FIBA Asia Cup Basketball Championship when they managed to overcome history itself to defeat the hosts (65-58), for the very first time. Admittedly, this was a surprise to almost everybody who has been witness to Indian basketball. Scott Flemming though, who was the Coach of the India team at the time said that calling it a “surprise win” would take away from the fact that his players deserved it. This was a moment where the Indian Men’s team had...

Naresh Aneja: Indian official nominated for Rio Olympics Basketball Event

Posted on: Jul 1 2016 - 5:35pm | #0
In: Announcements, Breaking News, Press Releases
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Naresh Aneja. Image credit FIBA

New Delhi, 1st July, 2016: Naresh Aneja, a distinguished senior basketball official from India has been nominated to be one of eight jury members who will represent FIBA at the Rio Olympics 2016. The composition of the jury pool is as follows: 2 from FIBA, 2 from Europe, 1 from Asia, 1 from Oceania, 1 from Africa and 1 from the Americas. The duties of a jury member will be to supervise officials and to provide oversight to officiating and refereeing. “This is a big honor for me,” said Mr Aneja. “I hope I can meet the expectations that FIBA has for this event.” This is the third prominent time that an Olympic basketball event will see Indi an participation. The Indian men’s team had participated in the 1980 Moscow Olympics and three...

Nutrition, Food, Diet

Eat Like A Pro

When it comes to making yourself stand out from the rest, many will tell you it is practice, practice, practice. One often major forgotten aspect of improving your game, is diet. Building muscle, while also staying lean and mean, is vital to give yourself an edge that most players around you haven’t thought of. Want to run faster? Jump higher? Then you need...

Posted on: Jun 29 2016 - 1:15pm | #1
In: Columns, Ekalavyas Tutor, Sideline Stories
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The Patwal Twins: Who says you can’t have Hoop Dreams?

17-year-old twins Gaurav and Saurabh Patwal are on a spectacular basketball journey stretching from their local school in the foothill...

Arise Steel Cup: Day 1 – Day 3

Second Article Pic 2 'South Central Railway's Anusha Anto attempts a basket against Rising Star Chennai during the second semifinal'

Chennai, 24th June, 2016: The first 3 days of the Arise Steel Cup 2016 saw matches being played both at T. Nagar and at Nehru Stadium. Day 1 @ T. Nagar St. Josephs Chennai...

13 member strong Indian contingent at NBA’s Basketball without Borders camp in Australia

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The NBA has tipped off its 15th edition of Basketball Without Borders Asia camp, in Dandenong today. In conjunction with the NBL and FIBA, Australia’s brightest basketball stars, along with legends of the game from around the world, came together to host the top young players from Asia. This includes three from India: Tamil Nadu shooting guard Baladhaneshwar Poiyamozhi who led the...

Sideline Stories

Nutrition, Food, Diet

Eat Like A Pro

When it comes to making yourself stand out from the rest, many will tell you it is practice, practice, practice. One often...