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Apr 15, 2015

IOC president to visit India seeking more support for athletes

MUMBAI (Reuters) – International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach is baffled by India’s lack of sporting success and will meet the country’s Prime Minister later this month seeking more fund for the athletes, the country’s Olympic association said on Wednesday.

India’s only individual Olympic gold medal came in 2008 when Abhinav Bindra won the 10 metre air rifle event in Beijing and the world’s second most populous country’s best overall showing was at the last edition in London where they won six medals.

Apr 15, 2015

Bach to visit India seeking more support for athletes

MUMBAI (Reuters) – International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach is baffled by India’s lack of sporting success and will meet the country’s Prime Minister later this month seeking more fund for the athletes, the country’s Olympic association said on Wednesday.

India’s only individual Olympic gold medal came in 2008 when Abhinav Bindra won the 10 meter air rifle event in Beijing and the world’s second most populous country’s best overall showing was at the last edition in London where they won six medals.

Apr 15, 2015

Olympics-Bach to visit India seeking more support for athletes

MUMBAI, April 15 (Reuters) – International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach is baffled by India’s lack of sporting success and will meet the country’s Prime Minister later this month seeking more fund for the athletes, the country’s Olympic association said on Wednesday.

India’s only individual Olympic gold medal came in 2008 when Abhinav Bindra won the 10 metre air rifle event in Beijing and the world’s second most populous country’s best overall showing was at the last edition in London where they won six medals.

Apr 10, 2015

Broke India ice hockey team turns to Twitter for support

MUMBAI (Reuters) – While India’s cricket league lavishes million-dollar deals on players for just a few weeks of competition, the national ice hockey team has had to go begging on social media to fund its trip to Kuwait for an international tournament.

Players often have to buy their own equipment and look for their own sources to fund trips abroad, a situation which prompted the Ice Hockey Association of India (IHAI) to start a campaign on Twitter seeking donations.

Apr 10, 2015

Ice hockey-Broke India team turn to Twitter for support

MUMBAI, April 10 (Reuters) – While India’s money-spinning cricket league lavishes million-dollar deals on players for just a few weeks of competition, the national ice hockey team have had to go begging on social media to fund their trip to Kuwait for an international tournament.

Players often have to buy their own equipment and look for their own sources to fund trips abroad, a situation which prompted the Ice Hockey Association of India (IHAI) to start a campaign on Twitter seeking donations.

Mar 27, 2015

Mature fans accept end of India’s World champion reign

MUMBAI (Reuters) – India’s notoriously volatile fans showed rare maturity in accepting the end of their team’s reign as world champions after Thursday’s semi-final defeat against co-hosts Australia in Sydney.

The defending champions struggled during their build-up, losing a four-test series 2-0 against Australia and then failing to win a single match in the following tri-series, also involving England.

Mar 27, 2015

Cricket-Mature fans accept end of India’s World champion reign

MUMBAI, March 27 (Reuters) – India’s notoriously volatile fans showed rare maturity in accepting the end of their team’s reign as world champions after Thursday’s semi-final defeat against co-hosts Australia in Sydney.

The defending champions struggled during their build-up, losing a four-test series 2-0 against Australia and then failing to win a single match in the following tri-series, also involving England.

Mar 22, 2015

India hoping ‘big’ player Kohli to deliver against Aussies

By Sudipto Ganguly

(Reuters) – By his own lofty standards, Virat Kohli has had a modest World Cup so far.

But his Indian teammates all think the elegant stroke-maker will live up to his reputation as a big-match player when it matters.

Mar 22, 2015

Cricket-India hoping ‘big’ player Kohli to deliver against Aussies

March 22 (Reuters) – By his own lofty standards, Virat Kohli has had a modest World Cup so far.

But his Indian teammates all think the elegant stroke-maker will live up to his reputation as a big-match player when it matters.

Mar 20, 2015

Transformed bowling now India’s strongest weapon

By Sudipto Ganguly

(Reuters) – The same bowling which was India’s weakest link coming into the World Cup has remarkably become their strongest suit as the reigning champions eased into the last four in impressive style.

India’s bowling looked toothless and jaded during their 2-0 test series loss in Australia as well as in the following ODI Tri-series, where they failed to win a single match.