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The end of Detroit
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Man of steel
Running on Multan sand forged his steel

Running on Multan sand forged his steel

K Datta | July 13, 2013
Milkha Singh's struggles need to be known by all.
Behind The Veil
Saudi women emerging from behind the veil

Saudi women emerging from behind the veil

K Datta | June 8, 2013
Saudi Arabia has began allowing girls in private schools to participate in sports. It still has a long way to go, but at least this is a beginning.
Sport
What took Nobbs so long to realise we weren't world class?

What took Nobbs so long to realise we weren't world class?

K Datta | August 11, 2012
The promise which the Michael Nobbs coached Indian hockey team showed in the New Delhi qualifier proved far too exaggerated.
Bronze queen
Merlene Ottey, as good as new at 52

Merlene Ottey, as good as new at 52

K Datta | July 21, 2012
At an age when most women are coping with menopause, this exceptional athlete was trying to win a place in her eighth Olympic Games.
Ethiopia's rich legacy of running
The emperor's reign is over. Long live the emperor

The emperor's reign is over. Long live the emperor

K Datta | June 16, 2012
For Haile Gebresellasie, the race is at last over.
sporting service
Sachin, already an elder?

Sachin, already an elder?

K Datta | May 12, 2012
Showing such courage can sometimes raise a man in the eyes of the discerning.
HOCKEY
Tribal hockey gets a new voice as shy Tirkey goes to Parliament

Tribal hockey gets a new voice as shy Tirkey goes to Parliament

K Datta | April 28, 2012
The buzz in Rajya Sabha when Dilip Kumar Tirkey sprightly walked up to the lectern to take the oath.
OVERCOMING ADVERSITY
Born to lead, Tiger was the reason for our success in spin

Born to lead, Tiger was the reason for our success in spin

K Datta | September 24, 2011
The beastly bouncer from Charlie Griffith that nearly killed Indian captain Nari Contractor on the 1961-62 tour of the West Indies was a vicissitude…
Asian Games swimming
Swimming against the tide

Swimming against the tide

K Datta | November 20, 2010
Swimming medals by Indians in the Asian Games are rare occurrences, so rare that you have to strain your memory to recall when was the last time.
Sport
When we were champs

When we were champs

K Datta | November 13, 2010
The 1962 Asian Games gold-winning team was perhaps the best ever in Indian football history.
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