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Balbir Singh Senior (left) promoting hockey during the 2016 Olympics; (below) the Singapore team with Ajit Singh (standing, second from right) during the 1954 match at the Jalan Besar Stadium. PHOTOS: IANS, THE STRAITS TIMES

Balbir Singh Senior promoting hockey during the 2016 Olympics; . PHOTOS: IANS, THE STRAITS TIMES

 Singapore Olympian remembers Balbir

V.K. SANTOSH KUMAR Indian hockey legend Balbir Singh Senior, who died on Monday aged 96, displayed his exceptional skills in Singapore too....

 PHOTO: ISHITA FACEBOOK

PHOTO: ISHITA FACEBOOK

 Surf's up for Ishita

Surfing is not a popular sport in India. But it has started making waves, thanks to Ishita Malaviya, a young woman from Mumbai. The 29-year-old,...

 Kookaburra comes up with wax applicator

Amid the ongoing debate on banning the practice of shining cricket balls with saliva and sweat to minimise the risk of Covid-19 transmission,...

 PHOTO: REUTERS

PHOTO: REUTERS

 No to saliva, yes to shine

The Covid-19 pandemic could force cricket officials into making a massive concession around ball-tampering. Current rules prohibit the use of...

Fencer Bhavani Devi training on the roof of her house in Chennai and (below) swimmer S.P. Likith making use of the tank at his coach's farmhouse in Karnataka. PHOTOS: AFP

Fencer Bhavani Devi training on the roof of her house in Chennai and (below) swimmer S.P. Likith making use of the tank at his coach's farmhouse in Karnataka. PHOTOS: AFP

 Training with turtles and dummies

From swimming in a makeshift farm pool with turtles and fish to fencing with a dummy on a terrace, India's locked-down athletes are finding novel...