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Perhaps its time for the fans to learn that actors are in fact real people and not written for the screenand for Bonnie Fuller to cut the sanctimony Bonniedearits unbecoming Schoenkopf is editor of WonketteLos Angeles For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsEmbers never die out That they do is a fallacy; a myth When the fire is out and the embers are glowing people usually call it a night But not the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) They raised a few ghosts from the past; two of them who go by the name of Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Singh Chautala It will be good to delve into what exactly IOA President N Ramachandran was thinking when he agreed to a member present a proposal to make both Kalmadi and Chautala IOA honorary life-presidents Not only that the house unanimously passed it It’s like the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)presenting and passing a proposal to make Mohammed Azharuddin its anti-corruption Chief Just for the record BCCI president Anurag Thakur was sitting right there when Kalmadi and Chautala were re-inducted into the IOA even though the honorary posts have no executive powers Since then Kalmadi has excused himself from the ‘honorary’ post “He has taken the decision to step aside He had no idea that the IOA was going to do this on Tuesday and has declined any post till his name is clear” Kalmadi’s lawyer Hitesh Jain told the media File photo of Suresh Kalmadi Reuters Kalmadi had ‘no idea’ Really Like the coach never knew his athlete was taking performance-enhancing drugs Chautala like a true politician has bought time “I wish to thank the IOA for nominating me to the ceremonial position of lifetime president and I have already informed the president IOA through a separate letter that if IOC is not favourably inclined I will be pleased to sacrifice my position in the best interest of Indian sports sportspersons good governance transparency and cleanliness in India sports” said Chautala; the key word here being ‘sacrifice’ While nine-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt was voted by theAIPS (International Sports Press Association; where a panel of 382 journalists from 110 nations voted) ‘Best Male Athlete of 2016’ for a record sixth time and the award for ‘Best Female Athlete’ went to US gymnast and four-time champion from Rio 2016 Simone Biles sports headlines in India seem to have little to do with the athletes themselves or so our earnest efforts would point towards Still waters however run extremely deep Most of the exiled rusted administrators have a tendency of waking up after a self-induced coma Not only in India but across the world sports federations are run like ‘closed families’ with omerta —a code that places importance on silence non-cooperation with authorities and non-interference in the illegal actions of others Nobody could put it as aptly as the former Fifapresident Sepp Blatter: “We don’t go to strangers” he once said “If we do have problems in our family we solve the problems in the family” Thus after Suresh Kalmadi was arrested in the CWG scam Vijay Kumar Malhotra another long distance runner in sports administration stepped in to take over Malhotra has been at the helm of the Archery Association of India since 1973 He is the honorary life president at the moment; a sly tactic of going around the age factor after 70 Now at the age of 84 he still is powerful and takes decisions Legends such as Sachin Tendulkar and David Beckham have debuted made their marks and retired but Malhotra is still at it In more than 40 years of him being the country’s undisputed administrator of archery India isyet to win an Olympic medal India for the first time sent an archery team to the 1988 Seoul Olympics In the subsequent mega-event at Barcelona where Limba Ram finished 10th and for a while was in strong contention for a medal Malhotra said “In Atlanta we will win Limba has set the foundation and other archers will follow” On the age factor when the Delhi High Court ruled that National Sports Federation Chief’s tenure should be limited Malhotra had asked a question “The argument that I would like to present is that there is no tenure limitation for the Prime Minister of India the other ministers MLAs MPs or chief ministers of the states Then why should this be applicable to only the sports bodies” Archery fans would also like to ask Malhotra a question – when will India win its first ever archery Olympic medal It’s not just Malhotra who couldn’t lookbeyond himself It took the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi to take out VK Verma who had been running badminton for 13 long years In the wild west of Indian sports administration player performance and financial clout mostly does sugarcoat the dictatorship values that are at the core of afederation Otherwise there’s barely a reason why Anil Khanna the president of the Asian Tennis Federation and the vice president of the International Tennis Federation should suddenly get himself elected as the honorary life president of the All India Tennis Association (AITA) and then refuse to take up the post till the sports code issue is settled with the acceptance of the age and tenure guidelines Before Anil his father Raj Kumar Khanna ran Indian tennis For more than five decades the Khanna family has virtually owned Indian tennis But do any of these officials really bother when voices like Rohan Bopanna ask “All around the world it is the ranking which is sole criteria for selection and that should be the case in India also It makes thing simple for everyone” Rohan wasn’t selected for the Indian Davis Cup team for the tie against New Zealand Players clearly are not the priority here In an year where Indian Test cricket re-wrote multiple records at home PV Sindhu won India’s first ever silver in Olympic badminton Sakshi Malik argued her case with a bronze that wrestling can look beyond Sushil Kumar and athletics star Neeraj Chopra scripted history by smashing the junior world record in javelin en route to a gold medal at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships Our sports administrators however continued with their narcissistic personality disorders While infrastructure is still a struggle and challenge in India sports minister Vijay Goel probably set a record for selfies and pictures with Indian and global Olympic stars at Rio Deliberately keeping himself away from public scrutiny in the past Janardhan Singh Gehlot president of the Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India (AKFI) for 28 years is very visible now In May 2013 he was made life president of the organisation Three years later Janardhan retired from the Rajasthan Kabaddi Association in which he was president for a period four years shy of half-a-century After the elections Gehlot said “I have been working for the association as president since 1970 I have now decided to give a chance to the new generation” In Janardhan’s place stepped in Tejesvi Singh his son who of course was elected unanimously and qualified himself by saying “I have grown up in a kabaddi household Earlier it was played on sand and now on mats” In the folds of democracy dynastic rule flourishes The Dhindsas also control a sporting umpire – cycling First Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa was the Cyling Federation president before he allowed his son Parminder to take over Sukhdev was president of the Punjab Olympic Association for more than three decades Now Parminder is IOA vice president too Parminder perhaps could also stake claim to growing up in a cycling household Don’t know what the Munjals (owners of Hero Cycles) will feel about that Former athlete and a hardliner against power-hungry sports administrators for more than a decade Sunita Godara feels it’s a nexus “First of all IOA and sports federations are a nexus a mafia in which people like Kalmadi and Bhanot are the kings and they are the ones who run it They have been made life president because they won’t be able to run for elections and on paper they won’t have any power But the truth is they have all the powers and the president or secretaries are simply dummies” Jagdish Tytler after 27 years as Judo president appointed his trusted lieutenant Mukesh Kumar as his successorafter he turned 70 The Chautalas however are aclass act Abhay was president of the Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF) before he replaced himself with his brother-in-law Abhishek Matoria a BJP MLA from Rajasthan Matoria and the IABF executive council then re-wrote the federation’s constitution to make Chautalathe chairman of the IABF Abhay’s brother Ajay was president of the Table Tennis Federation of India for three terms (four years each) before being sentenced to jail for 10 years with his father Om Prakash Chautala If there was a medal for holding multiple positions IOA president Ramachandran would win it hands down Ramachandran is the vice-president of the Indian Triathlon Federation (his wife is the president) He has also been elected as president of the Tamil Nadu Cycling Association World Squash Federation Tamil Nadu Squash Rackets Association and is the vice-president of the Tamil Nadu Olympic Association Justifiably so he was awarded the Olympic Order for outstanding contribution to the Olympic movement by the IOC president Thomas Bach Even the IOC has had its own house spring-cleaned regularly Ruben Acosta served24 years as president of the International Volleyball Federation but had to step down after being accused of corruption World Taekwondo Chief Kim Un-yong also had to resign from his post which he had held for three decades in 2004 He was convicted of embezzling funds from the World Taekwondo Federation In 2005 the IOC recommended his expulsion When Kim was convicted his lawyer defended Kim saying his actions and business conduct were rooted in South Korea’s dictatorship period of the 1970s and 1980s and it was unfair to judge him by present-day values What most of these Indian Olympic sport officials need to understand is that the nation — more specifically the fan — is losing belief While the sporting world hurtles past us administrators like Kalmadi frittered away time and with it valuable athletic talent It’s time for rejuvenation Fresh voices People who can keep self away and bring the nation forward Understand the geometrics that govern world sport India’s next lot of sporting talent needs a voice Not narcissistic wonders like Kalmadi Chautala and his ilk Hopefully that’s not an unrealistic New Year Wish to ask for By: Reuters | Madrid | Published: February 26 2017 11:33 pm Lionel Messi scored his league-leading 20th goal with a shot from close range after a pass by Luis Suarez Top News Lionel Messi came to Barcelona’s rescue for the second time in a week by snatching a late winner to give his side a barely deserved 2-1 win at Atletico Madrid on Sunday which provisionally took the champions top of La Liga Rafinha had put Luis Enrique’s side ahead against the run of play in the 63rd minute but Godin nodded in Koke’s free kick to level in the 70th and bring back memories of his title-clinching goal for Atletico at the Nou Camp in May 2014 For much of the game Barca looked to be suffering a lack of confidence from their 4-0 thrashing at Paris St Germain in the Champions League They made a timid start and had goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen to thank for impressive saves in either half Just as he had done the week before at Leganes however Messi grabbed all the points for his side producing an instinctive near-post finish in the 87th minute following a free kick Barca lead the standings on 54 points two ahead of Real Madrid and Sevilla although Zinedine Zidane’s side can recover top spot with a game in hand if they beat Villarreal later on Sunday For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Bharat Sundaresan | Updated: June 12 2017 10:02 am Hardik Pandya celebrates after dismissing Faf du Plessis during India’s Group B match against South Africa in London on Sunday India trounced South Africa by eight wickets AP photo Related News When AB de Villiers dives he does so like Superman on a world-saving mission defying both reason and gravity But on Sunday he couldn’t save his own world with that dive His kryptonite was MS Dhoni whose Spiderman-like reflexes off Hardik Pandya’s throw were so quick and stealthy that de Villiers was caught way short of his crease To be certain there was no scope for the tight single that culminated in de Villiers’s run out There was no need either South Africa were ambling at 140/2 when de Villiers had this sudden rush of blood He had called for the run despite having seen Faf du Plessis push the ball firmly enough for Hardik Pandya to hardly move at point Maybe du Plessis could have yelled out a firm “no” but he might have trusted the skipper’s discretion and hence reciprocated It was the first of the two mindless run outs which happened in the space of five balls that symbolised South Africa’s edginess at the Oval And India’s sharpness and urgency Shortly after de Villiers’s exit du Plessis’s own judgment creaked This one was more dubious bordering on the farcical Outside-edging the ball to short thirdman du Plessis set off then paused and then set off again before turning and running back to his crease without realising Miller was just inches behind him The photo-finish frame of both batsmen stretching the sinews to make the crease would be the butt of much ridicule but there wasn’t a more obvious sign of South Africa’s inexplicable desperation Put in to bat this is exactly where they didn’t want to be with the 30th over around the corner But it was as much as a case of them shooting themselves on the foot as India not letting them off the hook For even after their dismissals they had a fearsome middle to lower order in tow But like they seem to do quite often these days Virat Kohli’s team once more found a way to get the better of a challenging situation It’s the greatest strength of their team to make things happen nearly out of nothing Sluggish pitch The Oval pitch was flat even if a little sluggish And the South African openers even the usually aggressive Quinton de Kock started tentatively It was a tricky scenario for Kohli With Umesh Yadav having been replaced by R Ashwin he now had to take a punt with using Jasprit Bumrah who he generally prefers using in the middle to late overs with the new-ball This was if anything an opening for the Proteas to put the Indians off early on But they couldn’t Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Bumrah never let them get away It’s not only as a team that India have begun overcoming conditions and scenarios The key to their recent success is how even their players have managed to do this at an individual level With no swing on offer you would have thought Kumar would be handicapped enough to be considered a liability That Yadav might have been the one to play ahead of him But Kumar was India’s best bowler against Sri Lanka despite the heavy defeat What he has done remarkably so far in the tournament is compromise on his primary strength and shorten his length slightly rather than obstinately stick to bowling fuller in search of movement It meant de Kock was never allowed the opportunity to connect whenever he tried to swing across the line Instead the left-hander who’s been India’s scourge on multiple occasions was made to change his game and play more sedately For someone who likes to dominate from the start he crossed 50 only in the 24th over with just four boundaries — the slowest of his career By then the Indian spinners paired together for the first time in the tournament had put a stranglehold of their own His attempt to break the shackles off Ravindra Jadeja with a very predetermined sweep only saw him bowled Amla’s plight was the same as both Kumar and Bumrah neither offered him width — except on a couple of occasions — nor did they drift anywhere close to his pads They kept pegging away on a length and Amla too ended up getting stuck And he was the first to succumb in expected fashion too trying to cut a ball that was too close to him After the first 10 overs South Africa had crawled to 35/0 They had all their wickets intact and the Indians had done well by not going for wickets on a pitch that wasn’t designed for doing so What they did right was squeeze them out The run-outs were just an inevitable outcome in the face of the relentless pressure that the Indians had kept on them The sign of a dominant team is not just in putting the shackles on the opposition but to move in for the kill Once de Villiers and Miller were gone and the panic had set in the Indians swooped in and finished them off India were never going to be stretched in making 192 and they finished the game off clinically with Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan scoring chanceless 70s before Yuvraj Singh smashed a massive six over deep mid-wicket to set up a semifinal clash against Bangladesh at Edgbaston For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: May 14 2016 11:35 am Jackky Bhagnani will be hosting former Swedish House Mafia member Steve Angello at his residence Related News Actor-turned-producer Jackky Bhagnani who will be hosting former Swedish House Mafia member Steve Angello at his residence here says he is keen to explore an opportunity to integrate the EDM artiste’s music music in his next venture “Steve is a huge fan of Bollywood and I intend to make sure he has a phenomenal time when he’s in India I’m also exploring the opportunity of integrating his music in my next venture since he’s very keen to produce something homegrown” the “Welcome to Karachi” actor said in a statement Read More “I think every top EDM producer is looking to India for the crossover and I’d love to make it happen I might also like to take a few tips on DJing from Steve Who knows I might just get onto stage and DJ a little And guess what maybe I’ll teach him a few words in Hindi and get him to watch ‘Sarbjit’” Bhagnani added The actor has turned producer with “Sarbjit” a hard-hitting movie directed by Omung Kumar and starring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Randeep Hooda and Richa Chadha Entertainment Videos by Indian Express For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | London | Published: January 20 2017 7:26 pm Aitor Karanka has been accused by fans and pundits of being tactically rigid?000 on him. in which the CISF was adjudged the best, was not immediately known. Concern over misuse of antibiotics has led the Indian Council of Medical Research to plan a surveillance network across the country and B J Medical College is among key participants. I ran to the hospital to find that my daughter was dead. A senior police officer said: The riot-like situation triggered when we tried to rescue Mohammad Shamin from the mob We had to call in more force after the situation went out of control More and more people started to join the mob Many sustained minor injuries due to stone pelting?

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