Category Archives: Sports

Two men became Hasan’s eyes as he ran 10k at Dubai Marathon, blind

By James Gibb

There are many things we take for granted when we lace up our shoes to run. Being able to feel the ground beneath our feet; being able to hear the gentle roll of the ocean or grind of the city; being able to smell the freshly cut summer grass; and being able to see the world in front of us. Think about that last one for a moment. Being able to actually see where you’re running. If you’ve ever tried running with your eyes closed or with a blindfold — even just for a few seconds — it feels impossible. Yet for many, loss of vision has been a challenge they’ve had to overcome, greater than any marathon.   

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Why I lined up at a shoe store in a mall at 7.30am

By Alvin R. Cabral

Michael Jordan is widely recognised as the greatest basketball player ever. His achievements — six NBA championships, five MVPs and a further list infinitely longer than those engraved on the sole of the Air Jordan X sneakers — make legends like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James look like mere mortals.

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Magnificent Mary packs a punch to spark a revolution

By Allan Jacob

A bout of anger or sadness has gripped me. I cannot fathom what it is and why I am being shackled by these emotions. I’d like to get into a contest to find out. A punch up would settle it — I mean like watching a boxing bout featuring World Champion Mary Kom who recently won her sixth title, a record she shares with Cuban Felix Savon, a former champion in the men’s event. Continue reading Magnificent Mary packs a punch to spark a revolution

With a stadium named after him, Sammy believes in a larger cause

By Rituraj Borkakoty

How many active cricketers can claim to have an international cricket stadium named after them? I asked Darren Sammy as the gangly West Indies all-rounder looked at me before his face broke into a beautiful smile. He knew that the only active cricketer in the world to have an international stadium named after him is not Virat Kohli.

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