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International Triathlon Union

18 Feb 18

The International Triathlon Union (ITU) is the world governing body for the Olympic sport of Triathlon and all related Multi- sport disciplines: Duathlon, Aquathlon and Winter Triathlon. ITU was founded in 1989 at the first ITU Congress in Avignon, France.

The ITU presently has 169 affiliated National Federations around the world. It is headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland. The ITU is the one of the most influential organisation in the sport of triathlon. It sanctions the ITU World Triathlon Series and the ITU Triathlon World Cup. It also sanctions and organizes official Aquathlon (swim-run), Duathlon (run-bike-run) and Winter triathlon championships. It is the youngest International Federation in the Olympics. The ITU is committed to supporting the development of the sport worldwide through strong relationships with Continental and National Federations. The ITU is structured into 5 continental regions. It is through these continental regions that the national federations i.e. the governing body of triathlon in each country, are affiliated to the ITU. These are namely: Africa: African Triathlon Union (ATU) – 10 national federations; America: Pan American Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) – 36 national federations; Asia: Asian Triathlon Confederation (ASTC) – 22 national federations; Europe: European Triathlon Union (ETU) – 43 national federations; Oceania: Oceania Triathlon Union (OTU) – 8 national federations. World Championship events organised by the ITU are as follows: ITU World Triathlon Series; ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships; ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships; ITU Triathlon World Cup Series; ITU Aquathlon World Championships; ITU Duathlon World Championships; ITU Winter Triathlon World Championships; ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships.

By: Anuja Arora

Content: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Triathlon_Union

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Pittu - A Soulful Game

17 Feb 18

India is a country of rich cultural heritage and playing games is very much inculcated in our blood. Even our Gods and Goddesses or Kings and Queens have been playing various games from time immemorial. Be it the game of pachissi or the shatranj, ludo or carrom, our children of the new digital India seems to have forgotten playing games.

Children these days mostly play digital games and even if they do so, our traditional games seem to taken a backseat. Nobody talks about the ever-loving game of gilli-danda, chuppan chupai, hopscotch or stapu, carrom and the list goes on. Today let's talk about our very own desi and traditional game, Pittu. I am sure, we all must have played pittu sometimes in our childhood. Pittu is a traditional South-Asian game played by two teams. It's a very simple game with unlimited fun and unlike other games, it hardly requires any materials. Just a tennis ball or any other ball is all that is required here. It can be played by any number of players and all are divided in a team of two. A tower of seven stones is built by the players and the aim is to break the tower and rebuild it before the opponent team hits you. Which team will start the game is decided by a toss of coins. As such, there is no stringent rules to play it. Each player gets three chances to hit the tower and if he fails to do so, another player from the same team takes the chance.

By: Tulika Dey

Content: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pittu_Garam

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C'mon India -- Keep Playing

08 Feb 18

The ambitious initiative to boost sports in India and prepare our young players through 'Khelo India' finally came to an end with a bang.

Haryana rules the topmost position with 38 golds followed by Maharashtra and Delhi with 35 and 25. Karnataka, Manipur and Uttar Pradesh outshines the other states.

Both boys and girls in Kerala wins gold in basketball. Haryana girls wins over Jharkhand in hockey. Manipur grabbed the 5th position.

Punjab boys dominated the judo sphere while in the girls section, Gujrat, Manipur and Haryana had one gold each.

Applauds to those who won the matches but those who couldn't, don't be disheartened. It's just a game. Come out and play and need not worry when you play. The Khelo India initiative is sure to ignite millions of young hidden treasures to come out and play, besides encouraging the winners for making it in the bigger events.

When we play any game, we are completely engrossed and our soul focus is on the games without any kind of distraction. Games makes us more focused and boost our moral to achieve any small or big goals in our life with full attention.

By: Tulika Dey

Content: https://schoolgames.kheloindia.gov.in/sports

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Sports Personalities comments on Khelo India

06 Feb 18

The initiative that govt has taken for games and school children ‘Khelo India’, the impact of these games will last for a longer time on Indian sports it was the common view of P T Usha, Bhaichung Bhutia, Vijender Singh. The former Indian football team captain Bhutia said that it’s important to meet children and encourage them to go out and play. Khelo India is the pyramid structure which last at grassroots level. This is a great encouragement for student to come up with new talents in the sports field in greater number. Vijender, Olympics medallist boxer said that this will benefits the country in the coming years. This step which is taken by Indian government will give a huge boost to India’s Olympics aspirations.

Deepa Malik, Rio Paralympics medallist said that now it’s time for this country to become a sporting nation. It will happen when talents will be noticed and natured at the initial point and with the healthy lifestyle also. Then surely India will become the sporting power house.

India has taken a great step and athletes are lucky that government has starting supporting at such young age said the former sprint queen Usha. Gymnast Dipa Karmakar said that this is an great opportunity for India to improve medals tally in the 2024 and 2028 Olympics. The selected children from the games should follow the proper schedule without worrying about the financial support. Then medals would definitely be won.

By: Srishti Sharma


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The Grand Opening of Khelo India School Games

05 Feb 18

Khelo India is the dream project of Prime Minister Mr. NarendraModi. It is an initiative taken by Government of India for development of sports in India, at all levels as a national programme. The games have started from January 31 and it will continue till February 8, 2018.

Prime Minister NarendraModi inaugurated the opening ceremony of that. On the opening day of the Khelo India School Games at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium J. Coleshiya of Tamil Nadu defeated Kerala’s Sandra Babu and achieved the gold medal. Sandra finished second with a jump of 12.27m in her second attempt. At first this mark was equalled by Coleshiya and then she overtook it by two centimeters to claim the gold. In the boys’ section of the event C. Praveen who is also from Kerala, won the game with a clear jump of 15.22 meters. SachinGujjar from Uttar Pradesh got the second place. Praveen performed better than Sachin in all his attempts. Anu Kumar of Uttarakhand became the first gold medalist of Khelo India, by winning the boys 1500m race in four minutes, 4.77 seconds. In a setback Gujarat’s KarthiriyaShraddha was initially named the winner in the girls’ section but was later declared to have participated as a pacer. Therefore she did not qualify for the winner’s spot. After that Kerala’s Chantini C was declared as the winner. With that, the games have started and it is expected to witness amazing sport in its true spirit in coming days.

By: Anita Aishvarya

Content: http://www.thehindu.com/sport/other-sports/khelo-india-coleshiya-claims-jump-gold/article22612839.ece

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