“I’ve always loved Karate Kid!” – Newcastle star Saint-Maximin on headbands, Ronaldinho inspiration and board games

Alan Saint-Maxime is a Newcastle United legend on and off the pitch, and the enigmatic French winger is known for his signature headband and dreadlocks that signal a bit of a departure from the norm. The 25-year-old loves the role and has always been, with his players taking inspiration from some of the most fickle … Read more

India’s elite judokas stare at uncertain future, no camp at Commonwealth Games

India’s elite judo athletes preparing for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou are facing an uncertain future, an international judo player preparing for the 2022 Commonwealth Games said. “We don’t know anything about the national training camps or selection criteria for the Commonwealth Games or the Asian Games,” … Read more

Indian Judo Federation setback as Sports Ministry refuses to approve 2021-2022 national championships in April

The Sports Ministry has rejected a request from the Judo Federation of India (JFI) to hold the postponed 2021-2022 National Youth Championships until April 30 this year. The 2021-2022 national competition was originally scheduled to take place before March 31. New developments further expose the capabilities of JFI. Disapproval is also a major setback for … Read more