Abahani, Army face off in V-Day hockey final

December 22, 2013

Abahani Limited will face Bangladesh Army in the final of the Walton Victory Day Hockey Competition after thrashing their respective semi-final opponents Azad Sporting Club and Usha Krira Chakra at the Maulana Bhasani National Hockey Stadium on Saturday. Abahani beat Azad Sporting Club 6-0 in the first semi-final, thanks to a brace from Sheikh Mohammad Nannu and one goal apiece from Read more

BOA still to begin training camp

December 21, 2013

Despite US$100,000 in its coffers, the Bangladesh Olympic Association was still unable to start the proposed training camp for 26 athletes from four different disciplines let alone giving out a date.
Earlier in the first week of October, 26 athletes were chosen for a special training programme but the athletes are still in the dark over the beginning date of the camp Read more

Shooting provides best Olympic hope

December 20, 2013

Shooting provides best Olympic hope
In a male-dominated society like Bangladesh women face struggles in every walk of life, and sports is no exception. Religious barriers and a lack of support from family have forced women to take a backseat for years in the sporting field. Yet they have still found some outstanding successes in some games, which can be an inspiration for thousand others. In this daily series, Read more

Veteran sports organiser Golam Rasul Molla dies

December 20, 2013

Former Bangladesh Olympic Association general secretary Golam Rasul Molla breathed his last at a city hospital in the early hours of Thursday. He was 68. A renowned sports organiser, Professor Golam Rasul Molla left behind his wife, two sons, a daughter and a host of relatives and friends to mourn his death.
Molla, also a former vice-president of the Bangladesh Read more

MSC election postponed sine die

December 20, 2013

The elections to the board directors of Mohammedan Sporting Club Limited, previously scheduled for December 29, have been postponed for an indefinite period due to the current political situation of the country. The decision was made at an emergency meeting of the club’s current directors on Thursday.
Earlier on Tuesday, it was announced that the Read more

MSC election on Dec 29

December 18, 2013

The Mohammedan Sporting Club Limited election will be held on December 29, the club announced on Tuesday.
A total of 210 club members are expected to cast their votes to elect a president and 16 directors, who will run the club-turned-limited-company for a two-year period.
A schedule was announced for the election, Read more

Swimming: a case of unfulfilled promise

December 12, 2013

Bangladesh Swimming Federation general secretary Rafiz Uddin has failed to live upto his promise after taking charge of the executive committee in February this year.
Upon taking charge, Rafiz claimed that his first priority will be to set up a talent-hunt programme in the grass-root level. Rafiz also pledged to organise an Read more

Walker lifts Bobcats past Warriors

December 11, 2013

Kemba Walker scored 27 of his 31 points in the second half as the Charlotte Bobcats overcame Stephen Curry’s 43 points to beat the Golden State Warriors 115-111 on Monday night.
Gerald Henderson had 24 points and Josh McRoberts had 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Bobcats, who won their second straight game. The Sacramento Read more

Bolt, Fraser-Pryce crowned top athletes

December 11, 2013

Jamaica’s double World Championships sprint gold medalists Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce were on Monday named the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association’s male and female athletes of 2013. Bolt, who was absent due to sponsorship commitments off the island, and Fraser-Pryce, retained the titles they won last year. Bolt won the 100 metre-200 metre double at the Read more

Krishnan, Pai Hsiao claim singles title

December 8, 2013

Malaysian shuttler Yogendran Krishnan and Pai Hsiao Ma of Chinese Taipei clinched the men’s and women’s singles crown respectively in the Yonex-Sunrise Bangladesh Open International Badminton Challenge at Mirpur on Saturday. The final day of the tournament saw Krishnan win the men’s singles title after beating Chinese Taipei’s Hsu Jen Hao in the title-deciding match by 23-21, 21-14 points. Read more

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