Women make it lively in a dull year

December 31, 2021

The incredible cheers that exploded at the Kamalapur stadium after Anai Mogini’s long-ranger beat India goalkeeper, it just represents the desire to be proud of sporting excellence the sports-crazy nation.
The fans’ longing was fulfilled when they witnessed the young girls make laps around the Birshreshtha Shaheed Mostafa Kamal Stadium with the national flag after retaining the Read more

Financial incentives boost local hockey

September 3, 2021

The Tk one crore incentive of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to the hockey clubs has played a major role in setting the stage ready for Premier Division Hockey League after a long three-year hiatus as Bangladesh Hockey Federation yesterday decided to disburse Tk 96 lakh among 12 participating teams under three categories.
Top three finishers of last edition of premier hockey league Read more

Polish Olympian Maria Andrejczyk auctions silver medal to save sick infant’s life

August 18, 2021

Not even a fortnight since winning a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics Polish javelin thrower Maria Andrejczyk auctioned off her Tokyo silver medal for $125,000 in order to save the life of an infant in her native Poland who is in need of heart surgery.
The silver medal was the first Olympic medal for Read more

Sprinter Sumaiya leaves for Kenya

August 16, 2021

World Athletics U-20 C’ship
Sprinter Sumaiya leaves for Kenya
Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan athlete Sumaiya Dewan on Sunday left for Nairobi, Kenya, to take part in the women’s 100 metre sprint event of the 2021 World Athletics U-20 Championships, scheduled to be held from August 17 to 22.
Sumaiya is scheduled to compete in the heats on Read more

Messi named world’s most marketable athlete

September 29, 2020

Barcelona star Lionel Messi has been named the world’s most marketable sportsman in 2020, topping the Nielsen SportsPro 2020 list of the top 50 athletes.
Messi, 33, comes in ahead of Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo, with Neymar, Mohamed Salah and Paolo Dybala the other footballers to make the Read more

Archers create history

December 10, 2019

Sweep all 10 gold medals
Bangladesh’s archers swept all 10 gold medals of the 13th South Asian Games, cruising to the title in the four events decided yesterday and in doing so, set a few individual and collective records in Pokhara.
Bangladesh had won all six team gold medals in recurve and compound archery on Sunday, and followed that up with four gold medals yesterday, thanks to gold from Ruman Sana in men’s Read more

Archer, who drops cricket ball for bow, rewarded

December 10, 2019

Suma Bishwas does not have any more regret for quitting kho kho and cricket to pursue a career in archery after she won a shock gold medal in the 13th South Asian Games in Pokhara, Nepal on Monday.
Suma joined 11 other archery players to help Bangladesh complete an unprecedented perfect-10 when she won gold medal in women’s individual compound event rather surprisingly Read more

Golden girl Shila back in pool

March 13, 2019

Mahfuza Khatun Shila, who won two gold medals in SA Games 2016 and left the previous national meet in 2016 injured, clinched gold on her comeback in the 29th National Swimming, Diving and Water polo Competition on Tuesday.
Shila clocked 01:19:60 in the 100m breaststroke at the Syed Nazrul Islam Swimming Complex on Read more

BOA unveils Youth Games logo

October 30, 2017

The Bangladesh Olympic Association unveiled the logo and mascot of the maiden Bangladesh Youth Games 2018 in a colourful ceremony at the Kurmitola Golf Club on Sunday.
The meet is scheduled to get underway on December 18 across the country.
The logo contained a torch carried by an athlete while Read more

Shooters denied permission for Aussie meet

October 28, 2017

The Bangladesh Shooting Sports Federation was forced to cancel national team’s Australia tour for Commonwealth and Oceania Shooting Federation Championships as the local authorities refused to allow them carrying weapons, officials said on Friday. The competition is scheduled from October 30 to November 7 in Gold Coast, the host city of next year’s 21st edition of Read more

English-born Junaina rules the pool

October 24, 2017

English-born Bangladeshi swimmer Junaina Ahmed continued her supremacy in the pool when she won five more gold medals on the second day of the 32nd National Age-group Swimming Championship at Mirpur on Monday. Junaina, who is representing Gopalganj Swimming Club in the championship, won gold medals in 100m and 400m freestyle and 200m individual medley Read more

BSPA awards defender Shitul

October 23, 2017

Bangladesh Sports Press Association on Sunday awarded defender Farhad Ahmed Shitul as the best Bangladeshi player in the 10th Men’s Asia Cup Hockey for his consistent show in sixth place finish for the home side. BSPA president Mostafa Mamun handed over the award to Shitul during the third-place deciding match between Pakistan and South Korea while Asian Hockey Federation Read more

India overpower Paks en route to final

October 22, 2017

India secured the berth in the 10th edition of Men’s Asia Cup hockey final after a comprehensive 4-0 win over arch-rivals Pakistan in their last Super-Four match at the Maulana Bhasani National Hockey Stadium on Saturday. This was their second win over Pakistan in the tournament after they crushed the bitter foes 3-0 in the group phase. The win ensured India’s eight Asia Cup Read more

Japan loss leaves hosts content with 6th place

October 21, 2017

Bangladesh had to remain content with a sixth-place finish in the 10th Men’s Asia Cup Hockey after suffering a 0-4 defeat against Japan in the fifth-position deciding match at the Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium on Friday. Bangladesh had to play the match in less than 24-hour after their fifth-sixth position play-off match against China, where the home side Read more

Korea join Malaysia in Super-Four

October 17, 2017

Title aspirants Malaysia kept their hundred per cent winning record in the 10th Men’s Asia Cup Hockey when they beat Oman 7-1 in their final Pool B match at the Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium on Monday.
Defending champions South Korea joined them Super-Four from the group thrashing China 4-1 in the day’s second match under floodlights at the same venue. Read more

B’desh’s last chance for redemption

October 15, 2017

After two heavy defeats against giants India and Pakistan, Bangladesh will get their last chance for redemption in the Asia Cup hockey when they will face Japan in their final Pool A match today.
The match will kick-off at 3:00 pm at the Moulana Bhasani National Hockey Stadium.
Pakistan and India both netted seven goals each agains Read more

Clueless hosts suffer another big defeat

October 14, 2017

After a 7-0 drubbing against Pakistan in their opening match, Bangladesh displayed another poor show in the Asia Cup Hockey to suffer a defeat by an identical margin, this time at the hands India, in Dhaka on Friday.
In the other Pool A match at the Moulana Bhasani National Stadium, Japan held Pakistan for a 2-2 draw.
India, the top-ranked side in the tournament and two-time Read more

Hosts suffer before crunch game

October 13, 2017

Bangladesh national hockey team, still smarting from 0-7 defeat in their Asia Cup opening match against Pakistan, left the ground without any training on Thursday ahead of another crunch game against India.
The hosts would face India in their second match today, but the charges of coach Mahbub Harun had to remain satisfied with simple stretching before their toughest Read more

Hosts ready for mighty Pakistan

October 11, 2017

The curtain on the 10th Men’s Asia Cup Hockey rises today with hosts Bangladesh facing mighty Pakistan in the second match of the day under the newly-installed floodlights at the Maulana Bhasani National Hockey Stadium. The match will kick-off at 5:30pm after the opening encounter between India and Japan, which will start at 3:00pm. STAR SPORTS 2 will live telecast Read more

All set for Asia Cup hockey

October 10, 2017

All eight participating teams of the 10th Men’s Asia Cup Hockey hoped to produce their best in the tournament, which is scheduled to get underway at the Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium on Wednesday. Eight teams split into two pools will play in the group stage to settle their rankings for the place-deciding matches. XHosts Bangladesh were drawn in Pool Read more

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