Monthly Archives: February 2009

Worshipping false gods

The problem here is not Phelps, but the golden pedestals we build for him and other athletes simply because they swim fast, hit balls out of the park or bend free kicks into goal. By turning sports-people into super-heroes, we’ve set ourselves up for the fall. Continue reading

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A giant is no more

Those who have seen Finn Kobbero at his prime – and there are many in India, for he played a few Invitation tournaments in this country between the late 1950s and the 1960s – are unlikely to have forgotten the spectacle. Continue reading

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