Defeat in Olympics By Mushtaq Ahmed Subhani
This is no news that Pakistan on Tuesday conceded a humiliating
7-0 defeat from Australia, who shattered the hopes for
a semifinal berth for the green-shirts. All the experts
have condemned Pakistan’s dismal performance ...
On collision course By Alam Zeb Safi
perfect storm is brewing in Pakistan’s sports fraternity.
The thorny issue before the Pakistan Sports Board (PSB)
is the implementation of the National Sports Policy 2005
in the light of the Supreme ... read
Pakistan has been taking part in the Olympic Games since 1948 --- just a year after its independnce. That Games were held in London where Pakistan sent 39 athletes to compete and since then it participated in every Summer Olympic Games, except in the 1980 Summer Olympics which were boycotted by many countries led by the .... read more
Beginning in 776 B.C., the Olympic Games were held in the Valley of Olympia in Greece - famous for its magnificent temples of the gods Zeus and Hera - as a religious festival dedicated to the Olympian Gods involving one event, a stade race held over 192 meters. Athletes in those days competed every Olympiad (a unit of time measuring four years). It was believed that the heroes and gods were the first to compete and considered competition a noble endeavor that combined a positive balance of the body, mind and soul. Some myths attribute the first Olympic Games to the mighty Hercules, who organized foot races and rewarded the victors with a wreath of wild olive leaves. The root of the word .... read more