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101-yr-old Sikh-Briton Marathoner Fauja Singh Named OlympicTorch Bearer For London NEWS REPORTS
Fauja Singh, who completed the London marathon last month at the age of 101 and beat his own record, will carry the flame through the London Borough of Newham on July 21.
The Milkha Way by NISHITA JHA
“He would ask me to dial the number of any chief minister to set up a sporting camp in their state. All I had to say was Milkha Singh is on the line,” says his assistant.
The Flying Sikh:
A Jog Down Memory Lane
by A. JOSEPH ANTONY
Milkha Singh's agonisingly close shy at Olympic glory in Rome, 1960, brought his countrymen the belief ‘we can' and the gold, nearly half a century later, through his Sikh compatriot, Abhinav Bindra.
101 And Running Strong
As he turned a memorable 101-years-old on Sunday, April 1, he was busy preparing for his next event - the London Marathon - on April 22.
22-Yr Old Sikh-Punjabi Mountaineer Aims For Mt. Everest by NEHA MIGLANI
Jagwinder Kaur is the only mountaineer in the world to have climbed 19,700 ft high Mt. Thelu through the newest route ever, which she is credited with finding.
A Handful of Sardars Help Resuscitate Indian Hockey by M.S. UNNIKRISHNAN
Sandeep Singh had a success rate of 80 per cent with penalty corners, to tote up 16 goals out of India’s total tally of 44 goals, to emerge as the biggest scorer...
The First Family of Cricket: The A.G. Singhs of Chennai-Madras by NIKITA BASTIAN
“My dad took 11 wickets in that game and it finished in one day instead of the stipulated duration of three days [Madras won by an innings and 23 runs.] ..."
The Lion Hearts:
Sikhs Defeat British Team to Win Saragarhi Polo Cup
by AJEYO BASU
The Saragarhi Polo Challenge Cup commemorates the bravery of 21 Sikh soldiers who fought to defend their post to the last man against 10,000 Afghan tribesmen a century ago.
Gatka Morphs Into Extreme Sport by MARGHERITA STANCATI & JOSH CHIN
On YouTube, it now has close to four million views. But the seven-minute video, edited from a televised talent show performance, is not for the faint of heart.
Sikh Athletes, Spectators Wearing Kirpans Welcomed to London 2012 Olympics by ALAN BALDWIN
Any Sikh who is fully observant of the Five Kakaars of the Khalsa discipline will have no difficulty in attending the Games.