News  /  Published 24.06.22

Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation pledges clean-up of both pools in Salt Lake

The bad news is that the civic body-run swimming pools will be shut yet again next week. The good news is that they authorities are promising this will be a thorough clean up drive which should preven...
By Snehal Sengupta, Brinda Sarkar in Salt Lake

Sports  /  Published 23.06.22

Son earns medal, father in a war

Elite swimmer Mykhailo Romanchuk doesn’t know if his father was able to see him winning a medal for Ukraine at the swimming World Championships. Romanchuk’s father is fighting in the east...
By AP via PTI in Budapest

Sports  /  Published 22.06.22

World swimming body got it wrong

FINA has largely banned trans women from female categories. But such policy is based on a flawed premise and risks marginalizing them, argues researcher and guest writer Blair Hamilton. FINA, the gov...
By Blair Hamilton

Sports  /  Published 20.06.22

Fina votes for new eligibility rule

World swimming’s governing body Fina on Sunday voted for new eligibility rules that restrict the participation of transgender athletes in elite women’s competitions. The policy is the stri...
By Reuters

News  /  Published 09.06.22

Police release standard operating procedure for Rabindra Sarobar rowing clubs

The city police on Wednesday issued a standard operating procedure (SOP) that rowing clubs in the Rabindra Sarobar complex will have to comply with to resume the aquatic sport. The police had earlier...
By Subhajoy Roy


News  /  Published 03.06.22

Repeated pool closures irk Salt Lake swimmers

The Bidhannagar Municipal Sports Complex swimming pool, opposite Mayukh Bhavan, had shut for the third time in two months, before it reopened on Wednesday. The pool in CJ Block had been shut last week...
By Snehal Sengupta in Salt Lake

News  /  Published 26.05.22

Fear over Rabindra Sarobar tragedy holds back budding rowers, families

The death of two students while rowing has cast a shadow on a popular summer time sport among school children, who are keen to wield the oars again but are held back by their fears or concerns of thei...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar, Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

News  /  Published 24.05.22

Kolkata schools to review safety checks in high-risk sporting activities

The death of two schoolboys while rowing in the Rabindra Sarobar on Saturday afternoon has made several schools review their systems and ensure stricter norms before allowing children to participate i...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

News  /  Published 23.05.22

Saturday rowing tragedy will haunt me for life, says Rabindra Sarobar coxswain

Subha Das, 20, was the coxswain, or simply cox, on the boat with four schoolboy rowers that capsized in the Rabindra Sarobar during Saturday’s Nor’wester, killing two of the teens. A cox ...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

News  /  Published 20.05.22

Another pumping station for New Town

Swimming pool manual The officials also took the opportunity to release a safety manual for swimming pools across New Town. This follows the death of an eight-year-old girl in the swimming pool of Mi...
By Showli Chakraborty in Salt Lake


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