(Last Updated on : 24/01/2009)
Sports in Kolkata
are very famous. The Kolkatans are not only hugely sports lover but are also very much passionate about their sports. Although kolkata is experienced in witnessing and loving almost all sorts of sports yet football has a special place in the hearts of the locals. Cricket
etc are also much popular sports in kolkata.
Kolkata has always been the powerhouse of Indian football. Under the British occupation, right from the time its induction to this sport. It is easy to explain how West Bengal emerged as a strong football playing state, following the strong tradition of football. Most of the top clubs originate from this state. The Calcutta Football League is conducted by the Indian Football Association.And an important Football event in Kolkata
is the Calcutta Football League (CFL).
Calcutta Football League is conducted by the Indian Football Association.And an important Football event in Kolkata is the Calcutta Football League (CFL).This CFL has a seven L Division. The another most popular and admired sport is cricket. Cricket is not just a mere sport. It`s an important social event also. Eden Gardens
is the oldest cricket ground.
Eden Gardens holds the distinction of being the largest cricketing facility. Yuva Bharati Krirangan & The Netaji Indoor Stadium is also much popular cricket ground. Yuva Bharati Krirangan, is a 122,000 - strong amphitheatre used for soccer matches.And the Netaji Indoor Stadium, adjacent to the Eden Gardens, is a 120,000 seater air-conditioned indoor stadium. Sourav Ganguly
will always remain the best ODI capt for making it to the final of 2003 world cup. Sourav has won a lot of tournaments. He is like the quintessential hero. Blessed with tremendous intelligence, he channelised it into everything. Sourav Ganguly had done the country proud with his stellar performances. Kolkata offers a variety of choices for golfers.
Calcutta Golf Club is the oldest golf course outside the British Isles. Golf a status symbol in urban India. Golf popularity of game has picked up with coming up of number of new clubs. . Calcutta Golf Club Founded in 1829. its present location at Tollygunge in 1910. . Intended exclusively for the use of gentlemen, ladies were very reluctantly admitted to the club in 1886. The Royal truly has a history that would be a treasure for the archives of the game of golf. Tennis Tournament normally held in the early season of winter. The Saturday Club Floodlit Hard Court Tennis Tournament is a major event in the annual tennis calendar in Kolkata. India`s leading tennis stars participating in this club seens one year.
The Club offers a very wide range of facilities that are useful to members. Club members are encouraged to use these facilities in their normal course of activities. The Calcutta Swimming Club is floating with events all round the year. This Club has been honoured with an overwhelming number of awards and accolades time and again. In the year 1974, Mr.D.Bowler , proposed a swimming competition. The TICCT have achieved the desired objective by improving the standard of swimming in the four clubs. A few of the children have gone on to participate in State and National level swimming competitions and have fared very well.
in Kolkata is one of the favored games of the city. From a young boy of 7 yrs to an elderly 70 years old man can play this game. The game is played as both recreational and competitive purpose. The game is mainly played between two players and it tests the power of framing strategy against each other. The growing spates of crimes is one of primary reasons that led to the popularity of the game of Karate in Kolkata. Especially women now enroll themselves in Karate Teaining Center. Many renowned city schools in kolkata have made learning Karate a compulsory thing. . Many also enroll in the Karate classes to shed a few kilos and have a slim trim figure.