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Stairway to Olympic success

Stairs, a Delhi-based NGO, is enabling young athletes to realise their sporting potential

Geetanjali Krishna 

It used to be a shady park in a seedy north Delhi neighbourhood, where men played cards during the day and peddled drugs by night. It took the building of a volleyball court to transform not just the park but also the entire community. Today, the park resonates with the sounds of boys playing extremely competitive volleyball. Next door, just across the Ring Road, boys from Majnu ka Tila are going crazy over a sport that few have heard of or played: sepak takraw, the national game of Malaysia. To call it volleyball played with the feet is doing the sport a grave injustice, for it is a ...

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Stairs, a Delhi-based NGO, is enabling young athletes to realise their sporting potential

It used to be a shady park in a seedy north Delhi neighbourhood, where men played cards during the day and peddled drugs by night. It took the building of a volleyball court to transform not just the park but also the entire community. Today, the park resonates with the sounds of boys playing extremely competitive volleyball. Next door, just across the Ring Road, boys from Majnu ka Tila are going crazy over a sport that few have heard of or played: sepak takraw, the national game of Malaysia. To call it volleyball played with the feet is doing the sport a grave injustice, for it is a ...

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