Chennai: As Sportstar celebrates its 40th year, The Hindu Group is relaunching its annual awards, which were presented for a decade starting in the mid-1990s. Sportstar Aces will have three categories — Popular Awards, Jury Awards and Nominated Awards.
Under Popular Awards, there are 10 categories — Sportsman of the Year and Sportswoman of the Year for Cricket, Racquet Sports, Track and Field, Other Team Sports and Other Individual Sports. The Jury Awards comprise Team of the Year, Coach of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award for Best Sportsperson, Best Young Athlete (Men and Women), Parathlete Sportsperson of the Year (Men and Women) and Best State for the Promotion of Sports. Nominated Awards comprise those for Best University and Best Corporate House for the Promotion of Sports.
“There are many untold stories of struggle, fierce dedication and selfless work behind each athlete’s success. We have always believed that it is our duty to highlight these stories. As we celebrate 40 years of Sportstar, we think it is the right time to constitute an annual award that will recognise and reward not just our athletes, but also the silent forces who work tirelessly — often behind the scenes — to produce champions,” says Ayon Sengupta, editor, Sportstar, “We want Sportstar Aces to be a platform where all the stakeholders of Indian sports will meet, ideate and find ways to further promote a sporting culture in India.”
Recipients of the Sportstar Awards in the past have been stars like Sachin Tendulkar, Viswanathan Anand, Leander Paes, Milkha Singh, Sourav Ganguly, Mohammad Azharuddin, Mahesh Bhupathi, Karnam Malleswari, P. Gopi Chand, Rahul Dravid, Pankaj Advani and more.
To know about the Sportstar Aces Awards and to cast your vote, visit https://sportstar.thehindu.com/aces-awards/
Admired and treasured for its invaluable editorial and pictorial content, Sportstar features extensive coverage and expert analysis of national and international sporting events as well as full-length features on all forms of sports.
Since its inception in 1978, The Hindu Group’s Sportstar has continued to set high standards in sports journalism. It is the most-read sports magazine in the country, with a young readership — 70 percent of readers are between the ages of 17 to 40.