Sportstar is a fortnightly sports magazine published in India by the publishers of The Hindu. Its headquarters is in Chennai.

May 2018 edition's cover, of magazine
EditorAyon Sengupta
CategoriesSports magazine
Year founded1978; 42 years ago (1978)
Based inChennai

History and profileEdit

Sportstar was established in 1978.[1][2] The magazine covers of international sports, including the FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro and the Olympics. It covers sports in India, including coverage of cricket, the unofficial national sport of India. Additional coverage of sports includes football, tennis and Formula One Grand Prix.

From the 28 January 2006 issue, the magazine changed its name from The Sportstar to Sportstar and moved from magazine to tabloid format. In 2012 the magazine was redesigned.[3]

The new online avatar of Sportstar was launched on 26 October 2015 amidst much fanfare at the Madras Cricket Club.[4] The portal, a one-stop destination for multiple sports, offers the Indian audience a platform to follow their favourite sports and sporting personalities.


  1. ^ "Sportstar dons a vibrant new look". The Hindu. Chennai. 26 January 2006. Retrieved 25 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Sportstar relaunch in new format". The Hindu. 24 July 2012. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Ramanathan Krishnan launches new-look Sportstar". The Hindu. Chennai. 26 July 2012. Retrieved 25 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Sportstar's new digital version launched". The Hindu. 26 October 2015. Retrieved 27 July 2016.

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