Olympian Gurmeet Singh established himself at the top in the men’s 20km event on the opening day of the two-day National race walking championships at Patiala. HT reports.
Jamaican Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt was beaten in his first race of the 2013 season on Saturday, finishing third in a low-key 400 metre event in his hometown of Kingston.
Continuing with its efforts to cleanse the system, the sports ministry issued a show-cause notice to the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on Monday, asking the national sports federation (NSF) to explain its stand on certain issues related to the April polls, when the new office-bearers were elected for a term of four years, Navneet Singh reports.
Four 2004 Athens Olympic medallists, including Ukraine’s shot put champion Yuriy Bilonog, have been stripped of their medals after re-tested samples from eight years ago were positive, the IOC said on Wednesday.
Usain Bolt has won the IAAF World Athlete of the Year award for the fourth time over United States hurdler Aries Merritt and Kenyan runner David Rudisha.
Conscious that he is not getting any younger, Usain Bolt will be focusing on pure speed next year after retaining his Olympic 100 and 200 meters titles in London.
India's heartening effort at the London Olympics has raised the sports ministry's hopes that the country will emerge as a sporting power by the 2020 Olympics, Saurabh Duggal reports.
I had a good feeling going into this year's Delhi Half Marathon — my annual effort to push a middle-aged body beyond its comfort zone.
The field was excellent in the elite men's group, there were at least 10 sub-60 runners, and there were huge expectations. Experts were hoping for a blistering run; one which would shatter the record of 59:15.
Braving hot and humid conditions, Kenya's Edwin Kipyego emerged victorious in the men's elite category, while Ethiopia's Yimer Wude won the women's title of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon, here today.
Kavita Raut, the country's leading woman distance runner, isn't addicted to road racing. She is more at home on the track. Nonetheless, whenever opportunity rises, even if the distance is 21km - the longest track race she runs is 10,000m, she performs with enthusiasm.
The South Municipal Corporation on Monday offered tax exemption to silver-medalist Sushil Kumar on any one property in Delhi.
Railways lifted the overall trophy in the 52nd National Open Athletics Championships in Chennai on Thursday. Services finished runners-up, and the ONGC were third.
International high jumper Jithin C Thomas of Services set a new meet record while Olympian shot putter Om Prakash suffered defeat on the third day of the 52nd Open National athletics championships.
Girisha Hosanagara Nagarajegowda was accorded a warm welcome at the international airport in New Delhi on his arrival from the London Paralympic Games, where he won a silver in the Men's High Jump F42 event.