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Athletics coach Purushotham Rai dies a day before receiving Dronacharya award

By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 11:28 PM IST
Athletics coach Purushotham Rai died due to a cardiac arrest on Friday, a day before he was to receive the prestigious Dronacharya Award.
File image of Adille Sumariwalla.(Getty Images)
File image of Adille Sumariwalla.(Getty Images)

No September start to athletics due to Covid-19

New Delhi | By Navneet Singh
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2020 10:48 PM IST
The revised domestic athletics season will not start in September, said Adille Sumariwalla, president of the Athletics Federation of India (AFI).
Representational image(AP)
Representational image(AP)

Bahadur Singh exits from Indian athletics chief coach’s post after 25 years, AFI lauds him

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2020 04:34 PM IST
Singh, who ended his coaching career as one of India’s longest serving head coaches, took up the post in February 1995.
Athletes in action.(Bharat Bhushan/Hindustan Times)
Athletes in action.(Bharat Bhushan/Hindustan Times)

AFI to give certificates to technical officials online

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2020 09:46 PM IST
Nearly 1000 participants attended the AFI-South Asian Athletics Federation’s joint initiative held from April 25 to 30, which was touted as the world’s biggest online seminar of a single sport.
Gold medalist Neeraj Chopra of India.(REUTERS)
Gold medalist Neeraj Chopra of India.(REUTERS)

Neeraj Chopra recommended for Khel Ratna by AFI

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 11:06 PM IST
The 22-year-old Chopra is the only track and field athlete to be recommended by the AFI for the country’s highest sports award this year.
Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra is currently in Patiala(IANS)
Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra is currently in Patiala(IANS)

Post-lockdown, athletics, boxing draw up plans to resume training

New Delhi | By Navneet Singh/Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2020 10:45 PM IST
Athletes in SAI campuses must follow the sports ministry’s Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), maintain social distancing and can’t use the gym.
File image of Neeraj Chopra.(REUTERS)
File image of Neeraj Chopra.(REUTERS)

No Indian athlete to compete abroad this year: AFI chief Sumariwalla

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2020 08:48 PM IST
Earlier this month, the AFI prepared a tentative calendar for this year starting with the Indian Grand Prix on September 12 and squeezing in three national champions in a period of less than two months.
Representational image.(Fille)
Representational image.(Fille)

AFI plans to begin season in September, announces tentative calendar

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2020 08:33 PM IST
According to the tentative calendar, the season will start with the first Indian Grand Prix on September 12 while three senior national championships -- Open Nationals, Federation Cup and Inter-State -- will be squeezed in less than a two-month period starting September 20.
Representational image.(File)
Representational image.(File)

AFI seeks opinion of national coaches, foreign expert regarding conduct of Indian Grand Prix

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2020 10:08 PM IST
With two deaths and more than 80 positive cases being reported in the country so far, the competition committee of AFI held a meeting on Saturday to discuss the conduct of the tournament.
Representational image.(PTI)
Representational image.(PTI)

Coronavirus outbreak: AFI tells athletes to refrain from attending private or public functions

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2020 07:54 PM IST
In a meeting, the AFI’s committee also decided to carry out its own mandatory medical check-up for any athlete, coach or support staff joining the camp after a break.
A file photo of javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra.(REUTERS)
A file photo of javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra.(REUTERS)

Neeraj Chopra spears his way to Tokyo Games

New Delhi | By Navneet Singh
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2020 11:33 PM IST
The 22-year-old Indian, the first from the country to win a Commonwealth Games gold in javelin, missed the entire 2019 season due to an elbow injury on his throwing arm.
File image of Neeraj Chopra.(Getty/File)
File image of Neeraj Chopra.(Getty/File)

Neeraj Chopra not fit to participate in National Open Athletics Championships, says AFI chief

New Delhi | By Indo-Asian News Service
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2019 01:40 PM IST
Now it is reported that the 21-year-old has been asked to withdraw after his coaches felt he had not recovered sufficiently following an elbow surgery in May.
India's Avinash Sable in action.(REUTERS)
India's Avinash Sable in action.(REUTERS)

Toughened in Siachen, Avinash Sable passes stern test in Doha

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Navneet Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2019 07:40 AM IST
Army man Avinash Sable became the first Indian since 1952 to qualify for the Olympics in 3,000m steeplechase, at the World Championships in Doha on Friday.
File image of Hima Das.(Getty Images for IAAF)
File image of Hima Das.(Getty Images for IAAF)

Despite Hima Das’ absence, AFI hopes for good show by India in World Championships mixed 4x400m relay

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2019 08:37 PM IST
The top eight finishers in the relay events of the World Championships will automatically qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
File image of Hima Das.(Getty Images for IAAF)
File image of Hima Das.(Getty Images for IAAF)

Hima Das ruled out of World Championships 2019 due to back injury

Asian News International | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2019 02:04 PM IST
AFI selection committee on September 9 had named Das for the tournament to be held in Doha from September 27 to October 6.
Indian athlete Hima Das.(Getty Images for IAAF)
Indian athlete Hima Das.(Getty Images for IAAF)

Uncertainty over Hima Das’ inclusion in 4x400m relay team continues

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 11:44 PM IST
The AFI has till September 16 midnight to include Hima in the two relay teams in place of another runner but not after that
File image of Hima Das(Getty Images for IAAF)
File image of Hima Das(Getty Images for IAAF)

Hima named in relay team in 25-member World Championships squad

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2019 02:05 PM IST
With less than a year to go for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, the squad will carry the hopes of the track and field fans of the country.
Anjali Devi(HT Photo)
Anjali Devi(HT Photo)

The curious case of India’s fastest 400m runner Anjali Devi

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Sharad Deep
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 10:24 AM IST
Anjali Devi clocked 51.53 seconds to win 400m gold at Lucknow on Thursday
File photo of India's Neeraj Chopra.(PTI)
File photo of India's Neeraj Chopra.(PTI)

Neeraj Chopra considering World Championships participation after AFI says he has qualified

New Delhi | By PTI
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 11:45 PM IST
Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra on Thursday said he would consider participating in the World Championships later this year after it emerged that he has qualified for the showpiece event
Representational image.(AFI/Twitter)
Representational image.(AFI/Twitter)

AFI to crackdown on state officials on menace of overage athletes

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Navneet Singh
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2019 11:58 PM IST
The menace of overage athletes is fast overshadowing even doping cases, if numbers disclosed at the Athletics Federation of India’s AGM here on Friday are any indication
Dutee Chand’s next aim is to qualify for the World Championships in Doha, starting September 26. For that she has to achieve the qualifying mark of 11.24 seconds, a timing lower than her personal best(Matteo Ciambelli)
Dutee Chand’s next aim is to qualify for the World Championships in Doha, starting September 26. For that she has to achieve the qualifying mark of 11.24 seconds, a timing lower than her personal best(Matteo Ciambelli)

The resilience and heroism of Dutee Chand

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2019 08:24 PM IST
With her latest triumph, the athlete has once again displayed her fighting spirit
India's Gomathi Marimuthu celebrates after winning gold in the women's 800-meters final race.(AP)
India's Gomathi Marimuthu celebrates after winning gold in the women's 800-meters final race.(AP)

Asian Championships winner Gomathi Marimuthu in dope net

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Navneet Singh
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2019 06:21 PM IST
Following her positive test, the runner from Tamil Nadu has been provisionally suspended. If proved guilty, she will be stripped of her Doha gold and could face a four-year ban for a first steroid offence.
India's Neeraj Chopra competes in the final of the men's javelin throw athletics event during the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 27, 2018.(AFP)
India's Neeraj Chopra competes in the final of the men's javelin throw athletics event during the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 27, 2018.(AFP)

Neeraj Chopra recovering without complications: AFI president

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2019 10:26 PM IST
Neeraj Chopra was successfully operated by celebrated orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Dinshaw Pardiwala at the Kokilaben Dirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai on May 2.
A file photo of Hima Das.(Getty Images for IAAF)
A file photo of Hima Das.(Getty Images for IAAF)

Hima Das included in World Relays team despite pulling out of Asian Championships

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2019 10:07 PM IST
Hima dropped out midway through her 400m heats on April 21 at the Asian Championships due to lower back spasm and she was later ruled out of the women’s 4x400m relay and mixed 4x400m relay races.
File image of Manish Singh Rawat.(Twitter)
File image of Manish Singh Rawat.(Twitter)

India’s race walkers way behind as Tokyo qualification looms

New Delhi | By Navneet Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2018 12:02 PM IST
The contract of Russian expert Alexander Artsybashev, who had been overseeing the camp since 2011, expired in September and since then a former international, Harminder Singh, is overseeing training.
This image released by Disney shows a scene from Marvel Studios' Black Panther. The film is among the American Film Institute’s top 10 films of the year.(AP)
This image released by Disney shows a scene from Marvel Studios' Black Panther. The film is among the American Film Institute’s top 10 films of the year.(AP)

Black Panther, A Star is Born named among AFI’s best films of 2018. See full list

Reuters | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2018 10:56 AM IST
Marvel’s Black Panther, John Krasinski’s horror drama A Quiet Place and Bradley Cooper’s musical A Star is Born, have been named among the best films of 2018 by the American Film Institute.
At least seven top Indian athletes, including Olympian 400m runner Nirmala Sheoran, have been caught for doping this year.(AFP)
At least seven top Indian athletes, including Olympian 400m runner Nirmala Sheoran, have been caught for doping this year.(AFP)

IAAF puts India in ‘high doping risk’ club

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Navneet Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2018 12:42 PM IST
IAAF’s new anti-doping rules classify nations into three categories on doping risk and international success. Severe sanctions will be imposed on federations for spike in doping cases
Athletes compete in the final of the mixed 4x400m relay athletics event during the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta.(AFP)
Athletes compete in the final of the mixed 4x400m relay athletics event during the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta.(AFP)

Asian Games 2018: India lodge protest against Bahrain in 400m mixed relay, decision on Wednesday

Jakarta | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2018 10:56 PM IST
The protest has been admitted by the jury of appeals which will give a ruling at 11.30 am (Indian Standard Time) on Wednesday.
Neeraj Chopra won gold for India with a throw of 88.06m, which is a national record.(REUTERS)
Neeraj Chopra won gold for India with a throw of 88.06m, which is a national record.(REUTERS)

Asian Games 2018: Not surprised by Neeraj Chopra’s gold, says first coach Jai Choudhary

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Navneet Singh
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2018 10:47 PM IST
Lack of outdoor activity options in Khandra — a nondescript village around 30 minutes from Panipat (Haryana) — meant Surinder Chopra had no option but to push Neeraj Chopra into some kind of fitness regimen.
Naveen Dagar won the bronze in 3000m steeplechase at the 2014 Asian Games.(Twitter)
Naveen Dagar won the bronze in 3000m steeplechase at the 2014 Asian Games.(Twitter)

Indian steeplechase runner Naveen Dagar fails dope test ahead of Asian Games

New Delhi | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2018 12:31 PM IST
The Indian athletics contingent’s preparation for the upcoming Asian Games was dealt a severe blow after steeplechase runner Naveen Dagar tested positive for banned substance meldonium.
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