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VP Sumariwalla claims to be appointed IOA president, secretary general dismisses it
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VP Sumariwalla claims to be appointed IOA president, secretary general dismisses it

Mehta said that VP Sumirawalla's claim was also against the IOA Constitution and the legal process of the country. Last month, the IOC had threatened to suspend the IOA if it failed to conduct its elections at the earliest.

AFI redesigns junior programme to include more more events, build on recent success in athletics
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AFI redesigns junior programme to include more more events, build on recent success in athletics

At its two-day executive council meeting Jaipur, the Athletics Federation of India resolved to support juniors in events like 400m, javelin throw, long jump, triple jump and race walking.

World Athletics U20 Championships: Bronze at last after years of expectations from 4x400m relay teams at marquee events
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World Athletics U20 Championships: Bronze at last after years of expectations from 4x400m relay teams at marquee events

Two runners running their third race of the day. One runner carrying an ankle injury that necessitated doctors asking him to pull out of the Worlds. One runner running for vindication. Stories behind India's mixed 4x400m relay bronze at the U20 Worlds.

Neeraj Chopra’s gold at Tokyo 2020 removed huge mental block from Indian athletes’ psyche: AFI chief Adille Sumariwalla
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Neeraj Chopra’s gold at Tokyo 2020 removed huge mental block from Indian athletes’ psyche: AFI chief Adille Sumariwalla

Chopra's gold is also the second individual gold medal won by an Indian at the Olympics after Abhinav Bindra at Beijing in 2008.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: AFI chief Adille Sumariwalla lauds organisers for 'excellent and outstanding job' with athletics events
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: AFI chief Adille Sumariwalla lauds organisers for 'excellent and outstanding job' with athletics events

Sumariwalla said though these Games were "different" due to the strict restrictions in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the organisers have done everything under their command to stage a "fantastic" Olympics.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: We will take action if athletes do not perform well, says AFI president Adille Sumariwalla
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: We will take action if athletes do not perform well, says AFI president Adille Sumariwalla

AFI also decided against pulling out long jumper M Sreeshankar and 20km race walker KT Irfan from the Games despite a dip in their form.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Dutee Chand included in AFI's 26-member Indian athletics team for Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Dutee Chand included in AFI's 26-member Indian athletics team for Games

Dutee (women's 100m and 200m), MP Jabir (men's 400m hurdles), Gurpreet Singh (men's 50km race walk) and Annu Rani (women's javelin throw) have been assured of entries on the strength of their rankings.

Former Indian athletics coach Yuri Ogorodnik passes away aged 84 in Ukraine
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Former Indian athletics coach Yuri Ogorodnik passes away aged 84 in Ukraine

He was associated with Indian athletics for nearly two decades since the early 2000s, training the Indian athletes during his multiple stints.

Dutee Chand, Hima Das named in Indian women's 4x100m team for World Athletics Relays
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Dutee Chand, Hima Das named in Indian women's 4x100m team for World Athletics Relays

S Dhanalakshmi, who had beaten Dutee in the final of women's 100m sprint in the Federation Cup last month, was also named in the team, along with Archana Suseendran, Himashree Roy and AT Daneshwari.

PT Usha, Gurbachan Singh Randhawa to head AFI's senior and junior selection committees
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PT Usha, Gurbachan Singh Randhawa to head AFI's senior and junior selection committees

The senior selection committee, to be chaired by Randhawa, will have former chief coach Bahadur Singh, Bahadur Singh Saggu, Krishna Poonia, Jyotirmoyee Sikdar, Uday Prabhu, Praveen Jolly and Gopal Saini as other members.

World Athletics launch 'Global Conversation' initiative to plan course for following decade
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World Athletics launch 'Global Conversation' initiative to plan course for following decade

"Today, we are embarking on an unprecedented Global Conversation with all those who love our sport and want to have a say in its future," World Athletics president Sebastian Coe said in a release.

AFI chief Adille Sumariwalla laments assumption that two Tokyo 2020 hopefuls caught doping were track and field athletes
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AFI chief Adille Sumariwalla laments assumption that two Tokyo 2020 hopefuls caught doping were track and field athletes

Asked if it is a matter of concern that athletes are in doping net, ahead of the Olympics, AFI president Adille Sumariwalla did not give a direct answer.

Indian athletics coach Nikolai Snesarev found dead at NIS Patiala hostel room
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Indian athletics coach Nikolai Snesarev found dead at NIS Patiala hostel room

The cause of death of Nikolai Snesarev is yet to be determined. The Sports Authority of India doctor at the NIS declared him dead and the body has been referred to the government hospital for post-mortem.

Athletics Federation of India fumes at national campers taking leaves without permission
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Athletics Federation of India fumes at national campers taking leaves without permission

AFI president Adille Sumariwalla agreed with Bhanot and told Nair to take control of the national camp.

Adille Sumariwalla elected Athletics Federation of India chief for third term, Anju Bobby George senior VP
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Adille Sumariwalla elected Athletics Federation of India chief for third term, Anju Bobby George senior VP

For Sumariwalla, the coming four-year term (2020-2024) will be his last as AFI president as the National Sports Code of 2011 allows only three continuous terms as head of a national sports federation.

Athletics Federation of India warns athletes and coaches against use of banned drugs during COVID-19
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Athletics Federation of India warns athletes and coaches against use of banned drugs during COVID-19

AFI President Adille Sumariwalla raised the possibility of more athletes outside the national camp taking to banned drugs and laid a lot of blame on the district and state level coaches.

Adille Sumariwalla to be elected as AFI president for third term, Anju Bobby George to take charge as senior vice president
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Adille Sumariwalla to be elected as AFI president for third term, Anju Bobby George to take charge as senior vice president

Incumbent Adille Sumariwalla will be unanimously elected as Athletics Federation of India (AFI) president for a third term while former long jumper Anju Bobby George will be made the senior vice-president during its Annual General Body Meeting.

Athletics Federation of India cancels national championships in wake of COVID-19 pandemic
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Athletics Federation of India cancels national championships in wake of COVID-19 pandemic

The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) cancelled this year's national championships in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, virtually bringing the season to an end without any competition.

World Athletics' Sebastian Coe calls on sport to work towards attracting younger audiences
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World Athletics' Sebastian Coe calls on sport to work towards attracting younger audiences

Opening an online seminar, Coe underlined the importance of holding the attention of the audience in a complex entertainment landscape

Indian athletics chief coach Bahadur Singh steps down from role after 25-year stint
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Indian athletics chief coach Bahadur Singh steps down from role after 25-year stint

Singh, who ended his coaching career as one of India's longest-serving head coaches, took up the post in February 1995.