Tokyo Olympics 2020 organisers have 'cast-iron determination' to stage Games in 2021, says Sebastian Coe
"The future is uncertain but let me give you a slightly more optimistic message. I recently visited Tokyo... there I saw a cast-iron determination to stage the Olympics," Sebastian Coe said at AFI's AGM.
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.
World Athletics vice-president Geoff Gardner says ‘finding new ways of presenting events’ critical to success of sport
World Athletics vice-president Gardner was speaking on the concluding day of the two-day online seminar for announcers and event presentation managers in the modern era.
Indian mixed relay team’s 2018 Asian Games silver upgraded to gold after Bahrain’s Kemi Adekoya fails dope test
Bahrain, which had topped the 4x400 mixed relay final, was disqualified after Kemi Adekoya was handed a four-year ban by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) for failing a dope test.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sprinter Hima Das not worried about qualification, focused on regaining fitness after injury
Hima, the reigning junior world champion in 400m, is yet to qualify for the postponed Tokyo Olympics and the international season has been suspended till 30 November due to the global health crisis
Every sport probably has several Sachin Tendulkars, but they need the right platform, says Indian athletics chief Adille Sumariwalla
Athletics Federation of India (AFI) president Adille Sumariwalla on Wednesday said that every sports discipline in the country has athletes who can be compared with Sachin Tendulkar but they need right platform to showcase their talent.
Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra was on Saturday recommended for the coveted Khel Ratna Award by the committee constituted by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) for the third time in a row.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Track and field athletes to commence outdoor training from Monday with initial focus on fitness regimen
Track and field athletes will return to outdoor training on Monday after two months of being confined to their rooms due to the coronavirus-forced lockdown but the early focus will be entirely on their fitness regimens to avoid injury.
Coronavirus Outbreak: No Indian athletes to take part in international events this year, says AFI President Adille Sumariwalla
Earlier this month, the AFI prepared a tentative calendar for this year starting with the Indian Grand Prix on 12 September and squeezing in three national champions in a period of less than two months
Sports ministry wants to take time to decide on resumption of outdoor training for track and field athletes, says AFI president
Taking stock of the situation during a virtual meeting, Rijiju interacted with top track and field athletes, including javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra and sprinter Hima Das.
AFI prepares tentative schedule with events starting in September, tenure of office-bearers extended
The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on Saturday decided to tentatively start the 2020 season's competitions in September provided the health crisis, triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic is settled by then.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Narinder Batra says he’ll continue to push for outdoor training of athletes during lockdown
Indian Olympic Association president Narinder Batra on Saturday said he will again request the government to allow national campers to undergo outdoor training inside the country's major sports centres during the coronavirus-forced lockdown.
AFI urges athletes to stay mentally strong during lockdown, take advantage of extra time ahead of Tokyo Olympics
The Olympics, originally scheduled for July-August, has been postponed to next year in the wake of the fast-spreading COVID-19 pandemic
Coronavirus Outbreak: National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championship postponed as AFI seeks to revamp event calendar
The AFI said that a new competition calendar, as well as fresh training programmes for national campers, will be prepared by the Planning Committee after discussions with coaches and foreign experts
Coronavirus pandemic forces AFI to allow participation of only athletes part of national camps in first edition of Indian Grand Prix
The AFI on Monday had said that the first two competitions of the Indian Grand Prix (IGP) series will be held without any spectators and all the athletes coming from outside will be allowed to enter the NS-NIS campus after a medical check-up by AFI/SAI medical team at the SAI NS-NIS gate.
Coronavirus pandemic: First two competitions of Indian Grand Prix series to be held without spectators, says Athletics Federation of India
The AFI also said that all the athletes coming from outside will be allowed to enter the NS-NIS campus only after a medical check-up by AFI/SAI medical team at the SAI NS-NIS gate
Kambala racer Srinivas Gowda's trial date yet to be fixed, to be given time for acclimatisation, say SAI sources
The actual date of trial for kambala racer Srinivas Gowda, who has been called for an assessment at the SAI Center Bengaluru, is yet to be decided as he will be given time for acclimatisation.
Unheralded Bhawna Jat qualified for the Tokyo Olympics in the 20km race walk event after pulling off a shock win with a national record time at the National Championships on Saturday.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Neeraj Chopra, Dutee Chand among athletes included in AFI's list of national campers
Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, quarter-miler Hima Das and sprinter Dutee Chand figured among the list of national campers named by the Athletics Federation of India for the period up to the Tokyo Olympics next year.
AFI president Adille Sumariwalla was on Wednesday re-elected as the member of the IAAF Council for a second four-year term during the 52nd Congress of the sport's world governing body at Doha.