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AFI's Indian Grand Prix 3 and 4 shifted from Madurai to Bhubaneswar
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AFI's Indian Grand Prix 3 and 4 shifted from Madurai to Bhubaneswar

The athletics federation took the call to change the venue of the Grand Prix meets was to provide better facilities for the athletes.

Federation Cup: M Sreeshankar, Hima Das among leading athletes in action; Kamalpreet misses out due to knee problem
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Federation Cup: M Sreeshankar, Hima Das among leading athletes in action; Kamalpreet misses out due to knee problem

More than 500 athletes, including 158 women, will vie for top honours in the five-day event, the season's first major domestic championships

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.

AFI sacks long jumper M Sreeshankar's coach S Murali after disappointing Tokyo Games
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AFI sacks long jumper M Sreeshankar's coach S Murali after disappointing Tokyo Games

At the end of its two-day executive council meeting here, the AFI also said a tournament similar to a national championship or a final tr ial will be held before the Olympics and the World Championships to select the teams for these events.

'Unhappy' AFI ends association with national chief javelin coach Uwe Hohn
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'Unhappy' AFI ends association with national chief javelin coach Uwe Hohn

The contract of the 59-year-old German, a former world record holder, was valid until the end of the Tokyo Olympics.

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.

Former Ivory Coast star striker Didier Drogba steps down as AFI vice-president, accuses body of 'inaction'
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Former Ivory Coast star striker Didier Drogba steps down as AFI vice-president, accuses body of 'inaction'

"I hereby announce I have decided to resign from my post as vice-president of the AFI and from its executive committee," the former Chelsea attacker said in an open letter to the media.

National Javelin Day to be celebrated by AFI every year to mark Neeraj Chopra's gold medal win
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National Javelin Day to be celebrated by AFI every year to mark Neeraj Chopra's gold medal win

The 23-year-old Chopra became only the second Indian to win an individual Olympic gold in Tokyo on Saturday when he clinched the yellow metal in javelin throw with a best effort of 87.58m.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Athletics coach Radhakrishnan Nair recalls backing Neeraj Chopra despite fifth-place finish in 2015 Nationals
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Athletics coach Radhakrishnan Nair recalls backing Neeraj Chopra despite fifth-place finish in 2015 Nationals

Recommending a fifth-place finisher for the national camp was unusual but Nair, an experienced World Athletics Level-5 coach, did that and it turned out to be a momentous call as Chopra scripted history.

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: 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.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: AFI conducts trials of quarter-milers at NIS Patiala to pick mixed, men's 4x400 relay teams
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: AFI conducts trials of quarter-milers at NIS Patiala to pick mixed, men's 4x400 relay teams

Along with 15 athletes in individual events, the two relay teams had also qualified for Olympics, but the AFI faced a tricky situation as the camper quarter-milers had a poor show during the recent National Inter-State Championships.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Veteran discus thrower Seema Punia seals Olympic quota in Nationals; Hima Das set to miss Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Veteran discus thrower Seema Punia seals Olympic quota in Nationals; Hima Das set to miss Games

The 37-year-old Punia, who had won a silver in the 2018 Commonwealth Games and a bronze in the 2018 Asian Games, breached the Olympic qualifying mark of 63.50m.

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.

AFI cancels athletics team's trip to Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan over 'quarantine rules', announces Indian Grand Prix 4 as alternative
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AFI cancels athletics team's trip to Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan over 'quarantine rules', announces Indian Grand Prix 4 as alternative

The decision to hold the fourth series of the Indian GP was taken after the AFI's efforts to send a 40-member team for competitions in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan could not achieve success due to "changed quarantine rules" in those countries.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Neeraj Chopra returns to international competitions after more than a year with trip to Europe
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Neeraj Chopra returns to international competitions after more than a year with trip to Europe

Chopra has not taken part in any international event after qualifying for the Tokyo Games in March last year in South Africa.

India likely to miss Olympic qualifier World Relays in Poland due to flight suspension
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India likely to miss Olympic qualifier World Relays in Poland due to flight suspension

The women's 4x100m and the men's 4x400m relay teams were to board a KLM flight to Amsterdam in the wee hours on Thursday but the Dutch government has suspended flights from India effective Monday evening.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Hima Das confident of India women's 4x100m relay team qualifying for Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Hima Das confident of India women's 4x100m relay team qualifying for Games

The top eight finishers in the World Relays on 1 and 2 May at Chorzow in Selisia will get automatic berths in the Tokyo Games, which is scheduled to begin on 23 July.

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.