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Coronavirus pandemic: First two competitions of Indian Grand Prix series to be held without spectators, says Athletics Federation of India
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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
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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.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Unheralded Bhawna Jat seals qualification for Games in 20km race walk event
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Unheralded Bhawna Jat seals qualification for Games in 20km race walk event

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
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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 re-elected as member of IAAF Council for second four-year term
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AFI president Adille Sumariwalla re-elected as member of IAAF Council for second four-year term

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.

World Athletics Championships 2019: Dutee Chand training at night to prepare for global meet in Doha
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World Athletics Championships 2019: Dutee Chand training at night to prepare for global meet in Doha

Dutee said that she has been training after 9 in the night as the races at Championships will be held at night and she wants her body to be prepared for that.

World Athletics Championships 2019: Archana Suseendran to take part in showpiece event after receiving late invite from IAAF
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World Athletics Championships 2019: Archana Suseendran to take part in showpiece event after receiving late invite from IAAF

After a review of the final entries, the world body, IAAF found that some of the qualified athletes would not be able to take part in the 27 September to 6 October showpiece event and sent out late invites.

World Athletics Championships 2019: AFI hopes for good show in mixed 4x400m relay without Hima Das; Anas not in individual 400m
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World Athletics Championships 2019: AFI hopes for good show in mixed 4x400m relay without Hima Das; Anas not in individual 400m

World junior champion Hima was on Wednesday ruled out of the showpiece event beginning on 27 September due to her persistent back injury in a setback to the Indian team which was putting a lot of hope in the newly introduced mixed 4x400m relay event.

World Athletics Championships 2019: Dutee Chand added to Indian team after AFI accepts IAAF's invite
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World Athletics Championships 2019: Dutee Chand added to Indian team after AFI accepts IAAF's invite

The Athletics Federation of India had on 9 September named a 25-member team for the (27 September- 6 October) World Championships while also approving World University Games 100m champion Dutee's name, pending an invite from the IAAF.

Athletics Federation of India to provide grants to 100 district associations to fuel growth of track and field events
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Athletics Federation of India to provide grants to 100 district associations to fuel growth of track and field events

The grant will also help the associations compete in the National Inter-District Junior Athletics Meet (NIDJAM) each year. AFI President Adille Sumariwalla said it would be a pilot project this year and the support would be extended to more districts in a couple of years

Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra may consider taking part in World C'ships in September after AFI confirms his qualification
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Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra may consider taking part in World C'ships in September after AFI confirms his qualification

An AFI source confirmed that Neeraj has qualified for the World Championships from the Services meet though a final decision on his participation will be taken later.

India must start winning medals in 'double digits' to ensure hosting 2032 Olympics, says IOA president Narinder Batra
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India must start winning medals in 'double digits' to ensure hosting 2032 Olympics, says IOA president Narinder Batra

Batra also informed that a five-a-side international hockey tournament is likely to be held in Agra later this year.

AFI says state association secretary to be suspended if more than two athletes are found over-age in national event
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AFI says state association secretary to be suspended if more than two athletes are found over-age in national event

The decision to fix responsibility of the age-fudging menace, which has afflicted athletics for so many years, to the top office bearer of a state was taken at the AFI's Annual General Body Meeting

IAAF World Relays 2019: Miserable failure of India's 4x400m relay teams at Yokohama must be an eye-opener for SAI, AFI
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IAAF World Relays 2019: Miserable failure of India's 4x400m relay teams at Yokohama must be an eye-opener for SAI, AFI

For a nation nursing Tokyo 2020 medal ambitions, with the longer relays very much on the agenda, the least one could've expected in Yokohama was a place each in the finals of the three 4x400m relays.

Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra doubtful for IAAF World Championships after undergoing elbow surgery
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Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra doubtful for IAAF World Championships after undergoing elbow surgery

Star Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has undergone elbow surgery, raising doubts over his participation in the IAAF World Championships.

Asian Athletics Championships 2019: With World Championships, Tokyo 2020 on the horizon, India fail to improve on Asiad showing
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Asian Athletics Championships 2019: With World Championships, Tokyo 2020 on the horizon, India fail to improve on Asiad showing

If you were to look at the long-term prospects of Indian athletics or the expectations raised post the Asian Games, India's performance in Doha was poor.

Asian Athletics Championships 2019: Clumsy baton exchanges during relay events prove costly for Indian teams
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Asian Athletics Championships 2019: Clumsy baton exchanges during relay events prove costly for Indian teams

The 4x400m mixed relay team's silver was good but it could have made it a gold medal-winning effort with just a slight improvement in baton exchange.

AFI's policy on selection of Indian squad for global events has made route to Olympics tougher for athletes
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AFI's policy on selection of Indian squad for global events has made route to Olympics tougher for athletes

It may have been easier for the Indians to pick up ranking points and be high enough in the charts to secure their entries in the Olympic Games than meeting the stiffer than before qualifying criteria.

High-jumper Tejaswin Shankar dropped from Asian Athletics Championships squad by AFI after missing Federation Cup
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High-jumper Tejaswin Shankar dropped from Asian Athletics Championships squad by AFI after missing Federation Cup

Tejaswin's exclusion does come as a surprise since he is regarded as one of the country's genuine medal prospects. Also, he is learned to have informed the national governing body of his inability to make it to the Federation Cup in advance, owing to his mid-term exams.

Nine more athletes found being over-age at 16th National Youth Championships to take tally of age-fraud cases to 50
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Nine more athletes found being over-age at 16th National Youth Championships to take tally of age-fraud cases to 50

Nine more athletes were disqualified after being found over-age during the 16th National Youth Championships.