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Kapil Dev feels better infrastructure will allow India to win more Olympic medals in hockey
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Kapil Dev feels better infrastructure will allow India to win more Olympic medals in hockey

Former India long-jumper Anju Bobby George, ex-hockey captain Zafar Iqbal and 18-time Grand Slam champion Leander Paes also spoke of various ways of promoting sports scientifically

Anju Bobby George wins World Athletics' Woman of the Year Award
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Anju Bobby George wins World Athletics' Woman of the Year Award

The 44-year-old Anju, the only Indian to have won a medal in the World Championships with a long jump bronze in the 2003 edition, was named for the award in the world body's annual awards night.

World U-20 Athletics Championships: Anju Bobby George says she would be 'very happy' to see Shaili Singh break her record
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World U-20 Athletics Championships: Anju Bobby George says she would be 'very happy' to see Shaili Singh break her record

Long jumper Shaili Singh announced her arrival on the big stage by winning a silver in the under-20 world championships, missing out on a historic gold by a mere 1 cm with a 6.59m effort, though wind assisted, in the long jump final in Nairobi on Sunday.

All you need to know about Shaili Singh, the next big thing in Indian track and field
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All you need to know about Shaili Singh, the next big thing in Indian track and field

Shaili Singh won India’s third medal at the ongoing U20 World Athletics Championships in Nairobi on Sunday. Here’s everything you need to know about her:

World U-20 Athletics Championships: Heartbreak for Shaili Singh as long jumper misses gold by 1 cm
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World U-20 Athletics Championships: Heartbreak for Shaili Singh as long jumper misses gold by 1 cm

A protege of legendary long jumper Anju Bobby George, Shaili was leading at the end of the third round but the 18-year-old Swede overtook her in the fourth round by a mere 1cm which proved to be decisive in the end.

'It is the right step', sports fraternity welcomes move to rename Khel Ratna award after Major Dhyan Chand
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'It is the right step', sports fraternity welcomes move to rename Khel Ratna award after Major Dhyan Chand

Dhyan Chand is widely regarded as the greatest player in hockey. In his career that spanned from 1926 to 1949, he clinched Olympic medals in 1928, 1932 and 1936.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Lack of top-level competitions reason behind India's poor record in athletics, says Anju Bobby George
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Lack of top-level competitions reason behind India's poor record in athletics, says Anju Bobby George

Former Indian Olympian Anju Bobby George on the pressure of performing at Olympics, why Indian athletes in track and field events lag behind rival countries at Games and more.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Pullela Gopichand says Indian sport at crossroads of a big jump in ‘very different and tough’ Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Pullela Gopichand says Indian sport at crossroads of a big jump in ‘very different and tough’ Games

Gopichand said he can see many "great starting points" in the sporting eco-system in India and a big haul of medals in the Tokyo Olympics can be the springboard in making the country a sporting powerhouse.

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.

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.

Sports Ministry extends contracts of nine foreign coaches, including High Performance Director for Athletics
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Sports Ministry extends contracts of nine foreign coaches, including High Performance Director for Athletics

This decision was taken by the ministry with a focus on the 2024 and 2028 Olympics, and to ensure Olympic-bound athletes are able to train consistently with one coach and work on improving their performance.

Changanassery Municipal Council names roads after local sporting heroes Anju Bobby George, P Bharathan Nair
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Changanassery Municipal Council names roads after local sporting heroes Anju Bobby George, P Bharathan Nair

The Changanassery Municipal Council on Friday passed a resolution to name the roads after Anju Bobby George and P Bharathan Nair, they said.

Firstpost Masterclass: Sprinter's speed, aircraft's take-off, and mid-air jaunts, Anju Bobby George breaks down long-jump
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Firstpost Masterclass: Sprinter's speed, aircraft's take-off, and mid-air jaunts, Anju Bobby George breaks down long-jump

What is long jump? What is an ideal take-off? What role does chin play in long jump? Former long-jumper and World Championships medallist Anju Bobby George explains all this and more in this Firstpost Masterclass

Tokyo Olympics: Confident of sending record contingent of 125 athletes to Games, says IOA president Narinder Batra
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Tokyo Olympics: Confident of sending record contingent of 125 athletes to Games, says IOA president Narinder Batra

India sent a 117-member contingent at the 2016 Rio Games and 83 competitors to London in 2012.

Sports Ministry forms expert committee featuring Pullela Gopichand, Gagan Narang and others to review National Sports Code
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Sports Ministry forms expert committee featuring Pullela Gopichand, Gagan Narang and others to review National Sports Code

The draft sports code proposes suggests barring of ministers, members of Parliament and Legislative Assemblies and government servants from holding office in the IOA and NSFs, tenure restrictions and age cap of 70 years.

Asian Games 2018: Illustrated history of 2002 Asiad gold medallist Anju Bobby George, one of India's celebrated athletes
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Asian Games 2018: Illustrated history of 2002 Asiad gold medallist Anju Bobby George, one of India's celebrated athletes

Here's the illustrated history of 2002 Asiad gold medallist Anju Bobby George, one of India's celebrated athletes.

Davinder Singh Kang, Sonia Baishya win golds for India on Day 1 of Asian Games invitational athletics event
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Davinder Singh Kang, Sonia Baishya win golds for India on Day 1 of Asian Games invitational athletics event

India won two gold, three silver and as many bronzes on the opening day of the Asian Games invitational athletics test event in Jakarta on Sunday.

IAAF World Athletics Championship 2017: Indian athletics needs old world spit and polish to become world beaters
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IAAF World Athletics Championship 2017: Indian athletics needs old world spit and polish to become world beaters

Govindan Lakshmanan may not have shown us the glitter of a medal but he definitely filled our hearts with pride and also revealed how raw talent, year after year, remains unpolished

Asian Athletics Championship kicks off with dazzling opening ceremony at Kalinga Stadium
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Asian Athletics Championship kicks off with dazzling opening ceremony at Kalinga Stadium

The 2017 Asian Athletics Championships is the 22nd edition of the event and will be held at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar from 6-9 July.

Anju Bobby George, 'robbed' of Athens Olympics medal by drug cheats, begins bid to claim it
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Anju Bobby George, 'robbed' of Athens Olympics medal by drug cheats, begins bid to claim it

Anju Bobby George said: "We need justice. Those three cheats stole our glory. They have been ahead of us throughout our careers, but now we know it was through performance enhancing drugs."