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Coronavirus Outbreak: Track and field athletes to commence outdoor training from Monday with initial focus on fitness regimen
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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: Baton exchange, sparring barred in SAI’s SOP; athletes to sign consent forms before resumption of training
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Baton exchange, sparring barred in SAI’s SOP; athletes to sign consent forms before resumption of training

The form requires athletes to acknowledge that they understand that SAI cannot "guarantee the complete elimination of the risks" associated with resumption of training amid the pandemic

Coronavirus Outbreak: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju says training of elite athletes to resume post lockdown
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju says training of elite athletes to resume post lockdown

Reiterating a position he first took on 3 May, Rijiju said the health of the athletes is his top priority

Coronavirus Outbreak: Spanish athletes face ire of public while training outdoors despite permission from government
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Spanish athletes face ire of public while training outdoors despite permission from government

High-performance athletes were allowed to resume training in Spain this week after nearly two months of confinement, but some reported being harassed by local residents who thought they were breaking confinement rules.

Coronavirus Outbreak: New research says athletes at risk of COVID-19 spread to lungs
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Coronavirus Outbreak: New research says athletes at risk of COVID-19 spread to lungs

Research from Germany and Italy suggests that footballers and other athletes face a particular risk of the coronavirus infecting their lungs, raising major questions over attempts to restart professional football.

Sports stars gear up for unique battle by volunteering during COVID-19 crisis
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Sports stars gear up for unique battle by volunteering during COVID-19 crisis

Here's how some major sports icons are using this time of crisis to help out the community.

Accept, adapt, prepare: Mind coach Sujith Somasundar’s guide to fighting physical inaction and conquering mental blues
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Accept, adapt, prepare: Mind coach Sujith Somasundar’s guide to fighting physical inaction and conquering mental blues

As things stand, a return to competitive sport is a long way away. All one can do in the interim is wait, accept, adapt and prepare.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC chief Thomas Bach says qualified athletes will retain quotas despite postponement of Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC chief Thomas Bach says qualified athletes will retain quotas despite postponement of Games

The IOC, led by Thomas Bach, and Japanese organisers postponed the 24 July — 9 August event earlier this week but confirmed that those among the 11,000 athletes set to compete in Tokyo who had already earned their spot would keep it

Sports ministry to introduce digital classes for elite Indian athletes to improve off-field skills
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Sports ministry to introduce digital classes for elite Indian athletes to improve off-field skills

The sports ministry will soon introduce digital classes for the elite Indian athletes under the Target Olympic Podium Scheme to help sharpen their off-field skills.

US athletes slam World Athletics over reformation of Diamond League in 2020, accuse governing body of being 'out of touch'
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US athletes slam World Athletics over reformation of Diamond League in 2020, accuse governing body of being 'out of touch'

In an open letter to World Athletics chief Sebastian Coe, USATF's Athletes Advisory Committee called on the global body to reverse plans to axe the triple jump, the 200 meters, steeplechase and discus from the Diamond League program.

Female transgender athletes instructed to lower testosterone levels by half as IAAF introduces new rules
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Female transgender athletes instructed to lower testosterone levels by half as IAAF introduces new rules

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Council, which met in Doha, approved rules that require the concentration of testosterone in a female transgender athlete to be less than five nanomoles per litre continuously for a period of at least 12 months prior to being declared eligible.

Psychologist's role during critical time of athlete rehabilitation should not be undermined
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Psychologist's role during critical time of athlete rehabilitation should not be undermined

What could be going through the minds of top Indian athletes who are in different stages of rehabilitation after surgery? Ideally, it is athletes who provide answer to the questions. Nanaki J Chadha, a former top 10 player on the Indian Golf Union charts and now a sports psychology researcher, says a lot of irrational thoughts can dominate the mind.

National Inter-State Athletics Championships: Archana Suseendran wins 200m, NADA officials absent on opening day
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National Inter-State Athletics Championships: Archana Suseendran wins 200m, NADA officials absent on opening day

In an opening day dominated by mediocrity, Tamil Nadu's Archana Suseendran was a standout performer winning the women's 200m at the 59th National Inter-State Athletics Championships on Tuesday.

Sports Authority of India set to hire nutritionists, chefs to ensure personalised diets for athletes
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Sports Authority of India set to hire nutritionists, chefs to ensure personalised diets for athletes

The personalised diets will be provided at its centres in Delhi, Patiala, Bengaluru, Thiruvananthapuram, Kolkata, Bhopal, Gandhinagar, Lucknow, Imphal, Guwahati, Mumbai, Sonepat, Aurangabad, Rohtak and Alleppey.

More athletes talking about mental health important for changing attitudes in sports and society
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More athletes talking about mental health important for changing attitudes in sports and society

Recent trends in society about speaking out about mental health struggles have resulted in changing attitudes and more support, resulting in help for athletes.

Firstpost Editors' Picks: Opposition's alliance efforts, Cyclone Fani survivors, middle income trap; today's must-read stories
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Firstpost Editors' Picks: Opposition's alliance efforts, Cyclone Fani survivors, middle income trap; today's must-read stories

Firstpost Editors' Picks: Opposition's alliance efforts after Ram Madhav's statement, Cyclone Fani's survivors struggle to get their lives back on track, middle income trap; today's must-read stories

Plain old water is the best sports drink
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Plain old water is the best sports drink

Hydration is not just about gulping down water during play. Its intake before, during and post training plays a crucial part. The human body can process about a litre an hour

Caster Semenya says she is 'unquestionably a woman' as IAAF wants to limit testosterone levels in female runners
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Caster Semenya says she is 'unquestionably a woman' as IAAF wants to limit testosterone levels in female runners

South African 800m Olympic champion Caster Semenya on Thursday said she was "unquestionably a woman", after the IAAF denied reports that it would argue that she should be classified as a biological male.

Space travel isn't reducing astronauts' lifespans but lengthening it, study claims
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Space travel isn't reducing astronauts' lifespans but lengthening it, study claims

Both athletes & astronauts had a lower risk of premature death than the general population: Study.

This AI algorithm can create 3D-printed 'motion sculptures' from 2D videos
science

This AI algorithm can create 3D-printed 'motion sculptures' from 2D videos

Researchers see its uses in studying social disorders, team dynamics & interpersonal interactions.