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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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'
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
Both athletes & astronauts had a lower risk of premature death than the general population: Study.
Researchers see its uses in studying social disorders, team dynamics & interpersonal interactions.