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AFI reconsiders Neeraj Chopra's Diamond League participation after 'positive medical report'; final call before event
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AFI reconsiders Neeraj Chopra's Diamond League participation after 'positive medical report'; final call before event

After initially ruling Neeraj Chopra out of Lausanne Diamond League, AFI president Adille Sumariwalla tells Firstpost they have reconsidered their decision after a significant improvement from a groin injury. A final decision will be taken right before the competition.

Reliance Industries partners with Athletics Federation of India to support Athletes' holistic development
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Reliance Industries partners with Athletics Federation of India to support Athletes' holistic development

The RIL and AFI partnership aims to discover, nurture and develop Indian athletes from across the country and provide them with world-class facilities, coaching and sports science and medicine support by leveraging the Reliance Foundation ecosystem

High jumper Tejaswin Shankar added to CWG squad by AFI after court battle
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High jumper Tejaswin Shankar added to CWG squad by AFI after court battle

Tejaswin Shankar's participation in the CWG is still subject to Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF, CWG organising body) clearance as the last date of sending entries for the CWG was set at June 29.

High jumper Tejaswin Shankar moves Delhi High Court after exclusion from Commonwealth Games squad
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High jumper Tejaswin Shankar moves Delhi High Court after exclusion from Commonwealth Games squad

The high jump national record holder, who was snubbed despite achieving the CWG cut-off mark, has filed a writ petition in the Delhi High Court.

'Athletes camping overseas bringing back performance-enhancing drugs to distribute': Anju Bobby tells AFI general body
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'Athletes camping overseas bringing back performance-enhancing drugs to distribute': Anju Bobby tells AFI general body

Anju Bobby said many of the banned drugs being consumed have been brought by athletes caught for doping,

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

National Open Athletics Championships an opportunity for young talent to shine
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National Open Athletics Championships an opportunity for young talent to shine

Race walker Bhawna Jat and quarter-miler V Revathi are the only two athletes from Tokyo Olympics contingent participating in the event.

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.

'Not going to be content': Neeraj Chopra eyes World Athletics Championships gold after Olympic history
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'Not going to be content': Neeraj Chopra eyes World Athletics Championships gold after Olympic history

No Indian has ever won a gold medal at the World Athletics Championships.

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: We will take action if athletes do not perform well, says AFI president Adille Sumariwalla
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: We will take action if athletes do not perform well, says AFI president Adille Sumariwalla

AFI also decided against pulling out long jumper M Sreeshankar and 20km race walker KT Irfan from the Games despite a dip in their form.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: AFI asks Games-bound trio of M Sreeshankar, KT Irfan and Bhawana Jat to pass fitness test
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: AFI asks Games-bound trio of M Sreeshankar, KT Irfan and Bhawana Jat to pass fitness test

Bhawana and Irfan, both 20km race walkers, and long jumper Sreeshankar were told by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) to undergo a test to check their competition fitness. All the three are currently training at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre in Bengaluru.

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.