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Firstpost Masterclass: Neeraj Chopra breaks down why javelin throwing is as much about strong knees and ankles as about shoulder strength
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Firstpost Masterclass: Neeraj Chopra breaks down why javelin throwing is as much about strong knees and ankles as about shoulder strength

In this edition of Firstpost Masterclass, Neeraj Chopra talks about why javelin throw is not just about strength, and reveals the importance of strong knees and stronger ankles for a javelin thrower.

Russia's sports ministry wants World Athletics to allow their athletes to compete even if $5 million fine isn't paid
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Russia's sports ministry wants World Athletics to allow their athletes to compete even if $5 million fine isn't paid

Russia edged closer to a new fight with World Athletics after the sports ministry said its leading athletes must be allowed to compete internationally even if a $5 million fine isn't paid.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Hammer thrower Mark Dry's dreams pulverised by silly fib about going fishing
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Hammer thrower Mark Dry's dreams pulverised by silly fib about going fishing

Scottish hammer thrower Mark Dry's Tokyo Olympics 2020 dreams pulverised by silly fib about going fishing.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Sprinter Dutee Chand distributes 1000 food packets in her village amid lockdown
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Sprinter Dutee Chand distributes 1000 food packets in her village amid lockdown

Dutee took special passes from the authorities in the state capital and took her Mahindra XUV, donated to her by Anand Mahindra in 2016, to her village Chaka Gopalpur in Jajpur district of Odisha.

Coronavirus Outbreak: British sprinter Desiree Henry to prioritise health over Olympics in event of continued risk from COVID-19
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Coronavirus Outbreak: British sprinter Desiree Henry to prioritise health over Olympics in event of continued risk from COVID-19

Henry also said she was not worried about being unable to fulfill her potential but that the Olympics postponement must have hit some athletes hard, particularly those who looked at Tokyo as their swansong

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Delayed US Athletics trials rescheduled to June; to be held in Eugene, Oregon
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Delayed US Athletics trials rescheduled to June; to be held in Eugene, Oregon

The trials, the selection meeting for the American team for the Tokyo Olympics, originally had been planned for mid-June of this year in Eugene, but were postponed when the Tokyo Olympics were delayed for a year because of the coronavirus

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Long jumper Murali Sreeshankar says it's a painful wait for qualification
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Long jumper Murali Sreeshankar says it's a painful wait for qualification

The 21-year-old Sreeshankar was at NIS-Patiala last month for the first leg of the Indian Grand Prix, a recognised event for Tokyo Olympics qualification, but it was cancelled just hours before start on the directives of the government.

Olympic silver medalist Sandi Morris builds pole-vault set-up from scratch to continue training amidst COVID-19 shutdown
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Olympic silver medalist Sandi Morris builds pole-vault set-up from scratch to continue training amidst COVID-19 shutdown

To stay sharp, Morris is working out with recently purchased weight room equipment. She's also enjoying some down time at home

Eight-month suspension of Tokyo Olympics 2020 qualification period big blow for Indian athletes, says coach Radhakrishnan Nair
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Eight-month suspension of Tokyo Olympics 2020 qualification period big blow for Indian athletes, says coach Radhakrishnan Nair

World Athletics on Tuesday suspended the qualification period for the Tokyo Games from 6 April to 30 November, 2020, following consultation with its Athletes' Commission, continental association presidents and the Council

Neeraj Chopra says past 14 days in self-isolation seem fine compared to injury-plagued 2019
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Neeraj Chopra says past 14 days in self-isolation seem fine compared to injury-plagued 2019

India's brightest track and field star Neeraj Chopra talks about how he spent the past 14 days training mostly by himself in self-isolation at NIS Patiala.

Coronavirus Outbreak: National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championship postponed as AFI seeks to revamp event calendar
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Coronavirus Outbreak: National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championship postponed as AFI seeks to revamp event calendar

The AFI said that a new competition calendar, as well as fresh training programmes for national campers, will be prepared by the Planning Committee after discussions with coaches and foreign experts

Tokyo Olympics 2020: USA postpones qualifying trials of athletics, swimming and gymnastics
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: USA postpones qualifying trials of athletics, swimming and gymnastics

Qualifying trials for three of the United States’ Olympic sports, athletics, swimming and gymnastics, have been postponed for 2020, officials after the Tokyo Games were delayed by one year because of the coronavirus pandemic

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Over 75 percent of track and field athletes want Summer Games postponed
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Over 75 percent of track and field athletes want Summer Games postponed

Twice Olympic triple jump champion Christian Taylor, who is also the founder of the Athletics Association, said 78% of athletes want the 24 July - 9 August Games to be pushed back, while 22% believe it should be cancelled altogether.

Coronavirus Outbreak: World Athletics chief Sebastian Coe says holding Olympics in July not feasible
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Coronavirus Outbreak: World Athletics chief Sebastian Coe says holding Olympics in July not feasible

Coe cited issues of fairness, the increased likelihood of injuries if athletes have to rush through training and the uncertainty caused by public health issues

Coronavirus pandemic: Javelin throwers Neeraj Chopra, Shivpal Singh to return home from respective training bases in Turkey, South Africa
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Coronavirus pandemic: Javelin throwers Neeraj Chopra, Shivpal Singh to return home from respective training bases in Turkey, South Africa

The 22-year-old Chopra has been training in Turkey for the last one month. He qualified for the Tokyo Games in a competition in South Africa with a throw of 87.86m, having made his return from an elbow surgery last year.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Shooter Mairaj Ahmad Khan, javelin thrower Shivpal Singh ready to put medal dream ahead of coronavirus concerns
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Shooter Mairaj Ahmad Khan, javelin thrower Shivpal Singh ready to put medal dream ahead of coronavirus concerns

Shivpal Singh, who booked his Tokyo ticket at a meet in South Africa on Tuesday, says athletes are trained to get over setbacks but missing out on the Olympics would be on another level.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: 800-metres champion Caster Semenya switches to 200-metres in bid to run at Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: 800-metres champion Caster Semenya switches to 200-metres in bid to run at Games

Under World Athletics' testosterone regulations, Semenya and other female athletes with high natural testosterone are barred from races from 400 meters to one mile at top-level meets like the Olympics and world championships

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Russian track team limited to 10 athletes for Games, national federation fined $10 million
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Russian track team limited to 10 athletes for Games, national federation fined $10 million

Russia's track team was limited to 10 athletes for the Tokyo Olympics and the country's federation was fined $10 million by the sport's governing body on Thursday.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Ageless Abdi Abdirahman, 43, qualifies for fifth Summer Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Ageless Abdi Abdirahman, 43, qualifies for fifth Summer Games

Abdi Abdirahman defied the years and the odds to take third place in 2:10:03 at US Olympic marathon trials, becoming the oldest American man to book a spot on the US Olympic marathon team

Tokyo Olympics 2020: With flurry of letters to Court of Arbitration for Sport, Russia just may delay ban
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: With flurry of letters to Court of Arbitration for Sport, Russia just may delay ban

With flurry of letters to Court of Arbitration for Sport, Russia just may delay ban in time for Tokyo Olympics 2020