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Asian Athletics Championships 2019: India's 4x400m relay teams' showing fails to inspire confidence for Tokyo Olympics 2020

It can be said that the Athletics Federation of India's dream of the relay teams making a mark in the Olympic Games in Tokyo next year is some distance away.
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Asian Athletics Championships 2019 full schedule: Complete time table in IST with list of events for tournament in Qatar

The Athletics Federation of India announced a provisional squad of 51 players on 19 March, which featured a number of well-known names like Neeraj Chopra, Jinson Johnson, Dutee Chand, Hima Das, Swapna..
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Sachin Tendulkar flags off Mumbai Half Marathon [Video]Sachin Tendulkar flags off Mumbai Half Marathon

Mumbai, Sep 30 (ANI): Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar flagged off the third edition of Mumbai Half Marathon on Sunday morning. Around 17,000 people participated in the event. The marathon began from..

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No Needle Policy: AFI's new draft proposes 2-year ban on athletes violating rules

The Athletics Federation of India's draft 'No Needle Policy' has proposed a maximum ban of two years on athletes caught using or possessing needles and injection vials, a top official told PTI on..
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Palinder Chaudhary suicide: AFI expresses shock over 'tragic loss'

[India], Nov 14 (ANI): The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has expressed shock over the death of an 18-year-old sprinter, Palinder Chaudhary, who had allegedly committed suicide at the Sports
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Athletics national camps to commence on Oct 10

[India], Oct 4 (ANI): The national athletics coaching camps will commence from October 10 at different venues, the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) announced. Simultaneously, AFI will also
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AFI has shortlisted events in which India can win maiden athletics Olympic medal, says president Adille Sumariwalla

Terming the success achieved in track and field events at the Asian Games as just the beginning, Athletics Federation of India (AFI) president Adille Sumariwalla has said his association has..
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If we continue like in Asiad, I'm hopeful of Olympic medal: Adille Sumariwalla

Interview with Former Olympian and president of Athletics Federation of India
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Asian Games 2018: India lodge protest against Bahrain for causing obstruction to Hima Das in relay; decision tomorrow

The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on Tuesday lodged a protest against Bahrain for causing obstruction to Hima Das during the 4x400 mixed relay in which India finished second after M R Poovamma..
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Asian Games 2018: Athletics Federation of India to conduct fresh trial for 1500m runner Monika Chaudhary

Monika was dropped from the Asian Games team after a confirmatory trial held on 15 August.
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1500m runner Monika to undergo fresh trial

The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) will conduct a fresh trial for 1500m runner Monika Chaudhary at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium New Delhi on August 22.
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After poor performance in confirmatory trials, AFI drop Annu Rani, Monika Chaudhary from Asian Games squad

Javelin thrower Annu Rani and 1500m runner Monika Chaudhary were dropped from the Asian Games squad after their performance in the confirmatory trials were found to be unsatisfactory by the selection..
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Asian Games 2018: Terror-stricken Afghanistan athletes request India for help

"I just trained for a month and showed up here. I want to train in India in the long-run so that I can improve my timings. I have written to Athletics Federation of India many times, most recently..
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Asian Games 2018: Indian athletics contingent suffers blow after steeplechase runner Navin Dagar fails dope test

The Indian athletics contingent's preparation for the upcoming Asian Games was dealt a severe blow after steeplechase runner Naveen Dagar tested positive for banned substance meldonium during the..
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Neeraj Chopra, Hima Das to take part in prestigious IAAF Continental Cup

Seven Indian athletes, including star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra and sprint sensation Hima Das, are set to compete in the prestigious IAAF Continental Cup to be held in Ostrava, Czech Republic on..
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Watch: Muhammed Anas betters own 400m national record to claim gold in Czech Republic event

Muhammed Anas on Saturday bettered his own 400m national record while winning gold with a time of 45.24 seconds in an event at Czech Republic. His earlier national mark was 45.31 which he clocked..
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Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore denies to comment on Athletics Federation of India's tweet on Hima Das' English-speaking skills

The AFI had last week put its foot in the mouth when it referred to Das' "not so fluent English" after her blazing run, attracting the ire of fans which forced the governing body to issue an..
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Javelin: Neeraj Chopra wins gold at Sotteville Athletics meet

India's star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra comfortably won the gold at the Sotteville Athletics meet in France, beating a competitive field which included 2012 London Olympics gold-medallist Keshorn..
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Athletics Federation of India sorry for mocking Hima Das's English fluency

The AFI received severe criticism for posting a tweet that highlighted the 18-year-old's lack of English skills in an interview she gave after her 400m semifinal victory on Wednesday.
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AFI issues apology for 'mocking' Hima's English

The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on Friday issued an apology for allegedly mocking Hima Das' English skills on their official Twitter account.
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'Want to do something for my parents and country': Hima Das ready to scale greater heights

"I am living a dream", said Hima Das as she tried to put in words her remarkable journey from being a stubborn footballer in a nondescript Assam village to becoming the first Indian woman world..
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From a footballer in Assam's rice paddies to winning India's maiden gold on track, get inspired by Hima Das' journey

Assam boosts population of 3.09 crore but this North-Eastern Indian side has been an active contributor to Indian sports. The recent discovery not only has been just a find but is an equivalent to..
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Meet Galina Bukharina, the 72-year-old Indian Athletics coach, who helped Hima Das clinch gold

The Athletics Federation of India on Friday felicitated Galina Petrova Bukharina, the coach of Hima Das, the first Indian track and field athlete to win a gold medal on the global..
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Final team for Asiad to be announced after confirmatory trials: AFI President

[Thailand], July 3 (ANI): The selection committee of the Athletics Federation of India (AFI), which also served as the final selection trials for the Asian Games 2018, unanimously approved holding
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Asian Games 2018: Discus thrower Sandeep Kumari to miss Asian Games despite qualification

The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) cannot be faulted as it has done accreditation of around 300 athletes based on the form of past few years and Kumari has not taken part in any major..
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Indian high jumper Tejaswin Shankar pulls out of Asian Games 2018 due to neck injury

Tejaswin Shankar, who studies business administration at the Kansas State University on a four-year scholarship, has informed about his decision to the Athletics Federation of India.
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CWG gold medalist discus thrower Vikas Gowda announces retirement

Top discus thrower Vikas Gowda retired on Wednesday after competing at the highest level for more than 15 years, during which he became the first and only Indian male to win Commonwealth Games medals..
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Celebrated discus thrower Vikas Gowda retires

India's top discus thrower Vikas Gowda has retired, the Athletics Federation of India confirmed on Wednesday. - Published

AFI declares strict 'no-needle policy' at all national camps and training centres

afi declares strict 'no-needle policy' at all national camps and training centres
The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has decided to implement a strict 'No-Needle' policy at all the national camps and training centres in the country.
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Athletics Federation of India declares strict 'no-needle policy'

The AFI is one of the first among National Sports Federations to declare a 'No-Needle' policy, has drawn up a protocol, which will be circulated to all the athletes at national camps and training..
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India's star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra says Asian Games will be tougher than CWG

The Commonwealth Games (CWG) gold has given him the confidence and star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra is now aiming to grab another yellow metal at the upcoming Asian Games, which he admitted will be..
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AFI recommends Neeraj, Seema, PT Usha for sports awards

[India], Apr 27 (ANI): The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has recommended Commonwealth Games gold medal winning javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra for the country's highest sporting honour - the
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Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra recommended for Khel Ratna award

Commonwealth Games gold medallist javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has been recommended for the country's highest sporting honour the Khel Ratna Award by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on..
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Relief for sprinter Dutee Chand, IAAF's new 'gender' policy will not cover her

Sprinter Dutee Chand will be a relieved person after four years of ordeal as she no longer falls in the purview of the new rules announced on Thursday by International Association of Athletics..
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AFI president 'dead against' CWG javelin champ Neeraj Chopra training outside India

Neeraj Chopra scripted history by becoming the first Indian javelin thrower to claim a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games (CWG) with a season's best effort of 86.47m in the final. The 20-year-old..
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How does Neeraj Chopra know what's good for him: AFI chief hits out at javelin thrower for training in Germany

Neeraj Chopra achieved the medal under German coach Werner Daniels, but it looks like the association might come to an end due to Athletics Federation of India.
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#Indian #NationalAnthem in Carrara AThletics Stadium @GC2018 thanks to @Neeraj_chopra1 The new Javelin Throw Champion of #CommonwealthGames— Athletics Federation of India (@afiindia) April 14, 2018

#Indian #NationalAnthem in Carrara AThletics Stadium @GC2018 thanks to @Neeraj_chopra1 The new Javelin Throw Champion of #CommonwealthGames — Athletics Federation of..
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AFI constitutes inquiry committee to probe Irfan, Rakesh ouster

The Athletics Federation of India on Friday constituted a three-member inquiry committee to probe the events around ousting of two athletes from the Commonwealth Games Village in Gold Coast for..
Deccan Herald - Published

Athletics duo faces AFI sanctions for needle violation at CWG

The two Indian athletes, who were today ordered out of the Commonwealth Games for breaching the no needle policy, will also face sanctions from their national body following a time-bound..
Deccan Herald - Published

KAA holds polls against RoS order

Disregarding the directive of the Registrar of Societies (RoS), the Karnataka Athletic Association (KAA) went ahead with their elections on Sunday, picking Sunil Kumar Shetty as its new..
Deccan Herald - Published

Discus thrower Krishna Poonia rues lack of sporting culture in India, urges AFI to take better care of athletes

Krishna Poonia called for Indians to encourage their wards to take up sports, and also talked about the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) taking better care of athletes especially in times of injury.
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Federation Cup Athletics: Ayyasamy Dharun breaks national record in hurdles to book CWG berth

Dharun, who just recovered from a bout of typhoid, clocked 49.45 seconds, the exact the qualifying standard for the Gold Coast CWG set by the Athletics Federation of India
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India at CWG: Participation of two track and field athletes uncertain

The participation of track and field athletes S Sreeshankar and Siddharth Yadav at the coming Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Australia remains doubtful as their names were sent after the deadline even as..
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