SL, Maldives, B’desh set for national athletics

The Athletics Federation of India is all set to host the last two competitions before the Olympic qualification cycle ends on June 29.

16 Jun 2021

Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bangladesh expected in national athletics; participation mandatory

AFI says skipping without valid reason may result in dropping from Olympic team.

15 Jun 2021

Interesting facts about elite athletes’ funding & support

With less than six weeks to go for the Tokyo Olympics, top Indian athletes are putting final touches to their preparations.

14 Jun 2021

After Lisbon, Neeraj Chopra ready for more tests

Even when he finally flew to Europe, he had to redirect his destination from Paris to Lisbon for logistical reasons.

12 Jun 2021

RIP Dingko Singh: Legendary boxer's greatest triumphs were off the ring

The 42-year old was a living embodiment of struggle, always trying to punch back or duck out of the way when fate's cruel fists landed blow after blow.

11 Jun 2021

Indian GP-4 for select athletes on June 21 

As expected, India elite athletes will not leave for competition in Kyrgyzstan and even Kazakhstan. The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) is still trying, but it looks unlikely.

10 Jun 2021

Elite athletes get another shot for Olympic qualification via Indian Grand Prix 4 on June 21

Hima and Dutee, who are yet to qualify for the Olympics, were to be a part of the 4x100m women's relay team, which was earlier planned events to be held in the two Central Asian countries.

09 Jun 2021

Uncertainty over Kyrgyzstan, Kazakh trips 

Some even indicated that it was because the countries are unwilling to host Indian athletes due to strict covid norms in those countries.

08 Jun 2021

Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra flies to Europe, first competition at Lisbon meet

The 23-year-old qualified for the Olympics and by the time he started training in Turkey, the lockdown in March forced him back to the country.

07 Jun 2021

DNA test issue puts NADA’s process in poor light

Perhaps , this could be one of the most embarrassing moments in the history of the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA).

06 Jun 2021

In a first, DNA test clears Indian motorbike rider of doping taint

Motorbike rider Vijay Singh had been crying foul and had pleaded with the hearing panels that there was some mischief done with his sample.

04 Jun 2021

AFI to send elite Indian athletes abroad for competition next week

According to a top AFI official, a select few athletes including the relay teams and shot putter Tajinder Pal Singh Toor would be travelling to Kyrgyzstan to participate at T Kolpakova.

04 Jun 2021

Indian athletes set for Kyrgyzstan, IGP4 unlikely

If everything goes as per plan, some of the elite Indian athletes would be travelling to Kyrgyzstan on June 9 or 10 for their first international meet since the pandemic last year.

04 Jun 2021

After long wait, Neeraj Chopra gets France visa, to leave soon

The uncertainty around competitions, denial of visas because of Covid-related travel restrictions.

30 May 2021

Asian Championships: Sweet chin music as Mary Kom reaches final

The third round saw some fierce exchange towards the end, but the multiple world champ and Olympic medallist Mary had no intention to back down as she won 4-1.

28 May 2021