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Expect 12 gold medals from track and field events at Asiad: Sports minister
Expect 12 gold medals from track and field events at Asiad: Sports minister

Sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal Saturday said that he expects Indian athletes to win 10-12 gold medals from the track and field events in the 17th Asian Games, where competition started Friday in the South Korean city of Incheon.

Mayookha Johny, Renjith Maheshwary cleared for Asiad, 4x400m men's team dropped
Mayookha Johny, Renjith Maheshwary cleared for Asiad, 4x400m men's team dropped

The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on Thursday cleared triple jumpers Mayookha Johny and Renjith Maheshwary for the Incheon Asian Games after they were cleared in the trials held at NIS, here today.

AFI President Sumariwala to be Chef-de-Mission for Asian Games

Athletics Federation of India President Adille Sumariwala has been appointed the Chef-de-Mission of the Indian contingent for next month`s Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.

National Athletics Championships to serve as selection trial for Incheon Asiad

The Federation Cup National Athletics Championships, to be held at the National Institute of Sports here Aug 16-19, will serve as the selection trial for the participating squad at the Incheon Asian Games.

Seven-member Indian athletics team for World Juniors

The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) will send a seven-member team, comprising five girls and two boys, to participate in the IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene in the United States from July 22-27.

I am shattered, want to play again: Dutee Chand

The Odisha Government today said it will take up with the Centre the case of athlete Dutee Chand being dropped from the upcoming Commonwealth Games on the ground of high androgen level.

Athletics team for Glasgow CWG pruned down to 33

Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has decided to prune down the number of track and field participants in the upcoming Glasgow Commonwealth Games from the original 41 to 33, leaving out controversial triple jumper Renjith Maheswary and the six-member men`s 4x100m relay team.

Little chance of Indian athletes winning CWG medals: AFI chief

Claiming that Indian coaches are of school and college level, Athletics Federation of India (AFI) president Adille J Sumariwalla today said there was little chance of Indian athletes winning medals at the upcoming Commonwealth Games.

AFI announces qualifying marks for 2014 CWG

The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) today announced the qualifying marks for selection of the Indian athletics team for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, to be held in Glasgow from July 23 to August 3.

Dutee Chand to lead India for Asian Junior Championships

The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) today announced a 34-member Indian team, including rising sprinter Dutee Chand, for the Asian Junior Championship to be held at Taipei City from June 12-15.

Maheswary`s name again nominated by AFI for Arjuna Awards

Triple jumper Renjith Maheswary, who has been stopped from receiving Arjuna Award under controversial circumstances on charges of dope violation last year, has again been recommended by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) for the coveted honor this year.

10-member Indian team for IAAF World Race Walking Cup

National record holder K T Irfan and Khushbir Kaur will spearhead the Indian challenge at the IAAF World Race Walking Cup, to be held in Taicang, China on May 3-4.

AFI decides not to ratify Merlin Joseph`s 100m effort

Athletics Federation of India on Sunday decided not to ratify Merlin K Joseph`s national-record bettering effort in women`s 100m dash last year, setting at rest the controversy regarding the matter.

AFI to launch national school, college championships

The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) Sunday announced they will be launching the National Schools Athletics Championships and the National Inter-Collegiate Athletics Championships in 2015.

AFI to introduce school and college Athletics Championships

Athletics Federation of India on Saturday decided to introduce national championships at the school and college levels from next season to tap talent from among younger age group athletes.

AFI mulls big ticket franchise-based athletics league

Aimed at raising the profile of track and field sports in the country, Athletics Federation of India (AFI) is mulling on launching an ambitious big prize money franchised-based league, which will have Olympic and world champions.

AFI bans 6 states, slaps suspension on 14 athletes for doping

The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has banned six states, including Delhi and Haryana, for fielding overaged athletes while slapping two year suspension on 14 other athletes for doping.

Former AFI president Jadam passes away

Former President of Athletics Federation of India, M L Jadam has passed away at his home at Ajmer after a cardiac arrest.

Appeared before AFI panel for dope offence in 2008: Maheswary

Triple jumper Renjith Maheswary, who was today denied Arjuna Award by the Sports Ministry for flunking a dope test in 2008, admitted that he had appeared before an enquiry panel of the Athletics Federation of India at that time for returning positive for a banned drug.

Recover money spent on over-aged athletes: Ministry tells SAI

A livid Sports Ministry on Thursday asked SAI to recover the money spent on the athletes` airfare from the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) for the embarrassment caused to the country after 17 over-aged sportspersons were barred from the Nanjing Asian Youth Games.