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'Wonder Woman', 'The Post' among AFI's top movies of the year

'Wonder Woman', 'The Post' among AFI's top movies of the year

10 films of the year chosen by the American Film Institute (AFI) on Thursday, in a list likely to be echoed at Hollywood`s high-profile awards shows next year.

Dec 08, 2017, 09:38 AM IST
Javelin thrower Davinder Singh Kang claims AFI told him to drop out of London World Championships

Javelin thrower Davinder Singh Kang claims AFI told him to drop out of London World Championships

Kang, who became the first Indian javelin thrower to reach the final round of a World Championships last week in London, returned positive for marijuana in an in-competition test conducted by NADA during the Indian Grand Prix in May 15.

Aug 16, 2017, 21:05 PM IST

World Athletics Championships: AFI urges IAAF to consider PU Chitra's entry after govt steps in

AFI's move came after Sports Minister Goel had earlier in the day advised the national federation to honour the Kerala High Court directive on Chitra to ensure her participation in the world meet.

Jul 29, 2017, 23:09 PM IST
Javelin thrower Rohit Yadav fails dope test, to be stripped off Asian youth medal

Javelin thrower Rohit Yadav fails dope test, to be stripped off Asian youth medal

It was an in-competition test, which was conducted last month during the National Youth Championship in Hyderabad.

May 28, 2017, 00:55 AM IST
Indian athlete caught with Maria Sharapova drug; embarrassed AFI to seek details from coaches

Indian athlete caught with Maria Sharapova drug; embarrassed AFI to seek details from coaches

The yet-to-be-named athlete was suspended by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) after being caught with meldonium at the National Institute of Sports in Patiala.

May 24, 2017, 19:06 PM IST
Ten years after being stripped off  medal, Santhi Soundarajan to file human rights violation case against AFI, IOA

Ten years after being stripped off medal, Santhi Soundarajan to file human rights violation case against AFI, IOA

AFI President Adille Sumariwalla, however, said that the federation cannot do much because Soundarajan was banned and medal stripped off by the OCA during the Asian Games.

Jan 03, 2017, 22:22 PM IST
Did OP Jaisha lie about official apathy in Rio? Here is her co-runner's version

Did OP Jaisha lie about official apathy in Rio? Here is her co-runner's version

After OP Jaisha's sensational claims of official apathy in the Rio Olympics, co-runner Kavita Raut on Tuesday gave this controversy a new twist on Tuesday.

Aug 24, 2016, 16:23 PM IST
Rio Olympics fallout: Sports Ministry sets up inquiry to probe apathy in OP Jaisha's case

Rio Olympics fallout: Sports Ministry sets up inquiry to probe apathy in OP Jaisha's case

Jaisha, after returning from Brazil, claimed that officials from all other countries provided refreshments to their runners at designated points set up every 2.5 km.

Aug 23, 2016, 17:53 PM IST
OP Jaisha's ordeal: Marathon runner demands enquiry after AFI says she refused to avail energy drinks

OP Jaisha's ordeal: Marathon runner demands enquiry after AFI says she refused to avail energy drinks

Refuting Jaisha's claim, AFI said that it was she who refused to avail the option of having energy drinks.

Aug 23, 2016, 09:38 AM IST
Rio Olympics fallout: OP Jaisha alleges official apathy, AFI refutes charge​

Rio Olympics fallout: OP Jaisha alleges official apathy, AFI refutes charge​

Jaisha collapsed at the finish line after completing the race and had to be rushed to a hospital.

Aug 22, 2016, 23:44 PM IST
AFI asks IAAF for Olympics wild card for javelin prodigy Neeraj Chopra

AFI asks IAAF for Olympics wild card for javelin prodigy Neeraj Chopra

The 18-year-old Haryana lad Chopra became the first ever Indian to hold a world record in athletics (junior or senior).

Jul 24, 2016, 21:29 PM IST
Athletics Federation of India fumes at Seema Punia's decision to train in Russia amidst doping controversy

Athletics Federation of India fumes at Seema Punia's decision to train in Russia amidst doping controversy

She was seen on social media sites with a Russian coach Vitaliy Pishchalnikov, a former Olympian discus thrower.

Jul 19, 2016, 18:35 PM IST
2016 Rio Olympics berths up for grabs at third Indian athletics GP

2016 Rio Olympics berths up for grabs at third Indian athletics GP

The third Indian GP will offer a last and final opportunity for Indian athletes to qualify for Rio 2016.

Jul 02, 2016, 22:40 PM IST

AFI says Turkey training tour will go ahead, nobody skipping

Athletics Federation of India said that the 90-day training stint of its athletes in Turkey will go ahead if the government clears it and nobody has officially communicated to the AFI to skip the tour.

Oct 01, 2015, 19:13 PM IST
Blow ahead of 2016 Rio Olympics: Arpinder Singh's dream to train in US is all but over

Blow ahead of 2016 Rio Olympics: Arpinder Singh's dream to train in US is all but over

Indian ace triple jumper Arpinder Singh's dream of training in the United States ahead of the Rio Olympics 2016 had suffered a setback.

Sep 24, 2015, 10:29 AM IST

AFI hopes to retain Russian coach Nikolai Snesarev

The Athletics Federation of India does not want to "lose" Russian coach Nikolai Snesarev, who has put in his resignation letter citing poor infrastructure less than a year ahead of Rio Olympics.

Sep 18, 2015, 19:26 PM IST
Lamenting poor infrastructure, coach Dr Nikolai Snesarev sends resignation letter to AFI

Lamenting poor infrastructure, coach Dr Nikolai Snesarev sends resignation letter to AFI

In a body blow to Indian athletics ahead of the next year's Rio Olympics, renowned Russian middle and long distance coach Dr Nikolai Snesarev has sent his resignation letter to the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) citing poor infrastructure as the primary reason.

Sep 17, 2015, 21:35 PM IST
Inderjeet Singh can train wherever he wants: AFI coach

Inderjeet Singh can train wherever he wants: AFI coach

Athletics Federation of India (AFI) chief coach Bahadur Singh on Thursday said shot putter Inderjeet Singh can train wherever he wishes ahead of next year's Rio Olympics.

Sep 17, 2015, 19:50 PM IST

AFI chief Sumariwalla elected IAAF Council member

Athletics Federation of India President Adille Sumariwalla was on Wednesday elected as one of the members of the prestigious Council of the IAAF, the global governing body of the sport, in its polls held here.

Aug 19, 2015, 13:18 PM IST
Requested SAI to let Dutee Chand join the national camp: AFI President

Requested SAI to let Dutee Chand join the national camp: AFI President

 The president of the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) Adille Sumariwalla on Wednesday said that the Federation has already requested Sports Authority of India (SAI) to allow Dutee Chand join the Senior national camp.

Jul 29, 2015, 22:23 PM IST