Akkunji not to be considered for Arjuna Award

Double Asian Games gold medallist Ashwini Akkunji`s name has been struck off from the list of nominees for this year`s Arjuna Award following her dope flunk.

Food supplements behind dope flunk: Ashwini

Dope tainted Asian Games double gold medallist Ashwini Akkunji claimed innocence and blamed vitamin supplements she had consumed on the advice of foreign coach Yuri Ogrodnik as the source of the anabolic steroid found in her body.

Akkunji claims innocence, blames food supplements

Asian Games double gold medallist Ashwini Akkunji, who failed the dope test, claimed innocence and blamed the vitamin supplements that they consumed on the recommendation of their coach as the source of the anabolic steroids.

OGQ provisionally suspends funding to Ashwini

Olympic Gold Quest, founded by Prakash Padukone and Geet Sethi, has provisionally suspended the funding to drug-tainted athlete Ashwini Akkunji, one of the sports persons it supports, and is awaiting result of her "B" sample.

More Indian athletes flunk dope test

Adding more shame to the already swelled-up list of Indian athletes who tested positive for banned substances, Commonwealth and Asian Games gold medallist Ashwini Akkunji and Priyanka Panwar too flunked their dope test.

Dope tainted athletes out; Ashwini, Poonia in team

Dope tainted athletes Mandeep Kaur and Sini Jose got the axe as Athletics Federation of India on Sunday named a 37-strong team for the Asian Championships starting on July 7 in Kobe, Japan.

Ashwini aims London medal, rues lack of sponsor

India`s new track sensation Ashwini Akkunji today rued lack of corporate sponsorship even after winning two gold medals in last month`s Asian Games but still remains upbeat about a podium finish in the 2012 London Olympics.