The Athletics Federation of India is likely to take a decision on owning a commercial property which will organise a franchise-based athletics league in the country in a bid to make the sport lucrative and raise its profile. It is learnt that a company associated with a businessman involved in the organisation of World Kabaddi League has shown interest in running an athletics league on the lines of highly successful IPL cricket tournament and Indian Badminton League, and it will make a presentation at the AFI Annual General Body Meeting in Varanasi.
Promising Odisha sprinter Dutee Chand got a massive shot in the arm after the Court of Arbitration for Sports in Switzerland specifically allowed her to take part in the Asian Championships, pending a final decision on her appeal against IAAF's hyperandrogenism policy. Dutee has been given the go ahead only for the June event in China and will have to sit out of other continental or international events.
The Court of Arbitration for Sports on Monday began hearing the appeal filed by promising Indian athlete Dutee Chand against the IAAF's hyperandrogenism policy, which bars female athletes having higher level of male hormones from competitions.
Two of India's rising boxers -- Commonwealth Games silver-medallist L Devendro Singh (49kg) and Gaurav Bhiduri (52kg) -- would be seen in action in the professional-style World Series of Boxing after grabbing two-year contracts with the franchises of Poland and Italy on Wednesday.
The ad-hoc committee appointed by the IOA to run some affairs of Indian boxing owing to India`s international termination today decided to request the International Boxing Association to provide at least two training trips for both men and women as they gear up for the Commonwealth and Asian Games this year.
Threatened with a ban by the administrators and labelled an enfant terrible by her detractors, ace shuttler Jwala Gutta says such has been the "hurt and pain" of the last six months that she has not been able celebrate her bronze medal at the recent Asian Badminton Championships to the fullest.
Ever since Pankaj Advani ventured into the glitzy world of professional snooker, his first love billiards took a back seat, but the eight-time world champion has vowed to play more of the traditional format after the end of pro season in April.
Doping shame and administrative goof-ups dominated the Indian athletics scene with the hosting of Asian Championships for only the second time in its history providing the only silver lining in an otherwise disappointing year.
India skipper Sardara Singh has been rested for 3rd Asian Champions Trophy as Hockey India (HI) announced a young 18-member squad, to be led by midfielder Manpreet Singh, for the tournament in Kakamigahara, Japan from November 2-10.
Indian weightlifters began their campaign on a positive note bagging a silver and a bronze medal on the opening day of the 20th Women and 27th Men`s Asian Junior Championships being held at Bishkek, Krygyzstan.
The Indian men`s weightlifting team finished runners-up in the Asian Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan for the first time in its competitive history even though none of them could bag a medal at the event which concluded on Wednesday.
India`s most successful woman boxer M C Mary Kom is spewing fire even though it is celebration time for her after clinching her maiden gold medal since jumping a division, in the Asian Championships in Mongolia.