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OP Jaisha-AFI row: Marathon runner said no to personalised refreshment, clarifies coach Nikolai Snesarev

OP Jaisha-AFI row: Marathon runner said no to personalised refreshment, clarifies coach Nikolai Snesarev

Jaisha, who fainted at the finish line after completing the race in 89th position, had alleged that there was no water, recovery drinks and refreshment available for her and only once in 8km did she got water.

Athletics coach Nikolai Snesarev detained by Rio police, then released

Athletics coach Nikolai Snesarev detained by Rio police, then released

Indian athletics contingent's middle and long distance coach Nikolai Snesarev was "detained" for half a day and later released by the police after a lady doctor at the Games Village of the Rio Olympics made a complaint of misbehaviour at the polyclinic here.

Sudha Singh: Long distance runner finally settles with marathon for 2016 Rio Olympics

Sudha Singh: Long distance runner finally settles with marathon for 2016 Rio Olympics

She was reportedly displeased with coach Nikolai Snesarev`s decision of making her concentrate on marathon instead of her favoured 3,000 metres steeplechase.

National coach Nikolai Snesarev slams Railways for 'threatening' Olympics bound athletes

National coach Nikolai Snesarev slams Railways for 'threatening' Olympics bound athletes

The Belarusian was furious at the bureaucracy which he said was killing the sport and pleaded to stop interfering in their preparation.

Nikolai Snesarev issue resolved, will be given long term contract: SAI

Nikolai Snesarev issue resolved, will be given long term contract: SAI

 Top athletics national coach Nikolai Snesarev, who recently threatened to quit, will continue at his job to guide the likes of Lalita Babar and O P Jaisha in their quest for Olympics glory as he has sorted out his issues with the Sports Authority of India (SAI).

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.

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.

World Athletics Championship: Timing in heats gave me confidence, says Lalita Babar

World Athletics Championship: Timing in heats gave me confidence, says Lalita Babar

Distance runner Lalita Babar, who created a piece of history in Beijing yesterday by becoming the first track athlete from India to reach the final round in the IAAF World Championships, says her excellent timing in the heats gave a big boost to her confidence for the final.

Lalita Shivaji Babar sets new National mark, enters 3000m steeplechase final

Lalita Shivaji Babar sets new National mark, enters 3000m steeplechase final

 Lalita Shivaji Babar smashed her own national record in a creditable performance to qualify for the women's 3000m steeplechase final in the World Athletics Championships here on Monday.

AFI to pencil in two Indian GP, Inter-State to be advanced

The Athletics Federation of India has decided to pencil in two national Grand Prix meets in May to compensate for the scrapping of Asian GP events while also advancing the crucial Inter-State Meet by two weeks.

Nikolai is not returning: Sources

Belarusian coach Nikolai Snesarev, who shaped the likes of long distance runner Preeja Sreedharan into Asian Games medal winners, will not return to India as he has joined a Gulf country on a much higher pay.

Nikolai is not returning: Sources

Belarusian coach Nikolai Snesarev, who shaped the likes of long distance runner Preeja Sreedharan into Asian Games medal winners, will not return to India as he has joined a Gulf country on a much higher pay.

Denied pay hike, athletics coach Nikolai decides to quit

Belarusian coach Nikolai Snesarev has decided not to return to India after the sports ministry refused to agree to the salary hike he demanded.

Denied pay hike, athletics coach Nikolai decides to quit

Belarusian coach Nikolai Snesarev has decided not to return to India after the sports ministry refused to agree to the salary hike he demanded.

Nikolai gets 3 months extension; AFI wants him till London

The Athletics Federation of India has asked the government to keep long-distance running coach Nikolai Snesarev till the 2012 London Olympics after the Belarussian’s contract was extended for three months only by the SAI.

Nikolai gets 3 months extension; AFI wants him till London

The Athletics Federation of India has asked the government to keep long-distance running coach Nikolai Snesarev till the 2012 London Olympics after the Belarussian’s contract was extended for three months only by the SAI.