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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.

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.

AFI welcomes CAS decision on Dutee Chand, says happy for her
AFI welcomes CAS decision on Dutee Chand, says happy for her

 Athletics Federation of India on Tuesday welcomed the Court of Arbitration for Sport's ruling which allowed sprinter Dutee Chand to resume her career on an appeal challenging the IAAF's controversial Hyperandrogenism Regulations, saying that it was a happy for sprinter.

Ministry set to proceed for Yuri Ogorodnik's visa formalities: AFI
Ministry set to proceed for Yuri Ogorodnik's visa formalities: AFI

The uncertainty over the appointment of dope-tainted Ukrainian coach Yuri Ogorodnik is likely to be over as the Sports Ministry is set to proceed towards procuring his visa for his arrival in the country, according to a top Athletics Federation of India official.

Lalit Bhanot elected Asian Athletics Association vice-president
Lalit Bhanot elected Asian Athletics Association vice-president

Tainted former IOA Secretary General Lalit Bhanot on Monday has been elected as one of the five vice-presidents of Asian Athletics Association (AAA) in China for the continental body.

In lucrative Tops Scheme, but Ashwini & Co. not in India team

Just a couple of days ago, the dope-tainted athletes like Ashwini Akkunji, Mandeep Kaur figured in government's lucrative TOPS scheme list, but none of these relay quarter-milers could find a place in 47-member team for the Asian Athletics championships in Wuhan, China.

'Lack of communication caused Relay Controversy'
'Lack of communication caused Relay Controversy'

The Athletics Federation of India on Saturday admitted that "lack of communication" on its part resulted in an embarrassing situation, where Manikanda Arumugam replaced originally named Praveen Muthukumaran in the 4x100m men's relay trials for the anchor leg.

'Some Asian Championship bound athletes yet to undergo dope tests'
'Some Asian Championship bound athletes yet to undergo dope tests'

 At least 10 track and field athletes, mostly relay runners, are yet to undergo dope tests, though the Indian team for next month's Asian Championships in China leaves the country in three days' time, according to sources.

Ankit included in Asian Athletics team, Dutee in for a chance

Long jumper Ankit Sharma has been included in the Indian team for next month's Asian Athletics Championships in China after he "apologised" to the national federation for not informing it before shifting his base from NIS Patiala to SAI Center at Thiruvananthapuram. 

Yuri Ogorodnik's appointment cleared by ministry

Controversial women's 400m coach Yuri Ogorodnik is finally set to return to India after his dramatic ouster four years ago for his alleged involvement in a doping scandal as his appointment has been cleared by the Sports Ministry.

Vikas Gowda, Seema Punia recommended for Khel Ratna
Vikas Gowda, Seema Punia recommended for Khel Ratna

Commonwealth Games gold medallist discus thrower Vikas Gowda has been recommended for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna for the second time along with his female counterpart and CWG champion Seema Punia for the coveted award this year.

AFI to mull over lucrative franchise-based league

 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.

AFI finalises athletics calendar

Athletics Federation of India on Thursday finalised the calendar of events this year with new places like Mangalore and Sangrur in Punjab getting important meets.

I will abide by AFI regulation on marathons: OP Jaisha
I will abide by AFI regulation on marathons: OP Jaisha

Seasoned runner O P Jaisha, who broke the 19-year-old women's national marathon record here on Sunday, said that she will abide by whatever limits are imposed by Athletics Federation of India on the number of such races an athlete can run in a calendar year in future.

Mumbai Marathon is selection trial for world championship: AFI
Mumbai Marathon is selection trial for world championship: AFI

This Sunday's Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon would be the pre-qualification event for the World Championships in August in Beijing, said Athletics Federation of India president Adille Sumariwalla on Friday.

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.