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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.