My Asiad gold a slap on face of my critics: Mandeep Kaur
My Asiad gold a slap on face of my critics: Mandeep Kaur

Back into the limelight after serving a two-year ban due to a dope offence, two-time Asian Games gold medallist Mandeep Kaur on Saturday said that she has silenced her critics who thought her career was over with her feat in the just-concluded Incheon Games.

Ashwini vows to get India another medal

Keen to make an impression a year after her doping ban ended in July 2013, India`s premier athlete Ashwini Akkunji is eyeing a medal in the individual 400 meter hurdle at the upcoming Commonwealth Games.

Dope-tainted Ashwini back in Indian team for World Athletics

Dope-tainted runner Ashwini Akkunji, double gold medallist in the Asian Games, was back in the main fold Saturday as she was named by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) in the Indian women`s 4x400m relay squad for next month`s World Championships in Moscow.

Akkunji set for World Athletics Championships

Double Asian Games gold-medallist Ashwini Akkunji looked set to make it to the Indian women`s 4x400m relay squad for next month`s World Championships in Moscow after she finished joint second in the trials held at Patiala today.

Akkunji mulling over taking part in 4x400m relay trials

Quartermiler Ashwini Akkunji, who early this month completed her two-year ban period for a doping offence, is contemplating to run in the women`s 4x400m relay trials on July 19 for a place in the Indian quartet for next month`s World Athletics Championships in Moscow.

Ban over, Akkunji makes appearance at Asian Athletics C`ship

With her ban period ending on Thursday, dope-tainted double Asian Games gold medallist Ashwini Akkunji made an appearance during the ongoing Asian Athletics Championships in Pune.

40 Indian athletes in IAAF list of dope offenders

India has nothing to boast of in terms of achievements at world stage in athletics, but the country has topped in the number offenders caught for doping under IAAF rules.

No relay team for India in London Olympics

India will be without a relay team in the London Olympics as it failed to make the cut in the IAAF list released today.

Ashwini & Co. handed enhanced ban in athletics doping scandal

Indian athletics' biggest doping scandal involving six top women athletes, including three Asian and Commonwealth Games gold medallists, ended with the Switzerland-based Court of Arbitration for Sports awarding an enhanced ban of two years on them.

Indian athletes lose doping case in CAS

The six Indian women athletes, who were caught for steroid doping last year, lost their case in the Court of Arbitration for Sports in Lausanne, Switzerland as it upheld the IAAF`s appeal to impose two-year ban on them.

Hearing on IAAF`s appeal on Indian athletes held today

The hearing on the appeal by IAAF in the case involving six Indian women quartermilers, including Asian Games double gold medallist Ashwini Akkunji, was held at the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) at the headquarters at Lausanne, Switzerland today.

No relay team for India in London Olympics

India will be without a relay team in the London Olympics as it failed to make the cut in the IAAF list released on Tuesday.

Tainted athletes training at SAI Centre is serious: Maken

Taking note of banned athletes like Ashwini Akkunji and Sini Jose training at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) Centre at Sonepat, Sports Minister Ajay Maken admitted that this was a serious issue and they were probing the matter.

ADAP comes to tainted athletes rescue

The Anti Doping Appeal Panel (ADAP) has upheld the one-year sanction imposed on India`s top quarter-milers with a rider that paves the way for them to take part in the Olympic trials.

WADA wants two-year ban on Ashwini & Co

Not satisfied with the one-year ban handed out to top four Indian quartermilers, including Asian Games double gold medallist Ashwini Akkunji, in the doping scandal, the World Anti-Doping has appealed against the decision and pleaded for a two-year sanction on the atheletes.

Dope scandal appeal hearing adjourned for Jan 27

The appeals hearing on the one-year ban on India`s four top quarter-milers, including Asian Games double gold medallist Ashwini Akkunji, before a National Anti-Doping Agency panel was today adjourned for January 27.

Athletics dope hearing adjourned till Oct 4

The dope hearing of the six tainted track and field athletes has been adjourned for October 4

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.

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.