Anti-doping: Athletics chief Sumariwalla says jail terms for dopers and guilty coaches will be strongest deterrent

“People ask what more can we do to prevent doping. I think everyone will become responsible, including the coaches, if we criminalise doping,” Sumariwalla added. Shared News: May 7, 2022 7:06:58 am The AFI president expressed his views two days after the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), an independent body set up with an aim to […]

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Despite Neeraj Chopra’s gold, Covid-19 scare keeps top javelin coaches away

Chopra is currently training in Turkey with coach Dr Klaus Bartonietz, a biomechanics expert. But AFI believes that a core group of youngsters with promise needs a foreign hand to guide them during the next Olympic cycle if India wants to become a javelin nation. Shared News: May 7, 2022 8:15:52 am AFI president Adille […]

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2 top athletes fail dope test; dropped from camp, face ban

India is ranked third in doping, according to the latest World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) report released in 2021. With 152 cases across disciplines, the country is marginally below leaders Russia (167) and Italy (157) on this list. Shared News: April 30, 2022 8:15:29 am “Two track-and-field athletes have tested positive and they are no longer […]

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Beijing Olympics: What a diplomatic boycott means, and why some athletes have traveled with burner phones

The Beijing Olympic Tower is seen from the Main Media Center ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis) Shared News: February 4, 2022 1:37:45 pm On Thursday, India announced a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics, which get underway on Friday. By doing so, India has […]

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Simone Biles sticks landing in balance beam, wins Olympic bronze

Shared News: August 3, 2021 3:42:26 pm Simone Biles of the United States in action on the balance beam. (Reuters). Simone Biles stuck the landing. The American gymnastics superstar won bronze during the balance beam final on Tuesday, a week after she took herself out of several competitions to focus on her mental health. Simone […]

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Shooting World Cup: Manu-Saurabh win silver 10m air pistol mixed team event

Chaudhary and Bhaker’s silver takes India’s medal count to three. Both shooters have already won a bronze each. Shared News: June 26, 2021 9:42:52 pm The pair of Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary has consistently medaled in recent World Cups. (File Photo) Continuing their impressive run, the Indian duo of Saurabh Chaudhary and Manu Bhaker […]

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‘She will overtake Anju’: Coach Robert Bobby George on promising long jumper Shaili Singh

After Shaili Singh rewrites youth and Under-20 national records at the Inter-State meet, coach Robert says the athlete from Jhansi “will definitely break Anju Bobby George’s national record”. Shared News: June 27, 2021 8:10:14 am Shaili Singh broke the Under-20 national record with a distance of 6.38m, and bettered it with an impressive 6.48 in […]

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Torch relay for Tokyo Olympics kicks off its 121-day journey

The relay began in northeastern Fukushima prefecture, the area that was devastated by the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and the meltdown of three nuclear reactors. About 18,000 died in the tragedy. Shared News: March 25, 2021 9:39:33 am Japanese torchbearer Azusa Iwashimizu, a member of the Japan women’s national football team, arrives at a torch “kiss […]

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ISSF World Cup: India win silver in men’s team air rifle event

The Indian trio shot a total of 14 in the gold medal round to finish behind the winning team of Lucas Kozeniesky, William Shaner and Timothy Sherry of the United States. Shared News: March 21, 2021 12:45:35 pm India’s Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar, Deepak Kumar and Pankaj Kumar combined to win the silver medal in […]

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