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AFI announces certification course district technical officials

AFI announces certification course district technical officials

New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Athletics Federation of India (AFI) announced the setting up of a certification course for more than 2,100 district technical officials. The AFI said that it aims to have 10,000 such district technical officials across the country in the next five years."Over the next fortni...

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Burkina Faso's Zango smashes world indoor triple jump record

Burkina Faso's Zango smashes world indoor triple jump record

Paris, Jan 17 (IANS) Burkina Faso athlete Hugues Fabrice Zango produced the first standout athletics moment of 2021 by leaping to a new indoor triple jump world record of 18.07 metres.On Saturday at an event in Aubiere, France, Zango added 15 centimetres to the previous record, set by his coach Tedd...

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Burkina Faso's Zango breaks world indoor triple jump record

Burkina Faso's Zango breaks world indoor triple jump record

Aubiere (France), Jan 16 (IANS) World bronze medallist Hugues Fabrice Zango produced the first standout athletics moment of the year by sailing to a world indoor triple jump record of 18.07 metres here on Saturday (16). The record is subject to the usual ratification procedure.The 27-year-old athlet...

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Snesarev appointed coach of Indian athletics team till September

Snesarev appointed coach of Indian athletics team till September

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The sports ministry has approved the appointment of Belarussian coach Nikolai Snesarev as the middle and long-distance coach of the Indian athletics team.Snesarev has been appointed till the end of September, a period which will coincide with the Tokyo Olympics re-scheduled ...

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Kenya to bid for 2025 World Athletics Championships

Kenya to bid for 2025 World Athletics Championships

Nairobi, Jan 11 (IANS) Kenya has received the 2025 World Athletics Championship bidding documents as the country aims for international events after the 2017 youth global event opened a window of opportunities for the country, officials have said.Jackson Tuwei, president of Athletics Kenya (AK), sai...

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4th Asian Youth Athletics Championships postponed

4th Asian Youth Athletics Championships postponed

New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) The fourth Asian Youth Athletics Championships, scheduled to be held in Kuwait City from March 1 to 4, has been postponed to October 2021, the Asian Athletics Association (AAA) has told its member federations.The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) said on Wednesday that the...

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World Athletics has the best anti-doping system among IFs: Coe

World Athletics has the best anti-doping system among IFs: Coe

Lausanne, Dec 23 (IANS) World Athletics president Sebastian Coe said that the organisation will go into the Tokyo Olympics with an anti-doping system that will be "better" than any other international federation (IF). Coe said that the formation of the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), an independent ...

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5-month pregnant woman finishes TCS World 10K Bengaluru in 62 minutes

5-month pregnant woman finishes TCS World 10K Bengaluru in 62 minutes

Bengaluru, Dec 23 (IANS) One of many amazing stories of the TCS World 10K Bengaluru 2020 is a five-month pregnant woman completing the race in just 62 minutes.Ankita Gaur, a mom-to-be, completed her run on Sunday, despite being five months pregnant.The World 10K Bengaluru is an annual 10 km road run...

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USA women's 4x1500m world record ratified

USA women's 4x1500m world record ratified

Lausanne, Dec 22 (IANS) The 4x1500m women's world record of 16:27.02 seconds set by the US quartet comprising Colleen Quigley, Elise Cranny, Karissa Schweizer, and Shelby Houlihan in Portland on July 31 has been ratified, World Athletics said on Tuesday.The record was set in a low-key intra-squad co...

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CAS verdict doesn't change our process with Russia: World Athletics

CAS verdict doesn't change our process with Russia: World Athletics

Paris, Dec 19 (IANS) World Athletics had said that it would decide whether to allow Russian athletes to compete as 'Authorised Neutral Athletes' (ANA) in international competitions in its next council meeting in March 2021, or earlier.Russia was banned from competing in international competitions fo...

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