Athletics News

On this day: Hima wins historic U-20 World Championship gold

On this day: Hima wins historic U-20 World Championship gold

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Star sprinter Hima Das became a household name on July 12, 2018 when she won the 400m gold at the Under-20 IAAF World Championships that year. Hima became the first Indian to win a track gold medal at any international meet.Hima remembered the day on Sunday and tweeted a vi...

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Every school in India needs to have a playground, says Bahadur Singh

Every school in India needs to have a playground, says Bahadur Singh

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Outgoing National Chief Athletics coach Bahadur Singh has appealed to Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju and administrators to ensure that every school in the country has space for children to play. The 74-year-old said that India has the potential to become a powerhouse in sport...

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Athletes should be given a higher pedestal in society, says Rijiju

Athletes should be given a higher pedestal in society, says Rijiju

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has said that those who have dedicated their life to sport and representing the nation at international events should be respected in the same way as those who win medals.Speaking at the virtual farewell organised by the Athletics Federati...

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In an Oly final, it's that 1% edge that makes all the difference: Bindra

In an Oly final, it's that 1% edge that makes all the difference: Bindra

Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) With an aim to engage in meaningful discourse and create High-Performance excellence in sport and knowledge for administrators and stakeholders, the ELMS Foundation on Saturday launched Indias first-ever High-Performance Leadership Program in association with the Abhinav Bindr...

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Bolt will come out of retirement only if coach tells him to

Bolt will come out of retirement only if coach tells him to

Jamaica, July 11 (IANS) Eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt recently revealed what could make him come out of retirement and catch the imagination of track and field fans worldwide once again.Following a decade of dominance, Bolt hung up his illustrious boots after finishing third in the 10...

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IOA VP Mittal urges IOC to respond to allegations against Batra

IOA VP Mittal urges IOC to respond to allegations against Batra

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Vice President Sudhanshu Mittal has again written to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), pointing out the alleged abuse of power by Narinder Batra as the President of India's National Olympic Council.Mittal said that the IOC is yet to...

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As IOA power battle rages on, associate EC member calls for introspection

As IOA power battle rages on, associate EC member calls for introspection

New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) As the power battle within the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) rages on, an associate Executive Council member of India's National Olympic Council asked the members for "introspection."Bholanath Singh, in a letter marked to all members of the IOA, said that Secretary Gener...

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NSNIS Patiala announces relaxation in admission criteria of coaching course

NSNIS Patiala announces relaxation in admission criteria of coaching course

New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) In a first-time endeavour, 46 eminent athletes, men and women, will get direct admission to the flagship diploma course in sports coaching at the Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports (NSNIS) in Patiala, from the session of 2020-21 onwards.This decision was announced b...

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IOC disqualifies Turkish weightlifter's London 2012 result

IOC disqualifies Turkish weightlifter's London 2012 result

Lausanne (Switzerland), July 9 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee on Thursday said it has sanctioned a Turkish weightlifter for failing anti-doping tests conducted again on samples from the 2012 London Olympics. Following this, Mate Binay's sixth place finish in the 69kg men's category has b...

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No confirmation on securing all venues yet: Tokyo Olympics spokesperson

No confirmation on securing all venues yet: Tokyo Olympics spokesperson

Tokyo, July 9 (IANS) A Tokyo Olympics spokesperson said on Thursday that reports of organisers securing all venues for the postponed Games are "optimistic" but nothing has been officially announced yet. While organisers had previously announced that 80 percent of venues had been secured, Japanese me...

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