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Tiny Botswana awards its World Athletics Relays bronze winning team

Tiny Botswana awards its World Athletics Relays bronze winning team

Gaborone (Botswana), May 5 (IANS) The government of Botswana on Wednesday congratulated it's men's 4x400m team for clinching a bronze medal at the just-ended 2021 World Athletics Relays in Poland."We are excited that the Men's 4x400m team has now firmly secured it's place at the impeding Tokyo 2020 ...

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Be prepared for Games without fans: Coe to athletes

Be prepared for Games without fans: Coe to athletes

Tokyo, May 5 (IANS) World Athletics (WA) president Sebastian Coe on Wednesday said that athletes should be prepared to compete at the Tokyo Olympics venues without spectators.Coe, who was in Sapporo for an Olympic test event, said at an online press conference: "Everybody, the athletes particularly,...

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Italian Larissa's indoor world u-20 long jump record ratified

Italian Larissa's indoor world u-20 long jump record ratified

New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Italian teenage long jumper Larissa Lapichino officially got her name in the record books on Wednesday as the World Athletics ratified her World Under-20 indoor long jump record of 6.91 metres recorded in February in Ancona."Larissa Lapichino's world U20 indoor long jump reco...

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CAS rejects Gomathi's appeal against doping ban

CAS rejects Gomathi's appeal against doping ban

New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed Indian middle distance runner Gomathi Manimathu's appeal against her four-year ban for doping imposed by Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) in 2019.According to AIU, the CAS rejected Gomathi's appeal last week.Gomathi's four ...

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Women's 4x400m relay team on the edge ahead of Olympics

Women's 4x400m relay team on the edge ahead of Olympics

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The women's 4x400 metres relay team runs the risk of missing the Tokyo Olympics as it is too close to the elimination zone.Only the top 16 teams -- as on the July 1 qualification deadline -- are eligible to compete in the Tokyo Olympics, according to World Athletics. The Indi...

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'Corona wave ruined plans to train Indian athletes for Olympics'

'Corona wave ruined plans to train Indian athletes for Olympics'

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The second wave of Coronavirus in India has ruined plans to prepare top athletes for the Tokyo Olympic Games, says Adille Sumariwalla president of Athletics Federation of India (AFI).However, Sumariwalla points out that the top athletes gave a good account of themselves durin...

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Gymnast Pranati Nayak to get Olympic Games quota

Gymnast Pranati Nayak to get Olympic Games quota

<br>As per the rules, Sri Lanka's Elpitiya Badalge Dona Milka Geh is the first reserve for the Asian quota while Pranati is the second reserve. Both will, however, compete in the Olympics, starting July 23.The world body in gymnastics (FIG) will make an official announcement in this regard in ...

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Indian athletes sad at missing World Relays: Sprint coach

Indian athletes sad at missing World Relays: Sprint coach

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The disappointment of missing next month's World Relays due to new travel restrictions imposed on Indians due to surging Covid-19 cases in the country is palpable among the Indian athletes who would have competed, said sprint coach N Ramesh on Friday."It's a bad experience...

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Relay teams grounded due to ban on Indians by Dutch government

Relay teams grounded due to ban on Indians by Dutch government

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Poland-bound national men and women's relay squads were grounded by the Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) on Wednesday due to rising Covid-19 cases in India.The national men's 4x400m and women's 4x100 relay squads were supposed to compete in World Relays in the Polish city of...

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Runner Johnson contracts Covid-19, rules himself out of Olympics

Runner Johnson contracts Covid-19, rules himself out of Olympics

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Jakarta Asian Games champion in men's 1500 metres Jinson Johnson says his chances of making cut for the Tokyo Olympics are almost over as he is still recovering from Covid-19 at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) training centre in Bengaluru."I was one of the several athl...

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