Articles about Athletics Federation of India

Steven Spielberg teams with AFI for new online movie club

03 Apr 2020

Steven Spielberg teams with AFI for new online movie club

In these times of great uncertainty and anxiety, good movies could bring us joy and comfort.

Seven best comedy movies you can watch on Netflix now

26 Aug 2019

Seven best comedy movies you can watch on Netflix now

Who doesn't love comedy movies?

AFI asked for athletes' photos; received shirtless, photoshopped images instead

11 Aug 2019

AFI asked for athletes' photos; received shirtless, photoshopped images instead

Last month, the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) had made online registration compulsory for athletes to enter into competitions.

Oscars 2019: Five films to watch out for this year

22 Jan 2019

Oscars 2019: Five films to watch out for this year

The Oscars will unveil their complete list of nominations today, January 22, 2019.

Doping Scandal: Nirmala Sheoran, four other athletes test positive

27 Nov 2018

Doping Scandal: Nirmala Sheoran, four other athletes test positive

India's quarter-miler Nirmala Sheoran is among five athletes, who have tested positive for banned substances, as a fresh sporting doping scandal rocks the country.

#MeetTheMedalists: All you need to know about Dutee Chand

30 Aug 2018

#MeetTheMedalists: All you need to know about Dutee Chand

Dutee Chand etched her name in the record books by winning two individual medals at the Asian Games 2018.

#IndiaProudAgain: Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra bags gold at French meet

18 Jul 2018

#IndiaProudAgain: Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra bags gold at French meet

India's star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra won the gold at the Sotteville Athletics meet in France yesterday, beating 2012 London Olympics gold-medallist Keshorn Walcott.

Discus thrower Vikas Gowda bids adieu

30 May 2018

Discus thrower Vikas Gowda bids adieu

Indian athlete Vikas Gowda announced his retirement on Wednesday, just three months ahead on the 2018 Asian Games.

'No needle' policy: Two Indian athletes told to leave CWG

13 Apr 2018

'No needle' policy: Two Indian athletes told to leave CWG

The Indian contingent at the Commonwealth Games was today left thoroughly embarrassed after race walker Irfan Kolothum Thodi and triple jumper V Rakesh babu were ordered to head back home.

India's top javelin-thrower Kang fails dope-test; may get four-year ban

28 Feb 2018

India's top javelin-thrower Kang fails dope-test; may get four-year ban

Top Indian javelin thrower Davinder Singh Kang has been suspended provisionally by the world athletics governing body after he returned positive for a steroid in an out-of-competition test last week.

World Athletics Championships: Davinder Kang finishes 12th in javelin throw

13 Aug 2017

World Athletics Championships: Davinder Kang finishes 12th in javelin throw

Davinder Kang, India's lone javelin thrower in the 2017 World Athletics Championships, finished 12th in the 13-men final event.

World Athletics Championships: Davinder Kang qualifies for javelin throw finals

11 Aug 2017

World Athletics Championships: Davinder Kang qualifies for javelin throw finals

India's Davinder Singh Kang wrote history as he became the first Indian athlete ever to qualify for the finals of javelin throw at the World Athletics Championships.

Honour court's directive on Chitra: Vijay Goel to AFI

30 Jul 2017

Honour court's directive on Chitra: Vijay Goel to AFI

Sports minister Vijay Goel asked the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) to honour Kerala High Court's directive to include Asia's 1500 metre gold medallist PU Chitra in India's squad for next month's World Athletics Championships in London.

Kaur fails second dope test; removed from World Championships squad

20 Jul 2017

Kaur fails second dope test; removed from World Championships squad

Shot-putter Manpreet Kaur was removed from the Indian team for the upcoming World Athletics Championships after her second dope test was positive.

Asian shot-put champion Manpreet Kaur fails dope test

19 Jul 2017

Asian shot-put champion Manpreet Kaur fails dope test

India's shot put gold medallist Manpreet Kaur tested positive for a banned substance in a test conducted by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) during the Federation Cup National Championships in June.

Javelin thrower Rohit Yadav handed provisional suspension by NADA

27 May 2017

Javelin thrower Rohit Yadav handed provisional suspension by NADA

National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) handed a provisional suspension to javelin thrower Rohit Yadav after his tests were found positive for using a banned substance 'stanozolol'.

Indian golfers yet to receive preparatory money for Rio Olympics

22 Dec 2016

Indian golfers yet to receive preparatory money for Rio Olympics

Indian golfers SSP Chawrasia and Anirban Lahiri are yet to receive amount of Rs.30 lakh, promised to them as the preparatory money for the 2016 Rio Olympics from the Sports Ministry.

Whose fault - Sports Ministry's or Athletes?

01 Sep 2016

Whose fault - Sports Ministry's or Athletes?

Athletes preparing for the Olympics were demoralized for long with the bureaucracy's rigidity which had consistently hampered and hindered their training programmes.

Athletics Federation of India denies OP Jaisha's allegations

23 Aug 2016

Athletics Federation of India denies OP Jaisha's allegations

The AFI has denied claims made by marathon runner OP Jaisha that the Indian contingent was not provided adequate water during the race.

Where were the Indian officials during Women's marathon?

22 Aug 2016

Where were the Indian officials during Women's marathon?

Indian officials have been a cause of embarrassment yet again, at the Rio Olympics.

Sprinter Dharambir banned for life; Rio dreams shattered

03 Aug 2016

Sprinter Dharambir banned for life; Rio dreams shattered

Indian sprinter Dharambir Singh was handed a life ban by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI).