Athletics Federation of India: News

04 Oct 2023

Asian Games

Asian Games, decathlon: Tejaswin Shankar secures silver, shatters national record

Tejaswin Shankar scripted history by securing the silver medal in decathlon at the 2023 Asian Games.

02 Oct 2023

Asian Games

Asian Games 2023: India bag silver in mixed 4x400m relay

India won the bronze medal in the mixed 4x400m relay at the 2023 Asian Games on Monday.

01 Oct 2023

Asian Games

Asian Games: Jyothi Yarraji clinches controversial silver at 100m hurdles

Jyothi Yarraji clinched the silver medal in women's 100m hurdles at the 2023 Asian Games on Sunday.

07 Jun 2022


Indian cyclist accuses coach of 'inappropriate behavior': Details here

An Indian woman cyclist has accused the chief coach of national sprint team, RK Sharma, of "inappropriate behavior" during a camp in Slovenia.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

30 Jul 2017

Kerala High Court

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.

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'.

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.

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).