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newsathletics21 days ago

Khelo India University Games is great way to unearth talent in our country, says Dutee Chand

India's fastest woman Dutee Chand believes that the Khelo India University Games will help India unearth talent for the future as athletes from across the country will get a chance to show their talent. The first edition of the competition will be held in Bhubaneswar from February 22 to March 1 2020
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newsathletics22 days ago

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games | Neeraj Chopra achieves Qualifying standard

Neeraj Chopra marked a memorable comeback to competitive throwing, registering a best throw of 87.86m to win the ACNW League Meeting in Potchefstroom. With the throw, the reigning Commonwealth and Asian Champion became the first Indian javelin thrower to qualify for the Olympics in Tokyo.
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newsathletics2 months ago

India withdraw CWG boycott threat, prepare bid for Youth Olympics in 2026

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) officially took back its threat of withdrawing from the 2022 CWG over shooting's exclusion at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in New Delhi. Officials have confirmed that India will bid to host the Youth Olympics in 2026, before CWG and Asian Games in 2030.
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newsathletics2 months ago

Bloomberg Square Mile Relay set to return to Mumbai in 2020

Following a significantly successful inaugural edition of the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay event in 2019, it is set to make its return to Mumbai in 2020 as well. Headline sponsor of the event, Bloomberg has extended its partnership agreement with the event, scheduled on March 6, 2020, till 2025.
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newsathletics2 months ago

Khelo India Youth Games to be biggest-ever sporting event in India, claims Avinash Joshi

According to the Khelo India Youth Games CEO Avinash Joshi, the third edition of the tournament will be the biggest-ever sporting event in India. Joshi, who is also the Principal Secretary of Sports and Youth Welfare Department of Assam, promised that the infrastructure will be ready 28 Dec.
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newsathletics3 months ago

Commonwealth Games Federation CEO likely to keep shooting out of CWG 2022

Even after prolonged tensions concerning Indian Olympic Associations’ threat to pull out of the Commonwealth Games 2022, the CGF CEO would most likely keep shooting out of the Games. The decision would be conveyed to Indian Olympic Association chief Narinder Batra in Thursday's meeting.
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newsathletics3 months ago

World Para Athletics C’ships 2019 | Gurjar defends javelin title, seals 2020 Paralympics spots

India’s star para javelin thrower Sundar Singh Gurjar became the first Indian to clinch two consecutive World Championships medals after he won the yellow metal on Sunday, thereby sealing a spot for Paralympics spot. India now have two gold, one silver, and a bronze medal from the Championships.
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newsathletics3 months ago

Reports | IOA refuses to confine NSF office-bearers’ age-limit to 70

The Indian Olympic Association has refused the draft suggestion that a member of the National Sports Federation would stand ‘disqualified’ after he/she reached the age of 70. The association has cited the differing structure of them and International Olympic Committee while stating their decision.
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newsathletics3 months ago

Sandeep Chaudhary, Sumit Antil smash world records at World Para Athletics Championships

Indian duo of Sandeep Chaudhary and Sumit created world records on way to their gold and silver medals respectively in the F64 javelin event of the World Para Athletics Championships on Friday. Ukraine's Roman Novak bagged the bronze medal as the F44 and F64 categories were combined into one event.
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newsathletics3 months ago

Ravi Kumar and four others banned by NADA for doping violations

The National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) has slammed a four-year ban on Ravi Kumar Katulu and four other athletes — Purnima Pandey, Dharam Raj Yadav, Sanjeet, and Gurmail Singh — for doping. With the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo just nine months away, the development is an embarrassment to the nation.
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