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Hima Das Requests Sports Ministry To Allow Outdoor Training at NIS Patiala Amid COVID-19 Lockdown
Press Trust of India

Hima Das Requests Sports Ministry To Allow Outdoor Training at NIS Patiala Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

Some athletes, led by star sprinter Hima Das, have requested the sports ministry to allow them to train outdoors within the NIS Patiala campus amid the coronavirus-forced lockdown.

World Athletics Championships Shifted To 2022 After Tokyo Olympics New Dates
Agence France-Presse

World Athletics Championships Shifted To 2022 After Tokyo Olympics New Dates

World athletics championships were scheduled to take place in Oregon on August 6-15, 2021, but can no longer be held on those dates.

Diamond League Postpones 3 More Events Due To Coronavirus Pandemic
Agence France-Presse

Diamond League Postpones 3 More Events Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

The decision means the entire early season calender for the Diamond League has been wiped out.

Hima Das Pledges To Donate One Months Salary In Fight Against Coronavirus
Indo-Asian News Service

Hima Das Pledges To Donate One Month's Salary In Fight Against Coronavirus

Kiren Rijiju was all praise for Hima Das's announcement as he lauded the sprinter's efforts to make a difference.

Coronavirus: US Athletics Federation Calls For Tokyo Olympics Postponement
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Coronavirus: US Athletics Federation Calls For Tokyo Olympics Postponement

The USA Track and Field joined calls for the Tokyo Olympics to be postponed, urging US Olympic chiefs to push for the Tokyo Olympics to be delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Dutee Chand Worried About Olympic Qualification As Coronavirus Shuts Door Of European Competition
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Dutee Chand Worried About Olympic Qualification As Coronavirus Shuts Door Of European Competition

Dutee Chand is wary of missing out of the Olympics after she was deprived of her training-cum-competition stint in Germany due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Putting Us In Danger": Athlete Concerns Grow Ahead Of Olympics
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"Putting Us In Danger": Athlete Concerns Grow Ahead Of Olympics

Katerina Stefanidi said athletes were being forced to take health risks as competitors started to speak out about holding the Tokyo Games during the coronavirus crisis.

Coronavirus: Hima Das Spreads Awareness About COVID-19 Pandemic With "Safe Hands Challenge"
Indo-Asian News Service

Coronavirus: Hima Das Spreads Awareness About COVID-19 Pandemic With "Safe Hands Challenge"

Hima Das urged the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Mary Kom, Sania Mirza and Rani Rampal to take the challenge forward.

Javelin Thrower Neeraj Chopra Recalled From Turkey Amid Coronavirus Scare
Indo-Asian News Service

Javelin Thrower Neeraj Chopra Recalled From Turkey Amid Coronavirus Scare

The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has decided to bring the contingents back in the wake of the rising concern over the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus Pandemic Forces Diamond League Organisers To Postpone First 3 Track Meets
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Coronavirus Pandemic Forces Diamond League Organisers To Postpone First 3 Track Meets

The meetings affected are Doha on April 17, Shanghai on May 16 and another Chinese venue that was yet to be named, on May 9.

Javelin Thrower Shivpal Singh Becomes 2nd Indian After Neeraj Chopra To Qualify For Tokyo Olympics
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Javelin Thrower Shivpal Singh Becomes 2nd Indian After Neeraj Chopra To Qualify For Tokyo Olympics

Indian javelin thrower Shivpal Singh has qualified for his maiden Olympic Games in Tokyo this year by breaching the qualification mark at an event on Tuesday.

Joshua Cheptegei Breaks Sub-13 Minute Barrier For New 5km World Record
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Joshua Cheptegei Breaks Sub-13 Minute Barrier For New 5km World Record

Uganda's Joshua Cheptegei lowered the 5km world record on Sunday with a time of 12 minutes 51 seconds.

Bhawana Jat Shatters 20Km Race Walk National Record To Secure Tokyo Olympics Spot
Indo-Asian News Service

Bhawana Jat Shatters 20Km Race Walk National Record To Secure Tokyo Olympics Spot

Bhawana Jat became only the second Indian woman to qualify for Olympics in 20km race walk event after Khushbir Kaur competed in 2016 Rio Games.

Indian Olympic Association Invites Sourav Ganguly To Be Goodwill Ambassador For Tokyo Games
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Indian Olympic Association Invites Sourav Ganguly To Be Goodwill Ambassador For Tokyo Games

Indian Olympic Association secretary general Rajeev Mehta wrote a letter to Sourav Ganguly asking the BCCI president to be the goodwill ambassador for Tokyo games later this year.

Sachin Tendulkar Says India Transforming From Sports-Loving To Sports-Playing Nation
Indo-Asian News Service

Sachin Tendulkar Says India Transforming From Sports-Loving To Sports-Playing Nation

Former India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar will be flagging off the Kolkata Full Marathon on Sunday.

Neeraj Chopra Qualifies For Tokyo Olympics With Impressive Throw In South Africa
Press Trust of India

Neeraj Chopra Qualifies For Tokyo Olympics With Impressive Throw In South Africa

India's javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with a throw of 87.86m at the Athletics Central North East meeting in South Africa.

Diagnosed With Breast Tumour 2 Years Back, Bengals Shyamali Singh Bags Silver In TSK 25K
Indo-Asian News Service

Diagnosed With Breast Tumour 2 Years Back, Bengal's Shyamali Singh Bags Silver In TSK 25K

Shyamali Singh didn't disappoint in TSK 25K as she finished second with a timing of 1:39:02 on Sunday.

"Best Thing On Internet": Twitter Explodes After Athletics Federation Of Indias Message For Pakistan Athlete
Abhimanyu Bose

"Best Thing On Internet": Twitter Explodes After Athletics Federation Of India's Message For Pakistan Athlete

The Athletics Federation of India congratulated Pakistan javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem after he won gold in the South Asian Games and secured qualification for the Tokyo Olympics.

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