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

Confined to their hostel rooms at NIS Patiala amid the coronavirus-forced lockdown, some athletes, led by star sprinter Hima Das, have requested the sports ministry to allow them to train outdoors within the campus, which is out of bounds for outsiders right now. Deputy chief national athletics coach Radhakrishnan Nair, who is supporting the move, Read More …

World Athletics Championships Shifted To 2022 After Tokyo Olympics New Dates

The 2021 world athletics championships will be shifted to 2022 to accommodate the re-arranged Tokyo Olympics, World Athletics said Monday. The announcement came immediately after Olympics organisers said the 2020 Tokyo Games — postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic — will now take place on July 23-August 8, 2021. That means the world athletics championships Read More …

“Putting Us In Danger”: Athlete Concerns Grow Ahead Of Olympics

Olympic pole vault champion 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. Stefanidi and British heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson both voiced concerns after the International Olympic Committee said it was “fully committed” to running the Games as scheduled Read More …

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

India’s fastest woman 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, which affected her plans to qualify for the Tokyo Games. The 24-year-old Dutee was to train and take part in Olympic qualifying events in Germany from March Read More …

Javelin Thrower Neeraj Chopra Recalled From Turkey Amid Coronavirus Scare

Training camps of javelin throwers Neeraj Chopra and Shivpal Singh in Turkey and South Africa respectively have been cancelled and they are in the process of returning back to India. Athletics Federation of India (AFI) president Adille Sumariwalla told IANS that the federation has decided to bring the two contingents back in the wake of Read More …

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

In an attempt to spread the importance of hygiene amid the coronavirus pandemic, star Indian athlete Hima Das has taken the #SafeHandsChallenge and urged the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, MC Mary Kom, Sania Mirza and Rani Rampal to take it forward. “Wash your hands properly and regularly wherever you are. Let’s come together and spread awareness,” Read More …

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