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Tag: Afi

Praveen Kumar Sobti
AFI Shocked At Passing Away Of Asian Games Gold Medallist Praveen Kumar Sobti

Hailing from a humble family in Sarhali Kalan village, 50km south of Amritsar, Sobti rose to win the 1966 Commonwealth Games hammer throw silver which was the country's maiden medal in a field event in the CWG and only the second in athletics after Milkha Singh's 440-yard gold in 1958.

Ex-Coach Naik Has Last Laugh Over AFI As Golden Boy Neeraj Chopra Visits Residence
Ex-Coach Naik Has Last Laugh Over AFI As Golden Boy Neeraj Chopra Visits Residence

Neeraj was welcomed by Chaitra, coach Naik's wife by performing aarti (Hindu ritual to welcome winners by warding off evil spirits). Neeraj spent quality time chatting with Naik's sons Daksh and Laksh, who also sport Neeraj's style. He also played with the family's pet dog Rocky.

BCCI Nominates Rohit Sharma, AFI Recommends Neeraj Chopra For Khel Ratna

New Delhi: India’s prolific limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma was on Saturday nominated for the prestigious ‘Khel Ratna’ award by the BCCI for his stupendous performance in 2019 when he dazzled with five hundreds in the 50-over World Cup. Rohit’s opening partner Shikhar Dhawan and Ishant Sharma, the most-capped Test cricketer in the current set-up, have […]

dutee chand
Silence of the stands: Dutee Chand speaks her mind as she starts training after 2 months

New Delhi: The lone athlete to start outdoor training after relaxation in lockdown guidelines, sprinter Dutee Chand only has the “eerie silence” of the stands for company as she tries “to wake” her body up at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar. The 24-year-old Dutee began outdoor training on Monday after the Odisha government gave permission […]

High-performance academy at Kalinga Stadium soon !

Bhubaneswar: Good news for sports enthusiasts as a high-performance academy will soon be set up in the Kalinga stadium here. For the purpose, the state government signed an Expression of Intent (EOI) with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and Athletics Federation of India (AFI) here today.  The EOI was signed by Sports Secretary […]

Asian Athletics Meet
Asian Athletics: Pakistan denies getting visas as claimed by AFI

Bhubaneswar: Contrary to the Athletic Federation of India claims that Pakistan team’s visa has been cleared for participation in the ensuing 22nd Asian Athletics Championship, the Pakistan Athletics Federation denied getting any confirmation on visas yet from India. The Championship will begin at Kalinga Stadium here from July 5. President of the Pakistan Athletics Federation, […]

AAA, AFI officials inspect Kalinga Stadium for Asian Athletics Championship

Bhubaneswar: As it is almost certain with only official announcement of dates awaited that Odisha will host the upcoming Asian Athletics Championship, a team of officials inspected the facilities and infrastructure and Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar today. A delegation of Asian Athletic Association and Athletics Federation of India (AFI) officials inspected the venue and gave […]