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Feels like winning a Grammy or a FIFA award, says Anju Bobby George

Life was a big struggle for young Shaili Singh at her home in Jhansi a few years ago. She was raised by her mother, a single parent and a tailor, and every day appeared to arrive with a new...

Thompson-Herah, Warholm named athletes of the year

Jamaican Elaine Thompson-Herah and Norway's Karsten Warholm were crowned world athletes of the year on Wednesday after both produced astonishing, ground-breaking performances at the Olympic Games and beyond.Thompson-Herah became the first woman to win back to back Olympic sprint...

Carter handed four-year ban for second doping violation

Retired sprinter Nesta Carter avoided the maximum punishment for a second doping violation on Wednesday when Jamaica's Independent Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel handed him a four-year ban for the use of the banned drug Clomiphene.Carter, who won four world championship...

Anju Bobby George wins World Athletics Woman of the Year Award

Legendary Indian athlete Anju Bobby George has been bestowed with the Woman of the Year Award by World Athletics for grooming talent in the country and for her advocacy of gender equality.Anju, the only Indian to have won a...

Twenty Russian athletes cleared to compete in 2022

Twenty Russian athletes will be allowed to compete as neutrals in 2022, doubling the number who were cleared to take part this year, World Athletics announced on Wednesday.Track and field's governing body acknowledged earlier this week that Russia had...

Former Olympian Halima Hachlaf banned 6 years for 2nd doping case

Moroccan runner Halima Hachlaf was banned for six years on Tuesday for a second doping offense.Hachlaf, who ran in the 800 meters at the 2012 London Olympics, tested positive for a synthetic steroid hormone at a race in Rabat...

Omicron variant COVID-19: AFI cancels Neeraj Chopra’s South Africa trip

With the new Omicron variant of COVID-19 spreading fear all over, Neeraj Chopra's training trip to South Africa has now been cancelled.The plan was to send javelin thrower Neeraj, the country's first Olympic champion in athletics, to South Africa...

Asian Masters Marathon to be held in India next year

Masters Athletic Federation of India (MAFI) will organise the inaugural edition of the Asian Masters Marathon in the country next year.Athletes above the age of 35 from more than 40 Asian countries are expected to compete in full marathon...

Diamond League announces 2022 season calendar with return to China

The Diamond League announced a provisional calendar for the 2022 season on Thursday which begins in May and ends with the finale in September, with athletes set to compete in China for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic...

Russian high jumper Shustov loses appeal against four-year ban

Russian high jumper Alexander Shustov has lost his appeal against a four-year ban for anti-doping violations has been dismissed, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said in a statement on Tuesday.Shustov, who won gold at the 2010 European...