Athletics Current Affairs - 2020

Asian Championship Winner Gomathi Marimuthu stripped off Medal

The Asian Championship Gold medal winner Gomathi Marimuthu has been stripped off the medal and also banned from sport activities for 4 years. The 31-year old athlete had tested positive for anabolic steroid Nandrolene at the 2019 Asian Championship. Highlights Gomathi Marimuthu is an Indian field runner hailing from Tamil Nadu. She won her first Read More…

Asian Youth Games to be held in China in November 2021

The Olympic Council of Asia announced that the third Asian Youth Games is to be held in China in November 2021. Around 18 Olympic games such as rock climbing, athletics, gymnastics, aquatics, boat racing are to be included. Asian Youth Games The Asian Youth Games is held once in four years. It is organized by Read More…

South Asian Games: India leads with 214 medals

India has won 110 gold, 69 silver and 35 bronze at the South Asian Games, 2019. On the whole India won 214 medals. The event was held in Nepal. Highlights In athletics, India won 49 medals that comprised of 23 gold, 20 silver and 6 bronze. India also won two gold and five silver medals Read More…

South Asian Games begins in Kathmandu

On December 1, 2019, the President of Nepal Bidya Devi Bhandari opened the South Asian Games in Kathmandu. The event is scheduled to be conducted for 10 days. Around 487 athletes are participating from India. About South Asian Games The South Asian Games is a biennial multi-sport event that is held among the South Asian Read More…

World Athletics Championship, 2019

The World Athletics Championship is organized by IAAF – International Association of Athletics Federations. This year it was held between September 27 and October 6, 2019 in Doha, Qatar. Athletes from 209 countries from all over the world participated in more than 49 athletic events. The competition was previously known as World Championship in Athletics. Read More…