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Athletics Federation of India

The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) is the apex body in Athletics in India and is responsible for conducting Competitions in the country. It was earlier called as Amateur Athletic Federation of India (AAFI). It is associated with both Asian Athletics Association (AAA) and International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).


  • History 1
  • Competitions 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Athletics Federation of India, then Amateur Athletic Federation of India (AAFI), was formed in 1946 at the initiative of Prof. G.D. Sondhi and Maharaja Yadvindra Singh. Prof. G.D. Sondhi was its first President for a short while, resigning on 13 April 1950.


The Competitions, conducted by the AFI, are divided in three categories “I”, “II” & “III”. Category I is solely conducted by AFI where as Category II includes all those Competitions, for which AFI grant permission to any other party, affiliated Units/Clubs/Organisations. Category III consists of competitions conducted by AFI but not on regular basis.


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External links

  • AFI web site
  • Competition Manual
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