Volker Harman, High Performance Director of Athletics, resigned.

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New Delhi : Volker Harman, High Performance Director of the Athletics Federation of India (AFI), resigned from his post, saying that he could not meet the expectations that come with the role. An AFI source confirmed that Harman resigned a few weeks ago but said he had not given any specific reason. However, his contract was extended by the Sports Ministry by the end of the 2024 Olympics. Germany’s Harman was appointed until the end of the Tokyo Olympics postponed until 2021 in June 2019. In September, the ministry extended his contract to the end of the 2024 Olympics but AFI sources said he had not signed the new contract. Harman wrote on his Facebook page that after a year and a half in India, the day has come when I cannot fulfill my expectations with the role of High Performance Director of AFI, so I resigned from my post three weeks ago. He said that the future of athletics in India is brilliant.

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