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Riaz wants to bury the ghost of Sydney Olympics

July 26th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) Indian hockey team's assistant coach and Olympian Mohammed Riaz wants to bury in the London Olympics the ghost of the 2000 Sydney Games, where the team ... Read more...

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Nobbs: Selection on form and fitness

March 12th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 12 (IANS) The selection of the Indian team for various international tournaments, including the London Olympics later this year, would be based on form and fitness backed by ... Read more...

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Sydney is Australia’s worst city, say inhabitants

January 22nd, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 22 (ANI): Despite its charms, ranging from the iconic Opera House, the beautiful harbour and ready access to numerous beaches, Sydney has been named Australia's worst city by its own ... Read more...

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Sydney stalks F1 after Melbourne’s ardour cools

March 27th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, March 27 (DPA) Melbourne was dullsville when it poached the Grand Prix from Adelaide 15 years ago. Now, Australia's second-biggest city is the nation's most vibrant and it is Sydney that could ... Read more...

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Derartu Tulu Wins New York Marathon 2009

November 2nd, 2009 - 6:52 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Nov. 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Ethiopian marathon athlete Derartu Tulu has won the New York City marathon 2009 (in the women's front), which was held on Sunday morning. She created history ... Read more...

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Former ping-pong greats call for stars to play a revival role

September 10th, 2009 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Sep.10 (ANI): Former table tennis greats Liu Guoliang and Jorgen Persson have highlighted the need for high profile stars to play a role in reviving interest in the sport among the ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan Susanthika Jayasinghe retires from athletics

February 5th, 2009 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 5 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Olympic medallist Susanthika Jayasinghe Thursday announced her retirement from athletics, ending nearly 18 years of excellence on the field, an official here said."Susanthika today (Thursday) announced ... Read more...

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Comeback Queen Steffen finds gold in pool

August 15th, 2008 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Beijing, Aug 15 (DPA) As a 15-year-old, Britta Steffen won six titles at the European Youth Championships in 1999 and everybody thought the German had a great swimming career ahead of her. ... Read more...

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Kolkata’’s Chinese gear up for Beijing Olympics

August 7th, 2008 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Aug 7 (ANI): Chinese residing in Kolkata''s China Town are all geared up to celebrate the opening day of the Beijing Olympics. The migrant Chinese said they were happy that China ... Read more...

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Beijing Olympics: Chinese women cagers eyeing a podium finish

July 21st, 2008 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Liang Xiyi Beijing, July 21 (Xinhua) Despite a disappointing ninth place finish at the Athens Olympics four yeas ago, the Chinese women's basketball team hopes to return to the podium at ... Read more...

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US swimmer Torres attempts for fifth Olympics at age 41

July 3rd, 2008 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Washington, July 3 (DPA) American swimmer Dara Torres' attempt to make it to the Olympic team begins Thursday. If the 41-year-old mother of one succeeds, she will become the first American swimmer ... Read more...

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