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Armstrong won’t contest doping charges, to lose titles


August 24th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong has decided not to contest the US Anti-Doping Agency's charge that he used performance-enhancing drugs, a decision that has ... Read more...

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Olympics: Mary Kom ensures best medal haul for India (India Intro Roundup)


August 7th, 2012 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) India recorded their highest medal haul at the Olympic Games, with five-time women's world champion boxer M.C. Mary Kom ensuring a fourth metal for the country ... Read more...

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Olympics: Mary Kom ensures best medal haul for India (India Roundup)


August 6th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) India came up with their best medal haul at the Olympic Games, with five-time women's world champion boxer M.C. Mary Kom ensuring a fourth medal for ... Read more...

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2000 Sydney Olympics: Controversies affect India’s chances (Sports Special)


July 22nd, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
For the umpteenth time, the Indian hockey team's preparations for the Olympics were hampered by the usual quota of controversies and uncertainties. After the poor finish at the 1996 Atlanta Games, ... Read more...

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We should be back with a medal: Gopichand (Interview)


July 10th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 10 (IANS) India's chief badminton coach Pullela Gopichand is optimistic that the country's shuttlers will return home with at least one medal from the London Olympics. The five-member ... Read more...

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Former Liverpool defender Aurelio joins Brazil’s Gremio


May 25th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, May 25 (IANS) Brazilian club Gremio has announced the signing of former Liverpool and Valencia defender Fabio Aurelio.Aurelio was released by Liverpool earlier this month after six ... Read more...

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Two Saudi Olympic riders banned after horses test positive


May 24th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, May 24 (IANS) Saudi Arabia will miss two top riders in the equestrian event of the London Olympics after their horses tested positive for banned substance.Khaled Abdulaziz al-Eid and ... Read more...

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Australian producers accuse BBC of stealing their ideas


March 16th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.16 (ANI): The BBC is facing the prospect of legal action as it has been accused of bearing a strong resemblance to the Australian mockumentary series.The British comedy series "Twenty Twelve", ... Read more...

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I did not deserve six-month prison sentence for lying about steroid use: Jones


December 6th, 2010 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 6(ANI): Former American track and field athlete Marion Jones has said that she did not deserve a prison term for lying about steroid use and involvement in a drugs fraud ... Read more...

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UK-based bookmaker denies reported ‘Haye scam’


December 6th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 6(ANI): Britain's leading bookmaker, Betfred, has denied suggestions that WBA world heavyweight champion David Haye had engineered a betting coup during his knockout win over 2000 Sydney Olympics gold medallist ... Read more...

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Haye wins ‘Battle of Britain’ in style to retain WBA heavyweight title


November 14th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 14(ANI): WBA world heavyweight champion David Haye retained his crown in the 'Battle of Britain' with a third-round stoppage of 2000 Sydney Olympics gold medallist Audley Harrison in Manchester's MEN ... Read more...

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Tyson wants Haye to win the ‘Battle of Britain’ against Harrison


November 12th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 12(ANI): American boxing legend Mike Tyson has backed WBA world heavyweight champion David Haye to retain his crown in Sunday's 'Battle of Britain' against 2000 Sydney Olympics gold medallist Audley ... Read more...

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Oz wrestler’s action unfortunate, unacceptable, says nation’s sports minister


October 6th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
By Naveen KapoorNew Delhi, Oct. 6 (ANI): Australia's Sports Minister Mark Arib on Wednesday termed the obscene gesture made by wrestler Hassene Fkiri as unfortunate and unacceptable.Interacting with reporters at the Australian ... Read more...

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Swimmers reinforce commitment to compete in Delhi


September 30th, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi,Sept.30 (ANI): Australian freestyle swimmer Ashley Callus and England's synchronised swimming medal hope Jenna Randall have said they will travel to the Indian capital to compete in the upcoming Commonwealth Games ... Read more...

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Unfazed by controversy, champion swimmers to compete in CWG


September 26th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Unfazed by the controversies surrounding the Commonwealth Games, champion swimmers Ashley Callus of Australia and England's Jenna Randall have said they will definitely travel to New Delhi ... Read more...

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‘Macho-man’ Putin to marry sexy 24-yr-old gymnast Alina Kabaeva?


September 20th, 2010 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 20 (ANI): Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has apparently split from his wife Ludmilla and is preparing to tie the knot with 24-year-old gymnast Alina Kabaeva.The revelation comes after a ... Read more...

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China accepts IOC’s decision to take back Olympics medal


April 30th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr 30 (ANI): The Chinese Olympic Committee (COC) has said it respects the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) decision of stripping its women's team of a bronze medal won at the 2000 ... Read more...

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Dong Fangxiao Was 14 At Sydney Olympics In 2000


April 29th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Beijing, China, Apr 29, (THAINDIAN NEWS) On Wednesday the International Olympic Committee stripped China of its 2000 Sydney Olympics Women's Gymnastics team bronze medal. The decision comes after the age ... Read more...

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IOC denies Thanou sprint gold


December 10th, 2009 - 2:42 am ICT by IANS
Lausanne (Switzerland), Dec 10 (DPA) Olympic officials decided against giving the 100 metre gold stripped from Marion Jones to Greek sprinter Katerina Thanou. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) executive board has reallocated other ... Read more...

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Marion Jones training at San Antonio Silver Stars


December 1st, 2009 - 10:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
San Antonio, Dec 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The disgraced athlete Marion Jones has been trying to make a comeback, and she has been training in this regard too.San Antonio Silver Stars coach ... Read more...

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Golf and Rugby included in the 2016 Olympics


October 10th, 2009 - 4:16 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Copenhagen, Oct 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) After remaining out of the Games for almost a century Golf makes a dramatic comeback to the Olympic games in 2016, which will be held in ... Read more...

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South Koreans at full strength for Asian basketball


September 7th, 2009 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 7 (IANS) Forward Jung Sun-min will enter her 15th year in Asia senior basketball competitions when she leads defending champions South Korea on to the court at the 23rd Asia ... Read more...

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Denise Lewis has ‘Perfect Athletic Body’: Poll


August 12th, 2009 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 12 (ANI): Olympic champ Denise Lewis has the 'Perfect Athletic Body', according to a new poll.The British athlete, who won the gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, topped ... Read more...

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Jelena Dokic accuses father of abuse


May 4th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 4 (DPA) Australian tennis player Jelena Dokic said Monday she left home nine years ago to escape the physical abuse meted out by her father, Damir. The 26-year-old told the Sydney ... Read more...

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Roger Federer, girlfriend expecting first child


March 13th, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 13 (ANI): Tennis ace Roger Federer and girlfriend Miroslava "Mirka" Vavrinec are expecting their first child together.The 27-year-old Swiss star confirmed the news on his blog.Mirka and I are ... Read more...

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Federer will become a father this summer


March 13th, 2009 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Indian Wells (California), March 13 (DPA) Roger Federer revealed that he will become a father within months, saying long-time girlfriend Mirka Vavrinec is pregnant with the couple's first child. "I have some really ... Read more...

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Obama may think he is American, but white Americans don”t think so: Experts


October 13th, 2008 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct.13 (ANI): Does your subconscious think Obama is Foreign? Yes, if you go by the findings of two American psychologists Mahzarin Banaji and Thierry Devos. According to a series of three ... Read more...

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Akhil outduels World champ, one fight away from medal (Second Lead)


August 15th, 2008 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
By V. Krishnaswamy Beijing, Aug 15 (IANS) The medal is still one more fight away, yet Akhil Kumar's win must rank as one of finest performances by an Indian in an Olympic boxing ... Read more...

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Shooting star Abhinav - from a child prodigy to an Olympic gold medallist (Profile)


August 11th, 2008 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 11 (IANS) Indian shooter Abhinav Bindra has a knack of creating history. He has done it again in Beijing. From being the country's first world champion in shooting to emerging ... Read more...

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Tough fight on cards for women’s hockey gold: Aussie coach


July 31st, 2008 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, July 31 (Xinhua) Australian women's hockey coach Frank Murray predicts a close competition for the coveted Olympic gold in Beijing. "There are six or seven teams that can win. Besides us, ... Read more...

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Argentina hopeful of medals from football, hockey and basketball


July 24th, 2008 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Shan Lei Beijing, July 24 (Xinhua) Argentina's best chance to bag medals from Beijing Games will be from basketball, soccer and field hockey. Argentina won two gold medals, the men's soccer ... Read more...

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Chinese table tennis veteran Nan aims for gold in Olympics


July 19th, 2008 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, July 19 (Xinhua) Veteran Chinese table tennis player Wang Nan is excited about her Olympic appearance at home and hopes to cap it with a gold medal. "I don't want to ... Read more...

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Comeback swim queen: Water doesn’t know your age


July 8th, 2008 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Washington, July 8 (DPA) The Olympics may still be a month away, but it looks as though the Games may already have its comeback queen. US swimmer Dara Torres, 41, will ... Read more...

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Hockey stars to auction jerseys to raise money


June 4th, 2008 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, June 4 (IANS) Some of India's top hockey players are auctioning their jerseys in a desperate bid to raise money for an annual hockey tournament that is starved ... Read more...

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Olympics torch burns bright, thanks to rocket science


May 8th, 2008 - 2:36 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Beijing, May 8 (Xinhua) Though the Olympics torch has gone through the most adverse weather conditions while reaching Mount Everest Thursday morning, its flame is burning bright, thanks to China's rocket science. ... Read more...

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