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China-made fireworks to light up London Olympics


July 27th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Changsha, July 27 (IANS) Fireworks made in China will light up the sky during the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympics Friday night."All the fireworks to be set off at ... Read more...

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Olympics: India on a medal count


July 27th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Though India have picked their biggest squad of 81 athletes for the Olympics, only a handful of them are expected to make the podium ... Read more...

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Asian Games: Four golds take India’s tally to 14 (Roundup)


November 26th, 2010 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 26 (IANS) Four golds in athletics, boxing and kabaddi came India's way on the penultimate day of the Asian Games Friday to take the country's tally to 14. With three ... Read more...

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Sania dedicates opening Asian Games victory to hubby Shoaib


November 19th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Guangzhou, Nov 19 (ANI): Indian tennis star Sania Mirza has dedicated her opening Asian Games win to her husband and former Pakistan cricket captain, Shoaib Malik.Mirza, whose ranking has slumped to 166 ... Read more...

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Asian Games badminton: Saina shocked by Pui (Lead)


November 18th, 2010 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 18 (IANS) India's strong medal hope Saina Nehwal crashed out of the women's singles badminton quarterfinals, losing 8-21, 21-8, 19-21 to Hong Kong's Pui Yin Yip in a tense ... Read more...

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Krishna Poonia now aims for Olympics gold


October 12th, 2010 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
By Sirshendu Panth New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Dedicating her Commonwealth Games gold to all Indians, discus thrower Krishna Poonia Monday said she now hoped for a similar showing at the 2012 London ... Read more...

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CWG Tennis: Paes and Sania round off good day for India (Intro Roundup)


October 5th, 2010 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
By Pragya Tiwari New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) Leander Paes and Sania Mirza rounded off a successful opening day for India with a facile 6-1, 6-0 victory over Saint Lucia's Stacey Nykita ... Read more...

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Leander, Sania happy to team up again


October 4th, 2010 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) Leander Paes and Sania Mirza are happy to team up after four years. The two were welcomed by nearly two thousand screaming fans at the R.K. Khanna ... Read more...

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CWG Tennis: Paes-Sania rounds off good day for India (Roundup)


October 4th, 2010 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Pragya Tiwari New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) Leander Paes and Sania Mirza rounded off a successful opening day for India with a facile 6-1, 6-0 victory over Saint Lucia's Stacey Nykita ... Read more...

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India tennis stars look to leave mark on CWG debut (Tennis Preview)


October 3rd, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
By Pragya Tiwari New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) Indian tennis players look good for a fair clutch of medals on home turf as the sport makes its debut at the 19th Commonwealth ... Read more...

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Rising Indian star Lahiri gets Dubai Desert call-up


January 29th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Jan 29 (IANS) Anirban Lahiri, who became the No. 1 professional golfer on Aircel PGTI Indian Tour with some stupendous performances in 2009, will showcase the country's rising strength on ... Read more...

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Top athletes for Inter-State Meet


October 20th, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 20 (IANS) Some 1,200 athletes are expected to participate in the four-day 49th Inter-State athletics championship commencing here Wednesday even as the organisers issued a warning of sorts about medal ... Read more...

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A hockey victory to rejoice after gloom (Commentary)


April 12th, 2009 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Veturi Srivatsa New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The Indian hockey team's victory at Ipoh, jubilantly holding aloft the Azlan Shah Cup Sunday evening, is a cause for rejoicing as it has to ... Read more...

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Singles will decide India’s Davis Cup fate


March 5th, 2009 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kaohsiung (Chinese Taipei), March 5 (IANS) India's chances of winning their Davis Cup tennis Asia-Oceania Group I tie against Chinese Taipei, starting here Friday, hinge on the singles. Indian tennis' new poster ... Read more...

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Sports ministry to re-think on participation rules (Lead)


December 26th, 2008 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) It took some persuasion from the All India Tennis Association (AITA) to force the sports ministry to re-think on its policy of allowing only Indian citizens to ... Read more...

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Will Bindra’s blunt truths wake up Indian sports? (Comment)


September 7th, 2008 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
India's latest sports icon Abhinav Bindra told the country quite bluntly that it had no sporting ethos worth the name and that politicians, ministers, bureaucrats and others of the ilk should not ... Read more...

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China’s air pistol gold medallist hopes to find long-lost father


August 13th, 2008 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Beijing, Aug 13 (DPA) China's gold medallist Guo Wenjun is hoping her new-found fame after winning the 10-metre air pistol competition will help her achieve another goal - finding her long-lost ... Read more...

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President Hu cheers up country’s Olympians


July 24th, 2008 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 24 (IANS) President Hu Jintao says he is looking forward to the Chinese athletes producing their best performance during the Olympic Games at home. "Keep a cool mind and achieve ... Read more...

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China looks to break through in Olympics hockey


July 21st, 2008 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Zhou Huimin Beijing, July 21 (Xinhua) China's hockey teams have obtained a direct entry to the Beijing Olympics as hosts, but it won't be easy for them to stand out in the ... Read more...

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Ghosal ready to defend title at Chennai Open squash


July 2nd, 2008 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 2 (IANS) National squash champion Saurav Ghosal is hoping to successfully defend his title as the 16-player sixth ICL Chennai Open commences here Thursday. Given his Professional Squash Association (PSA) ... Read more...

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Top Chinese swimmer banned after testing positive


June 29th, 2008 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, June 29 (Xinhua) China's top female swimmer Ouyang Kunpeng has been banned from competition for life after testing positive for steroid. Ouyang, who won three silver medals in the 2006 Doha ... Read more...

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Hockey is back in Priority list


April 23rd, 2008 - 10:06 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Indian hockey has something to cheer with the government Wednesday bringing it back to the "Priority" category. Hockey was taken out of the "Priority" list and put ... Read more...

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Lee-Hesh win doubles; India enter World Group play-off


April 12th, 2008 - 8:42 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April (12) Estranged partners Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi joined forces Saturday keeping controversies aside to win the doubles match against Japan to give India an unassailable 3-0 lead and ... Read more...

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Indian hockey left to lament on the sidelines


March 10th, 2008 - 6:04 pm ICT by admin
(Commentary) By K.Datta When Joaquim Carvalho took over as national coach from V. Baskaran after the 2006 Doha Asian Games, where the Indian hockey team suffered for the first time the ignominy of failing ... Read more...

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