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Russian Paralympic archers sweep podium


September 4th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Paralympic archers swept the podium in the men's standing category as Timur Tuchinov beat Oleg Shestakov in the final here.Tuchinov downed Shestakov 7-3, while ... Read more...

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Somali Olympic sprinter dies at sea


August 21st, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Aug 21 (IANS) A Somali sprinter, who was member of the Olympic team at the 2008 Beijing Games, died during an attempt to reach the Italian shores on a ... Read more...

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Putin voices support to Russian Paralympic team


August 20th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 20 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday wished success to the Russian Paralympic team, which will leave for London to take part in the 2012 Paralympic Games."Your every ... Read more...

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We are getting better at Olympics: IOA


August 12th, 2012 - 2:09 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Indian Olympic Association (IOA) secretary general Randhir Singh Saturday said wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt's bronze medal that took the country's tally to five, from the London ... Read more...

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Sports Minister hails bronze medallist Yogeshwar


August 12th, 2012 - 1:38 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) India's Sports Minister Ajay Maken hailed Yogeshwar Dutt after he won the bronze medal in the men's 66kg category to give the country its fifth ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: India’s Yogeshwar in second repechage (Third Lead)


August 12th, 2012 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Yogeshwar Dutt moved closer to an Olympic bronze medal as he defeated Franklin Gomez Matos of Puerto Rico to move into the second repechage round of ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: India’s Yogeshwar in repechage (Second Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Yogeshwar Dutt's Olympic medal hopes were rekindled as he qualified for the repechage round of the men's 60kg wrestling event after Russian Besik Kudukhov, who had ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: India’s Yogeshwar loses in pre-quarters (Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt lost his pre-quarterfinal bout to Besik Kudukhov of Russia in the men's 60kg event at the 2012 London Games here Saturday.The 30-year-old ... Read more...

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Brazilian beach volleyball veteran eyes Rio Games


August 11th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 11 (IANS) London Olympic beach volleyball silver medallist Emanuel Rego has refused to rule out extending his career to the age of 43 at the Rio ... Read more...

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Olympics: Gold for Tunisia’s Mellouli in marathon swimming


August 10th, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Tunisia's Oussama Mellouli won his second medal of the London Olympics with victory in the gruelling men's 10-kilometre marathon swim Friday.Mellouli finished the open-water swim ... Read more...

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Australia glide to gold in men’s 470 sailing


August 10th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Australia's Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page gave their country gold in the men's 470 sailing event Friday after holding off a challenge from a British ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing: India’s Devendro marches into quarters (Lead)


August 4th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) India's Laishram Devendro Singh marched into the last eight of the men's 49kg boxing event at the London Olympics with another dominating performance that saw him ... Read more...

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Olympics judo: Cuba’s Ortiz wins gold


August 4th, 2012 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Cuban judoka Idalys Ortiz won the gold in the women's +78kg category at the Olympics here Friday.Ortiz was awarded the victory over Mika Sugimoto from ... Read more...

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Olympic: Saina starts her campaign Sunday


July 28th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Saina Nehwal begins her pursuit of India's elusive badminton Olympic medal at the London Games Sunday against Swiss Sabrina Jaquet in the first round of the ... Read more...

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Britain’s taekwondo athlete Stevenson takes Olympic oath


July 28th, 2012 - 6:42 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Britain's taekwondo athlete Sarah Stevenson took oath on behalf of all athletes taking part in the London 2012 Olympic Games, at the opening ceremony Friday night.Holding ... Read more...

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Man City beat Arsenal at pre-season friendly


July 27th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 27 (IANS) English Premier League champions Manchester City downed Arsenal 2-0 in a pre-season friendly at the Bird's Nest here Friday.The two English giants played an entertaining ... Read more...

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Federer says Olympics tougher than a Grand Slam


July 27th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) World No.1 tennis player Roger Federer says winning the Olympic gold could be harder than winning a Grand Slam title.Federer, who made history three ... Read more...

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Nothing to lose at the Olympics: Jai Bhagwan


July 26th, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) A late bloomer in the world of boxing, Jai Bhagwan took rapid strides to get to the pinnacle of sport in the country. In his ... Read more...

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Yeh dil maange more, says boxer Vijender


July 24th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) India's top boxer Vijender Singh, bronze medallist at 2008 Beijing Games, said never ever did he think he would participate in three Olympics but he yearns ... Read more...

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Australia’s medal count to fall in London: Study


July 17th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 17 (IANS) Australia's medal tally from Beijing Games to London will be bad to worse, a new study has revealed.A study conducted by the Tuck School of Business ... Read more...

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Cuba’s Olympic athletes declared free of doping


July 12th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, July 12 (IANS) The entire 110-member Cuban contingent of athletes heading to the 2012 London Olympic Games has been declared "free of illegal (performance-enhancing) substances" by Cuba's National Anti-Doping ... Read more...

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Outlook on boxing changed after Beijing bronze: Vijender


June 28th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The first Indian boxer to win a medal at the Olympics, Vijender Singh, said Thursday that his bronze medal in Beijing had changed the face ... Read more...

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Phelps to swim 400m medley at US trials


June 25th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 25 (IANS) American swimming icon Michael Phelps has confirmed that he will participate in the 400-metre individual medley at the US Olympic swimming trials.Phelps, winner of the ... Read more...

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No London berth for Olympic decathlon champion Clay


June 24th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 24 (IANS) US decathlon great Bryan Clay has been denied a chance to defend his title at the 2012 London Olympics after being disqualified at the trials.Clay stumbled ... Read more...

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Three Indian rowers qualify for Olympics


April 29th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chung Ju (Korea), April 29 (IANS) India's Swarn Singh Virk along with Manjeet Singh and Sandeep Kumar won their individual events at the Asian Olympic Qualifiers and booked their berths ... Read more...

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Under-pressure Vijender hopes to book London berth in Astana


April 2nd, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) India's top boxer Vijender Singh, who won a bronze medal in the 2008 Beijing Games, said he has got used to the pressure of expectations ... Read more...

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India going through rebuilding phase, says Sandeep Singh


March 16th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) India's ace drag flicker Sandeep Singh Friday said the eight-time Olympic champions are going through a rebuilding phase and it would be unfair to expect ... Read more...

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Hockey coach Nobbs gets a salary hike


February 27th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Indian men's hockey coach Michael Nobbs received a pay hike Monday after the national team qualified for the 2012 London Games.The sports ministry hiked Nobbs ... Read more...

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Windfall for India’s hockey players


February 27th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) There was finally a windfall for the Indian hockey players as the national team Sunday night booked its berth for the 2012 London Olympic after ... Read more...

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India should have it easy against France, says Rajpal


February 26th, 2012 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Former captain Rajpal Singh, who was overlooked for the ongoing men's hockey Olympic qualifiers, feels India have let in some soft goals but should comfortably ... Read more...

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Qualification for 2012 Olympics tough: Nobbs


September 13th, 2011 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) India's newly-appointed hockey coach Michael Nobbs Tuesday said the eight-time Olympic champions will have a tough time qualifying for the 2012 London Olympics.The Australian, who ... Read more...

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Ronjan Sodhi becomes World No.1, says best yet to come


August 1st, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) India's double-trap exponent Ronjan Sodhi became the world's top-ranked shooter Monday and said his best is yet to come."It feels great to be No.1 shooter ... Read more...

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Michael Phelps getting serious about golf?


October 11th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct 11(ANI): It seems that Olympics champ Michael Phelps is getting serious about golf.At Abe & Arthur's, he was overheard challenging LPGA sensation Cristie Kerr to a game ... Read more...

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Jackie Chan wants ‘wushu’ to be officially recognised at Olympic games


August 22nd, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Aug 22 (ANI): While Beijing is scheduled to host the Sportaccord Combat Games 2010 just a few weeks from now, international kungfu film star Jackie Chan, has expressed his hope that ... Read more...

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Bolt puts assault on 400metres world record on hold


March 19th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Trelawny (Jamaica), Mar 19(ANI): Jamaican sprinter and three-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt has put on hold his plans to challenge American sprinter Michael Johnson's 400metres world record until after the 2012 ... Read more...

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