2012 olympics

Andy Murray Survived Mass School Shooting


September 12th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Sept 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) 25 year old tennis star from Britain Andy Murray won the US open championship on Monday night. He also has a gold medal from the London ... Read more...

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Head-to-head: Djokovic vs. Murray


September 10th, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 10 (IANS) The US Open men's singles final between Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Andy Murray of Britain's makes for an exciting clash at the Flushing ... Read more...

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Mel C had a drunken fight with Mel B


August 27th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Mel C of the ‘Spice Girls’ recently revealed that she once had a drunken fight with fellow group member Mel B. She said that they had a ... Read more...

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Athlete beau inspires Brook to workout


August 21st, 2012 - 3:56 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 21 (IANS) Model-actress Kelly Brook has started taking her fitness regime extremely seriously, thanks to her beau, a former rugby ace.The "Piranha 3D" star admits the recent London ... Read more...

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Briton held for peeping into Chinese women swimmers changing room


August 15th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 15 (IANS) A Briton has pleaded guilty to voyeurism after he was caught spying on the Chinese women's swimming team during the London Olympics in their changing room.Declan ... Read more...

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Russian PM exhorts athletes to do best at Sochi Games


August 14th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 14 (IANS) Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has expressed the hope that Russian athletes would do their best at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.With the conclusion of the ... Read more...

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Olympics: Yogeshwar Dutt’s factfile


August 12th, 2012 - 2:20 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Yogeshwar Dutt hit the headlines first in 2003 Commonwealth Championships by winning the gold, within five years of coming on the national scene.Overcoming a career-threatening ... Read more...

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Olympics: Colombian president hails first gold


August 11th, 2012 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos celebrated the country's first gold medal in the women's BMX (Bicycle Motocross) at the London 2012 Olympics.Santos thanked cyclist Mariana Pajon ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: Russia’s Otarsultanov lands controversial gold


August 11th, 2012 - 6:52 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's double European champion Dzhamal Otarsultanov won the Olympic gold in the 55 kg category of the freestyle wrestling tournament Friday.Otarsultanov was made to fight ... Read more...

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Outrage over sexualized footage of female athletes


August 10th, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) US TV network NBC has released a controversial video called Bodies in Motion, featuring scantily clad female athletes, which sparked outrage from viewers.The viewers say the ... Read more...

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Forget winning 200m title, Bolt tells Blake


August 8th, 2012 - 2:47 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS/CMC) Two-time men's Olympic 100 metres champion Usain Bolt says he has told compatriot and training partner Yohan Blake not to think about winning the men's 200 metres ... Read more...

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Glad to see Olympics medal tally increasing: Big B


August 7th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 7 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has hailed Indian woman boxer Mary Kom's Olympics win and says he is glad to see India's medal tally increasing over the ... Read more...

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Morrissey’s comments on Olympics raise a buzz


August 6th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Morrissey is comparing the London 2012 Olympics to the Nazi Germany. He says that the enthusiasm that the people of Great Britain have for their Olympics team ... Read more...

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Iranian Greco-Roman wrestler wins gold at London Olympics


August 6th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) Iran's four-time world champion Hamid Sourian won the country's first gold medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games, defeating Azerbaijan's Greco-Roman wrestler Roshan Bayramov in the ... Read more...

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Chennai architect to participate in global business summit


August 4th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 4 (IANS) City-based architect and member of the World Economic Forum's Design Innovation Council Sheila Sri Prakash will be participating in the Global Business Summit on Infrastructure ... Read more...

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Swiss Olympian kicked off team after sending racist tweet


August 1st, 2012 - 1:02 am ICT by BNO News
LONDON, ENGLAND (BNO NEWS) -- A Swiss football star was kicked off the men's Olympic team Monday after sending out a tweet deemed to be racist, sports officials said. It comes just ... Read more...

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Olympic flame moved and later re-lit


July 31st, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) On Sunday evening, something extraordinary happened at the Olympics. The Olympic flame for the London 2012 Olympics was extinguished, moved and later relit. It is said that ... Read more...

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Gagan’s father says more to come


July 30th, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 30 (IANS) After rifle shooter Gagan Narang gave India its first 2012 Olympics medal in London Monday, his elated father B.S. Narang said this victory will boost his ... Read more...

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Olympics: Saina, Vijender, Jai Bhagwan keep India’s hopes alive (Evening Lead)


July 29th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) India's champion shuttler Saina Nehwal had an easy outing and Jai Bhagwan joined his more illustrious team mate Vijender Singh in the round of 16 but ... Read more...

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Olympics: Indian shooters Heena Sidhu, Annu Raj bow out


July 29th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) Indian shooters Heena Sidhu and Annu Raj Singh failed to qualify for the women's 10m air pistol finals at the 2012 Olympics here Sunday.Heena finished at ... Read more...

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Archery spectators turned away from Lord’s


July 28th, 2012 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Hundreds of spectators for the archery event at the London 2012 Olympics Games were turned away from the Lord's cricket ground on the opening day, Friday, ... Read more...

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UN chief to carry Olympic torch


July 25th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 25 (IANS) United Nations (UN) secretary-general Ban Ki-moon will visit London July 26-28, during which he will carry the Olympic torch on the final leg of its ... Read more...

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Coe promises ’safe and secure’ Games


July 21st, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) The Chairman of the London 2012 Olympics, Sebastian Coe, has promised that the Games will be "safe and secure".Speaking on BBC radio, Coe responded to questions ... Read more...

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Indian touch to Olympic arts in London (With Image)


July 19th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) A handful of illustrious Indians have lent their creative touch to give the London Olympics some Indian touches.When the 2012 Olympics unveils July 27, ... Read more...

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Lia Neal qualifies for the Olympics


July 16th, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, July 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) When 17-year-old Lia Neal finished fourth at the Olympic qualifier, she became only the second African-American to qualify for Olympic swimming. She was fourth at the ... Read more...

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Kalmadi eyes London trip during Olympics


July 12th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Former Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee (OC) chairman and graft accused Suresh Kalmadi Thursday moved a Delhi court seeking permission to attend a meeting in ... Read more...

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Azerbaijan promises $500,000 for Olympics gold winner


July 4th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Baku (Azerbaijan), July 4 (IANS) President Ilham Aliyev of the oil-rich Azerbaijan has signed a decree promising handsome bonuses to the country's sportsmen and coaches who win medals in ... Read more...

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Slovenia target seven medals at London Olympics


July 4th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Ljubljana (Slovenia), July 4 (IANS) Slovenia will send 64 athletes to London for the 2012 Olympics and expects to win seven medals.The 64-strong team consists of 28 men and ... Read more...

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Russians to watch London Olympics on street screens


June 22nd, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg, June 22 (IANS) The 2012 London Olympics will be broadcast on street screens in several large Russian cities, Russia's national telecom operator Rostelecom said Friday.Rostelecom has also signed ... Read more...

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Putin may visit London for Olympics


June 20th, 2012 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Los Cabos (Mexico), June 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin did not rule out he would pay a visit to London when the city hosts the 2012 Olympics.Putin told ... Read more...

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Two Indians to officiate in Olympic boxing


June 13th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) The International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) has selected India's Kishen Narsi and Jay Kowli to officiate in the London Games.The Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF) ... Read more...

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Hungarian runner will run 50 marathons in 50 days


June 5th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Budapest, June 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Hungarian runner Norman Varga is all set to run 50 marathons in 50 days. this is certainly an incredible feat, if he can accomplish it. He plans ... Read more...

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Canada hopes to finish among top 12 in London


May 30th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, May 30 (IANS) Canada hopes to finish among the top 12 in the 2012 Olympics.So says three-time Olympic medallist and International Swimming Hall of Fame member Mark Tewksbury, Canada's ... Read more...

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India face Holland in Olympic hockey opener


May 22nd, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 22 (IANS) India will open their campaign in the 2012 Olympics hockey competition in London with a game against the Netherlands July 30, according to the schedule released ... Read more...

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Ahmadinejad wishes to visit London for Olympics


May 18th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 17 (IANS) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad expressed his desire Thursday to visit London for the 2012 Olympics, as he wants to be with the Iranian athletes to cheer ... Read more...

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