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Golden girl in Paralympic pool


September 5th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 5 (IANS) Boasting two gold medals and a new world record at the London Paralympics, the 17-year-old British swimmer Eleanor Simmonds has long held the limelight in the ... Read more...

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Zoo animals have their own games (Olympic diary)


August 10th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) Not to be outdone by the likes of sprint king Usain Bolt and swimming legend Michael Phelps, animals in the London Zoo have been busy ... Read more...

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Olympics: Michael Phelps bids farewell


August 5th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) The first Olympic medal came on a humid August night beneath the Athenian stars eight years ago, and the 22th - the last one for ... Read more...

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Athletes on shopping spree at Olympic Park


August 3rd, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) One of the exciting attractions at London's Olympic Park is the glitzy Westfield Stratford City Shopping Mall. The 175,000-square-metre shopping centre, built with an investment of ... Read more...

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Olympics: South Korea’s Park reinstated for final after disqualified (Lead)


July 29th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) South Korean swimming sensation Park Tae Hwan won an appeal against disqualification in the men's 400m freestyle heats and was reinstated for Saturday evening's final of ... Read more...

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Phelps scrapes into 400m individual medley final


July 28th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Fourteen-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps scraped into the final of the men's 400 metres individual medley of the London Games Saturday, qualifying last ... Read more...

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Top divers to compete in World Cup and Olympic test


February 18th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 18 (IANS) Over 250 of the world's best divers will compete at the 18th FINA Diving World Cup Feb 20-26, the last qualification opportunity for the 2012 London ... Read more...

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We want to maximise benefits from Olympic Games: Cameron


January 10th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 10 (IANS) With the 2012 Olympics just 200 days away, the British government marked the countdown by holding its first cabinet meeting in the year at the ... Read more...

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Asian Games swimming: Khade in men’s 50m butterfly final


November 16th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 16 (IANS) Virdhawal Khade Tuesday qualified for the men's 50-metre butterfly final in the Asian Games at the Aoti Aquatics Centre here Tuesday.Khade topped his heat by clocking 24.56 ... Read more...

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House-to-house surveys before CWG


September 21st, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
By Praveen Kumar New Delhi/Gurgaon, Sep 21 (IANS) Policemen are conducting house-to-house surveys across the capital and in its satellite towns of Gurgaon and Noida, especially near the Commonwealth Games venues and major ... Read more...

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Khade sets national record but fails to qualify for semifinal


August 12th, 2008 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 12 (IANS) Indian swimmer Veerdhawal Khade came up with his best performance, setting a new national record in 100-metre freestyle in the Olympics, but that was not good enough to ... Read more...

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Swimmer Poncha out of Olympics contention


August 11th, 2008 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 11 (IANS) Indian swimmer Rehan Poncha failed to qualify in the 200m butterfly event at Olympics as he finished 40th out of the 44 competitors in heats at National Aquatics ... Read more...

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Khade fails to make a splash in 200m freestyle


August 10th, 2008 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 10 (IANS) The highly rated Virdhawal Khade failed to create even a ripple in the swimming pool as he finished a lowly seventh to crash out of the 200m freestyle ... Read more...

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Beijing - a new watershed for Indian swimmers


August 8th, 2008 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 8 (IANS) For Indian swimmers, Beijing Olympics will mark a new beginning. The country, which could field just one swimmer in the previous edition of the Games at Athens, has ... Read more...

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Miniature Beijing Olympic village created using Lego blocks!


August 5th, 2008 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
London , Aug 5 (ANI): Chinese model fans are celebrating the Olympic Games in their own unique way they have created a detailed Lego replica of the Beijing Olympic site.This mini ... Read more...

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Olympic venues as ‘green’ building models


July 18th, 2008 - 9:18 am ICT by IANS
By Quan Xiaoshu Beijing, July 18 (Xinhua) Committed to "green" Olympics, China has built the key venues of the Games not only as architectural showpieces but also as model energy-efficient and environment-friendly structures. ... Read more...

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Keep Olympic budget in check: official(Lead)


July 15th, 2008 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, July 15 (Xinhua) A Chinese official has urged the organisers to keep the Olympic budget under control. He Guoqiang, secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party ... Read more...

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CCDI secretary wants thrift, clean-fingered Olympics


July 15th, 2008 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, July 15 (Xinhua) The secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) of the Communist Party of China (CPC), He Guoqiang has stressed on further strengthening the supervision of Olympics ... Read more...

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