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Soccer legend Sailen Manna is dead (Lead)


February 27th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 27 (IANS) Indian soccer legend Sailendra Nath Manna, popularly known as Sailen Manna, died at a private hospital here Monday due to old age complications. He was 87, ... Read more...

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48 probables selected for national hockey camp


July 16th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) A core group of 48 probables for the Indian hockey team have been selected for international tournaments.The probables will take part in the second ... Read more...

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SAI to monitor athletes’ performance


July 7th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) The Sports Authority of India (SAI) is planning to form a regulatory body to monitor the sudden rise in the performance of athletes and whether ... Read more...

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Playing World No.1 was a great experience: Somdev (Lead)


March 17th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Indian Wells (California), March 17 (IANS) India's Somdev Devvarman says it was a great experience playing his idol as he went down fighting, 5-7, 4-6, to World No.1 Rafael ... Read more...

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Didn’t gain a single rupee from CWG: Kalmadi


February 20th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Suresh Kalmadi, former chief of the 2010 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, Sunday offered to resign as a member of parliament if it was proved that he gained ... Read more...

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Himachal honours its Asiad, CWG medallists


January 25th, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 25 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Tuesday gave cash awards totalling Rs.57 lakh to four shooters from the state who won medals at last year's Guangzhou Asian Games and the Commonwealth Games ... Read more...

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Indian gold medallist ignored by authorities, leaves event midway


December 18th, 2010 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 18 (IANS) Indian athlete and Asiad gold medallist Sudha Singh left a racing event midway in a huff here Saturday after being "completely ignored" by the Uttar Pradesh state sports ... Read more...

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Commonwealth Games, Asiad inspires girls to hone their skills in athletics


November 28th, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by ANI
By Girish Chandra DubeyVaranasi, Nov.28 (ANI): Girls from villages are undergoing tough practice in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi District to hone their skills in athletics after being inspired by the recent Commonwealth Games ... Read more...

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Asian Games close with China dominant as never before (Lead)


November 27th, 2010 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 27 (IANS) The curtain rang down on the biggest ever Asian Games in a festive closing ceremony Saturday night as hosts China showed their overwhelming sporting prowess by sweeping 199 ... Read more...

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Asian Games athletics: Ram Singh finishes 15th in marathon


November 27th, 2010 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 27 (IANS) India's Ram Singh Yadav finished 15th in the men's marathon on the last day of the Asian Games here Saturday. Yadav clocked 2.39:23 hrs.South Korea's Ji Youngjun won ... Read more...

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Shuttler Lin Dan honoured as most valuable player of Asiad


November 27th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 27 (IANS) Chinese badminton superstar Lin Dan was awarded the Samsung Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the Asian Games.MVP is regarded as the supreme honour for the athletes, recognised by ... Read more...

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Men’s kabaddi team wins 12th gold for India at Asian Games


November 26th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Guangzhou (China), Nov 21(ANI): The Indian men's kabaddi team registered a 37-20 victory over Iran in the finals to bag the 12th gold for India at the Guangzhou Asian Games on Friday.It ... Read more...

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India’s Asiad tally at 46, five boxers in gold hunt (Roundup)


November 24th, 2010 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 24 (IANS) Five Indian boxers were eyeing golds while four settled for the bronze at the Asian Games here Wednesday on a day of heartbreak when woman World champion pugilist ... Read more...

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Boxer Mary Kom settles for bronze, India’s Asiad tally at 46 (Evening Lead)


November 24th, 2010 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 24 (IANS) World champion boxer MC Mary Kom had to settle for a bronze as did compatriot Kavita Goyat, while an archery silver and bronzes in men's boxing and ... Read more...

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Asian Games tennis: Sania-Vardhan settle for silver in mixed doubles


November 22nd, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 22 (IANS) India's Sania Mirza and Vishnu Vardhan had to rest content with a silver medal in the mixed doubles event of tennis competitions following a 6-4, 1-6, 0-1 loss ... Read more...

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Aditya wraps up India’s Asiad snooker campaign with singles bronze (Lead)


November 20th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 20 (IANS) Aditya Mehta potted an unexpected bronze in the men's snooker singles after losing in the semi-finals as India finished with four medals at the 16th Asian Games here ... Read more...

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Asian Games swimming: No medals for India on last day


November 18th, 2010 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 18 (IANS) India rounded off the swimming competitions of the Asian Games here Thursday with a dismal sixth-place finish in the 4x100m men's medley team event.Melkote Badrinath, Sandeep Sejwal, Rehan ... Read more...

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Asian Games badminton: China clinch women’s team title for ninth time


November 15th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 15 (IANS) China Monday clinched the women's badminton team trophy for the ninth time at the Asian Games, sweeeping aside Thailand 3-0 in the final. China have collected all ... Read more...

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Uber Cup loss helps Chinese women’s team in Asiad


November 14th, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 14 (IANS) The Uber Cup loss turned up to be a valuable lesson for the Chinese team, said badminton head coach Li Yongbo after the side moved into the team ... Read more...

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Mother-to-be wins two Asiad shooting golds


November 14th, 2010 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 14 (IANS) "My baby and I brought home the gold medals together," said South Korean shooter Gim Yunmi after winning double gold medals at the Asian Games here Sunday. "The ... Read more...

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Indian Rowing team eyes gold at Asian Games


November 5th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, Nov 5 (ANI): The members of Indian Rowing team have expressed confidence of winning gold in the upcoming Asian Games in China.Rowing coach Ismail Baig said that the team is confident ... Read more...

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Pakistan hockey coach confident of beating India in Asiad


October 31st, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Oct 31 (IANS) Pakistan's Dutch hockey coach Michel van den Heuvel is confident that his team will turn the tables on India in the Asian Games after suffering two consecutive defeats ... Read more...

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Police pull out all the stops for XVIth Asiad in Guangzhou


October 30th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Guangzhou (China), Oct. 30 (ANI): Security forces in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou are leaving nothing to chance to ensure the safety of the thousands of competitors and spectators attending the ... Read more...

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Pakistan aims for gold in Asian Games cricket


October 27th, 2010 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Oct 27 (IANS) Pakistan is aiming to clinch the cricket title at next month's Asian Games in Guangzhou, China, where the sport makes its debut in the Asiad.With India not sending ... Read more...

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China announces largest-ever team for Guangzhou Asian Games


October 27th, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
Beijing, Oct. 27 (ANI): EIJING - Chinese sports authorities have announced the country's largest-ever delegation for an international sporting event, as Beijing aims to defend its gold medal and medal tally titles ... Read more...

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Kalpana to lead Indian judo squad in Asiad


October 23rd, 2010 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Kalpana Devi, India's first ever medallist at the judo World Cup will lead the eight-member squad for the Asian Games in Guangzhou, China.The Judo Federation of India ... Read more...

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Sanil, lone new face in table tennis squad for Asiad


October 21st, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Young Sanil Shetty is the lone new face in the 10-member table tennis squad for the Asian Games that was announced by the Table Tennis Federation of ... Read more...

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Silver medal will boost India’s men’s hockey team


October 15th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
By Anand Philar New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) A "dirtied" silver medal, was how coach Jose Brasa described India's second place finish in the men's hockey competition of the 19th Commonwealth Games that ... Read more...

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Delhi will be under siege as Games close Thursday (Lead)


October 13th, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) The Indian capital will look like a curfew-hit town Thursday as a slew of security and administrative measures will be enforced to ensure a safe Commonwealth ... Read more...

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Women’s relay team confident of gold at Asiad


October 13th, 2010 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Having played a stellar role in ensuring a gold medal finish for India in the women's 4x400 metres relay, Ashwini Chidananda Akkunji Tuesday exuded confidence of repeating ... Read more...

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Who will inaugurate the Games? (Lead)


September 28th, 2010 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Indian President Pratibha Patil and Britain's Prince Charles are likely to share the honours at the inauguration of the Commonwealth Games (CWG) here Sunday in the ... Read more...

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BJP for early decision on who will inaugurate CWG


September 27th, 2010 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday accused the government of "complicating" matters regarding the Commonwealth Games (CWG), saying that the uncertainty about who will inaugurate the ... Read more...

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Who will inaugurate the Games?


September 27th, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Indian President Pratibha Patil and Britain's Prince Charles may share the honours at the inauguration of the Commonwealth Games (CWG) here Sunday in the absence of ... Read more...

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Kalmadi takes ‘blame’ for CWG mess; stadia lockdown almost complete (Night Lead)


September 25th, 2010 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) After days of dithering, Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (CGOC) chairman Suresh Kalmadi Saturday took the "blame" for the mess surrounding the Oct 3-14 event. In one ... Read more...

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Kalmadi owns up to CWG mess; Fennell says India’s image dented (Evening Lead)


September 25th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) After being in denial mode for weeks, Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (CGOC) chairman Suresh Kalmadi Saturday owned up to the mess surrounding the Oct 3-14 event, ... Read more...

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