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Sushil Kumar’s Olympic saga (Factfile)


August 12th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) India's Sushil Kumar has steadily worked his way to the Olympic silver medal. His success graph in the last three years, after he won the ... Read more...

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For Yogeshwar, London was ‘now or never’


August 12th, 2012 - 2:43 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt always believed that it was "now or never" for him at the London Games.On Saturday, the 29-year-old finally clinched the bronze ... 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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Olympic shooting: Narang to take stance amid high expectations


August 2nd, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Having clinched India's only medal at the 2012 London Olympics Monday, shooter Gagan Narang will be back in action Friday in the 50-metre rifle prone event ... Read more...

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Olympics: India sack chief TT coach


August 2nd, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) India's chief table tennis coach Leszek Kucharski will no longer be part of the team.The Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) has decided against renewing his ... Read more...

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Olympics: North Korean weight-lifter breaks world record


July 31st, 2012 - 9:13 am ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) North Korea's Kim Un Guk broke the world record in men's 62 kg category weight-lifting on the way to win gold at the London Olympics Monday.Kim ... Read more...

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Narang emerges out of Bindra’s shadow (Profile)


July 30th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Indian rifle shooter Gagan Narang finally came out of the shadow of his more illustrious compatriot Abhinav Bindra by winning an Olympics bronze medal ... Read more...

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Olympics: Indian boxer Jai Bhagwan starts campaign against Allisop


July 28th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Indian boxer Jai Bhagwan will begin his Olympic journey when he faces Andrique Allisop of Seychelles in the first round of the lightweight category (60 kg) ... Read more...

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Malaysia’s pregnant shooter competing at Olympics


July 28th, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Malaysia's Nur Suryani Mohammed Taibi, an eight-month pregnant markswoman, will be competing at the London Olympics in the 10-metre air rifle Saturday."Competing at London 2012 is ... 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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Saina pleased with her play in crunch situations


June 17th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, June 17 (IANS) India's badminton star Saina Nehwal Sunday said staying relaxed in crunch situations helped her win two titles in as many weeks and she is not thinking ... Read more...

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It’s now or never, says wrestler Yogeshwar (IANS kicks off its coverage of India’s medal hopes at the London Olympics)


June 12th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) India's wrestling hope Yogeshwar Dutt, who narrowly missed an Olympic medal in Beijing four years ago, says it is "now or never" for him ... Read more...

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Sport ministry announces Rs. 10 lakh cash award for Anand


May 31st, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The union sports ministry has announced a Rs. 10 lakh cash award for Viswanathan Anand, crowned the World Chess Champion for the fifth time."We have ... Read more...

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Best paddlers did not make London cut: Chief TT coach


May 30th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) India's best paddlers have not qualified for the London Olympics, says chief table tennis coach Leszek Kucharski who also feels that top star Sharath Kamal ... Read more...

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Mary Kom confident, but not taking Olympic gold for granted


April 8th, 2012 - 10:28 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Mary Kom is easily India's best bet to win a gold medal at the London Olympics but the five-time world boxing champion is not taking ... Read more...

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India to make maiden appearance at World Cycling Championships


April 1st, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) India have qualified for the World Track Cycling Championships for the first time.O. Bikram Singh from BSNL, Amrit Singh from Railways and Amarjit Singh of ... Read more...

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Mary Kom to lead Indian challenge in Asian championship


March 1st, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
NeW Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Five-time world champion M.C. Mary Kom will spearhead the Indian challenge in the Asian Confederation Women's Boxing Championship in Ulan Bator March 16-26.Mary Kom will ... Read more...

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Selectors have to take a call on shooter Rathore


February 18th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Selectors of the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) sit down in Rudrapur in Uttrakhand Sunday to finalise the 11-member squad for the London ... Read more...

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I am confident of making the Olympics: TT star Sharath Kamal


February 16th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) India's top table tennis player Sharath Kamal's form was in free fall last year. To make matters worse, he had to shift to a new ... Read more...

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Limba hopes Padma Shri will popularise Indian archery


January 25th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Former India archer Limba Ram Wedensday was overwhelmed after being selected for the coveted Padma Shri and hoped the recognition would popularise the sport in ... Read more...

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India look for extra London Olympics TT berth


January 9th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) India is looking for an extra table tennis berth at the 2012 London Olympics, assuming one each in the men's and women's singles ... Read more...

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Olympic lifting champion Liao Hui fails dope test, banned


November 18th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 18 (IANS) China' Beijing Olympics weightlifting champion Liao Hui has been banned by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) till Sep 30, 2014 after testing positive for a banned ... Read more...

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Maharashtra gives sportspersons 5 percent quota in jobs


October 4th, 2011 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 4 (IANS) Barely a fortnight after the sorry economic plight of ace hockey player Yuvraj Walmiki came to light, the Maharashtra government Tuesday decided on a special five ... Read more...

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Indian golfers lying second at Nomura Cup


August 16th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Denarau (Fiji), Aug 16 (IANS) The Indian Golf Union's amateur team made an impressive start with a steady display from their top three golfers, all of whom fired under-par rounds ... Read more...

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Eight boxers to represent Indian at Asian Championships


July 21st, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Eight pugilists will represent India at the Asian Boxing Championships to be held at Incheon in South Korea August 3-13.The tournament will help the Indians ... Read more...

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Ashwini, Priyanka’s B-samples test positive


July 11th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The 'B' sample of athletes Ashwini Akkunji and Priyanka Pawar have also tested positive for banned anabolic steroids.Ashwini and Priyanka failed the dope test last ... Read more...

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Mayookha, Om Prakash win bronze in Asian Athletics (Lead)


July 9th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) India won two bronze medals Saturday through Mayookha Johny in triple jump and Om Prakash Singh Karhana in shot- put on the third day of ... Read more...

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SAI notice to coaches, doctor at NIS Patiala


July 7th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) The Sports Authority of India (SAI) Thursday issued a showcause notice to two athletics coaches and a doctor at the National Institute of Sports (NIS) ... Read more...

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Asiad, CWG gold winner Ashwini joins dope-tainted stars (Roundup)


July 4th, 2011 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Ashwini Akkunji, the star of India's successful athletics campaign at the Asian Games and the Commonwealth Games who won three gold medals, is the latest ... Read more...

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Asiad, CWG gold winner Ashwini, Priyanka also fail dope test (Lead)


July 4th, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Ashwini Akkunji, who was a revelation at the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games winning three gold medals, has failed the dope test along with another ... Read more...

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Two more Indian athletes fail dope tests


July 4th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Two more Indian athletes, Ashwini Akkunji and Priyanka Pawar, have failed their dope tests.Ashwini, a gold medallist at last year's Commonwealth Games and the Asian ... Read more...

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Haryana assures top sportspersons of jobs


June 30th, 2011 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 29 (IANS) In a possible first, Haryana Wednesday announced an employment guarantee policy to ensure a secure future for the state's outstanding sportspersons.Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who ... Read more...

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Khatri, Alka to lead India’s charge at Asian Wrestling


April 28th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) Thursday announced a 21-member squad for the Asian Championships May 19-22 at Tashkent, with Mausam Khatri and Alka ... Read more...

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Former wrestlers take charge of WFI (Lead)


April 16th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) elected its new office bearers as mandated by the government guidelines on age and tenure with the top four positions ... Read more...

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Usha pays rich tribute to Suresh Babu (Lead)


February 19th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi/Ranchi, Feb 19 (IANS) India's star athlete P.T.Usha paid a rich tribute to Asian Games gold medallist and Arjuna awardee Suresh Babu, who passed away in a local hospital in Ranchi due ... Read more...

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