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Putin envisions Russia as Paralympic powerhouse


September 11th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia must anchor its position among the leaders of the world Paralympic movement and more broadly ensure equal opportunities for all, President Vladimir Putin said ... Read more...

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Cuba achieves historic performance in Paralympics


September 10th, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Sep 10 (IANS) Cuba achieved its best performance in the London Paralympics 2012, which ended Sunday, winning nine gold, five silver and three bronze medals.The best Cuban athlete was ... Read more...

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Paralympics: China’s gold rush continues


September 8th, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 8 (IANS) China kept up its gold-taking momentum here at the Paralympics, boosting its gold total to 83.The Asian giant clinched 13 gold medals Friday, reports Xinhua.Meanwhile, Australian ... Read more...

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China gets 300th gold in Paralympic history


September 7th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) Para-athlete Zhao Xu took China's 300th gold medal in Paralympic history here Thursday, winning the men's 100m-T46 final.Zhao Xu, 27, who began the sport in Grade ... Read more...

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Defeated Pistorius questions rules


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 3 (IANS) In a night that should have belonged to Paralympic Games superstar Oscar Pistorius, Alan Oliveira of Brazil had not read the script for the T44 men's ... Read more...

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London Olympics to go down as Athletes’ Games: IOC chief


August 13th, 2012 - 2:43 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The London Olympics have been proclaimed as the best Games ever by IOC president Jacques Rogge.That may sound impressive, but in reality it's a ... Read more...

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Olympics: Defar wins 5,000m gold again, eight years on


August 12th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Meseret Defar from Ethiopia produced the fastest turn of speed in the last 200 metres of the women's 5,000-metre to claim her second Olympic gold medal ... Read more...

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Olympics: France’s Bresset scrambles to mountain bike gold


August 11th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) France's Julie Bresset scrambled to Olympic gold in the women's mountain bike race Saturday.The reigning world junior and European champion, 23, won by over a ... Read more...

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Olympic hockey: Netherlands beat Argentina to defend women’s title


August 11th, 2012 - 7:15 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) The Netherlands became only the second team to retain their Olympic title with a 2-0 victory against world champions Argentina in the women's hockey final Friday.Chances ... Read more...

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Olympics: German duo stroke to canoe gold


August 9th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Peter Kretschmer and Kurt Kuschela stroked to Olympic gold in the men's canoe double 1,000 metres Thursday.Kretschmer and Kuschela overhauled Sergiy Bezugliy and Maksim Prokopenko ... Read more...

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Olympics: US takes on the Caribbean in women’s 200m final


August 8th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS/CMC) Two-time defending champion Veronica Campbell-Brown leads three Caribbean women against three Americans in Wednesday's 200m final here at the London 2012 Olympic Games.Campbell-Brown, who won in Athens ... 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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Roddick up for Olympic glory on his favourite surface


July 26th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) Andy Roddick of the United States is eagerly awaiting the London 2012 Olympic Games tennis tournament which will be played at Wimbledon on grass, one ... Read more...

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Bhupathi hopes to meet Bolt in his ‘dream’ fifth Olympics


July 23rd, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 23 (IANS) India tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi Monday said he never thought of playing in his fifth Olympics and expressed the desire to meet Jamaican sprint star Usain ... Read more...

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Tirkey, two others elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha


March 22nd, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 22 (IANS) Former Indian hockey captain Dilip Tirkey and two other candidates of Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) were Thursday elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha ... Read more...

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BJD to field Dilip Tirkey for Rajya Sabha


March 16th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 16 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Friday said the ruling Biju Janata Dal would be fielding former Indian hockey captain Dilip Tirkey for the upcoming Rajya Sabha ... Read more...

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Dilip Tirkey’s presence at camp is a boon: Sandeep Singh


February 7th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) India hockey players feel the presence of former captain Dilip Tirkey and goalkeeper A.B.Subbaiah as part of the back-up staff is helping them prepare better ... Read more...

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Former Cuban pitcher Norge Luis Vera injured in traffic accident


December 24th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Dec 24 (IANS) Former baseball pitcher Norge Luis Vera underwent several surgeries following a traffic accident near the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba, but his life is "out ... Read more...

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Dwyer receives FIH ‘Player of the year’ award


December 10th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Auckland, Dec 10 (IANS) Australian hockey superstar Jamie Dwyer was honoured with the men's FIH Player of the Year for 2011 while compatriot Matthew Swann won the Young Player award.It ... Read more...

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Dywer, Aymar win international hockey awards


November 13th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Montreux (Switzerland), Nov 13 (IANS) Australia's Jamie Dwyer and Luciana Aymar of Argentina were voted 2010 International Hockey Federation's (FIH) Players of the Year, with Germany's Tobias Hauke and Zhao Yudiao of ... Read more...

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Laser show mesmerises all at 2010 CWG closing ceremony


October 14th, 2010 - 10:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.14 (ANI): A magnificent laser show lit up the sky today evening during the 2010 Commonwealth Games closing ceremony, mesmerising spectators, sitting inside the packed to capacity Jawaharlal Nehru stadium ... Read more...

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Dilip Tirkey announces retirement from international hockey


May 3rd, 2010 - 1:48 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 3 (IANS) Former hockey captain Dilip Tirky Sunday announced his retirement from international hockey as he has been suffering from fitness related problems for quite a long time. An emotional Tirky ... Read more...

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Hockey umpire Satinder Kumar receives Golden Whistle award


November 10th, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) Satinder Kumar has become the first Indian hockey umpire to receive the International Hockey Federation's (FIH) Golden Whistle award for officiating in 100 international matches. The award is ... Read more...

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Indian hockey owes a lot to Dilip Tirkey(Comment)


May 8th, 2009 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
By K. Datta Dilip Tirkey is one of those rare gems that any country would be proud to have. Tirkey's milestone of becoming the highest capped hockey player in the world during ... Read more...

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Australia laughs off New Delhi to Melbourne Commonwealth Games shift rumours


February 18th, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 18 (ANI): Amid concerns over New Delhis preparations to stage the 2010 Commonwealth Games, Australian officials have laughed off suggestions that Melbourne is on standby to host the event.The ... Read more...

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US ‘redeem team’ beat Spain for basketball gold


August 24th, 2008 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 24 (DPA) The US basketball team beat Spain 118-107 to take gold in Beijing Games here Sunday.The so-called redeem team delivered the promised gold after the disappointment of only ... Read more...

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Argentina’s women hockey captain celebrate Olympic bronze in her bra


August 23rd, 2008 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 23 (DPA) Argentine women's field hockey captain Magdalena Aicega was thrilled as she celebrated the team's bronze medal in her bra, wrapped only in an Argentine flag.Where was her shirt? ... Read more...

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Argentine footballers return to Beijing, choose hotel over Olympic Village


August 17th, 2008 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Beijing, Aug 17 (DPA) The Argentine football team returned to Beijing for Tuesday's semi-final against arch-rival Brazil, opting to stay in an hotel instead of the Olympic Village. "The national football team ... Read more...

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Nadal wins gold in Olympics


August 17th, 2008 - 9:23 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing , Aug 17 (ANI): Spain ''s Rafael Nadal on Sunday became the first top-five tennis player and the only Spaniard to win a gold medal at the Olympics Games.Nadal thrashed ... Read more...

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Gonzalez fancies his chances against mighty Nadal


August 16th, 2008 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Beijing, Aug 16 (DPA) Chilean Fernando Gonzalez stressed Saturday that he can beat Spaniard Rafael Nadal in Sunday's men's singles tennis Olympic final. "I am at my best time," said the man ... Read more...

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Chinese judges accused of favouritsm in Rathore’s event


August 13th, 2008 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 13 (IANS) The Double Trap shooting event in which India's Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore competed came under the scanner Wednesday with Australian Mark Russell charging the Chinese judges of cheating. Rathore, ... Read more...

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Michael Phelps close to achieving Olympic immortality


August 12th, 2008 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Beijing, Aug 12 (DPA) Michael Phelps dives into the pool Wednesday with Olympic immortality in sight. The American swimmer requires just one more gold medal to become the first Olympian to win ... Read more...

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Indian women shooters fail to qualify for 10m air rifle event


August 9th, 2008 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Aug 9 (ANI): Indias hope of getting a medal in Shooting fell flat on Saturday as shooters Anjali Bhagwat and Avneet Kaur Sidhu failed to qualify for the Olympics finals ... Read more...

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Anjali, Avneet out in Olympics shooting qualifiers, gold for Czech Emmons (Lead)


August 9th, 2008 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
By V. Krishnaswamy Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) India's shooting campaign at the Olympics started on a disappointing note as Anjali Bhagwat and Avneet Kaur Sidhu crashed out without being able to make the ... Read more...

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Emmons wins first gold in Beijing Olympics


August 9th, 2008 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) Czech Republic's Katerina Emmons won the first gold of the Beijing Olympics in style, setting a new meet mark in women's 10m air rifle event Saturday. Emmons, 24, ... Read more...

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