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Shuttler Sai Praneeth qualifies from main draw in Japan


September 18th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Sep 18 (IANS) India's B. Sai Praneeth qualified for the main draw of the men's singles at the Japan Open Superseries here Tuesday.The 20-year-old won both his qualification rounds ... Read more...

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Belarus still recognises Ostapchuk as Olympic champion: minister


August 14th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Minsk, Aug 14 (IANS) Belarus still recognises female shot putter Nadezhda Ostapchuk as an Olympic champion, Deputy Sports and Tourism Minister of Belarus Cheslav Shulga has said."Some mistake or misunderstanding ... Read more...

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Rogge terms London Olympics ‘happy & glorious’


August 13th, 2012 - 7:18 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS) International Olympic Committee (IOC) chief Jacques Rogge hailed the 2012 London Olympics as "happy and glorious" as he closed the 30th Summer Games."You have shown the ... Read more...

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The best Olympics for India (Review)


August 12th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) India will return with its best-ever Olympics medal tally from the London Games. If there is anything missing, it is a gold and that has ... Read more...

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Chinese diver determined to bag diving gold at London


August 11th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) China's diving world champion Qiu Bo launched a near-perfect display from the 10m platform to qualify in top spot for Saturday's semi-finals.Qiu, winner of the event ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: Geeta Phogat loses opening fight


August 9th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) India's Geeta Phogat lost to Tonya Lynn Verbeek of Canada 1-3 in the opening round of the Olympic women's 55kg wrestling event here Sunday.The fight was ... Read more...

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Olympics: President congratulates Vijay on winning silver


August 4th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday congratulated shooter Vijay Kumar on winning a silver medal at the London Olympics, and said the army man has done ... Read more...

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Olympics: Vijay shoots silver as boxer Vikas exits (Overall India Roundup)


August 4th, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) Army shooter Vijay Kumar made India proud by winning a welcome silver medal at the London Olympics here Friday, hours before boxer Vikas Krishan was controversially ... Read more...

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Olympics: Vijay shines with silver, Saina’s bronze hunt on (India Intro Roundup)


August 4th, 2012 - 2:47 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) After three unproductive days, luck smiled on India as army shooter Vijay Kumar scooped up a silver after his teammate Joydip Karmakar narrowly missed a medal ... Read more...

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Olympic volleyball: Brazil stunned, US unscarred


August 2nd, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Defending champions Brazil were stunned by South Korea in straight sets, while another title favourite United States stayed unbeaten in the women's volleyball tournament of the ... Read more...

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Olympic volleyball: Chinese women overpower Turkey


July 30th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) China harvested a second win and made a firm step to the quarterfinals in women's volleyball of the Olympic Games by outplaying Turkey 3-1 here Monday.China, ... Read more...

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Gymnast Teng pulls out of Olympics


July 26th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) China's 2004 Athens Games champion Teng Haibin has pulled out of the London Olympics gymnastics competition with an arm injury.Teng, the 2004 gold medallist who missed ... Read more...

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2004 Olympics: Deja vu hits Indian hockey (Sports Special)


July 23rd, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
It was dej┼Ľ vu for Indian hockey team that went into the 2004 Olympics riddled with factional fights and controversy over the appointment of German Gerhard Rach as the coach, superseding ... Read more...

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Injuries to spikers hurt China’s Olympics medal hopes


July 11th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 11 (IANS) Again, a Chinese star player was injured. And again, a disappointing fifth finish in the 2012 women's volleyball World Grand Prix Finals, the most important competition ... Read more...

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Liu Xiang leads China’s medal charge in London


July 9th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 9 (IANS) After a lacklustre performance at the Beijing Games, the Chinese track and field team led by star hurdler Liu Xiang is pinning medal hopes on eight ... Read more...

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Wrestler Sushil Kumar qualifies for London Games


April 27th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) India's Olympic bronze medal-winning wrestler Sushil Kumar qualified Friday for the 2012 London Olympics by taking the gold medal in the 66kg event of ... Read more...

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South African swimmer Townsend misses Olympic qualification


April 19th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, April 19 (IANS) South Africa's Darian Townsend, winner of the men's 4X100m relay at the 2004 Athens Olympics, failed to qualify for the London Olympics in the 200m freestyle ... Read more...

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No place for Rathore; Joydeep, Heena selected for London Olympics


February 19th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) There was no place for 2004 Athens Games silver medallist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore in the 11-member shooting squad for the 2012 London Olympics that ... 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 can prove myself again: Rathore


February 1st, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Athens Games silver medallist shooter Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, who won the double trap bronze in the nationals here Wednesday, said given a chance he would ... Read more...

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Cash award to Bindra for Asian shooting gold


January 18th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) India's Olympic shooting champion Abhinav Bindra Wednesday was awarded with a cash prize by Sports Minister Ajay Maken for winning the 10-metre air rifle ... Read more...

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Phelps guns for Thorpe, wants to reverse result of 2004 Athens Games


February 13th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 13 (ANI): Expressing his hopes of a rematch with Australian legend Ian Thorpe at the London Olympics, Swimming ace Michael Phelps has welcomed the chance to reverse the result ... Read more...

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Asher Noria is a future Olympic champion, says foreign coach


October 2nd, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
By Abhishek Roy New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) Italian trainer Marcello Dradi feels teenage shooter Asher Noria, a junior world champion, has the potential to fill the shoes of Athens Olympics silver medallist ... Read more...

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Vogels makes goalkeeping look all too simple


March 8th, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Avishek Roy New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Fourteen years is a long career in sport. More so, if you are a hockey goalkeeper. But the Dutch great Guus Vogels makes ... Read more...

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IOC denies Thanou sprint gold


December 10th, 2009 - 2:42 am ICT by IANS
Lausanne (Switzerland), Dec 10 (DPA) Olympic officials decided against giving the 100 metre gold stripped from Marion Jones to Greek sprinter Katerina Thanou. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) executive board has reallocated other ... Read more...

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Olympic swimmer Thorpe drops doping defamation case


September 28th, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sep.28 (ANI): Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe has dropped a defamation case against the publisher of a French newspaper and a journalist over doping claims.Thorpe had sued the daily sports newspaper L'Equipe, ... Read more...

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Beijing Olympics generated China a profit of 146 million dollars


June 20th, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, June 20 (ANI): The Chinese Government has declared that the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games generated a profit of more than one billion yuan (146 million dollars).According to the National Audit Office ... Read more...

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Archers from tribal areas making a splash (Feature)


January 21st, 2009 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Archery was known to be a popular sport in ancient times in India, as well as the main battle weapon. But India's modern day archers still have ... Read more...

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Indian archery still far from bull’s eye


January 21st, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Indian archery has taken some decent strides in recent years, but it still has a fair distance to go to be acknowledged as a powerhouse on the ... Read more...

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Beijing Games set new record of TV viewing


August 24th, 2008 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 24 (DPA) The 2008 Olympics drew an estimated television audience of 4.4 billion in the first 10 days, setting a new viewing record for an Olympic Games, market research firm ... Read more...

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German horse doped at Olympics


August 21st, 2008 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, Aug 21 (DPA) A German rider has been suspended after his horse failed a doping test at the Beijing Olympics, the German equestrian association said Thursday.The banned substance Capsaicin ... Read more...

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Michael Phelps estranged dad yet to congratulate him


August 20th, 2008 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
New York, August 20 (ANI): Golden boy Michael Phelps record for winning the most gold medals at a single Olympics might have won him accolades from all corners of the globe, ... Read more...

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Beijing Games may become biggest broadcast event in Olympic history


August 20th, 2008 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 20 (ANI): Beijing Olympic Games may become the biggest broadcast event in the Olympic history, according to an official with the International Olympic Committee (IOC).Timo Lumme, managing director ... Read more...

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China’’s Internet chiefs ban use of names of Olympic gold medal winning athletes


August 20th, 2008 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Aug. 20 (ANI): China''s sport authorities have banned the issuing of Internet domain names based on the country''s Olympic gold medal-winning athletes to anyone but the medalists themselves.According to Xinhua, ... Read more...

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Beijing Games biggest broadcast event in Olympic history


August 20th, 2008 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 20 (Xinhua) An official with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said here Wednesday that the Beijing Olympic Games are set to become the biggest broadcast event in Olympic history. There ... Read more...

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