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Olympics: Heartbreak for Liu and Idowu in Tuesday’s qualification


August 7th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) There were two major surprises Tuesday on the athletics track as China's 110 metres hurdler Liu Xiang and British triple-jump hope Phillips Idowu both failed to ... Read more...

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Kenya’s Kemboi to take part in Olympics despite assault charges


June 30th, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, June 30 (IANS) World steeplechase champion Ezekiel Kemboi is still in the Kenyan London Olympics team after Team Kenya CEO Stephen Soi termed the assault charges against him a ... Read more...

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Archer Tarundeep Rai to vie for World Cup bronze


June 21st, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) India's Tarundeep Rai lost in the semi-finals Wednesday and will play Gael Prevost of France for the bronze medal in the men's recurve individual event of ... Read more...

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Liu dominates 110m hurdles, Powell takes 100m in Shanghai


May 20th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, May 20 (IANS) Chinese star hurdler Liu Xiang is back at the top with an overwhelming victory, leaving behind three world class American hurdlers at the 2012 Diamond League ... Read more...

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Star hurdler Liu Xiang wins Kawasaki meet


May 6th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 6 (IANS) China's star hurdler Liu Xiang recorded his first win of the outdoor season, storming to top in the men's 110-meter hurdles event at the IAAF Golden ... Read more...

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Talukdar earns India one Olympic place in archery


July 9th, 2011 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Turin (Italy), July 8 (IANS) India's Jayanta Talukdar earned the country an Olympic quota place from the men's individual recurve event of the World Archery Championship Friday.The Indian, who was ... Read more...

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Saina top seed in India Super Series badminton


April 9th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) India's Saina Nehwal and Malaysian Lee Chong Wei have got the top seeding in women's and men's singles draws of the Yonex Sunrise India Super ... Read more...

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CWG archery: India end campaign with three gold (Roundup)


October 10th, 2010 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Bharat Sharma New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) Deepaki Kumari, India's young archery sensation, and Rahul Banerjee won gold in individual recurve events, rounding off a memorable outing for the archers at the ... Read more...

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Come on ‘Mrs. Malik’! (Games Sidelights)


October 7th, 2010 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) Who is the "Mrs. Malik" that Indian spectators are cheering for? You guessed it right - India's own tennis ace Sania Mirza who married Pakistani cricketer Shoaib ... Read more...

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India shoot up to second spot behind Australia (Games Roundup)


October 6th, 2010 - 2:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS)Formidable Australia maintained their top position on the leaderboard even as hosts India showed their sporting might on day two of the 19th Commonwealth Games here Tuesday. ... Read more...

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CWG cycling: Australia sweep all three golds on offer on opening day


October 5th, 2010 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Led by three-time world champion and Athens Olympic gold medallist Anna Maree Meares, Australia began their cycling campaign at the 19th Commonwealth Games on a high ... Read more...

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No CWG accreditation for langurs! (Games Sidelights)


October 5th, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Ramu doesn't need accreditation and can pass through any area in the Games Village without being frisked, even though many VIPs don't have this privilege. For, Ramu ... Read more...

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A doubles expert looking to retain gold with new partner


October 1st, 2010 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Nathan Robertson will be the flag-bearer of England at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth games here Sunday. The 33-year-old badminton star has been around for over ... Read more...

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‘Saina will be among the world’s top for some years’


October 1st, 2010 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Avishek Roy New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Saina Nehwal will stay among the top five in women's badminton for quite some years and players like her can challenge the Chinese domination, says Athens ... Read more...

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Archery World Cup: Indian men win gold, Deepika settles for silver


September 4th, 2010 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 4 (IANS) The Indian men's archery team Saturday won gold in the World Cup archery stage IV meet in Shanghai. The Indians also picked up one silver and a bronze ... Read more...

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Deepika second Indian woman archer to reach World Cup final


September 2nd, 2010 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 2 (IANS) Teenage archery sensation Deepika Kumari Thursday became the second Indian woman ever to sail into the final of a World Cup Stage IV meet. National champion Deepika, who ... Read more...

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Junior world champion Noria replaces Rathore in CWG shooting squad


September 1st, 2010 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Junior World Champion Asher Noria replaced Athens Olympic silver medallist double trap shooter Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore in the 36-member shooting squad for the Oct 3-14 Commonwealth ... Read more...

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India win in Uber Cup, lose in Thomas Cup


May 10th, 2010 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Indian women began their campaign in Uber Cup with a 5-0 whitewash of South Africa while the men's team lost 1-4 to 13-time champions Indonesia in Thomas ... Read more...

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Indian badminton team upbeat before Thomas, Uber Cup


May 9th, 2010 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The Indian badminton team will begin their campaign in the Thomas Cup and Uber Cup finals against contrasting opponents at Kuala Lumpur's Putra Stadium Monday. While the men's ... Read more...

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Saina strong favourite in Badminton Asia Championships


April 11th, 2010 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) India's badminton star Saina Nehwal will be looking to justify her top seeding at the Badminton Asia Championships beginning at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here Monday. With ... Read more...

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World class field for Badminton Asia Championships


March 26th, 2010 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) A world class field will be on show at the Yonex-Sunrise Badminton Asia Championships here April 12-18. Hosts India will have a strong presence with Saina Nehwal ... Read more...

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Karni Singh Shooting Range inaugurated


January 31st, 2010 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) The renovated state-of-the-art Karni Singh Shooting Range was inaugurated here Sunday, making it the third facility to be completed for the Commonwealth Games, which are due in ... Read more...

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China lead medal standings at Munich shooting World Cup


May 21st, 2009 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Munich, May 21 (Xinhua) World shooting powerhouse China finished at the top of the medal standings at the Munich leg of the ISSF World Cup, with four golds, four silvers and one ... Read more...

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Archery World Cup: Dola, Reena compete for lone bronze medal


April 4th, 2009 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 4 (IANS) Indian archers are still assured of a bronze medal despite collapsing like a pack of cards after some superb performances in the FITA round qualifications at the archery ... Read more...

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China looks to break through in Olympics hockey


July 21st, 2008 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Zhou Huimin Beijing, July 21 (Xinhua) China's hockey teams have obtained a direct entry to the Beijing Olympics as hosts, but it won't be easy for them to stand out in the ... Read more...

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Kenyan athletes poised to chase glorious moments


July 18th, 2008 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Nairobi, July 18 (Xinhua) Having groomed a pool of talented long distance runners, athletics' power-house Kenya will look for more glory at the Beijing Olympics in August. The Kenyan Olympic Committee dished ... Read more...

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China to fight for pride in Olympic men’s volleyball


July 16th, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, July 16 (Xinhua) Back to the Olympic Games after a 24-year absence, the Chinese men's volleyball team is determined to prove that it is not a humble host. The team, ranked ... Read more...

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Veterans lead the Japanese charge (Preview)


July 15th, 2008 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, July 15 (Xinhua) Athens Olympic champions will lead the Japanese Olympic delegation to Beijing, aiming to create a new medal record to follow their stunning performance in 2004. Powered by a ... Read more...

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Vijender stuns Olympic gold medallist


May 28th, 2008 - 5:13 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) India's Olympic hope Vijender shocked Athens Olympic gold medallist Bakhtiyar Artayev of Kazakhstan to storm into the semifinal of the Presidents cup boxing tournament in Taiwan. Vijendra ... Read more...

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‘Indian among eight arrested in Athens Olympic protest’


March 25th, 2008 - 9:01 am ICT by admin
London, March 25 (IANS) An Indian national was among eight pro-Tibet protesters who were arrested Monday at the official Olympics flame-lighting ceremony in Greece, a British newspaper reported. The Daily Telegraph's correspondents ... Read more...

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Chetan Anand clings to slim hope of Olympic berth


March 17th, 2008 - 5:35 pm ICT by admin
By Saumojyoti Singha Choudhury New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) National badminton Champion Chetan Anand knows his chances of qualifying for the Beijing Olympics are rather slim. Yet he is hoping for a miracle ... Read more...

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World Military Games begin with a splendid opening ceremony


November 14th, 2007 - 2:14 am ICT by admin
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