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Coach key to my success, says Bolt


September 13th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica), Sep 13 (IANS/CMC) Sprint legend Usain Bolt has hailed coach Glen Mills as the key to his recent success at the London Olympics.The 26-year-old swept both sprints to become ... Read more...

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Usain Bolt to visit New Zealand


September 11th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Sep 11 (IANS/CMC) World and Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt will visit New Zealand next month through his association with a sports drink.Hot on the heels of his stunning Olympics ... Read more...

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Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra mourns loss of mother


September 10th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is mourning the loss of his mother, who passed away after prolonged illness.Mehra's mother Annapurna passed away Saturday night here. ... 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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Paralympic Games: Brazilian Dias wins 4th swimming gold


September 7th, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) Brazilian swimmer Daniel Dias won his fourth gold medal at the London 2012 Paralympics in the 50-meter backstroke (class S5), beating his third world record ... Read more...

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‘Khwaabb’ trailer gets 1,22,000 hits in 10 days


September 4th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) No big names, no formula! Yet the trailer of forthcoming sports-based movie "Khwaabb" has received 1,22,000 views within 10 days of its release on YouTube. ... Read more...

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Girisha bags India’s first medal from Paralympics


September 4th, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 4 (IANS) India's para-athlete Girisha Hosanagara Nagarajegowda gave the country its first medal, a silver, from the Paralympic Games here by finishing second in the Men's High Jump ... Read more...

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Ladakh trip makes Farhan nostalgic


September 2nd, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 2 (IANS) After Shah Rukh Khan, it is filmmaker-actor Farhan Akhtar who is heading to Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir for shooting for his upcoming film ... Read more...

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London stadium cheers for Djibouti runner


September 2nd, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 2 (IANS) The Olympic Stadium thundered as 80,000 spectators applauded injured Djibouti runner Houssein Omar Hassan when he stumbled across the finish line in the men's 1,500m heat ... Read more...

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German referee dies as javelin pierces his throat


August 27th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) In a tragic incident in Germany, a 75-year-old referee died of injuries sustained when he was speared through the throat with a javelin at an athletics ... Read more...

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Over 5,000 athletes for Mombasa Marathon


August 24th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 24 (IANS) Over 5,000 athletes from six countries will compete at the Mombasa International Marathon in Kenya Sunday.Organisers expect at least 500 elite athletes to participate in the ... Read more...

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Athlete beau inspires Brook to workout


August 21st, 2012 - 3:56 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 21 (IANS) Model-actress Kelly Brook has started taking her fitness regime extremely seriously, thanks to her beau, a former rugby ace.The "Piranha 3D" star admits the recent London ... Read more...

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Male weightlifters do better after watching porn


August 20th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 20 (IANS) Male weightlifters can lift heavier objects after watching erotic videos, a study has found.Scientists showed different types of video clips to male athletes and then studied ... Read more...

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Isinbayeva eyes gold in 2016 Olympics


August 18th, 2012 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 18 (IANS) Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva intends to take part in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics and is confident of winning the gold, her coach said ... Read more...

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People from outside Mumbai are very rooted: Tigmanshu Dhulia (Interview)


August 16th, 2012 - 10:27 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Outsiders bring a lot of freshness to Bollywood because of their vast experience, says director and now actor Tigmanshu Dhulia. For Mumbaikars, India begins and ends ... Read more...

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Venezuelan lawmakers honour Olympic fencing champ


August 15th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Aug 15 (IANS/EFE) Fencer Ruben Limardo has been honoured by Venezuela's National Assembly for the gold medal he won at the London Olympic Games.The lawmakers began the congressional session ... 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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Shakira in Puerto Rico to be with boyfriend


August 14th, 2012 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
San Juan, Aug 14 (IANS/EFE) Colombian singer Shakira is in Puerto Rico to be with boyfriend Gerard Pique, who came to the Caribbean island with the Spanish national soccer ... Read more...

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Usain Bolt turns DJ to celebrate his world record


August 13th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The biggest star of the London Olympic Games celebrated his world record win by turning into a DJ and spinning some records. The Jamaican athlete who has ... Read more...

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Haryana announces Rs.1.5 crore reward, land for Sushil


August 12th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 12 (IANS) Despite the wrestler being from Delhi's Najafgarh, the Haryana government Sunday announced a cash reward of Rs 1.5 crore along with land for Sushil Kumar ... Read more...

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Would have loved to hear national anthem: Sushil


August 12th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) London Olympics silver medallist Sushil Kumar said he wanted to win the gold in the men's 66kg freestyle wrestling event and hear India's national anthem.Sushil ... Read more...

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PM congratulates Sushil Kumar


August 12th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday congratulated wrestler Sushil Kumar for winning a silver medal at the London Olympics and expressed hope that his feat ... 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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Campbell would’ve loved to be sprinter


August 11th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Supermodel Naomi Campbell, who is reportedly set to walk the runway at the closing ceremony of the 2010 London Olympics, says had she been an ... Read more...

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Olympics: Defar delighted to win 5000m gold eight years later


August 11th, 2012 - 7:25 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 ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: Russia’s Otarsultanov lands controversial gold


August 11th, 2012 - 6:52 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's double European champion Dzhamal Otarsultanov won the Olympic gold in the 55 kg category of the freestyle wrestling tournament Friday.Otarsultanov was made to fight ... Read more...

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Pinki reinstated in Railway job, joins duty


August 10th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 10 (IANS) Asian Games gold medallist athlete Pinki Pramanik, who was accused of being a male and arrested for allegedly raping a woman, has been reinstated in her ... Read more...

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Olympics: James wants to inspire young athletes at home


August 10th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS/CMC) World and Olympics 400 metres champion Kirani James says one of his goals is to help stop talented young athletes in Grenada from falling out of grace ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: I have nothing left to prove, says Bolt (Second Lead)


August 10th, 2012 - 6:24 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) In a show of his sprint dominance to sports fans around the world, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt won the gold medal in the 200 metres here ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Tintu Luka fails to qualify for 800m final


August 10th, 2012 - 2:13 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) Indian runner Tintu Luka failed to qualify for the 800m final after she finished sixth in the second semi-final in the women's event at the 2012 ... Read more...

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Deepika Kumari still wondering what hit her in London


August 9th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Teenage archer Deepika Kumari, still struggling to come to terms with her first round loss at the London Olympics, says she cracked under pressure of ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: High jump champ Ukhov targets world record


August 9th, 2012 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Olympic high jump champion Ivan Ukhov has now turned his attention to breaking the world record, he said Wednesday.Ukhov won Olympic gold for Russia Tuesday, ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: Rezaei wins gold for Iran


August 8th, 2012 - 5:21 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran's Ghasem Gholamreza Rezaei grappled to Olympic wrestling gold in the men's 96kg division Tuesday, defeating Russia's Rustam Totrov on points in the final.Rezaei, 26, ... Read more...

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Glad to see Olympics medal tally increasing: Big B


August 7th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 7 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has hailed Indian woman boxer Mary Kom's Olympics win and says he is glad to see India's medal tally increasing over the ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Algerian runner disqualified for not doing enough


August 7th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) Algerian athlete Taoufik Makhloufi has been excluded from participation in all further events at the London Olympics after he failed to try his best in a ... Read more...

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