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Brazilian beach volleyball veteran eyes Rio Games


August 11th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 11 (IANS) London Olympic beach volleyball silver medallist Emanuel Rego has refused to rule out extending his career to the age of 43 at the Rio ... Read more...

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Olympics: Pryce retains 100m crown to make history (Lead)


August 5th, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS/CMC) Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce handed the Caribbean its first success of the London Games and became the first woman in 16 years to defend an Olympics 100 metres ... Read more...

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Italy beat US to take first Olympic archery gold


July 29th, 2012 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Italy took their first medal of the London Olympics Saturday, beating the US 219-218 in a nail-biting men's archery final at the Lord's cricket stadium.On ... Read more...

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Olympics: India on a medal count


July 27th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Though India have picked their biggest squad of 81 athletes for the Olympics, only a handful of them are expected to make the podium ... Read more...

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Yeh dil maange more, says boxer Vijender


July 24th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) India's top boxer Vijender Singh, bronze medallist at 2008 Beijing Games, said never ever did he think he would participate in three Olympics but he yearns ... Read more...

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2000 Sydney Olympics: Controversies affect India’s chances (Sports Special)


July 22nd, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
For the umpteenth time, the Indian hockey team's preparations for the Olympics were hampered by the usual quota of controversies and uncertainties. After the poor finish at the 1996 Atlanta Games, ... Read more...

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I know what it takes to win an Olympic medal: Paes


July 20th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
New York, July 20 (IANS) India's ace tennis player Leander Paes has said he knows what it takes to win an Olympic medal and will not distract himself by ... Read more...

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Sushil deserves to carry the flag: Leander Paes


July 20th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
New York, July 20 (IANS) India's top tennis player Leander Paes said wrestler Sushil Kumar deserves to be the flag bearer of the Olympic contingent during the opening ceremony ... Read more...

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Paes confirms participation at London Olympics


June 29th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) Leander Paes has confirmed he will compete in his sixth Olympics in London, saying his job was to play sports and not politics.Paes had threatened ... Read more...

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Vece Paes slams AITA’s decision


June 21st, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) Olympian Vece Paes has slammed All Indian Tennis Association's decision to pair his son Leander Paes with World No.328 Vishnu Vardhan at the London Olympics, ... Read more...

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Yuki, Vardhan ready for Olympics (Lead)


June 20th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Amid the raging controversy surrounding Indian tennis, young guns Yuki Bhambri and Vishnu Vardhan said they are ready to partner Leander Paes at the ... Read more...

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Will try to convince Paes if needed: Vardhan


June 20th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) India's young tennis player Vishnu Vardhan Wednesday said he would try to convince veteran Leander Paes to play alongside him at the London Olympics ... Read more...

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AITA asks sports ministry to convince warring players (Roundup)


June 18th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The All India Tennis Association (AITA) Monday asked the sports ministry to convince Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna to team up with Leander Paes ... Read more...

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Olympic medal next target: Sania


June 8th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Indian tennis star Sania Mirza, who Thursday won her maiden French Open mixed doubles title with compatriot Mahesh Bhupathi, said an Olympic medal is their ... Read more...

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First torchbearer for Olympic torch relay announced


May 11th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 11 (IANS) The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has confirmed that the first torchbearer for the Olympic torch relay in the UK would ... Read more...

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Harendra hits out at Pargat, accuses him of match-fixing


August 18th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Harendra Singh, who was replaced as India coach by Australian Michael Nobbs, Thursday hit out at former captain and his team mate Pargat Singh, saying ... Read more...

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American Swimmer, Amanda Beard, Is Inscribing A Memoir Detailing Her Tormenting Past


December 15th, 2010 - 9:55 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
December 15, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The 29-year-old Amanda Beard, who has acquired gold medals in the Olympics in swimming in 1996 and 2004, is, as per Touchstone, inscribing a memoir ... Read more...

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Australia’s legendary doubles pair ‘Woodies’ inducted into Tennis Hall of Fame


July 11th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jul 11 (ANI): Famous doubles partners from Australia, Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde, were into inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in the United States along with seven ... Read more...

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Olympic great Kowalski out of the closet


April 18th, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 18 (DPA) Former Olympic swimmer Daniel Kowalski Sunday admitted being a homosexual. Kowalski, 34, who won four Olympic medals, told The Sunday Age he was "tired of living a lie" and ... Read more...

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Coach expects good show from Japanese shuttlers


April 13th, 2010 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Once known as the "king of the shuttlecock", former South Korean badminton superstar Park Joo Bong is here with the Japanese team as its head coach for ... Read more...

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Going will get tougher for India (Comment)


March 3rd, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Anand Philar It was not surprising that India stood exposed during their 2-5 rout against Australia in the men's Hockey World Cup Tuesday night. The lack of exposure against the top ... Read more...

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Faltering African giant Nigeria could still be a force (Team Profile)


November 28th, 2009 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Lagos, Nov 28 (DPA) If Nigeria want to make any kind of impact in South Africa, they will have to improve dramatically after a shambolic qualifying campaign. The Super Eagles floundered in ... Read more...

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Faltering African giant Nigeria could still be a force (Team Profile)


November 28th, 2009 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Lagos, Nov 28 (DPA) If Nigeria want to make any kind of impact in South Africa, they will have to improve dramatically after a shambolic qualifying campaign. The Super Eagles floundered in ... Read more...

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Faltering African giant Nigeria could still be a force (Team Profile)


November 28th, 2009 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Lagos, Nov 28 (DPA) If Nigeria want to make any kind of impact in South Africa, they will have to improve dramatically after a shambolic qualifying campaign. The Super Eagles floundered in ... Read more...

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China likely to continue their dominance in badminton


August 1st, 2008 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, Aug 1 (Xinhua) Chinese badminton players have dominated the discipline ever since it was introduced at the 1992 Barcelona Games. And they are likely to continue doing so at the Beijing ... Read more...

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Hungarian Olympic champion dies at 36


July 16th, 2008 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Budapest, July 16 (Xinhua) Two-time Olympic canoeing gold medallist Gyorgy Kolonics has passed away following a heart failure. He was 36. Kolonics, who passed away here Tuesday, lost consciousness and paramedics were ... Read more...

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France bank on swimmers at Beijing Olympics (Preview)


July 15th, 2008 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, July 15 (Xinhua) France will pin their medal hopes on swimmers and fencers at the Beijing Olympics in a bid to at least match their seventh-place finish in Athens Games, four ... Read more...

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Olympic flame traces ancient course in Marathon


March 30th, 2008 - 6:26 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Athens, March 30 (Xinhua) The Olympics flame arrived at Marathon Sunday, tracing the ancient course marked by the Greece's legend of Pheidippides. Niki Bakogiannu, the high jump silver medallist in the 1996 ... Read more...

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