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Indian sportspersons have gone to London thinking of gold


July 25th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Indian sportspersons no longer go to the Olympics thinking of the old dictum that participation matters, not winning. They have gone to London talking ... Read more...

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1996 Olympics: Divided Indian hockey team make another poor finish (Sports Special)


July 21st, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Apparently, Indian hockey had not learnt anything from past mistakes as intrigue and dissension continued to plague the national team that, along with the officials of the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF), ... Read more...

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Maken hopes Paes would win another Olympic medal


January 30th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Sports Minister Ajay Maken Monday congratulated India's tennis veteran Leander Paes for winning his maiden men's doubles title at the Australian Open and hoped that ... Read more...

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Bhupathi slams AITA over its pairing policies


January 19th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 19 (IANS) India's veteran tennis player Mahesh Bhuapthi Thursday slammed the All India Tennis Federation (AITA) policies when it comes to pairing players for big international events.Bhupathi ... Read more...

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22 athletes get Rs.6.85 crore to train for London Olympics


September 13th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The sports ministry Tuesday said that it has allocated Rs.6.85 crores from National Sports Development Fund to 22 sportspersons under Operation Excellence 2012 for ... Read more...

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‘Security restricts interaction between players, audience’


September 21st, 2010 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Security can be a constraint at times in mega sporting events as it restricts interaction between the spectators and the players, Indian Hockey Association president and former ... Read more...

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A very special Davis Cup tie: Leander


September 14th, 2010 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 14 (IANS) Some 21 years after making his Davis Cup debut, there is no respite for tennis player Leander Paes from pressure and expectations. Yet, he seems to be ... Read more...

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Beijing Olympics most watched event in U.S. TV history


August 27th, 2008 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 27 (ANI): NBC''s round-the-clock coverage of the 2008 Summer Olympics has been declared the most watched event in U.S. TV history.Statistics released by Nielsen Media Research show that ... Read more...

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Olympics hockey: Britain beat South Korea for fifth place


August 23rd, 2008 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 23 (DPA) Britain beat South Korea 5-2 to secure fifth place on the final day of the Olympic men's hockey tournament Saturday as Spain and Germany prepared for ... Read more...

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Usain Bolt redefines the sprint with world record double


August 20th, 2008 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 20 (DPA) Usain Bolt of Jamaica redefined the men's sprint at the Beijing Olympics when he became the first man in the Games' 112-year history to get a sprint double ... Read more...

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Sonia, Rahul call on team as tricolour is hoisted in Village


August 7th, 2008 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
By V. Krishnaswamy Beijing, Aug 7 (IANS) The lensmen seemed to be waiting for this particular moment. Leander Paes, seated in the first row, turned to exchange some words with Rajyavardhan Rathore, sitting ... Read more...

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Bailey predicts Bolt will win 100m in Beijing


August 1st, 2008 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, Aug 1 (Xinhua) Former men's 100 meters world record holder Donovan Bailey expects Usain Bolt to win the showpiece sprint event at the Beijing Olympics. Bailey, who won the 100 meters ... Read more...

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US men hit Wimbledon low point (Wimbledon Diary)


June 28th, 2008 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
DPA London, June 28 (DPA) Hopes for US men have hit the Grand Slam scrapheap at Wimbledon after all 11 entrants crashed out by the end of week one at the All England ... Read more...

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IOC to announce candidate cities for 2016 Olympics


June 4th, 2008 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Athens, June 4 (DPA) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is due to narrow down its selection of candidate cities to host the 2016 Olympics in Athens Wednesday. Favourites to make the ... Read more...

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Archer Champia leads Indian men’s charge in World Cup


May 29th, 2008 - 5:32 pm ICT by admin
Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) Archer Mangal Singh Champia sparkled as the Indian men stood overall second in the FITA round recurve bow qualification of the third Meteksan World Cup at Antalya in ... Read more...

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Paes to open tennis academy in Kolkata


May 24th, 2008 - 12:03 am ICT by admin
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Indian Davis Cup team captain Leander Paes said Friday that he plans to start a tennis academy in the city soon. "I have been toying with the idea ... Read more...

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Focus on Olympics, not differences, Paes tells Bhupathi


May 23rd, 2008 - 1:28 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) India's Davis Cup captain Leander Paes Thursday poured his heart out, saying that he was hurt by his one-time buddy Mahesh Bhupathi's virtual refusal to play with ... Read more...

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Paes promises an Olympic medal


May 20th, 2008 - 8:48 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Leander Paes Tuesday promised that he and Mahesh Bhupathi will put their best foot forward at the Beijing Olympics and that they will not let the country ... Read more...

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Olympic flame arrives in 2012 host city London


April 6th, 2008 - 2:30 pm ICT by admin
(Torch Relay Update) Xinhua London, April 6 (Xinhua) The Olympic flame for the Beijing Games has landed in London, the host of the 2012 Olympics, where it is expected to witness the largest city ... Read more...

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