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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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China wants to boost badminton abroad


August 19th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 19 (IANS) Badminton giant China is ready to spread its expertise abroad for the game's betterment, China Daily reported Sunday.China's dominance in badminton has raised concerns about the ... Read more...

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Kremlin to honour Russian Olympic team


August 15th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS) Russian athletes returning from the London Olympics will be honoured at the Kremlin, Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko has said."I signed an order to honour you with ... Read more...

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Belarus’ Ostapchuk stripped of gold for doping


August 13th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS) Belarus' Nadzeya Ostapchuk was stripped of the women's shot put gold medal at the London Games after she failed a drug test, the International Olympic Committee ... Read more...

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PM hails Sushil Kumar; railways rewards him Rs.75 lakh (Lead)


August 13th, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Sunday congratulated wrestler Sushil Kumar for winning a silver medal at the London Olympics ... 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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Olympic handball: Norway retains gold


August 12th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Norway defended its Olympic gold medal in women's handball with a 26-23 defeat of Montenegro, which took home its first-ever medal in the Games.Norway, also ... Read more...

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Olympics: Jamaica win relay in new WR (Lead)


August 12th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/CMC) Jamaica's sprint relay team, anchored by the peerless Usain Bolt, delivered the first sub-37 seconds clocking in history en route to another World record. Trinidadian teenager Keshorn ... Read more...

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Olympics: Yogeshwar Dutt’s factfile


August 12th, 2012 - 2:20 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Yogeshwar Dutt hit the headlines first in 2003 Commonwealth Championships by winning the gold, within five years of coming on the national scene.Overcoming a career-threatening ... Read more...

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Olympic hockey: Netherlands beat Argentina to defend women’s title


August 11th, 2012 - 7:15 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) The Netherlands became only the second team to retain their Olympic title with a 2-0 victory against world champions Argentina in the women's hockey final Friday.Chances ... Read more...

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Olympics: Russia’s Lysenko hurls hammer farthest to take gold


August 11th, 2012 - 7:02 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Tatyana Lysenko added Olympic hammer gold to her world title Friday, nailing the Olympic record with a huge throw.Lysenko threw the hammer 78 metres ... Read more...

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Olympics: Afghan taekwondoka gives country first medal in London


August 10th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) Taekwondoka Rohullah Nikpai came for a gold medal but a bronze was enough to fill his eyes with tears, as he won the first medal at ... Read more...

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Olympic TT: Chinese women reinforce their dominance


August 8th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) Chinese clean sweep of the Olympic women's table tennis competition highlights that the younger players have successfully replaced their legendary predecessors.The women dropped only two ... Read more...

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Olympics: Francis tips Fraser-Pryce for sprint double


August 6th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS/CMC) Stephen Francis, coach of the women's Olympic 100 metres champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, says Saturday's triumph has given her momentum and he has now tipped the Jamaican to ... Read more...

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China’s women duo in Olympic beach volleyball quarters


August 4th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) China's Xue Chen and Zhang Xi marched into the quarterfinals of the women's beach volleyball beating a Russian duo 2-0 in the London Olympic Games SaturdayThe ... Read more...

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Olympic badminton: ‘Super Dan’ plays Lee again in the final (Lead)


August 4th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) After four years, world's top badminton players Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei are to meet again in the Olympic Games for the gold in men's ... Read more...

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Olympic table tennis: China secures another gold


August 2nd, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) China locked in another table tennis gold when World No.1 Zhang Jike and teammate Wang Hao both reached the men's singles final at the Olympic Games ... Read more...

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Record number of free condoms for Olympians (Olympic diary)


August 2nd, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) The 10,500 athletes competing at the London Games have been handed out a record number of 150,000 condoms -- an average of 15 per athlete -- ... Read more...

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Olympic badminton: Hidayat to revive rivalry against Lin Dan


July 31st, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) Indonesian ace shuttler Taufik Hidayat didn't wait too long before joining his old foes defending champion Lin Dan of China and World No.1 Lee Chong Wei ... Read more...

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Olympic swimming: American Grevers wins men’s 100-m backstroke gold


July 31st, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) American Matthew Grevers powered to gold in the men's 100 metres backstroke final Monday, setting a new Olympic record along the way.The double Beijing Olympics ... Read more...

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Olympic fencing: Second seed Li crashes out


July 30th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) Second seed and world champion Li Na of China was bundled out of the Olympic women's fencing competition after she lost to defending champion Britta Heidemann ... Read more...

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I am sure Gagan will do well: Bindra (Lead)


July 30th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) Indian shooter Abhinav Bindra, who Monday failed to defend his gold medal in the 10 metres air rifle event, hoped his compatriot Gagan Narang will ... Read more...

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Olympic shooting: Bindra fails to qualify, Narang makes final


July 30th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) Beijing Olympics gold medallist Abhinav Bindra crashed out of the London Games by failing to qualify for men's 10-metre air rifle final while compatriot Gagan ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing: Vijender in second round


July 29th, 2012 - 5:43 am ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) India's lone Olympic boxing medallist Vijender Singh kicked off his quest for a second with an emphatic 14-10 victory over Kazakhstan's Danabek Suzhanov in the first ... Read more...

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Olympics: South Korea’s Park reinstated for final after disqualified (Lead)


July 29th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) South Korean swimming sensation Park Tae Hwan won an appeal against disqualification in the men's 400m freestyle heats and was reinstated for Saturday evening's final of ... Read more...

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Expect charming athletes at London Olympics: Chinese daily


July 27th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 27 (IANS) The attention will be focussed on good-looking athletes at the London Olympics, said a state-run Chinese daily Friday.An article "What to expect at London Olympics: ... Read more...

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To be part of it: the Olympics in a British way


July 26th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) In a purple and red uniform, gray-haired Alan Farmer was warm-hearted and helpful as an Olympic volunteer."How can I help," he would ask the journalists smilingly ... Read more...

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Nothing to lose at the Olympics: Jai Bhagwan


July 26th, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) A late bloomer in the world of boxing, Jai Bhagwan took rapid strides to get to the pinnacle of sport in the country. In his ... Read more...

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Beijing is past, I have to start afresh in London: Bindra


July 26th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) Golden boy of Indian shooting Abhinav Bindra is not ready to bask in the glory of Beijing Olympics, where he won a gold medal, and ... Read more...

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Tripura governor to see Olympics opening


July 24th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 24 (IANS) A sports lover, Tripura Governor D.Y. Patil will visit London to witness the opening ceremony of the Olympics at his own expense."I have taken leave. (We) ... Read more...

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Olympic champion Rice happy to focus on preparation


July 24th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) Australian swimmer Stephanie Rice has a lot to live up to in London following her performance in the Beijing Olympics where she won three gold medals ... Read more...

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Mexican boxer Valdez feeling no Olympics pressure


July 24th, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) Mexican star bantamweight boxer Oscar Valdez said he was under no pressure for the London Games, his second Olympics, even though boxing has been a source ... Read more...

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Chinese pianist Lang carries Olympic torch in London


July 23rd, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 23 (IANS) Celebrated Chinese pianist Lang Lang carried the torch in London less than a week before the opening ceremony of the 30th Olympiad.Temperature rose Sunday when the ... Read more...

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Indian boxers excelling but lot more required: Chief coach Sandhu


July 20th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) A record eight boxers qualifying for the London Olympics is a clear indicator of the phenomenal growth of the sport in India, with the pugilists ... Read more...

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Doping victim pursues Olympic gold for vindication


July 20th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Norcia (Italy), July 20 (IANS) Andrea Baldini, the former world top-ranked men's foil fencer, will go to London in pursuit of the gold that he believed could have been his ... Read more...

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