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Olympic modern pentathlon: Lithuania’s Asadauskaite wins last gold


August 13th, 2012 - 2:23 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Lithuania's Laura Asadauskaite won the last gold medal of the London Olympics in the women's modern pentathlon Sunday.Asadauskaite, the reigning European champion, set an Olympic ... 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 5,000m: Ethiopia’s Defar stuns Dibaba for gold


August 11th, 2012 - 6:43 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ethiopia's 2004 gold medallist Meseret Defar regained her Olympic 5,000 metres title Friday, powering dramatically past defending champion Tirunesh Dibaba in the final straight.Defar accelerated ... Read more...

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Olympic javelin: Spotakova wins gold, retains title


August 10th, 2012 - 5:17 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Czech javelin thrower Barbora Spotakova retained her Olympic title Thursday, throwing more than four metres further than her closest rival.Spotakova hurled her javelin 69.55 metres ... Read more...

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Olympic pole vault: America’s Jenn Suhr wins gold


August 7th, 2012 - 5:22 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS/ RIA Novosti) Jenn Suhr of the US claimed Olympic gold Monday in a subdued pole vault final where defending champion Yelena Isinbaeva had to settle for ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Kazakhstan’s Rypakova leaps to triple jump gold


August 6th, 2012 - 9:05 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Olga Rypakova of Kazakhstan took Olympic gold in the women's triple jump Sunday.Rypakova, the world silver medalist, took the title with a third-round jump of ... Read more...

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Olympic triple jump : Kazakhstan’s Rypakova leaps to gold


August 6th, 2012 - 4:02 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Olga Rypakova of Kazakhstan took Olympic gold in the women's triple jump Sunday.Rypakova, the world silver medalist, took the title with a third-round jump ... Read more...

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Olympics: China’s Sun wins gold in 1,500m freestyle


August 5th, 2012 - 6:04 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Chinese world champion Sun Yang steamed to gold in the 1,500 meters freestyle on Saturday, lopping a massive three seconds off his own world record.The ... Read more...

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Olympic judo: France’s Riner wins gold


August 4th, 2012 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) French judoka Teddy Riner won an Olympics gold in the men's 100+ kg category here Friday, beating Russia's Alexander Mikhaylin in the final.Riner, a bronze ... Read more...

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Olympics: Dana Vollmer sets world record in women’s 100m butterfly


July 30th, 2012 - 6:57 am ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) America's Dana Vollmer took the limelight in the pool at the London Olympics Sunday as she wiped out the world record in women's 100 metres ... Read more...

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Olympics: New Zealand rowers set records


July 29th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) The New Zealand rowers had a strong start to their Olympic regatta, setting a new world and Olympic record on the first day of the competition ... Read more...

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‘Paan Singh Tomar’ team to care for former athletes


March 10th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 10 (IANS) Who says actors and films do not make a difference to the quality of our life? A biopic on the life of athlete-turned-outlaw Paan Singh ... Read more...

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Vijender’s reception cards land him in trouble


May 22nd, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Bhiwani, May 22 (IANS) Beijing Olympics bronze medalist boxer Vijender Singh, who married a Delhi girl May 17, has landed in trouble with a police complaint being lodged about the ... Read more...

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New Zealand cyclists train with refreshed approach, says Team Coach


October 3rd, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.3 (ANI): Ahead of the XIX Commonwealth Games 2010, head coach of the New Zealand cycling team Tim Carswell said on Sunday that the athletes have trained themselves with a ... Read more...

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Runner Clitheroe’s tweet rallies English to take part in Delhi CWG


September 23rd, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.23 (ANI): After three high-profile withdrawals, ace England runner Helen Clitheroe has used her Twitter account to issue a rally call to all English sportspersons to take part in the XIXth ... Read more...

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CWG will be a success, says Gill


September 7th, 2010 - 9:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep.7 (ANI): Expressing confidence that the upcoming 2010 Commonwealth Games will be held successfully, Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, Dr. M.S. Gill on Tuesday announced doubling of cash ... Read more...

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Many top Canadian athletes to skip CWG


August 5th, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Aug 5 (IANS) Many top Canadian athletes have opted out of the Commonwealth Games as Canada announced a 40-member team for the Delhi mega event from Oct 6 to ... Read more...

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Joannie Rochette’s tribute to her mother


March 17th, 2010 - 10:09 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
Mar 17 (Pen Men at Work): Canadian figure skater Joannie Rochette who lost her mother, just two days before the beginning of ladies’ figure skating competition at the Winter Olympics in ... Read more...

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Scott Lago’s racy pictures leave him embarrassed


February 23rd, 2010 - 2:02 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Seabrook, Feb 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Bronze medalist Scott Lago is in trouble, after his racy pictures surfaced. In one of the pictures, a female fan is kissing his medal, which hangs near ... Read more...

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Aksel Lund Svindal Wins Gold In Super-G


February 20th, 2010 - 8:53 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Whistler, Canada, Feb 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Norwegian alpine skier Aksel Lund Svindal took home the super-giant gold medal on Friday as he left behind American skier Bode Miller, who grabbed ... Read more...

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Former Shot-Putter David Laut Shot Dead At Oxnard Home


August 30th, 2009 - 6:48 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Bronze medalist for U.S.(1984 Olympics L.A.) David Laut met his unfortunate death at the hands of two usurpers who confronted him outside his Oxnard home in California on early Friday. ... Read more...

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President Patil presents National Sports awards to 25 sportspersons


August 29th, 2009 - 7:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.29 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Saturday presented the National Sports awards to 25 sportspersons at an impressive ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhawan here.In a unique departure from established ... Read more...

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Two boxers, one wrestler to get Khel Ratna award


August 29th, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.29 (ANI): The President, Pratibha Devisingh Patil, will confer the national sports awards on 25 sportspersons on Saturday.For the first time, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award will be ... Read more...

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Three more Indian boxers enter semifinals of Asian meet


June 10th, 2009 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Indian boxers continued to excel at the Asian championships in Zhuhai, China, with three more pugilists entering the medal-bracket after winning their quarterfinal bouts Wednesday. Olympic quarter finalist ... Read more...

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Haryana announces Rs 2.5 mn for Sushil, Saina


August 20th, 2008 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 20 (IANS) The Haryana government Wednesday announced a cash reward of Rs 2.5 million for Beijing Olympic wrestling bronze medalist Sushil Kumar.The Haryana government announced a similar reward of Rs ... Read more...

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Images : Shawn Johnson finally wins her gold on Balance Beam


August 20th, 2008 - 2:00 am ICT by admin
BEIJING - AUGUST 19: (L-R) Silver medalist Nastia Liukin of the USA, gold medalist Shawn Johnson of the USA and bronze medalist Cheng Fei of China pose on the podium ... Read more...

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Anju Bobby George bows out of Beijing Olympics


August 19th, 2008 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Beijing, Aug 19 (ANI): Indias Anju Bobby George today failed to qualify for the women''s long jump event in the Beijing Olympics.Anju, the bronze medalist at the 2003 World Athletics Championships ... Read more...

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