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Australia appoints new sports commission chief


September 12th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Sep 12 (IANS) Australian Sports Minister Kate Lundy Wednesday announced that John Wylie will be the new chair of the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Board.Lundy said in a statement ... Read more...

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Cuba achieves historic performance in Paralympics


September 10th, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Sep 10 (IANS) Cuba achieved its best performance in the London Paralympics 2012, which ended Sunday, winning nine gold, five silver and three bronze medals.The best Cuban athlete was ... Read more...

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Paralympics: China’s gold rush continues


September 8th, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 8 (IANS) China kept up its gold-taking momentum here at the Paralympics, boosting its gold total to 83.The Asian giant clinched 13 gold medals Friday, reports Xinhua.Meanwhile, Australian ... Read more...

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Paralympics: Chinese fencers shine, Australian swimmer wins sixth gold


September 5th, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 5 (IANS) China's gold tally reached 53 at the Paralympics thanks to wheelchair fencing, while Australian para-swimmer Jacqueline Freney took her sixth gold medal from her sixth event ... Read more...

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Swimmers raise China’s Paralympic gold tally to 46


September 4th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 4 (IANS) Chinese swimmers surged to collect five gold medals at the London Paralympics Monday, raising China's gold tally to 46 after Day 5 of competitions.China, which clinched ... Read more...

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Haryana doubles cash rewards for Rio


August 26th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Gohana (Haryana) Aug 26 (IANS) After showering cash rewards, luxury cars and other goodies on London Olympics medallists and participants, the Haryana government Sunday said it would double the ... Read more...

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Olympic winners get rewards, cars


August 26th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Gohana (Haryana), Aug 26 (IANS) The London Olympics medal winners from Haryana were Sunday given cash rewards and luxury Audi cars here.The ceremony took place here in Sonepat district, ... Read more...

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Kenya orders probe into poor performance at London Olympics


August 22nd, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 22 (IANS) Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki ordered the Ministry of Sports to move fast and establish the cause of the country's dismal performance at the recently concluded London ... Read more...

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Russia emerges champion, Kishan gets individual gold


August 19th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 19 (IANS) Top seeds Russia emerged clear winners after the ninth and final round of the Tata IBCA Chess Olympiad for the Blind at Hotel Le Royal Meridien ... Read more...

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Russia emerges champion, Kishan gets individual gold


August 19th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 19 (IANS) Top seeds Russia emerged clear winners after the ninth and final round of the Tata IBCA Chess Olympiad for the Blind at Hotel Le Royal Meridien ... Read more...

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Make India a sports power, says Advani


August 19th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Saying that he was both "happy and sad" at India's performance in the London Olympics, BJP leader L.K. Advani Sunday called for a "sustained" ... Read more...

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Olympic gold for Hungarians may be worth $155,000


August 18th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bupapest, Aug 18 (IANS) Hungary's gold medal winning Olympian may receive a reward of 35 million Hungarian forints (slightly over $155,000), Zoltan Molnar, general secretary of the Hungarian Olympic Committee ... Read more...

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Chinese swimming star Sun Yang aims higher


August 17th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 17 (IANS) China's double Olympic gold medallist Sun Yang vowed Friday to work hard for greater success.The 20-year-old swimmer made a big splash in the 2012 London Olympics ... Read more...

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Haryana Olympics players to get over Rs.6.5 crore


August 16th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) While four out of the six Indian medal winners at the recent London Olympics, with a Haryana connection, will get Rs.4.5 crore for their achievements, ... Read more...

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Russia unhappy at not winning weightlifting gold


August 16th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 16 (IANS) Russia's failure to win a gold in the weightlifting competition at the London Olympics was "uncomfortable" but not the fault of the coaching staff, the head ... Read more...

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India will aim at 25 medals in 2020 Olympics


August 16th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Sports Minister Ajay Maken said Thursday that India will aim at winning 25 medals in the 2020 Olympics."Looking at India's performance in this year's ... Read more...

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No pomp as downcast Kenyans return from London Games


August 16th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Kenyan Olympic contingent returned home from the London Games downcast over a less than expected performance that saw it finish in 28th position with just ... Read more...

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Kenya’s runner Jelimo blames tactics for poor show in London


August 16th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 16 (IANS) Kenya's Pamela Jelimo has blamed poor tactics for her failure to retain her Olympic title. Russian Mariya Saminova ended her reign as the women's 800 metres ... 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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Russian PM exhorts athletes to do best at Sochi Games


August 14th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 14 (IANS) Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has expressed the hope that Russian athletes would do their best at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.With the conclusion of the ... Read more...

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Mexico has best Olympics in over 40 years


August 13th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS) The Mexican contingent for London Olympics ensured the country's best performance at the Summer Games in over 40 years, winning seven medals, including one gold, three ... Read more...

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Trinidad declares public holiday to celebrate Olympians


August 13th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, Aug 13 (IANS/CMC) Trinidad and Tobago (T&T;) went into celebration mode after Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar declared a public holiday Monday in recognition of the country's achievement ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing: Carrazana wins flyweight gold for Cuba


August 12th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Cuba's Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana won gold in the Olympic men's flyweight (52kg) boxing category here at the ExCel Arena Sunday, beating Mongolian fighter Tugtsogt Nyambayar ... Read more...

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Olympians with Haryana connection earn millions


August 12th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 12 (IANS) It pays to be a Haryanvi for now - with or without a medal in the London Olympics.With the Haryana government showering huge cash rewards ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: Gold for Uzbekistan in men’s 120 kg


August 12th, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Uzbekistan's Artur Taymazov won his third successive Olympic gold in the men's 120 kg freestyle wrestling Saturday, beating Georgia's Davit Modzamanashvili in a close final.The ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing: China’s Zou takes light flyweight gold


August 12th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Chinese light flyweight boxer Zou Shiming retained his Olympic title Saturday after beating Thailand's Kaeo Pongprayoon in a tight final.Beijing champion Zou won all three ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: Azerbaijan’s Asgarov wins gold


August 12th, 2012 - 2:48 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Azerbaijan's Toghrul Asgarov won the gold medal in the men's freestyle 60 kg wrestling division at the Olympics Saturday.Asgarov defeated reigning World Champion Besik Kudukhov ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: Bronze medals for Georgia and Iran


August 12th, 2012 - 2:44 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Georgia's Dato Marsagishvili and Iran's Ehsan Naser Lashgari won bronze medals in the men's 84 kg freestyle wrestling Saturday.Marsagishvili beat Belarusian grappler Soslan Gattsiev 3-1, ... Read more...

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We are getting better at Olympics: IOA


August 12th, 2012 - 2:09 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Indian Olympic Association (IOA) secretary general Randhir Singh Saturday said wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt's bronze medal that took the country's tally to five, from the London ... Read more...

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Olympics: Wrestler Yogeshwar gets India bronze after hockey embarrassment (India Roundup)


August 12th, 2012 - 1:57 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt gave India lot to cheer about by winning the bronze medal on a day when the hockey team, eight-time Olympic champions, ended ... Read more...

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Sports Minister hails bronze medallist Yogeshwar


August 12th, 2012 - 1:38 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) India's Sports Minister Ajay Maken hailed Yogeshwar Dutt after he won the bronze medal in the men's 66kg category to give the country its fifth ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: Yogeshwar wins bronze, fifth Olympic medal fo India (Roundup)


August 12th, 2012 - 1:36 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt clinched the bronze medal in the men's 60kg category to give the country its fifth Olympic medal from the London Games ... Read more...

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Olympics: Colombian president hails first gold


August 11th, 2012 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos celebrated the country's first gold medal in the women's BMX (Bicycle Motocross) at the London 2012 Olympics.Santos thanked cyclist Mariana Pajon ... 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 boxing: Ireland’s Conlan, Russia’s Aloian take bronze


August 11th, 2012 - 6:34 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Bronze medals went to Ireland's Michael Conlan and Russia's Misha Aloian after they lost their respective flyweight semifinals at the London Olympics Friday.Saturday's final will ... Read more...

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