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Athletes can hold heads high: Bermuda’s chef de mission


August 11th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS/CMC) Although they did not win any medals, Bermuda's eight athletes can return home proud of their performance at London 2012, according to the island's chef de mission ... Read more...

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CAS rejects India’s appeal on Vikas Krishan


August 6th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) Monday rejected India's appeal, filed after boxer Vikas Krishan was controversially eliminated from the London Olympics.Vikas was declared the ... Read more...

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Olympics: India to protest AIBA’s decision on Vikas


August 4th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) Indian contingent at the London Olympics will protest the decision of the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) to overturn the result of the men's 69-kg bout ... Read more...

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LOCOG apologises to India for opening ceremony incident


August 1st, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) The London Olympics organisers have apologised to the Indian contingent for the opening ceremony incident which saw a Bangalore-based woman parading with the country's athletes.The London ... Read more...

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Sangwan loses controversial bout, India lodges complaint (Lead)


July 30th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) India lodged an official complaint with the organisers of the London Olympics after boxer Sumit Sangwan's controversial loss to Brazilian Yamaguchi Falcao Florentino in the round ... Read more...

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China plays down expectations for dominance at Olympics


July 26th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) China has put its name down in a repeat of dominating performance on home ground as the clock ticks down to London Olympics."It won't be a ... Read more...

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China, US to battle it out for top position in London


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) China beat long-time Olympic powerhouse United States in the number of gold medals at Beijing 2008 but in London it might be a different story.China ... Read more...

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Steve Redgrave is public’s choice to light Olympic cauldron


July 22nd, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) Steve Redgrave, who won five golds for rowing in five separate Olympics, is the British public's choice to light the Olympic cauldron in Friday's opening ... Read more...

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Indian flag hoisted at Olympic Village


July 22nd, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) At an elegant and colourful ceremony Sunday, the Indian contingent was formally welcomed and ushered into the London Olympics' Games Village here.Games Village Mayor Charles Allan ... Read more...

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Archers, lifters and Bindra arrive at Olympic village


July 17th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 17 (IANS) Ace rifle shooter Abhinav Bindra, the 10-member archery team and the four weightlifters were among the first Indians to arrive in the Olympic Village here.Bindra, ... Read more...

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Eight Iraqi athletes to go to London


July 15th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, July 15 (IANS) A 38 member team, including eight athletes, will represent Iraq at the 2012 London Olympic Games, chef de mission Samir Sadiq al-Musawi said."We have eight athletes, ... Read more...

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Uganda athletes undergo doping test ahead of Olympics


July 3rd, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kampala, July 3 (IANS) The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has carried out doping tests for body enhancing substances on Ugandan athletes heading to the Olympics in London this month.Dennis Galabuzi, ... Read more...

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Designer outfits for Filipino Olympians at London


June 20th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, June 20 (IANS) Filipino athletes who will participate in the opening parade of the London Olympics in July will be wearing clothes designed by top Filipino designer Rajo Laurel.The ... Read more...

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Olympic flame travels to Dublin


June 6th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Dublin, June 6 (IANS) Some 41 runners will carry the Olympic Flame here Wednesday for the torch's only excursion outside Britain ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games.The ceremony will ... Read more...

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Canada hopes to finish among top 12 in London


May 30th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, May 30 (IANS) Canada hopes to finish among the top 12 in the 2012 Olympics.So says three-time Olympic medallist and International Swimming Hall of Fame member Mark Tewksbury, Canada's ... Read more...

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IOA welcomes Tendulkar’s nomination to Rajya Sabha


April 27th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Indian Olympic Association (IOA) acting president Vijay Kumar Malhotra Friday lauded the government's decision to nominate cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar to a Rajya Sabha ... Read more...

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Former Chinese soccer chief goes on trial for graft


April 25th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Tieling (Liaoning Province), April 25 (IANS) Former Chinese soccer chief credited with leading the Chinese team into their only World Cup finals was put on bribery trial here Wednesday.Nan Yong, ... Read more...

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HI lauds appointment of Ajit Pal’s as Chef-de-Mission


April 3rd, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) Tuesday lauded the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) for appointing three-time Olympian and former captain Ajit Pal Singh as the Chef-de-Mission of the ... Read more...

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Ajit Pal named Chef-de-Mission for London Olympics


April 2nd, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) After failing to meet the March 23 deadline, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Monday appointed former hockey captain Ajit Pal Singh, who led the eight-time ... Read more...

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Australia to have smallest Olympics squad in 20 years


February 24th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 24 (IANS) Australia will have their smallest squad at the forthcoming Olympics since the 1992 Barcelona edition.With the football team not qualifying for the London Olympics, the Australia ... Read more...

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Sebastian Coe dismisses concerns over security of London 2012


December 10th, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 10 (IANS) Sebastian Coe, president of the organising committee of the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games, said here Saturday that the Games will be safe and smooth ... Read more...

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Usha pays rich tribute to Suresh Babu (Lead)


February 19th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi/Ranchi, Feb 19 (IANS) India's star athlete P.T.Usha paid a rich tribute to Asian Games gold medallist and Arjuna awardee Suresh Babu, who passed away in a local hospital in Ranchi due ... Read more...

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Bhaichung to lead national football team in Asian Cup


December 27th, 2010 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) Despite his injury and fitness worries, Bhaichung Bhutia was named captain of the Indian football team for the Asian Cup in Doha starting January 7.Bhutia, who ... Read more...

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Chautala slams SAI, BCCI


December 2nd, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 2 (IANS) Abhay Singh Chautala, who was chef-de-mission of the Indian contingent to the recently concluded Asian Games at Guangzhou, China, Thursday lashed out at the Sports Authority of ... Read more...

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Ashish Kumar first Indian gymnast to win Asiad medal (Lead)


November 16th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 16 (IANS) Ashish Kumar Tuesday became the first Indian gymnast to win a medal in the Asian Games when he bagged a bronze in the men's floor event.Kumar secured ... Read more...

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China announces largest-ever team for Guangzhou Asian Games


October 27th, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
Beijing, Oct. 27 (ANI): EIJING - Chinese sports authorities have announced the country's largest-ever delegation for an international sporting event, as Beijing aims to defend its gold medal and medal tally titles ... Read more...

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Kalmadi asks Dikshit to set ‘house in order’ (Lead)


October 19th, 2010 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Suresh Kalmadi, chairman of the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, Tuesday slammed Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, asking her to set her "house in order" before pointing ... Read more...

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I was invited at PM’s residence, but was too busy: Kalmadi


October 19th, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) His absence at the felicitation of the medal winning athletes raised lot of eyebrows, but Suresh Kalmadi, chairman of the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, said Tuesday ... Read more...

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Kiwi swimmer Bell’s future on the line over Delhi CWG booze-ban violation


October 16th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Oct 16 (ANI): New Zealand swimmer Daniel Bell would reportedly be called to a meeting next week to discuss his future in the sport after he was sent home in disgrace ... Read more...

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Sonia, Rahul meet Indian medal winners


October 16th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son and MP Rahul Gandhi Saturday met Indian sportspersons who won medals in the Commonwealth Games.The Gandhis congratulated the winners ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi meets CWG medallists, Kalmadi kept out


October 16th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 16 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday met Commonwealth Games 2010 medal winners here today.Sports Minister M S Gill and Bhubaneswar Kalita, who was Chef de Mission ... Read more...

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Pakistan flag row persists despite athletes’ return


October 15th, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Oct 15 (IANS) The controversy over carrying the Pakistani flag that marred the march-past of the country's contingent at the inaugural ceremony of the 2010 Commonwealth Games in ... Read more...

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Pak Chef de mission, weightlifter still fighting over ‘CWG flag-carrying controversy’


October 15th, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Oct 15 (ANI): The 'Pakistan flag-carrying controversy' refuses to die down, as the chef de mission of the Pakistan contingent in the Commonwealth Games, Muhammad Ali Shah, and top weightlifter Shuja ... Read more...

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Games were wonderful, says South African chef de mission


October 15th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
By Rahul Vaishnavi New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Patience Shikwambana, South Africa's chef de mission, knows that Indians are "last minute" organisers, so she was not too worried about the Commonwealth Games running ... Read more...

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Games Village deserted as athletes leave


October 14th, 2010 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) As the curtain comes down on the 19th Commonwealth Games at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, the Games Village Thursday wore a deserted look with the athletes beginning ... Read more...

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