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Stosur, Ivanovic star attractions in Kremlin Cup


September 7th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) World No. 7 Samantha Stosur and former French Open champion Ana Ivanovic are to headline the Kremlin Cup in Moscow next month.Besides Stosur, this year's ... Read more...

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Girisha bags India’s first medal from Paralympics


September 4th, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 4 (IANS) India's para-athlete Girisha Hosanagara Nagarajegowda gave the country its first medal, a silver, from the Paralympic Games here by finishing second in the Men's High Jump ... Read more...

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President felicitates Olympic medal winners


August 18th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee congratulated India's Olympic medal winners at a felicitation ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan Saturday, hoping for a 'medal spring' at 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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Sad that Pakistan didn’t win a single medal, says daily


August 13th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 13 (IANS) That Pakistan, a country of over 180 million, did not win a single medal in the London Olympics was a sad reflection on the state of ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing: Ireland’s Taylor beats Russia’s Ochigava to gold


August 10th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Irish boxer Katie Taylor won Olympic gold Thursday, beating Russia's Sofia Ochigava 10-8 in a close final in the women's lightweight category here.For Taylor, it ... Read more...

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Sushil promises a fight by Indian wrestlers


August 5th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Beijing Games bronze medallist Sushil Kumar has promised a good show by the Indian grapplers at the London Olympics where the wrestling competition began Sunday."You ... Read more...

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Olympic archery: Deepika’s loss completes dismal India show (Lead)


August 1st, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) India's disastrous campaign in the London Olympics archery competitions came to an unceremonious end with world No.1 Deepika Kumari suffering a shock defeat in the opening ... Read more...

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Nationwide protests in Pakistan over power outages


August 1st, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 1 (IANS) Protests are being staged in several cities and towns of Pakistan over unabated hours-long loadshedding, Geo News reported Wednesday.In the provinces of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, ... 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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Olympic weightlifting: Ravi Kumar finishes sixth in 69kg


July 31st, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) India's participation in the Olympic weightlifting event ended Tuesday when Katulu Ravi Kumar finished sixth in Group B of the 69kg category.Ravi Kumar lifted 303kg with ... Read more...

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Mystery woman in Indian contingent a cast member, says Coe (Lead)


July 30th, 2012 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) The mystery woman who gatecrashed the opening ceremony of the London Games Friday night with the Indian contingent was a cast member "should not have ... Read more...

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Mystery woman identified, IOA demands investigation


July 29th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) The appearance of a mystery woman in the Indian contingent at the opening ceremony of the London Olympics has infuriated the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), ... Read more...

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Olympics: Indian contingent greeted with huge cheers


July 28th, 2012 - 5:52 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Huge cheers welcomed the colourful Indian delegation into the Olympic Park Friday night during the opening ceremony of the London Games.The 81-strong Indian contingent, the ... Read more...

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New Barbie dolls for Olympics 2012


July 26th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) Mattel Toys India has launched new editions of the "Barbie I Can Be" range of dolls to commemorate the entire female contingent for Olympics 2012, a ... Read more...

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Rubin Kazan sign Spaniard Orbaiz


July 25th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former Athletic Bilbao and Spain midfielder Pablo Orbaiz has joined Russian Premier league football side Rubin Kazan as a free agent, the club said Wednesday.Orbaiz, ... Read more...

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Communal clash in UP’s Faizabad, paramilitary deployed


July 24th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 24 (IANS) Two Uttar Pradesh State Roadways buses were damaged as members of two communities clashed over a religious site in Uttar Pradesh's Faizabad town Tuesday, police said. ... Read more...

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Saina-led team arrives in Delhi enroute to London


July 23rd, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The five-member Indian badminton team led by Saina Nehwal arrived here Monday evening enroute to London for the Olympics beginning Friday.The contingent comprising Saina, Ashwini ... Read more...

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2,000 squatters in Lima evicted by 1,500 cops


July 23rd, 2012 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
Lima, July 23 (IANS/EFE) A force of 1,500 police personnel with officers mounted on horseback and anti-riot trucks evicted 2,000 people who had occupied idle land here.The occupiers took over ... Read more...

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There is rivalry in shooting too: Manavjit Sandhu


July 20th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) Trap shooter Manavjit Sandhu has said it is a myth that marksmen compete with themselves and don't have a rival like other sports do."I have been ... Read more...

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Sushil deserves to carry the flag: Leander Paes


July 20th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
New York, July 20 (IANS) India's top tennis player Leander Paes said wrestler Sushil Kumar deserves to be the flag bearer of the Olympic contingent during the opening ceremony ... Read more...

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142 Indian contingent for London Olympics


July 19th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The sports ministry Thursday approved a 142-member Indian contingent, comprising 81 athletes and 36 coaches, for the London Olympics.While approving the Indian contingent, the ministry ... Read more...

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IOA finally clears physio Patrick Kenny for Games


July 19th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Under pressure from the athletes, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Thursday finally cleared the way for England-based physio Patrick Kenny to be part of ... 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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Archers, badminton players exude confidence at send-off


July 15th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) With most of India's largest Olympic contingent of 81 having already left for London in batches, only six archers and two badminton players attended the ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh killing issue rocks assembly


July 13th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 12 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh assembly witnessed uproarious scenes on the opening day of the monsoon session Thursday as the Congress and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party traded ... Read more...

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Cuba’s Olympic athletes declared free of doping


July 12th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, July 12 (IANS) The entire 110-member Cuban contingent of athletes heading to the 2012 London Olympic Games has been declared "free of illegal (performance-enhancing) substances" by Cuba's National Anti-Doping ... Read more...

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Electric shock kills former junior archery champion


July 10th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chita (Russia), July 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A former World junior archery champion has been killed by electric shock, police said Tuesday.Russian Ayur Abiduev, 23, was pronounced dead when admitted to ... Read more...

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New Zealand to send 185 athletes to London Olympics


July 9th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, July 9 (IANS) The New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) has finalised a team of 185 athletes to compete at the London Olympics.The team selection ended as decathlete Brent Newdick, ... 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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Indian sportspersons stranded in Sweden returning home


June 30th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 30 (IANS) Ninety-two veteran Indian sportspersons stranded in Sweden are returning home after the Indian embassy came to their rescue and asked their travel agency to arrange for ... Read more...

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IOA gives advance payment to 16 hockey players


June 26th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has paid Rs.100,000 each to 16 hockey players as part of the sponsorship money promised to the athletes heading to ... Read more...

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Hope no one makes me shout in Rajya Sabha: Tendulkar


June 22nd, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar, known for his soft-spoken nature, said Friday that he would avoid shouting in parliament and would politely make out his ... Read more...

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Raise UP’s quota of Haj pilgrims: Akhilesh


June 21st, 2012 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 20 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Wednesday requested the central government to increase the quota of Haj pilgrims from the state.In a letter written to ... 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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