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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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Olympics: Hopes pinned on boxers Mary Kom, Devendro (Overall India Roundup)


August 8th, 2012 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) After a forgettable day at the London Olympics, India hopes for a double delight Wednesday with the semifinal and quarterfinal bouts of Manipuri boxers M.C. Mary ... Read more...

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Olympics athletics: Indian discus thrower Vikas finishes eighth


August 8th, 2012 - 3:19 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) Indian discus thrower Vikas Gowda finished eighth while the gold was clinched by German Robert Harting and the silver went to Iranian Ehsan Hadadi in the ... Read more...

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Olympics: Mary Kom ensures best medal haul for India (India Intro Roundup)


August 7th, 2012 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) India recorded their highest medal haul at the Olympic Games, with five-time women's world champion boxer M.C. Mary Kom ensuring a fourth metal for the country ... Read more...

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Olympics: Mary Kom ensures best medal haul for India (India Roundup)


August 6th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) India came up with their best medal haul at the Olympic Games, with five-time women's world champion boxer M.C. Mary Kom ensuring a fourth medal for ... Read more...

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Olympics athletics: India’s Krishna Poonia finishes seventh


August 5th, 2012 - 2:51 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Indian discus thrower Krishna Poonia finished a creditable seventh in the women's discus throw while the gold medal was won by Sandra Perkovic of Croatia in ... Read more...

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Olympics: Vijay shoots silver as boxer Vikas exits (Overall India Roundup)


August 4th, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) Army shooter Vijay Kumar made India proud by winning a welcome silver medal at the London Olympics here Friday, hours before boxer Vikas Krishan was controversially ... Read more...

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Olympics: Vijay shines with silver, Saina’s bronze hunt on (India Intro Roundup)


August 4th, 2012 - 2:47 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) After three unproductive days, luck smiled on India as army shooter Vijay Kumar scooped up a silver after his teammate Joydip Karmakar narrowly missed a medal ... Read more...

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Olympics: Krishna Poonia qualifies; Mayookha, Om Prakash out (Lead)


August 4th, 2012 - 1:58 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) India's top discus thrower Krishna Poonia qualified for the final round while triple jumper Mayookha Johny and men's shot putter Om Prakash Singh were knocked out ... Read more...

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Krishna Poonia crosses the 63m barrier


July 18th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 18 (IANS) India's top discus thrower Krishna Poonia gave herself something to cheer about ahead of the Olympics as she crossed the 63 metres mark in the Woodford ... Read more...

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Striving hard for a podium finish in London: Discus thrower Krishna Poonia (Interview)


May 13th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) India's Commonwealth Games gold medallist Krishna Poonia has set herself a target of 65 metres in the discus throw to make a podium finish at ... Read more...

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Krishna Poonia wins silver in US meet


May 5th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Maui Island (Hawaii), May 5 (IANS) Indian discus thrower Krishna Poonia produced her season's best performance to win a silver medal at the Altius Track Crew Throwdown meet here.Poonia threw ... Read more...

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IOS sign seven elite Indian sportspersons


May 3rd, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) IOS Sports and Entertainment, an Indian sports management group, has signed up country's seven Olympic-bound athletes, including ace shooter Ronjan Sodhi, for a period a ... Read more...

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Bessi and Ibarguen voted best in Latin America-Caribbean


December 23rd, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Dec 23 (IANS) Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi has been voted the best athlete of the year in Latin America and the Caribbean.Colombian athlete Catherine Ibarguen is the best ... Read more...

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James, Bolt in running for World Athlete of the Year award


October 4th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Monaco, Oct 4 (IANS/CMC) World 400 metres champion Kirani James of Grenada and Jamaican sprint sensation Usain Bolt have been shortlisted for the World Athlete of the Year award by the ... Read more...

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Mayookha, Om Prakash win bronze in Asian Athletics (Lead)


July 9th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) India won two bronze medals Saturday through Mayookha Johny in triple jump and Om Prakash Singh Karhana in shot- put on the third day of ... Read more...

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Mayookha, Om Prakash win bronze in Asian Athletics


July 9th, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) India won two bronze medals through Mayookha Johny in triple jump and Om Prakash Singh Karhana in shot- put on the third day of the ... Read more...

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Asian athletics: Mayookha leaps to gold, silver for Gowda


July 7th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Amidst the gloom caused by doping scandal, some good news for Indian athletics came Thursday as Mayookha Johny won the women's long jump gold on ... Read more...

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Limca recognises Indian athletes in new edition


March 29th, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The Limca Book of Records Tuesday launched its 22nd edition featuring the achievements of athletes who did India proud by winning medals in the ... Read more...

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Poonia aims to cross the 64m mark before London Olympics


December 3rd, 2010 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) India's premier discus thrower Krishna Poonia wants to better her Asian Games throw by two metres, which she thinks will suffice for a podium finish in the ... Read more...

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Asian Games: Somdev wins singles, men’s hockey team disappoints (Roundup)


November 23rd, 2010 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 23 (IANS) Somdev Devvarman clinched a historic singles gold in tennis while two bronze medals came to India from athletics, but the men's hockey team squandered the lead twice ... Read more...

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Asian Games: Somdev wins gold, hockey team lose in semis (Evening Lead)


November 23rd, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 23 (IANS) Somdev Devvarman clinched a historic singles gold medal in tennis while two bronze medals came from athletics, but the men's hockey team squandered an advantageous position to ... Read more...

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CWG athletics: Indian women bag 4×400m relay gold


October 12th, 2010 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) India won the gold in women's 4x400 metres relay in track and field at the Commonwealth Games here Tuesday.The Indian quartet of Manjeet Kaur, Sini Jose, Ashwini ... Read more...

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CWG athletics: Gowda lashes out after dad denied pass


October 10th, 2010 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) Shortly after bagging the country's first silver in athletics at the Delhi Commonwealth Games, men's discus thrower Vikas Gowda lashed out at the authorities for denying his ... Read more...

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2 Canadian archers pull out of Games


September 23rd, 2010 - 9:18 am ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Sep 23 (IANS) After Canada Wednesday told some of its athletes to delay proceeding to the Commonwealth Games because of "unliveable" conditions at the athletes' village, two Canadian ... Read more...

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Canada orders CWG athletes to delay trip to New Delhi


September 23rd, 2010 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh SinghToronto, Sep 22 (IANS) Canada Wednesday told some of its athletes to delay their journey to New Delhi for the Commonwealth Games beginning Oct 3, saying a decision will ... Read more...

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Australia committed to the CWG: Crosswhite


September 22nd, 2010 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) There was some respite for the beleaguered Commonwealth Games Organising Committee as Australia said it is committed to sending its team for the Oct 3-14 Games. While some ... Read more...

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Cancellation of 2010 Commonwealth Games would be bad for India: Key


September 22nd, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Sep 22 (ANI): New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said on Wednesday that the cancellation of the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games would be bad for the future of the games ... Read more...

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Oz Sports Minister warns about more athletes pulling out from CW Games


September 22nd, 2010 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Sep 22 (ANI): More Australian athletes can pull out from the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games over safety fears and a bridge collapse that has raised concerns about the event.Australian Sports Minister ... Read more...

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Oz discus champ withdraws from Delhi CWG citing health, safety fears


September 21st, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Sep 21 (ANI): Citing concerns over health and security in Delhi, Australian discus thrower Dani Samuels has withdrawn from the country's Commonwealth Games team.Samuels, who claimed gold in the discus ... Read more...

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NADA for quick trial of dope-tainted athletes


September 3rd, 2010 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) Friday said it will request the anti-doping disciplinary panel to expedite the trial of Indian athletes, who have tested positive in ... Read more...

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Youth Olympic medal winners to get cash rewards


August 28th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) announced cash rewards of Rs.400,000 for silver medallists and Rs.200,000 for bronze medal winners of the inaugural edition of the Youth Olympics ... Read more...

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India finish with eight medals at inaugural Youth Olympics


August 26th, 2010 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Aug 26 (IANS) The Indian contingent will return home with a rich haul of medals from the inaugural Youth Olympics which concluded here Thursday. India finished their campaign with an overall tally ... Read more...

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Durgesh Kumar wins fifth silver for India in Youth Olympics


August 23rd, 2010 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Aug 23 (IANS) Athlete Durgesh Kumar won silver for India in the 400m hurdles final at the inaugural Youth Olympics here Monday. It was India's second medal in the athletics event ... Read more...

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Poor start by Indian athletes in Olympics


August 15th, 2008 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
By V. Krishnaswamy Beijing, Aug 15 (IANS) It was a muted start, almost as usual at this level, for the Indians Friday, the opening day of the Olympics athletics competition. Neither the heptathlon ... Read more...

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