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Mouse-sized device that heals muscle pain


September 10th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 10 (IANS) A new device as big as a computer mouse and known as e-cell could help ease musculoskeletal pain.Edith Cowan University (ECU) School of Exercise and Health ... Read more...

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Over 5,000 athletes for Mombasa Marathon


August 24th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 24 (IANS) Over 5,000 athletes from six countries will compete at the Mombasa International Marathon in Kenya Sunday.Organisers expect at least 500 elite athletes to participate in the ... Read more...

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Olympics: British PM announces more cash for athletes


August 13th, 2012 - 4:12 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that his government would find funding to maintain investment in elite Olympic athletes so that they can continue ... Read more...

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Marcelinho an Olympic rookie at 37


July 16th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 16 (IANS) He may be at an age when most elite athletes have retired, but Brazilian basketballer Marcelinho's Olympic career is only just beginning.The 37-year-old will ... Read more...

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Kenya to allow athletes to compete abroad prior to Olympics


June 13th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, June 13 (IANS) Athletics Kenya (AK) will not deny elite athletes named in both the Olympics and Africa team a chance to compete at the Samsung Diamond League races ... Read more...

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Kenyan ace hopes to set record at TCS World 10K Bangalore


May 24th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 24 (IANS) Kenyan Dennis Kimetto, who recently set a World record for 25 Km run, hopes to live up to his star billing as he heads a classy ... Read more...

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10K run augurs well for India: Linford Christie


May 24th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 24 (IANS) Endorsing the TCS World 10K run to be held here Sunday, former World sprint champion Linford Christie Thursday hoped that the event would inspire a new ... Read more...

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136 elite athletes for world 10K Run


May 23rd, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 23 (IANS) The TCS World 10K Run, to be held here Sunday, has attracted as many as 21,060 entries, including 89 elite male and 47 elite female runners ... Read more...

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US fighting childhood obesity with sports


May 15th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 15 (IANS) In an effort to fight childhood obesity, Olympic authorities and sports organisations in the United States are initiating participation of about 1.7 million children in Olympic ... Read more...

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Bangalore’s 10k race to see elite athletes


May 11th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 11 (IANS) The course record of 27 minutes, 51 seconds set by Eritrean Zersenay Tadese in 2008, will certainly be under threat Sunday when elite athletes, led by ... Read more...

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Coe hails Olympic test events a success


May 10th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 10 (IANS) London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) president Sebastian Coe hailed the 'London Prepares' series a success as the final London 2012 ... Read more...

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India has spent Rs.55.22 crores on athletes for 2012 Olympics


April 24th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The sports ministry said Tuesday that it has spent Rs.55.22 crore so far on the 46 medal prospects for this year's London Olympics.The amount also ... Read more...

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Bracken to sue CA over knee injury


February 9th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Feb 9 (IANS) Former Test fast bowler Nathan Bracken will be suing Cricket Australia (CA) for $1 million over a knee injury that ruined his career.Bracken, who played five ... Read more...

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Marathons could permanently damage heart: Study


December 7th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 7 (IANS) Running marathons could permanently damage your heart, say scientists.High-endurance activities can lead to scarring of the right ventricle, increasing the risk of health complications, a study ... Read more...

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CWG silver lining: Increased funding for Indian sport (Year after CWG)


September 29th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) A year after the 19th Commonwealth Games (CWG), India's athletes are reaping the benefits of their good showing. A willing government has earmarked a ... Read more...

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Seven world-class runners for La Ultra marathon


July 31st, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The second edition of the La Ultra marathon will see seven top international runners covering a distance of 220 km along the challenging Leh-Manali terrain.The ... Read more...

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Sports ministry opens CWG venues to the public


April 15th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The sports ministry Friday opened the venues of the 2010 Commonwealth Games to the general public under a "Come and Play" scheme.Sports Minister Ajay Maken ... Read more...

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CA urged to appoint independent governing body


April 14th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Apr 14 (ANI): Cricket Australia (CA) has been urged to appoint an independent governing body.Under CA's current rules, the state cricket associations each appoint their own delegates to the board, with ... Read more...

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Ponting bracing up for sub-continental heat


February 6th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 6 (IANS) Australian captain Ricky Ponting is bracing up for the sub-continental heat during the cricket World Cup by locking himself up in a virtual hot box.Ponting, 36, hasn't played ... Read more...

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Illicit use of human growth hormone on the rise among male weightlifters


January 21st, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): Illicit use of HGH (human growth hormone) has become common among young American male weightlifters, suggests a new study.Additionally, illicit HGH use in this population is often associated ... Read more...

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Ethiopians rule at Mumbai marathon (Second Lead)


January 16th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Among the thousands who hit the streets for the Mumbai marathon Sunday, Ethiopians dominated the show, with Koren Yal winning the 42-km full run among women and Girima ... Read more...

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Ice-baths can do more harm than good, say scientists


November 5th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 05 (ANI): A new study has suggested that ice-baths can actually do more harm than good.The agonisingly cold dips are a popular way for athletes to finish their training as ... Read more...

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I’m not a casualty of Bangladesh debacle, says resigned Kiwi cricket GM Allott


November 2nd, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Auckland, Nov 2(ANI): New Zealand Cricket's General Manager Geoff Allott has said that he has not resigned from his post over the Black Caps' recent embarrassing 0-4 ODI series loss to Bangladesh."I ... Read more...

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NZC General Manager resigns over humiliating Bangladesh ODI series


November 1st, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Auckland, Nov 1(ANI): New Zealand Cricket's General Manager Geoff Allot has resigned from his post following the Black Caps' recent humiliating 0-4 ODI series loss to Bangladesh.According to Stuff.co.nz, Allott will ... Read more...

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India has been a terrific host: Malawi


October 14th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Rahul Vaishnavi New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) The Commonwealth Games hosted by India are the best Malawi has seen and the city of Delhi is "terrific", says the African country's chef ... Read more...

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Tribunal to decide fate of dope-tainted Indian athletes, says WADA chief


October 2nd, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.2 (ANI): Director General of World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) David Howman here on Saturday said that the fast-track tribunal will decide the fate of the 12 dope-tainted Indian athletes.Howman said ... Read more...

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Pushy parents may damage kid if their love is conditional


September 29th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 29 (IANS) Pushy parents risk damaging their children's health if they link love to sporting success.They face a 'delicate balance' between supporting playing field ambitions and pushing their children too ... Read more...

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PM asks authorities to redouble efforts to finish CWG pending work


August 29th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.29 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Sunday urged all concerned authorities of the Commonwealth Games to redouble their efforts to quickly complete whatever works remained. Dr. Singh, ... Read more...

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Photos of ciggie puffing England WC stars, WAGs shock fans


August 4th, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.4 (ANI): Fans of the England World Cup stars have reacted with shock to photographs of Wayne Rooney, 24, Aaron Lennon, 23, and Ashley Cole, 29, puffing cigarettes and cigars. ... Read more...

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CA defends sending injury-hit Australians on tour without doctor


July 25th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 25 (ANI): Cricket Australia has defended its decision to send the national squad to England without a doctor.When The Sun-Herald asked why Australian cricket had been plagued by a high ... Read more...

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Swiftest sprinters tend to be of African ancestry


July 12th, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 12 (IANS) The swiftest sprinters tend to be of West African ancestry and the faster swimmers tend to be white. A study of the elite athletes over the past 100 years ... Read more...

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Exercise ’causes asthma in athletes’


June 27th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 27 (ANI): Experts have discovered that over half of athletes suffer from asthma caused by exercise.According to the figures, the rates are nearly seven times higher than in the ... Read more...

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Bopanna named ‘Champion for Peace’


June 18th, 2010 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 18 (IANS) Indian Davis Cupper Rohan Bopanna was Friday named a "Champion for Peace". He joins a group of 47 major international athletes committed to serving peace in the ... Read more...

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Short bursts of intensive exercise as good as hours of training


March 13th, 2010 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 13 (ANI): The secret to staying fit is doing less exercise. Shocked? Well, a new study says short but intensive bursts of exercise lasting ten minutes are as effective as ... Read more...

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Marathon runners may have endurance in their genes


February 19th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Variations in one gene are associated with athletic endurance and may make a difference in a runner's performance, according to a new study.For the study, researchers examined 155 ... Read more...

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