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Replica of Bolivar’s sword presented to fencing champ


August 9th, 2012 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Aug 9 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez bestowed the Order of the Liberators on the country's Olympic fencing champion, Ruben Limardo, and presented him with a replica of the ... Read more...

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Russia’s fencing coach resigns over meagre medal haul


August 5th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The head coach of Russian fencing has submitted his resignation over the team's meagre medal haul at the London Olympics.Vladislav Pavlovich told reporters Sunday ... Read more...

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China qualify for women’s epee team semis at London Olympics


August 4th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) China beat Germany 45-42 to qualify for the semi-finals of the women's epee team event at the Olympic Games Saturday.Leading 40-34 into the final bout, China's ... Read more...

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Record number of free condoms for Olympians (Olympic diary)


August 2nd, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) The 10,500 athletes competing at the London Games have been handed out a record number of 150,000 condoms -- an average of 15 per athlete -- ... Read more...

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Olympic fencing: South Korea’s Kim earns sabre gold


August 2nd, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) South Korea's Kim Ji Yeon won gold in fencing's individual sabre, beating Russia's Sofya Velikaya at the London Olympics.Kim fought to a 15-9 victory to ... Read more...

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Venezuela’s Limardo wins Olympic epee gold


August 2nd, 2012 - 7:38 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ruben Limardo snared Venezuela's first Olympic fencing medal Wednesday, winning the gold medal match in the men's individual epee.Limardo beat Norway's Bartosz Piasecki 15-10 in ... Read more...

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Olympics: China’s Lei Sheng wins foil gold


August 1st, 2012 - 6:18 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) Chinese fencer Lei Sheng beat Alaaeldin Abouelkassem of Egypt 15-13 to win the men's foil gold Tuesday.The 28-year-old Chinese, who beat top seed Valerio Aspromonte and ... Read more...

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Olympic fencing: Korean girl falls victim to timing error


July 31st, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Korean fencer who lost a dramatic Olympic semi-final in controversial circumstances Monday likely fell victim to human error or malfunctioning timing equipment, the general ... Read more...

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Olympic fencing: Epee gold for Ukraine’s Shemyakina


July 31st, 2012 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ukrainian fencer Yana Shemyakina won gold in the individual epee Monday, beating reigning Olympic champion Britta Heidemann 9-8 in the final, after a competition marked ... Read more...

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Italian Olympic debutants could spoil Vezzali’s London party


July 20th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Norcia (Italy), July 20 (IANS) Italian fencer Valentina Vezzali, who targets an unprecedented consecutive fourth individual foil gold at the London Olympics, could have her party spoiled by her purposeful ... Read more...

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Three Russian fencers held for drug dealing


April 5th, 2012 - 5:12 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian fencer who won bronze at an international event in London recently has been arrested along with two teammates from the national team on ... Read more...

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Hungarian President Schmitt resigns following plagiarism scandal


April 3rd, 2012 - 2:07 am ICT by BNO News
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BNO NEWS) -- Hungarian President Pál Schmitt on Monday told parliament he is resigning from office with immediate effect, just days after being stripped of his doctorate over a plagiarism ... Read more...

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Kiwi crash driver who had 24 beers says he doesn’t have drinking problem


January 25th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Jan 25 (ANI): An 18-year-old Kiwi fencer who drove a ute over a bank near Ruby Bay says he does not have a drinking problem despite downing two dozen beers the ... Read more...

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Brit crash victim wakes up every morning thinking it’s 1994


June 11th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 11 (ANI): A British woman, who suffered head injuries in two road crashes, has been waking up every morning for the past 16 years thinking it's the year 1994.Michelle ... Read more...

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60 test positive for H1N1 in northeast


December 2nd, 2009 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Dec 2 (IANS) A young man died and as many as 60 people, including an army soldier, tested positive for swine flu in the northeast, an official report said here Wednesday. "At ... Read more...

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France’s Henry tops rogue’s gallery: Australian paper


November 21st, 2009 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 21 (DPA) Thierry Henry's self-confessed handball to secure France a win over Ireland and a place in next year's World Cup has shot him to the top of the ... Read more...

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First swine flu death in northeast India


October 16th, 2009 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Oct 16 (IANS) A 28-year-old man died of swine flu at a government hospital in Mizoram, making it the first death from H1N1 in the northeastern region, officials here said Friday. "The ... Read more...

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Assam football club creates swine flu awareness


September 5th, 2009 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI
By Peter Alex ToddGuwahati, Sep 5(ANI): With numerous cases of swine flu being detected in different parts of northeast, a local football club in Assam's Guwahati city has taken up an initiative ... Read more...

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Six more swine flu cases in northeast India


August 16th, 2009 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong/Aizawl, Aug 16 (IANS) Six more people, including an army soldier and a paramilitary trooper, have tested positive for swine flu in Meghalaya and Mizoram, taking the total number of influenza A ... Read more...

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Tripura gets its swine flu suspect


August 13th, 2009 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 13 (IANS) An engineering student studying in swine flu-hit Pune was Thursday admitted to a hospital here with symptoms of the disease, in the first such case in the northeastern ... Read more...

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Manipur reports northeast’s first swine flu case


August 2nd, 2009 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Aug 2 (IANS) In the first case of swine flu reported from the northeastern states, a 19-year-old Manipuri woman fencer who returned from a competition in Singapore has tested positive for ... Read more...

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Hijab-clad women Olympians attempt to break away from Muslim stereotypes


August 11th, 2008 - 7:00 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 11 (ANI): The ongoing Olympic Games will see a large number of veiled female athletes from various Muslim nations competing for events like sprinting, rowing, taekwondo and archery.Most of ... Read more...

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