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Olympic champion Cameron Van der Burgh admits to cheating


August 8th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The recently crowned 100m breast stroke Olympic champion Cameron Van der Burgh has just admitted that he cheated in winning the gold. The celebrated South African gold ... Read more...

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Olympic water polo referees dropped for blown call


August 6th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Two Olympic water polo referees were recently suspended for officiating any other match in the Olympics due to their dishonesty in affirming of a goal. Their names ... Read more...

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Olympics: South Korea’s Park reinstated for final after disqualified (Lead)


July 29th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) South Korean swimming sensation Park Tae Hwan won an appeal against disqualification in the men's 400m freestyle heats and was reinstated for Saturday evening's final of ... Read more...

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Gagan sole Indian representative in swimming at London


July 7th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) India Saturday got its sole representation from swimming at the London Olympics courtesy the 'universality quota'.World body FINA selected Karnataka swimmer Gagan Ulalmath to participate ... Read more...

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Why are athletes beating world records?


July 2nd, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 2 (IANS) What is the key to athletes beating their own records, consistently. A "performance improvement index", based on a comparision of the relative improvement of top athletes ... Read more...

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Two Pakistani swimmers allowed to compete in Olympics


June 9th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 9 (IANS) Two Pakistani swimmers have been allowed to feature in the upcoming London Olympics.The official of the Pakistan Swimming Federation ((PSF) told Xinhua Saturday that the world ... Read more...

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Olympics: Britain handed tough draw in men’s water polo


May 7th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 7 (IANS) Hosts Great Britain have been handed out a tough draw in the men's water polo event for the 2012 London Olympics.Britain have been clubbed with Olympic ... Read more...

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Sehwag not dropped, Kohli excellent future captain: Srikkanth


February 29th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 29 (IANS) Indian chief cricket selector Krishnamachari Srikkanth Wednesday rated Virat Kohli as an "excellent future captain" and insisted that Virender Sehwag was not dropped and only ... Read more...

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South Africa’s Chad wins six golds at Swimming World Cup


October 9th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Oct 9 (IANS) South Africa's Chad le Clos became the star of the FINA/Arena Swimming World Cup by bagging six gold medals.Le Clos, 19, raced in six events in ... Read more...

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Killer driver in Australia gets $120K compensation for injuries in jail


December 28th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 28 (ANI): A man in Australia, who has been jailed for killing a woman passenger while driving drunk, has received 120,000 dollars in compensation after a garden shed door closed ... Read more...

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Oz swimmer Ryan Napoleon desperate to compete at Commonwealth Games


September 27th, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sep 27 (ANI): Australian swimmer Ryan Napoleon is not concerned about security threats, and, is only worried about competing in the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games after spending thousands of dollars this ... Read more...

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Provisional suspension of dope-tainted athletes lifted


September 22nd, 2010 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) The 10 dope-tainted Indian athletes got a reprieve Wednesday after their provisional suspensions were lifted by the National Anti-Doping Agency's (NADA) disciplinary panel. The drug they were caught ... Read more...

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CAS clears Australian swimmer Ryan Napoleon to participate in Delhi CWG


September 15th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept 15 (ANI): Australian swimmer Ryan Napoleon has been cleared to compete at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), after being suspended for using ... Read more...

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Australian swimmer banned from Commonwealth Games


August 26th, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 26 (IANS) Australian swimmer Ryan Napoleon was banned from taking part in the Oct 3-14 Commonwealth Games Thursday after he failed a dope test. World swimming body FINA imposed a three-month ... Read more...

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Oz swimmer Napoleon banned from Delhi Commonwealth Games


August 26th, 2010 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Aug 27 (ANI): Australian swimmer Ryan Napoleon has been banned from participating in the Delhi Commonwealth Games after testing positive for the banned substance Formoterol.Swimming governing body FINA imposed the ban ... Read more...

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Thorpe considering gold bid in London Olympics


May 3rd, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 3 (ANI): Ace swimmer Ian Thorpe is reportedly considering a bid to win relay gold at the 2012 London Olympics.Fox News reported that Thorpe, 27, discussed his plans with Australia's ... Read more...

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We won’t lobby for Nobel Peace Prize: IOC chief


February 11th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Vancouver, Feb 11 (DPA) International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge has rejected the idea of the olympic movement lobbying in any way for the Nobel Peace Prize. Rogge told the IOC session ... Read more...

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Air India to fix incentive cut quantum Tuesday


November 17th, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) The Air India management is expected to take a call Tuesday on the quantum of reduction of performance linked incentives (PLI), which constitutes a major chunk ... Read more...

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FINA confirms bodysuit ban, to introduce textile restrictions


July 29th, 2009 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, July 29 (DPA) Swimming's world controlling body FINA confirmed a ban on bodysuits from next year and said it would also be introducing strict textile restrictions. Newly-elected FINA president Julio Maglione said ... Read more...

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World swimming body president believes records should be kept


July 26th, 2009 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, July 26 (DPA) The newly-elected president of swimming's controlling body FINA has said that he believes that world records achieved with high-tech swimsuits should be kept. Uruguayan Julio Maglione, who took over ... Read more...

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Aaron Piersol Wins Back Title


July 9th, 2009 - 7:32 pm ICT by GD
Aaron Piersol has set his mark upon the 100 meter backstroke on Wednesday at the US Swimming Championships in Indianapolis. He has set up the new world record by becoming the first ... Read more...

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Britain joins international clamour against performance-enhancing swimsuits


December 17th, 2008 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 17 (ANI): Great Britain and 14 of the Continents 17 best swimming nations, want limits and controls to be placed on performance-enhancing suit technology in time for the World ... Read more...

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Chinese minister highlights top 10 worrying trends in Web community


December 6th, 2008 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, December 6 (ANI): The Chinese minister of the State Council Information Office, Wang Chen, has revealed that the Internet is being misused to spread rumours by most of the ... Read more...

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Serbs protest Phelps victory, overruled


August 16th, 2008 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Beijing, Aug 16 (DPA) The Serbian swimming team Saturday lodged an official protest against the result of the men's 100m butterfly, which American superstar Michael Phelps won by one hundredth of a ... Read more...

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Ex Oz Olympian Thorpe to sue French paper over dope charge


August 4th, 2008 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug.4 (ANI): Former Australian Olympic swimming champion Ian Thorpe has decided to pursue legal proceedings against a French newspaper and the journalist he alleges defamed him by publishing claims he ... Read more...

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Household robots? Sooner than you think


July 25th, 2008 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Saurabh Yadav New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) As tech companies around the world - and in India - develop smarter robots, it is only a matter of time before the big three ... Read more...

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Nadal to face Ferrer in Barcelona Open tennis final


May 4th, 2008 - 2:02 pm ICT by admin
DPA Barcelona, May 4 (DPA) Rafael Nadal hammered a German with ease while David Ferrer had to fight through against a Swiss as the top Spanish pair set up an all-Iberian final at ... Read more...

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Oz swimmer Ian Thorpe laments loss of squeaky-clean reputation


November 26th, 2007 - 2:04 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, Nov.26 (ANI): Ace Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe believes that he will never fully regain his squeaky-clean reputation after his alleged involvement in a drug sample controversy earlier this year.Speaking publicly for ... Read more...

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