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Jamaican sprinter appeals for help for junior athletes


September 10th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica), Sep 10 (IANS/CMC) Two-time Olympic 100 metre champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has called on the Jamaican government to provide more support, especially for the country's junior athletes.Fraser-Pryce, also Olympic 200 ... Read more...

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Double for Sarath Kumar


September 9th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 9 (IANS) Shankar Sarath Kumar of MP Ten10 Racing and Sumit Lucas Toppo (Performance Racing) achieved an impressive double apiece as the curtains came down on the third ... Read more...

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Contador clings on to retain Vuelta lead


September 9th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 9 (IANS) Alberto Contador is almost certain to be crowned the winner of the Vuelta de Espana (Tour of Spain) cycling race after surviving a valiant counter-attack by ... Read more...

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London stadium cheers for Djibouti runner


September 2nd, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 2 (IANS) The Olympic Stadium thundered as 80,000 spectators applauded injured Djibouti runner Houssein Omar Hassan when he stumbled across the finish line in the men's 1,500m heat ... Read more...

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Olympic gold medallists’ encore at Hungarian athletics meet


August 21st, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Budapest, Aug 21 (IANS) London Olympics gold medallists Sanya Richards-Ross, Krisztian Pars and Christian Taylor all won with ease at the Gyulai Memorial Athletic Meet here.Four-time Olympic and five time ... Read more...

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China cheers for first Tibetan Olympic medallist


August 13th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Xining/London, Aug 13 (IANS) Choeyang Kyi grew up herding yaks on a plateau meadow, just like many other women from rural Tibet. Singing and praying accounted for much of her ... Read more...

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Olympics: Defar wins 5,000m gold again, eight years on


August 12th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Meseret Defar from Ethiopia produced the fastest turn of speed in the last 200 metres of the women's 5,000-metre to claim her second Olympic gold medal ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: US women’s quartet sets world record (Roundup)


August 11th, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Carmelita Jeter powered the United States 4x100 metre women's quartet to a world record time of 40.82 seconds giving them the gold medal for the first ... Read more...

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Olympics: Defar delighted to win 5000m gold eight years later


August 11th, 2012 - 7:25 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Meseret Defar from Ethiopia produced the fastest turn of speed in the last 200 metres of the women's 5,000 metre to claim her second Olympic gold ... Read more...

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Olympics: Jamaica celebrates historic 200m one-two-three


August 10th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica), Aug 10 (IANS/CMC) Chaos erupted in Jamaica's capital city Thursday afternoon as thousands gathered in the busy thoroughfare of Half Way Tree to witness the men's 200 metres finals ... Read more...

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Chinese juggernaut rolls on at Olympics (World Roundup)


August 8th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) Chinese hurdles star Liu Xiang suffered a first-round exit from the Olympics for the second straight time, but his fellow countrymen made history by beating their ... Read more...

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Olympic rowing: Germans row to quadruple sculls gold


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Germany's rowers dominated the men's quadruple sculls final Friday to take the Olympic gold medal.The Germans started the fastest and slowly pulled away to complete ... Read more...

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Vijaykumar, Feroze bag honours in National racing


July 8th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Coimbatore, July 8 (IANS) In what turned out to be Indian version of the Demolition Derby, veteran B. Vijayakumar of Prime Racing emerged almost unscathed from the wreckage and chaos ... Read more...

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No London berth for Olympic decathlon champion Clay


June 24th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 24 (IANS) US decathlon great Bryan Clay has been denied a chance to defend his title at the 2012 London Olympics after being disqualified at the trials.Clay stumbled ... Read more...

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Siddhant sets new Indian record in 110m hurdles


June 18th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels (Belgium), June 18 (IANS) Siddhant Thingalaya, 21-year-old athlete from Mumbai, set an Indian record in 110m hurdles with a timing of 13.65 seconds at the Belgium Athletics National Championship ... Read more...

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London 2012 on time and within budget


June 14th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 14 (IANS) The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games is on track to be delivered on time and under budget, figures from the government's last quarterly economic report ... Read more...

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Rihanna scraps her Britain trip


June 8th, 2012 - 6:11 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 8 (IANS) Pop star Rihanna suddenly cancelled her plans to travel to London as she is reportedly facing health problems.She was due to fly Wednesday to ... Read more...

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Olympic Flame reaches Acropolis for handover ceremony


May 17th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, May 17 (IANS) The Olympic Flame for the 2012 London Games was welcomed with great enthusiasm in Athens, as it reached the Acropolis Hill, finishing its long trip ... Read more...

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Three Britons travel round the world in taxi!


May 12th, 2012 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
London, May 12 (IANS) Three Britons in their 20s have undertaken a record-breaking trip around the world in a cab, travelling over 43,000 miles (over 69,000 km) and putting 80,000 ... Read more...

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India doesn’t make too many films for children: Revathy


May 2nd, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Actress Revathy, who has won a national award for her short film "Red Building Where The Sun Sets" that shows how fights between parents affect ... Read more...

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Loeb wins Argentina rally title


April 30th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, April 30 (IANS) Citroen's French racer Sebastien Loeb won the Rally Argentina for the seventh time, coming in 15.2 seconds ahead of teammate Mikko Hirvonen of Finland in ... Read more...

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Ur tops Indian National Autocross Championship


April 29th, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 29 (IANS) Seasoned rally driver Lohitt Urs from Mysore topped the time charts and annexed the trophy in the showpiece 3,000cc Open class in the first round of ... Read more...

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Marathon runner proposes ahead of finish line


April 26th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 26 (IANS) A marathon runner in London stopped 800 yards from the finish line, and got down on one knee in front of his girlfriend and proposed.The action ... Read more...

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Kenyan one-two in Madrid Marathon


April 23rd, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 23 (IANS) Kenyan athlete Patrick Korir produced a strong finish in the last 400 metres to defeat compatriot Enock Mitei in the Madrid Marathon.Korir won the race in ... Read more...

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Princess Beatrice runs race


April 1st, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 1 (IANS) Britain's Princess Beatrice was among 5,000 runners who took part in an exhibition race at a new Olympic Stadium in London.The 23-year-old Beatrice first fired the ... Read more...

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Mahindra Racing triumphs in Italian Championship


March 26th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mugello (Italy), March 26 (IANS) Mahindra Racing has scripted history here by becoming the first Indian team to win the season opening race of the 125GP Italian Championship here.It was ... Read more...

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LF renominates Tapan Sen as Rajya Sabha candidate (Lead)


March 13th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 13 (IANS) West Bengal's opposition Left Front Tuesday renominated Centre of Indian Trade Unions secretary Tapan Sen as its candidate for the March 30 Rajya Sabha polls.Briefing mediapersons ... Read more...

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Prince Henry plays volleyball in Brazil


March 11th, 2012 - 8:53 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 11 (IANS) Prince Henry of Wales participated in a flurry of sporting activities Saturday in his first visit to Brazil.His activities began by introducing the Sport ... Read more...

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Daytona 500 2012 race thrills all


February 28th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Daytona, Feb 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Matt Kenseth survived the rain and the fire to win the biggest race on the schedule of NASCAR. The Daytona 500 2012 race had everything from delays ... Read more...

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Ponting retires from ODIs, vows to carry on in Tests (Lead)


February 21st, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 21 (IANS) Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting retired from ODIs Tuesday, a day after he was dropped from the squad for the rest of the Commonwealth Bank Series, ... Read more...

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Karnataka’s More destroys Goa in South Zone one-dayer


February 20th, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 20 (IANS) Debutant seamer Ronit Gajanan More took 6 for 18 as Karnataka drubbed Goa by eight wickets in the South Zone Subbaiah Pillai Trophy one-day tournament here ... Read more...

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Laura Dekker finishes her solo sailing sojourn


January 12th, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Amsterdam, Jan 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Laura Dekker has announced that she has had enough of the Dutch authorities. After years of legal battle, Dekker finally secured the permission to sail solo around ... Read more...

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British athletes’ fathers feature as torch bearers


January 11th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 11 (IANS) Parents having played a big role in their children's sporting career will join in the London Olympic Torch Relay along with many of Britain's outstanding Olympians ... Read more...

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Saif steals a march over Abhay-Genelia’s zombie movie! (Lead)


January 6th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 6 (IANS) "Rock The Shaadi" could have been the first zombie film from Bollywood to come out, but its lead actress Genelia D'Souza's wedding plans have pushed ... Read more...

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Boys were boys on ‘Players’ sets


November 2nd, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) Boys will be boys - and that's something Abhishek Bachchan, Sikander Kher and Neil Nitin Mukesh proved on the sets of Abbas-Mustan's action thriller ... Read more...

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