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Olympic basketball: Spain, US set up rematch of Beijing final (Second Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 7:53 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Spain and the US are going to perform a rematch of the 2008 Beijing Games final at the men's basketball event of the London Olympics after ... Read more...

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James’ Olympics feat sparks massive celebrations in Grenada


August 7th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
St.George (Grenada), Aug 7 (IANS/CMC) Thousands took to the streets late Monday to celebrate the Grenada's first Olympics medal after the mercurial Kirani James stormed to victory in the final of ... Read more...

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Stuck to my plan: Vijay Kumar


August 3rd, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Indian pistol shooter Vijay Kumar said that sticking to his game plan helped him to win the silver medal despite the pressure on him at the ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing: Indian pugilist Jai Bhagwan boxed out


August 2nd, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) India's Jai Bhagwan was outboxed by Kazakh fighter Gani Zhailauov at the London Olympics and lost by a big margin in the pre-quarterfinals of the men's ... Read more...

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Maneza clinches Kazakhstan’s 2nd weightlifting gold


August 1st, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Maiya Maneza won Kazakhstan's second weightlifting gold Tuesday, setting a new Olympic record in the women's 63kg category.Maneza scored 110 kg in the snatch, two ... Read more...

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I will be happy if athletes improve their records: Bahadur singh


July 31st, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) India athletics coach Bahadur Singh says he will be happy if his 14 wards better their career best performance at the London Olympics.The Indian squad includes ... Read more...

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Goerges stuns Radwanska under Wimbledon roof at Olympics


July 29th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Germany's Julia Goerges Sunday upset World No. 2 Agnieszka Radwanska in first Olympics tennis match to be played indoors.Rain over Wimbledon caused the roof to ... Read more...

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Olympics: India pins hopes on shooters Abhinav, Gagan


July 29th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) Expectations are surging once again as India's golden boy Abhinav Bindra, along with compatriot Gagan Narang, will take the range at the Royal Artillery Barracks ... Read more...

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Al Hamad becomes first female Qatar Olympian


July 28th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Two points away from reaching the women's 10m air rifle final, Bahya Mansour Al Hamad still made history by becoming the first female Olympian of Qatar.The ... Read more...

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Mexican diving duo eye gold at Olympics


July 23rd, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 23 (IANS) Mexican diver Ivan Garcia believes he and his partner German Sanchez can overcome the Chinese challenge to take the gold medal in the 10-metre platform synchronized ... Read more...

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I have nothing to lose, everything to gain: Jwala Gutta (Interview)


July 12th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 12 (IANS) Jwala Gutta, the first Indian to qualify for two badminton events at the Olympics, says she has nothing to lose and everything to gain from the ... Read more...

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Excited to be Olympics-bound: Ashwini Ponnappa


July 9th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 9 (IANS) Badminton ace Ashwini Ponnappa, who will be among five shuttlers carrying India's medal hopes at the London Olympics, is excited to be playing her first Olympics."I ... Read more...

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Bhupathi-Bopanna delighted at having their way


June 21st, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna Thursday said they are excited about representing India in the men's doubles competition at the London Olympics after having ... Read more...

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Krishna plays key role in breaking tennis deadlock


June 21st, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Thursday played a key role in convincing Leander Paes to pair-up with Vishnu Vardhan and end the week-long ... Read more...

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Hockey Olympic gold medallists to get cash awards


June 15th, 2012 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) will be honouring 34 Olympic gold medallists with Rs.two lakh each at a grand felicitation ceremony June 24, coinciding with the departure ... Read more...

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Two Indians to officiate in Olympic boxing


June 13th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) The International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) has selected India's Kishen Narsi and Jay Kowli to officiate in the London Games.The Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF) ... Read more...

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Indian boxers to compete in test event for London Olympics


November 22nd, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) A five member Indian team will compete in the London Boxing International Invitational Tournament, beginning Thursday, as part of their preparations for the 2012 London ... Read more...

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Caster Semenya plans to make 1,500m bid in 2012 Olympics


February 22nd, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Pretoria, Feb 22 (ANI): World 800 metre champion Caster Semenya has said she is planning to of participate in the 1,500 metres race at next year's London Olympics."It is part of my ... Read more...

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Scotty Lago Wins Bronze In Halfpipe Snowboarding


February 18th, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Vancouver, Feb 18, (THAINDIAN NEWS) American snowboarder Scotty Lago grabbed the third position in the Olympics halfpipe snowboarding championship and as a result took home the bronze medal last evening. ... Read more...

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IOC, Brazil to draw up plan of action for Rio 2016


October 31st, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 31 (DPA) Less than a month after Rio de Janeiro was chosen to host the 2016 Olympics, International Olympic Committee (IOC) representatives are meeting with Brazilian authorities to ... Read more...

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US congratulates Rio for victorious Olympic bid


October 3rd, 2009 - 2:27 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 3 (DPA) The US congratulated the city of Rio de Janeiro for prevailing Friday in the tight competition to host the 2016 Summer Olympics. "Congratulations, Rio," State Department spokesman Ian ... Read more...

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Historic day for Indian boxing, says Chautala


July 29th, 2009 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Indian Boxing Federation (IBF) president Abhay Singh Chautala called it a "historic" day for the sport in the country after Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh and ... Read more...

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Shooter Bindra’s millionaire father arrested for fraud


May 15th, 2009 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 14 (IANS) India's first Olympics gold medal winner Abhinav Bindra's father A.S. Bindra was arrested by a Delhi Police team from his farmhouse near here Thursday evening for defrauding ... Read more...

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Abhinav Bindra to fly aboard F-16IN at Aero India-2009


February 6th, 2009 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 6 (IANS) Ace Indian shooter and the country's first Olympics gold medallist Abhinav Bindra will fly aboard Lockheed Martin's fighter jet F-16IN at the Aero India international air show here ... Read more...

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Hooda wants Padma Bhushan honour for Olympic boxers (Lead)


January 28th, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 28 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Wednesday requested the central government to award the Padma Bhushan to Olympic bronze medal winner Vijender Kumar and others who performed well ... Read more...

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Hooda wants Padma Bhushan for Olympic medal winner


January 28th, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 28 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Wednesday wanted the Padma Bhushan for Olympic bronze medal winner Vijender Kumar and others who performed well at the 2008 Beijing games ... Read more...

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China’s first Olympics leaves pride, regrets


December 13th, 2008 - 9:52 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 13 (DPA) Hundreds of millions of television viewers across the world saw China for the first time in August, or at least they saw a new side of the vast ... Read more...

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Abhinav Bindra to open chain of 500 schools across India


September 24th, 2008 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 24 (IANS) India's first Olympics individual gold medalist at the Beijing Games, Abhinav Bindra plans to open a chain of more than 500 schools throughout the country."We have written a ... Read more...

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Students appeal to media to cover lesser-known sports


September 10th, 2008 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 10 (IANS) Students of a school here, which is the alma mater of India's first Olympics individual gold medallist marksman Abhinav Bindra, Wednesday sent a request to various media organisations ... Read more...

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Abhinav Bindra trust gives Rs.500,000 for Bihar flood-hit


September 1st, 2008 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 1 (IANS) The Abhinav Bindra trust, named after India's first Olympics gold medallist, will donate Rs.500,000 for flood relief in Bihar. "We have decided to donate Rs.500,000 directly to the ... Read more...

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Paddler Neha goes down fighting in first round


August 18th, 2008 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
By V. Krishnaswamy Beijing, Aug 18 (IANS) Neha Aggarwal's Olympic challenge ended in the first round as she went down to Chinese-born Australian Jian Fang Lay in the women's singles table tennis competition ... Read more...

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Indian table tennis players looking to cause ripples


August 17th, 2008 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 18 (IANS) Pulling off a few upsets and excelling themselves - that's the most the Indian paddlers could expect from the discipline as they begin their individual campaign at the ... Read more...

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Abhinav Bindra arrives home in style, keeps low profile


August 16th, 2008 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) Abhinav Bindra, the first Olympics individual gold medallist from India, kept a low profile Saturday on reaching his home near Zirakpur town in Punjab in a sports utility ... Read more...

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Abhinav’s feat is biggest reward for me: coach Dhillon


August 12th, 2008 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, Aug 12 (IANS) He was very short-tempered and easily lost his cool on losing even a single point. This is not a trait one would associate with the calm ... Read more...

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Bindra gives Chandigarh a new high (Roundup)


August 11th, 2008 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin and Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, Aug 11 (IANS) There was no end to rejoicing or the ringing of phone bells at the Bindra farmhouse near here, ever since Chandigarh boy Abhinav ... Read more...

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