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Andy Murray Survived Mass School Shooting


September 12th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Sept 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) 25 year old tennis star from Britain Andy Murray won the US open championship on Monday night. He also has a gold medal from the London ... Read more...

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Australia appoints new sports commission chief


September 12th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Sep 12 (IANS) Australian Sports Minister Kate Lundy Wednesday announced that John Wylie will be the new chair of the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Board.Lundy said in a statement ... Read more...

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Belarus shot putter Ostapchuk banned for one year


September 11th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Minsk, Sep 11 (IANS) Belarus shot putter Nadezhda Ostapchuk, who had her Olympic title stripped in London for failing a drug test, received a one-year ban Tuesday.Ostapchuk won the gold ... Read more...

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Cuba achieves historic performance in Paralympics


September 10th, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Sep 10 (IANS) Cuba achieved its best performance in the London Paralympics 2012, which ended Sunday, winning nine gold, five silver and three bronze medals.The best Cuban athlete was ... Read more...

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China makes history at Paralympics


September 9th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 9 (IANS) China has made history by taking its 90th gold medal at the London Paralympics, surpassing its record of 89 golds at the Beijing 2008.The 90th gold ... Read more...

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China gets 300th gold in Paralympic history


September 7th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) Para-athlete Zhao Xu took China's 300th gold medal in Paralympic history here Thursday, winning the men's 100m-T46 final.Zhao Xu, 27, who began the sport in Grade ... Read more...

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Paralympic Games: Brazilian Dias wins 4th swimming gold


September 7th, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) Brazilian swimmer Daniel Dias won his fourth gold medal at the London 2012 Paralympics in the 50-meter backstroke (class S5), beating his third world record ... Read more...

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Paralympics: Chinese fencers shine, Australian swimmer wins sixth gold


September 5th, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 5 (IANS) China's gold tally reached 53 at the Paralympics thanks to wheelchair fencing, while Australian para-swimmer Jacqueline Freney took her sixth gold medal from her sixth event ... Read more...

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China’s para-powerlifter Liu stuns world


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 3 (IANS) Guaranteeing the gold and shattering the men's 67.5kg powerlifting Paralympic record in his first attempt, failing in the following two attempts to set a new world ... Read more...

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Sushil Kumar felicitated in Chandni Chowk


September 1st, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar was felicitated by the people of Chandni Chowk here Saturday.The event was held on the main road of the ... Read more...

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First Paralympic gold goes to China


August 31st, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) China's Zhang Cuiping won the first gold medal of the London Paralympic Games with a world record performance.Zhang, 24, notched up 500.9 points on aggregate ... Read more...

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Olympic gold for Hungarians may be worth $155,000


August 18th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bupapest, Aug 18 (IANS) Hungary's gold medal winning Olympian may receive a reward of 35 million Hungarian forints (slightly over $155,000), Zoltan Molnar, general secretary of the Hungarian Olympic Committee ... Read more...

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Isinbayeva eyes gold in 2016 Olympics


August 18th, 2012 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 18 (IANS) Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva intends to take part in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics and is confident of winning the gold, her coach said ... Read more...

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Life to continue as normal, says teenage hero Walcott


August 16th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain (Trinidad), Aug 16 (IANS/CMC) Newly-crowned Olympic champion Keshorn Walcott says he does not plan to change anything about his training regimen despite his new-found fame.Walcott returned here Monday ... Read more...

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Bernardinho to lead Brazil men’s volleyball team until Rio 2016


August 15th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 15 (IANS) Brazil's volleyball confederation (CBV) has said the national men's team coach Bernardinho will keep his job until the 2016 Rio Olympics.Bernardinho, who has held ... Read more...

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Venezuelan lawmakers honour Olympic fencing champ


August 15th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Aug 15 (IANS/EFE) Fencer Ruben Limardo has been honoured by Venezuela's National Assembly for the gold medal he won at the London Olympic Games.The lawmakers began the congressional session ... Read more...

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Belarus’ Ostapchuk stripped of gold for doping


August 13th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS) Belarus' Nadzeya Ostapchuk was stripped of the women's shot put gold medal at the London Games after she failed a drug test, the International Olympic Committee ... Read more...

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Olympics helped Chinese give new thinking, says daily


August 13th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 13 (IANS) The London Olympics have given the Chinese "a new thinking of who we are and what the world is", said a state-run Chinese daily Monday.An article ... Read more...

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Olympics: Uganda celebrates first gold after 40 years


August 13th, 2012 - 3:35 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS) People in Uganda celebrated the gold medal won by marathoner Stephen Kiprotich at the 2012 London Olympics. It was Uganda's first Olympic gold in 40 years ... Read more...

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Olympic modern pentathlon: Lithuania’s Asadauskaite wins last gold


August 13th, 2012 - 2:23 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Lithuania's Laura Asadauskaite won the last gold medal of the London Olympics in the women's modern pentathlon Sunday.Asadauskaite, the reigning European champion, set an Olympic ... Read more...

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Team Sushil celebrates Olympic silver


August 12th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Sushil Kumar's team celebrated the Olympic silver Sunday and hailed the wrestler for making endless sacrifices that made him the only Indian individual athlete to ... Read more...

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Indian wrestling has a bright future: Sports minister


August 12th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) India's Sports Minister Ajay Maken said Sunday Sushil Kumar's back-to-back Olympic medals show that there is a bright future for wrestling in the country. ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing: Light heavyweight gold for Russia’s Mekhontsev


August 12th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Yegor Mekhontsev won his country's first boxing gold medal of the Olympics beating Kazakhstan's Adilbek Niyazymbetov on a tie-break in the final here at ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: Varner wins gold for US


August 12th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Jacob Varner grappled to the gold medal for the United States in the Olympic men's 96kg freestyle wrestling here at the ExCel Arena Sunday, beating ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing: Lightweight Lomachenko wins gold for Ukraine


August 12th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ukrainian boxer Vasyl Lomachenko outclassed his South Korean opponent Han Soonchul in the Olympic final of the men's lightweight (60 kg) category to take the ... Read more...

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Sushil Kumar’s Olympic saga (Factfile)


August 12th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) India's Sushil Kumar has steadily worked his way to the Olympic silver medal. His success graph in the last three years, after he won the ... Read more...

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Olympics: Ram Singh finishes 78th in men’s marathon


August 12th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Armyman Ram Singh Yadav finished 78th with a time of 2:30.06 hours in the Olympic men's marathon here at The Mall Sunday, marking the end of ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: Sushil Kumar assures sixth medal for India (Third Lead)


August 12th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Sushil Kumar assured India of a sixth medal at the London Olympics by powering into the men's 66 kg freestyle wrestling final at the ExCel ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: Sushil in men’s 66 kg freestyle final (Second Lead)


August 12th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Sushil Kumar assured himself of a second straight Olympic medal by powering into the men's 66 kg freestyle wrestling final at the London Games here ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: Sushil sizzles into semis (Lead)


August 12th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) India's Sushil Kumar muscled his way into the semifinals of the Olympics men' 66 kg freestyle wrestling beating Ikhtiyor Navruzov of Uzbekistan here Sunday.Sushil, bronze ... Read more...

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Olympic handball: Spain slogs to dramatic bronze


August 12th, 2012 - 2:48 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Spain beat South Korea 31-29 in a captivating Olympic women's handball bronze medal match Saturday that needed a second overtime to decide a winner.Nely Alberto ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: Azerbaijan’s Asgarov wins gold


August 12th, 2012 - 2:48 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Azerbaijan's Toghrul Asgarov won the gold medal in the men's freestyle 60 kg wrestling division at the Olympics Saturday.Asgarov defeated reigning World Champion Besik Kudukhov ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Farah adds 5000m title to 10000m gold


August 12th, 2012 - 2:45 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Britain's Mo Farah added the 5000 metres title to his 10000 metres gold medal at the London Olympics Saturday.Farah took the lead at the bell ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: Gold for Azerbaijan’s Sharifov


August 12th, 2012 - 2:45 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Sharif Sharifov gave Azerbaijan its second gold medal of the London Olympics with victory in the men's 84 kg freestyle wrestling Saturday.Reigning World Champion Sharifov ... Read more...

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Olympics: Rana finishes 36th in men’s 50km walk


August 11th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) India's Basanta Bahadur Rana created a national record but that could only ensure him a 36th place in the men's 50km walk at the London Olympics ... Read more...

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