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Ugandan president rewards Olympic gold medal winner


August 16th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Entebbe (Uganda), Aug 16 (IANS) Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni rewarded Steven Kiprotich, gold medal winner at the London Olympics, with 200 million shillings ($81,300).Museveni also told Kiprotich, who won the ... Read more...

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Javelin champion feted with millions of dollars gifts


August 14th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain (Trinidad), Aug 14 (IANS/CMC) Trinidad and Tobago (T&T;), basking in the glory of its first Olympic gold medal for 36 years, has showered teenage javelin champion Keshorn Walcott ... 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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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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British schools spend sports time on Indian dance: Cameron


August 10th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) Defending a decision to scrap two-hour-a-week allotted for sports in British schools, Prime Minister David Cameron has said the schools were using the time on ... Read more...

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Olympics: Tintu Luka finishes sixth in 800m semis (Overall India Roundup)


August 10th, 2012 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) Indian runner Tintu Luka ran her heart out only to finish sixth in the Olympic women's 800 metre semifinals while high jumper Sahana Kumari and wrestler ... Read more...

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Haryana announces Rs.1 crore for Gagan Narang


July 30th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 30 (IANS) The Haryana government Monday announced a reward of Rs.one crore for shooter Gagan Narang for winning a bronze medal for the country in the 10-metre Air ... 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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Olympic fencing: Italy sweeps podium in individual foil


July 29th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Italy took all three medals in the women's individual foil fencing competition Saturday, with Elisa Di Francisca beating Arianna Errigo on sudden death in the ... Read more...

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Phelps and I will still be friends, says Lochte


July 29th, 2012 - 8:12 am ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) "Whatever happens, we will still be friends," was the promise made by Ryan Lochte following his stunning win in the final of the men's 400 ... Read more...

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Olympics: Indian boxer Jai Bhagwan starts campaign against Allisop


July 28th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Indian boxer Jai Bhagwan will begin his Olympic journey when he faces Andrique Allisop of Seychelles in the first round of the lightweight category (60 kg) ... Read more...

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Seven teenagers light London Olympics cauldron


July 28th, 2012 - 7:38 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) The mystery over who would light the Olympic cauldron was finally resolved when seven teenagers were given the honour at the opening ceremony of the ... Read more...

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Carl Lewis doubts Bolt’s Olympics 100m title defence


July 15th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 15 (IANS/CMC) Olympic legend Carl Lewis has cast doubts on sprint sensation Usain Bolt repeating his Beijing exploits at the London Olympics starting later this month. Jamaican Bolt ... Read more...

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Electric shock kills former junior archery champion


July 10th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chita (Russia), July 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A former World junior archery champion has been killed by electric shock, police said Tuesday.Russian Ayur Abiduev, 23, was pronounced dead when admitted to ... Read more...

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Japan aims for top five finish at London Olympics


April 19th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 19 (IANS) Japan is aiming for a top five finish at the London Olympics 2012 with its athletes fired up in an effort to rewrite the country's history ... Read more...

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Manpreet in quarters of Olympic qualifying event


April 6th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Astana (Kazakhstan), April 6 (IANS) Asian Games silver medallist Manpreet Singh (91kg) Friday entered the quarterfinals of the Asian Olympic Qualifying Boxing Event here with a resounding victory over Mongolia's ... Read more...

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‘Paan Singh Tomar’ team to care for former athletes


March 10th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 10 (IANS) Who says actors and films do not make a difference to the quality of our life? A biopic on the life of athlete-turned-outlaw Paan Singh ... Read more...

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Indian Army team wins gold at World patrol meet


November 7th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) The Indian Army has emerged the best patrolling force in the world with a team from the Gorkha Rifles regiment winning an international competition also ... Read more...

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Dinesh in second round of World Boxing Championship


September 28th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) India's Dinesh Kumar (81kg) moved into the second round of World Boxing Championships with a 20:8 win over Nepal's Deepak Maharajan at Baku, Azerbaijan, Wednesday.Dinesh, ... Read more...

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Hockey legend Leslie Claudius honoured


August 2nd, 2011 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 1 (IANS) City-based East Bengal Club Monday celebrated its 92nd foundation day by honouring Indian hockey legend Leslie Claudius with the 'Bharat Gaurav Samman.Triple Olympic gold medal ... Read more...

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Australian Nobbs is India’s hockey coach


June 29th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Australian Michael Nobbs was Wednesday named the coach of the Indian men's hockey team. His tenure will run till the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.The ... Read more...

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‘New hockey coach’s tenure will be till 2016 Olympics’


June 28th, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) India's new hockey coach will have a five-year tenure till the 2016 Olympics, the longest run given to any coach, an official said. Three short-listed ... Read more...

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India’s oldest hockey Olympian laid to rest (Lead, superseeding earlier story)


June 2nd, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 2 (IANS) The funeral of Joseph "Joe" Galibardy, the oldest surviving member of India's 1936 Olympic hockey team, took place here Tuesday.The 96-year-old Galibardy passed away May 14 ... Read more...

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1936 hockey gold medallist passes away


June 2nd, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 2 (IANS) Joseph 'Joe' Galibardy, the oldest surviving member of India's 1936 Olympic hockey team, passed away here Tuesday.Galibardy, 96, played at left-half for the Indian team that ... Read more...

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Saina loses to Xin Wang in Malaysian Open Grand Prix final (Lead)


May 8th, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) India's Saina Nehwal went down to China's Xin Wang 21-13, 8-21, 14-21 in the women's singles final of the Malaysian Open Grand Prix Gold at ... Read more...

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Michael Phelps surrounded by bikini-clad girls at Las Vegas pool party


April 19th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 19 (ANI): Olympic gold medal winner Michael Phelps was spotted having a good time at a Las Vegas pool party, surrounded by a bevy of bikini-clad girls.Phelps, 25, helped ... Read more...

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Amanda Beard’s Memoir Coming In 2012


December 15th, 2010 - 9:31 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Dec 15, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Ace Olympic swimmer and gold medal winner Amanda Beard is going to add a new feather in her cap of achievements but this time it ... Read more...

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Indian women balancing divine feminine with modernity


December 8th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The emerging voice of women in India is one of strength, economic sustainability, positive energy, achievement and erudition - that strikes a fine ... Read more...

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Poonia aims to cross the 64m mark before London Olympics


December 3rd, 2010 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) India's premier discus thrower Krishna Poonia wants to better her Asian Games throw by two metres, which she thinks will suffice for a podium finish in the ... Read more...

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Socialite Brittny Gastineau Spotted With Olympic Medalist Michael Phelps


November 18th, 2010 - 8:31 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Nov 18, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Olympic medalist Michael Phelps is hogging the spotlight lately but not for reasons relating to his illustrious swimming career. If recent reports are anything to go ... Read more...

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Anand Sharma felicitates Indian CWG medal winners


November 2nd, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 2 (ANI): Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma felicitated the Indian gold, silver and bronze medal winners for their splendid performance in the XIXth Commonwealth Games.Anand Sharma congratulated ... Read more...

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Haryana gears up to honour CWG athletes Monday


October 31st, 2010 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 31 (IANS) The Haryana government has made elaborate arrangements in Sonepat district to felicitate the Commonwealth Games (CWG) participants and medallists at the 'Chak de Haryana - Chak de India' ... Read more...

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Function for CWG medal winners: Haryana draws flak


October 30th, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 30 (IANS) Opposition Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) Saturday accused the Congress-led Haryana government of trying to take undue political mileage from a function planned for Commonwealth Games (CWG) medallists ... Read more...

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Haryana’s ‘Chak de’ function Nov 1 to honour CWG winners


October 24th, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 24 (IANS) Haryana will organise the 'Chak de Haryana - Chak de India' function in Sonipat town Nov 1 to honour medal winners and participants from the state in ... Read more...

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Indian athlete Rani Yadav fails dope test


October 13th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 13 (ANI): Indian athlete Rani Yadav has tested positive for the banned substance Nandrolone. She participated in the 20-kilometre walk but did not win a Coomonwealth Games medal.Yadav, who ... Read more...

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