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Russian Olympic medallists given luxury cars


August 16th, 2012 - 1:31 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Many of Russia's medal-winning Olympic athletes were presented with luxury cars Wednesday and the others were also promised cars soon.Many of Russia's gold medallists received ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Jamaica, T&T; in hunt for relay glory


August 11th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS/CMC) Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago will vie for three medals after booking spots in Saturday's sprint and distance relay finals slated for the penultimate day of the ... Read more...

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Olympics: Ukraine glide to gold in quadruple sculls


August 1st, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ukraine charged to an Olympic rowing gold in the women's quadruple sculls Wednesday, beating the world champion Germans by clear water.Ukraine's Kateryna Tarasenko, Nataliya Dovgodko, ... 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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Olympic Hockey: Tough opener for India (Preview)


July 29th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) After an eight-year break, India renew their quest for the elusive ninth gold medal when they take on the Netherlands in their opening Group A fixture ... Read more...

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Olympics: Kashyap shines on a mixed day for Indian badminton (Roundup)


July 29th, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Parupalli Kashyap was the lone bright spot for Indian badminton on a day when the highly-rated women's doubles pair and the mixed doubles team lost their ... Read more...

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China plays down expectations for dominance at Olympics


July 26th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) China has put its name down in a repeat of dominating performance on home ground as the clock ticks down to London Olympics."It won't be a ... Read more...

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Asian badminton: Ajay Jayaram goes down fighting


April 18th, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Qingdao (China), April 18 (IANS) India's top shuttler Ajay Jayaram went down fighting to Wei Nan of Hong Kong over three games in the second round of the men's singles ... Read more...

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Eight IIM-B graduates awarded gold medals


March 30th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 30 (IANS) Eight bright students of the Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore (IIM-B) were Friday awarded gold medals for their outstanding performance in the post-graduate programme (PGPs) courses at ... Read more...

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Bhupathi slams AITA over its pairing policies


January 19th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 19 (IANS) India's veteran tennis player Mahesh Bhuapthi Thursday slammed the All India Tennis Federation (AITA) policies when it comes to pairing players for big international events.Bhupathi ... Read more...

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Sandeep, Sardara breached discipline: Rajpal


August 29th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Indian hockey captain Rajpal Singh Monday said teammates Sandeep Singh and Sardara Singh had breached discipline but the team's morale was not affected by the ... Read more...

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Five Punjab players appointed police officers


July 18th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 18 (IANS) The Punjab government Monday approved the appointment of five Asian Games and Commonwealth Games gold medallists as deputy superintendents of police in the police.Deputy Chief ... Read more...

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India suffer humiliating 1-3 loss to Pakistan in Azlan Shah Hockey (Lead)


May 11th, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Ipoh (Malaysia), May 11 (IANS) Pakistan came back from a goal down and thumped in three in the second half to beat India 3-1 in an important Azlan Shah Cup ... Read more...

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Sharath crashes out of World TT Championship


May 11th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) India's Sharath Kamal crashed out of the World Table Tennis Championships, losing in the first round to lower-ranked Chen Chien-An of Chinese Taipei 1-4 in ... Read more...

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India Open Super Series: Sourabh, Sai Datt keep India’s hopes alive (Lead)


April 28th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Qualifier Sourabh Verma pulled off another stunner at the Indian Open Super Series badminton here Thursday, and he is joined in the quarterfinals by Guru ... Read more...

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Kashmiri women turn to combat sports - and win (With Images)


March 27th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 27 (IANS) When the hijab-clad Sabiya Kirmani won a gold in the first international championship in thang ta, a Manipuri martial art, she scored a victory not only ... Read more...

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Girls outshine boys at Panjab University convocation


February 14th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 14 (IANS) Girls clearly outnumbered boys at the 60th annual convocation function at Panjab University (PU) here Monday. Out of the 479 students who were awarded degrees, 351 were ... Read more...

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Sports ministry sanctions cash award for medal winners


January 17th, 2011 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Sports Ministry has sanctioned cash awards for 286 medallists of the New Delhi Commonwealth Games and the Guangzhou Asian Games.The cash awards, totalling Rs.22.57 crore, are ... Read more...

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People participate in blood donation awareness rally in New Delhi


December 5th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.5 (ANI): Scores of people participated in a blood donation awareness rally to encourage the youth of the country to donate blood and save lives here on Sunday.Various schools, corporate ... Read more...

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Asian Games swimming: No medals for India on last day


November 18th, 2010 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 18 (IANS) India rounded off the swimming competitions of the Asian Games here Thursday with a dismal sixth-place finish in the 4x100m men's medley team event.Melkote Badrinath, Sandeep Sejwal, Rehan ... Read more...

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Asian Games: Four bronzes for India on day four (Roundup)


November 16th, 2010 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 16 (IANS) Gymnast Ashish Kumar, swimmer Virdhawal Khade, chess International Master Harika Dronavalli and wushu exponent Bimoljit Singh Tuesday claimed a bronze apiece for India at the Asian Games on ... Read more...

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Asian Games badminton: Jwala-Ashwini bow out in pre-quarters (Lead)


November 16th, 2010 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 16 (IANS) Commonwealth Games gold medallists Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa of India lost to second-seeded Chinese Tian Qin and Zhao Yunlei 10-21, 5-21 in the women's doubles pre-quarterfinals to ... Read more...

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Swimmer Khade wins Asiad bronze, boxer Suranjoy, shuttlers, paddlers advance (Evening Lead)


November 16th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 16 (IANS) Swimmer Virdhawal Khade surprised everyone by winning a bronze, while boxer Suranjoy Singh, shuttlers Jwala-Ashwini and paddlers Sharath-Saha advanced into the next rounds on the fourth day of ... Read more...

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Asian Games: Indian shuttlers, paddlers advance (Afternoon Lead)


November 16th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 16 (IANS) Shuttlers Jwala-Ashwini and paddlers Sharath-Saha advanced into the next round but the women's hockey team went down 0-3 to Japan and India's judo campaign ended on the fourth ... Read more...

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Asian Games badminton: Jwala-Ashwini in doubles pre-quarters


November 16th, 2010 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 16 (IANS) Commonwealth Games gold medallists Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa moved into the pre-quarterfinals of the badminton women's doubles, going past Thailand's Savitree Amitrapai and P. Munkitchokecharoen at the ... Read more...

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Asian Games: Indian men, women lose in badminton team event


November 13th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 13 (IANS) The Indian men and women's badminton teams bowed out of the first round after losing to Chinese Taipei and Indonesia at the 16th Asian Games here Saturday.In the ... Read more...

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Punjab pacifies CWG medallists with prize money hike


November 4th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 4 (IANS) Facing resentment of players over being payed much lesser amounts than their counterparts in Haryana, the Punjab government Thursday hiked the prize money for the Commonwealth Games medallists ... Read more...

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Banerjee assures jobs to CWG, other medal winners


October 29th, 2010 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 28 (IANS) Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday assured jobs to several Commonwealth Games (CWG) medal winners and other sportspersons and announced that her department will set up four academies ... Read more...

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Archery coach Lenin dies in Vijaywada car mishap


October 24th, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Vijaywada (Andhra Pradesh), Oct. 24 (ANI): Archery coach Ch Lenin died in a car accident in Vijaywada on Sunday.Two Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games silver medallists - Ch Jignas and Ritul Chatterjee - ... Read more...

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No regrets over missing two medals: Gagan Narang


October 23rd, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 23 (IANS) Ace shooter Gagan Narang, who won four gold medals at the Delhi Commonwealth Games (CWG), returned home to a warm welcome here Saturday and said he had no ... Read more...

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Two CWG gold medallists in weightlifting squad for Asian Games


October 21st, 2010 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWLF) Thursday announced a 13-member squad, that also includes two Commonwealth Games gold medallist, for the Nov 12-27 Asian Games at Guangzhou in ... Read more...

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Six CWG gold medal winning wrestlers in Asian Games squad


October 19th, 2010 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) Tuesday announced an 18-member squad for the Asian Games that includes six Commonwealth Games gold medallists and leaves out an ... Read more...

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Delhi to reward city’s CWG medallists


October 18th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Delhi government Monday declared cash rewards for all the capital's sportspersons who won medals at the Commonwealth Games which concluded Oct 14. The capital's 10 ... Read more...

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Haryana CWG medal winners to get cars too!


October 16th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 16 (IANS) All medal winners of the 2010 New Delhi Commonwealth Games (CWG) hailing from Haryana will get Maruti cars as prize besides the cash rewards already announced by ... Read more...

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Badminton gold medallists Saina Nehwal, Jwala Gutta cheered in Hyderabad


October 16th, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0By Omar FarooqHyderabad, Oct.16 (ANI): Ace badminton players Saina Nehwal and Jwala Gutta returned to their hometown in Andhra Pradesh here on Saturday.Family members and ... Read more...

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