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President to visit Bengal from Friday


September 13th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will begin a four-day visit to West Bengal from Friday, said an official statement here.This will be Mukherjee's first visit to ... Read more...

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Putin envisions Russia as Paralympic powerhouse


September 11th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia must anchor its position among the leaders of the world Paralympic movement and more broadly ensure equal opportunities for all, President Vladimir Putin said ... 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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Five Paralympic golds leave Savchenko incredulous


September 8th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Winning five gold medals in the London 2012 Paralympic pool has left swimmer Oksana Savchenko incredulous.The 21-year-old Russian set a new world record to claim ... Read more...

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Paralympics: China’s gold rush continues


September 8th, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 8 (IANS) China kept up its gold-taking momentum here at the Paralympics, boosting its gold total to 83.The Asian giant clinched 13 gold medals Friday, reports Xinhua.Meanwhile, Australian ... 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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Golden girl in Paralympic pool


September 5th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 5 (IANS) Boasting two gold medals and a new world record at the London Paralympics, the 17-year-old British swimmer Eleanor Simmonds has long held the limelight in the ... 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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Swimmers raise China’s Paralympic gold tally to 46


September 4th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 4 (IANS) Chinese swimmers surged to collect five gold medals at the London Paralympics Monday, raising China's gold tally to 46 after Day 5 of competitions.China, which clinched ... Read more...

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Paralympic discus gold for Russia


September 1st, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Alexei Ashapatov has hurled his way to Paralympic gold in the men's discus for athletes who use wheelchairs, setting a new world record along ... Read more...

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Usain Bolt hangs out with Sir Alex Fegurson


August 27th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Jamaican king of sprint Usain Bolt was seen with Manchester United’s Sir Alex Fegurson after the game on Saturday where Manchester United beat Fulham with three goals ... Read more...

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Sprint legend Quarrie says team support boosted Jamaica


August 22nd, 2012 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica), Aug 22 (IANS/CMC) Legendary Jamaican sprinter Donald Quarrie says team support played a significant part in his country's record medal haul at the London Olympics.Quarrie, regarded as one of ... Read more...

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China wants to boost badminton abroad


August 19th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 19 (IANS) Badminton giant China is ready to spread its expertise abroad for the game's betterment, China Daily reported Sunday.China's dominance in badminton has raised concerns about the ... 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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Chinese swimming star Sun Yang aims higher


August 17th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 17 (IANS) China's double Olympic gold medallist Sun Yang vowed Friday to work hard for greater success.The 20-year-old swimmer made a big splash in the 2012 London Olympics ... Read more...

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Ugandan parliament honours Olympic gold winner


August 17th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kampala, Aug 17 (IANS) The Ugandan parliament has held a special session in honour of Olympics marathon winner Stephen Kiprotich, the country's sole gold medallist in London.During the session Thursday, ... Read more...

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Russian gymnasts had phones confiscated at Olympics


August 16th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's victorious rhythmic gymnasts had their telephones and computers confiscated before the Olympics to stop them being distracted, a member of the winning team said ... Read more...

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Russia unhappy at not winning weightlifting gold


August 16th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 16 (IANS) Russia's failure to win a gold in the weightlifting competition at the London Olympics was "uncomfortable" but not the fault of the coaching staff, the head ... Read more...

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Kenya’s fall, rise and then fall again in London


August 14th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 14 (IANS) Just as Kenya was beginning to celebrate its improved status in sports, the 2012 London Olympic Games dragged it back into the abyss. They could win ... Read more...

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South Africa tops continent’s medal standings


August 14th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Aug 14 (IANS) South African athletes won more medals than any other African country at the London Olympics but fell short of the projected tally, authorities said.South Africa ... Read more...

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Russian PM exhorts athletes to do best at Sochi Games


August 14th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 14 (IANS) Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has expressed the hope that Russian athletes would do their best at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.With the conclusion of the ... 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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Usain Bolt turns DJ to celebrate his world record


August 13th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The biggest star of the London Olympic Games celebrated his world record win by turning into a DJ and spinning some records. The Jamaican athlete who has ... Read more...

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US claim basketball gold, Ugandan marathon (Overall World Roundup)


August 13th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS) Kevin Durant scored a game-high 30 points as the US edged Spain 107-100 to retain the Olympic men's basketball title while marathon runner ... Read more...

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Rogge lauds athletes, says Olympics happy and glorious (Lead)


August 13th, 2012 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS) Olympic Games are over for the thousands of athletes who had shed tears and sweat to get to London. It's time for them to party.International ... Read more...

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Olympics: Late gold rush saves Russia’s blushes ahead of Sochi


August 13th, 2012 - 7:39 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Seven days after the opening ceremony, the Russians were faced with a nightmare scenario. Three gold medals in the first week left one of the ... Read more...

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Olympics: Bolt leads Jamaica to record sprint relay gold


August 12th, 2012 - 3:15 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Usain Bolt led Jamaica to the 4x100 metres Olympic gold in a world record time Saturday.Bolt took on the baton with a one-metre lead and ... Read more...

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For Yogeshwar, London was ‘now or never’


August 12th, 2012 - 2:43 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt always believed that it was "now or never" for him at the London Games.On Saturday, the 29-year-old finally clinched the bronze ... Read more...

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Brazilian beach volleyball veteran eyes Rio Games


August 11th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 11 (IANS) London Olympic beach volleyball silver medallist Emanuel Rego has refused to rule out extending his career to the age of 43 at the Rio ... Read more...

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Poverty led Colombian medallist to wrestling


August 11th, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Aug 11 (IANS/EFE) Colombian wrestler Jackeline Renteria, who at age 25 has won the second Olympic bronze medal of her career, in 1999 chose wrestling classes that were free ... Read more...

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Olympic swimming: Russia clinch synchronised team title fourth time


August 11th, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) Russia's synchronised swimmers clinched their fourth straight Olympic title in team event at London Olympics Friday, concluding their tour with a sweep of both duet and ... 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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Olympic wrestling: Russian Vorobieva pins down gold


August 10th, 2012 - 3:31 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti)Russian wrestler Natalia Vorobieva pinned down her opponent and the gold medal in the final of the women's 72 kg freestyle wrestling Thursday.Bulgaria's Stanka Zlateva won ... Read more...

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