international competitions

Russian hand in shooter Vijay’s Olympics success


August 3rd, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) India's Olympic silver medallist shooter Vijay Kumar should thank his Russian coach Pavel Smirnov for his success at the 2012 London Games.The Russian's appointment was a ... Read more...

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Olympic fencing: Second seed Li crashes out


July 30th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) Second seed and world champion Li Na of China was bundled out of the Olympic women's fencing competition after she lost to defending champion Britta Heidemann ... Read more...

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Spain, Argentina bring high hopes to Olympic basketball


July 28th, 2012 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS/EFE) The Spanish, Argentine and Brazilian Olympic men's basketball squads will all be battling for podium spots and looking to pull off a huge upset over a ... Read more...

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Leverkusen extends contract with coaches


May 16th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, May 16 (IANS) German Bundesliga football side Bayer Leverkusen has agreed with coaches Sascha Lewandowski and Sami Hyypia on a contract extension until 2015."Sascha Lewandowski and Sami Hyypia have ... Read more...

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Golfer Rachel Connor arrested in Florida for DUI


March 8th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Florida, Mar 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) British professional golfer Rachel Connor has been arrested in Florida for driving under influence. The 21-year-old was arrested near Saratosa, south of Tampa, on Wednesday night. TMZ ... Read more...

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Kenya bars students from foreign competition


February 17th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Feb 17 (IANS) Athletics Kenya (AK) wants to bar school athletes from taking part in international competitions this year -- because they are scoring poorly academically.Chairman Isaiah Kiplagat said ... Read more...

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Chinese coach to train Myanmar gymnasts


December 31st, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Dec 31 (IANS) Chinese gymnastics professional Yan Yunying is training Myanmar coaches and youths at a camp here to help the country develop the sport and get ... Read more...

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Sodhi wins gold in World Cup shooting final


October 4th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) Defending champion Ronjan Sodhi won gold in double trap shooting at the World Cup final defeating China's Hu Binyuan in a nail-biting tiebreaker finish at ... Read more...

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FIH decision unfortunate,uncalled for: IOA


September 6th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) called the International Hockey Federation's (FIH) decision to shift the men's Champion's Trophy out of India "unfortunate and uncalled for" ... Read more...

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India lose Champions Trophy


September 6th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 6 (IANS) The 2011 men's Champions Trophy will not be held in India as originally scheduled but will be shifted to another venue which will be announced within ... Read more...

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London Olympics can see a record number of Indian shooters


June 12th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Indian guns are booming loud and clear and the wagers are already on in the shooting circles on the number of medals India is ... Read more...

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Senior national hockey championship in Bhopal June 10-19


May 26th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The senior national hockey championship will be held at Bhopal from June 10 to 19.This is the first senior national championship organised by Hockey India ... Read more...

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Eight Indian boxers to take part in Belgrade tournament


April 15th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) An eight-member Indian boxing team will take part in the "Belgrade Winner 2011" championships in Serbia April 20-24.Announcing this, the Indian Amateur Boxing Federation ... Read more...

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Sports ministry launches ‘Opex London 2012′ to prepare athletes


March 3rd, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Sports minister Ajay Maken Thursday launched the ambitious "Operation Excellence London 2012" to prepare Indian athletes for the London Olympics.Maken said after the success of ... Read more...

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Cardiff builder named world’s number one sea angler


February 13th, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 13 (ANI): A Cardiff builder has been ranked the world number one sea angler.To mark the 'fantastic achievement, the Welsh Federation of Sea Anglers presented Joe Arch with a trophy.But ... Read more...

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Commonwealth Games sports facilities would be fully utilized, assures Ajay Maken


February 5th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 5 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Ajay Maken today said the stadia constructed for the 19th Commonwealth Games would be fully utilised.While on his ... Read more...

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Boeing withdraws from Indian midair tanker tender


January 20th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Boeing has withdrawn from the midair tanker tender floated by the Indian Air Force (IAF) in September 2010.That leaves only the European Airbus A330 MRTT and the ... Read more...

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Sports activities begin after Kashmir Valley unrest


December 29th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
By Afzal BhatSrinagar, Dec.29 (ANI): After six months of unrest in the Kashmir Valley, children and youngsters have resumed playing games like rugby, soccer and cricket and playgrounds are flourishing with various ... Read more...

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U.S. soccer star Landon Donovan files for divorce


December 24th, 2010 - 2:15 am ICT by BNO News
LOS ANGELES (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. soccer star Landon Donovan has filed for divorce from actress Bianca Kajilich.28-year-old Donovan, who has shined in international competitions such as previous Wold Cups, officially filed ... Read more...

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Punjab Games to have rich cash incentives


November 10th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 10 (IANS) In a bid to promote sports in the state, the Punjab government will organise Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh Punjab Games from Dec 4-12."The idea behind the state level Games ... Read more...

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Russian hand in shooters’ golden show


October 10th, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Abhishek Roy New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) Indian Army shooters setting the Karni Singh Shooting Range on fire in the Commonwealth Games to bag gold medals have a Russian connection. Their ... Read more...

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India’s helping hand for Trinidad and Tobago hockey (Lead)


October 7th, 2010 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Anand Philar New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) Trinidad and Tobago women's hockey team scored their first goal in three matches at the Commonwealth Games here Thursday. With that they ... Read more...

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Indian shooters aim to cross Melbourne medal tally


September 12th, 2010 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
(Attn Editors: This is the fifth of the previews discussing India's chances in various disciplines at the New Delhi Commonwealth Games Oct 3-14. The piece is on shooting.) By Abhishek RoyNew Delhi, ... Read more...

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Sports ministry to CGOC: Give interest-free loan to weightlifting body


August 24th, 2010 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The sports ministry and the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (CGOC) seems to be in a deadlock over the issue of bailing out the Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWLF) ... Read more...

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Weightlifting body looks for loan to pay doping fine


August 21st, 2010 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Miffed at the indifference of the sports ministry and the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), the Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWLF) Saturday said it is being forced to ... Read more...

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No question of recognising IHF again, says FIH official


August 7th, 2010 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) International Hockey Federation (FIH) vice-president Antonio Von Ondarza said Saturday that the international body will only recognise Hockey India (HI) as the custodian of the sport in ... Read more...

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Sports ministry recognises Gill-led IHF (Lead)


August 6th, 2010 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The sports ministry Friday recognised the K.P.S Gill-led Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) as the sole governing body of the sport and asked the world body to follow ... Read more...

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China’s Guangzhou city ready to host Asian Games, as Delhi struggles with CWG 2010


July 27th, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 27 (ANI): Even as New Delhi continues to wrestle with meeting construction and city upkeep deadlines for the 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG) to be held in October, the Chinese ... Read more...

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FIFA to continue monitoring situation with Nigeria FA


July 6th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 6 (DPA) FIFA will continue to keep an eye on Nigeria even though President Goodluck Jonathan has reversed his decision to suspend the country's national football teams from all international ... Read more...

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FIFA warn Nigeria of dire consequences


July 3rd, 2010 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 3 (DPA) The future of football in Nigeria will be compromised if the government fails to rescind a self-imposed ban on the country's teams, the ruling body FIFA said. A letter ... Read more...

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FIFA gives Nigeria Monday deadline on team suspension


July 2nd, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 2 (DPA) FIFA has given Nigeria's government until Monday to cancel its suspension of the national football team from international competition or get the boot from FIFA, football's ruling body ... Read more...

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Vijender bats for AC practice halls


June 23rd, 2010 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Olympic bronze medalist Vijender Singh Wednesday said air-conditioned practice facilities will help pugilists prepare better for the Commonwealth Games in October. "There is no air-conditioned boxing hall ... Read more...

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Candians Ken, Rob have 300 international hockey caps


March 2nd, 2010 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) For Canada's two hockey veterans, Ken Pereira and Rob Short, the ongoing World Cup will be special. The duo Monday earned their 300th international cap against New ... Read more...

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Haryana to set up state sports authority


February 14th, 2010 - 3:18 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 14 (IANS) In a bid to promote sports, the Haryana government will constitute a body on the lines of the Sports Authority of India (SAI), a minister said Saturday. "Besides sports ... Read more...

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IOA secretary-general urges transparent governance


February 1st, 2010 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Indian Olympic Association (IOA) secretary general Randhir Singh has called on the national sports federations (NSFs) and state Olympic associations to concentrate on good, transparent governance, shunning ... Read more...

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