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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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Mel C had a drunken fight with Mel B


August 27th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Mel C of the ‘Spice Girls’ recently revealed that she once had a drunken fight with fellow group member Mel B. She said that they had a ... Read more...

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Athlete beau inspires Brook to workout


August 21st, 2012 - 3:56 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 21 (IANS) Model-actress Kelly Brook has started taking her fitness regime extremely seriously, thanks to her beau, a former rugby ace.The "Piranha 3D" star admits the recent London ... Read more...

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Briton held for peeping into Chinese women swimmers changing room


August 15th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 15 (IANS) A Briton has pleaded guilty to voyeurism after he was caught spying on the Chinese women's swimming team during the London Olympics in their changing room.Declan ... Read more...

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Olympics: Colombian president hails first gold


August 11th, 2012 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos celebrated the country's first gold medal in the women's BMX (Bicycle Motocross) at the London 2012 Olympics.Santos thanked cyclist Mariana Pajon ... Read more...

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Forget winning 200m title, Bolt tells Blake


August 8th, 2012 - 2:47 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS/CMC) Two-time men's Olympic 100 metres champion Usain Bolt says he has told compatriot and training partner Yohan Blake not to think about winning the men's 200 metres ... Read more...

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Glad to see Olympics medal tally increasing: Big B


August 7th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 7 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has hailed Indian woman boxer Mary Kom's Olympics win and says he is glad to see India's medal tally increasing over the ... Read more...

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Morrissey’s comments on Olympics raise a buzz


August 6th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Morrissey is comparing the London 2012 Olympics to the Nazi Germany. He says that the enthusiasm that the people of Great Britain have for their Olympics team ... Read more...

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Iranian Greco-Roman wrestler wins gold at London Olympics


August 6th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) Iran's four-time world champion Hamid Sourian won the country's first gold medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games, defeating Azerbaijan's Greco-Roman wrestler Roshan Bayramov in the ... Read more...

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Olympic flame moved and later re-lit


July 31st, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) On Sunday evening, something extraordinary happened at the Olympics. The Olympic flame for the London 2012 Olympics was extinguished, moved and later relit. It is said that ... Read more...

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Archery spectators turned away from Lord’s


July 28th, 2012 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Hundreds of spectators for the archery event at the London 2012 Olympics Games were turned away from the Lord's cricket ground on the opening day, Friday, ... Read more...

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UN chief to carry Olympic torch


July 25th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 25 (IANS) United Nations (UN) secretary-general Ban Ki-moon will visit London July 26-28, during which he will carry the Olympic torch on the final leg of its ... Read more...

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Coe promises ’safe and secure’ Games


July 21st, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) The Chairman of the London 2012 Olympics, Sebastian Coe, has promised that the Games will be "safe and secure".Speaking on BBC radio, Coe responded to questions ... Read more...

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Kalmadi eyes London trip during Olympics


July 12th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Former Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee (OC) chairman and graft accused Suresh Kalmadi Thursday moved a Delhi court seeking permission to attend a meeting in ... Read more...

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More London Olympic tickets going on sale


May 15th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 15 (IANS) More tickets are being put on sale for people who were unsuccessful in securing entry to see the London 2012 Olympics.About one million people who failed ... Read more...

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Capello resigns, Stuart checks in as caretaker England boss


February 9th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 9 (IANS) With just five months left for the Euro 2012, England football is in turmoil with the resignation of national team manager Fabio Capello over differences with ... Read more...

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FIFA awards UAE win in Olympic qualifier


February 8th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 8 (IANS) FIFA has ruled that the Iraq national team fielded an ineligible player in an Olympic qualifying match last November, and thus awarded a 3-0 victory ... Read more...

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Pink Floyd to unite for London Olympics?


January 4th, 2012 - 6:32 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 4 (IANS) Rock band Pink Floyd is likely to get back together to perform at London 2012 Olympics."It's long been made clear it would take something very ... Read more...

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Sebastian Coe dismisses concerns over security of London 2012


December 10th, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 10 (IANS) Sebastian Coe, president of the organising committee of the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games, said here Saturday that the Games will be safe and smooth ... Read more...

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Dwyer receives FIH ‘Player of the year’ award


December 10th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Auckland, Dec 10 (IANS) Australian hockey superstar Jamie Dwyer was honoured with the men's FIH Player of the Year for 2011 while compatriot Matthew Swann won the Young Player award.It ... Read more...

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Pakistan hockey chief says keen on bilateral ties with India


October 11th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Oct 11 (IANS) The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF)says it is keen on reviving active hockey ties with India and it is working at all levels to see the two ... Read more...

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Iran, Belarus, Turkey dominate wrestling championship


September 14th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, Sep 14 (IANS) Iran, Belarus and Turkey split the gold medals in the men's Greco-Roman categories at the 2011 senior World Wrestling Championship here.In the 60kg class, the gold ... Read more...

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Indian archers will target Olympic berth at World meet


June 30th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) The Indian archers will aim to qualify for the London 2012 Olympics at the 46th World Outdoor Target Archery Championship in Turin, Italy, July 3-10.For ... Read more...

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IOC chief dismisses Iran claim that London Olympics logo is racist


March 2nd, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 2 (ANI): International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge has dismissed claims by Iran that the London 2012 Olympics logo spells the word "Zion" and is racist.The Iranian National Olympic ... Read more...

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Oz swimmer Klim comes out of retirement, eying Olympics comeback


February 14th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 14 (ANI): Retired Australian swimmer Michael Klim will return to competitive swimming with a view to competing at the London 2012 Olympics.Responding to media speculation, Klim this afternoon announced that ... Read more...

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Oz sprint coach says Thorpe must shed kilos for Olympics comeback


February 4th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb.4 (ANI): Respected sprint coach Grant Stoelwinder believes Ian Thorpe will need to reshape his physique and swim faster than he ever has before to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games.Thorpe ... Read more...

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Thorpe’s comeback announcement praised and panned on Twitter


February 2nd, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb.2 (ANI): Swimming champion Ian Thorpe's announcement Wednesday that he will aim to compete in the London 2012 Olympics has been both praised and widely panned on social networking sites ... Read more...

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Stella McCartney Bags The Opportunity Of Designing Costumes For Team GB London 2012 And Paralympics


January 15th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
The 2012 Olympics are almost a year away and the preparations for the gala event have already started taking place at every level. The Olympics are one of the most ... Read more...

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Ponnappa says she and Gutta were unlucky at Guangzhou


December 3rd, 2010 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) India's Ashwini Ponnappa, who won the women's doubles gold in badminton with Jwala Gutta at the New Delhi Commonwealth Games, feels they were unlucky to make an ... Read more...

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Foreign coach, overseas training must for London Olympics: Deepika


December 3rd, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Ace archer Deepika Kumari feels India need a foreign coach besides regular overseas trips to have a realistic chance of winning medals at London 2012 Olympics.Deepika, who ... Read more...

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‘Security-a key strategy for London 2012 Olympics venue protection’


November 26th, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 26 (ANI): In the midst of fears that the London 2012 Olympics venue could be targeted by terrorists, the British Security Minister Baroness Neville-Jones has assured that providing adequate security ... Read more...

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Dywer, Aymar win international hockey awards


November 13th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Montreux (Switzerland), Nov 13 (IANS) Australia's Jamie Dwyer and Luciana Aymar of Argentina were voted 2010 International Hockey Federation's (FIH) Players of the Year, with Germany's Tobias Hauke and Zhao Yudiao of ... Read more...

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India expecting first Asian Games medals from Bindra, Narang


November 12th, 2010 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 12 (IANS) India will be expecting its first medal from the 16th Asian Games here when its two leading marksmen Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra and Gagan Narang take their ... Read more...

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Commonwealth Games more important than ever: London Olympics chief


October 13th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 13 (ANI): The chairman of the London 2012 Olympics organising committee, Lord Coe, has said that the Commonwealth Games continue to have a significance far beyond the sporting arena. ... Read more...

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Muslim extremists plotting to paralyze rail networks during London Olympics


August 30th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 30 (ANI): Terrorist outfits are plotting a rail mayhem to coincide with the London 2012 Olympics, it has been revealed.Muslim prisoners are getting calls from terrorist masterminds instructing them to ... Read more...

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