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Saina as thrilled at Sindhu’s showing as her Rs.40 crore deal


September 19th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) London Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal is as delighted at her Andhra colleague Pusarla Venkata Sindhu's "brilliant showing" in the Chinese Masters Super Series as ... Read more...

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Bhupathi-AITA trade charges against each other (Roundup)


September 18th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Star tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi and the All India Tennis Association (AITA) Tuesday traded charges, with the player threatening to take legal action against the ... Read more...

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AITA reacts strongly to Bhupathi’s charges


September 18th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The All India Tennis Association (AITA) Tuesday hit back strongly against the charges levelled at it by tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi saying the player was ... Read more...

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Olympic champion gymnast Kanaeva: I won’t quit yet


September 13th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Double Olympic champion rhythmic gymnast Evgenia Kanaeva has not retired and is just taking time off after the London Games, she said Thursday.The 17-time world ... Read more...

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Two Russian athletes disqualified for doping at Paralympics


September 9th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 9 (IANS) Two Russian powerlifters have been disqualified from the London Paralympics for doping, the country's Paralympic Committee said.Vadim Rakitin and Nikolai Marfin took a drug named neotropin ... Read more...

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14 Pakistanis sign up for Hockey India League auction


September 9th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) The vastly experienced Sohail Abbas is among 14 Pakistan hockey stars who have signed up for the inaugural Hockey India League to be held from ... Read more...

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US Open: India’s Somdev makes a first-round exit


August 28th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 28 (IANS) India's Somdev Devvarman made a first round exit from the men's singles of the US Open tennis tournament, going down to Spaniard Ruben Ramirez ... Read more...

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Never blamed Nobbs for London debacle: Shivendra


August 24th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) India's star forward Shivendra Singh said it was not chief coach Michael Nobbs but the team's planning that was responsible for the eight-time Olympic champions' ... 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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Indian boxers need to punch with more meat


August 18th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Four years ago, when Vijender Singh won India's first Olympic boxing medal, the sport received a shot in the fist. No less than eight boxers, ... Read more...

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Isinbayeva eyes gold in 2016 Olympics


August 18th, 2012 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 18 (IANS) Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva intends to take part in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics and is confident of winning the gold, her coach said ... 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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Medal will motivate me to bigger things: Saina Nehwal


August 17th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) India's Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal Friday said her medal at the London Games would motivate her to attain greater heights in badminton.At a ... Read more...

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Plans to revive hockey - in hues of pink and blue


August 17th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 17 (IANS) With the present Indian hockey team giving its worst performance in the London Olympics, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal wants a colourful revival ... Read more...

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Britain offers help to Brazil for World Cup, Olympics


August 17th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 17 (IANS) Britain has offered to help Brazil prepare for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games.In a letter issued Thursday, the British consulate in ... Read more...

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No pomp as downcast Kenyans return from London Games


August 16th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Kenyan Olympic contingent returned home from the London Games downcast over a less than expected performance that saw it finish in 28th position with just ... Read more...

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Brazil starts preparations for Confederations Cup


August 15th, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janerio, Aug 15 (IANS) Brazil's friendly football match against Sweden Wednesday will be the start of the "final straight" in their preparations for next year's Confederations Cup, according ... Read more...

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Afghan girls inspired by Kohistani going to Olympics


August 15th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
The lone Afghan girl to compete at the London Olympics, 23-year-old Kohistani failed to win any medal, but was thrilled to have represented the Afghan women in the London Olympics, ... Read more...

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Kremlin to honour Russian Olympic team


August 15th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS) Russian athletes returning from the London Olympics will be honoured at the Kremlin, Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko has said."I signed an order to honour you with ... Read more...

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Mary Kom slams level of refereeing at London Olympics


August 14th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Olympic bronze medallist M.C. Mary Kom Tuesday slammed the level of refereeing in the boxing competitions of the London Games.Mary Kom said the decision making ... Read more...

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Nobbs vows to carry on as India’s hockey coach


August 14th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) India's chief hockey coach Michael Nobbs Tuesday vowed to carry on even as he prepares a stinging report on the eight-time Olympic champions worst ever ... 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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Campbell-Brown eyes Rio 2016 despite London disappointment


August 14th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 14 (IANS/CMC) Jamaica's Veronica Campbell-Brown says she is eyeing a fifth consecutive Olympics despite her disappointing outing at the London Games.The marquee sprinter captured bronze in the 100 metres ... Read more...

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Sushil, Yogeshwar return home to hero’s welcome


August 14th, 2012 - 2:08 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) India's Olympic medal winning wrestlers Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt returned home late Monday night to a hero's welcome as hordes of supporters, including ... Read more...

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Sahara not to aid sports federations for London Games failure


August 13th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Sahara India Parivar will withdraw support to some Indian sports' federations whose workings have cost the country medals in the just concluded London Olympics, Chairman ... Read more...

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Sochi Olympics torch relay to be longest one


August 13th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 13 (IANS) Organisers of the Sochi Olympics said the torch relay of the 2014 Winter Games will be the longest and vowed to bring the audience a splendid ... Read more...

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China cheers for first Tibetan Olympic medallist


August 13th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Xining/London, Aug 13 (IANS) Choeyang Kyi grew up herding yaks on a plateau meadow, just like many other women from rural Tibet. Singing and praying accounted for much of her ... Read more...

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Belarus’ Ostapchuk stripped of gold for doping


August 13th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS) Belarus' Nadzeya Ostapchuk was stripped of the women's shot put gold medal at the London Games after she failed a drug test, the International Olympic Committee ... 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 terms London Olympics ‘happy & glorious’


August 13th, 2012 - 7:18 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS) International Olympic Committee (IOC) chief Jacques Rogge hailed the 2012 London Olympics as "happy and glorious" as he closed the 30th Summer Games."You have shown the ... Read more...

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Olympics: British PM announces more cash for athletes


August 13th, 2012 - 4:12 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that his government would find funding to maintain investment in elite Olympic athletes so that they can continue ... Read more...

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Haryana announces Rs.1.5 crore reward, land for Sushil


August 12th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 12 (IANS) Despite the wrestler being from Delhi's Najafgarh, the Haryana government Sunday announced a cash reward of Rs 1.5 crore along with land for Sushil Kumar ... Read more...

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Olympics: Sushil secures silver on concluding day (India Roundup)


August 12th, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Wrestler Sushil Kumar's silver Sunday made him the first individual athlete from India to win back-to-back medals at the Olympics and ensured the country's sixth ... Read more...

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The best Olympics for India (Review)


August 12th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) India will return with its best-ever Olympics medal tally from the London Games. If there is anything missing, it is a gold and that has ... Read more...

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Indian wrestling has a bright future: Sports minister


August 12th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) India's Sports Minister Ajay Maken said Sunday Sushil Kumar's back-to-back Olympic medals show that there is a bright future for wrestling in the country. ... Read more...

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