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High performance hockey coaching camp begins


September 4th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 4 (IANS) Olympians and former international hockey players including Mohamad Riaz, B.J. Carriapa, Baljeet Singh Saini, Surinder Kaur and Sandeep Kaur are participating in the first High Performance ... Read more...

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India will aim at 25 medals in 2020 Olympics


August 16th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Sports Minister Ajay Maken said Thursday that India will aim at winning 25 medals in the 2020 Olympics."Looking at India's performance in this year's ... Read more...

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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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Brand wants to have sex with Olympians


August 9th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 9 (IANS) British Comedian Russell Brand says he wants to head back to England after hearing many of the London 2012 Olympians are getting close with each ... Read more...

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Proud of US Olympic team’s hard work: Obama


August 5th, 2012 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has paid tribute to American sportspersons participating in the London Olympics and Paralympics for their hard work and sacrifice."We could not ... Read more...

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Olympic hockey: India to play only for pride against Korea (Preview)


August 4th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) The Indian hockey team will be hoping for a win against Asian rivals South Korea in the London Olympics Sunday, following three straight defeats which have ... Read more...

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Designer outfits for Filipino Olympians at London


June 20th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, June 20 (IANS) Filipino athletes who will participate in the opening parade of the London Olympics in July will be wearing clothes designed by top Filipino designer Rajo Laurel.The ... Read more...

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US fighting childhood obesity with sports


May 15th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 15 (IANS) In an effort to fight childhood obesity, Olympic authorities and sports organisations in the United States are initiating participation of about 1.7 million children in Olympic ... Read more...

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Russia targets 25 gold medals in London Olympics


April 20th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 20 (IANS) Russia has set a minimum target of 25 gold medals at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, in a bid to reach a top-three place in ... Read more...

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BOA recommends changes to world anti-doping code


April 12th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 12 (IANS) The World Anti-Doping Association (WADA) has "followed the wrong course" and should return to four-year sanctions for drug cheats, according to the British Olympic Association (BOA).BOA ... Read more...

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India asks IOC to drop Dow as Olympic sponsor


February 27th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Indian government Monday asked International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge to remove Dow Chemicals as the sponsor of the 2012 London Games.In a ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh to set up museum after Dhyan Chand


January 24th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 24 (IANS) A museum in the memory of hockey legend Dhyan Chand will come up in Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced.Dhyan Chand, who ... Read more...

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WSH organisers want government to mediate with HI


December 10th, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) The organisers of the World Series Hockey (WSH) seem to be looking up to the Union sports ministry to broker peace between them and Hockey ... Read more...

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IOA to form Athletes Commission


November 22nd, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has decided to set up an 11-member Athletes Commission that will be selected by sportspersons who have qualified for the ... Read more...

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Quarrelling officials leave Bhopal hockey in ruins


June 19th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, June 19 (IANS) The national hockey championship is being played in this Madhya Pradesh capital but there is no team to represent the state, thanks to the warring factions ... Read more...

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Australia hoping to win FIFA World Cup bid with feminine charms


November 25th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 25 (ANI): It looks like Australia is hoping to persuade FIFA bosses in the World Cup bid by sending a female-led delegation to Zurich where the decision on who ... Read more...

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Pakistan hockey team’s defeat shameful: Former Olympians


October 11th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 11 (IANS) Former Pakistan hockey Olympians and international stars attributed "faulty defence" as the prime reason for the team's "shameful" defeat to India in the Commonwealth Games, a media ... Read more...

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Queen’s Baton reaches Hyderabad


August 14th, 2010 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 14 (IANS) The Queen's Baton for the 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG) reached this Andhra Pradesh capital Saturday to a rousing reception. A.K. Parida, principal secretary to Andhra Pradesh government, sports, received ... Read more...

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Panel submits report to HI on sexual harrasement charges (Lead)


July 23rd, 2010 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The committee probing the sexual harrasement charges against former women's national hockey coach Maharaj Kishan Kaushik Friday submitted its report to Hockey India (HI). The committee felt it ... Read more...

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Probe panel submits report to Hockey India


July 23rd, 2010 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The five-member inquiry committee probing the allegations of sexual harrasement against women's national hockey coach Maharaj Kishan Kaushik Friday submitted its report to Hockey India (HI). ... Read more...

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Sexual harassment charge: Teammates to be quizzed


July 22nd, 2010 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The Hockey India committee looking into allegations of sexual harrasment against former women's hockey team coach M.K Kaushik will also talk to some of the players who ... Read more...

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Zafar finds hockey player’s allegations weak


July 21st, 2010 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Former India captain Zafar Iqbal, a member of the Hockey India (HI) committee looking into charges of sexual harassment against national women's coach Maharaj Kishan Kaushik, Wednesday ... Read more...

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World Cup rekindles hopes of Hyderabad’s football revival


June 24th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Mohammed Shafeeq Hyderabad, June 24 (IANS) The World Cup has rekindled interest among football fans in this city that has produced 15 Olympians and 150 internationals. Former Olympians feel that, if nurtured ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s hockey legends want PHF secretary sacked


April 14th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
By Omar Khalid Karachi, April 14 (IANS) Pakistan's hockey crisis that was triggered by the national team's disastrous last-place finish in the World Cup in New Delhi continues unabated with former greats renewing ... Read more...

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‘Alice in Wonderland’ tops weekend box office


March 8th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 8 (ANI): Tim Burton and Johnny Depp's 'Alice in Wonderland' has topped the weekend box office after raking in 116.3 million dollars.According to studio estimates, 'Brooklyn's Finest' came second ... Read more...

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Pakistan hockey team blasted for losing to India


March 1st, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Omar Khalid Karachi, March 1 (IANS) Pakistan's hockey team was slammed by the country's former players following the disappointing 1-4 defeat against arch rivals India in their World Cup opener in New ... Read more...

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‘Shutter Island’ tops box office for second week running, ‘Avatar’ sets record


March 1st, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio's 'Shutter Island' has topped the box office for second week running, while James Cameron's 'Avatar' has become the first movie ever to surpass ... Read more...

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Bollywood’s My Name is Khan sets UK B.O. record


February 17th, 2010 - 11:29 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb. 17 (ANI): Indian superstar Shah Rukh Khan-starrer My Name is Khan has become Bollywood's most successful box office opener in Britian.The movie, which was engulfed in controversy during release ... Read more...

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‘Valentine’s Day’ tops weekend box office


February 15th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): Star-studded romantic comedy 'Valentine's Day' has topped the weekend box office after raking in 52.4 million dollars.According to studio estimates, 'Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief' ... Read more...

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Salwan cross-country attracts 30,000 students


November 7th, 2009 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 7(IANS) Around 30,000 students from across the country will vie for the gold medal at the Salwan Cross Country Run at the Army Equestrian Centre here Sunday. The "marathon" in ... Read more...

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Salwan race draws 30,000 school kids this year


October 29th, 2009 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Come November, school children from across the country gather in the national capital for the Salwan cross-country run, and the 15th edition of the eagerly awaited ... Read more...

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Rio’s choice opens door for Africa, Munich


October 4th, 2009 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Oct 4 (DPA) The selection of Rio de Janeiro to host the 2016 Olympics was not only good news for South America, but for various future bidders as well. Rio was ... Read more...

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Obama to use international popularity to bring 2016 Olympics to Chicago


September 29th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep.29 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has said that he will leverage his international popularity to try to bring the 2016 Olympics to his hometown of Chicago.Obam will be ... Read more...

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Rio expects thumbs up from olympic committee


September 24th, 2009 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 24 (DPA) When Rio de Janeiro announced its third bid to host the Olympic Games, chances of success seemed very slim. Problems like urban violence, chaotic traffic and pollution ... Read more...

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Indian woman recurve archers shine in Asian Grand Prix


September 18th, 2009 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) India's women recurve archers lifted the spirits after a poor showing by their men counterparts as four of them moved into the semifinals Friday, thus ensuring all the ... Read more...

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