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Olympic rehearsals made Halliwell’s birthday bizarre


August 28th, 2012 - 4:38 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 28 (IANS) Singer Geri Halliwell said her 40th birthday was very "bizarre" as she spent the entire day rehearsing for the London Olympics closing ceremony."My actual birthday ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: Sushil Kumar assures sixth medal for India (Third Lead)


August 12th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Sushil Kumar assured India of a sixth medal at the London Olympics by powering into the men's 66 kg freestyle wrestling final at the ExCel ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: Sushil Kumar enters quarters


August 12th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) India's medal hope Sushil Kumar advanced to the quarterfinals in the men's 66 kg freestyle wrestling defeating Turkey's Ramazan Sahin 3-1 at the London Olympics ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: Azerbaijan’s Asgarov wins gold


August 12th, 2012 - 2:48 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Azerbaijan's Toghrul Asgarov won the gold medal in the men's freestyle 60 kg wrestling division at the Olympics Saturday.Asgarov defeated reigning World Champion Besik Kudukhov ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Farah adds 5000m title to 10000m gold


August 12th, 2012 - 2:45 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Britain's Mo Farah added the 5000 metres title to his 10000 metres gold medal at the London Olympics Saturday.Farah took the lead at the bell ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: Gold for Azerbaijan’s Sharifov


August 12th, 2012 - 2:45 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Sharif Sharifov gave Azerbaijan its second gold medal of the London Olympics with victory in the men's 84 kg freestyle wrestling Saturday.Reigning World Champion Sharifov ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: Bronze medals for Georgia and Iran


August 12th, 2012 - 2:44 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Georgia's Dato Marsagishvili and Iran's Ehsan Naser Lashgari won bronze medals in the men's 84 kg freestyle wrestling Saturday.Marsagishvili beat Belarusian grappler Soslan Gattsiev 3-1, ... Read more...

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Sports Minister hails bronze medallist Yogeshwar


August 12th, 2012 - 1:38 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) India's Sports Minister Ajay Maken hailed Yogeshwar Dutt after he won the bronze medal in the men's 66kg category to give the country its fifth ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: US breaks women’s 4×100m relay world record


August 12th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Allyson Felix ran the second leg to help the US win the women's 4x100m relay in world record time here Friday as the Americans pulled away ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: India’s Yogeshwar loses in pre-quarters (Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt lost his pre-quarterfinal bout to Besik Kudukhov of Russia in the men's 60kg event at the 2012 London Games here Saturday.The 30-year-old ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: India’s Yogeshwar in pre-quarters


August 11th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt qualified for the men's 60kg pre-quarterfinal, beating Bulgarian Anatolie Ilarionovitch Guidea in the first round of the 2012 London Games here Saturday.The ... Read more...

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Olympic 5,000m: Ethiopia’s Defar stuns Dibaba for gold


August 11th, 2012 - 6:43 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ethiopia's 2004 gold medallist Meseret Defar regained her Olympic 5,000 metres title Friday, powering dramatically past defending champion Tirunesh Dibaba in the final straight.Defar accelerated ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: Burroughs wrestles to gold in US-Iran match


August 11th, 2012 - 3:36 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Jordan Burroughs of the US took gold in a close final in the men's 74 kg against Saeed Goudarzi of Iran.With loud cheers from American ... 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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Olympic athletics: Sahana fails to qualify for finals


August 9th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Indian high jumper Sahana Kumari failed to make it past the qualification round at the London Olympics here Thursday.Sahana quite easily cleared her first jump of ... Read more...

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US Olympic BMX rider Brooke Crain crashes


August 9th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) BMX cycling kicked off yesterday at the Olympics. It is a game that interests a lot of people and thousands turned up to watch the kick off. ... Read more...

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Olympic: Algeria’s Makhloufi kicks to gold in 1,500m


August 8th, 2012 - 5:36 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Algeria's Taoufik Makhloufi won gold in the men's 1,500 metres Tuesday, a day after having his disqualification from the event revoked.Makhloufi, 24, put in a ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: Rezaei wins gold for Iran


August 8th, 2012 - 5:21 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran's Ghasem Gholamreza Rezaei grappled to Olympic wrestling gold in the men's 96kg division Tuesday, defeating Russia's Rustam Totrov on points in the final.Rezaei, 26, ... Read more...

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Olympic: Zakharov breaks Chinese dominance for diving gold


August 8th, 2012 - 4:06 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ilya Zakharov of Russia took diving gold in the men's three-metre springboard Tuesday, breaking 20 years of Chinese dominance in the event.The 21-year-old had the ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Algerian runner disqualified for not doing enough


August 7th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) Algerian athlete Taoufik Makhloufi has been excluded from participation in all further events at the London Olympics after he failed to try his best in a ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling : Lopez Nunez wins gold for Cuba


August 7th, 2012 - 3:23 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Cuba's Mijain Lopez Nunez won gold for Cuba in the men's 120 kg Greco-Roman wrestling Monday, beating Estonia's Heiki Nabi on points in the final.Lopez ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: Khugaev gives Russia gold


August 7th, 2012 - 2:47 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Wrestler Alan Khugaev brought Russia its sixth gold medal of the London Olympics Monday, beating Egypt's Karam Mohamed Gaber Ebrahim in the final of the ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: Iran’s Soryan Reihanpour wins gold


August 6th, 2012 - 3:15 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iranian wrestler Hamid Mohammad Soryan Reinhanpour won gold in the men's 55 kg Greco-Roman class Sunday, beating his Azerbaijani opponent Rovshan Bayramov in the final.Soryan ... Read more...

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Styles dating a girl his own age


August 5th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) After dating older women, teen singer Harry Style has surprised everyone by teaming up with model Cara Delevinge, who is almost his age.Style, 18 was seen ... Read more...

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Olympics football: Brazil captain Silva wary of South Korea


August 5th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Brazil football captain Thiago Silva said Sunday his team will ignore its status as favourites in Tuesday's Olympic semi-final against South Korea at Old Trafford.Brazil ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Sudha Singh fails to impress


August 4th, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) India's Sudha Singh finished 13th in heat 1 of the women's 3,000-metre steeplechase Saturday, thus ending her participation in the London Olympics.The Indian runner's time of ... Read more...

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Olympic shooting: Vijay Kumar qualifies for final


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Indian shooter Vijay Kumar qualified for the final round of the 25-metre rapid fire pistol event at the 2012 London Olympics here Friday.The 26-year-old clocked 585, ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Shot putter Om Prakash flops


August 3rd, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) India's athletics campaign at the London Games got off to a disappointing start with shot putter Om Prakash Singh faltering in the qualification round and finishing ... Read more...

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Olympic: Narang misses 50m rifle prone qualification, Karmakar in


August 3rd, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Gagan Narang, India's lone medallist in the London Olympics so far, failed to make the final of the men's 50 metres rifle prone event here ... Read more...

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Gyurta wins 200m breaststroke gold, sets world record


August 2nd, 2012 - 2:28 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Hungary's double world champion Daniel Gyurta won the 200 metres breaststroke gold Wednesday, setting a new world record.Gyurta clocked 2 minutes, 7.28 seconds, two tenths ... Read more...

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Olympic shooter depending on unborn baby to win


July 27th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A heavily-pregnant Olympic shooter is depending on her unborn baby to help her to victory in London, she said Friday.Malaysia's Nur Suryani Mohd Taibi is ... Read more...

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Olympic-bound paddlers to play in Sweden, Brazil


June 1st, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) A 14-member Indian team including Olympic-bound paddlers Soumyajit Ghosh and Ankita Das will be playing tournaments in Sweden and Brazil during June.The sports ministry Friday ... Read more...

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Government clears foreign training for swimmers for Olympics


May 24th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The sports ministry Thursday cleared training of the three-member Indian swimming team at Germany's Olympic Centre in Frankfurt to prepare for the 2012 London Games. ... Read more...

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Blake clocks this year’s fastest 100m


April 16th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica), April 16 (IANS) Yohan Blake of Jamaica, the reigning world 100-metre champion, clocked 9.90 seconds in cold and rainy conditions at the UTech Classic athletics meet to set ... Read more...

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Dejected Rajpal blames HI for his omission from London list


February 27th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) A dejected former India hockey captain Rajpal Singh Monday said he expected his exclusion from the list of 48 probables for the London Olympics and ... Read more...

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