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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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Murray storms into US Open final


September 9th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Andy Murray reached his second US Open final after a comeback victory against Tomas Berdych in a match played in gale-force winds.Severe gusts ... Read more...

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Sluggish Bolt wins as sharp Blake also triumphs


September 8th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels (Belgium), Sep 8 (IANS/CMC) Sprint icon Usain Bolt and fellow Jamaican Yohan Blake scored contrasting victories to headline the season-ending Memorial Van Damme Diamond League meeting here.While Bolt coasted to ... Read more...

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US Open: Sharapova to face Azarenka in semis (Lead)


September 6th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova survived a scare to beat 11th seed Marion Bartoli in the US Open women's singles quarterfinal here at ... Read more...

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Roundup: Berdych stuns Federer out of US Open


September 6th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 6 (IANS) Sixth seeded Czech Tomas Berdych outlasted top seed Roger Federer 7-6(1), 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 to advance into the US Open tennis semi-finals.With Wednesdays's loss, ... Read more...

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US Open, Day 2: Wozniacki out, Djokovic in second round (Roundup)


August 29th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Caroline Wozniacki has become the first big name to crash out of the US Open after losing to world No.96 Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu, ... Read more...

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Jamaican trio wins but Fraser-Pryce beaten again


August 27th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Birmingham, Aug 27 (IANS/CMC) Jamaican runners Nickel Ashmeade, Rosemarie Whyte and Kaliese Spencer took victories but compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce played second fiddle again to American Carmelita Jeter at the Birmingham Grand ... Read more...

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Savinova tops in Diamond League 800m


August 27th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Birmingham, Aug 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two weeks after winning the 800 metres gold at the London Olympics, Russia's Maria Savinova continued her run in Britain with victory in the same ... Read more...

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Bolt, Blake break meet records in Lausanne


August 24th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Lausanne (Switzerland), Aug 24 (IANS/CMC) Olympic legend Usain Bolt and his Jamaican heir apparent Yohan Blake both set new meet records as they swept both sprints at the Lausanne Grand Prix ... Read more...

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Bolt, Blake to lead Caribbean challenge


August 22nd, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Lausanne, Aug 22 (IANS/CMC) Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake are among Caribbean athletes headlining a star-studded cast of Olympic medallists taking part in Thursday's Diamond league event here.Bolt and Blake are ... 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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Now Blake keen on playing in Australia’s Big Bash


August 17th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (IANS/CMC) Jamaican sprint sensation Yohan Blake says he bowls faster than Olympic champion Usian Bolt and that there is a "real possibility" that he could debut his international ... Read more...

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Life to continue as normal, says teenage hero Walcott


August 16th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain (Trinidad), Aug 16 (IANS/CMC) Newly-crowned Olympic champion Keshorn Walcott says he does not plan to change anything about his training regimen despite his new-found fame.Walcott returned here Monday ... Read more...

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Belarus still recognises Ostapchuk as Olympic champion: minister


August 14th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Minsk, Aug 14 (IANS) Belarus still recognises female shot putter Nadezhda Ostapchuk as an Olympic champion, Deputy Sports and Tourism Minister of Belarus Cheslav Shulga has said."Some mistake or misunderstanding ... Read more...

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Usain Bolt turns DJ to celebrate his world record


August 13th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The biggest star of the London Olympic Games celebrated his world record win by turning into a DJ and spinning some records. The Jamaican athlete who has ... Read more...

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Olympic modern penthathon: Svoboda wins gold for Czechs


August 12th, 2012 - 2:47 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) David Svoboda of the Czech Republic took gold Saturday in the men's modern pentathlon at Olympics here .Svoboda entered the final combined run and shoot ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Russia’s Savinova wins gold in women’s 800 metres


August 12th, 2012 - 2:44 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Mariya Savinova took Olympic gold in the women's 800 metres final Saturday, edging out South Africa's Caster Semenya as the bronze also went to ... Read more...

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For Yogeshwar, London was ‘now or never’


August 12th, 2012 - 2:43 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt always believed that it was "now or never" for him at the London Games.On Saturday, the 29-year-old finally clinched the bronze ... Read more...

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Olympic taekwondo: South Korea, Argentina win golds


August 11th, 2012 - 8:32 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) South Korea's Hwang Kyung Seon defeated Nur Tatar from Turkey to retain her Olympic title in the women's 67 kg division while Argentina's Sebastian Eduardo Crismanich ... Read more...

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Olympic basketball: Spain storms into final (Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 4:58 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Spain defeated Russia 67-59 in a comeback victory in the Olympic men's basketball semifinal Friday.Russia led for the first three quarters, but Spain's three-point shooting ... Read more...

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Olympic basketball: Spain storms into final


August 11th, 2012 - 3:25 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Spain defeated Russia 67-59 in a comeback victory in the Olympic men's basketball semifinal Friday.Russia led for the first three quarters, but Spain's three-point shooting ... Read more...

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Olympic swimming: Hungarian Risztov wins gold in marathon


August 10th, 2012 - 3:22 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Hungarian swimmer Eva Risztov showed her stamina to beat the field in the women's 10-km open water swimming Thursday after a close finish in Hyde ... Read more...

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Olympic swimming: Hungary’s Risztov powers to gold in marathon


August 9th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Hungarian swimmer Eva Risztov had the stamina to beat the field in the women's 10-kilometre open water swimming Thursday after a close finish in Hyde ... Read more...

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Olympic Kayak single gold for Hungary


August 9th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Hungary's five-time world champion in various disciplines Danuta Kozak took Olympic gold in the women's kayak single Thursday.Kozak overtook defending Olympic champion Inna Osypenko-Radomska of ... Read more...

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Olympics: Bolt breezes into 200m final


August 9th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS/CMC) Usain Bolt is poised to defend his Olympic 200 metres title Thursday in a bid to cement his status as a sprint legend. Bolt effortlessly breezed into ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Deserved triumph for Merritt on good night for US (Roundup)


August 9th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Aries Merritt ran a personal best of 12.92 to win the 110 metres hurdles gold at the Olympic Games athletics competition here Wednesday night. It is ... Read more...

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Replica of Bolivar’s sword presented to fencing champ


August 9th, 2012 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Aug 9 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez bestowed the Order of the Liberators on the country's Olympic fencing champion, Ruben Limardo, and presented him with a replica of the ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: Japanese women grapplers sweep two golds (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 6:47 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Japan heaped two golds in a day at 48kg and 63kg women's freestyle category here Wednesday of London Olympics wrestling competition.The 63kg legend Kaori Icho beat ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: Gold for Japanese grappler Obara


August 9th, 2012 - 6:34 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Eight-time world champion wrestler Hitomi Obara of Japan took her first Olympic medal with gold in the women's 48 kg freestyle Wednesday, beating Azerbaijan's Maria ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Merritt a deserving 110m hurdles champion (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 4:37 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Aries Merritt ran a personal best of 12.92 to win the gold medal as the US took 1-2 in the final of the 110 metres hurdle ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Felix wins 200m gold


August 9th, 2012 - 3:38 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) America's Allyson Felix won Olympic gold in the 200 metres sprint Wednesday.Felix, the Beijing silver medalist, clocked 21.88 for gold, holding off 100 metres champion ... Read more...

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Olympic champion Cameron Van der Burgh admits to cheating


August 8th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The recently crowned 100m breast stroke Olympic champion Cameron Van der Burgh has just admitted that he cheated in winning the gold. The celebrated South African gold ... Read more...

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Olympics update: Matthias Steiner’ drops weight on his head


August 8th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Matthias Steiner who is a Olympic weight lifter was caught up by a very rare incident which brought him to brutality. This incident took place when he ... Read more...

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Olympics: Triple jumpers fail, Saina gets rousing reception (India Lead)


August 7th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) It was a luckless day for India at the Olympics with its two triple jumpers on show crashing out of the track and field competition here ... Read more...

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Olympics: Heartbreak for Liu and Idowu in Tuesday’s qualification


August 7th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) There were two major surprises Tuesday on the athletics track as China's 110 metres hurdler Liu Xiang and British triple-jump hope Phillips Idowu both failed to ... Read more...

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