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US Open: Murray, Williams reach fourth round


September 2nd, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) London Olympic champions Andy Murray and Serena Williams beat their opponents in the third round of the US Open at the Flushing Meadows ... Read more...

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Hockey India to appoint high performance manager


August 29th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) In the aftermath of the London debacle, Hockey India (HI) Wednesday decided to appoint a high performance manager, who will oversee the affairs of all ... 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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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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Russia wins first Olympic basketball medal


August 12th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia won its first Olympic basketball medal Sunday after a thrilling final decided in the last minute.Russia beat 2004 Olympic champions Argentina 81-77, with Minnesota ... Read more...

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Rogers Cup: Paes-Melzer in semis, Sania-Bethanie exit


August 12th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Montreal/Toronto, Aug 12 (IANS) India's Leander Paes and his Austrian partner Jurgen Melzer moved into the semi-finals of the men's doubles Rogers Cup while Sania Mirza and her American partner ... Read more...

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Olympics: Wrestler Yogeshwar gets India bronze after hockey embarrassment (India Roundup)


August 12th, 2012 - 1:57 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt gave India lot to cheer about by winning the bronze medal on a day when the hockey team, eight-time Olympic champions, ended ... Read more...

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Olympic hockey: Australia beat Britain to win bronze


August 12th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Australia beat Britain 3-1 to claim the bronze medal in the men's Olympic field hockey tournament at the Riverbank Arena here Saturday.Simon Orchard of Australia ... Read more...

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Olympic swimming: Russia takes synchronised team gold


August 10th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia won Olympic gold in the team synchronised swimming final Friday.The Russians, headed by two-time Olympic champions Natalia Ishchenko and Svetlana Romashina, scored 98.930 out ... Read more...

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Olympics: German duo stroke to canoe gold


August 9th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Peter Kretschmer and Kurt Kuschela stroked to Olympic gold in the men's canoe double 1,000 metres Thursday.Kretschmer and Kuschela overhauled Sergiy Bezugliy and Maksim Prokopenko ... Read more...

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Olympic beach volleyball: Americans seal third straight gold


August 9th, 2012 - 7:21 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Defending champions Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor won Olympic gold in women's beach volleyball Wednesday, beating fellow Americans Jennifer Kessy and April Ross in ... Read more...

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Where do we go from here, asks Nobbs


August 6th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) India's chief hockey coach Michael Nobbs has said he was deeply hurt with the performance of the eight-time Olympic champions in the 2012 London Games and ... Read more...

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Olympic hockey: India heading for lowest finish (Preview)


August 6th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) India will have to reconcile to playing for positions ninth to 12th and their result against Belgium on Tuesday would be of no consequence in the ... Read more...

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Olympics hockey: India crushed 1-4 by South Korea


August 5th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) The Indian hockey team's poor performance in the London Olympics continued as they suffered their fourth consecutive loss, going down 1-4 to South Korea in their ... 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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Riaz wants to bury the ghost of Sydney Olympics


July 26th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) Indian hockey team's assistant coach and Olympian Mohammed Riaz wants to bury in the London Olympics the ghost of the 2000 Sydney Games, where the team ... Read more...

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Record-equalling number of tennis siblings in Olympics


July 25th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) A record-equalling number of sibling pairings are to compete in the tennis competition of the London Olympics.Four couples -- two sets of brothers and sisters ... Read more...

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Powell among athletes yet to join Jamaican Olympic squad


July 23rd, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Birmingham (England), July 23 (IANS/CMC) Days before the end of its pre-Olympics training camp here at the University of Birmingham, sprinter Asafa Powell, along with two reigning Olympic champions, Shelly-Ann ... Read more...

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China, US to battle it out for top position in London


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) China beat long-time Olympic powerhouse United States in the number of gold medals at Beijing 2008 but in London it might be a different story.China ... Read more...

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Nobbs looks at positives from dismal Euro tour


July 21st, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) India's chief hockey coach Michael Nobbs said Saturday that the team's poor performance during its European tour was just a learning process ahead of the 2012 ... Read more...

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China set to challenge US dominance in pool


July 11th, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 10 (IANS) Swimming prodigy Michael Phelps spearheads the US quest for pool dominance at the London Olympics as the team is ready for challenges from worldwide, including ... Read more...

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29 Olympic champions to spearhead China at London Games


July 10th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 10 (IANS) Spearheaded by 29 Beijing Olympic champions, China will bid to confirm supremacy at the London Olympic Games.China Tuesday announced its 396-strong team including 29 Beijing Olympic ... Read more...

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1928 Olympics: India’s first step towards hockey glory (Sports Special)


July 6th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
(With India back in Olympic hockey, IANS takes a look at the country's glorious past in the Games. The first of a series of articles recalling the country's performance from the ... Read more...

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76 Indians qualify for Olympics, more likely


June 12th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) India had 56 competitors at the Beijing Olympics four years ago. The number has risen to 76 and is expected to be 85 at ... Read more...

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Chettri to lead Indian hockey team in Olympics (Lead)


June 11th, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Goalkeeper Bharat Chettri Monday was named captain of the Indian hockey team for the Olympics.The 16-member squad and two stand-bys were announced by Hockey ... Read more...

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Chettri to lead Indian hockey team in Olympics


June 11th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Goalkeeper Bharat Chettri Monday was named captain of the Indian hockey team in the Olympics.The 16-member squad and two stand-bys was announced by Hockey ... Read more...

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Need to play regularly against top teams: Nobbs


June 5th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 5 (IANS) India hockey coach Michael Nobbs was happy with the team's bronze-medal finish in the Azlan Shah Cup ahead of the Olympics but said that the eight-time ... Read more...

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Azlan Shah Cup: India stun Britain to clinch bronze


June 3rd, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Ipoh (Malaysia), June 3 (IANS) Five-time champions India bounced back from a goal down to beat tournament favourites Great Britain 3-1 and clinch the bronze medal in the Sultan Azlan ... Read more...

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Azlan Shah Cup: India gear up for New Zealand


May 23rd, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Ipoh (Malaysia), May 23 (IANS) Keeping an eye on the Olympics, India will be looking to fine tune their strategy as they kick-off their campaign in the Azlan Shah Cup ... Read more...

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Olympic Flame reaches Acropolis for handover ceremony


May 17th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, May 17 (IANS) The Olympic Flame for the 2012 London Games was welcomed with great enthusiasm in Athens, as it reached the Acropolis Hill, finishing its long trip ... Read more...

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Olympics: Britain handed tough draw in men’s water polo


May 7th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 7 (IANS) Hosts Great Britain have been handed out a tough draw in the men's water polo event for the 2012 London Olympics.Britain have been clubbed with Olympic ... Read more...

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India lose 1-2 to Germany in hockey league match


May 6th, 2012 - 2:01 am ICT by IANS
London, May 6 (IANS) India put up a spirited performance before going down 1-2 to Germany in their last league encounter of the Four Nation London Olympics Men's Hockey Test ... Read more...

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Hockey: India lose 1-2 to Germany in last league match


May 6th, 2012 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
London, May 5 (IANS) India put on a spirited performance but went down 1-2 to Germany in their last league encounter of the Four Nation London Olympics Men's Hockey Test ... Read more...

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Brazil, Spain, Britain seeded in Olympic football


April 24th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 24 (IANS) Brazil, Spain, Britain and Mexico have been seeded for the Olympic men's football tournament.The draw for the group stage will separate the four seeded teams apart ... Read more...

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Ajit Pal named Chef-de-Mission for London Olympics


April 2nd, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) After failing to meet the March 23 deadline, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Monday appointed former hockey captain Ajit Pal Singh, who led the eight-time ... Read more...

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