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Olympic gold for Hungarians may be worth $155,000


August 18th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bupapest, Aug 18 (IANS) Hungary's gold medal winning Olympian may receive a reward of 35 million Hungarian forints (slightly over $155,000), Zoltan Molnar, general secretary of the Hungarian Olympic Committee ... Read more...

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South Africa tops continent’s medal standings


August 14th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Aug 14 (IANS) South African athletes won more medals than any other African country at the London Olympics but fell short of the projected tally, authorities said.South Africa ... Read more...

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Olympics: Uganda celebrates first gold after 40 years


August 13th, 2012 - 3:35 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS) People in Uganda celebrated the gold medal won by marathoner Stephen Kiprotich at the 2012 London Olympics. It was Uganda's first Olympic gold in 40 years ... Read more...

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I thought I’d got away, says dope-tainted cyclist


August 4th, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Disgraced Russian cyclist Victoria Baranova said here Friday that she had taken testosterone ahead of the Olympics, and she had thought she was in the ... Read more...

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Olympic cycling: Russian cyclist Baranova expelled for doping


August 4th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian track cyclist Victoria Baranova has been caught doping and sent home from the London Olympics, according to reports.Baranova, 22, was due to participate in ... Read more...

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We fully respect BWF ruling: Chinese Olympic delegation


August 2nd, 2012 - 1:36 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) The Chinese Olympic delegation said Wednesday that they respect the ruling of the Badminton World Federation (BWF), who suspended four women's doubles pair for "not using ... Read more...

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Chinese Olympic delegation probes shuttlers’ suspicious play


August 1st, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) The Chinese Olympic delegation has started investigations into allegations that some of its badminton players were deliberately losing in the group stage of the London Games."The ... Read more...

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St. Kitts sprinter Williams sent home after testing positive


July 29th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) St. Kitts and Nevis sprinter Tameka Williams has been sent home from the London Olympics after failing a doping test, officials said Sunday.The St Kitts and ... Read more...

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Olympics: Federer eyes medals in both singles and doubles


July 29th, 2012 - 7:35 am ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) Switzerland's Roger Federer has his eyes on medals from both singles and doubles after his stuttering victory in the men's singles first round against Alejandro ... Read more...

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Brazil to invest in individual sports to boost Olympic tally


July 28th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 28 (IANS) Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has outlined plans to focus investments in individual Olympic events to lift the country's medal tally at the 2016 Rio ... Read more...

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Olympics: Belarus denies boycott rumours


July 27th, 2012 - 8:06 am ICT by IANS
Minsk, July 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Belarus has no plans to boycott the Olympics after President Alexander Lukashenko was refused entry to Britain, the Belarusian minister for sports and tourism said.Lukashenko ... Read more...

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Brazil eyes 20 medals at London Games


July 25th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, July 25 (IANS) The Brazilian athletes are targeting at least 20 medals at the London Olympic Games, according to Brazil's sports minister Aldo Rebelo.Rebelo proved more optimistic than his ... Read more...

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Pau Gasol replaces Nadal as Spanish flagbearer


July 21st, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) Spanish basketball star Pau Gasol has been chosen to replace Rafael Nadal as the flagbearer for Spain's Olympic squad at the opening ceremony of the ... Read more...

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Madagascar to send seven athletes to London Olympics


July 19th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Antananarivo (Madagascar), July 19 (IANS) Seven athletes will represent Madagascar at the London Olympics, official from the island country's Olympic Committee has said.The president of Madagascar's Olympic Committee, Siteny Andriasoloniaiko, ... Read more...

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A China House for London Olympics


July 14th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 14 (IANS) China House, a place to host friends from all over the world and display China-related activities, will be set up in London during the 2012 London ... Read more...

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Russians target 25 gold medals in London


July 10th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is targeting 25 gold medals at the London Games, the country's Olympic committee president Alexander Zhukov said Tuesday.Russia, competing in 25 of 39 Olympic ... Read more...

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China to send 396-strong team to London Olympics


July 10th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 10 (IANS) China will send 396 athletes in 23 sports categories for the upcoming London Olympic Games, it was announced Tuesday.The team, consisting of 171 men and 225 ... Read more...

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Promising Chinese basketball star left out from Olympic squad


July 10th, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 10 (IANS) Eighteen-year-old promising star Wang Zhelin was left out from the basketball squad as the Chinese Olympic Committee Tuesday announced the national team roster for the London ... Read more...

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Slovenia target seven medals at London Olympics


July 4th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Ljubljana (Slovenia), July 4 (IANS) Slovenia will send 64 athletes to London for the 2012 Olympics and expects to win seven medals.The 64-strong team consists of 28 men and ... Read more...

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Nadal named flag bearer for Spain’s Olympic team


June 21st, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 21 (IANS) Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal was named the flag bearer for his country at the London Olympic Games which begin July 27.Nadal, who won the ... Read more...

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Sharapova could carry Russian flag in Olympics


June 13th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova is a leading contender to carry the Russian flag at the opening ceremony for the 2012 Olympic Games in ... Read more...

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South Africa to celebrate Mandela’s 94th birthday in style


June 8th, 2012 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 8 (IANS) South Africa will this year celebrate the birthday of the country's first black president and and Nobel laureate Nelson Mandela in great style with a birthday ... Read more...

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Japan aims for top five finish at London Olympics


April 19th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 19 (IANS) Japan is aiming for a top five finish at the London Olympics 2012 with its athletes fired up in an effort to rewrite the country's history ... 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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Lusofonia Games in Goa in November 2013


March 31st, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 31 (IANS) Organisers of the Lusofonia Games 2013 Saturday said the Portuguese version of the British Commonwealth Games would be held in Goa Nov 2-10, 2013.After lambasting Goa ... Read more...

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South African sports ministry keeping close watch on SAFA


March 8th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, March 8 (IANS) The South African sports ministry is keeping a close watch on the activities of the country's football association, ministry spokesperson Paena Galane has said. Galane ... Read more...

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Indian women hockey team’s Olympic dreams shattered (Lead)


February 26th, 2012 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Olympic dreams of the Indian women's hockey team came crashing Saturday as they lost 1-3 to tournament favourites South Africa in the final of ... Read more...

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South African girls miffed at forcing of qualifiers on them


February 24th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) South African women's hockey team captain Marsha Marescia says winning Saturday's final will be a fitting reply to the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic ... Read more...

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Russian Winter Olympic mascots to appear on coins


February 22nd, 2012 - 3:52 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has started minting 10 million commemorative coins featuring the three mascots of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, organisers said Tuesday."There will be up ... Read more...

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Former Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich banned for 2 years


February 9th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Feb 9 (IANS) Former Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich was Thursday banned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) for two years and stripped of his third-place ... Read more...

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Madrid officially launches bid for 2020 Olympics


January 31st, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 31 (IANS) The Spanish Olympic Committee (SOC) has officially launched its campaign for Madrid to host the 2020 Olympic Games.The event, which was held in the offices of ... Read more...

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Giant Olympic Rings unveiled at Channel Tunnel


December 21st, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 21 (IANS) A giant set of Olympic Rings was unveiled above the entrance to the Channel Tunnel in north France, which is one of the most important gateways ... Read more...

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Spanish Olympic Chief: Why we need 2020 Games


November 29th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Nov 29 (IANS) Alejandro Blanco, the president of the Spanish Olympic Committee and the man who will head the campaign to take the 2020 Games to Madrid, has highlighted ... Read more...

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2016 Olympic committee denies lapses in relocation of residents


September 28th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 28 (IANS) The head of Brazil's Olympic Committee (COB), Carlos Arthur Nuzman, has denied any irregularities in the process of relocation of residents for the construction ... Read more...

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UAE to bid for 2024 Olympics


July 29th, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 29 (IANS/WAM) The Olympic committee of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Friday said it will not enter a bid for the 2020 Olympic Games, but decided the country's ... Read more...

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