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Olympic TT: The first-timers have everything to gain (Preview)


July 27th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Teenagers Soumyajit Ghosh and Ankita Das will look to make the most of their Olympic debut starting with their opening matches in the London Games' table ... Read more...

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Gymnast Teng pulls out of Olympics


July 26th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) China's 2004 Athens Games champion Teng Haibin has pulled out of the London Olympics gymnastics competition with an arm injury.Teng, the 2004 gold medallist who missed ... Read more...

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We should be back with a medal: Gopichand (Interview)


July 10th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 10 (IANS) India's chief badminton coach Pullela Gopichand is optimistic that the country's shuttlers will return home with at least one medal from the London Olympics. The five-member ... Read more...

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India’s men’s and women’s hockey teams chasing Olympic dream


February 17th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Indian men's hockey team will be striving to return to the Olympics in London after missing the Games for the first time in 80 years ... Read more...

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Poor finishing in football qualifiers ends Pakistan’s Olympic dream


March 10th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Mar 10(ANI): Pakistan's hopes of qualifying for the second round of the Olympic football qualifiers have crashed as their second-leg against Malaysia ended in a goalless draw at the Punjab Stadium ... Read more...

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UK’s Olympic swimming team poses naked for underwater photo-shoot


March 4th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 4 (ANI): A dozen of swimmers from Britain's Olympic team have got together to pose naked for a daring underwater photo-shoot.The group included swimmers, divers, water polo players and one ... Read more...

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Brit-Somali runner Farah to use Delhi CWG to satisfy his Olympic hunger


August 24th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.24 (ANI): Twenty-seven-year-old Mo Farah, a Somali-born British international track and field athlete, who holds the British road record for 10,000 meters, the British indoor record in the 3000 meters and ... Read more...

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Pregnant Brit marathoner claims she’s running 14 miles a day


May 31st, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 31 (ANI): Pregnant British marathoner Paula Radcliffe has claimed that she is preparing for the race of her life - The London Olympic Marathon in 2012 by running 14 miles ... Read more...

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Sarah McLachlan’s ‘One Dream’ chosen for the Vancouver Olympics


January 24th, 2010 - 9:41 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York City, Jan 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Singer Sarah McLachlan is over the moon as her song ‘One Dream’ is being used in the campaign of the 2010 Winter Olympics. It is ... 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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Gurkhas guarding Britain’s Olympic stadium from any terrorist attack


May 10th, 2009 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 10 (ANI): A secret battalion of Gurkhas has been deployed to guard Britain's Olympic stadium from any terrorist attack.The decorated veterans, many of them heroes of the Falklands War, patrol ... Read more...

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Nadal finds Olympic happiness as Murray hits despair


August 11th, 2008 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Beijing, Aug 11 (DPA) No driver at the door, no luxury hotel suite. The Beijing Olympics offer athletes buses and rooms in shared apartments instead. But Spaniard Rafael Nadal, set to become ... Read more...

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Fairies, Confucius herald superpower China on world stage (Roundup)


August 9th, 2008 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
By V.Krishnaswamy Beijing, Aug 8 (IANS) A grand opening ceremony with Apsaras descending from the skies amidst a rendition of Confucius' famous saying "Friends have come from afar, how happy we are" ushered ... Read more...

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Fairies and Confucius herald superpower China’s arrival on world stage


August 8th, 2008 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
By V.Krishnaswamy Beijing, Aug 8 (IANS) The Olympics opening ceremony unfolded in a grand style with Apsaras descending from the skies amidst a rendition of Confucius' famous saying "Friends have come from afar, ... Read more...

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Beijing checks up its last-minute Olympic preparation


July 29th, 2008 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, July 29 (Xinhua) The host city of the 29th Summer Olympic Games is going through every details of its seven-year-long preparation as the Beijing Olympics are all set to begin August ... Read more...

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Bjorkman gets a final Olympic dream with wildcard entry


July 1st, 2008 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
DPA London, July 1 (DPA) Veteran Jonas Bjorkman and teenager Kei Nishokori were among a dozen players thrown a lifeline with tennis wildcards into the Beijing Olympic tournament. Bjorkman, who will bow out ... Read more...

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Britain close the Olympic door on India


March 10th, 2008 - 10:14 am ICT by admin
Santiago, March 10 (IANS) Two goals within the first 10 minutes ended the Olympic dream for India as they lost 0-2 to Britain in the final of the Olympic hockey qualifiers here. ... Read more...

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