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Latest craze at the Games: Therapeutic tape (Olympic diary)

August 5th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) It is a thin, stretchy therapeutic tape that relieves pain, reduces swellings and inflammation, provides structural support to joints and muscles and enhances performance.Though the ... 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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Olympic mountain bike course changed

April 5th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 5 (IANS) London 2012 games organisers have announced changes to the Olympic mountain bike course, after feedback from competitors in last year's test event.Parts of the course, set ... Read more...

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Romario bats for footvolley to become Olympic sport

February 11th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 11 (IANS) Football legend and current Brazilian congressman Romario was named as the ambassador of footvolley by the Brazilian Confederation of Footvolley (CBFv).Romario has made it ... Read more...

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Asian Shooting: Vijay Kumar wins gold in standard pistol

January 20th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) India's pistol shooter Vijay Kumar won the gold medal in the standard pistol event in the Asian Shooting Championships in Doha Friday, but there was ... Read more...

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Asian Shooting: Heena misses Olympic berth by fraction of a point

January 16th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) India's young pistol shooter Heena Sidhu's 2012 London dreams came crashing down by a fraction of a point in the 10-metre air pistol event Monday ... Read more...

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‘Group sex is like an Olympic event’: Russell Brand

April 17th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 17 (ANI): Russell Brand has opened up about his past drug addiction and sexual deviancy and said that group sex was like an Olympic sport."There's certain practical considerations. Really ... Read more...

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Winner of the Karaoke World Championships would get 1 million Russian dumplings

September 25th, 2010 - 1:02 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sep 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Karaoke World Championships kicked off in the Russian capital Moscow on Thursday.The competition features talented singers from all over the world. The competition’s judges will choose the ... Read more...

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Karaoke World Championships, Singers Compete for 1 Million Russian Dumplings?

September 25th, 2010 - 12:18 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Sep 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) For the first night of competition in Moscow, spectators were delighted to listen as 31 featured singers coming from Kazakhstan to the Faroe Islands competed for a chance ... Read more...

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Canadian National Anthem Sung In Opening Ceremony Of Vancouver Winter Olympics

February 13th, 2010 - 8:52 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Vancouver, Feb 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The opening ceremony of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics was a truly spectacular affair. The flag hosting ceremony was replete with the sounds of Indian ... Read more...

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No female ski jumpers, as it is a Men’s-only sport at the Olympics

February 11th, 2010 - 9:54 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Vancouver, Feb 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The female ski jumpers tried to put an end to the Olympic ski jumping 86-year-old history, as a men’s only sport. But they lost the legal ... Read more...

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Federer working with new physio to increase tennis shelf life

November 6th, 2009 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Basle (Switzerland), Nov 6 (DPA) Roger Federer looks to be ready to fulfill his pledge to play in the 2012 London Olympic event at Wimbledon after hiring a full-time physio from ... Read more...

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Olympics soar sales of snacks in China (Olympics side-lights)

August 19th, 2008 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 19 (IANS) The Olympic Games have sent the sales of snacks soaring in China. Sports fans here are stocking up food at home so that they do not have to ... Read more...

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Damaged Davenport knee to keep her from Olympic singles

August 9th, 2008 - 3:19 am ICT by IANS
DPA Beijing, Aug 9 (DPA) The 1996 gold medallist Lindsay Davenport has succumbed to a chronically injured knee, withdrawing from singles competition at the Beijing Olympic event which starts Saturday. The 32-year-old, travelling ... Read more...

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Gilchrist wants Twenty20 in 2020 Olympics

August 4th, 2008 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 4 (IANS) Former Australian star cricketer Adam Gilchrist Monday called for the Twenty20 format to be adopted as an Olympic event in the year 2020. As the countdown begins for ... Read more...

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India has to wait for Olympic medal in athletics: P.T. Usha

August 2nd, 2008 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Aug 2 (IANS) Former golden girl of Indian athletics P.T. Usha, who missed the bronze medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics by 1/100th of a second, Saturday said that India ... Read more...

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Olympic rules: No banners, no nudity, no sit-ins…(Lead)

July 15th, 2008 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, July 15 (Xinhua) Olympic organisers have announced that spectators cannot bring banners and leaflets, musical instruments and radios. And sit-in protests and nudity will not be tolerated. The Beijing Organising Committee ... Read more...

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BOCOG issues Olympic venue rules, banners not allowed

July 15th, 2008 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, July 15 (Xinhua) Beijing Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games (BOCOG) has issued a list of rules for the spectators at Olympic venues. The rules, promulgated Monday, 25 days ahead of ... Read more...

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Safe passage for torch allows India to make a diplomatic point

April 18th, 2008 - 11:00 am ICT by admin
(News Analysis) By Pranay Sharma New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) India has rarely used an event associated with the Olympics to prove a diplomatic point. But it did so Thursday afternoon when it allowed ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama asks China to accept reality in Tibet

March 27th, 2008 - 5:47 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Mar 27 (ANI): Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama today asked China to accept the reality in Tibet, and said that pretensions and lies couldn't work in present times.The ... Read more...

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Torch relay for Tibetan Olympics 2008 in Dharamsala kicked off

March 26th, 2008 - 1:17 pm ICT by admin
Dharamsala, Mar 26 (ANI): The torch relay for the Tibetan Olympics slated to be held May this year began on Tuesday in Dharamsala. Countering the Beijing Olympics slogan of 'One World, One ... Read more...

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