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Next year will be my last on Tour: Bhupathi


September 18th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Tennis veteran Mahesh Bhupathi Tuesday made the All India Tennis Association (AITA) decision to ban him for two years look silly by announcing that next year ... Read more...

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Hockey India inducts Hockey Bhopal in its fold


September 13th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Hockey Bhopal (HB), which has been admitted as a new associate member of Hockey India (HI), will now take part in all national championships under ... Read more...

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Coach key to my success, says Bolt


September 13th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica), Sep 13 (IANS/CMC) Sprint legend Usain Bolt has hailed coach Glen Mills as the key to his recent success at the London Olympics.The 26-year-old swept both sprints to become ... Read more...

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Australia appoints new sports commission chief


September 12th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Sep 12 (IANS) Australian Sports Minister Kate Lundy Wednesday announced that John Wylie will be the new chair of the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Board.Lundy said in a statement ... Read more...

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Belarus shot putter Ostapchuk banned for one year


September 11th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Minsk, Sep 11 (IANS) Belarus shot putter Nadezhda Ostapchuk, who had her Olympic title stripped in London for failing a drug test, received a one-year ban Tuesday.Ostapchuk won the gold ... Read more...

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Murray first Brit to win Grand Slam men’s singles title in 76 years


September 11th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 11 (IANS) Andy Murray has become the first British man in 76 years to win a Grand Slam singles title when he overpowered Novak Djokovic ... Read more...

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Rihanna skips Paralympic rehearsals


September 10th, 2012 - 7:02 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 10 (IANS) Singer Rihanna partied so hard on the night of MTV Video Music Awards that she had to skip London Paralympic closing ceremony rehearsals with the ... Read more...

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14 Pakistanis sign up for Hockey India League auction


September 9th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) The vastly experienced Sohail Abbas is among 14 Pakistan hockey stars who have signed up for the inaugural Hockey India League to be held from ... Read more...

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Four races in Paralympic marathon


September 8th, 2012 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 8 (IANS) London Paralympics' organising committee director Debbie Jevans said that there will be four races in Sunday's Paralympic marathon here."We have four races, three men and one ... Read more...

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Knee injury sidelines Nadal for two months


September 3rd, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A knee injury will keep Rafael Nadal out of tennis for the next two months, including Spain's Davis Cup semifinal against the United States, ... Read more...

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My aim is to reach top 15: Kashyap


August 29th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Parupalli Kashyap, the first Indian shuttler to reach the quarter-finals of the Olympic Games, now aims to break into top-15 of world badminton.Kashyap, who ... Read more...

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Vijay, Yogeshwar honoured with Khel Ratna; 25 get Arjuna


August 29th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Olympic medallists Vijay Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt were conferred with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award by President Pranab Mukherjee while a record 25 ... 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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Usain Bolt hangs out with Sir Alex Fegurson


August 27th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Jamaican king of sprint Usain Bolt was seen with Manchester United’s Sir Alex Fegurson after the game on Saturday where Manchester United beat Fulham with three goals ... Read more...

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The unsung ones behind India’s Olympic heroes


August 27th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 27 (IANS) Away from the glitz and glamour of celebrations to hail the heroes of India's most successful Olympic Games are the unsung non-governmental agencies that played a ... Read more...

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Rihanna, Coldplay team up to for Paralympic closing


August 27th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) Singer Rihanna and band Coldplay will reportedly team up for the closing ceremony of 2012 London Paralympic Games.The Paralympic Games, for the physically challenged, are ... 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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Jessica Ennis will feature on the cover of the Beano


August 22nd, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Participating in the Olympic Games might be lucky for Jessica Ennis who has just increased her fortune as well as her fame through a children comic magazine. ... Read more...

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Sprint legend Quarrie says team support boosted Jamaica


August 22nd, 2012 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica), Aug 22 (IANS/CMC) Legendary Jamaican sprinter Donald Quarrie says team support played a significant part in his country's record medal haul at the London Olympics.Quarrie, regarded as one of ... Read more...

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Happy Birthday Usain Bolt!


August 21st, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Kingston, Aug 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) It will be very enticing for Usain bolt who will be hosting a grand birthday party very soon. He has been declared as the world champion in ... Read more...

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Beijing to ban avoiding ‘unlucky’ numbers


August 20th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 20 (IANS) The Chinese capital will prohibit people from avoiding so-called "unlucky" numbers, that include four, 13 and 14, in the registration of addresses.The move targets Chinese numerology ... Read more...

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Plans to revive hockey - in hues of pink and blue


August 17th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 17 (IANS) With the present Indian hockey team giving its worst performance in the London Olympics, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal wants a colourful revival ... Read more...

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Britain offers help to Brazil for World Cup, Olympics


August 17th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 17 (IANS) Britain has offered to help Brazil prepare for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games.In a letter issued Thursday, the British consulate in ... Read more...

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Huge welcome in Colombia for Olympic medallists


August 16th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Aug 16 (IANS/EFE) Colombia gave a huge welcome to its eight athletes who won medals at the London Olympic Games.The main streets of this capital were decorated with Colombian ... Read more...

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Olympian archer honoured in Nagaland


August 16th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Kohima, Aug 16 (IANS) Chekrovolu Swuro, the archer from Nagaland who took part in the London Olympics, has been honoured with the first T. Ao State Sports Award.The award was ... Read more...

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Ecuador yet to decide on Wikileaks founder’s asylum


August 15th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Quito, Aug 15 (IANS) Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has denied on Twitter that his country had already decided to grant political asylum to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange."The rumour about Assange's ... Read more...

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Afghan girls inspired by Kohistani going to Olympics


August 15th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
The lone Afghan girl to compete at the London Olympics, 23-year-old Kohistani failed to win any medal, but was thrilled to have represented the Afghan women in the London Olympics, ... Read more...

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Venezuelan lawmakers honour Olympic fencing champ


August 15th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Aug 15 (IANS/EFE) Fencer Ruben Limardo has been honoured by Venezuela's National Assembly for the gold medal he won at the London Olympic Games.The lawmakers began the congressional session ... Read more...

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Kenya’s fall, rise and then fall again in London


August 14th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 14 (IANS) Just as Kenya was beginning to celebrate its improved status in sports, the 2012 London Olympic Games dragged it back into the abyss. They could win ... Read more...

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Sochi Olympics torch relay to be longest one


August 13th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 13 (IANS) Organisers of the Sochi Olympics said the torch relay of the 2014 Winter Games will be the longest and vowed to bring the audience a splendid ... Read more...

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China cheers for first Tibetan Olympic medallist


August 13th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Xining/London, Aug 13 (IANS) Choeyang Kyi grew up herding yaks on a plateau meadow, just like many other women from rural Tibet. Singing and praying accounted for much of her ... Read more...

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Olympics helped Chinese give new thinking, says daily


August 13th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 13 (IANS) The London Olympics have given the Chinese "a new thinking of who we are and what the world is", said a state-run Chinese daily Monday.An article ... Read more...

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Group of Islamic protestors protest at Olympic Park


August 13th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A group of Islamic protestors have arrived near the Olympic park ahead of the Sunday closing ceremony. The protestors who are staged at the arrival point for ... 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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Sad that Pakistan didn’t win a single medal, says daily


August 13th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 13 (IANS) That Pakistan, a country of over 180 million, did not win a single medal in the London Olympics was a sad reflection on the state of ... Read more...

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