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Sindhu knocks out London gold winner out of China Masters (Lead)


September 14th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Changzhou, Sep 14 (IANS) India's P.V. Sindhu played the match of her life to knock London Olympics gold winner Li Xuerui out of the China Masters Superseries badminton event here ... Read more...

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Mary Kom gets Rs.2 lakh from Mamata, eyes Olympic gold at Rio


September 7th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sept 7 (IANS) London Olympics bronze medal winning woman boxer M.C. Mary Kom Thursday received a a cash award of Rs 2 lakh from West Bengal Chief Minister ... Read more...

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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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Chinese swimming star Sun Yang aims higher


August 17th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 17 (IANS) China's double Olympic gold medallist Sun Yang vowed Friday to work hard for greater success.The 20-year-old swimmer made a big splash in the 2012 London Olympics ... Read more...

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Ugandan parliament honours Olympic gold winner


August 17th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kampala, Aug 17 (IANS) The Ugandan parliament has held a special session in honour of Olympics marathon winner Stephen Kiprotich, the country's sole gold medallist in London.During the session Thursday, ... Read more...

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Russian gold medallist skater’s show in doubt


August 16th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 16 (IANS) A show starring Olympic gold medallist figure skater Evgeni Plushenko is at the centre of a dispute over organisers allegedly selling tickets for an event that ... 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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Olympic volleyball: Russia stun Brazil to win men’s gold


August 12th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia shocked Brazil by coming back from two sets down to win the Olympic gold in the men's volleyball event here Sunday.The result gave Russia ... Read more...

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Olympics: Italian wins taekwondo gold


August 12th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Carlo Molfetta of Italy took the Olympic gold in a tight heavyweight taekwondo final.Molfetta was adjudged to have beaten Gabon's Anthony Obame though both fighters ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: Gold for Uzbekistan in men’s 120 kg


August 12th, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Uzbekistan's Artur Taymazov won his third successive Olympic gold in the men's 120 kg freestyle wrestling Saturday, beating Georgia's Davit Modzamanashvili in a close final.The ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: US women power to 4×400m relay gold


August 12th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US powered unchallenged to Olympic gold in the women's 4x400 metres relay Saturday.The quartet of DeeDee Trotter, Allyson Felix, Francena McCorory and Sanya Richards-Ross ... Read more...

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Olympics: Bolt leads Jamaica to record sprint relay gold


August 12th, 2012 - 3:15 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Usain Bolt led Jamaica to the 4x100 metres Olympic gold in a world record time Saturday.Bolt took on the baton with a one-metre lead and ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Russia’s Lashmanova wins walk in record time


August 12th, 2012 - 2:47 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Elena Lashmanova won Olympic gold in the women's 20km race walk Saturday, beating the world record of her fellow Russian Vera Sokolova in the ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Russia’s Savinova wins gold in women’s 800 metres


August 12th, 2012 - 2:44 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Mariya Savinova took Olympic gold in the women's 800 metres final Saturday, edging out South Africa's Caster Semenya as the bronze also went to ... Read more...

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Olympic gymnastics: Exquisite Kanaeva twirls for rhythmic gold


August 11th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Beijing gold medallist Evgenia Kanaeva of Russia defended her Olympic rhythmic gymnastics title in the individual all-around category here Saturday with four exquisite performances.Kanaeva, 22, ... Read more...

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Olympics: France’s Bresset scrambles to mountain bike gold


August 11th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) France's Julie Bresset scrambled to Olympic gold in the women's mountain bike race Saturday.The reigning world junior and European champion, 23, won by over a ... Read more...

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Olympics: Britain’s McKeever speeds to canoe gold (Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ed McKeever of Britain sped to canoe sprint Olympic gold in the men's kayak singles 200 metres event Saturday.The 2010 world champion charged into an ... Read more...

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Olympics: McKeever wins canoe gold


August 11th, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ed McKeever of Britain sped to canoe sprint Olympic gold in the men's kayak singles 200 metres event Saturday.The 2010 world champion charged into an ... Read more...

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Olympic hockey: Netherlands beat Argentina to defend women’s title


August 11th, 2012 - 7:15 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) The Netherlands became only the second team to retain their Olympic title with a 2-0 victory against world champions Argentina in the women's hockey final Friday.Chances ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: Russia’s Otarsultanov lands controversial gold


August 11th, 2012 - 6:52 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's double European champion Dzhamal Otarsultanov won the Olympic gold in the 55 kg category of the freestyle wrestling tournament Friday.Otarsultanov was made to fight ... Read more...

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Olympic sailing: Australia win men’s 470 class gold


August 10th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Weymouth/Portland, Aug 10 (IANS) Australian sailors Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page won the men's 470 class Olympic gold here Friday, the third for Australia at the Games sailing regatta following ... 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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Olympic taekwondo: Jade Jones seals gold for Britain


August 10th, 2012 - 5:43 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Britain's Jade Jones beat Hou Yuzhuo of China for the country's first Olympic gold in women's taekwondo here Thursday.It was a sweet revenge for ... Read more...

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Olympic football: US avenge World Cup loss to Japan


August 10th, 2012 - 5:36 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two goals from midfielder Carli Lloyd propelled the US to Olympic gold in the women's football tournament Thursday, sealing a 2-1 win over Japan in ... Read more...

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Olympic decathlon: Eaton grinds out gold for US


August 10th, 2012 - 5:18 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ashton Eaton of the US toiled to Olympic gold in the men's decathlon Thursday with an overall score of 8,869 points.Eaton led by 151 points ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Bolt storms to 200m glory to make history


August 10th, 2012 - 3:09 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Usain Bolt scorched to Olympic gold in the men's 200 metres Thursday, blazing into the history books as the first sprinter to retain both ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing: Shields pounds Russia’s Torlopova for gold


August 10th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) America's 17-year-old prodigy Claressa Shields took the inaugural Olympic gold in the women's 75 kg boxing tournament here Thursday.Shields pounded her Russian opponent and No.2 ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing: Ireland’s Taylor beats Russia’s Ochigava to gold


August 10th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Irish boxer Katie Taylor won Olympic gold Thursday, beating Russia's Sofia Ochigava 10-8 in a close final in the women's lightweight category here.For Taylor, it ... Read more...

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Olympics: Weber, Dietze steer Germany to kayak double gold


August 9th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) German pair Franziska Weber and Tina Dietze took Olympic gold in the women's kayak double here Thursday, depriving their Hungarian rivals of a third-consecutive title.Weber ... Read more...

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Olympic Kayak single gold for Hungary


August 9th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Hungary's five-time world champion in various disciplines Danuta Kozak took Olympic gold in the women's kayak single Thursday.Kozak overtook defending Olympic champion Inna Osypenko-Radomska of ... 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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Olympic taekwondo: Gonzalez stuns Lee for gold


August 9th, 2012 - 7:11 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Spain's Joel Gonzalez thrashed South Korea's Lee Daehoon for Olympic gold in the final of the men's flyweight taekwondo tournament Wednesday.Gonzalez, a flyweight world champion, ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Russian Antyukh wins 400m hurdles gold (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 6:19 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Natalya Antyukh won the women's 400 metres hurdles Olympic gold Wednesday by posting a personal best of 52.70 seconds for the top medal, holding ... Read more...

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Olympic long jump : America’s Reese wins women’s gold


August 9th, 2012 - 4:16 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Double world champion Brittney Reese leaped 7.12 metres to win Olympic gold in the women's long jump Wednesday.Russia's Yelena Sokolova posted a personal best of ... Read more...

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