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Russian girls sweep synchro swimming at junior World Championships


September 18th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Volos (Greece), Sep 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) In a sign that Russia's stranglehold on Olympic synchronised swimming gold could continue for years to come, the country's girls team won gold in ... Read more...

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Murray storms into US Open final


September 9th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Andy Murray reached his second US Open final after a comeback victory against Tomas Berdych in a match played in gale-force winds.Severe gusts ... 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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Trinidad & Tobago’s $2m fund to track talent for Rio


August 17th, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain (Trinidad), Aug 17 (IANS/CMC) A $2 million Athletic Development Programme has been unveiled in Trinidad and Tobago, targeting promising athletes likely to represent the country in the next ... Read more...

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Ugandan president rewards Olympic gold medal winner


August 16th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Entebbe (Uganda), Aug 16 (IANS) Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni rewarded Steven Kiprotich, gold medal winner at the London Olympics, with 200 million shillings ($81,300).Museveni also told Kiprotich, who won the ... Read more...

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Alves tells Brazil to forget Olympic defeat


August 15th, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 15 (IANS) Brazil and Barcelona defender Daniel Alves has told his national teammates to forget the country's Olympic disappointment ahead of Wednesday's friendly against Sweden in ... Read more...

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Javelin champion feted with millions of dollars gifts


August 14th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain (Trinidad), Aug 14 (IANS/CMC) Trinidad and Tobago (T&T;), basking in the glory of its first Olympic gold medal for 36 years, has showered teenage javelin champion Keshorn Walcott ... Read more...

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US claim basketball gold, Ugandan marathon (Overall World Roundup)


August 13th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS) Kevin Durant scored a game-high 30 points as the US edged Spain 107-100 to retain the Olympic men's basketball title while marathon runner ... Read more...

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Carnival at Baprola village as Sushil scripts history


August 12th, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) It was carnival atmosphere at Baprola village on the outskirts of Delhi as celebrations broke out after local wrestler Sushil Kumar Sunday got ... Read more...

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Olympic handball: Norway retains gold


August 12th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Norway defended its Olympic gold medal in women's handball with a 26-23 defeat of Montenegro, which took home its first-ever medal in the Games.Norway, also ... Read more...

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Olympics: Jamaica win relay in new WR (Lead)


August 12th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/CMC) Jamaica's sprint relay team, anchored by the peerless Usain Bolt, delivered the first sub-37 seconds clocking in history en route to another World record. Trinidadian teenager Keshorn ... Read more...

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Olympics: Chicherova soars to high jump gold for Russia


August 12th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Anna Chicherova won the Olympic gold medal in the women's high jump, clearing 2.05 metres for victory.Chicherova's triumph Saturday marks a Russian Olympic double ... Read more...

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Olympics: Defar wins 5,000m gold again, eight years on


August 12th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Meseret Defar from Ethiopia produced the fastest turn of speed in the last 200 metres of the women's 5,000-metre to claim her second Olympic gold medal ... Read more...

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Olympics: Defar delighted to win 5000m gold eight years later


August 11th, 2012 - 7:25 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Meseret Defar from Ethiopia produced the fastest turn of speed in the last 200 metres of the women's 5,000 metre to claim her second Olympic gold ... Read more...

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Indian hockey’s worst performance ever: Olympic gold medallists


August 10th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 10 (IANS) "The worst ever performance" is how former Olympic gold medallists described the Indian hockey team's disastrous campaign at the London Games."This is surely the worst ever ... Read more...

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Olympic football: Pele hoping for historic Brazil victory


August 10th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) Football legend Pele is hoping Brazil will achieve a prize that has eluded him - an Olympics gold medal.Pele, who played in three World Cup-winning teams ... Read more...

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Olympics: James wants to inspire young athletes at home


August 10th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS/CMC) World and Olympics 400 metres champion Kirani James says one of his goals is to help stop talented young athletes in Grenada from falling out of grace ... Read more...

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Olympic beach volleyball: Germany beats Brazil for its maiden gold


August 10th, 2012 - 5:29 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Jonas Reckermann and Julius Brink gave Germany its first Olympic gold medal in beach volleyball Thursday, beating the World No. 1 pair of Brazil's Alison ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: Japanese women grapplers sweep two golds (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 6:47 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Japan heaped two golds in a day at 48kg and 63kg women's freestyle category here Wednesday of London Olympics wrestling competition.The 63kg legend Kaori Icho beat ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Merritt hurdles to 110m gold for US


August 9th, 2012 - 3:59 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Aries Merritt of the US took the Olympic gold medal in the men's 110 metres hurdles Wednesday.Merritt, the world No. 1, ran a new personal ... Read more...

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Olympic freestyle wrestling: Japan’s Icho wins 3rd gold


August 9th, 2012 - 3:03 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Kaori Icho of Japan won her third Olympic gold medal in succession against China's Jing Ruixue Wednesday with a 3-0 win in the final of ... Read more...

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Chinese juggernaut rolls on at Olympics (World Roundup)


August 8th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) Chinese hurdles star Liu Xiang suffered a first-round exit from the Olympics for the second straight time, but his fellow countrymen made history by beating their ... Read more...

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Olympics: James on verge of 400m title


August 6th, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS/CMC) Grenadian Kirani James came one step closer to adding an Olympic gold medal to his World title when he clocked a season-best time to win his semi-final ... Read more...

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Olympic gymnastics: China’s Zou Kai retains gold


August 5th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Zou Kai of China defended his Olympic gold medal in the men's gymnastics floor exercise here Sunday.Kai finished with 15.933 points for the title, while ... Read more...

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Reports on Istanbul wedding false: Sharapova


August 5th, 2012 - 8:32 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Reports Maria Sharapova is to wed Slovenian basketball star and fiance Sasha Vujacic in Istanbul this fall are "false rumors", the Russian tennis star ... Read more...

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Phelps caps career with gold in Olympic relay


August 5th, 2012 - 5:55 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) American swimmer Michael Phelps won his 18th Olympic gold medal in his final competitive appearance Saturday to help the US to the 4x100 medley ... Read more...

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Don’t reject state-run sports, says Chinese daily


August 4th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 4 (IANS) A state-run Chinese daily has objected to the "total repudiation of the state-run sports system" for its "gold medal first" strategy that has evoked increasing criticism ... Read more...

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Swimming sensation Franklin brings hope to Aurora


August 4th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Aurora (Colorado), Aug 4 (IANS) While the media is calling her the next Michael Phelps, American swimmer Missy Franklin's friends back in Aurora say she's the light shining through ... Read more...

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Olympic rowing: Germans row to quadruple sculls gold


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Germany's rowers dominated the men's quadruple sculls final Friday to take the Olympic gold medal.The Germans started the fastest and slowly pulled away to complete ... Read more...

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Olympics: Italy wins women’s team foil gold


August 3rd, 2012 - 6:47 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Italy's fencers beat Russia to win gold in the women's team foil Thursday, a result that gives Italy's Valentina Vezzali her sixth Olympic gold medal.The ... Read more...

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Olympic canoe slalom: France’s Fer paddles to kayak gold


August 3rd, 2012 - 1:30 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Emilie Fer of France won the Olympic gold medal in the women's kayak slalom Thursday.Fer, a 2006 World Champion, stole the gold from 18-year-old Australian ... Read more...

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South Korea win 7th straight Olympic archery gold


July 30th, 2012 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) South Korea won its seventh consecutive Olympic gold medal in the women's team archery competition Sunday, beating China in a rainy final.Ki Bo-Bae shot the ... Read more...

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Dramatic final shot gives China’s Guo shooting gold


July 29th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) China's Guo Wenjun took a second-consecutive Olympic gold medal with a last-ditch bullseye in the women's 10 metre air pistol Sunday.Guo pounced on an ... Read more...

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Olympic fencing: Italy sweeps podium in individual foil


July 29th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Italy took all three medals in the women's individual foil fencing competition Saturday, with Elisa Di Francisca beating Arianna Errigo on sudden death in the ... Read more...

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Galstyan wins first gold for Russia in judo


July 28th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian judoka Arsen Galstyan won his country's first Olympic gold medal in London Saturday, beating Japan's Hiroaki Hiraoka in the 60 kg final.It took the ... Read more...

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