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Head-to-head: Djokovic vs. Murray


September 10th, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 10 (IANS) The US Open men's singles final between Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Andy Murray of Britain's makes for an exciting clash at the Flushing ... Read more...

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I stayed on for the fans, says Bolt


September 1st, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Zurich, Sep 1 (IANS/CMC) As the curtains come down on a gruelling season, Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt says if it were not for the fans he would have ended his ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing: Britain’s Joshua wins super heavyweight gold


August 12th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Anthony Joshua of Britain won a thrilling super heavyweight (+91kg) final against Italy's defending champion Roberto Cammarelle to take Olympic gold here at the ExCel ... Read more...

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Australia glide to gold in men’s 470 sailing


August 10th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Australia's Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page gave their country gold in the men's 470 sailing event Friday after holding off a challenge from a British ... Read more...

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Andy Murray withdraws from Rogers Cup


August 10th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 10 (IANS) Olympic gold medallist Andy Murray withdrew from the Rogers Cup due to a knee injury, joining the growing list of top players absent from Canada's ... Read more...

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Olympic swimming: Manaudou takes 50m freestyle gold


August 4th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) French swimmer Florent Manaudou shot to the Olympic 50 metres freestyle gold, consigning defending champion Cesar Cielo to his first major final defeat in four ... Read more...

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Frenchman Tony Estanguet slaloms to canoe gold


August 1st, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) France's 2000 and 2004 Olympic gold medallist Tony Estanguet grabbed the top prize at the London Games Tuesday in the canoe slalom single category.Estanguet won ... Read more...

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Olympic shooting: Bindra fails to qualify, Narang makes final


July 30th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) Beijing Olympics gold medallist Abhinav Bindra crashed out of the London Games by failing to qualify for men's 10-metre air rifle final while compatriot Gagan ... Read more...

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Bolt’s doctor declares him fit and ready


July 27th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS/CMC) Team doctor of Jamaica's track and field outfit Winston Dawes says Usain Bolt is fit and ready for the Olympics despite lingering public concerns over his ... Read more...

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Liu Xiang equals men’s 110m hurdles world record


June 3rd, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 3 (IANS) Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang equalled the 12.87 seconds world record to claim the men's 110m hurdles title at the 2012 IAAF Diamond League at Eugene, Oregon.Cuban ... Read more...

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Dhoni to spend time with soldiers in Kashmir


June 1st, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) India's cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, conferred the honorary lieutenant colonel rank by the army, will perform his military duties for a week beginning ... Read more...

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Olympic gold medallist Chen Ying picks up World Cup title


May 25th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 25 (IANS) China's Olympic champion Chen Ying lifted the women's 25m pistol title in Munich's World Cup shooting event, the ISSF official website reported Friday.Chen shot the best ... Read more...

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Lin Dan to lead China’s challenge in Thomas Cup


May 18th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Wuhan (China), May 18 (IANS) Olympic gold medallist and four-time World Champion Lin Dan will lead the Chinese men's badminton team to capture its record fifth consecutive title at the ... Read more...

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First torchbearer for Olympic torch relay announced


May 11th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 11 (IANS) The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has confirmed that the first torchbearer for the Olympic torch relay in the UK would ... Read more...

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Australian hockey player dies on field


May 7th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, May 7 (IANS) In a tragic incident, a talented young women's hockey player Lizzie Watkins was killed in an on-field incident after she was hit on her head by ... Read more...

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Bolt will face stiff challenge from Blake: Holmes


May 4th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 4 (IANS) British two-time Olympic gold medallist Kelly Holmes feels that sprint star Usain Bolt will face a tough fight from his 22-year-old Jamaican teammate Yohan Blake to ... Read more...

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Eminent sportsmen support sports bill


November 10th, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) Eminent sportsmen, including India's lone Olympic gold medallist champion Abhinav Bindra and 1983 World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev, Thursday came out strongly in ... Read more...

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Dhoni, Bindra to don olive green from Tuesday


October 31st, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Olympic gold medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra will officially don the olive green uniform and be conferred the ... Read more...

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Cricket overshadowing other sports in India: Sebastian Coe


April 28th, 2011 - 10:14 am ICT by IANS
London, April 28 (IANS) Olympic gold medallist Lord Sebastian Coe, who is organising committee chairman for the 2012 London Olympics, believes cricket is overshadowing other sports activities in India.In an ... Read more...

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Saina confident of making a mark in Indian Open


April 25th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Saina Nehwal, favourite to win the Indian Open Super Series beginning Thursday, has brushed aside fitness issues and said she is confident of living up ... Read more...

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Swimmer Thorpe claims he can perform faster than before


March 30th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Mar.30 (ANI): Australia's Olympic swimming champion Ian Thorpe believes that after six months back in training he can become better and faster swimmer than he used to be.The five-time Olympic gold ... Read more...

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Thorpe appoints Touretski as his new coach


March 17th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar. 17 (ANI): Ian Thorpe's mentor Leigh Nugent said he has no doubt controversial coach Gennadi Touretski is the right person to steer the five-time Olympic champion to next year's London ... Read more...

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Oz swimmer Klim comes out of retirement, eying Olympics comeback


February 14th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 14 (ANI): Retired Australian swimmer Michael Klim will return to competitive swimming with a view to competing at the London 2012 Olympics.Responding to media speculation, Klim this afternoon announced that ... Read more...

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Hoogenband says ’special athlete’ Thorpe can win another gold in London


February 8th, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Abu Dhabi, Feb 8(ANI): Former Dutch swimmer Pieter van den Hoogenband believes that five-time Olympic gold medallist Ian Thorpe can add to his gold medal tally during the 2012 London Olympics."I think ... Read more...

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Ian Thorpe to return for 2012 London Olympics


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 2(ANI): Five-time Olympic gold medallist Ian Thorpe has announced that he will return to competitive swimming in a bid to contest the 2012 London Olympics.Thorpedo had retired from swimming in ... Read more...

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Thorpe’s comeback announcement praised and panned on Twitter


February 2nd, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb.2 (ANI): Swimming champion Ian Thorpe's announcement Wednesday that he will aim to compete in the London 2012 Olympics has been both praised and widely panned on social networking sites ... Read more...

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Thorpe must decide soon on international swimming comeback plans: Coach


February 1st, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb.1 (ANI): The manager of Australia's greatest Olympian, Ian Thorpe, has said that the latter will need to make up his mind about a comeback 'pretty quickly' as speculation builds over ... Read more...

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Vladimir Putin’s ‘mistress’ is Russian Vogue’s debut cover girl


December 15th, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 15 (ANI): Vogue's new editor-in-chief, Viktoria Davydova, has courted controversy by putting Vladimir Putin's alleged mistress on her first front cover.Alina Kabayeva will appear on the front of the January ... Read more...

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14-year-old Chinese girl emerges as threat to Oz swimmer Rice


November 15th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 15 (ANI): Twenty-two-year-old Australian swimmer Stephanie Rice faces a new threat from someone eight years her junior.According to the Sydney Morning Herald, a 14-year-old Chinese girl has taken the swimming ... Read more...

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Dementieva announces shock retirement from tennis to seek ‘big change in life’


October 30th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 30(ANI): Russia's Elena Dementieva has announced her surprise retirement from tennis after a loss at the WTA Championships in Qatar, ending her 13-year career.Dementieva revealed her decision at the on-court ... Read more...

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Tendulkar’s bat to be major attraction at sporting memorabilia charity auction in Mumbai


October 16th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 16 (ANI): A cricket bat autographed by ace cricketer Sachin Tendulkar would y be the major attraction at a sporting memorabilia charity auction scheduled to be held on ... Read more...

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Come on ‘Mrs. Malik’! (Games Sidelights)


October 7th, 2010 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) Who is the "Mrs. Malik" that Indian spectators are cheering for? You guessed it right - India's own tennis ace Sania Mirza who married Pakistani cricketer Shoaib ... Read more...

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Gagan next Olympic champion, says Bindra


October 6th, 2010 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) India's only individual Olympic champion, Abhinav Bindra, feels that compatriot Gagan Narang has it in him to become the next World and Olympic gold medallist in ... Read more...

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India shoot up to second spot behind Australia (Games Roundup)


October 6th, 2010 - 2:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS)Formidable Australia maintained their top position on the leaderboard even as hosts India showed their sporting might on day two of the 19th Commonwealth Games here Tuesday. ... Read more...

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CWG cycling: Australia sweep all three golds on offer on opening day


October 5th, 2010 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Led by three-time world champion and Athens Olympic gold medallist Anna Maree Meares, Australia began their cycling campaign at the 19th Commonwealth Games on a high ... Read more...

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