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Olympic athletics: Kenyan Rudisha wins gold in Men’s 800m


August 10th, 2012 - 3:04 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Kenyan runner David Rudisha set a searing pace as he won Olympic 800 metres gold in world record time Thursday.Rudisha, the reigning world champion, knocked ... 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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President congratulates Mary Kom


August 10th, 2012 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday congratulated Mary Kom on winning the bronze medal in women's boxing at 2012 London Olympics. "I am extremely delighted to ... Read more...

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Replica of Bolivar’s sword presented to fencing champ


August 9th, 2012 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Aug 9 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez bestowed the Order of the Liberators on the country's Olympic fencing champion, Ruben Limardo, and presented him with a replica of the ... Read more...

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Mary creates history, Devendro misses out (Overall India Roundup)


August 9th, 2012 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) M.C. Mary Kom was India's lone medal-winning boxer at the Olympics after Laishram Devendro Singh went down fighting in his quarterfinal bout Wednesday night.Mary Kom ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: Gold for Japanese grappler Obara


August 9th, 2012 - 6:34 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Eight-time world champion wrestler Hitomi Obara of Japan took her first Olympic medal with gold in the women's 48 kg freestyle Wednesday, beating Azerbaijan's Maria ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Russia’s Antyukh storms to 400m hurdles gold


August 9th, 2012 - 3:44 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Natalya Antyukh stormed to the women's 400 metres hurdles Olympic gold Wednesday.The Russian posted a personal best of 52.70 seconds for gold, holding off ... Read more...

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Olympic bronze not the end of my road: Mary Kom (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) Indian boxer M.C. Mary Kom said Wednesday that the Olympic bronze medal won't be the end of road for her and she would continue with her ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing: Mary Kom wins a historic bronze (India Round-up)


August 9th, 2012 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) India's M.C. Mary Kom scripted history by becoming the country's first woman boxer to win a medal at the Olympics when she finished with a ... Read more...

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PM congratulates Olympic medallist Mary Kom


August 8th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday congratulated M.C. Mary Kom on winning the bronze medal in women's boxing at 2012 London Olympics."I join the nation ... Read more...

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Life comes a full circle for Mary Kom (Profile)


August 8th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) In a country where world champions are a rarity, five-time boxing world champion M.C. Mary Kom always had to shout for recognition. But all ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing: Mary Kom secures historic bronze (Second Lead)


August 8th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) India's M.C. Mary Kom created history Wednesday by becoming the country's first woman boxer to win a medal at the Olympics.Mary Kom, however, had to ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing: Tajikistan and Brazil women bag bronze


August 8th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Boxer Mavzuna Chorieva became the first woman from Tajikistan to win an Olympic medal after she and Brazil's Adriana Araujo settled for the bronze in ... Read more...

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Shooter Vijay deserves topmost award: Dhumal


August 8th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 8 (IANS) Olympic silver medalist pistol shooter Vijay Kumar deserved the country's topmost award for a sportsperson, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said here Wednesday.In a missive ... Read more...

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It has been a roller-coaster ride, says Gagan Narang


August 8th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Aug 8 (IANS) Olympic bronze medallist, shooter Gagan Narang said Wednesday his journey from the Beijing Games to the London Olympics had been a roller-coaster ride.The rifle-shooter failed to ... Read more...

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Olympics: Norway’s Larsen takes Kayak sprint gold


August 8th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Norwegian kayaker Eirik Veras Larsen produced a late surge to beat highly-rated Canadian Adam van Koeverden to take Olympic gold in the men's K1 1,000 ... Read more...

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Olympics: Foster-Hylton ends sterling career after hurdle mishap


August 8th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS/CMC) Jamaican hurdler Brigitte Foster-Hylton says the 2012 season will be the last of her long, sterling career, a day after she crashed out of the London Olympics ... Read more...

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Grenada celebrates maiden Olympic medal


August 8th, 2012 - 2:50 am ICT by IANS
St.George's (Grenada), Aug 8 (IANS/CMC) Thousands took to the streets late Monday to celebrate the country's first ever Olympic medal after the mercurial Kirani James stormed to victory in the final ... Read more...

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Olympics: Triple jumpers fail, Saina gets rousing reception (India Lead)


August 7th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) It was a luckless day for India at the Olympics with its two triple jumpers on show crashing out of the track and field competition here ... Read more...

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When Saina wanted to quit badminton


August 7th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 7 (IANS) Disheartened by a streak of losses last year, Saina Nehwal wanted to stop playing badminton, revealed Pullela Gopichand, the London Olympics bronze medallist's coach. "Saina came ... Read more...

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Saina aims for greater feats after Olympic bronze (Lead)


August 7th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 7 (IANS) India's ace shuttler Saina Nehwal Tuesday said winning a bronze medal at the London Olympics was a dream come true and would motivate her to achieve ... Read more...

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Saina aims for gold in Rio


August 7th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 7 (IANS) Badminton star Saina Nehwal, back home with an Olympic medal, said the bronze she won in London will motivate her to be the best in the ... Read more...

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Woman power at London Games (Olympic diary)


August 7th, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, August 7 (IANS) From being non-existent at the first modern Olympics to being nearly half of the total competitors in current edition, women athletes have come a long way ... Read more...

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Mary Kom in semis, Vijender suffers heartbreaking loss (Overall India Roundup)


August 7th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) MC Mary Kom ensured India's best medal haul at the Olympics by reaching the women's boxing semifinal at the London Games while Beijing bronze medallist Vijender ... Read more...

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Olympics boxing: India’s Vijender knocked out (Lead)


August 7th, 2012 - 4:55 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) India's ace boxer Vijender Singh was knocked out of the 2012 London Games after he went down 13-17 to Uzbek Abbos Atoev in the quarterfinal of ... Read more...

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Olympics: Mary Kom ensures best medal haul for India (India Intro Roundup)


August 7th, 2012 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) India recorded their highest medal haul at the Olympic Games, with five-time women's world champion boxer M.C. Mary Kom ensuring a fourth metal for the country ... Read more...

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Will give my best for a bigger medal, says Mary Kom


August 6th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) Star boxer M.C. Mary Kom was jubilant after ensuring fourth medal for India from the London Olympic Games and said she wants to keep up the ... Read more...

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Indians will be proud of Mary Kom, says husband


August 6th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Indian boxer M.C. Mary Kom's husband Onler Kom said Monday that the pugilist made the country proud after assuring the country its fourth Olympic medal ... Read more...

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Surprised that people didn’t expect a medal from me: Vijay


August 6th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) Olympic silver medallist Vijay Kumar says he was taken aback when people, including the media, expressed surprise on his podium finish here at the London Games."I ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Kazakhstan’s Rypakova leaps to triple jump gold


August 6th, 2012 - 9:05 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Olga Rypakova of Kazakhstan took Olympic gold in the women's triple jump Sunday.Rypakova, the world silver medalist, took the title with a third-round jump of ... Read more...

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Olympic triple jump : Kazakhstan’s Rypakova leaps to gold


August 6th, 2012 - 4:02 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Olga Rypakova of Kazakhstan took Olympic gold in the women's triple jump Sunday.Rypakova, the world silver medalist, took the title with a third-round jump ... Read more...

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Olympics: Mary Kom keeps alive India’s medal hopes, hockey team crushed (India Roundup)


August 6th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Indian boxer M.C. Mary Kom kept alive the medal hopes for her country as women's boxing made its Olympic debut while the men's hockey team was ... Read more...

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Olympics: Michael Phelps bids farewell


August 5th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) The first Olympic medal came on a humid August night beneath the Athenian stars eight years ago, and the 22th - the last one for ... Read more...

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Olympics: Super Saina wins bronze, Manoj Kumar loses (Roundup)


August 5th, 2012 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Saina Nehwal became the first Indian shuttler to win an Olympic medal Saturday when she bagged the bronze after her opponent, China's Xin Wang, retired hurt ... 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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