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Sushil Kumar felicitated in Chandni Chowk


September 1st, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar was felicitated by the people of Chandni Chowk here Saturday.The event was held on the main road of the ... Read more...

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Cuban Fernandez, Yashvir to get Dronacharya Award


August 24th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Cuban coach Blas Iglesias Fernandez Friday became the first foreign coach in India to be awarded the Dronacharya Award.The sports ministry announced that Fernandez ... Read more...

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After wrestlers, Mary Kom gets frenzied reception


August 14th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) M.C. Mary Kom, the first Indian woman boxer to win an Olympic medal, was Tuesday morning accorded a rousing reception on arrival at the ... Read more...

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Sushil, Yogeshwar return home to hero’s welcome


August 14th, 2012 - 2:08 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) India's Olympic medal winning wrestlers Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt returned home late Monday night to a hero's welcome as hordes of supporters, including ... 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: Tintu Luka finishes sixth in 800m semis (Overall India Roundup)


August 10th, 2012 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) Indian runner Tintu Luka ran her heart out only to finish sixth in the Olympic women's 800 metre semifinals while high jumper Sahana Kumari and wrestler ... Read more...

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Olympics: Wrestler Geeta, high jumper Sahana out (India Intro Roundup)


August 10th, 2012 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) India wrestler Geeta Phogat crashed out while woman high jumper Sahana Kumari's plunge fell short of taking her to the final in the London Olympics here ... Read more...

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Olympics: Geeta Phogat out of wrestling (Second Lead)


August 10th, 2012 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) India wrestler Geeta Phogat crashed out of the Olympics after she lost her first repechage round to Ukraine's Tetyana Lazareva 3-0 in the women's 55kg wrestling ... Read more...

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Olympics: Geeta to wrestle in repechage; Devendro, Sahana out (India Roundup)


August 10th, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) India's Geeta Phogat lost her opening wrestling bout, while woman high jumper Sahana Kumari's plunge was short of taking her to the final in the London ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: India’s Geeta in repechage (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Wrestler Geeta Phogat got into the repechage round after Canadian Tonya Lynn Verbeek, who had defeated the Indian in the first round, went on to qualify ... 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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Olympics: James storms to men’s 400m gold (Lead)


August 7th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS/CMC) The outstanding Kirani James added an Olympics gold to his fast-growing resume by racing to a personal best time to win the men's 400 metres in dominating ... Read more...

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Olympic shooting: Curtains over India’s successful campaign (Lead)


August 6th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) India's successful shooting campaign at the Olympics came to an end Monday with rifle shooters Gagan Narang and Sanjeev Rajput and trap exponent Manavjit Singh Sandhu ... Read more...

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Can’t believe I won a medal: Saina Nehwal


August 5th, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal said she could not believe she won a medal after she was awarded the victory against Chinese Xin Wang here Saturday.The ... Read more...

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Saina changes Bejing heartbreak into Olympic bronze (Profile)


August 4th, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) From a heart break in Beijing to the bronze medal in London -- the first for India in Olympics badminton, shuttler Saina Nehwal has come ... Read more...

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Phelps confirms retirement after London Olympics


August 3rd, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Swimming legend Michael Phelps, the most prolific Olympic medallist, has confirmed he would retire after the London Olympics."No more competitive swimming, no more club meets. ... Read more...

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Malmerdi wins gold for Italy in kayak slalom


August 1st, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, August 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Davide Molmenti won Italy's third gold medal of the London Olympics Wednesday, claiming the men's K-1 kayak slalom.Molmenti's time of 93.43 with no penalties was ... Read more...

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British cyclist Wiggins begins Olympics opening ceremony


July 28th, 2012 - 3:15 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) British cyclist Bradley Wiggins, the Tour de France champion, rang a huge bell at the Olympic Park to mark the beginning of the opening ceremony of ... Read more...

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Haryana announces cash awards for Olympic medallist


July 26th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The Haryana government Thursday announced huge cash awards for its sportspersons if they win a medal in the 2012 London Games.Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh ... Read more...

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Afghanistan’s first Olympic medallist eyes an encore


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 23 (IANS) Afghanistan's first Olympic medallist Rohullah Nikpai has vowed to bring more laurels for his country at the London Games beginning Friday.In a recent interview with ... Read more...

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Olympics won’t be easy for Bolt: Mennea


July 13th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Milan, July 13 (IANS) Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has the potential to break his own world records at the upcoming London Olympics, but it would be quite a hard victory, ... Read more...

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Emami makes Gambhir, Vijender its brand ambassadors


June 4th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 4 (IANS) India's leading and diversified FMCG company Emami Ltd. has roped in five sports celebrities including famed Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir and Olympic medallist boxer Vijender ... Read more...

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Canada hopes to finish among top 12 in London


May 30th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, May 30 (IANS) Canada hopes to finish among the top 12 in the 2012 Olympics.So says three-time Olympic medallist and International Swimming Hall of Fame member Mark Tewksbury, Canada's ... Read more...

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Army chief calls for restoring India’s glory in hockey


May 28th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Indian Army Chief V.K. Singh, who has hogged headlines for a controversy relating to his date of birth, Monday revealed another side of himself - ... Read more...

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Russian Olympic medallist tests positive


April 25th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 25 (IANS) Russian long jumper Irina Meleshina, silver medallist at the 2004 Athens Olympics, has been banned for two years by the Russian Athletics Federation after she tested ... Read more...

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Ben Johnson in Goa with Indian origin footballers


July 29th, 2011 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Two time Olympic medallist Ben Johnson is in India in a new avatar. Accompanying two young Canadian brothers of Indian origin to Goa to attend ... Read more...

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Olympic medallist Carl Lewis in race for New Jersey Senate


April 13th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): Former Olympic champion Carl Lewis has announced his plans to enter the American political arena and run for the New Jersey state senate.The athletics legend said he wants ... Read more...

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Olympic medallist Carl Lewis to run for New Jersey senate


April 12th, 2011 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 12 (IANS/EFE) Athlete Carl Lewis, winner of nine Olympic gold medals, has announced that he plans to seek a state senate seat from New Jersey, where he ... Read more...

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CWG Archery: Deepika wins gold, Dola picks up bronze


October 10th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) India's Deepika Kumari won the gold while Dola Bannerjee had to settle for a bronze in the recurve archery event of the Commonwealth Games here Sunday.Deepika made ... Read more...

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I have become more experienced in last four years: Vijender


October 1st, 2010 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Vijender Singh, the lone Olympic medallist for India in boxing, says he is more experienced now and is looking to improve on his ... Read more...

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Michael Phelps cozies up to girlfriend in Hawaii


September 1st, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Michael Phelps cozies up to girlfriend in HawaiiLondon, Sep 1 (ANI): American swimmer Michael Phelps has been spotted getting up close and personal with girlfriend Nicole Johnson in HawaiiThe Olympic medallist ... Read more...

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Australia confirm swimming squad for Commonwealth Games


August 27th, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 27 (IANS) Australia Friday confirmed a strong 52-member swimming squad for the Oct 3-14 Commonwealth Games. Swimming Australia had earlier announced a 45-member squad for the Oct 3-14 Games but have ... Read more...

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Top shooters may miss Commonwealth Games squad, says national coach


August 25th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Some of the top shooters may miss the Commonwealth Games as the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) is not going to take past records and ... Read more...

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Malleswari wants IWF secretary sacked


July 25th, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Noida, Jul 25 (IANS) Sydney Olympics bronze medallist Karnam Malleswari said Sunday that Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWF) secretary Sahdev Yadav should be sacked for not taking timely action against coach Ramesh Malhotra, ... Read more...

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Gill inaugurates wrestling stadium for Commonwealth Games


July 6th, 2010 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) A spanking new wrestling stadium, named after wrestling great Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav, who was independent India's first individual Olympic medallist, was inaugurated by Sports Minister M.S. ... Read more...

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