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Two get Khel Ratna, 25 Arjuna Award


August 19th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The sports ministry Sunday named Olympic medallists Vijay Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and 25 others for the ... 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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Olympic wrestling: Varner wins gold for US


August 12th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Jacob Varner grappled to the gold medal for the United States in the Olympic men's 96kg freestyle wrestling here at the ExCel Arena Sunday, beating ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing: Carrazana wins flyweight gold for Cuba


August 12th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Cuba's Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana won gold in the Olympic men's flyweight (52kg) boxing category here at the ExCel Arena Sunday, beating Mongolian fighter Tugtsogt Nyambayar ... Read more...

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Dikshit announces Rs.1 crore award for Sushil Kumar


August 12th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Sunday announced an award of Rs.1 crore to wrestler Sushil Kumar who bagged a silver in the 66kg freestyle ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: Sushil Kumar loses final, secures silver


August 12th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Sushil Kumar lost the Olympic men's 66kg freestyle final to Japan's Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu 1-3 and settled for a silver medal at London Games here Sunday, ... Read more...

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Olympics: Ram Singh finishes 78th in men’s marathon


August 12th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Armyman Ram Singh Yadav finished 78th with a time of 2:30.06 hours in the Olympic men's marathon here at The Mall Sunday, marking the end of ... Read more...

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Olympics: All eyes on Sushil after Yogeshwar’s bronze (Overall India Roundup)


August 12th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) India will be hoping for a second wrestling medal at the London Olympics with Beijing bronze winner Sushil Kumar in action on the concluding day ... Read more...

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Olympics: Wrestler Yogeshwar gets India bronze after hockey embarrassment (India Roundup)


August 12th, 2012 - 1:57 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt gave India lot to cheer about by winning the bronze medal on a day when the hockey team, eight-time Olympic champions, ended ... Read more...

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Olympic hockey: India lose to SA, finish 12th


August 11th, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) South Africa gave the finishing touches to India's disastrous campaign in the Olympic men's hockey competition with a 3-2 win in the classification match for 11-12 ... Read more...

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Olympic basketball: Spain storms into final (Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 4:58 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Spain defeated Russia 67-59 in a comeback victory in the Olympic men's basketball semifinal Friday.Russia led for the first three quarters, but Spain's three-point shooting ... Read more...

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Olympic basketball: Spain storms into final


August 11th, 2012 - 3:25 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Spain defeated Russia 67-59 in a comeback victory in the Olympic men's basketball semifinal Friday.Russia led for the first three quarters, but Spain's three-point shooting ... Read more...

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Olympic cycling: Strombergs retains BMX gold medal


August 10th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Latvia's Maris Strombergs became the first Olympian to retain a BMX title with victory in the men's final Friday.The double World Champion won the first ... Read more...

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Olympic volleyball: Russia defeat Bulgaria to reach final


August 10th, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia ousted Bulgaria in a four-set Olympic men's volleyball semi-final Friday.Bulgaria fought back in the third game after going two games down before a tense ... Read more...

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Olympic hockey: India looking for consolation win (Preview)


August 10th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) In what would be a repeat of the 2006 World Cup scenario, India will take on South Africa in a classification match for positions 11 and ... Read more...

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Olympics: Australia paddle to kayak four gold


August 9th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Last year's World Championships silver medallists Australia narrowly claimed gold Thursday in a close-run Olympic men's kayak four final.The Australians held a quarter-length advantage ... Read more...

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Olympics: Merritt leads US gold rush in athletics (World Roundup)


August 9th, 2012 - 8:16 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) American Aries Merritt ran a personal best of 12.92 seconds to win the Olympic men's 100m hurdles title Wednesday as the US closed in upon China ... Read more...

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Olympic sailing: Gold for Australia in men’s 49er


August 8th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Australian crew of Nathan Outterridge and Iain Jensen won the gold in the Olympic men's 49er sailing class by a convincing margin here Wednesday.Outterridge ... Read more...

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Olympics: Germany beat Hong Kong for table tennis bronze


August 8th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) Beijing silver medallists Germany took bronze in the Olympic men's table tennis tournament here, defeating Hong Kong Wednesday.Germany's Timo Boll won the first and last singles ... Read more...

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Olympics: Germany’s Brendel paddles to canoe gold


August 8th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Canoeist Sebastian Brendel paddled to gold for Germany in the Olympic men's C1 1,000-metre sprint Wednesday, forcing Spain's David Figueroa Cal to settle for ... Read more...

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Olympic football: Brazil beat South Korea


August 8th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Manchester, Aug 8 (IANS) Brazil beat South Korea 3-0 to advance to the Olympic men's football final where they will face Mexico.Brazil ended the deadlock seven minutes before the interval ... Read more...

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Olympics hockey: India crash to fifth successive defeat


August 7th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) Belgium struck thrice to hand India their fifth consecutive defeat in the preliminary league of the Olympic men's hockey competition here Tuesday.Goals by veteran Jerome Dekeyser ... Read more...

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Olympics: Powell a major doubt for remainder of season


August 7th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS/CMC) Luckless Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell may have run his last race for the season. Powell pulled up in Sunday's final of the Olympic men's 100m here, but ... Read more...

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Olympic hockey: India heading for lowest finish (Preview)


August 6th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) India will have to reconcile to playing for positions ninth to 12th and their result against Belgium on Tuesday would be of no consequence in the ... Read more...

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Olympic badminton: China sweeps men’s doubles titles


August 5th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) China completed an unprecedented clean sweep of the badminton gold medals Sunday, winning the Olympic men's doubles final against Denmark in straight games.Cai Yun and ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Indian walker Irfan Thodi finishes impressive 10th


August 5th, 2012 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) Indian walker Irfan Kolothum Thodi put on an impressive performance here Saturday to finish 10th in the Olympic men's 20 km race walk with a national ... Read more...

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Olympic hockey: Jittery India suffer third defeat


August 3rd, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) A jittery India crashed to a 2-5 defeat against Germany for their third straight reverse in Group B of the Olympic men's hockey competition here Friday.The ... Read more...

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Olympic table tennis: China secures another gold


August 2nd, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) China locked in another table tennis gold when World No.1 Zhang Jike and teammate Wang Hao both reached the men's singles final at the Olympic Games ... Read more...

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Olympic hockey: A test of character for India


August 2nd, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) India find themselves in an all-too-familiar situation wherein they not only need to win all their matches, but also pray for favourable results in other games ... Read more...

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Olympics hockey: India suffer another reverse, lose 1-3 to Kiwis


August 1st, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) New Zealand chalked up a 3-1 win over India who thus slid to their second defeat in as many matches in the Olympic men's hockey competition ... Read more...

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Olympic tennis: Vardhan loses in first round


July 30th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) Indian Davis Cupper Vishnu Vardhan's dream outing in the Olympic men's singles of tennis competitions was short-lived as he went down in straight sets to ... Read more...

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Olympic Hockey: Tough opener for India (Preview)


July 29th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) After an eight-year break, India renew their quest for the elusive ninth gold medal when they take on the Netherlands in their opening Group A fixture ... Read more...

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Spain, Argentina bring high hopes to Olympic basketball


July 28th, 2012 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS/EFE) The Spanish, Argentine and Brazilian Olympic men's basketball squads will all be battling for podium spots and looking to pull off a huge upset over a ... Read more...

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Wang Shixian left out Chinese Olympic badminton squad


July 11th, 2012 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 10 (IANS) Women's World No.4 shuttler Wang Shixian was left out of China's London Olympics squad as dark horse Li Xuerui grabbed the ticket along with Wang Yihan ... Read more...

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Brazil, Spain, Britain seeded in Olympic football


April 24th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 24 (IANS) Brazil, Spain, Britain and Mexico have been seeded for the Olympic men's football tournament.The draw for the group stage will separate the four seeded teams apart ... Read more...

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