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Olympic modern pentathlon: Lithuania’s Asadauskaite wins last gold


August 13th, 2012 - 2:23 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Lithuania's Laura Asadauskaite won the last gold medal of the London Olympics in the women's modern pentathlon Sunday.Asadauskaite, the reigning European champion, set an Olympic ... Read more...

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Olympic modern penthathon: Svoboda wins gold for Czechs


August 12th, 2012 - 2:47 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) David Svoboda of the Czech Republic took gold Saturday in the men's modern pentathlon at Olympics here .Svoboda entered the final combined run and shoot ... Read more...

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Olympics: Rana finishes 36th in men’s 50km walk


August 11th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) India's Basanta Bahadur Rana created a national record but that could only ensure him a 36th place in the men's 50km walk at the London Olympics ... Read more...

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Olympics: Russia’s Lysenko hurls hammer farthest to take gold


August 11th, 2012 - 7:02 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Tatyana Lysenko added Olympic hammer gold to her world title Friday, nailing the Olympic record with a huge throw.Lysenko threw the hammer 78 metres ... Read more...

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Olympic pole vault: France’s Lavillenie soars to gold


August 11th, 2012 - 5:18 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) France's world and European pole vault champion Renaud Lavillenie took the gold medal Friday with an Olympic record leap of 5.97 metres.World silver medallist Bjorn ... Read more...

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Usain Bolt sets new Twitter Olympic record


August 10th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Usain Bolt enticed the heart of many of his fans when he once again scooped the championship of 200 meters race. This was not only noted in ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: I have nothing left to prove, says Bolt (Second Lead)


August 10th, 2012 - 6:24 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) In a show of his sprint dominance to sports fans around the world, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt won the gold medal in the 200 metres here ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Bolt claims historic double with 200m gold (Lead)


August 10th, 2012 - 3:56 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) In a display of his sprint dominance to sports fans around the world, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt won the gold medal in the 200 metres ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Pearson powers to 100m hurdle gold


August 8th, 2012 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) World champion Sally Pearson powered to Olympic gold in the women's 100m hurdles final Tuesday, setting a new Olympic record in the process.The Australian exploded ... Read more...

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Olympics: Bolt admits to pressure ahead of 100m conquest


August 7th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS/CMC) Sprint legend Usain Bolt has admitted to being under pressure to defend his men's Olympics 100 metres title in London.Shortly after storming to victory in a new ... Read more...

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Chinese swimming team get hero’s welcome


August 7th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 7 (IANS) The Chinese swimming team, which won five gold medals at the London Olympics, received a hero's welcome when it arrived at the Beijing airport.Hundreds of fans ... Read more...

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Olympic GB cycling: Kenny sprints to gold


August 7th, 2012 - 3:11 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Britain's Jason Kenny sprinted to victory at the Olympic velodrome Monday, beating France's Gregory Bauge in the men's sprint final.Kenny had earlier broken the Olympic ... 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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Olympic shooting: Narang, Rajput fail to qualify


August 6th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) Indian rifle shooters Gagan Narang and Sanjeev Rajput failed to qualify for the London Olympics finals of the men's 50-metre rifle three positions here at the ... Read more...

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Olympics: Jamaicans rejoice as Bolt wins 100m final


August 6th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica), Aug 6 (IANS/CMC) Jamaica came to a standstill shortly after the country's most recognisable face, Usain Bolt, reiterated his status as the fastest man on the planet by winning ... Read more...

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Bolt screams to Olympic 100m gold (Lead)


August 6th, 2012 - 4:30 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) Usain Bolt won Olympic gold in the men's 100 metres Sunday, screaming to the line in an Olympic record of 9.63 seconds.The Jamaican collected his fourth ... Read more...

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US shooter Gray on target for rifle gold


August 4th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Jamie Lynn Gray of the United States shot her way to gold in the women's 50 metres rifle three positions Saturday, setting two Olympic ... Read more...

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Olympic weightlifting: Podobedova lifts Kazakhstan to gold


August 4th, 2012 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Svetlana Podobedova won Olympic gold for Kazakhstan by the narrowest of margins here Friday, edging out Russia's Natalya Zabolotnaya in the women's 75 kg weightlifting ... Read more...

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Olympic swimming: Clary shocks Lochte for 200m backstroke gold


August 3rd, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) America's Tyler Clary won gold in a new Olympic record in the men's 200 meters backstroke here.Clary, the fastest qualifier for the final, clocked ... Read more...

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Olympics: Kromowidjojo blazes to 100m freestyle gold


August 3rd, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Ranomi Kromowidjojo of the Netherlands blazed to gold in the women's 100 metres freestyle swimming Thursday, setting a new Olympic record.Kromowidjojo, who led the time sheets ... Read more...

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Olympic cycling: Germany take women’s sprint gold after China demoted


August 3rd, 2012 - 1:32 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) China's Gong Jinjie and Guo Shuang were demoted to the silver medal in the women's team sprint cycling Thursday, with gold going to Germany's Kristina ... Read more...

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Olympics: Schmitt steers US to 4×200m freestyle relay gold


August 2nd, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Allison Schmitt anchored the American girls to Olympic gold in the 4x200 metres freestyle relay here.Schmitt charged down Australia's Alicia Coutts to take gold for ... Read more...

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Olympic swimming: Jiao wins 200m butterfly for China


August 2nd, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Jiao Liuyang of China sped to gold in the women's 200 metres butterfly at the London Olympics here Wednesday.Jiao, the Beijing silver medallist at the age ... Read more...

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South Korea’s Kim takes shooting gold in 25m pistol


August 2nd, 2012 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) South Korea's Kim Jangmi shot her way to gold in the 25-metre pistol event Wednesday, edging out China's Ying Chen despite a disappointing showing in ... Read more...

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Schmitt wins women’s 200m freestyle


August 1st, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, August 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US swimmer Alison Schmitt stormed to grab the gold in the women's 200 metres freestyle final at the London Olympics.Schmitt clocked an Olympic record time ... Read more...

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Olympics: Phelps misses out on gold, but claims record


August 1st, 2012 - 3:59 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) South African Chad le Cos won the gold medal for men's 200-meter butterfly at the Olympics Tuesday, but defending champion American Michael Phelps still made ... Read more...

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Maneza clinches Kazakhstan’s 2nd weightlifting gold


August 1st, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Maiya Maneza won Kazakhstan's second weightlifting gold Tuesday, setting a new Olympic record in the women's 63kg category.Maneza scored 110 kg in the snatch, two ... Read more...

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Perfect Hancock grabs 2nd Olympic gold in skeet


July 31st, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Defending champion and world record holder Vincent Hancock put on a shooting masterclass to retain the Olympic gold in the men's skeet here Tuesday.The American ... Read more...

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British Olympic chief defends Chinese swimmer Ye


July 31st, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) Colin Moynihan, chairman of the British Olympic Association (BOA), has spoken out in defence of 16-year-old Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen against doping suspicions.Ye's swim in ... Read more...

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Olympic swimming: American Grevers wins men’s 100-m backstroke gold


July 31st, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) American Matthew Grevers powered to gold in the men's 100 metres backstroke final Monday, setting a new Olympic record along the way.The double Beijing Olympics ... Read more...

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Olympics: North Korean weight-lifter breaks world record


July 31st, 2012 - 9:13 am ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) North Korea's Kim Un Guk broke the world record in men's 62 kg category weight-lifting on the way to win gold at the London Olympics Monday.Kim ... Read more...

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Olympics: North Korea’s Om wins gold with record lift


July 30th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Korea's Om Yun Chol took men's 56 kg weightlifting gold at the London Olympics Sunday after joining a small group of athletes who have ... Read more...

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France’s Muffat grabs 400m freestyle gold


July 30th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) Camille Muffat of France held off a strong challenge from Allison Schmitt to win the Olympic 400 metres women's freestyle gold Sunday.Muffat, a 2011 world bronze ... Read more...

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Olympics: New Zealand rowers set records


July 29th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) The New Zealand rowers had a strong start to their Olympic regatta, setting a new world and Olympic record on the first day of the competition ... Read more...

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Olympics: Bolt hopes to ‘continue flying’


July 28th, 2012 - 7:52 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Jamaican sprinter and world and Olympic record holder Usain Bolt said he was feeling "very good" at the London Games and that he hopes to "continue ... Read more...

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