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Chinese paddlers ready for Beijing Olympics


July 29th, 2008 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Wuxi (China), July 29 (Xinhua) The star-studded Chinese table tennis team is well-prepared to face any challenge from rivals at the Beijing Olympics. After a two-day warm-up between Olympic qualifiers and their ... Read more...

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Poland is first Olympic squad to arrive in Beijing


July 27th, 2008 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, July 27 (Xinhua) The Polish Olympic team became the first international delegation to arrive here for the Beijing Games Sunday. Forty-two Polish athletes arrived early Sunday morning. They are the first ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan sprint queen to lead Olympic squad


July 25th, 2008 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Colombo, July 25 (Xinhua) Sri Lankan sprint queen Susanthika Jayasinghe has been elected to lead the country's Olympic squad to next month's Beijing Games, it was reported by the media here Friday. ... Read more...

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Pakistan announce 16-man Olympic hockey squad


July 21st, 2008 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, July 21 (IANS) Pakistan Monday named its 16-man hockey squad for next month's Olympic Games in Beijing with hopes that it will help the country revive its Olympic glory. Experienced defender ... Read more...

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Messi eager to play in his last Olympics


July 20th, 2008 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, July 20 (Xinhua) In probably his last appearance in the quadrennial event here next month, Argentine football prodigy Lionel Messi is confident that his team will be able to defend its ... Read more...

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Kenyan athletes poised to chase glorious moments


July 18th, 2008 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Nairobi, July 18 (Xinhua) Having groomed a pool of talented long distance runners, athletics' power-house Kenya will look for more glory at the Beijing Olympics in August. The Kenyan Olympic Committee dished ... Read more...

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Australia eyes third consecutive top-five finish


July 15th, 2008 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, July 15 (Xinhua) Australia tasted success at home by finishing fourth at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games and kept the glorious position on the medal table even four years later in ... Read more...

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FIH blamed for the ills of hockey in India and Pakistan


July 14th, 2008 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Avishek Roy Hyderabad, July 14 (IANS) Jahangir Ahmed Butt has seen it all in his lifetime. He had been part of the golden era of Pakistan hockey and then saw the slump ... Read more...

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Olympian footballer Kempaiah passes away


July 3rd, 2008 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Former India footballer Mariappa Kempaiah, who played in the 1956 and the 1960 Olympics, passed away in Bangalore, Wednesday. He was 75 and is survived by his ... Read more...

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NBA star Yao Ming joins Chinese Olympic squad


June 27th, 2008 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, June 27 (Xinhua) National Basketball Association (NBA) team Houston Rockets's Yao Ming says he has almost recovered from his foot surgery and was to join the Chinese national basketball team Friday. ... Read more...

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Dunga calls upon players to fight clubs for Olympics


May 15th, 2008 - 11:48 am ICT by admin
DPA Rio de Janeiro, May 15 (DPA) Brazil national football coach Carlos Dunga has called upon players to fight for their release with their European clubs if they wish to participate in the ... Read more...

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Shooting body draws up back up team for Olympics


March 26th, 2008 - 1:23 pm ICT by admin
By Abhishek Roy New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Shooters are India's best bet in the Olympics, and the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) wants to be doubly sure about it by building ... Read more...

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Ronaldinho out of Brazil squad for Sweden friendly


March 12th, 2008 - 2:03 pm ICT by admin
DPA Rio de Janeiro, March 12 (DPA) Brazil's national football team coach Dunga has left out star mid-fielder Ronaldinho from the squad that will take on Sweden in a friendly game on March ... Read more...

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