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Coach key to my success, says Bolt


September 13th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica), Sep 13 (IANS/CMC) Sprint legend Usain Bolt has hailed coach Glen Mills as the key to his recent success at the London Olympics.The 26-year-old swept both sprints to become ... Read more...

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Belarus shot putter Ostapchuk banned for one year


September 11th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Minsk, Sep 11 (IANS) Belarus shot putter Nadezhda Ostapchuk, who had her Olympic title stripped in London for failing a drug test, received a one-year ban Tuesday.Ostapchuk won the gold ... Read more...

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Kenya’s runner Jelimo blames tactics for poor show in London


August 16th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 16 (IANS) Kenya's Pamela Jelimo has blamed poor tactics for her failure to retain her Olympic title. Russian Mariya Saminova ended her reign as the women's 800 metres ... Read more...

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Campbell-Brown eyes Rio 2016 despite London disappointment


August 14th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 14 (IANS/CMC) Jamaica's Veronica Campbell-Brown says she is eyeing a fifth consecutive Olympics despite her disappointing outing at the London Games.The marquee sprinter captured bronze in the 100 metres ... Read more...

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Olympic gymnastics: Russia win rhythmic gymnastics gold


August 12th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia emphatically captured the rhythmic gymnastics gold at the London Olympics Tuesday, finishing well clear of runners-up Belarus.The Russians won with a total score of ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing: China’s Zou takes light flyweight gold


August 12th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Chinese light flyweight boxer Zou Shiming retained his Olympic title Saturday after beating Thailand's Kaeo Pongprayoon in a tight final.Beijing champion Zou won all three ... Read more...

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Olympic taekwondo: South Korea, Argentina win golds


August 11th, 2012 - 8:32 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) South Korea's Hwang Kyung Seon defeated Nur Tatar from Turkey to retain her Olympic title in the women's 67 kg division while Argentina's Sebastian Eduardo Crismanich ... Read more...

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Olympic hockey: Netherlands beat Argentina to defend women’s title


August 11th, 2012 - 7:15 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) The Netherlands became only the second team to retain their Olympic title with a 2-0 victory against world champions Argentina in the women's hockey final Friday.Chances ... Read more...

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Olympic swimming: Russia clinch synchronised team title fourth time


August 11th, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) Russia's synchronised swimmers clinched their fourth straight Olympic title in team event at London Olympics Friday, concluding their tour with a sweep of both duet and ... Read more...

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Andy Murray withdraws from Rogers Cup


August 10th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 10 (IANS) Olympic gold medallist Andy Murray withdrew from the Rogers Cup due to a knee injury, joining the growing list of top players absent from Canada's ... Read more...

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Olympics: James wants to inspire young athletes at home


August 10th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS/CMC) World and Olympics 400 metres champion Kirani James says one of his goals is to help stop talented young athletes in Grenada from falling out of grace ... Read more...

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Olympic javelin: Spotakova wins gold, retains title


August 10th, 2012 - 5:17 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Czech javelin thrower Barbora Spotakova retained her Olympic title Thursday, throwing more than four metres further than her closest rival.Spotakova hurled her javelin 69.55 metres ... Read more...

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Olympic diving : Chen retains 10m diving title in style


August 10th, 2012 - 2:48 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) China's Chen Ruolin retained her Olympic title in the women's 10 metre platform Thursday, demolishing the field with an exhibition of exquisite diving.Chen, 19, won ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: Japanese women grapplers sweep two golds (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 6:47 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Japan heaped two golds in a day at 48kg and 63kg women's freestyle category here Wednesday of London Olympics wrestling competition.The 63kg legend Kaori Icho beat ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: High jump champ Ukhov targets world record


August 9th, 2012 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Olympic high jump champion Ivan Ukhov has now turned his attention to breaking the world record, he said Wednesday.Ukhov won Olympic gold for Russia Tuesday, ... Read more...

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Olympics : Meares pips Pendleton to cycling gold


August 8th, 2012 - 5:02 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Anna Meares of Australia consigned defending champion Victoria Pendleton to defeat in a controversial Olympic cycling sprint final Tuesday.Pendleton was relegated after winning the first ... Read more...

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Olympic shooting: Cernogoraz claims trap gold in shootout


August 6th, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) European champion Giovanni Cernogoraz held his nerve in a gold medal shootout to take the Olympic title in the men's trap Monday.The Croatian fired 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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Olympic sailing: Sweden takes star gold as Britain squeezed out (Lead)


August 6th, 2012 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Swedish crew of Fredrik Loof and Max Salminen took Olympic sailing gold in the star class Sunday, winning the medal race as their British ... Read more...

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Olympic badminton: Lin Dan retains singles gold after fierce battle


August 5th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Lin Dan of China retained his Olympic badminton title edging out Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei in a repeat of their Beijing showdown here Sunday.The match ... Read more...

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Olympic sailing: Sweden takes gold


August 5th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Swedish crew of Fredrik Loof and Max Salminen took the Olympic sailing gold in the Star class Sunday, winning the medal race as ... Read more...

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Olympic rowing: Britain retain men’s four crown


August 4th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Britain here Saturday retained their Olympic title in the men's four rowing, beating Australia and the United States to gold at the London Olympics.The British ... Read more...

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Ethiopia’s Dibaba retains 10,000m Olympic title


August 4th, 2012 - 7:26 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ethiopia's Tirunesh Dibaba put in a devastating last lap to retain her Olympic 10,000 meters title in London Friday.Dibaba, the double Olympic gold medalist in ... Read more...

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Olympic judo: France’s Riner wins gold


August 4th, 2012 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) French judoka Teddy Riner won an Olympics gold in the men's 100+ kg category here Friday, beating Russia's Alexander Mikhaylin in the final.Riner, a bronze ... 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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Le Clos sends out warning to Phelps


August 2nd, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) South African Chad le Clos sounded out a warning to Michael Phelps that he will again be the man to beat if the American wants ... Read more...

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Olympic rowing: South Africa takes gold in coxless fours


August 2nd, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) South African rowers pipped Britain and defending champions Denmark to gold at the Olympics in a thrilling lightweight coxless fours race here Thursday.South Africa's James ... Read more...

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Olympic tennis: Federer moves into third round


July 30th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Swiss Roger Federer Monday kept on course for adding the Olympic title to his Wimbledon crown, beating Julien Benneteau of France in straight sets ... Read more...

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Kemboi shifts base to Bristol to avoid public scrutiny


July 14th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, July 14 (IANS) Troubled world 3,000m steeplechase champion Ezekiel Kemboi has sneaked out of Kenya team's training camp in Nairobi and shifted base to Bristol City.Kenya Olympics officials said ... Read more...

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Lin Dan in quest of second Olympic title as China set to stamp authority


July 12th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 12 (IANS) Badminton superstar Lin Dan is in quest for a record second Olympic title at the London Olympic Games as a star-studded Chinese team looks to stamp ... Read more...

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China set to challenge US dominance in pool


July 11th, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 10 (IANS) Swimming prodigy Michael Phelps spearheads the US quest for pool dominance at the London Olympics as the team is ready for challenges from worldwide, including ... 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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Olympic cycling champion Sanchez crashes out of Tour, Olympics


July 8th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, July 8 (IANS) Samuel Sanchez, who won the gold medal in the men's cycling road race in the Beijing Olympic Games four years ago, crashed midway through the eighth ... Read more...

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Isinbayeva ‘90 percent ready’ for Olympics


June 30th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Pole vault world record holder Yelena Isinbayeva said Saturday she is 90 percent ready to compete at the London Olympics next month after rediscovering her ... Read more...

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Bolt squares off with Powell again in Oslo


June 7th, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Oslo, June 7 (IANS/CMC) Jamaican sprint sensation Usain Bolt will square off with fellow countryman Asafa Powell for the second time in as many weeks in a 100 metre contest at ... Read more...

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