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Chinese juggernaut rolls on at Olympics (World Roundup)


August 8th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) Chinese hurdles star Liu Xiang suffered a first-round exit from the Olympics for the second straight time, but his fellow countrymen made history by beating their ... Read more...

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Son of Olympics hero jailed over drug link


August 7th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) Liam Oliver-Christie, son of British Olympics hero Linford Christie, has been jailed for helping two cocaine dealers sell drugs from his home, the Daily Mail reported. ... Read more...

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Los Angeles to host 2015 Special Olympics


September 15th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 15 (IANS) Los Angeles will host the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games.The announcement was made Wednesday by the Special Olympics International Board of Directors. The board ... Read more...

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India win 243 medals including 92 gold at Special Games in Athens


July 8th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 8 (IANS) India won 243 medals, including 92 gold, at the recent Special Olympics World Summer Games-2011 in Athens.Mallika Nadda, chairperson of the Special Olympics Himachal Pradesh ... Read more...

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Etihad official carrier of Pakistani special olympics team


June 21st, 2011 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 20 (IANS/WAM) UAE's Etihad Airways will be the official carrier for Pakistan's special olympics team in the upcomming sports event in Athens this year, it was ... Read more...

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Vijender gets ‘Samsung Most Valued Performance Award’


December 23rd, 2010 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) India's Asian Games gold medallist boxer Vijender Singh was presented as the 'Samsung Most Valued Performance Award' at a felicitation programme for the Guangzhou Games' medal ... Read more...

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Shuttler Lin Dan honoured as most valuable player of Asiad


November 27th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 27 (IANS) Chinese badminton superstar Lin Dan was awarded the Samsung Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the Asian Games.MVP is regarded as the supreme honour for the athletes, recognised by ... Read more...

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Wasps kill Special Olympics gold winner


October 18th, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 18 (IANS) A player of the gold medal winning team that participated in the last Special Olympics in China was stung to death by wasps in Himachal Pradesh, an official ... Read more...

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Shooters swell Indian gold kitty (Roundup)


October 6th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Abhishek Roy New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) Led by World No.3 Gagan Narang and Beijing Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra, Indian shooters set the range on fire winning three gold and three ... Read more...

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CWG: Narang shoots past Bindra to take the gold (Afternoon Lead)


October 6th, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) Indian shooters struck gold early third day of the Commonwealth Games Wednesday as World No.3 Gagan Narang pipped compatriot and Beijing Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra in ... Read more...

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Brazil hopes to power rise on Olympics, World Cup projects


August 25th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 25 (IANS) Brazil, the world's eighth largest economy with a GDP of $1.5 trillion, is gearing up to host the football World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics ... Read more...

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Narang bags bronze; first Indian to qualify for London Olympics (Lead)


July 31st, 2010 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) A day after he was overlooked for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, shooter Gagan Narang bagged the bronze in the 10 metre air rifle event at ... Read more...

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Shooter Narang becomes first Indian to qualify for London Olympics


July 31st, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) A day after he was overlooked for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, shooter Gagan Narang won the bronze in the 10 metre air rifle event at ... Read more...

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Phelps not invincible as FINA moves to level things


December 13th, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Hamburg, Dec 13 (DPA) When several world records were broken in the run-up to the FINA world championships in Rome, it was clear that the season would be dominated not so ... Read more...

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100-member Indian youth delegation to leave for China


June 12th, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 12 (ANI): The Fourth Indo-China youth delegation will visit China from June 15 to June 24 under the Indo-China Youth Exchange Programme to further foster and enhance the continued ... Read more...

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China’s disabled people meet to evolve action plan


November 11th, 2008 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 11 (Xinhua) A three-day conference of China's disabled persons kicked off Tuesday to discuss a five-year action plan for their betterment.According to the agenda of the China Disabled Persons Federation ... Read more...

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Veteran Brit athlete says cricket in Olympics will hamper individual disciplines


August 18th, 2008 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 18 (ANI): In what could be described as a setback for those who are vehemently demanding that cricket should be included in Olympics, veteran British athlete Linford Christie ... Read more...

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World’’s top tennis players look forward to competing in Beijing


August 10th, 2008 - 11:04 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, August 10 (ANI): World''s top tennis players like Novak Djokovic, Ana Ivanovic, Sania Mirza looking forward to competing in Beijing Olympics.World no. three Serbia''s Novak Djokovic believes winning tennis gold ... Read more...

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China determined to defend women’s volleyball title


July 17th, 2008 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, July 17 (Xinhua) Despite a disappointing fifth finish in the just concluded 2008 World Grand Prix, the Chinese women's volleyball team is determined to defend its title at the Beijing Olympics. ... Read more...

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