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Shooter Joydeep Karmakar: The mind will go where the spirit takes it (Interview)


August 28th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 28 (IANS) He mulled selling his kidney to buy a rifle, became a national champion with a borrowed gun, has participated in 17 World Cups, missed out a ... Read more...

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Olympics: Tintu Luka finishes sixth in 800m semis (Overall India Roundup)


August 10th, 2012 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) Indian runner Tintu Luka ran her heart out only to finish sixth in the Olympic women's 800 metre semifinals while high jumper Sahana Kumari and wrestler ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Tintu Luka fails to qualify for 800m final


August 10th, 2012 - 2:13 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) Indian runner Tintu Luka failed to qualify for the 800m final after she finished sixth in the second semi-final in the women's event at the 2012 ... Read more...

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I will be happy if athletes improve their records: Bahadur singh


July 31st, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) India athletics coach Bahadur Singh says he will be happy if his 14 wards better their career best performance at the London Olympics.The Indian squad includes ... Read more...

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10,000 run in Maharashtra marathon for girl child


September 18th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Virar (Maharashtra), Sep 18 (IANS) Thousands of people from the Vasai and Virar townships Sunday gave a thumbs up to protecting the girl child by running in the first ever ... Read more...

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P.T.Usha named brand ambassador for Vasai-Virar Marathon


September 16th, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Virar (Maharashtra), Sep 16 (IANS) P.T. Usha, the yesteryears golden girl of Indian track and field, has been named as brand ambassador of the maiden Vasai-Virar Mayor's Marathon scheduled ... Read more...

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Narang recommended for Khel Ratna, Zaheer for Arjuna Award


July 22nd, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) India's top shooter Gagan Narang, who bagged four gold medals at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, has been recommended for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, ... Read more...

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Doping scandal to haunt India for long


July 10th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The doping scandal involving eight athletes has put India in a spot of bother as it comes within a year of the Indian Olympic Association ... Read more...

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Thoroughly probe role of coaches, officials: Usha, Randhawa


July 4th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) After two more Indian athletes tested positive Monday, former greats P.T. Usha and Gurbachan Singh Randhawa said the role of coaches, support staff and officials ... Read more...

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Sports ministry opens CWG venues to the public


April 15th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The sports ministry Friday opened the venues of the 2010 Commonwealth Games to the general public under a "Come and Play" scheme.Sports Minister Ajay Maken ... Read more...

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Usha pays rich tribute to Suresh Babu (Lead)


February 19th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi/Ranchi, Feb 19 (IANS) India's star athlete P.T.Usha paid a rich tribute to Asian Games gold medallist and Arjuna awardee Suresh Babu, who passed away in a local hospital in Ranchi due ... Read more...

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Maken grants Rs.5crore to Usha Athletics School for development of synthetic turf


February 13th, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by ANI
Kozhikode, Feb 13(ANI): Union Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports, Ajay Maken on Sunday announced assistance worth Rs. five crores to the P.T. Usha-run Usha Athletics School, for development ... Read more...

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Maken grants Rs.5 crore to P.T.Usha’s athletics academy


February 13th, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Sports Minister Ajay Maken Sunday announced a grant of Rs.5 crore for the P.T Usha Athletics Academy at Kozhikode for laying a synthetic turf which will be ... Read more...

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Commonwealth Games sports facilities would be fully utilized, assures Ajay Maken


February 5th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 5 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Ajay Maken today said the stadia constructed for the 19th Commonwealth Games would be fully utilised.While on his ... Read more...

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Sports ministry forms committee for venue management


February 5th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) The sports ministry Saturday formed a committee to find ways for the best utilisation of Sports Authority of India (SAI) venues after the Commonwealth Games.During a visit ... Read more...

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Highlights of Indian sport in 2010


December 28th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) The following are the highlights of Indian sport in 2010:* The 101 medals (38 gold, 27 silver, 36 bronze) at the Commonwealth Games are India's best ... Read more...

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A relay medal in London Olympics possible: Manjeet Kaur


December 12th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Avishek Roy New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) After back-to-back gold medals at the Commonwealth and the Asian Games, the women's 4X400 relay team is seriously aiming at a possible Olympic medal in ... Read more...

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Commonwealth Games, Asiad inspires girls to hone their skills in athletics


November 28th, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by ANI
By Girish Chandra DubeyVaranasi, Nov.28 (ANI): Girls from villages are undergoing tough practice in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi District to hone their skills in athletics after being inspired by the recent Commonwealth Games ... Read more...

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Asian Games athletics: Ashwini, Abraham make it a golden double (Lead)


November 25th, 2010 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 25 (IANS) Ashwini Chidananda and Joseph Abraham made it a golden double for India by winning the women's and men's 400 metres hurdles at the Asian Games here Thursday.The lone ... Read more...

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No Games inaugural invite for P.T. Usha


October 3rd, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode (Kerala), Oct 3 (IANS) Former sprint queen P.T. Usha is upset over not being invited to the inaugural ceremony of the Commonwealth Games and maintains she has not received any e-mail ... Read more...

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P.T. Usha upset at not being invited to Games opening ceremony


October 2nd, 2010 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode (Kerala), Oct 2 (IANS) A day before the Commonwealth Games begin in Delhi, sprint queen P.T. Usha is upset at the organisers having failed to invite to the opening ceremony many ... Read more...

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Olympic Gold Quest launches ‘Power your Champion’ programme


September 23rd, 2010 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ) Thursday launched 'Power your Champion' programme to raise sustainable funding to create Olympic champions. The programme aims to get a million Indians to contribute ... Read more...

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Injuries, form behind foreign athletes’ pull-out: P.T Usha


September 23rd, 2010 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Former sprint queen P.T. Usha feels it is indifferent form and injuries and not the recent controversies that have resulted in the pullout of some top foreign ... Read more...

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Athletics federation announces 92-member squad for CWG


August 31st, 2010 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) Tuesday announced a 92-member squad for the Oct 3-14 Commonwealth Games. The Indian athletes will compete in 45 of the 46 events ... Read more...

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Shooter Gagan Narang threatens to skip Commonwealth Games


August 6th, 2010 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Overlooked for the coveted Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, India's ace shooter Gagan Narang Friday said he was demotivated and was thinking to skip the New Delhi ... Read more...

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Usha finds running easier than managing her academy


August 1st, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Avishek Roy New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Sprinter-hurdler P.T.Usha has overcome many challenges in her illustrious career, but today she faces the biggest hurdle of her life -- running her dream project, ... 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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Saina to get Khel Ratna, Arjuna for Chettri and Sandeep (Roundup)


July 30th, 2010 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Ace Indian shuttler and World no.2 Saina Nehwal will get the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, the country's highest sports award, while Indian forward Sunil Chettri, currently playing ... Read more...

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Khel Ratna for Saina, Chettri gets Arjuna Award (Lead)


July 30th, 2010 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Ace Indian shuttler and World no.2 Saina Nehwal will get the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, the country's highest sports award, while Indian footballer Sunil Chettri, currently playing ... Read more...

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Shuttler Saina Nehwal to receive 2010 Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna


July 30th, 2010 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 30 (ANI): Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal was on Friday selected for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.The National Sports Award Selection Committee, headed by P T Usha, ... Read more...

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Saina to get Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna


July 30th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Ace Indian shuttler and world no.2 Saina Nehwal will get the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, the country's highest sports award. The award's committee headed by India's legendary ... Read more...

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Tintu, Mayookha shine at Asian All-Star Athletics Meet


July 29th, 2010 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) India's Tintu Luka and Mayookha Johney's performance in the women's 800 metres and long jump events respectively stood out on the first day of the Asian All-Star ... Read more...

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National Stadium is ‘world class’: Cameron (Lead)


July 29th, 2010 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron was impressed by the refurbished National Stadium here Thursday, terming it a "world class" facility and wished the Commonwealth Games "every ... Read more...

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Cameron says National Stadium ‘world class’


July 29th, 2010 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron took up the willow and played a few shots as former India captain Kapil Dev bowled to him at the National ... Read more...

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