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Egyptian minister arrested for groping in London


September 12th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 12 (IANS) An Egyptian sports minister tried to claim diplomatic immunity after being arrested for groping a tourist while in London with his country's paralympic delegation, the Daily ... Read more...

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Medvedev lauds ‘courageous’ Russian paralympians


September 11th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has lauded the country's "courageous" achievements at the London Paralympics.Monumental efforts particularly in athletics, where 19 gold were won, and ... Read more...

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Two Russian athletes disqualified for doping at Paralympics


September 9th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 9 (IANS) Two Russian powerlifters have been disqualified from the London Paralympics for doping, the country's Paralympic Committee said.Vadim Rakitin and Nikolai Marfin took a drug named neotropin ... Read more...

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Golden girl in Paralympic pool


September 5th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 5 (IANS) Boasting two gold medals and a new world record at the London Paralympics, the 17-year-old British swimmer Eleanor Simmonds has long held the limelight in the ... Read more...

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London Paralympics open in ‘journey of discovery’


August 30th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 30 (IANS) London Paralympic Games were officially opened in a storytelling ceremony highlighted by "a journey of discovery" Wednesday night.Guided by the world's most celebrated scientist, Professor ... Read more...

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Azerbaijan promises $500,000 for Olympics gold winner


July 4th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Baku (Azerbaijan), July 4 (IANS) President Ilham Aliyev of the oil-rich Azerbaijan has signed a decree promising handsome bonuses to the country's sportsmen and coaches who win medals in ... Read more...

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Paralympics urge to cancel Dow Chemicals sponsor


February 1st, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Prominent paralympians and para-athletes joined Bhopal gas tragedy victims and campaigners here to demand that the London Olympics Organising Committee cancel Dow Chemicals' sponsorship of ... Read more...

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London Paralympics Games organisers launch short film


August 27th, 2010 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) With two years to go for the London Paralympics, the organisers marked the occasion by launching a short film featuring one of the UK's most successful Paralympians, Tanni ... Read more...

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Michael Phelps leaves fans spellbound during Olympic heroes parade


October 6th, 2008 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 6 (ANI): Ace swimmer Michael Phelps received a warm welcome from thousands of people lining the streets of Towson, Maryland, Saturday afternoon to welcome their local Olympic heroes home. ... Read more...

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