paralympic games

New test detects growth hormone doping


September 17th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) A new test, developed by three universities, can successfully detect growth hormone doping in sporting events.On Sep 8, the International Paralympic Committee had announced a ... 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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Cuba achieves historic performance in Paralympics


September 10th, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Sep 10 (IANS) Cuba achieved its best performance in the London Paralympics 2012, which ended Sunday, winning nine gold, five silver and three bronze medals.The best Cuban athlete was ... Read more...

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Rihanna skips Paralympic rehearsals


September 10th, 2012 - 7:02 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 10 (IANS) Singer Rihanna partied so hard on the night of MTV Video Music Awards that she had to skip London Paralympic closing ceremony rehearsals with the ... Read more...

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Paralympic Games: Brazilian Dias wins 4th swimming gold


September 7th, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) Brazilian swimmer Daniel Dias won his fourth gold medal at the London 2012 Paralympics in the 50-meter backstroke (class S5), beating his third world record ... Read more...

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Farman lashes out against India’s paralympic committee


September 6th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) India's physically challenged powerlifter Farman Basha Thursday lashed out against the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) for using the free facilities meant for athletes and ... Read more...

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Jay Z to perform at Paralympics closing


September 5th, 2012 - 4:54 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 5 (IANS) Singer Jay Z will reportedly join Coldplay on stage at the Paralympic games closing ceremony in London.The Paralympics are organised for sportsmen who are physically ... Read more...

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Girisha bags India’s first medal from Paralympics


September 4th, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 4 (IANS) India's para-athlete Girisha Hosanagara Nagarajegowda gave the country its first medal, a silver, from the Paralympic Games here by finishing second in the Men's High Jump ... Read more...

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Russian Paralympic archers sweep podium


September 4th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Paralympic archers swept the podium in the men's standing category as Timur Tuchinov beat Oleg Shestakov in the final here.Tuchinov downed Shestakov 7-3, while ... Read more...

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Defeated Pistorius questions rules


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 3 (IANS) In a night that should have belonged to Paralympic Games superstar Oscar Pistorius, Alan Oliveira of Brazil had not read the script for the T44 men's ... Read more...

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Brazilian sprinters break records in Paralympics


September 3rd, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 3 (IANS) Brazilian sprinters broke Paralympic records here at the Paralympic Games.Terezinha Guilhermina set a new Paralympic record in the women's T11 200-metre race with a time of ... Read more...

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London stadium cheers for Djibouti runner


September 2nd, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 2 (IANS) The Olympic Stadium thundered as 80,000 spectators applauded injured Djibouti runner Houssein Omar Hassan when he stumbled across the finish line in the men's 1,500m heat ... Read more...

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Paralympic discus gold for Russia


September 1st, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Alexei Ashapatov has hurled his way to Paralympic gold in the men's discus for athletes who use wheelchairs, setting a new world record along ... Read more...

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Paralympic gold for Russia in women’s long jump


August 31st, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Margarita Goncharova claimed gold in the F37/38 category of the women's long jump at the Paralympic Games here Friday.Athletes who suffer from uncontrollable muscular ... Read more...

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First Paralympic gold goes to China


August 31st, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) China's Zhang Cuiping won the first gold medal of the London Paralympic Games with a world record performance.Zhang, 24, notched up 500.9 points on aggregate ... 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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Paralympic flame lit


August 29th, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Buckinghamshire, Aug 29 (IANS) The London Paralympic flame was ignited in Stoke Mandeville village prior to the 24-hour torch relay.Up to 3,000 people attended the ceremony at the Stoke Mandeville ... Read more...

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10 Indians for Paralympic Games


August 28th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) India will be represented by 10 athletes at the 2012 Paralympic Games to be held in London from Aug 29 to Sep 9.Quota places have ... Read more...

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Paralympic Games: Over 70,000 new tickets go on sale


August 27th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) London Paralympics organisers LOCOG has released a further 70,000 tickets for sale, including for Wednesday's opening ceremony.Tickets are available for a wide range of sports including ... Read more...

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Rihanna, Coldplay team up to for Paralympic closing


August 27th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) Singer Rihanna and band Coldplay will reportedly team up for the closing ceremony of 2012 London Paralympic Games.The Paralympic Games, for the physically challenged, are ... Read more...

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Mayor praises Paralympic Village


August 26th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 26 (IANS) Eva Loeffler, Mayor of the Paralympic Games village, is proud of the village."The only feedback I've heard from the athletes is 'marvelous'," Loeffler said in an ... Read more...

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Hawking at Paralympics?


August 26th, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 26 (IANS) British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking is likely to be involved in the Opening Ceremony of Paralympic Games here Aug 29.It is unclear whether he will be ... Read more...

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Three Jordan Paralympics athletes charged with sex offences


August 22nd, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 22 (IANS) Three members of the Paralympics squad from Jordan have been charged with committing sexual offences against a child and a woman, The Sun reported Wednesday.The men ... Read more...

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Britain to celebrate Paralympics with disabled festival


August 22nd, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 22 (IANS) Opening of the Paralympic Games will be celebrated in Britain with various performances and artwork.The unlimited programme, bringing together 200 artists from across the United Kingdom, ... Read more...

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Putin voices support to Russian Paralympic team


August 20th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 20 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday wished success to the Russian Paralympic team, which will leave for London to take part in the 2012 Paralympic Games."Your every ... Read more...

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Olympics: Pistorius denied run as South Africa crash out of relay


August 9th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) South African 400 metres runner Oscar Pistorius was denied a second chance of running at the London Olympic Games as his team-mate Oftense Mogawane crashed to ... Read more...

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Bucketful condoms in Olympic Village trigger probe (Olympic Diary)


August 9th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) After being in the news that they are available in record numbers in the London Games, condoms are back in the limelight following an inquiry ... Read more...

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LOCOG apologises to India for opening ceremony incident


August 1st, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) The London Olympics organisers have apologised to the Indian contingent for the opening ceremony incident which saw a Bangalore-based woman parading with the country's athletes.The London ... Read more...

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Olympics of superstitions (Olympic diary)


July 30th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
London July 30 (IANS) Many Olympians may strongly believe in scientific methods of training, yet they are superstitious. They seem to think that some of their routine rituals are ... Read more...

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Mystery woman in Indian contingent a cast member, says Coe (Lead)


July 30th, 2012 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) The mystery woman who gatecrashed the opening ceremony of the London Games Friday night with the Indian contingent was a cast member "should not have ... Read more...

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Mystery woman identified, IOA demands investigation


July 29th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) The appearance of a mystery woman in the Indian contingent at the opening ceremony of the London Olympics has infuriated the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), ... Read more...

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Archery spectators turned away from Lord’s


July 28th, 2012 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Hundreds of spectators for the archery event at the London 2012 Olympics Games were turned away from the Lord's cricket ground on the opening day, Friday, ... Read more...

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Olympics: Security is top priority, says Cameron


July 27th, 2012 - 8:57 am ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Security during the London Olympic Games was the British government's main concern, Prime Minister David Cameron has said."Obviously, our main concern is to have secure ... Read more...

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London apologises to North Korea after flag blunder


July 26th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) The organisers of 2012 London Olympic Games have issued a statement of apology after mistakenly using the national flag of South Korea for the North Korean ... Read more...

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UK deploys 1,200 additional troops for Olympic security


July 25th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by BNO News
LONDON, ENGLAND (BNO NEWS) -- The British government will deploy an additional 1,200 troops to ensure security at the Olympic Games in London, Olympics Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Tuesday, raising the ... Read more...

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