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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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Trinidad declares public holiday to celebrate Olympians


August 13th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, Aug 13 (IANS/CMC) Trinidad and Tobago (T&T;) went into celebration mode after Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar declared a public holiday Monday in recognition of the country's achievement ... Read more...

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Olympics: Jamaica win relay in new WR (Lead)


August 12th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/CMC) Jamaica's sprint relay team, anchored by the peerless Usain Bolt, delivered the first sub-37 seconds clocking in history en route to another World record. Trinidadian teenager Keshorn ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Blade Runner’s 400 metre dream over


August 6th, 2012 - 4:57 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) The first half of Oscar Pistorius' incredible Olympic adventure came to an end Sunday night when he failed to qualify for the final of the men's ... Read more...

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Phelps becomes history’s most medaled Olympian (Lead)


August 1st, 2012 - 6:13 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) American swimmer Michael Phelps became history's most medaled Olympian Tuesday when he and his country's 4x200m freestyle relay team took gold at the London ... Read more...

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Lia Neal qualifies for the Olympics


July 16th, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, July 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) When 17-year-old Lia Neal finished fourth at the Olympic qualifier, she became only the second African-American to qualify for Olympic swimming. She was fourth at the ... Read more...

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Olympic champion Bolt starts season with home event


April 18th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica), April 18 (IANS) Fastest man on earth, Olympic champion Usain Bolt will make his season's debut at the Jamaica International Invitational Meet in the run-up to this year's ... Read more...

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India’s dope-tainted quartermilers eligible for London Olympics


March 21st, 2012 - 1:33 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) India's dope tainted quartermiler runners -- Ashwini Akkunji, Sini Jose, Tiana Mary Thomas and Priyanka Panwar -- can hope to take part in the Olympics ... Read more...

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Six women quarter-milers get 12-month ban, but London hopes alive


December 23rd, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) India's six women quarter-milers, including Asian Games double gold medallist Ashwini Akkunji, were Friday banned for one year by the national anti-doping disciplinary panel and ... Read more...

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Ronan Keating swims Irish sea for charity


September 3rd, 2011 - 6:36 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 3 (IANS) Ronan Keating has completed a marathon swim across the Irish Sea for charity.The former Boyzone singer and his relay team, which included Olympic medalist swimmer Stephen ... Read more...

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Eight athletes failing dope test is unusual: athletics coach


July 31st, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 31 (IANS) Athletics coach Kuntal Roy, who will be conferred the Dronacharya Award, says eight internationally acclaimed Indian athletes failing dope Test is unusual and there is more ... Read more...

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Michael Phelps wins the gold medal at the FINA Swimming World Championship


July 27th, 2011 - 11:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Shanghai, July 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Michael Phelps won the gold medal in the 200-meter butterfly race at the FINA Swimming World Championships which is ongoing in the Chinese city of Shanghai. The ... Read more...

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Anti-doping agency collects 91 samples at Bangalore camp


July 12th, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 11 (IANS) The National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) Monday collected blood and urine samples of 91 athletes and checked medicine and food supplements at the Sports Authority of India's ... Read more...

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Ashwini, Priyanka’s B-samples test positive


July 11th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The 'B' sample of athletes Ashwini Akkunji and Priyanka Pawar have also tested positive for banned anabolic steroids.Ashwini and Priyanka failed the dope test last ... 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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NADA conducts surprise raid at NIS, Patiala (Lead)


July 9th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Patiala, July 9 (IANS) Reeling under the doping scandal, the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) conducted a surprise raid at the National Institute of Sports (NIS) here Saturday.A four-member NADA ... Read more...

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Ukraine coach blames contaminated food supplements for doping mess (Lead)


July 8th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Patiala, July 8 (IANS) India's sacked Ukrainian athletics coach Yuri Ogorodnik Friday said "contaminated" food supplements could be the reason behind six of his trainees failing dope tests.The coach also ... Read more...

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I’ve been set-up in doping scandal: Ogorodnik


July 8th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Patiala, July 8 (IANS) India's sacked Ukrainian athletics coach Yuri Ogorodnik Friday blamed food supplements after six of his trainees flunked dope tests."I cannot believe the girls tested positive for ... Read more...

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I am innocent, says Ashwini Akkunji


July 7th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) India's dope tainted quartermiler Ashwini Akkunji, who won 4x400 metres relay gold in the Commonwealth and the Asian Games, Thursday pleaded innocence and laid the ... Read more...

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Doping mess: Coach sacked; government, IOA in blamegame (Roundup)


July 5th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) The sports ministry, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) Tuesday indulged in a blamegame over rampant doping after Ukrainian coach ... Read more...

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Never advised steroids for athletes, I’m being set-up: Ukraine coach


July 5th, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Sacked Ukrainian coach Yuri Ogorobonik, who trained India's quarter-milers caught in doping, Tuesday claimed innocence and said that he was being set-up.The Ukrainian said that ... Read more...

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Doping scandal: Ukrainian coach sacked, minister orders probe (Lead)


July 5th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Stung by the sudden spurt in doping cases, Sports Minister Ajay Maken Tuesday announced the sacking of Ukranian coach Yuri Ogorobonik, who trained six of ... Read more...

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Asiad, CWG gold winner Ashwini joins dope-tainted stars (Roundup)


July 4th, 2011 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Ashwini Akkunji, the star of India's successful athletics campaign at the Asian Games and the Commonwealth Games who won three gold medals, is the latest ... Read more...

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Asiad, CWG gold winner Ashwini, Priyanka also fail dope test (Lead)


July 4th, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Ashwini Akkunji, who was a revelation at the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games winning three gold medals, has failed the dope test along with another ... Read more...

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IOA demands judicial inquiry in doping scandal


July 1st, 2011 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Acting president of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Vijay Kumar Malhotra Friday demanded a judicial enquiry into the doping case of six athletes and questioned ... 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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Ashwini’s big strides take her to new heights


December 4th, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) When Ashwini Chidananda with her sensational burst of speed won two gold medals for India at the Guangzhou Asian Games, little did she realise that her big ... Read more...

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Asian Games: Four golds take India’s tally to 14 (Roundup)


November 26th, 2010 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 26 (IANS) Four golds in athletics, boxing and kabaddi came India's way on the penultimate day of the Asian Games Friday to take the country's tally to 14. With three ... Read more...

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Asian Games athletics: Relay team gives gold, Preeja silver (Roundup)


November 26th, 2010 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 26 (IANS) Indian athletes churned out their best performance in Asian Games by winning five gold medals and ended the final day of the track and field events on a ... Read more...

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Asian Games: India’s gold tally rises to 13 (Evening Lead)


November 26th, 2010 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 26 (IANS) The women's 4X400 metres relay quartet and the men's and women's kabaddi teams won golds at the Asian Games here Friday to take the country's tally to 13. ... Read more...

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Asian Games: 4X400m relay women’s team wins 13th gold for India


November 26th, 2010 - 7:39 pm ICT by ANI
Guangzhou (China), Nov.26 (ANI): India secured a 13th gold medal at the XVIth Asian Games being held here when the women's 4X400m relay team of Manjeet Kaur, Sini Jose, Ashwini Akkunji and ... Read more...

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Asian Games athletics: India win gold in women’s 4×400m relay


November 26th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 26 (IANS) The Indian women's 4x400m relay team, in a sensational burst, defended their gold medal in the Asian Games here Friday.The victory gave India its fifth gold in athletics, ... Read more...

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Asian Games swimming: Khade creates history in pool after 24 years (Lead)


November 16th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 16 (IANS) Virdhawal Khade brought a swimming medal for India after 24 years, winning the bronze in the 50m butterfly at the Asian Games here Tuesday.Khade made up for his ... Read more...

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Asian Games swimming: Khade in men’s 50m butterfly final


November 16th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 16 (IANS) Virdhawal Khade Tuesday qualified for the men's 50-metre butterfly final in the Asian Games at the Aoti Aquatics Centre here Tuesday.Khade topped his heat by clocking 24.56 ... Read more...

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Nigerian silver medallist Folashade Abugan tests positive


October 15th, 2010 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Nigerian runner Folashade Abugan, who bagged two silver medals at the Delhi Commonwealth Games, is the fourth athlete to test positive for a banned substance and has ... Read more...

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