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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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Haryana doubles cash rewards for Rio


August 26th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Gohana (Haryana) Aug 26 (IANS) After showering cash rewards, luxury cars and other goodies on London Olympics medallists and participants, the Haryana government Sunday said it would double the ... Read more...

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Bolt, Blake break meet records in Lausanne


August 24th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Lausanne (Switzerland), Aug 24 (IANS/CMC) Olympic legend Usain Bolt and his Jamaican heir apparent Yohan Blake both set new meet records as they swept both sprints at the Lausanne Grand Prix ... Read more...

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Olympic gold medallists’ encore at Hungarian athletics meet


August 21st, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Budapest, Aug 21 (IANS) London Olympics gold medallists Sanya Richards-Ross, Krisztian Pars and Christian Taylor all won with ease at the Gyulai Memorial Athletic Meet here.Four-time Olympic and five time ... Read more...

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Indian boxers need to punch with more meat


August 18th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Four years ago, when Vijender Singh won India's first Olympic boxing medal, the sport received a shot in the fist. No less than eight boxers, ... Read more...

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Antony awards Rs.30 lakh to silver medallist Vijay Kumar


August 17th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Friday presented a cash reward of Rs.30 lakh to Vijay Kumar, who won a silver medal in the 25-metre rapid fire ... Read more...

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Delhi to give Rs.2 crore to Sushil Kumar


August 16th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Delhi government Thursday decided to increase the cash reward for London Olympics silver medallist wrestler Sushil Kumar from Rs.1 crore to Rs.2 crore."We ... Read more...

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No pomp as downcast Kenyans return from London Games


August 16th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Kenyan Olympic contingent returned home from the London Games downcast over a less than expected performance that saw it finish in 28th position with just ... Read more...

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Olympics: Sushil secures silver on concluding day (India Roundup)


August 12th, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Wrestler Sushil Kumar's silver Sunday made him the first individual athlete from India to win back-to-back medals at the Olympics and ensured the country's sixth ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing: Britain’s Joshua wins super heavyweight gold


August 12th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Anthony Joshua of Britain won a thrilling super heavyweight (+91kg) final against Italy's defending champion Roberto Cammarelle to take Olympic gold here at the ExCel ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing: Kazakhstan’s Sapiyev wins welterweight gold


August 12th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Kazakhstani boxer Serik Sapiyev won gold in the men's welterweight (69 kg) category Sunday, dominating Britain's local hero Freddie Evans 17-9 in front of the ... Read more...

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Would have loved to hear national anthem: Sushil


August 12th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) London Olympics silver medallist Sushil Kumar said he wanted to win the gold in the men's 66kg freestyle wrestling event and hear India's national anthem.Sushil ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: Sushil first to win back-to-back medals (Lead)


August 12th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Wrestler Sushil Kumar Sunday became the first individual athlete from India to win back-to-back medals at the Olympics after settling for silver in the men's ... 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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Olympics wrestling: India’s Yogeshwar inches closer to bronze medal (Fifth Lead, correcting Intro)


August 12th, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) India's Yogeshwar Dutt is just a win away from an Olympic medal as he beat Iranian Masoud Esmaeilpoorjouybari 3-1 in Repechage 2 to set up a ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: India’s Yogeshwar a win away from bronze (Fourth Lead)


August 12th, 2012 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Yogeshwar Dutt is just a win away from an Olympic medal as he beat Franklin Gomez Matos of Puerto Rico in Repechage 2 to qualify for ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: India’s Yogeshwar in second repechage (Third Lead)


August 12th, 2012 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Yogeshwar Dutt moved closer to an Olympic bronze medal as he defeated Franklin Gomez Matos of Puerto Rico to move into the second repechage round of ... Read more...

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Brazilian beach volleyball veteran eyes Rio Games


August 11th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 11 (IANS) London Olympic beach volleyball silver medallist Emanuel Rego has refused to rule out extending his career to the age of 43 at the Rio ... Read more...

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Chinese diver determined to bag diving gold at London


August 11th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) China's diving world champion Qiu Bo launched a near-perfect display from the 10m platform to qualify in top spot for Saturday's semi-finals.Qiu, winner of the event ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Jamaica, T&T; in hunt for relay glory


August 11th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS/CMC) Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago will vie for three medals after booking spots in Saturday's sprint and distance relay finals slated for the penultimate day of the ... Read more...

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Olympic pole vault: France’s Lavillenie soars to gold


August 11th, 2012 - 5:18 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) France's world and European pole vault champion Renaud Lavillenie took the gold medal Friday with an Olympic record leap of 5.97 metres.World silver medallist Bjorn ... Read more...

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Olympic bronze: Heavyweights Pulev and Mammadov win bronze


August 10th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Bulgaria's Tervel Pulev and Azerbaijan's Teymur Mammadov won bronze in the men's Olympic 91kg boxing here Friday after losing their respective semi-finals.Ukraine's Olexander Usyk ... Read more...

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Olympic cycling: Colombia’s Pajon flies to gold in women’s BMX


August 10th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Colombia's Mariana Pajon pedalled and jumped to gold in the women's Olympic BMX final Friday.Britain's Shanaze Read and 2008 silver medallist Laetitia le Corguille of ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing: Britain’s Ogogo and Uzbekistan’s Atoev win bronze


August 10th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Britain's Anthony Ogogo and Abbos Atoev of Uzbekistan won bronze in the men's Olympic 75kg boxing here Friday after losing their respective semi-final bouts.The results ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing: Shimizu and Alvarez claim bronze


August 10th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Satoshi Shimizu of Japan and Cuba's Lazaro Alvarez lost their respective semifinals in the men's 56kg boxing competition to claim Olympic bronze medals here.Shimizu succumbed ... 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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Olympics: Wrestler Geeta, high jumper Sahana out (India Intro Roundup)


August 10th, 2012 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) India wrestler Geeta Phogat crashed out while woman high jumper Sahana Kumari's plunge fell short of taking her to the final in the London Olympics here ... Read more...

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Olympics: Geeta Phogat out of wrestling (Second Lead)


August 10th, 2012 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) India wrestler Geeta Phogat crashed out of the Olympics after she lost her first repechage round to Ukraine's Tetyana Lazareva 3-0 in the women's 55kg wrestling ... Read more...

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Olympics: Geeta to wrestle in repechage; Devendro, Sahana out (India Roundup)


August 10th, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) India's Geeta Phogat lost her opening wrestling bout, while woman high jumper Sahana Kumari's plunge was short of taking her to the final in the London ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: India’s Geeta in repechage (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Wrestler Geeta Phogat got into the repechage round after Canadian Tonya Lynn Verbeek, who had defeated the Indian in the first round, went on to qualify ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: Geeta Phogat loses opening fight


August 9th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) India's Geeta Phogat lost to Tonya Lynn Verbeek of Canada 1-3 in the opening round of the Olympic women's 55kg wrestling event here Sunday.The fight was ... Read more...

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Olympics: Silver medallist Afanaseva may quit gymnastics


August 8th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian gymnast Ksenia Afanaseva is considering retirement after winning silver at the London Olympics in the team all-around, she said Wednesday.Afanaseva, 20, is a two-time ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Bolt, Brathwaite anxiously eyeing semis


August 8th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS/CMC) Sprint superstar Usain Bolt described his opening 200 metres heat here as "easy" as he took a giant step towards an unprecedented repeat Olympic sprint double at ... Read more...

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Olympics Athletics: Sally Pearson fastest hurdler, reinstated Toufiq triumphs (Roundup)


August 8th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) Sally Pearson of Australia set a new Olympics record to win the gold in the women's 100 metres hurdles while reinstated Algerian Taoufik Makhloufi produced a ... Read more...

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Olympics athletics: Indian discus thrower Vikas finishes eighth


August 8th, 2012 - 3:19 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) Indian discus thrower Vikas Gowda finished eighth while the gold was clinched by German Robert Harting and the silver went to Iranian Ehsan Hadadi in the ... Read more...

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