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Four swimmers still missing in Maharashtra’s Ratnagiri


August 19th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Ratnagiri (Maharashtra), Aug 19 (IANS) Nearly a day after seven people swimming off a beach in Ratnagiri district went missing, rescue teams are still looking for four whose bodies have ... Read more...

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Briton held for peeping into Chinese women swimmers changing room


August 15th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 15 (IANS) A Briton has pleaded guilty to voyeurism after he was caught spying on the Chinese women's swimming team during the London Olympics in their changing room.Declan ... Read more...

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Carmen Electra goes topless for magazine cover


August 11th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 11 (IANS) Glamorous model-actress Carmen Electra has shot topless for a magazine cover, with only her golden locks maintaining her modesty.The 40-year-old has graced the front ... Read more...

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Olympic champion Cameron Van der Burgh admits to cheating


August 8th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The recently crowned 100m breast stroke Olympic champion Cameron Van der Burgh has just admitted that he cheated in winning the gold. The celebrated South African gold ... Read more...

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France’s Muffat grabs 400m freestyle gold


July 30th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) Camille Muffat of France held off a strong challenge from Allison Schmitt to win the Olympic 400 metres women's freestyle gold Sunday.Muffat, a 2011 world bronze ... Read more...

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Swimmer Ann Curtis dies


July 27th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
California, July 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Ann Curtis, who is a renowned swimmer for winning two gold medal at the 1984 Olympics that were held in London died on Thursday at the age ... Read more...

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Piranha attack in China leads hunt for fish


July 12th, 2012 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 12 (IANS) Chinese authorities have launched a massive hunt for piranhas, the flesh-eating fish, which attacked at least two people recently in a river.Authorities are offering 1,000 yuan ... Read more...

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Gagan sole Indian representative in swimming at London


July 7th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) India Saturday got its sole representation from swimming at the London Olympics courtesy the 'universality quota'.World body FINA selected Karnataka swimmer Gagan Ulalmath to participate ... Read more...

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Comeback Evans fails to qualify at US swimming trials


July 1st, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS) Former Olympic champion Janet Evans had to end her comeback as the 40-year-old finished 53rd out of 65 swimmers in the 800-metre freestyle preliminaries at ... Read more...

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Brazilian swimmer banned for two years


June 28th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 28 (IANS) Brazilian swimmer Glauber Silva has been banned for two years and stripped of his place at the London Olympics for doping.Silva, who last month ... Read more...

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Two Pakistani swimmers allowed to compete in Olympics


June 9th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 9 (IANS) Two Pakistani swimmers have been allowed to feature in the upcoming London Olympics.The official of the Pakistan Swimming Federation ((PSF) told Xinhua Saturday that the world ... Read more...

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African lake turns red from high levels of salt


June 4th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 4 (IANS) A lake in west African nation Senegal has turned blood red in colour due to a high concentration of salt, with some areas within the lake ... Read more...

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Government clears foreign training for swimmers for Olympics


May 24th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The sports ministry Thursday cleared training of the three-member Indian swimming team at Germany's Olympic Centre in Frankfurt to prepare for the 2012 London Games. ... Read more...

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South African swimmer Townsend misses Olympic qualification


April 19th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, April 19 (IANS) South Africa's Darian Townsend, winner of the men's 4X100m relay at the 2004 Athens Olympics, failed to qualify for the London Olympics in the 200m freestyle ... Read more...

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Dad banned from swimming pool for ‘too long’ shorts


March 8th, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Mar 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A 45-year-old dad could not believe his ears when he was told to get out of the swimming pool because his shorts were “too long.” Andy Toms ... Read more...

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Ice swimmers vote semi-naked in Russia’s Siberia


March 5th, 2012 - 5:06 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) More than 10 ice swimming enthusiasts voted semi-naked in Russia's Siberia region in the presidential polls Sunday.Clad only in swimwear, the voters cast their ballot ... Read more...

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Flying shark stuns NZ pilot


January 4th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Christchurch, Jan 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A New Zealand pilot thought he was dreaming when he spotted a “flying shark” during a flight on the 26th of December. Alarmed by the unusual sight, ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka one gold behind leader India in South Asian Beach Games


October 13th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 13 (IANS) Sri Lankan swimmers swept all the gold medals in the life-saving event at the first South Asian Beach Games allowing the hosts to almost catch up ... Read more...

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Poke sharks in eyes if attacked: Russian officials


August 19th, 2011 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The best way to defend yourself from a shark attack is to poke them in the eyes and gills, Russian emergency officials have warned swimmers."If ... Read more...

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Lochte overtakes Phelps for gold in World Swimming Championships


July 26th, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, July 26 (IANS) American Ryan Lochte won the gold in the men's 200-meter freestyle at the 2011 World Swimming Championships Tuesday, overtaking countryman and Olympic champion Michael Phelps ... Read more...

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Spielberg fined in Italy


July 26th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, July 26 (IANS/AKI) Hollywood director Steven Spielberg was fined for violating boating rules while vacationing on the Italian island Sardinia.Spielberg paid 151 euros to the Coast Guard after angry ... Read more...

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Indian swimmers win gold, not Olympic berth


July 6th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Indians Virdhawal Khade and Sandeep Sejwal won gold medals at the 7th Singapore Open Swimming Championships, a qualifying event for the 2012 London Games, but ... Read more...

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Thorpe appoints Touretski as his new coach


March 17th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar. 17 (ANI): Ian Thorpe's mentor Leigh Nugent said he has no doubt controversial coach Gennadi Touretski is the right person to steer the five-time Olympic champion to next year's London ... Read more...

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UK’s Olympic swimming team poses naked for underwater photo-shoot


March 4th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 4 (ANI): A dozen of swimmers from Britain's Olympic team have got together to pose naked for a daring underwater photo-shoot.The group included swimmers, divers, water polo players and one ... Read more...

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Swimmers win best athlete awards at National Games


February 26th, 2011 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Feb 26 (IANS) Swimmers Richa Mishra of Delhi and Maharashtra's Veerdhawal Khade were awarded the best athlete awards at the closing ceremony of the 34th National Games here Saturday.Mishra got the ... Read more...

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Parents in UK say goggle ban at school swimming lessons is ‘nutty’


February 26th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 26 (ANI): Parents in Oxfordshire have called the government's move to ban goggles at school swimming lessons as 'nutty' and 'extreme.'According to the ruling by Oxfordshire County Council, kids would ... Read more...

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Richa betters her Games record, wins ninth gold (Lead)


February 17th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Feb 17 (IANS) Delhi's Richa Mishra bettered her previous National Games record by wining the ninth gold in the swimming event in the current edition of the games here Thursday.Richa Thursday ... Read more...

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Swimmer Richa Mishra now eyeing Olympic qualification


February 17th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Feb 16 (IANS) The good performance at the National Games has spurred swimmer Richa Mishra to work hard and qualify for the 2012 London Olympics.Richa collected eight gold medals in the ... Read more...

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National Games: Manipur boy helps Jharkhand win aquatics gold


February 16th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Feb 16 (IANS) Jharkhand finally managed to win one gold medal in aquatics in the on-going National Games here Wednesday and the credit goes to Manipur boy Hemjit Netei.The 22-year-old Netei, ... Read more...

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Hoogenband says ’special athlete’ Thorpe can win another gold in London


February 8th, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Abu Dhabi, Feb 8(ANI): Former Dutch swimmer Pieter van den Hoogenband believes that five-time Olympic gold medallist Ian Thorpe can add to his gold medal tally during the 2012 London Olympics."I think ... Read more...

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Oz sprint coach says Thorpe must shed kilos for Olympics comeback


February 4th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb.4 (ANI): Respected sprint coach Grant Stoelwinder believes Ian Thorpe will need to reshape his physique and swim faster than he ever has before to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games.Thorpe ... Read more...

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Shark attacks tourist in Mexico


February 2nd, 2011 - 9:30 am ICT by IANS
Cancun (Mexico), Feb 2 (IANS/EFE) A Canadian tourist was seriously injured when a shark attacked her off a beach in Cancun resort city in Mexico, officials said.The emergency management office said the ... Read more...

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No pools, or Astro turf, Jharkhand players go to nationals


January 29th, 2011 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
By Nityanand Shukla Ranchi, Jan 29 (IANS) Swimmers mastering their butterfly strokes on dry ground, shooters taking aim without bullets, hockey teams never playing on Astro turf - with just a fortnight to ... Read more...

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Jharkhand swimmers practise on the ground!


January 25th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Nityanand Shukla Ranchi, Jan 25 (IANS) With less than a month to go before Jharkhand hosts the 34th National Games, the state's swimming team still does not have a swimming pool to ... Read more...

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Light blue wetsuit may save divers from colour-blind sharks


January 20th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 20 (IANS) Wearing a light blue wetsuit against a blue sea will make you less likely to become the victim of a shark attack as they are completely colour blind ... Read more...

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