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Andhra celebrates second bronze medal at Olympics


August 4th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 4 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Saturday celebrated ace shuttler Saina Nehwal's bronze medal win at the London Olympics with the governor, chief minister and other eminent personalities congratulating her.Saina ... Read more...

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Andhra announces Rs.50 lakh cash award for Gagan


July 31st, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 31 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government Tuesday announced a cash award of Rs.50 lakh for ace shooter Gagan Narang, who bagged a bronze medal at the London Olympics.Narang ... Read more...

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Riaz wants to bury the ghost of Sydney Olympics


July 26th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) Indian hockey team's assistant coach and Olympian Mohammed Riaz wants to bury in the London Olympics the ghost of the 2000 Sydney Games, where the team ... Read more...

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Australian Darby appointed Mohun Bagan’s chief football coach


July 19th, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) Australian Stephen David Darby has been appointed Mohun Bagan's chief football coach for the 2011-12 season, the club announced Tuesday.Better known as Steve Darby, he obtained ... Read more...

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Oz run company denies reports that it won “dubious” contracts during Delhi CWG


April 4th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 4 (ANI): An Australian-run company, EKS, has refuted a new report by India's former auditor-general regarding corruption during the Delhi Commonwealth Games that said that the company was awarded ... Read more...

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Aussies owed millions from Delhi Commonwealth Games


January 20th, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan.20 (ANI): More than three months after the conclusion of the XIXth Commonwealth Games, Australian sporting bodies and major event groups continue to complain that they are owed millions by the ... Read more...

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World welcomes New Year amid blizzard, flood and blasts (Lead)


January 1st, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
New York/Sydney/London, Jan 1 (IANS) Revellers embraced the New Year with high spirit and parties across the globe amid bad weather as well as threat of terror strikes and bomb blast in ... Read more...

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Oz to review strict student visa program following drastic drop in Indian enrolments


December 17th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 17(ANI): Australia's Tertiary Education Minister Chris Evans has announced that a review of the international student visa program will be conducted following which changes may be carried out to prop ... Read more...

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England was close to pulling out of Delhi Games: Report


October 15th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 15 (IANS) A top official of Commonwealth Games England (CGE) has revealed that his team was close to pulling out of the Delhi Games, a media report said Friday."Every day ... Read more...

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Australian businesses to talk shop during Commonwealth Games


September 28th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Australia Tuesday launched here a networking initiative that has generated deals worth over $1.7 billion internationally since 2000 to connect business people from down under and the ... Read more...

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Former Olympic champion Antonio Pettigrew found dead in car


August 11th, 2010 - 1:48 am ICT by BNO News
CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA (BNO NEWS) -- University of North Carolina (UNC) track assistant coach and former Olympic champion Antonio Pettigrew was found dead on Monday evening, the University said on Tuesday.Antonio ... Read more...

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Consultants blamed in Delhi Games ’scam’ being made ’scapegoats’: Oz Games chief


August 7th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Aug 7(ANI): Australia's sporting fraternity is backing two veteran consultants embroiled in allegations of corruption and incompetence relating to the New Delhi Commonwealth Games, saying that they are being scapegoated by ... Read more...

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Aiyar breaks silence, suggests special committee to oversee Games


August 4th, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Breaking his vow of silence over the Commonwealth Games, Rajya Sabha MP Mani Shankar Aiyar Wednesday suggested that a high-level committee be set up to ensure ... Read more...

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Australian sports firm refutes charges of financial irregularities


August 4th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Aug 4 (IANS) Australian sports management firm Sports Marketing and Management (SMAM), which finds itself in the midst of controversy regarding the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, has refuted allegations of ... Read more...

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Malleswari wants IWF secretary sacked


July 25th, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Noida, Jul 25 (IANS) Sydney Olympics bronze medallist Karnam Malleswari said Sunday that Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWF) secretary Sahdev Yadav should be sacked for not taking timely action against coach Ramesh Malhotra, ... Read more...

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I’m innocent, says suspended weightlifting coach


July 25th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Suspended weightlifting coach Ramesh Malhotra said Sunday that all charges of sexual harassment levelled against him by Sydney Olympics bronze medallist Karnam Malleswari are baseless. Malleswari has accused ... Read more...

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Marion Jones To Play Basketball, Signs With Tulsa Shock


March 11th, 2010 - 8:57 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Oklahoma, March 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Marion Jones is hoping to begin her career afresh and this time with a career in basket ball game. According to reports, the sprint runner ... Read more...

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Vogels makes goalkeeping look all too simple


March 8th, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Avishek Roy New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Fourteen years is a long career in sport. More so, if you are a hockey goalkeeper. But the Dutch great Guus Vogels makes ... Read more...

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Brit tennis player sues publication for calling him ‘world’s worst’


February 25th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb. 25 (ANI): A 23-year-old British tennis player has sued the Daily Telegraph for labelling him as "the world's worst tennis pro," saying that the newspaper has ruined his professional reputation.Robert ... Read more...

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Keralite wins Australia Day medals for service


February 1st, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 1 (IANS) V.P. Unnikrishnan, secretary of the Federation of Indian communities, Queensland (FICQ) has received two Australia Day Achievement Medals for his contribution to the society there. Unnikrishnan, who is a ... Read more...

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B.P. Baishya new IWF president


December 27th, 2009 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) B.P. Baishya and Sahadev Yadav were Sunday unanimously elected president and secretary, respectively, of the Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWF). Baishya is a member of parliament and chairman of ... Read more...

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Marion Jones Plans Return To Playing Basketball


December 1st, 2009 - 8:05 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Dec. 01, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Marion Jones has been given another chance after her stint in prison. The sprinter is currently in basketball training in the hope of playing with the ... Read more...

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Chris Hoy named BBC Sports Personality of the Year


December 15th, 2008 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec.15 (ANI): Triple Olympic champion Chris Hoy delivered one of the shocks of the sporting year on Sunday night when he overcame Lewis Hamilton and Rebecca Adlington to win the ... Read more...

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Charlesworth new coach of Australian men’s hockey team


September 30th, 2008 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Sep 30 (IANS) Ric Charlesworth, whose tenure with Indian hockey ended abruptly in a controversial manner, is the new coach of the Australian men's hockey team.Charlesworth had quit as technical adviser ... Read more...

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The incredible journey of Paralympic champion Natalie


September 9th, 2008 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 9 (Xinhua) Natalie du Toit walked slowly to the deck and removed her prosthetic leg. She sat at the edge of the pool and let her right leg - she ... Read more...

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Badal presents Rs.10 mn draft to Abhinav Bindra


August 19th, 2008 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 18 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Monday presented a draft of Rs.10 million to Abhinav Bindra for winning a gold medal in the 10 metre air rifle shooting ... Read more...

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Euphoria at Bindra residence, media relentlessly pursues family


August 12th, 2008 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 12 (IANS) Ace shooter Abhinav Bindra's residence near here has been swarmed by media persons since his gold medal winning performance at the Beijing Olympics, making it difficult for his ... Read more...

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Chinese shuttlers carry own pillows to feel at home


August 8th, 2008 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, Aug 8 (Xinhua) The Chinese badminton team has found a good way of feeling at home - literally. All its members are carrying their own pillows while staying at the Olympic ... Read more...

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Scientific training a need for sporting success: Olympic trainer


August 5th, 2008 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) India's first certified Olympics trainer L. Subramanium feels that athletes who want to make it to the Olympic Games require a scientifically-based, balanced and systematic training programme ... Read more...

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American diver Wilkinson eyes golden farewell


August 2nd, 2008 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, Aug 2 (Xinhua) American diver Laura Wilkinson hopes to repeat her splendid victory of the Sydney Olympics in the Water Cube here and wants a perfect farewell in Beijing. The American ... Read more...

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Bailey predicts Bolt will win 100m in Beijing


August 1st, 2008 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, Aug 1 (Xinhua) Former men's 100 meters world record holder Donovan Bailey expects Usain Bolt to win the showpiece sprint event at the Beijing Olympics. Bailey, who won the 100 meters ... Read more...

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Chinese gymnast Yang eyeing Olympic gold


July 23rd, 2008 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, July 23 (Xinhua) Chinese Yang Wei has the most decorated record in Asian Games gymnastics history and is now looking to leave his Athens heartbreak behind and deliver the home crowd ... Read more...

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Kenyan athletes poised to chase glorious moments


July 18th, 2008 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Nairobi, July 18 (Xinhua) Having groomed a pool of talented long distance runners, athletics' power-house Kenya will look for more glory at the Beijing Olympics in August. The Kenyan Olympic Committee dished ... Read more...

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Germany aim to stop the slide at Beijing Olympics


July 16th, 2008 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, July 16 (Xinhua) Having topped the medal table at the 2006 Turin Winter Olympic Games, the modest and precise Germans are going to keep their feet firmly on Beijing ground as ... Read more...

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Phelps ready for another shot at Spitz’s Olympic record


July 15th, 2008 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, July 15 (Xinhua) The 23-year-old American swimming prodigy Michael Phelps would be watched with keen interest as he sets out to break his veteran countryman Mark Spitz's 36-year-old Olympic record in ... Read more...

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