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Alonso is toughest rival, says Massa


September 14th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 14 (IANS) Brazilian driver Felipe Massa has described Ferrari teammate Fernando Alonso as the toughest opponent in his 10-year Formula One career."I've always had strong teammates ... Read more...

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Olympic champion gymnast Kanaeva: I won’t quit yet


September 13th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Double Olympic champion rhythmic gymnast Evgenia Kanaeva has not retired and is just taking time off after the London Games, she said Thursday.The 17-time world ... Read more...

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Renowned F1 doctor Watkins passes away


September 13th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 13 (IANS) Former FIA medical delegate Professor Sid Watkins, who served for nearly three decades as Formula One's doctor and medical chief, has died at the age of ... 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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Snooker: Advani downs Steve Davis


August 21st, 2012 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Sheffield, Aug 20 (IANS) India's Pankaj Advani, down 1-4, bounced back to defeat legendary Steve Davis 6-5 in the second round of the qualifying tournament for the International Championship snooker ... 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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I had a tough time in 51kg: Mary Kom


August 14th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Olympic bronze medal winning boxer M.C. Mary Kom admitted she was not comfortable fighting in the 51kg section in London and she will not hesitate ... Read more...

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Olympics: Rana finishes 36th in men’s 50km walk


August 11th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) India's Basanta Bahadur Rana created a national record but that could only ensure him a 36th place in the men's 50km walk at the London Olympics ... Read more...

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Olympics: Ukrainian powers to men’s canoe sprint gold


August 11th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Yuriy Cheban of the Ukraine took the Olympic canoe sprint gold medal in the men's 200 metres here Saturday.Cheban, a Beijing bronze medallist in the ... Read more...

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Olympic swimming: Hungarian Risztov wins gold in marathon


August 10th, 2012 - 3:22 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Hungarian swimmer Eva Risztov showed her stamina to beat the field in the women's 10-km open water swimming Thursday after a close finish in Hyde ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing: Britain’s Adams wins first women’s gold


August 10th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Britain's Nicola Adams became the first woman to win gold in Olympic boxing here Thursday, pummelling China's Ren Cancan in the final of the 51kg ... Read more...

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Olympic swimming: Hungary’s Risztov powers to gold in marathon


August 9th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Hungarian swimmer Eva Risztov had the stamina to beat the field in the women's 10-kilometre open water swimming Thursday after a close finish in Hyde ... Read more...

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Olympic Kayak single gold for Hungary


August 9th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Hungary's five-time world champion in various disciplines Danuta Kozak took Olympic gold in the women's kayak single Thursday.Kozak overtook defending Olympic champion Inna Osypenko-Radomska of ... Read more...

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Mary creates history, Devendro misses out (Overall India Roundup)


August 9th, 2012 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) M.C. Mary Kom was India's lone medal-winning boxer at the Olympics after Laishram Devendro Singh went down fighting in his quarterfinal bout Wednesday night.Mary Kom ... Read more...

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Olympic taekwondo: Chinese Wu wins gold


August 9th, 2012 - 7:17 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) China's Wu Jingyu defended her flyweight Olympic taekwondo gold in devastating fashion Wednesday.The two-time world champion thrashed Spain's three-time world champion Brigitte Yague Enrique 8-1 ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: Gold for Japanese grappler Obara


August 9th, 2012 - 6:34 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Eight-time world champion wrestler Hitomi Obara of Japan took her first Olympic medal with gold in the women's 48 kg freestyle Wednesday, beating Azerbaijan's Maria ... Read more...

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Olympic freestyle wrestling: Japan’s Icho wins 3rd gold


August 9th, 2012 - 3:03 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Kaori Icho of Japan won her third Olympic gold medal in succession against China's Jing Ruixue Wednesday with a 3-0 win in the final of ... Read more...

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Olympic bronze not the end of my road: Mary Kom (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) Indian boxer M.C. Mary Kom said Wednesday that the Olympic bronze medal won't be the end of road for her and she would continue with her ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing: Mary Kom wins a historic bronze (India Round-up)


August 9th, 2012 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) India's M.C. Mary Kom scripted history by becoming the country's first woman boxer to win a medal at the Olympics when she finished with a ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing: Mary Kom secures historic bronze (Second Lead)


August 8th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) India's M.C. Mary Kom created history Wednesday by becoming the country's first woman boxer to win a medal at the Olympics.Mary Kom, however, had to ... Read more...

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Satisfied with my effort: Mary Kom


August 8th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) M.C. Mary Kom, who settled for an Olympic bronze Wednesday after losing her semifinal bout to local favourite Nicola Adams, said she was satisfied with her ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing: Mary Kom goes down fighting, takes bronze (Lead)


August 8th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) India's M.C. Mary Kom had to settle for the bronze as she went down fighting in her 51 kg semifinal bout to Britain's Nicola Adams ... 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 boxing: Mary Kom in semis, ensures medal for India (Lead)


August 6th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) Boxer M.C. Mary Kom ensured another medal for India from the 2012 London Olympics with a convincing 15-6 victory over Tunisian Maroua Rahali in the quarter-finals ... Read more...

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Indians will be proud of Mary Kom, says husband


August 6th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Indian boxer M.C. Mary Kom's husband Onler Kom said Monday that the pugilist made the country proud after assuring the country its fourth Olympic medal ... Read more...

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Iranian Greco-Roman wrestler wins gold at London Olympics


August 6th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) Iran's four-time world champion Hamid Sourian won the country's first gold medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games, defeating Azerbaijan's Greco-Roman wrestler Roshan Bayramov in the ... Read more...

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Mary Kom, Vijender a win away from medal (Overall India Roundup)


August 6th, 2012 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Indian boxers M.C. Mary Kom and Vijender Singh will be in action Monday with a win in their respective quarterfinal bouts assuring them of at least ... Read more...

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Olympics: Mary Kom keeps alive India’s medal hopes, hockey team crushed (India Roundup)


August 6th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Indian boxer M.C. Mary Kom kept alive the medal hopes for her country as women's boxing made its Olympic debut while the men's hockey team was ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing: Mary Kom punches her way into quarters (Lead)


August 5th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) M.C. Mary Kom, India's medal hope in Olympic women's boxing, put on a valiant display as she downed a bigger Polish opponent Karolina Michalczuk to enter ... Read more...

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Olympic judo: France’s Riner wins gold


August 4th, 2012 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) French judoka Teddy Riner won an Olympics gold in the men's 100+ kg category here Friday, beating Russia's Alexander Mikhaylin in the final.Riner, a bronze ... Read more...

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Olympic rowing: New Zealand’s Drysdale takes single sculls gold


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Five-time world champion rower Mahe Drysdale of New Zealand powered to gold in the single sculls event at the London Olympics here Friday.Drysdale won by ... Read more...

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Olympic weightlifting: China’s Lin Qinfeng lifts 69-kg gold


August 1st, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, August 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Lin Qingfeng dominated the men's 69-kg competition to win China's third weightlifting gold at the London Olympics.Lin snatched 157 kg and added 187 kg in ... Read more...

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China’s Wang finally lifts Olympic gold


July 29th, 2012 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) China's four-time world champion Mingjuan Wang finally won an Olympic weightlifting gold Saturday, needing just three lifts to blow away the rest of the field.Wang, ... Read more...

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Olympics: Indian boxer Jai Bhagwan starts campaign against Allisop


July 28th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Indian boxer Jai Bhagwan will begin his Olympic journey when he faces Andrique Allisop of Seychelles in the first round of the lightweight category (60 kg) ... Read more...

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Tricky draw for Indian boxers, Vikas gets a bye


July 28th, 2012 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) India's star boxer Vijender Singh, a bronze medallist in the Beijing Games, will start his 2012 Olympic campaign against Kazakhstan's Danabek Suzhanov in the first round ... Read more...

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