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German referee dies as javelin pierces his throat


August 27th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) In a tragic incident in Germany, a 75-year-old referee died of injuries sustained when he was speared through the throat with a javelin at an athletics ... Read more...

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Sprint legend Quarrie says team support boosted Jamaica


August 22nd, 2012 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica), Aug 22 (IANS/CMC) Legendary Jamaican sprinter Donald Quarrie says team support played a significant part in his country's record medal haul at the London Olympics.Quarrie, regarded as one of ... Read more...

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Olympics: James wants to inspire young athletes at home


August 10th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS/CMC) World and Olympics 400 metres champion Kirani James says one of his goals is to help stop talented young athletes in Grenada from falling out of grace ... Read more...

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Olympic cauldron extinguished for move


July 30th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The cauldron containing the Olympic flame was extinguished Sunday and the flame transferred to a lantern, organisers said Monday.The reason was to move the cauldron ... Read more...

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Sports effective tool for change in gender issues: Study


May 30th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Sensitising young athletes and their coaches about gender issues can be an effective tool for prevention of violence against women, according to a study by ... Read more...

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10K run augurs well for India: Linford Christie


May 24th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 24 (IANS) Endorsing the TCS World 10K run to be held here Sunday, former World sprint champion Linford Christie Thursday hoped that the event would inspire a new ... Read more...

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China can’t reach Beijing gold haul in London, says official


April 20th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 20 (IANS) China will not be able to repeat their Beijing Olympics performance of topping the gold medal tally when they compete at the London Olympic Games, a ... Read more...

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Beijing gold haul difficult in London: Chinese official


April 18th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 18 (IANS) China will not be able to repeat the glory of winning the most gold medals when they compete at the London Olympic Games this summer, a ... Read more...

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Glasgow is Britain’s lone potential candidate for 2018 Youth Olympics


January 31st, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 31 (IANS) The British Olympic Association (BOA) says the city of Glasgow has formally expressed its interest in hosting the 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) if the BOA decides ... Read more...

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NBA legend Abdul-Jabbar pays visit to Flamengo


January 28th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Jan 28 (IANS) On a mission from the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar visited Brazilian basketball club Flamengo's athletic facilities.Record holder of the ... Read more...

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Drug protects against fatality from extreme heat


January 9th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) Help could be on the way for players or soldiers who are exposed to the risk of extreme heat sensitivity during practice sessions, thanks to a ... 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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Educating boys to respect women


January 29th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 29 (IANS) International human rights organisation Breakthrough is using sports, dance, vibrant skits, trivia and video to educate students to stop and prevent public harassment of women.The initiative called ... Read more...

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Arthritis can hit even the physically active (World Arthritis Day Oct 12)


October 11th, 2010 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Does arthritis affect only those who don't exercise? Experts say sportspersons, dancers and others with high physical activity too are at risk, mainly due to joint injuries.Sprains, ... Read more...

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Yoga takes CWG by storm


October 3rd, 2010 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) Young athletes at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony enthralled the audience by performing stunning yoga asanas and 'surya namaskar', a series of postures in salutation to the ... Read more...

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Concussions Suffered By Children On The Rise, Study Reveals


August 31st, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Aug 31, (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to a new study, the total number of young athletes in high schools who had to be taken into an emergency room due to concussions ... Read more...

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Youth Olympic medallists want more exposure trips


August 28th, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Fresh from the success at the Youth Olympics in Singapore, India's medal winners asked the government and the sports federations to organise regular foreign trips and hire ... Read more...

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Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium hosts a two-day Asian All-Star Athletics meet


July 30th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 30 (ANI): The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium hosted a two-day Asian All-Star Athletics meet as a step forward to get prepared for the upcoming Commonwealth Games in October.This event lent ... Read more...

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Kalmadi dubs Mani Shankar Aiyar anti-national (Lead)


July 27th, 2010 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi labelled Mani Shankar Aiyar "anti national" for wishing that the Commonwealth Games are "spoilt." Aiyar, who as a sports minister ... Read more...

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Young athletes with diabetes can still perform: Study


July 15th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): A new research has found that although diabetes affects performance of young athletes, they can still manage a good performance.A participants' athletic prowess is sapped by low blood ... Read more...

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After World Cup, runner Semenya is South Africa’s hope


July 12th, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Abhishek Roy Pretoria, July 12 (IANS) Now that World Cup football is over, it is champion middle-distance runner Caster Semenya who will be the cynosure of the sports loving South African.Semenya,19, became ... Read more...

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Athletes get food poisoning in Dominican Republic


April 26th, 2010 - 8:43 am ICT by IANS
Santo Domingo, April 26 (IANS/EFE) More than 1,200 young athletes participating in an event in the Dominican Republic fell sick and 22 of them were hospitalised due to food poisoning, media report ... Read more...

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Accident Kills Luger Nodar Kumaritashvili At 2010 Winter Olympics


February 13th, 2010 - 8:52 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Vancouver, Feb 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Winter Olympics 2010 in Vancouver started off with a death. The Georgian Luger Nodar Kumaritashvili died in an accident during the training run. This ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s Naseem Akhtar becomes fastest Asian woman sprinter


February 9th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Feb.9 (ANI): Pakistan's Naseem Akhtar has become the fastest woman in South Asia as she clocked 11.81seconds to win the 100-metre sprint gold medal at the South Asian Games here.Akhtar, ... Read more...

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President Barack Obama’s Statement on the Death of Abe Pollin


November 26th, 2009 - 2:35 am ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) United States President Barack Obama made the following statement on the death of Washington Wizards owner Abe Pollin. "Michelle and I were deeply saddened to hear about ... Read more...

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Coaches can motivate young athletes to achieve success in a healthy way


November 18th, 2009 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A new American study suggests that coaches can motivate young athletes to achieve their goals in a healthy way rather than achieving success at all costs.Sports psychologists from ... Read more...

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Specializing in one sport can damage your health


November 9th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 9 (IANS) Gifted young athletes are increasingly under pressure to play only one sport round the year. But a new study has found that such specialization increases the risk of ... Read more...

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Salwan race draws 30,000 school kids this year


October 29th, 2009 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Come November, school children from across the country gather in the national capital for the Salwan cross-country run, and the 15th edition of the eagerly awaited ... Read more...

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Hormones make women ‘prone to knee injuries’


April 18th, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 18 (ANI): A connection between the laxity of a woman's knee joint and her monthly hormone cycle has been found by University of Calgary researchers.The research project - a collaboration ... Read more...

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Structured warm-ups benefit young athletes at knee injury risk


March 8th, 2009 - 11:32 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): Just 10 minutes of a short, simple, structured warm up might reap benefits for young athletes at risk of knee injuries, such as soccer players, says a ... Read more...

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Thousands run marathon in Tamil Nadu


February 15th, 2009 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Feb 15 (ANI): More than 15, 000 persons ran marathon organised to spread awareness about health related issues here on Sunday. The seventh edition of the Chennai Marathon 2009 was organized ... Read more...

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Young gymnasts risking injuries in quest for perfection


December 1st, 2008 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): In the pursuit of perfecting their handsprings, somersaults and headstands, young gymnasts are making themselves prone to injuries or arthritis because of the stress placed on their ... Read more...

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Kids revel in joy of running in Salwan marathon


November 16th, 2008 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) It was a day out for 30,000 kids from all over the country who ran with verve and enthusiasm at the 14th edition of Salwan marathon at ... Read more...

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Rare disease, hyperactivity behind Michael Phelps phenomenal success


August 16th, 2008 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Aug 16 (ANI): With seven Olympic gold medals to his credit, Michael Phelps has become the perfect swimming machine. However, his freakish abilities have become a mystery for many.Now, ... Read more...

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Revelry to mark countdown to Commonwealth Youth Games


May 14th, 2008 - 11:37 pm ICT by admin
Pune, May 14 (IANS) Revelry will mark the countdown to the Third Commonwealth Youth Games being held here in October this year. To mark the 150-day countdown to the games, a 150 ... Read more...

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