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Boxer Solanki grabs last available Youth <strong>Olympics</strong> quota spot

Boxer Solanki grabs last available Youth Olympics quota spot

24 Apr 2014

New Delhi: Asian champion Gaurav Solanki (52kg) was third time lucky as he grabbed the final chance of qualifying for the Youth Olympics by beating Brazil's Carlos Silva in a fiercely-contested box-off in the World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Gaurav Solanki,   Indian boxers,   World Boxing Championships,   Youth boxing,   Asia boxers,  
Cash-starved SAI lowers <strong>medal</strong> expectations for Commonwealth Games

Cash-starved SAI lowers medal expectations for Commonwealth Games

23 Apr 2014

New Delhi: Faced with a severe fund crunch and no immediate government help in sight due to ongoing general election, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) has scaled down its medals target for the Commonwealth Games this year.

Sports Authority of India,   Commonwealth Games,   Asian Games,   CWG,   SAI,   Indian athletes,   National Sports Federations,  
Sochi <strong>Olympics</strong> end, Russia tops <strong>medal</strong> <strong>tally</strong>

Sochi Olympics end, Russia tops medal tally

24 Feb 2014

Moscow: Ballet, circus acts and the classics of Russian literature and music were at the heart of Sunday's Sochi Olympics closing ceremony, leaving Russia, which dominated the medals standings, with a sense of accomplishment.

winter Olympics,   sochi games,   Olympics closing ceremony,   winter Olympics medal tally,   Vladimir Putin ,  
Olympian Shahnaz Shaikh to coach Pak hockey team

Olympian Shahnaz Shaikh to coach Pak hockey team

17 Apr 2014

Karachi: In a bid to pull Pakistan out of their recent slump, the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has appointed Olympian Shahnaz Shaikh as the senior team’s coach.

Shahnaz Shaikh,   Pakistan,   hockey team,   World Cup,   Asia Cup,   Olympic gold medal,  
USA leaves behind China in <strong>Olympics</strong> Medals race

USA leaves behind China in Olympics Medals race

11 Aug 2012

China dropped further behind the United States on the London Olympics medals table after their first day without a win, as South Korea beat fierce rivals Japan to claim men's football bronze.

China medal tally,   USA medal tally,  London Olympics 2012,   Olympics medal tally,   ,  
Brazil promises secure FIFA World Cup

Brazil promises secure FIFA World Cup

17 Apr 2014

Rio de Janeiro: The Brazilian government will ensure security in the upcoming FIFA World Cup, which will take place in 12 cities of the South American country in June, President Dilma Rousseff said.

Brazil,   World Cup,   Rio de Janeiro,   Dilma Rousseff,   FIFA,   2016 Summer Olympics ,  
There’s a gold lining

There’s a gold lining

13 Aug 2012

Medals apart, one of the more stirring Indian moments of this Olympics came on Friday evening when Amit Kumar, still 18, who stumbled into wrestling because his father delivered milk to Guru Satpal’s akhara, was beating World Championship bronze medallist Hassan Sabzali Rahimi of Iran in his pre-quarter final bout in the 55-kg category. Just a little later, the quarter final was cruelly stolen from him for a Georgian MBA student by some of the most horrific refereeing you have seen. Most of us missed both of these — a wrestling bout at this level just lasts four-six minutes.

London Olympics 2012,   Amit Kumar,   Indian wrestlers in Olympics 2012,   Olympics medal tally,   Yuvraj Singh,   Baba Ramdev,  
Tools for <strong>medal</strong> chase include video analysis apps for Olympic athletes

Tools for medal chase include video analysis apps for Olympic athletes

18 Feb 2014

Teams striving for medals in the ongoing 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi are turning to video analysis apps to help them fine-tune their performance and give them a competitive edge.

sochi games,   winter olympics,   Olympic athletes,   video analysis apps,   Ubersense,  
Winter <strong>Olympics</strong>: India’s Keshavan virtually out of <strong>medal</strong> contention

Winter Olympics: India’s Keshavan virtually out of medal contention

09 Feb 2014

Sochi: India's Shiva Keshavan brought up the rear after two rounds of men's singles luge competitions, finishing 37th out of 39 athletes in the Sochi Winter Games on Saturday.

Winter Olympics,   Shiva Keshavan,   luge competitions,   Sochi games,   India Olympic,  
<strong>Olympics</strong> 2012: Saina, Vijender within sniffing distance of a <strong>medal</strong>

Olympics 2012: Saina, Vijender within sniffing distance of a medal

03 Aug 2012

Saina Nehwal achieved a first by marching into Olympic badminton semifinals, while star boxer Vijender Singh is only a bout away from repeating his medal performance of the Beijing Games following a narrow win in the pre-quarterfinals here on Thursday.

Saina Nehwal,   Vijender Singh,  Saina Nehwal semifinal match,   Saina Nehwal vs Wang Yihan,   olympics medal tally,   london olympics 2012,  

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