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IOA gives advance payment to qualified sportspersons


Fulfilling its promise to share the sponsors money with qualified sportspersons for the Olympics, Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has paid advance installment of Rs one lakh to the hockey players who

London Olympics costliest Games ever

The Olympics in London next month are on track to be among the most expensive to date with a projected cost of 8.4 billion pounds in real terms and at 101 per cent over budget, according to a Universi

Somdev gets singles wild card; Sania Mirza-Rushmi also get nod


Somdev Devvarman will realise his dream of representing the country at the Olympics as the International Tennis Federation has allotted an invitation place to the Indian for the 2012 London Games. Som

Phelps to swim 400m medley at US trials


Michael Phelps dropped one veil on Sunday, confirming his entry in the 400m individual medley at the US Olympic swimming trials.

Phelps, winner of the punishing event at the past two Olympics, had vo

P.T. Usha hopes India wins more medals at London Olympics


Iconic athlete P.T. Usha is hoping that India will be able to secure more medals at the London Olympic Games.

Leander Paes still on the fence


Leander Paes, it is learnt, will wait till June 28 to decide on his participation in the London Olympics.

Paes, who is 'very disturbed' following the All India Tennis Association’s decision to send t

AITA rushes to pacify Leander

Suspense over the participation of the country’s top ranked tennis player Leander Paes in the London Olympics continues. On Friday, the All India Tennis Association went into damage control mode, and

Sania handed raw doubles deal

Mahesh Bhupathi’s father C.G.K. Bhupathi feels India’s best chance for an Olympic medal in the mixed doubles is if Sania Mirza is paired with his son. “Sania’s game suits Mahesh best, evident from the

Tennis crisis: Sania Mirza caught up in compromise


The All India Tennis Association’s compromise formula to calm the big boys involved in the boisterous bust-up ahead of the Olympics has handed a cruel deal to Sania Mirza, the lone ranger in Indian wo

Lee at London? Sania may have the final say


After days of intense drama laced with equal measures of threats and hurt in what has been a war of words, the All India Tennis Association hammered out a compromise formula, deciding to send two team

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