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Vishnu ‘Paes’ to play in Olympics


When Thursday dawned, state tennis player Vishnu Vardhan was one of the happiest men around. He had just been selected by the All India Tennis Association (AITA) to partner veteran Leander Paes at the

Tarundeep, Talukdar, Banerjee clinch Olympic berths


The Indian men's archery team - comprising the trio of Tarundeep Rai, Jayanta Talukdar and Rahul Banerjee - secured a berth in next month's London Olympics after finishing second in the final qualific

Lone Indian woman grappler in Olympics but Geeta not nervous

The lone Indian woman wrestler to qualify for London Olympics, Geeta Bhogat says she knows the expectations are high from her but she doesn't feel any pressure as she has full faith in her abilities.

Saina Nehwal blasts out double warning for Olympics


Saina Nehwal has struck stunning form at just the right time ahead of the 2012 London Games where she hopes to deliver India a first Olympic badminton medal.

The world number five followed up victory

Olympics: Syrian chief denied London Games visa - Reports

Britain has refused to grant the head of the Syrian Olympic Committee a visa to travel to London for the Games, the BBC reported on Friday.

General Mowaffak Joumaa's application was refused due to hi

Tennis crisis: Aita to send two teams for London Olympics


Working out a compromise, All India Tennis Federation has decided to send two teams representing India in doubles contest at London Olympics on Thursday.

Excited to be playing together, says relieved Bhupathi


Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna heaved a sigh of relief as the All India Tennis Association on Thursday allowed the duo to team up for the upcoming London Olympics after both of them adamantly refus

AITA replies to ministry, sticks to its selection stand


A defiant All India Tennis Association (AITA) on Tuesday stood by its decision to pair Leander Paes with Mahesh Bhupathi for the London Olympics, insisting that teaming the former with a junior player

Sports Ministry refuses to intervene in tennis row


Sports Minister Ajay Maken on Tuesday refused to intervene in the selection crisis that has shaken Indian tennis, leaving it to AITA to take a final call on the men's doubles combination for the Londo

Mahesh Bhupathi blames AITA for tennis crisis


Mahesh Bhupathi on Monday blamed the All India Tennis Federation for the selection row ahead of next month's Olympics, saying that it has resulted due to AITA's insistence on sending only one team to

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