2012 London-olympics

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Andy Murray, Mo Farah set to receive knighthood after stellar achievements
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Andy Murray, Mo Farah set to receive knighthood after stellar achievements

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray and Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah will each receive a knighthood in the New Year Honours.

Russia's tottering stance on doping resulting in loss of sporting respectability
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Russia's tottering stance on doping resulting in loss of sporting respectability

Russia is struggling to get a foothold back into sporting respectability and the head of WADA says it is a "long way" from meeting global standards

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Medals to be made from recycled parts of old electronic products
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Medals to be made from recycled parts of old electronic products

Medals for the Tokyo Olympics will be made from old electronic products, organisers said, as they look to give the Games an environmentally friendly hue.

IOC strips 3 Kazakh weightlifters of 2012 London Olympics gold medals for doping
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IOC strips 3 Kazakh weightlifters of 2012 London Olympics gold medals for doping

The International Olympic Committee has stripped three Kazakh weightlifters of gold medals won at the London 2012 Games for doping.

Russia's Olympic chief to step down in order to focus on parliamentary work
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Russia's Olympic chief to step down in order to focus on parliamentary work

Russian Olympic chief Alexander Zhukov intends step down as head of the national Olympic Committee to focus on parliamentary work, Russian news agencies say

Russia's javelin thrower stripped of 2008 Olympic medal after testing positive for drugs
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Russia's javelin thrower stripped of 2008 Olympic medal after testing positive for drugs

Russia's Maria Abakumova was on Tuesday stripped of the javelin silver medal she won at the 2008 Olympic Games after re-analysis of samples taken in Beijing tested positive for drugs.

Yogeshwar Dutt’s medal upgrade, retroactive testing, and doping regulations: All you need to know
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Yogeshwar Dutt’s medal upgrade, retroactive testing, and doping regulations: All you need to know

The large number of positive doping test results coming out of retrospective testing of samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Games should be encouraging as well as disappointing, depending on how one views the development.

Yogeshwar Dutt waits for 2012 dope test results to confirm medal upgradation
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Yogeshwar Dutt waits for 2012 dope test results to confirm medal upgradation

Star India wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt will have to wait to know whether his bronze medal from the 2012 London Olympics is upgraded to silver till the time his sample is cleared by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

Yogeshwar Dutt not keen to collect upgraded silver medal, wants Besik Kudukhov's family to keep it
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Yogeshwar Dutt not keen to collect upgraded silver medal, wants Besik Kudukhov's family to keep it

Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt is not keen to collect the upgraded silver medal from the 2012 London Olympics on humanitarian grounds given that the original second place finisher's positive dope test came after his death

Rio Olympics 2016: Yogeshwar Dutt makes shock exit, misses out on wrestling repechage
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Rio Olympics 2016: Yogeshwar Dutt makes shock exit, misses out on wrestling repechage

Yogeshwar Dutt lost in the opening round to Mongolian Ganzorigiina Mandakhnaran whose QF defeat dashed his medal hopes of a repechage at the Rio Games.

Rio Olympics 2016: Manoj Kumar credits his elder brother for success in the Round of 32 bout
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Rio Olympics 2016: Manoj Kumar credits his elder brother for success in the Round of 32 bout

Manoj Kumar gave credit to his elder brother for his success after winning his opening bout in the men's Light Welterweight (64kg) category at the ongoing Rio Olympics.

Rio Olympics 2016: India to win solitary gold medal and eight overall, predicts Goldman Sachs
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Rio Olympics 2016: India to win solitary gold medal and eight overall, predicts Goldman Sachs

India will win eight medals including one gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, according to the 'Olympics and Economics report' released by Goldman Sachs.

Road to Rio: Achanta Sharath Kamal, India's finest paddler, looks for last hurrah at Olympics 2016
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Road to Rio: Achanta Sharath Kamal, India's finest paddler, looks for last hurrah at Olympics 2016

With a world rank of 69, Sharath Kamal has little chance of a medal in Rio, and a quarter-final place would be considered a good achievement. However, as the past tells us, the Indian paddler has the habit of upsetting the odds.

Olympics 2016: Usain Bolt gunning for 'Triple triple' after overcoming injury scare
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Olympics 2016: Usain Bolt gunning for 'Triple triple' after overcoming injury scare

By his own charismatic admission, Usain Bolt is a living legend. But if the Jamaican sprint king pulls off only part of his stated goals in Rio de Janeiro, a whole new vocabulary of superlatives will be required.

Road to Rio: Gurmeet Singh, the dark horse in 20km race walk at Olympics
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Road to Rio: Gurmeet Singh, the dark horse in 20km race walk at Olympics

Gurmeet didn't come close to a medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, but since has taken big strides in the sport. A gold medal in the Asian Athletics Championships would have boosted his morale and he is a dark horse for India in the 20km race walk event.

Road to Rio: Saina Nehwal is one of India's brightest hopes for an Olympic gold
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Road to Rio: Saina Nehwal is one of India's brightest hopes for an Olympic gold

Saina Nehwal is one of India's brightest Olympic medal chances at Rio 2016, owing to her past experience, bronze medal in the previous Games and recent form

Watch: Saina Nehwal takes on four competitors at a time in training for Rio Olympics
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Watch: Saina Nehwal takes on four competitors at a time in training for Rio Olympics

Saina Nehwal, who recently won the Australian Open Grand Prix Gold, looks in really good shape as she doesn't miss a single shot in the forty second video.

Rio 2016: New competition format good for India at Olympics, says hockey coach Roelant Oltmans
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Rio 2016: New competition format good for India at Olympics, says hockey coach Roelant Oltmans

Roelant Oltmans said the new competition format of having quarterfinals in place of direct semifinals will give India a greater chance to qualify for QF.

Road to Rio: Tintu Luka, India's best bet to end athletics medal wait at Olympics
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Road to Rio: Tintu Luka, India's best bet to end athletics medal wait at Olympics

Having failed to reach the final in the 2012 London Olympics, Tintu Luka will be keen to go at least one step better and reach the final of the Women's 800m event at Rio Olympics 2016

Road to Rio: Soumyajit Ghosh, the youngster with a big impact on Indian table tennis
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Road to Rio: Soumyajit Ghosh, the youngster with a big impact on Indian table tennis

Four years after the London Olympics, where he was the youngest Indian, table-tennis player Soumyajit Ghosh is a wiser, stronger and a better sportsman, ready to make his mark at world's biggest sporting event.