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India bids goodbye to best ever Commonwealth Games

India bids goodbye to best ever Commonwealth Games

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New Delhi: Fireworks sparkled the cool evening air of Delhi, embarking on a new promise of sporting excellence as the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony kept its promise to the world. The Commonwealth Games 2010 closing ceremony had started with a showcase of the various martial arts of India in a routine that had Sanskrit... 

Saina pitchforks India to second spot in Commonwealth Games

Saina pitchforks India to second spot in Commonwealth Games

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NEW DELHI: Women shuttlers led by singles title-favourite Saina Nehwal provided India with a golden double to pilot the country to a historic second-place finish in the Commonwealth Games that ended on Thursday. Saina rallied brilliantly from a first-game loss to put it across Mew Choo Wong of Malaysia 19-21, 23-21, 21-13 in... 

Confusing women’s 100m takes another strange twist

Confusing women’s 100m takes another strange twist

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If you had three chances to guess who would win the women’s 100-meter gold medal at the Commonwealth Games, you could pick three different names and be right each time. It’s a tale with a twist. Sally Pearson originally won the race, crossing the finish line in 11.28 seconds last Thursday, and even got to... 

Pearson puts medal-stripping behind her as she faces further hurdles

Pearson puts medal-stripping behind her as she faces further hurdles

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SALLY PEARSON has been lauded for her magnanimous gesture towards the England team just hours after they conspired to have her 100 metres gold medal stripped, but don’t for a moment think the sprinter is a pushover. ”It was quite frustrating, the English girl wasn’t there at the protesting area waiting to hear... 

Synchronised swimmer Lauren Smith wins Delhi bronze

Synchronised swimmer Lauren Smith wins Delhi bronze

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Synchronised swimmer Lauren Smith took Scotland’s medal tally to six in Delhi with a bronze in the solo event at her first Commonwealth Games. Canada’s Marie-Pier Boudreau-Gagnon successfully defended her title while Jenna Randall won a silver for England. Smith, 27, who was born in Surrey, was a reserve for England... 

Commonwealth Games 2010 diary: fastest fingers first and love is in the air

Commonwealth Games 2010 diary: fastest fingers first and love is in the air

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Security heaven The international media here occasionally open their emails to find invites from suspiciously-looking spammers and scammers. You know the ones: from hotmail accounts with the wording all capped up. One such email was received earlier this week which Diary sent straight to the bin – despite a lavish looking... 

Commonwealth Games History

Commonwealth Games History

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Englishman Astley Cooper was responsible for the Games concept as it was he who proposed of a sporting contest amongst the countries of the British Commonwealth way back in 1891. Writing for a magazine, Cooper suggested a festival combining sporting, military and literary events that would draw closer the ties and increase the... 

Yoga performance enthralls audience at CWG opening

Yoga performance enthralls audience at CWG opening

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New Delhi: With body, mind and soul in unison, over 800 performers gave a stunning performance of Yoga forming the shape of a sun using most difficult ‘asans’ (postures) at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony on Sunday. In a seven-and-a-half minute performance, 816 Yoga experts did a ‘Suryanmaskar’,... 

Spirit of India wins as Commonwealth Games open

Spirit of India wins as Commonwealth Games open

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New Delhi: The much-awaited sports extravaganza kicked off in Delhi on Sunday evening as President Pratibha Patil, along with UK’s Prince Charles, jointly declared the XIX Commonwealth Games 2010 open, in a grand opening ceremony here at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. In a clear act of diplomatic compromise, Prince Charles,... 

India races to turn Commonwealth Games into success

India races to turn Commonwealth Games into success

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New Delhi: India raced on Saturday to make final preparations for the Delhi Commonwealth Games with the start just a day away, desperately hoping to reverse the tide of bad publicity. Organisers said they were confident of putting on a great show at the 12-day event, whose cost has ballooned from 100 million dollars when it... 

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