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India suffers blow as British fighters dominate the ring

India's hopes of boxing glory suffered a blow on Monday, as all three of the country's fighters lost their semi-final bouts in a first session dominated by Britain's "home nations".

Yoga performance enthralls audience at CWG opening ceremony

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 today.

Bangladeshi journalists stopped over visa confusion 

Five Bangladeshi journalists here to cover the Commonwealth Games were stopped by Indian officials at the border in West Bengal for over four hours for not having visas, they said today.

Commonwealth Games real test of our strengths: Nasser

Rugby India captain Nasser Hussain considers Commonwealth Games as the real test of the team's mettle and feels the hosts need to fire on all cylinders to overpower their more fancied rivals.

Saina hopes Delhi will be another high - like Melbourne

Four years ago at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games when Aparna Popat was losing in the mixed team event to England’s Tracey Hallam, a teenager from the Indian badminton team turned to coach Vimal Kumar and said: "I can beat Hallam."

Shera stamps sell like hot cakes in CWG Village

Unlike other post offices in the city, the one at the Commonwealth Games Village is doing brisk business. At the centre of attraction for foreign athletes is the set of Shera postage stamps, selling like hot cakes.

Queen's Baton arrives in Delhi

The Queen's Baton Relay for the Commonwealth Games reached here Thursday as over 5,500 athletes and officials of the expected 7,000 for the event beginning Oct 3 focussed their attention on training.

Oz Sports Minister gets taste of tight security at CWG Village

With tight security in place at the Commonwealth Games Village, even Australian Sports Minister Mark Arbib could not enter the venue in his official vehicle as it did not have the necessary accreditation.

Controversy-hit Delhi CWG becomes biggest in terms of participation

After a controversy-marred build-up and negative publicity, the Commonwealth Games sets a historic landmark of being the biggest-ever in terms of participants with more than 6700 athletes and officials confirming their entries for the event in New Delhi today. See special

Indian boxers get the feel

It was a routine practice for the Indian boxing team, but the venue was special --- the main ring of the competition. The Indian team is the only one given access to the main stadium for a day; others practised at the venues located in the Delhi University campus.

Australia look to dominate medals tally

The Australian High Commission played host to their national contingent for the Games on Friday, and also named the team’s flag-bearer on the occasion. Sharelle McMahon, the captain of the Australian netball team, two-time gold medal winners, became the first team sport competitor to be named flag-bearer.

Delhi CWG: England turn on the heat to melt mental barrier

For teams competing in India, the heat is a psychological barrier. Though the Commonwealth Games are being at the fag end of the summer season, the heat and humidity in Delhi will still be an important factor for foreign competitors, especially in physical outdoor sports like hockey. B Shrikant reports. See special

Some Indian athletes yet to get training kit

What’s an athlete without his kit and apparel? Just two day before curtains go up on the Commonwealth Games, sportspersons are grappling with the problem of oversize, undersize and, in some cases, absolutely no kits.

Indian Chef de mission goofs up

A comedy of errors unfolded at the Games Village on Friday during the media interaction to name India’s flag-bearer and baton bearers.

Maverick Nathan looking to turn on his magic

Nathan Robertson’s laidback demeanour on the court is a camouflage for the fiercely competitive brain that hates to loose.
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