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London Olympics 2012 Highlights

It was the 30th Summer Olympics (London Olympics 2012) that concluded in London on 12 August 2012. In the 17-day event, nearly 10500 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees participated in as many as 26 sports events. Results: · US topped the medal tally clinching total 104 medals. · It bagged 46 Gold, 29 Silver ..

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Departments will now have the right to give out of turn promotions to 3 sportspersons, 2 for coaches

The Govt allowed departments to give 3 out of turn promotions to sportspersons who do perform extraordinarily in big events and 2 for coaches. Objective: Encouraging sportsperson for excellence in sporting events. According to Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), the medal winning show in sports events eligible for out of turn promotion will be ..

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2011 FILA Wrestling World Championships

2011 FILA Wrestling World Championships was held at the Sinan Erdem Dome in Istanbul, Turkey between September 12 to September 18, 2011. The event brought a shock to Indians, when defending champion and star Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar crashed out in the second round of the 66kg freestyle category. Sushil had created history last year ..

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Gk About Sports : Diving

“Jumping in water from a platform or springboard” Competitive Diving :Most diving competitions consist of three disciplines: 1m and 3m springboards, and the platform. Competitive athletes are divided by gender, and often by age group. In platform events, competitors are allowed to perform their dives on either the five, seven and a half (generally just ..

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