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INDIA - OLYMPICS
London 2012, judo champion fuels India’s Olympic dreams
Garima Chaudhary, 22, is the only Indian judoka to qualify for the Olympics. Seven-time national champion in 63kg (her category), the athlete is at 94th place in the world rankings., Garima tells AsiaNews about the sacrifices, hard work, but also what she learned from a discipline such as judo.
13/08/2012 GREAT BRITAIN - ASIA
London 2012: US overtakes China as top medal winner
The 30th Olympiad is history. The official handover was made to Rio de Janeiro, host city of the 2016 Games. After its triumph in 2008, China takes second place, as Chinese media complain about unfair treatment. Amid competitions and records, faith (Bolt and Farah) wins over British relativism.
26/06/2012 SAUDI ARABIA
Saudi Arabia confirms: women can attend the Olympics
The decision was taken to avoid the exclusion of the kingdom for gender discrimination. So far the only qualified athlete is Dalma Rushdi Malhas, who will compete in showjumping. The other athletes will be selected in the coming weeks. A uniform is already prepared with a sports hijab.
06/08/2012 GREAT BRITAIN - ASIA
London Olympics 2012: A comeback for faith, in a country that has banned religious symbols
In Great Britain it is illegal to wear religious symbols in public places and at work public. Exemplary story of the stewardess sacked for wearing a cross. However, athletes involved in the Games do not hide their religious beliefs. Before and after races, signs of the cross, prostrations and prayers of thanksgiving.
09/08/2012 GREAT BRITAIN - INDIA
Indian boxer Devendro defeated. Historic bronze for Mary Kom
The young boxer lost against Ireland's Paddy Barnes in the quarter-finals of the lightweights. He was the 'last hope of another Indian medal in boxing. The boxer Mary Kom reahes her goal and returns home with a medal.
The best Paralympics ever end in Beijing
Spectators and media in the world’s most populous country closely followed an event too often overlooked. Many are hopeful that this will provide future opportunities. Games were also marked by Pistorius, the sprint sensation who forced the International Olympic Committee to acknowledge his rights.
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