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Japan speeds up evacuation plans of 2020 Olympics facilities

Last Updated: Monday, December 23, 2013, 17:28

Japan will reportedly speed up the evacuation plans for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games, following a warning of 70 percent likelihood of a large earthquake striking the capital within 30 years.

Girisha still waiting for `promised` SAI job

Last Updated: Friday, April 12, 2013, 17:45

He gave India its first medal at the Paralympic Games after finishing second in the Men`s High Jump event yet his silver-winning effort could not land him a job with the Sports Authority of India as promised by the former Sports Minister, Ajay Maken.

Who is Oscar Pistorius?

Last Updated: Thursday, February 14, 2013, 23:43

Oscar Pistorius, fondly referred to as the ‘Blade Runner’, became the first ever double amputee to compete in the Olympic Games when he took part in the London 2012 Olympic Games’ 400m run.

Tendulkar hails Paralympic Games silver-medallist Girisha

Last Updated: Thursday, September 13, 2012, 20:46

Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday described London Paralympic Games silver-medallist Girisha Hosanagara Nagarajegowda as an "inspiration to all of us" and wished the high-jumper the very best for all his future endeavours.

K`taka govt honours Girisha, gives Rs 20 lakh cash reward

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 23:47

Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar on Wednesday handed over a cheque for Rs 20 lakh to London Paralympic silver medallist Girisha Hosanagara Nagarajegowda here.

Paralympian Girisha accorded a warm reception

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 21:43

Girisha Hosanagara Nagarajegowda was accorded a warm welcome at the international airport here on his arrival from the London Paralympic Games, where he won a silver in the Men`s High Jump F42 event.

Paralympic athletes shining example of courage, determination

Last Updated: Monday, September 10, 2012, 19:16

Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma on Monday expressed delight at the strong showing by Commonwealth countries at the just concluded London Paralympic Games, saying that the athletes were the shining example of courage and determination.

Indian Paralympics team felicitated by High Commissioner

Last Updated: Friday, September 07, 2012, 10:35

The 33-member Indian team which participated in the ongoing Paralympic Games was felicitated by the country`s High Commissioner to the UK -- Dr Jaimini Bhagwati -- at the India House here.

Indian Paralympic athlete alleges lack of escorts, officials deny

Last Updated: Sunday, September 02, 2012, 18:04

Controversy broke out in the Indian Paralympic team here with an athlete alleging lack of escorts to look after them even as the officials sought to make light of it.

Paralympic Games 2012: Oscar Pistorius proves ‘doubters’ wrong by setting world-record in 200m heats

Last Updated: Sunday, September 02, 2012, 10:50

South-African double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius proved everyone wrong after he created a world record after running in the T44 200m heats at the London Paralympic Games 2012.

First Paralympic gold goes to China

Last Updated: Friday, August 31, 2012, 16:18

China`s Zhang Cuiping won the first gold medal of the London Paralympic Games with a world record performance.

`Spirit in Motion` gala opens London`s Paralympics

Last Updated: Thursday, August 30, 2012, 11:12

Volleys of fireworks lit up the night sky, Beverley Knight belted out "I am what I am," and Britain`s first Paralympic gold medalist lit the cauldron to open the 2012 London Paralympic Games.