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Medal News

Olympics-Ice hockey-Gold medal rematches bring back buzz

Semi-finals featuring countries that share borders, a deep passion for ice hockey and a competitive hatred are sure to bring the buzz back to an Olympic men's event still reeling from Russia's sho...
In the Media by Steve Keating (Reuters)

Op-Ed: Game of Drones: Operators are to receive medals of valor (video)

Washington - Drone operators, wielding the joysticks that operate those infamous drones killing "terrorists" all over the world, can now receive a "Distinguished Warfare" Medal for their efforts.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

Video: Interview with Scott Olsen on why he gave back his medal

Chicago - RT interviews Scott Olsen, an Iraq vet who was badly injured in an Occupy protest in Oakland, on why he gave back his medal. He also explains why voting Republican or Democrat is a waste of time.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

Olympics: Canada wins bronze in women's soccer on Matheson's goal

Today's Olympic Canadian hero is midfielder Diana Matheson who scored in extra time against France to win Canada the bronze in women's soccer at the 2012 Olympics.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 4 comments

Olympics: Synchro divers Heymans, Abel win Canada's first medal

Canada's first medal in the 2012 Olympics in London belongs to synchro divers Émilie-Joane Heymans and Jennifer Abel, winning a bronze in Sunday's women's synchronized three-metre springboard competition.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 1 comment

US Army Ranger loses hand but receives Medal of Honor

Washington - President Barack Obama has awarded the highest American military award, the Medal of Honor, to a US Army Ranger who saved two comrades in a firefight in Afghanistan in 2008, but lost his hand in the action.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo - 3 comments

Cycling group calls Hamilton’s doping allegation ‘indignation’

Aigle - The International Cycling Union (UCI) has called former gold medal cyclist Tyler Hamilton’s allegations of seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong’s deal with the union to make a positive drug test result disappear an “indignation.”
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann

In latest cycling doping scandal, Hamilton gives up gold

Lausanne - Tyler Hamilton, the US cyclist who won a gold medal at the 2004 Olympics, has admitted to doping during his cycling career, voluntarily gave up his gold medal to the US Anti-Doping Agency and placed pressure on cycling legend Lance Armstrong.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann

Travel bonanza announced for Indian medal winners at CWG 2010

New Delhi - The Indian Ministry of Tourism has announced a travel bonanza for att medal winners at the recent Commonwealth Games 2010. Though the ministry had announced its plans during the Games itself, the announcement came only on Thursday.
In the Media by Subir Ghosh

Record-breaking Aussies storm Commonwealth Games medal table

Delhi - As the Delhi Commonwealth Games 2010 continues through its fifth day, Australia dominated the medals chart with 47 golds, tallying 98 medals altogether as they currently dominate the quarto-annual competition.
In the Media by Aidan Phillips - 1 comment

Bomb Sniffing Dog Awarded Dickin Medal,

The highest award for animal bravery in military or civil defense service, the Dickin Medal, was recently bestowed upon Treo, an eight-year-old Labrador Retriever by The Queen's cousin, Princess Alexandra.
In the Media by Bob Gordon

British Army Introduces Elizabeth Medal For Next of Kin

The British Army has introduced a new medal for loved ones of soldiers killed in battle. The first Elizabeth Medal was presented to the widow of a soldier killed in Afghanistan.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo

Beijing Day 1: China leads in gold medal count, U.S. ahead in total

China bagged two gold medals on the opening day of the Olympic games in Beijing. United States has swept the three medals in fencing competition.
In the Media by Kesavan Unnikrishnan - 3 comments

And the Beijing Games' first gold medal goes to...

With the Beijing games just two weeks away, Chinese officials are confident of winning the prestigious first gold medal of the Olympics.
In the Media by Kesavan Unnikrishnan - 1 comment

FBI Finds Astronaut's Missing Presidential Award Medal For Sale On EBAY

Captain James Lovell, Jr was awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom for his work in the Apollo 13 mission. The medal that was prepared for him went missing since 1970 and was found today, Tuesday, 38 years later.
In the Media by malan - 1 comment

Canadian men, women strike snowboarding gold

"Drew Neilson of North Vancouver, B.C., won the men's event and Maella Ricker of Squamish, B.C., took top honours among women as Canada dominated a World Cup snowboard cross meet Saturday. Neilson emerged the winner ahead of American Nate Holland to e...
In the Media by Lemery - 8 comments

Update: Canadian Paralympian's Stolen Gold Medal Returned

Paul Rosen's gold medal was stolen last week and this week it is returned.
In the Media by Brandigal (Donna)

UPDATE -- Gold medal returned to Paralympian

Gold medal dropped in mailbox, mail sorters find it and return it to paralympian.
In the Media by Carolyn E. Price - 1 comment

Gold Medal Stolen From Canadian Paralympian

He won the gold medal as part of Canada's sledge hockey team at the 2006 Paralympic Games in Torino, Italy only to have it stolen.
In the Media by Brandigal (Donna) - 7 comments

One Medal of Honor Recipient - One Soldier's Story

On a day when the U.S. president is recalling troops honored for [i]good[/i] behavior. . . one soldier's moving story sheds some light on the unreported stories. . .
In the Media by Mac - 7 comments

Order of Canada medal auction to proceed by e-mail

The anonymous owner of one of the first Order of Canada medals ever awarded is auctioning off the rare insignia via e-mail after Internet auctioneer eBay refused to let it be sold on their site.
In the Media by Brandigal (Donna) - 1 comment

Canadian Junior Team Wins Gold

Canada beats Russia to win Gold Medal
In the Media by Carolyn E. Price - 3 comments
 

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Jwala Gutta and Machimanda Ashwini Ponnappa of India won the women s double gold medal in badminton.
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Jwala Gutta and Machimanda Ashwini Ponnappa of India won the women's double gold medal in badminton.
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