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Rio to host Laureus World Sports Awards


September 9th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 9 (IANS) Rio has been named as the host city of the Laureus World Sports Awards for 2013 and 2014, the Laureus Academy announced.The globally ... Read more...

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Price wants to participate in Olympics


September 1st, 2012 - 2:08 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 1 (IANS) Glamour model Katie Price is keen on being part of the Great Britain (GB) team in the 2016 Olympics and has already started practising horse ... Read more...

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Katie Price sets her sights on 2016 Olympics


August 31st, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 31, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Former glamour model Katie Price is spending thousands of pounds on horses in the belief and hope that she will be chosen to represent team GB in ... Read more...

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The unsung ones behind India’s Olympic heroes


August 27th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 27 (IANS) Away from the glitz and glamour of celebrations to hail the heroes of India's most successful Olympic Games are the unsung non-governmental agencies that played a ... Read more...

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Never blamed Nobbs for London debacle: Shivendra


August 24th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) India's star forward Shivendra Singh said it was not chief coach Michael Nobbs but the team's planning that was responsible for the eight-time Olympic champions' ... Read more...

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Isinbayeva eyes gold in 2016 Olympics


August 18th, 2012 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 18 (IANS) Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva intends to take part in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics and is confident of winning the gold, her coach said ... Read more...

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Trinidad & Tobago’s $2m fund to track talent for Rio


August 17th, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain (Trinidad), Aug 17 (IANS/CMC) A $2 million Athletic Development Programme has been unveiled in Trinidad and Tobago, targeting promising athletes likely to represent the country in the next ... Read more...

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Kremlin to honour Russian Olympic team


August 15th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS) Russian athletes returning from the London Olympics will be honoured at the Kremlin, Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko has said."I signed an order to honour you with ... Read more...

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I had a tough time in 51kg: Mary Kom


August 14th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Olympic bronze medal winning boxer M.C. Mary Kom admitted she was not comfortable fighting in the 51kg section in London and she will not hesitate ... Read more...

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Havelange stadium not a taint to Rio 2016, say organisers


August 10th, 2012 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) The organisers of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janerio said Friday that having the athletics stadium named after disgraced former FIFA president Joao Havelange wouldn't ... Read more...

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Brazil hopes 2016 Olympics will boost industry


July 19th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 19 (IANS) Brazil is hoping that the 2016 Olympics to be hosted here will help boost the nation's industrial output through purchases from local suppliers."We have ... Read more...

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Teenager Ghosh aims to create a flutter in London


July 17th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Teenager Soumyajit Ghosh knows he is not India's best table tennis player to have qualified for the London Olympics. But now that he has, the ... Read more...

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Rio de Janeiro declared World Heritage Site


July 3rd, 2012 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg (Russia), July 3 (IANS/EFE) The landscapes of Rio de Janeiro have been entered onto the World Heritage List, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization said.The decision ... Read more...

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Golf fast catching up with cricket in popularity (With image)


June 17th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) For long, golf has been viewed as a rich man's sport in India while the all-consuming passion for cricket has somewhat stunted the growth ... Read more...

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IOC concerned over progress of work in Rio


June 7th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 7 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has expressed concern over Rio's ability to build necessary infrastructure for the 2016 Olympics in time.The urban infrastructure projects ... Read more...

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Brazil Senate moves to expel lawmaker linked to crime


May 9th, 2012 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, May 9 (IANS/EFE) The Brazilian Senate's Ethics Committee decided Tuesday to begin the process of expelling Sen. Demostenes Torres, who is accused of being part of an organization that ... Read more...

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Maracana will be ready for 2014 World Cup


April 11th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, April 11 (IANS) Rio de Janeiro's special events secretary Ruy Cezar said the majestic Maracana stadium will be ready for the 2014 World Cup though construction work ... Read more...

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Brazil lobbies for surfing at Rio 2016 Olympics


April 5th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 5 (IANS) Brazil's surfing confederation (CBS) has launched a campaign to include the sport as a demonstration event at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.The initiative aims ... Read more...

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Brazil privatises three airports


February 7th, 2012 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Feb 7 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian-led consortiums obtained concessions to operate the country's busiest airport and two smaller terminals, the National Civil Aviation Agency said after Monday's auction at the ... Read more...

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Toll in Brazil building collapse rises to 17


January 28th, 2012 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Jan 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Rescue workers have found the bodies of 17 people killed in the Jan 25 building collapse in Rio de Janeiro, authorities said Saturday.Officials ... Read more...

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Moneywise it will be a tough year for golf: Jeev


January 3rd, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) Indian golfer Jeev Milkha Singh believes the global economic crunch will make it a tough year for golf as getting sponsors would be a major ... Read more...

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Latin America beckons, India’s trade may reach $50 bn by 2014


January 2nd, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) India's trade with Latin America could go up to $50 billion by 2014 on the back of projected high economic growth in both the regions, ... Read more...

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Brazil’s sports minister quits


October 27th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Oct 27 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's sports minister resigned Wednesday after being assailed by corruption complaints that cost him the confidence of President Dilma Rousseff, officials said.Orlando Silva is the fifth ... Read more...

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2016 Olympic committee denies lapses in relocation of residents


September 28th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 28 (IANS) The head of Brazil's Olympic Committee (COB), Carlos Arthur Nuzman, has denied any irregularities in the process of relocation of residents for the construction ... Read more...

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Qualification for 2012 Olympics tough: Nobbs


September 13th, 2011 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) India's newly-appointed hockey coach Michael Nobbs Tuesday said the eight-time Olympic champions will have a tough time qualifying for the 2012 London Olympics.The Australian, who ... Read more...

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Targeting Chinese tourists, Britons learn Mandarin


September 12th, 2011 - 8:59 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 12 (IANS) With British culture and tradition becoming increasingly popular among the Chinese middle class, staff at Britain's clubs are now being taught Mandarin in a bid to ... Read more...

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Michael Nobbs is India’s hockey coach till 2016 Olympics (Lead)


June 29th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Australian Michael Jack Nobbs is the new Indian hockey coach and his tenure lasts till the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.Nobbs pipped renowned coach Roelant ... Read more...

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‘New hockey coach’s tenure will be till 2016 Olympics’


June 28th, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) India's new hockey coach will have a five-year tenure till the 2016 Olympics, the longest run given to any coach, an official said. Three short-listed ... Read more...

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Nikhat Zareen, a champion in the making (With Images)


May 3rd, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 3 (IANS) "When Mohammed Ali's daughter can do it why can't I?" asked Nikhat Zareen when she took to the boxing ring two years ago. The 15-year-old girl ... Read more...

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Japan to bid for 2020 Olympics


April 11th, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 11 (ANI): Japan plans to a bid for the 2020 Olympic Games, said Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara."Although the 2020 Games are nine years from now, we can start raising our ... Read more...

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Oz run company denies reports that it won “dubious” contracts during Delhi CWG


April 4th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 4 (ANI): An Australian-run company, EKS, has refuted a new report by India's former auditor-general regarding corruption during the Delhi Commonwealth Games that said that the company was awarded ... Read more...

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37 killed in Brazil slum raids


December 5th, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Dec 5 (IANS/EFE) At least 37 people were killed, over 100 arrested and over 500 weapons and 34 tonnes of drugs seized in operations against drug gangs in two slums ... Read more...

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Air quality forecast system in Delhi


October 22nd, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Now you can come to know about air quality in the national capital for the next two days with an air quality forecasting system available here.With technical ... Read more...

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‘Affluent middle-class’ in India can unleash huge drive for golf: Survey


October 1st, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 1(ANI): A new survey has said that golf has a strong potential to grow "in the rapidly emerging markets" of Asia, including India.According to the survey from accountancy and ... Read more...

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Gambia’s National Olympic Committee president sentenced to death


August 20th, 2010 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 20 (IANS) President of the Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC) -- a member of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) -- Langtombong Tamba has been sentenced to death after he was ... Read more...

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