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Athletes on shopping spree at Olympic Park


August 3rd, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) One of the exciting attractions at London's Olympic Park is the glitzy Westfield Stratford City Shopping Mall. The 175,000-square-metre shopping centre, built with an investment of ... Read more...

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Yi Jianlian to carry flag for China in London


July 26th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) Chinese basketball player Yi Jianlian has been chosen to carry the flag of China at the opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games Friday."I am honoured ... Read more...

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Opposition terms Kalmadi’s arrest as belated


April 25th, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 25 (ANI): The Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) reacting to the arrest of sacked Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organizing Committee chairman Suresh ... Read more...

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Mystery surrounds Shoaib Malik’s Asian Games village stay sans ‘accreditation card’


November 20th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 20 (ANI): Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik's conspicuous presence at the Guangzhou Asian Games athletes' village has surprised his country's contingent there, as the Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) has denied issuing ... Read more...

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OCA director general praises Guangzhou’s contribution to Asiad


November 12th, 2010 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 11 (IANS) Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) director general Husain Al-Musallam said that Guangzhou has made a "great contribution" to the history and the legacy of the Asian Games.Speaking at ... Read more...

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Room for Hindu prayers at Guangzhou Asian Games in China


November 9th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Nov 9 (ANI):Hindus have lauded People's Republic of China for provision of religious service center to provide spiritual assistance for participating athletes, coaches, and officials of different faiths at the ... Read more...

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China conducting Olympic standard doping tests for Asiad


November 7th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Nov 7 (ANI): A number of doping tests would be conducted at the Beijing anti-doping lab "according to Olympic standards," for the up-coming Asiad, according to a Chinese anti-doping official.Xinhua ... Read more...

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Bell may face more punishment over breaking zero-tolerance alcohol policy at Delhi CWG


October 20th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Oct 20 (ANI): Commonwealth Games silver medallist Daniel Bell may still suffer more punishment for breaking a New Zealand swimming team zero-tolerance alcohol policy.Stuff.co.nz quoted Swimming New Zealand chief executive ... Read more...

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Australia will pay for damages at Games Village (Lead)


October 15th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney/New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) The Australian Commonwealth Games Association (ACGA) has regretted one of its athlete's indecent behaviour a few days back and has agreed to pay for the damage ... Read more...

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England, Scotland were just hours away from pulling out of Delhi CWG: Holmes


October 15th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 15 (ANI): England and Scotland were just hours away from pulling out of the 2010 Commonwealth Games and were already preparing statements to that effect.President of Commonwealth Games England Kelly ... Read more...

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Australia slams report of vandalism by its athletes


October 15th, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Australia has slammed reports in an Indian newspaper that some of its athletes staying at the Commonwealth Games Village had thrown a washing machine from an ... Read more...

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Delhi CWG closing ceremony ‘a spectacular send-off’, says international media


October 15th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 15(ANI): The curtains came down on the XIXth Commonwealth Games in New Delhi with a spectacular closing ceremony which has drawn unparalleled applause from across the world.Martial arts, schoolchildren ... Read more...

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Australian athlete sent home for bad behaviour during Commonwealth Games


October 15th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 15 (ANI): Australian Commonwealth Games Association chief Perry Crosswhite said on Friday that an athlete had been sent home from Delhi for disciplinary reasons and admitted that a ... Read more...

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Delhi’s success will prove challenge to emulate: Scottish minister (Interview)


October 15th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Scotland, which hosts the next Commonwealth Games, is highly impressed with Delhi's success in holding the multi-sport event, which it says will prove a ... Read more...

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Commonwealth Games more important than ever: London Olympics chief


October 13th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 13 (ANI): The chairman of the London 2012 Olympics organising committee, Lord Coe, has said that the Commonwealth Games continue to have a significance far beyond the sporting arena. ... Read more...

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CGF deny contamination fears in CWG swimming pools as pigeon rumours do rounds


October 8th, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 8(ANI): The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has played down fears of contamination in the swimming pools at the Dr. S.P. Mukherjee Aquatics Complex in New Delhi.A CGF spokesman said ... Read more...

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Fennell apologises for injury to Ugandan officials


October 7th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 7 (ANI): Commonwealth Games Federation President Michael Fennell on Thursday apologised for a bizarre car accident resulting in injuries to three Ugandan officials, including the team's Chef de Mission, ... Read more...

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Used condoms clog Delhi CWG athletes’ village toilets


October 7th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 7(ANI): Thousands of used condoms have reportedly clogged the drains of the Delhi Commonwealth Games accommodation towers at the athletes' village after being flushed down toilets by competitors.According to ... Read more...

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Australian wrestler Fkiri apologises for indecent behaviour


October 6th, 2010 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) Australian wrestler Hassene Fkiri, who was disqualified for making an obscene gesture at officials during his gold-medal bout against India's Anil Kumar in the Commonwealth Games Tuesday, ... Read more...

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Australian wrestler to apologise for rude behaviour


October 6th, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Oct 6 (IANS) Australian wrestler Hassene Fkiri, who was disqualified for obscene gestures and unsporting behaviour during his gold-medal bout against India's Anil Kumar in the Commonwealth Games, will apologise ... Read more...

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India opens doors to the world with Games opening


October 4th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 4 (IANS) With a "dazzling, colourful and high-octane" opening ceremony at the Commonwealth Games, India has opened its doors to the world, the British media said, comparing the event with ... Read more...

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Oz road cyclist Renshaw pulls out of Delhi CWG citing dengue fever concerns


October 4th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 4 (ANI): Australian road cyclist Mark Renshaw has reportedly withdrawn from the Commonwealth Games just hours before the opening ceremony in New Delhi on Sunday because of fears of ... Read more...

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International media goes gaga over ’spectacular’ Delhi CWG opening ceremony


October 4th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 4(ANI): The opening ceremony of the XIX Commonwealth Games in New Delhi has drawn unparalleled applause from across the world by overhauling fears of chaos with a 'spectacular' event. ... Read more...

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Prince Charles visits Commonwealth Games Village


October 3rd, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.3 (ANI): With just few hours left for the opening ceremony of the XIXth Commonwealth Games 2010, the heir to British throne Prince Charles visited the athletes' village here ... Read more...

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Queen’s Baton reaches Commonwealth Games Village


October 2nd, 2010 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.2 (ANI): The Queen's Baton for the XIXth Commonwealth Games 2010 reached the athletes' village on Saturday.Scores of people gathered to cheer the arrival of the Queen's Baton.Former Olympian and ... Read more...

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Freshly unmasked swanky Kiwi athletes CWG village tower ‘anything but unlivable’


October 2nd, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 2(ANI): The New Zealand team's 'unmasked' Delhi Commonwealth Games accommodation tower at the athletes' village has made the earlier reports of "unlivable" conditions hard to fathom.According to Stuff.co.nz, the ... Read more...

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Oz athletes give thumbs up to Delhi Commonwealth Games on Twitter


October 2nd, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 2(ANI): Australian athletes for the Delhi Commonwealth Games have used social networking website Twitter to give the thumbs up to their accommodation and security in the Indian capital.The build-up ... Read more...

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New Zealand confident about Games security (Lead)


October 1st, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Oct 1 (IANS) New Zealand's Foreign Minister Murray McCully Friday said he is confident about security during the Delhi Commonwealth Games and asked Michael Hooper, a New Zealander who is the ... Read more...

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Hooper must share blame for Games’ problems: New Zealand


October 1st, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Oct 1 (IANS) New Zealander Michael Hopper, in charge of the Commonwealth Games in India, must share the blame for the problems related to the event, New Zealand Sports Minister Murray ... Read more...

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Kiwi chef de mission backs Delhi CWG security measures


October 1st, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 1(ANI): New Zealand's Commonwealth Games team boss Dave Currie has backed the Organising Committee's decision to prevent Kiwi athletes from leaving their secure athletes' village to explore New Delhi.The ... Read more...

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‘Delhi safer than Cape Town’


September 29th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) South Africa's media spokesperson and journalist Mark Keohane says he feels safer in Delhi than in his home country.Keohane arrived in Delhi Monday along with the athletes ... Read more...

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Kiwi cyclist says Delhi not a problem if he can live under kitchen table for 3 months


September 29th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Sept.29 (ANI): Track cyclist Simon van Velthooven says if he can survive living under a kitchen table for three months, Delhi will be no problem.With all the talk being about health, ... Read more...

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South Africa optimistic of a ‘memorable’ Commonwealth Games


September 27th, 2010 - 10:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 27 (ANI): With less than a week left for the Commonwealth Games, South African High Commissioner to India Harris Mbulelo Majeke on Monday expressing confidence said India will host ... Read more...

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Quest for Games’ chauvinism: Labour bore the brunt (Comment)


September 27th, 2010 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
By Nupur Basu In the post-mortem that will follow in the coming weeks and months regarding what went wrong in the preparedness for the Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2010, one area where more skeletons ... Read more...

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Impressed with facilities at Games village, Canadian team to stay put in it


September 26th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 26 (ANI): The 35-person advance Canadian team is planning to get settled at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games village on Sunday.Forty athletes and coaches who are scheduled to ... Read more...

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