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Australia to have smallest Olympics squad in 20 years


February 24th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 24 (IANS) Australia will have their smallest squad at the forthcoming Olympics since the 1992 Barcelona edition.With the football team not qualifying for the London Olympics, the Australia ... Read more...

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Experts named for Cricket Australia’s state-based structure review


February 9th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 9(ANI): Cricket Australia (CA) has said that corporate experts David Crawford and Colin Carter would assist with the review of the body's state-based structure.According to the Age, there have been ... Read more...

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India should not have got Commonwealth Games: Oz Olympic body chief


September 24th, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney/New Delhi, Sept.24 (ANI): Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates has said that India should not have been awarded the XIXth Commonwealth Games.The showpiece event in New Delhi has been beset by ... Read more...

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India shouldn’t have got the Commonwealth Games: Australia


September 24th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 24 (IANS) India "shouldn't have been awarded the (Commonwealth) Games", Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates said Friday. "In hindsight, no, they shouldn't have been awarded the Games," AAP quoted Coates ... Read more...

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Consultants blamed in Delhi Games ’scam’ being made ’scapegoats’: Oz Games chief


August 7th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Aug 7(ANI): Australia's sporting fraternity is backing two veteran consultants embroiled in allegations of corruption and incompetence relating to the New Delhi Commonwealth Games, saying that they are being scapegoated by ... Read more...

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Australian sports firm refutes charges of financial irregularities


August 4th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Aug 4 (IANS) Australian sports management firm Sports Marketing and Management (SMAM), which finds itself in the midst of controversy regarding the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, has refuted allegations of ... Read more...

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Rice, Sullivan in Australia swimming contingent for CWG


March 23rd, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 23 (IANS) Australia Tuesday announced a 48-member swimming contingent for the New Delhi Commonwealth Games that includes 2008 Olympic champion Stephanie Rice and former world record holder Eamon Sullivan. Rice won ... Read more...

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India’s loss is Australia’s gain


October 4th, 2008 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Oct 4 (IANS) Indian sports appear to share a love-hate relationship with Australia. Though they admire the Aussie professionalism and their no-nonsense attitude the Indians somehow find it hard ... Read more...

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Ice baths may be secret of success at Beijing Olympics


August 9th, 2008 - 7:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 9 (ANI): An Australian Institute of Sport specialist says that plunging into cold water can help improve an athletes performance during the Olympics by two to three per cent. ... Read more...

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Oz Olympic body chief says China has not controlled smog enough


August 8th, 2008 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Aug.8 (ANI): China has not done enough to fix its pollution and indeed may have permanently damaged the environment, Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates said today. As Beijing was ... Read more...

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Olympic internet ticket fraud scheme uncovered


August 4th, 2008 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Beijing, Aug 4 (DPA) Hundreds of sports fans from around the world appear to have been cheated, giving credit card and passport details, and possibly spending hundreds of thousands of dollars for ... Read more...

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Chinese Muslim separatists threaten Olympics with fresh attacks


July 26th, 2008 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 26 (ANI): Organisers of next months Beijing Olympics have received a fresh threat from the separatist Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP), which has already claimed responsibility for the May bus ... Read more...

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Australia eyes third consecutive top-five finish


July 15th, 2008 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, July 15 (Xinhua) Australia tasted success at home by finishing fourth at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games and kept the glorious position on the medal table even four years later in ... Read more...

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Australian coin to commemorate Beijing Olympics


June 24th, 2008 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Sydney, June 24 (DPA) A 50-cent Australian coin in the shape of a postage stamp and featuring a Chinese dragon and the Australian Olympic Committee logo on one side went on sale ... Read more...

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Rudd to attend opening ceremony of Beijing Olympics


June 19th, 2008 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, June 19 (ANI): Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has confirmed that he will be attending the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics on the invitation of the Chinese Government.Addressing ... Read more...

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Aussie swimmer loses appeal to swim in Olympics


May 28th, 2008 - 4:22 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, May 28 (IANS) Disgraced Australian swim star Nick D'Arcy has lost his final bid to join the Olympic swimming team in Beijing. D'Arcy appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport ... Read more...

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Olympic torch relay ends in Canberra, six arrested


April 24th, 2008 - 1:48 pm ICT by admin
DPA Sydney, April 24 (DPA) Several people were arrested and minor scuffles reported between the police and protesters Thursday as the beleaguered Beijing Olympic torch relay made its way under an intense security ... Read more...

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Olympic flame arrives in Australia


April 23rd, 2008 - 8:33 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Canberra, April 23 (Xinhua) The plane carrying the Beijing Olympics flame landed in Canberra Wednesday morning for the torch relay through the heart of the city Thursday. The Air China Airbus A330, ... Read more...

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Chinese guards to use bodies’ to protect Olympic torch during Oz relay: Envoy


April 22nd, 2008 - 7:19 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, Apr.22 (ANI): Chinese guards will "use their bodies" to protect the Olympic flame from protesters in Canberra, China's Ambassador to Australia, Zhang Junsai, said today. "Their role is to make sure ... Read more...

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Australian Government rules out Chinese security for torch


April 15th, 2008 - 1:15 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, Apr.15 (ANI): The Australian Government has made it quite clear that it will not allow Chinese security personnel to escort the Olympic torch during its relay in Australia at the ... Read more...

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Former Oz Olympic champion Fraser to boycott Beijing Olympics


April 9th, 2008 - 2:28 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, Apr.9 (ANI): Australian Olympic legend Dawn Fraser has said that she will not attend the Beijing Games in August. It will be only the second Olympic Games the four-times gold medallist ... Read more...

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