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Sports effective tool for change in gender issues: Study


May 30th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Sensitising young athletes and their coaches about gender issues can be an effective tool for prevention of violence against women, according to a study by ... Read more...

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Australia vows to tackle match-fixing


February 12th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 12(ANI): Australian sporting officials have said that they have agreed to take a united stance against match-fixing to protect the integrity of the nation's sport.Sports Minister Mark Arbib said ... Read more...

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ICC should kick tainted ex-Pak skipper Butt out


February 7th, 2011 - 9:28 am ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb.7 (ANI): A senior Australian sports journalist has criticized the International Cricket Council (ICC) for imposing what he called limited bans on tainted Pakistani cricketers -- Salman Butt, Mohamed Asif and ... Read more...

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Twitter posts not helping Clarke’s public image


January 25th, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan.25 (ANI): Australian cricket vice-captain Michael Clarke continues to alienate himself from the nation's public with his off-field actions.According to the Daily Telegraph, Clarke's comments on the social network site ... Read more...

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Sports minister confident of Australian cricket’s recovery


January 7th, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 7 (IANS) Australian sports minister Mark Arbib is disappointed by baggy greens' 1-3 loss in the Ashes series but is confident they will recover from the humiliating defeat.Arbib suggested the ... Read more...

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Australia to get a new manager after cricket World Cup


December 27th, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Dec 27 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) Monday appointed Gavin Dovey to be the new manager of the Australian team after 2011 cricket World Cup. Dovey, an expatriate Austrlian, is currently Rugby ... Read more...

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Cricket Australia to focus on luring women, kids to Big Bash 20-20 cricket


October 31st, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct. 31 (ANI): Behind the glare of glitz, gloss and glamour that will almost certainly characterize the cash-infused 2011-12 Big Bash League, the bean counters at Cricket Australia will be fixated ... Read more...

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Nine Australian athletes fail doping test


October 23rd, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 23(ANI): Nine unidentified Australian athletes have tested positive for the prohibited stimulant methylhexaneamine (DMAA), used in bodybuilding and dietary supplements.The drug tests were believed to have been carried out during ... Read more...

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Action to be taken against Fkiri, says Australian Sports Minister


October 6th, 2010 - 10:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 6 (ANI): The Australian Sports Minister, Mark Arbib has said the Australian Commonwealth Games Association would take strict disciplinary action against wrestler Hassene Fkiri for making a rude gesture ... Read more...

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Australia to give Rs.20 crore for development of grassroots sport in India


October 6th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 6 (ANI): Australia's Minister for Sport Mark Arbib will launch the Australian Sports Outreach Program (ASOP) here for grassroots sport-based development in India.The ASOP India program is an ... Read more...

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No security worries for athletes, says Australian sports minister


October 2nd, 2010 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) Happy with the security arrangements for the Oct 3-14 Commonwealth Games, Australian sports minister Mark Arbib said Saturday his country's athletes should have no worries about ... Read more...

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Oz sports minister frisked at Village, but happy with security


October 1st, 2010 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Despite being frisked at the Commonwealth Games Village Friday, Australian Sports Minister Mark Arbib, instead of making a fuss, praised the strict security measures in place. ... Read more...

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Top nations undecided on CWG participation (Roundup)


September 22nd, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) With Commonwealth Games just 11 days away, participation of some of the top nations is doubtful with Australia, New Zealand and Canada still undecided on sending ... Read more...

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Australia remains committed to Delhi 2010: Crosswhite


September 22nd, 2010 - 8:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept.22 (ANI): Australian Sports Minister Mark Arbib and Commonwealth Games Association and Australia's Chief Executive Perry Crosswhite have said their country remains committed to contesting next month's Commonwealth Games 2010 ... Read more...

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Australia seeks answers from India over Games Village


September 22nd, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Sep 22 (IANS) Concerned over the adverse reports on the Commonwealth Games Village in Delhi, the Australian government is seeking answers from India and Commonwealth Games officials over security and hygiene ... Read more...

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Participation in CW Games an individual choice: Oz minister


September 22nd, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Sep 22 (ANI): Amid growing concerns over the safety of the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games, Australian Sports Minister Mark Arbib said on Wednesday it was up to the individuals to decide ... Read more...

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Oz Sports Minister warns about more athletes pulling out from CW Games


September 22nd, 2010 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Sep 22 (ANI): More Australian athletes can pull out from the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games over safety fears and a bridge collapse that has raised concerns about the event.Australian Sports Minister ... Read more...

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Australian sport far from incorruptible


September 1st, 2010 - 7:07 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Sep.1 (ANI): Eight years after disgraced South African captain Hansie Cronje plummeted to his tragic death, cricket's corruption is about as well concealed as Merv Hughes's moustache.According to a report in ... Read more...

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CWG security main concern for Australia


August 11th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 11 (IANS) Australia's main concern with the upcoming Commonwealth Games in New Delhi is not corruption claims but security, the Australian government said Wednesday. Three members of the organising committee for ... 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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Caffeine pills could hinder football players performance, not boost it: WADA


July 7th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, July 7 (ANI): Footballers doping up on caffeine pills could be hindering their performance - not boosting it.According to a World Anti-Doping Agency research, caffeine can be counterproductive on the field.The ... Read more...

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Australia gives Rs.10 lakh grant for Mumbai Magic Bus project


November 20th, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Nov.20 (ANI): Australian High Commissioner Peter Varghese today presented a cheque for Rs 10,00,000 to Magic Bus for the provision of sport and personal development training to 240 underprivileged children in ... Read more...

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Oz Government distributes 5.8 lakh rupees for two youth sports programs in India


March 31st, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar.31 (ANI): Through the Australian Sports Outreach Program (ASOP), Australia has distributed 5.8 lakh rupees this year to support two youth sports programs in India.Australia has provided 463,800 rupees ... Read more...

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Ponting still remains Australias most marketable star


December 23rd, 2008 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 23 (ANI): Skipper Ricky Ponting, who has been termed Captain Pout for not supporting his young pace attack when it was flayed all over at WACA, has been termed ... Read more...

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Thorpe to sue French paper for dubbing him tainted


August 4th, 2008 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Aug 4 (IANS)Swimming champion Ian Thorpe has decided to sue French newspaper L'Equipe that last year alleged that the Australian used performance-enhancing drugs. The sports newspaper, a noted anti-doping campaigner, published ... Read more...

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Ex Oz Olympian Thorpe to sue French paper over dope charge


August 4th, 2008 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug.4 (ANI): Former Australian Olympic swimming champion Ian Thorpe has decided to pursue legal proceedings against a French newspaper and the journalist he alleges defamed him by publishing claims he ... Read more...

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Ties with India should be like Test, not T20: Australia


June 23rd, 2008 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
By Neena Bhandari Canberra, June 23 (IANS) As they embark on a new innings, Australia wants the bilateral relationship with India to be like a Test match rather than a game of Twenty20 ... Read more...

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25 budding Kerala cricketers to train in Australia


May 31st, 2008 - 8:22 pm ICT by admin
Thiruvananthapuram, May 31 (IANS) The Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) is sending 25 junior cricketers for a six-week training camp to Queensland, Australia. The camp is being organised by the Australian Sports Gateway ... Read more...

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Top Australian sports firms to be involved in Commonwealth Games 2010 infrastructure


April 8th, 2008 - 10:34 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Apr.8 (ANI): Leading Australian sports infrastructure companies that participated in building the Olympic Park for the Sydney Olympics will use the latest technological advances and be involved in the ... Read more...

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Indians may rope in shrink ahead of Sydney Test


December 31st, 2007 - 6:05 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, Dec.31 (ANI): Members of the Indian cricket team are likely to seek the services of a sports psychologist to counter the aggressive play of the Australians in the Sydney Test, which ... Read more...

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Oz swimmer Ian Thorpe laments loss of squeaky-clean reputation


November 26th, 2007 - 2:04 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, Nov.26 (ANI): Ace Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe believes that he will never fully regain his squeaky-clean reputation after his alleged involvement in a drug sample controversy earlier this year.Speaking publicly for ... Read more...

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