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Olympics: Obama congratulates Cameron on success


August 13th, 2012 - 6:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Sunday called British Prime Minister David Cameron to congratulate him on the success of the London Olympics."President Obama called Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Latest craze at the Games: Therapeutic tape (Olympic diary)


August 5th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) It is a thin, stretchy therapeutic tape that relieves pain, reduces swellings and inflammation, provides structural support to joints and muscles and enhances performance.Though the ... Read more...

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Britain’s team kit for London Olympics unveiled


March 23rd, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 23 (IANS) The team kit which will be worn by British athletes at the London Olympics and Paralympic Games has been unveiled here.The kit was revealed at the ... Read more...

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British athletes’ fathers feature as torch bearers


January 11th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 11 (IANS) Parents having played a big role in their children's sporting career will join in the London Olympic Torch Relay along with many of Britain's outstanding Olympians ... Read more...

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Athletics track at London Olympic Stadium complete


October 4th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 4 (IANS) The athletics track at the 2012 London Olympic Stadium has been completed.The track in the Olympic Stadium was unveiled Monday, Xinhua reported.World record holder and Paralympic ... Read more...

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England calls in ‘yip doctor’ to prevent 2006-style Ashes meltdown


November 10th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov.10 (ANI): The England cricket team has a secret Ashes weapon - a self-styled "Yip Doctor" who can help stop the tourists from choking in their biggest moments in the forthcoming ... Read more...

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India real force to reckon with during Delhi CWG: England chef de mission


October 2nd, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 2(ANI): England's chef de mission Craig Hunter reckons that India would be a real force to be reckoned with during the Delhi Commonwealth Games.When asked which nation Team England ... Read more...

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Brit withdrawals from Delhi CWG may hit winning momentum: UK Athletics chief


October 2nd, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 2(ANI): UK Athletics head coach Charles van Commenee believes that the withdrawal of many top stars from the Delhi Commonwealth Games could undermine the winning momentum that his team ... Read more...

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Delhi CWG facilities much better than before: British athletes (Second Lead)


October 1st, 2010 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) British athletes have conveyed that the facilities at the Delhi Commonwealth Games were "much better" than at previous editions, even as India and Britain have agreed ... Read more...

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No 100 percent guarantee of security at CWG: Britain


October 1st, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
By Naveen KapoorNew Delhi, Oct.1 (ANI): Britain, which has sent its largest ever oversees contingent of athletes to take part in New Delhi commonwealth Games, has expressed satisfaction over the facilities at ... Read more...

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Prince Charles, Patil to open Commonwealth Games (Lead)


October 1st, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Prince Charles and President Pratibha Patil will declare open the Commonwealth Game Sunday, the British envoy said Friday, adding that British athletes were happy with the ... Read more...

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Vomiting bug hits Brit players in Doha training camp ahead of Delhi CWG


October 1st, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 1(ANI): With less than three days to go for the Commonwealth Games to commence, British athletes have been reportedly struck down by a contagious vomiting bug at their training camp ... Read more...

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Delhi has world class facilities: British athletes (Lead)


September 29th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) British athletes are now finding the Commonwealth Games facilities "world class" and "simply amazing" -- that too with "foolproof security"."I was very keen to come ... Read more...

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Delhi has world class facilities: British athletes


September 29th, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Even as their media nitpicked and wrote damning reports about the state of preparations for Commonwealth Games, some British athletes who are here found the ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda plot to kidnap British athletes, fans during Delhi Games unearthed


September 26th, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 26 (ANI): A plot to target or kidnap British athletes and fans coming to India for the 2010 Commonwealth Games has emerged over their country's support to the war in ... Read more...

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Olympians back Brit athletes’ decision to participate in Delhi CWG despite security concerns


September 26th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0London, Sept 26 (ANI): Olympic stars have reportedly backed British athletes' decision to go to India for the Commonwealth Games despite concerns over the poor facilities.Speaking at the 2010 ... Read more...

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Brits warned not to visit tourist sites during Delhi CWG over terror attack threat


September 26th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 26(ANI): British athletes and business leaders planning to attend the Delhi Commonwealth Games have been warned to expect terrorist attacks on tourist sites and public spaces across India.According to The ... 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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Top British athletes pull out of Delhi Commonwealth Games


September 22nd, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 22 (ANI): English athletes Phillips Idowu, Christine Ohuruogu and Lisa Dobriskey have all pulled out of the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games over security concerns and injury woes.World triple jump ... Read more...

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Cancellation of 2010 Commonwealth Games would be bad for India: Key


September 22nd, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Sep 22 (ANI): New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said on Wednesday that the cancellation of the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games would be bad for the future of the games ... Read more...

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I will support athletes who don’t attend CWG: New Zealand PM


September 22nd, 2010 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Auckland, Sep 22 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister John Key Wednesday said that he would support any athlete who decides not to participate in the Commonwealth Games and added: "they have ... Read more...

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Britain can’t force sportsperson to participate in CWG: Sports secretary


July 28th, 2010 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) British sports and culture secretary Jeremy Hunt said Wednesday that his government cannot force his country's sportspersons to participate in October's Commonwealth Games in Delhi. Hunt's comments ... Read more...

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Stella Mccartney to design Britain’s Olympic team’s outfit


July 15th, 2010 - 2:01 am ICT by IANS
London, July 15 (IANS) Fashion designer Stella Mccartney has been roped in as the creative director of Adidas for the 2012 Olympic Games. She will design the sportswear firm's athlete kit for ... Read more...

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Scotland Yard won’t be part of Games security: British envoy


January 22nd, 2010 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Expressing satisfaction at Delhi's preparations for the Commonwealth Games, Britain Friday said there was no terror threat to India and that Scotland Yard would not be involved ... Read more...

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Scotland Yard security cover for UK athletes is usual practice: Envoy


January 22nd, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 22(ANI): Britain's High Commissioner to India, Sir Richard Stagg, on Friday expressed satisfaction over the preparations leading up to this year's Commonwealth Games to be held in Delhi ... Read more...

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Lee Cooper’s Beijing collection unveiled (Lead, Changing Dateline)


August 9th, 2008 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Leading lifestyle apparel and accessories brand Lee Cooper has formally unveiled its Team Great Britain's formal wear for the Beijing Olympics 2008 to the world, the morning after ... Read more...

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Britain launches strict Olympics anti-doping drive


July 11th, 2008 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, July 11 (IANS) As Britain launches its most extensive anti-doping campaign, it has ordered each member of the country's Olympic team to be tested for performance-enhancing drugs, and the ... Read more...

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Beijings smog 5-times over safety limit as Olympics draw near


July 6th, 2008 - 10:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 6 (ANI): Pollution surrounding Beijings Olympic stadium can be five times worse than levels reckoned safe by the World Health Organisation, according to reports.According to pollution tests, British athletes ... Read more...

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