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British Olympic chief defends Chinese swimmer Ye


July 31st, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) Colin Moynihan, chairman of the British Olympic Association (BOA), has spoken out in defence of 16-year-old Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen against doping suspicions.Ye's swim in ... Read more...

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Olympic marathon: World record holder Paula Radcliffe quits


July 30th, 2012 - 3:35 am ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) World record holder Britain's Paula Radcliffe has withdrawn from the women's marathon competition at the London Olympics due to medical reasons, the British Olympic Association and ... Read more...

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Welsh and Scott team snub the national anthem


July 27th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There was a lot of fury on Thursday night when members of the Welsh and the Scotts teams refused to sing the national anthem at the Olympics. ... Read more...

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It would be foolish to dope during Olympics: BOA boss


July 22nd, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) British Olympic Association chairman Colin Moynihan says that anyone caught doping at the London Olympics must be stupid."If you get caught at the Games then you ... Read more...

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CAS lift suspension from Chambers and Millar


April 30th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 30 (IANS) Britain's dope-tainted sprinter Dwain Chambers and cyclist David Millar are now free to take part in the 2012 London as the British Olympic Association (BOA) has ... Read more...

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Japan aims for top five finish at London Olympics


April 19th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 19 (IANS) Japan is aiming for a top five finish at the London Olympics 2012 with its athletes fired up in an effort to rewrite the country's history ... Read more...

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BOA recommends changes to world anti-doping code


April 12th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 12 (IANS) The World Anti-Doping Association (WADA) has "followed the wrong course" and should return to four-year sanctions for drug cheats, according to the British Olympic Association (BOA).BOA ... 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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Olympic rings launched on Thames


February 29th, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 29 (IANS) London Mayor Boris Johnson launched giant Olympic rings measuring 11 meters high and 25 meters wide on the River Thames, to mark 150 days until ... Read more...

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British Olympic Association backs Glasgow as 2018 Youth Olympics host


February 23rd, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 23 (IANS) The British Olympic Association (BOA) is proceeding with a bid for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) with the Scottish city of Glasgow as its candidate.The ... Read more...

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Glasgow is Britain’s lone potential candidate for 2018 Youth Olympics


January 31st, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 31 (IANS) The British Olympic Association (BOA) says the city of Glasgow has formally expressed its interest in hosting the 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) if the BOA decides ... 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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UK athletes to miss out 2012 London Olympics’ opening ceremony


March 11th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 11 (ANI): Britain's track athletes will not participate in the opening ceremony of next year's London Olympics.Spectators paying up to 2,012 pounds will be denied the chance of seeing athletes ... Read more...

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London Olympics organisers and BOA embroiled in cash row


March 10th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 10 (ANI): London Olympics 2012 organisers (LOCOG) has hit back at the British Olympic Association (BOA) in an increasingly bitter row over cash, calling its complaints "sad".An embarrassing cash row ... Read more...

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West Ham beat Tottenham for Olympic Stadium takeover bid


February 12th, 2011 - 8:24 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb.12 (ANI): West Ham have beaten Tottenham to take over the Olympic Stadium after the London 2012 Games.According to The Sun, the Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC) announced that the ... Read more...

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Stella McCartney Bags The Opportunity Of Designing Costumes For Team GB London 2012 And Paralympics


January 15th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
The 2012 Olympics are almost a year away and the preparations for the gala event have already started taking place at every level. The Olympics are one of the most ... Read more...

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Stella McCartney excited about designing Olympic wear


January 14th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 14 (IANS) Fashion designer Stella McCartney, who is designing sportswear for the 2012 Olympics, says it is a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity" to craft the Adidas competition wear.McCartney was announced last year ... Read more...

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Coe backs Beckham as coach of British 2012 Olympic football team


January 3rd, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 3 (ANI): David Beckham has been backed as a potential coach of the British 2012 Olympic football team.London 2012 organising committee chairman Sebastian Coe has said that Beckham can ... Read more...

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Diving champ Daley rules himself out of race at Youth Games


August 21st, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Aug 21 (DPA) British diving world champion Tom Daley doesn't like his chances of being in the running for a medal for the 3-metre springboard at the Singapore Youth Olympic Games ... Read more...

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Stella McCartney to design British Olympic kit


July 15th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 15 (ANI): Fashion designer Stella McCartney will be designing Britain's Olympic and Paralympic kit for the London 2012 Games.McCartney, 38, will also design suits for the athletes - and a ... Read more...

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Move for a Great Britain soccer team at 2012


May 31st, 2009 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 31 (Xinhua) The Scottish, Welsh, Northern Irish and English football associations have agreed that Great Britain should field a composite team at the 2012 Olympics. The compromise plan needs to be ... Read more...

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Baroness Warsi becomes most powerful women of Britain


March 25th, 2009 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 25 (ANI): The Equalities and Human Rights Comission has named Baroness Sayeeda Warsi as the most powerful British Muslim woman of the country.The launch of the EHRC Power List ... Read more...

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Teen girl Zoe Smith is Britains hope for weightlifting success at 2012 Olympics


January 6th, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 6 (ANI): A 14-year-old girl from southeast London has raised Britains hopes of marvellous success in weightlifting during the Olympics in 2012, for she has smashed almost every national ... Read more...

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Queen greets British Olympic champs at Buckingham Palace


October 17th, 2008 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 17 (ANI): Britain''s Olympic heroes met the Queen during a reception at Buckingham Palace. Some of the medallists felt all jittery about meeting the monarch. While double Olympic swimming champion ... Read more...

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Great Britain parties after glittering Olympics success


August 24th, 2008 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 24 (IANS) Giving themselves a much-needed break from economic gloom and political doom, Britons are celebrating their greatest Olympics in a century - and with perfect timing ahead of the ... Read more...

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Beijing Olympics challenges London, says UK Olympic chief


August 8th, 2008 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, Aug 8 (Xinhua) Beijing Olympics will pose a challenge to London's preparations for the 2012 Games, British Olympic Association chairman Colin Moynihan said Friday. Moynihan said Beijing's well-oiled organisational machinery will ... Read more...

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Chambers’ appeal against Olympic ban to be decided next week


July 9th, 2008 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
DPA London, July 9 (DPA) The Olympic fate of British sprinter Dwain Chambers will be decided next week by a High Court, it was announced Wednesday. The Court said that an injunction from ... Read more...

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Shake-up in British Olympic Association for 2012 London Games


June 20th, 2008 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
DPA London, June 20 (DPA) The British Olympic Association (BOA) faces a shake-up ahead of the 2012 Games in London with Chief Executive Officer Simon Clegg moving on to oversee the home team's ... Read more...

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