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Rio to host Laureus World Sports Awards


September 9th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 9 (IANS) Rio has been named as the host city of the Laureus World Sports Awards for 2013 and 2014, the Laureus Academy announced.The globally ... Read more...

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Medals symbolise sporting glory of athletes (Olympic diary)


July 31st, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
London July 31 (IANS) With a figure of Nike, the Greek goddess of victory, carved on one side, the Olympic medals symbolise the sporting glory which every athlete aspires to ... Read more...

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Art Basel to feature over 250 galleries in Asian debut


June 7th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Hong Kong, June 7 (IANS) Art Basel, the prestigious international art fair in Hong Kong, will feature more than 250 leading galleries and 2,000 artists in its debut Asian ... Read more...

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Tokyo excited to be in race for hosting 2020 Olympics


May 24th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 24 (IANS) The Tokyo city government is excited about the decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to pick the Japanese capital as one of the three candidate ... Read more...

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China to host World Snooker later this year


April 28th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Sheffield (England), April 28 (IANS) The newly-launched World Snooker International Championship will be staged for the first time later this year in China, with the tournament offering the highest top ... Read more...

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Six cities bid for 2018 Youth Olympic Games


March 3rd, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Lausanne, March 3 (IANS) A total of six cities from Europe and Latin America have submitted applications to bid for the third edition of the Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) ... 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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Billy Mitchell to carry Olympic flame through Albert Square


November 15th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Nov 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Olympic flame will be carried by EastEnders character Billy Mitchell through Albert Square ahead of the London Games next summer. London will be hosting the famous ... Read more...

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Euro-2012 main stadium to re-open with Ukraine-Germany friendly


November 12th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, Nov 12 (IANS) A friendly football match between Ukraine and Germany here Friday will be the first match organised in the renovated Olympic stadium which will host the final ... Read more...

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Muralitharan to play crucial role in Sri Lanka’s CWG bid


November 4th, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 4 (IANS) Spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan is expected to play a key role in Sri Lanka' s bid to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games, the Sri Lankan government ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka confident of securing bid for 2018 Commonwealth Games


October 12th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 12 (IANS) With one month to go before the host city is selected, Sri Lanka Wednesday said it was confident of winning the bid to host the 2018 ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka seek Asian support for hosting Commonwealth Games


October 7th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 7 (IANS) Sri Lanka have sought support from Asian countries to secure the rights to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games.A delegation from Asia arrived in the country Friday ... Read more...

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2016 Olympic committee denies lapses in relocation of residents


September 28th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 28 (IANS) The head of Brazil's Olympic Committee (COB), Carlos Arthur Nuzman, has denied any irregularities in the process of relocation of residents for the construction ... Read more...

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Gold Coast has edge over Hambantota in 2018 CWG bid


September 10th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 10 (IANS) Australia's Gold Coast appears to have an edge over Sri Lanka's Hambantota in playing host to the 2018 Commonwealth Games, according to a report released by ... Read more...

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Six cities bid for 2020 Olympics


September 3rd, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Sep 3 (IANS) Six cities have officially lodged bids to host the 2020 Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said Friday.The cities that have shown interest are Baku, ... Read more...

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CWG were a success despite hurdles: Dikshit


August 15th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Even as the CAG has slammed the Delhi government for lapses in awarding contracts for the 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG), Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Monday ... Read more...

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NDA responsible for Kalmadi’s appointment: Congress


August 9th, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday backed Sports Minister Ajay Maken's statement blaming the Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA government for appointment of Suresh Kalmadi as the Commonwealth ... Read more...

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Crucial dates on Kalmadi’s appointment escaped CAG’s gaze: Congress


August 9th, 2011 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Raising questions over the Comptroller and Auditor General's (CAG) report on alleged irregularities in Commonwealth Games projects, the Congress said crucial dates relating to ... Read more...

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I stick to my statement in parliament: Ajay Maken


August 8th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) After a privilege motion was moved against him, Sports Minister Ajay Maken asserted that he stood by his statement in parliament that the then ... Read more...

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Maken welcomes CAG report, says guilty won’t be spared


August 5th, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Sports minister Ajay Maken Friday welcomed the report prepared by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) on the financial irregularities in the Commonwealth ... Read more...

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CAG questions Kalmadi’s role as OC chairman


August 5th, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) Friday raised questions on the role of controversial Suresh Kalmadi as the chairman of the Commonwealth ... Read more...

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Maken’s comment on Kalmadi misleading, says BJP


August 3rd, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday termed as "misleading" Sports Minister Ajay Maken's claim that the National Democratic Alliance government had picked Suresh Kalmadi ... Read more...

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Government blames NDA for Kalmadi’s appointment


August 2nd, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Amid questions about the role of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) in allowing tainted Suresh Kalmadi to capture the reins of the Organising Committee ... Read more...

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Pakistan to add another Twenty20 event to domestic calendar


April 14th, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, April 14 (IANS) Pakistan's cricket bosses have chalked out plans for another Twenty20 tournament which will be added to the domestic calendar this summer.According to reports, the Pakistan Cricket ... Read more...

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Japan to bid for 2020 Olympics


April 11th, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 11 (ANI): Japan plans to a bid for the 2020 Olympic Games, said Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara."Although the 2020 Games are nine years from now, we can start raising our ... Read more...

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Olympic flame ‘to be fired into space’


February 24th, 2011 - 11:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Moscow, Feb 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Olympic flame may travel to space if a proposal is accepted.   Russia was awarded the 2014 Winter Olympics to the surprise of many people. As it is ... Read more...

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Chinese officials denies corruption allegations related to Asian Games


December 27th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Dec 27 (ANI): Senior officials of the host city Guangzhou have said that the recent Asian Games and the Asian Para Games were conducted honestly and within the budget.The 16th ... Read more...

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Boat parade kicks off Asian Games opening night


November 12th, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 12 (IANS) Tens of thousands of Guangzhou residents welcomed the Asian Games to their city and played their part in a spectacular interactive "Festival of Harmony" with the athletes and ... Read more...

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Guangzhou opens first driverless metro line ahead of Asian Games


November 9th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Guangzhou (China), Nov.9 (ANI): South China's Guangzhou City, which is the host city for the upcoming Asian Games, opened its first driverless metro line Monday.The four-kilometer-long line links Tianhe District to the ... Read more...

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600 arrested in Asian Games security check


November 7th, 2010 - 9:03 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 7 (IANS) In a massive security operation ahead of the Asian Games, police in China have arrested 611 people near the host city of Guangzhou, officials said.The Guangzhou Asian Games ... Read more...

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Wide-ranging scope for Shunglu panel; Consul second member (Second Lead)


October 25th, 2010 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) The government Monday appointed Shantanu Consul, secretary in the Department of Personnel and Training, as the second member of the V.K. Shunglu Committee probing financial irregularities in ... Read more...

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Was CWG a wasteful extravagance, asks NGO


October 15th, 2010 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) A day after the excitement and enthusiasm about the Commonwealth Games subsided, an NGO asked if the endeavour was a necessary expenditure or a wasteful extravagance."For all ... Read more...

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Global media salutes India for holding successful Games (Roundup)


October 15th, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) A day after the Commonwealth Games ended here as spectacularly as it began, the international media Friday hailed India and the host city for organising one of ... Read more...

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CWG: India bests England to second place, ends Games with many firsts (Roundup)


October 14th, 2010 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
By V.S. Karnic New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) India Thursday brought the curtains down on the Commonwealth Games with many firsts - hosted it for the first time, won the highest number ... Read more...

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Delhi has performed: Fennel


October 14th, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Commonwealth Games Federation president Michael Fennel Thursday commended Delhi, the host city for the 2010 Games, for its arrangements and paid tribute to Delhiites for their cooperation ... Read more...

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