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Brazil revives bullet-train project


August 24th, 2012 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Aug 24 (IANS/EFE) Brazil has announced the revival of a $16.5 billion high-speed railway project that would link Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.The National Agency of Terrestrial Transport, ... Read more...

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India readies for Asia U-18 basketball championship


August 16th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Basketball Federation of India (BFI) announced its contingent for the 22nd FIBA Asia Under-18 Championship for men to be held in Mongolia August 17-26.The ... Read more...

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Brazil starts preparations for Confederations Cup


August 15th, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janerio, Aug 15 (IANS) Brazil's friendly football match against Sweden Wednesday will be the start of the "final straight" in their preparations for next year's Confederations Cup, according ... Read more...

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Rogge lauds athletes, says Olympics happy and glorious (Lead)


August 13th, 2012 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS) Olympic Games are over for the thousands of athletes who had shed tears and sweat to get to London. It's time for them to party.International ... Read more...

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Olympics women’s hockey: China lose to Japan, miss making semis


August 7th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) China failed to reach the women's hockey semifinals at the London Olympics after losing to Japan 0-1 in the last round of group matches.China collected ... Read more...

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Rowers give Britain first home gold


August 1st, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) The British pair of Helen Glover and Heather Stanning gave the host nation their first gold medal of the London Olympics with a victory in the ... Read more...

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Olympic Football: Spain knocked out after loss to Honduras


July 30th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) Spain crashed out of the London Olympics after they suffered a shock 0-1 defeat at the hands of Honduras.The Spanish outfit have lost two games from ... Read more...

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Indian boxers look to make a mark at the grandest stage (Preview)


July 27th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) The stage looks set for the Indian boxers to create history at the London Olympics. With eight boxers qualifying for the mega event, India is ... Read more...

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IOC, London organisers deny banning Belarus president


July 25th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the organisers of the 2012 London Games Wednesday denied they had banned Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko from attending the ... Read more...

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Hoy to carry British flag at Olympics


July 23rd, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Four-time Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist Chris Hoy has been given the honour of carrying the British flag at his home Olympics in London, he said ... Read more...

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Australia’s medal count to fall in London: Study


July 17th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 17 (IANS) Australia's medal tally from Beijing Games to London will be bad to worse, a new study has revealed.A study conducted by the Tuck School of Business ... Read more...

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Russia to send 436 athletes to London 2012


July 10th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is to send 436 athletes to the London Olympics, slightly fewer than the Beijing 2008 contingent, Russian Olympic Committee president Alexander Zhukov announced Tuesday.The ... Read more...

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Kenya’s Kemboi to take part in Olympics despite assault charges


June 30th, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, June 30 (IANS) World steeplechase champion Ezekiel Kemboi is still in the Kenyan London Olympics team after Team Kenya CEO Stephen Soi termed the assault charges against him a ... Read more...

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Malinga named ICC ambassador for T20 World Cup


June 8th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Friday unveiled Sri Lanka's star pacer Lasith Malinga as the official ambassador for the ICC World Twenty20 Sri Lanka ... Read more...

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Russian airline to send soccer fans free to Euro 2012


April 6th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 6 (IANS) Russia's flagship Aeroflot airline and the Russian Football Union signed an agreement to send Russian soccer fans to Euro 2012 free of charge in June.According to ... Read more...

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India has not asked athletes to boycott Olympics: Maken


March 29th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) India's Sports Minister Ajay Maken Thursday said the government hasn't asked the athletes to boycott the London Olympics in view of objections over the ... Read more...

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India to host inaugural World Hockey League final


February 22nd, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS)India was Wednesday allotted the final of the inaugural World Hockey League that will now serve as a qualifying tournament for both the World Cup and ... Read more...

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Joergensen wins Copenhagen badminton Masters


December 30th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Dec 30 (IANS) Denmark's Jan Oe Joergensen stunned compatriot and world number four Peter Gade to claim the Copenhagen Masters badminton title.Joergensen Thursday outlasted Gade 14-21, 25-23, 22-20, in ... Read more...

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Spain chooses Seville to host Davis Cup final


October 6th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Oct 6 (IANS/EFE) Spain's tennis federation has selected the southwestern city of Seville as the venue for the Davis Cup final in early December, when the host nation ... Read more...

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Anjum to lead Indian women’s hockey team in Australia


September 29th, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Striker Saba Anjum will lead an 18-member Indian women's hockey team in Australia where they are scheduled to play a four-Test series against the ... Read more...

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Arab League elects Egyptian foreign minister as new head


May 16th, 2011 - 10:14 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Arab League has elected Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Elaraby as its new secretary general, Egypt's Nile News TV channel said Sunday.Elaraby, 76, replaces Amr ... Read more...

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Indian boxing team to participate in Youth and Junior World meets


April 21st, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) A sixteen-member Indian team left for Turkey to participate in the 1st AIBA Women's Youth and Junior World Championships in Antalya starting Thursday.The event will ... Read more...

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Indian cricketers enjoy greater brand value post World Cup win


April 9th, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) From accolades to cash, property and cars - team India's windfall just doesn't seem to end. Not just this, the brand value of the world ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan community in capital all set for final


April 1st, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) As the clock ticks away for the grand finale of the cricket World Cup Saturday, fans and members of the Sri Lankan community were all ... Read more...

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Pak ignored ‘witness accounts, physical proof that show Davis acted in self-defense’: US


February 12th, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 12(ANI): The US Consul General in Lahorehas 'regretted' that Pakistani authorities 'did not consider eyewitness accounts and physical evidence' when they stated that US diplomat Raymond Davis intentionally killed two ... Read more...

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Qatar upbeat about World Cup 2022, but worried about finances


December 6th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Rahul Dass Abu Dhabi, Dec 6 (IANS) Qatar, the host for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, needs billions of dollars to set up the infrastructure for the sports extravaganza. But that has ... Read more...

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Qatar May Face Problems In Hosting World Cup 2022


December 3rd, 2010 - 7:07 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Doha, Dec 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It is quite well known by now that both Australia and USA are seeing red over losing the World Cup 2022 bid to Qatar. The ... Read more...

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Australia hoping to win FIFA World Cup bid with feminine charms


November 25th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 25 (ANI): It looks like Australia is hoping to persuade FIFA bosses in the World Cup bid by sending a female-led delegation to Zurich where the decision on who ... Read more...

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14-year-old Chinese girl emerges as threat to Oz swimmer Rice


November 15th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 15 (ANI): Twenty-two-year-old Australian swimmer Stephanie Rice faces a new threat from someone eight years her junior.According to the Sydney Morning Herald, a 14-year-old Chinese girl has taken the swimming ... Read more...

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Australia Beats India In Commonwealth Games Hockey, Wins Gold


October 14th, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez New Delhi, Oct 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) India's dream of registering the very first gold medal in hockey at the Commonwealth Games were thrashed to the ground on Thursday when the ... Read more...

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UEFA Committee approves EURO 2012 match list


October 4th, 2010 - 11:34 pm ICT by BNO News
MINSK, BELARUS (BNO NEWS) -- The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Executive Committee on Monday completed its meeting in Minsk, Belarus and approved the official match schedule for the forthcoming UEFA ... Read more...

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Commonwealth Games 2010 Kicks Off


October 4th, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez New Delhi, Oct 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) After a dazzling opening ceremony on Sunday evening, the Commonwealth Games 2010 commenced its journey on Monday with the competition getting underway in as ... Read more...

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Australian media hails Games opening ceremony


October 4th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Oct 4 (IANS) The new "Incredible India" of diversity and cultural pride showed its face, the Australian media unanimously said after watching Sunday's gala opening of the 19th Commonwealth Games ... Read more...

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Tribunal to decide fate of dope-tainted Indian athletes, says WADA chief


October 2nd, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.2 (ANI): Director General of World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) David Howman here on Saturday said that the fast-track tribunal will decide the fate of the 12 dope-tainted Indian athletes.Howman said ... Read more...

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Australian businesses to talk shop during Commonwealth Games


September 28th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Australia Tuesday launched here a networking initiative that has generated deals worth over $1.7 billion internationally since 2000 to connect business people from down under and the ... Read more...

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