international sports

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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Make India a sports power, says Advani


August 19th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Saying that he was both "happy and sad" at India's performance in the London Olympics, BJP leader L.K. Advani Sunday called for a "sustained" ... Read more...

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UAE group launches awards for sportswomen


April 10th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 10 (IANS/WAM) The Family Development Foundation (FDF) from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched the Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Award for sportswomen.The award is for women's ... Read more...

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FIFA president Sepp Blatter in Nepal on 2-day trip


March 8th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 8 (IANS) FIFA president Joseph S. Blatter arrived in Nepal Thursday on a two-day visit during which he will inaugurate the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Challenge Cup at ... Read more...

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World-class Sports City to come up near Hyderabad (Lead)


January 13th, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 12 (IANS) The Yash Birla Group is to set up a world-class sports city near Hyderabad with an investment of Rs.2,000 crore. The group signed three MoUs with ... Read more...

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Pakistan make clean sweep of China hockey series


December 26th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 26 (IANS) Pakistan has made a clean sweep of the four-match friendship hockey series against China, clinching the last game 2-1 in Lahore.Pakistan won the fourth and the ... Read more...

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F-1 left cricket behind in popularity stakes (2011 in Retrospect)


December 22nd, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The year 2011 saw more and more Indian sports emerging out of the shadow of cricket. Formula One and pro boxing were the first off ... Read more...

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Mike Tyson to attend Pakistan’s boxing event


November 29th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Nov 29 (IANS) Pakistan Boxing Federation (PBF) president Doda Khan Bhutto Tuesday claimed that former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson would attend the opening ceremony of the second ... Read more...

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Soccer training in Brazil for six Kashmiri boys


November 11th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 11 (IANS) With dreams in their eyes and the promise of a bright future, six Kashmiri boys, one of them once arrested for stone pelting, leave for Brazil ... Read more...

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Pakistan leave for UAE to play against Sri Lanka


October 15th, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Oct 15 (IANS) The Pakistani cricket team departed for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Saturday to play a bilateral series against Sri Lanka, starting with the first Test Tuesday.The ... Read more...

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Year on, filthy CWG flats lie unoccupied


September 28th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) It was supposed to be one of the showpieces of the 19th Commonwealth Games, an example of how hosting international sports meets can spur infrastructure growth. But ... Read more...

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Government mulling new law to curb doping menace: Maken


July 11th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) India's Sports Minister Ajay Maken said Monday that the government was planning to table a new law in the monsoon session of the Parliament to ... Read more...

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Jamia is Sports Authority of India’s extension centre


July 4th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) university Monday was adopted as an extension centre by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) for training in athletics, football, hockey ... Read more...

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Sports ministry says no rethink on age and tenure clauses


May 2nd, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Despite stiff opposition from General Association of National Sports Federations (GANSF), the sports ministry is unlikely to have a rethink on clauses limiting the ... Read more...

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Pakistan confident of resuming international hockey during 2011


April 27th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, April 27(ANI): Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) Secretary Asif Bajwa has expressed confidence that international fixtures would be resumed in the country by the end of this year."We are confident of resuming ... Read more...

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Under threat, Argentine coach won’t quit Kashmir


April 13th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 13 (IANS) Two of his pet dogs were poisoned one after the other in January. Then he started getting threatening calls asking him to leave the Kashmir Valley. ... Read more...

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IOC warns Indian government against implementing guidelines


April 7th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has issued another warning to India, saying that "appropriate measures" will be taken at its next executive board meeting in ... Read more...

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Rs.10 lakh Kanshi Ram sports award for Raina, Chawla


April 4th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 4 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has honoured two Indian cricketers from the state, Suresh Raina and Piyush Chawla, with the Kanshi Ram International Sports Award which ... Read more...

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InterGlobe to distribute yachts, sports cars


March 29th, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) InterGlobe General Aviation, the holding company of low-cost carrier IndiGo, Tuesday said that it was venturing into exclusive distributorship of luxury lifestyle products like yachts, ... Read more...

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Deepa Malik: Aiming high from the wheelchair (With image)


March 9th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) For the champion athlete, adventurer and mother of two, the wheelchair has not been a resting place but a launch pad to reach out to ... Read more...

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Lara Bingle’s Sports Illustrated centrefold dream


February 10th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 10 (ANI): Australian fashion model Lara Bingle is eyeing a spot on the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue.The Aussie it-girl was overheard chatting about the US magazine over lunch at ... Read more...

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Mayawati honours CWG, Asian Games medallists


January 28th, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 28 (IANS) Sportspersons from Uttar Pradesh who earned honours at the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games were Friday given cash prizes by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati.The cash ... Read more...

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Mumbai hosts motorbike rally to spread awareness about safe sex, safe driving


December 26th, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by ANI
By RitvickMumbai, Dec.26 (ANI): People participated in a motorbike rally in Mumbai to spread awareness about safe sex and safe driving among the youth on Sunday.The participants in the rally said safe ... Read more...

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Modi flags off sports meet in Gujarat


November 20th, 2010 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Nov 20 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Saturday inaugurated the state's biggest sports meet, the 'Swarnim Khel Mahakumbh', at the Police Stadium in Ahmedabad.Nearly 16 lakh participants from all ... Read more...

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‘Asian Games won’t be dominated by three countries’


November 12th, 2010 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 12 (IANS) Japan's Asian Games delegation chief Noriyuki Ichihara feels that with countries like India emerging on the international sports scene, the 16th edition here will no longer be dominated ... Read more...

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Meet Su, who signalled China’s emergence in international sports


November 12th, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 12 (IANS) Thirty-six years ago, pistol shooter Su Zhibo signalled China's emergence as a world power on the international stage by winning the country's maiden Asian Gold medal in Tehran ... Read more...

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India has been a terrific host: Malawi


October 14th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Rahul Vaishnavi New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) The Commonwealth Games hosted by India are the best Malawi has seen and the city of Delhi is "terrific", says the African country's chef ... Read more...

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Indian lifters sure of winning ‘dope-free’ medals at CWG (Weightlifting preview)


October 3rd, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) Indian weightlifters are confident of a rich medal haul, unsullied by a dope controversy, at the Commonwealth Games.Weightlifting has been a major medal ... Read more...

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Sports ministry says 103 Indian players have failed doping tests


September 12th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept.12 (ANI): As many as 103 Indian sportspersons, including juniors, have flunked dope-related tests in the last eight months, a sports ministry official said on Saturday.With just 26 days left ... Read more...

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Jamia becomes Sports Authority’s extension centre


September 6th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Jamia Millia Islamia has been adopted as an extension centre by the Sports Authority of India, an official said Monday. "The varsity will be used as a Special ... Read more...

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Indian squash squad for CWG announced


August 23rd, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 23 (IANS) India will be fielding a 10-member contingent for the Commonwealth Games squash competition, Squash Rackets Federation of India (SRFI) said here Monday. Squash was first included in the Commonwealth ... Read more...

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PCB finally furnishes Lahore attack report to ICC after 18 months


August 17th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Aug.17 (ANI): Following an unreasonable delay of nearly 18 months, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has finally submitted the judicial inquiry report concerning the terror attack on the visiting Sri Lankan ... Read more...

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Unlike Guangzhou, New Delhi still not prepared for media accreditation of CWG


July 28th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): The 16th Asian Games to be held in the Chinese city of Guangzhou will see July 31 as the close of media accreditation for the Games, but ... Read more...

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Netball popularity on the rise in India: Federation president


July 2nd, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 2 (ANI): The President of the Netball Federation of India, Gurbir Singh, has said that the popularity of the sport is on the rise; and has been proved by ... Read more...

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India says time not ripe yet for composite dialogue (Lead)


February 25th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Turning down Pakistan's renewed call for resumption of the 'composite dialogue', India thursday opted for a "graduated step-by-step approach" and gave islamabad three additional dossiers linking terror ... Read more...

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