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Maradona appointed Dubai’s sports ambassador


September 2nd, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 2 (IANS) Argentine football legend Diego Maradona, who was fired as coach of Dubai's Al Wasl Football Club in July, has been appointed an honorary sports ambassador of ... Read more...

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Win international sports medal, get promoted


July 20th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The government has decided to give out of turn promotions to sportspersons who win medals in international events like Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka warns life ban on doping sportsmen


June 23rd, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 23 (IANS) Sri Lankan Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage has warned sportsmen with strict punishment, including life ban on those found guilty of doping.Aluthgamage said Friday coaches and medical ... Read more...

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India has spent Rs.55.22 crores on athletes for 2012 Olympics


April 24th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The sports ministry said Tuesday that it has spent Rs.55.22 crore so far on the 46 medal prospects for this year's London Olympics.The amount also ... Read more...

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Pakistani hockey team leads China 3-0 in international series


December 25th, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 25 (IANS) Pakistan registered its third straight victory to lead China 3-0 in the four-match series, the first international hockey competition held in this country since 2004.Pakistan won ... Read more...

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India likely to take part in Asian kabaddi in Islamabad


October 4th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Oct 4 (IANS) The Asian Kabaddi Championship, which was postponed last September-October at India's request as it was clashing with the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, will now be ... Read more...

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Pakistan hopes to revive hockey ties with India


April 19th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 19 (IANS) Pakistan hopes to "resume hockey ties with India", said an official here. The sporting ties were frozen following the 2008 Mumbai terror attack.Pakistan Hockey Federation ... Read more...

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Asian Games to kick-off with water-themed ceremony


November 11th, 2010 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 11 (IANS) China is looking to outdo the grand opening spectacle of the Beijing Olympics by taking the opening ceremony of the 16th Asian Games to a river front on ... Read more...

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Athlete holding foreign passport cannot represent India: Court


August 3rd, 2010 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday held that people of Indian origin holding foreign passport cannot represent India in international sports events. Justice S. Muralidhar said this while ... Read more...

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Punjab to rank sportspersons


May 8th, 2010 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 8 (IANS) Punjab will introduce ranking of players to honour top 100 players in each game using an internationally accepted procedure, officials said Saturday. The decision was taken at a meeting ... Read more...

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Upgraded Talkatora stadium inaugurated in Delhi


February 24th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The upgraded Talkatora Indoor Stadium, one of the venues for the Commonwealth Games, was inaugurated by Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Wednesday. A sports facility block was ... Read more...

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Delhi’s traffic frightens Kiwi hockey team (Lead)


February 24th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Feb 24 (IANS) They came fearing terror attacks. But the New Zealand hockey team says it is happy with security steps for the World Cup. It is Delhi's unruly traffic that ... Read more...

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Delhi traffic, not security, worries Kiwis


February 24th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Feb 24 (IANS) Delhi's chaotic traffic, not security, is causing real concern to the New Zealand hockey team now in India for the World Cup. New Zealand manager Kevin Marr said ... Read more...

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Australian participation in IPL uncertain, says Official


February 23rd, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 23 (IANS) The participation of Australian cricketers in the Indian Premier League (IPL) next month was uncertain following a crisis meeting here between players and managers over the security ... Read more...

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New Zealand players concerned over IPL security


February 23rd, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Feb 23 (IANS) There is concern about New Zealand cricketers "travelling to India" to participate in next month's Indian Premier League (IPL), a players association has said. Players Association chief Heath Mills ... Read more...

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New Zealand to play in hockey World Cup despite terror threat (Lead)


February 22nd, 2010 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, Feb 22 (IANS) New Zealand's hockey team will leave for India later Monday to take part in the hockey World Cup that begins in New Delhi next Sunday. Officials had earlier ... Read more...

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Australia satisfied with security, will participate in World Cup (Lead)


February 21st, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 21 (IANS) The Australian hockey team will participate in World Cup in New Delhi after being told there were "no credible threats" to the Feb 28-March 13 tournament and the ... Read more...

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New Zealand should seek independent advice on CWG security


February 21st, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Feb 21 (IANS) New Zealand should take independent advice on the "massively important" issue of security for the Commonwealth Games being held in India, said an official of a player's association. The ... Read more...

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‘No credible threat’ so Australian hockey team to play in Delhi


February 21st, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 21 (IANS) The Australian men's hockey team will participate in the World Cup in New Delhi after being told there were "no credible threats" to the Feb 28-March 13 tournament, ... Read more...

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No need to panic, Hockey India tells visiting teams


February 17th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) president Vidya Stokes Wednesday allayed security apprehensions of New Zealand and Australian teams, saying the Indian government is taking all necessary steps to host ... Read more...

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Terror threat: New Zealand hockey team rethinks India trip (Second Lead)


February 17th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Feb 17 (IANS) New Zealand's hockey team, which earlier planned to continue with its trip to the Hockey World Cup in New Delhi despite an Al Qaeda threat against sports events ... Read more...

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Australian hockey players await security scan after terror threat


February 17th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 17 (IANS) Despite an Al Qaeda terror threat, no Australian player plans to opt out of the upcoming Hockey World Cup in New Delhi, an official said here Wednesday. But, ... Read more...

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Terror threat: New Zealand hockey team reconsiders India trip


February 17th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Feb 17 (IANS) New Zealand's hockey team may delay its trip to the Hockey World Cup in New Delhi, following an Al Qaeda threat against sports events in India, an official ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda’s Pakistan arm warns of attacks in India


February 16th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 16 (IANS) Global terror network Al Qaeda's Pakistan arm has warned of attacks in India, particularly targeting upcoming international sports events like the Commonwealth Games, the Hockey World Cup and ... Read more...

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Why can’t Indian-origin person play for country? court asks


January 21st, 2010 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday issued notice to the ministry of overseas Indian affairs and the sports ministry for denying playing rights to an Indian-origin player Anant ... Read more...

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Indian sportspersons to get pocket money for playing abroad


November 11th, 2009 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 11 (ANI): The Union Government on Wednesday decided to give USD 25 per day per head as pocket money to Indian sportspersons playing abroad.According to the Union Sports Ministry: ... Read more...

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Sports Ministry to provide allowance to touring athletes


November 11th, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) The Sports Ministry has decided to pay $25 per day as out-of-pocket allowance to players representing India in international tournaments abroad. The decision was taken keeping in view ... Read more...

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India is safe for international sports events: Chidambaram


August 16th, 2009 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 16 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram, who spent the Sunday watching the World Badminton Championships here sitting in the VIP gallery, said the successful hosting of the event shows ... Read more...

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IOC may ban Pakistan from participating in international sports events


February 28th, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb.28 (ANI): Pakistan may be banned from participating in international sports events by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), after an amendment was made in the 1962 Sports Ordinance, empowering the ... Read more...

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Terror strikes leave cricket’s superpower bleeding (Round-up)


November 27th, 2008 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/Bhubaneshwar, Nov 27 (IANS) Terror strikes in the commercial capital of India have left cricket's superpower bleeding as England have abandoned their one-day series, called off the remaining two games, and the ... Read more...

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Pakistan fears India series in doubt after stadium blast


November 12th, 2008 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Karachi, Nov 11 (IANS) Pakistan's sports community fears that India may cancel its cricket tour of the country early next year after a suicide attack rocked a sports complex in Peshawar during ... Read more...

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Sports Ministry announces award of Rs. 50 lakhs to Abhinav Bindra


August 19th, 2008 - 7:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 19 (ANI): The Sports Ministry has announced a prize money of Rs. 50 lakhs to Abhinav Bindra, for his gold medal in the Beijing Olympics 2008, under the ... Read more...

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42 sportspersons, coaches honoured with special cash awards


August 4th, 2008 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 4 (ANI): Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Dr. M.S. Gill today gave away special cash awards to 42 sportspersons and coaches for winning medals in the International ... Read more...

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Visa policy in line with Olympics practice: China


May 6th, 2008 - 9:07 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Beijing, May 6 (Xinhua) China said Tuesday its recent visa policy which has drawn strong criticism from international and business community did not mean the suspension of multiple-entry visas but the arrangements ... Read more...

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Rio leads 2016 Olympics bid race


February 15th, 2008 - 8:32 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Rio De Janeiro, Feb 15 (Xinhua) Rio's Mayor Cesar Maia said he was not surprised with the fact that the city occupies the first position among all other bidders to host the ... Read more...

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