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Rogge terms London Olympics ‘happy & glorious’


August 13th, 2012 - 7:18 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS) International Olympic Committee (IOC) chief Jacques Rogge hailed the 2012 London Olympics as "happy and glorious" as he closed the 30th Summer Games."You have shown the ... Read more...

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London Olympics to go down as Athletes’ Games: IOC chief


August 13th, 2012 - 2:43 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The London Olympics have been proclaimed as the best Games ever by IOC president Jacques Rogge.That may sound impressive, but in reality it's a ... Read more...

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Olympic Countdown has begun. It is Day 0.


July 27th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) The blue ticket counters surrounding Olympic Park opened at 8 a.m. local time. There were long serpentine queues with many having came before the break ... Read more...

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IOC Chairman upbeat about Olympics


July 22nd, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) International Olympic Committee (IOC) chairman Jacques Rogge has given a positive appraisal of the situation in London, just six days before the opening ceremony July 27.Rogge ... Read more...

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Putin seeks fight against doping, sports gambling


April 14th, 2012 - 9:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 14 (IANS) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has urged the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) to close ranks to curb doping, illegal sweepstake enterprises and fans' aggressive ... Read more...

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IOC defends Dow, IOA doesn’t agree (Lead)


February 16th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) urged the government Thursday to intervene after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) refused to drop Dow Chemicals as a London ... Read more...

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IOC defends Dow, will remain Olympic sponsor


February 16th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) says Dow Chemicals will remain a sponsor at the London Olympics and that the US company was not to blame ... Read more...

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Six new events for 2014 Winter Olympics


April 7th, 2011 - 3:28 am ICT by IANS
London, April 7 (IANS) Six new events have been added to the Winter Olympics to be held in Russia's Sochi city in 2014, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said here.The ... Read more...

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Iran to compete in 2012 London Olympics despite logo complaints


March 13th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 13 (ANI): Iran has indicated that its athletes would compete in the 2012 Olympics in London despite complaining that the Games logo resembles the word "Zion".Last month, Iran had ... Read more...

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Kalmadi again slams Dikshit


October 19th, 2010 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Suresh Kalmadi, chairman of the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, again slammed Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit and asked her to set her "house in order" before pointing ... Read more...

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Olympic Committee chief in New Delhi for CWG


October 2nd, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct. 2 (ANI): The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Jacques Rogge and wife Anne arrived here on Saturday as a special invitee for the opening ceremony of the ... Read more...

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Not easy to adopt basketball in Youth Olympics: Rogge


August 24th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Aug 24 (DPA) Jacques Rogge announced himself as a fan of the new three-on-three basketball format featured in the current Singapore inaugural Youth Olympic Games. However, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) president ... Read more...

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Gerd Mueller proud of German team’s ethnic diversity


July 2nd, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Abhishek Roy Johannesburg, July 2 (IANS) Legendary footballer Gerd Mueller feels that the ethnic diversity in the German team has played a role in transforming it into a winning outfit and it ... Read more...

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Sports Ministry hits back at IOC on tenure issue (Lead)


May 12th, 2010 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The Sports Ministry, reacting to the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) response that it must not fix tenures of officials of the national sports bodies, has hit back ... Read more...

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IOC Workshop to encourage youngsters to take to sports


March 26th, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) An Olympic Education toolkit has been developed to help educators, coaches and youth group leaders to encourage youngsters to take to sports and to teach them the ... Read more...

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Accident Kills Luger Nodar Kumaritashvili At 2010 Winter Olympics


February 13th, 2010 - 8:52 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Vancouver, Feb 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Winter Olympics 2010 in Vancouver started off with a death. The Georgian Luger Nodar Kumaritashvili died in an accident during the training run. This ... Read more...

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Georgian luger’s death casts shadow over Winter Games (Lead)


February 13th, 2010 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
By David Hein Whistler (Canada), Feb 13 (DPA) Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili died Friday following a crash in training hours before the opening of the Vancouver Winter Olympics, leaving the Olympic family ... Read more...

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Georgian Olympic competitor Nodar Kumaritashvili dies after accident: IOC


February 13th, 2010 - 4:28 am ICT by BNO News
VANCOUVER, CANADA (BNO NEWS) – A Georgian Olympic competitor died after an accident Friday morning during a training run in Whistler, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Friday."It is with great ... Read more...

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Song of victory for Brazil’s marvellous city


October 3rd, 2009 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
By Sebastian Fest Copenhagen, Oct 3 (DPA) Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva stood at the front of the delegation about to deliver Rio de Janeiro's merits as a potential ... Read more...

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Chicago, Tokyo lose out in Olympic bid


October 2nd, 2009 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Oct 2 (DPA) Chicago and Tokyo were eliminated Friday in the first and second rounds of International Olympic Committee voting to choose the 2016 Games host city. Chicago reached the ... Read more...

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Hockey India acting in undemocratic manner: Roy to Negre


July 28th, 2009 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Bengal Hockey Association (BHA) president J.B. Roy met International Hockey Federation (FIH) president Leandro Negre and asked him to restrain Hockey India from adopting "undemocratic" ways in ... Read more...

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IOC loses $34 million due to global economic crisis


May 6th, 2009 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Hamburg, May 6 (DPA) The value of the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) financial investments has been reduced by $34 million, president Jacques Rogge revealed. Rogge told in an interview to insidethegames.com website Tuesday ... Read more...

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Obama “our quarterback” to win Olympic bid for Chicago: Daley


March 29th, 2009 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Chicago, Mar 29 (ANI): Chicago Mayor Richard Daley has declared President Barack Obama "our quarterback" who will help bring the Olympic Games to the city.Daley fresh from a Denver trip to ... Read more...

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IOC urges football to adopt doping codes


March 26th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Denver(Colorado), March 26 (DPA) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has urged world football governing body FIFA to agree to the World Anti-Doping Agency's recent code for doping tests. Under the rule, which came ... Read more...

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IOC was surprised by Tibet unrest: Rogge


December 31st, 2008 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Hamburg, Dec 31 (DPA) The unrest in Tibet ahead of the Beijing Olympics took the International Olympic Committee (IOC) by surprise, its president Jacques Rogge admitted Wednesday.The IOC supremo told Wednesday's edition ... Read more...

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Usain bolts to sprint history (Profile)


November 24th, 2008 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Monte Carlo, Nov 24 (DPA) Only Olympic supremo Jacques Rogge was not fully amused about the way Jamaican sprint sensation Usain Bolt took the sports world by storm with his golden ... Read more...

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Olympic attention now swings to London


August 24th, 2008 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 24 (DPA) David Beckham kicked a football and three-time Beijing gold medallist Chris Hoy rode a bicycle past a double-decker bus as London became the centre of Olympic attention Sunday.The ... Read more...

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Pictures of 2008 Olympics Closing Ceremony


August 24th, 2008 - 9:40 pm ICT by admin
BEIJING - AUGUST 24: Drummers performs during the Closing Ceremony for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 24, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images) BEIJING - AUGUST ... Read more...

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China and the world wait for Rogge’s famous last words


August 23rd, 2008 - 9:35 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 23 (DPA) Honorary Olympic supremo Juan Antonio Samaranch jumped the gun when he declared the Beijing Olympics "the most successful ever" ahead of Sunday's closing ceremony.During Samaranch's tenure as IOC ... Read more...

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Bolt needs to show more respect to his fellow competitors to be called great: Rogge


August 21st, 2008 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Aug.21 (ANI): International Olympic Organisation Chief Jacques Rogge has said that Jamaican double sprint gold medallist Usain Bolt will have to show more respect to fellow competitors if he is ... Read more...

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Opening Ceremony was the most watched event in history


August 10th, 2008 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
By V.Krishnaswamy Beijing, Aug 10 (IANS) The figures are not in, but the chances are that the current Beijing Olympic Games may be the most televised sporting event in history. International Olympic Committee ... Read more...

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Georgia, Russia to stay at Olympics despite war: IOC


August 10th, 2008 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Beijing, Aug 10 (DPA) Georgia and Russia will keep their teams at the Beijing Olympics and also compete against each other despite the hostilities over South Ossetia, the International Olympic Committee said ... Read more...

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China lifts first golds - US sweep fencing, more Spain glory (Olympic round-up)


August 9th, 2008 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Beijing, Aug 9 (DPA) Hosts China claimed their first gold medals of the 2008 Olympics Saturday, winning in weightlifting and sharing shooting honours with the Czech Republic. Spanish cyclist Samuel Sanchez continued ... Read more...

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China claim first gold of Beijing Games (Olympic Lead)


August 9th, 2008 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
By John Bagratuni Beijing, Aug 9(DPA) - Host nation China took their first gold medals of the 2008 Olympics on Saturday, winning in weightlifting and sharing shooting honours with the Czech Republic. Spanish ... Read more...

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China blocked Internet sites to protect children


August 9th, 2008 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 9 (ANI): Olympic Games organisers have claimed that the controversial decision to block Internet sites was taken to protect Chinese children.Asked why sites such as Free Tibet and ... Read more...

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