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London Olympics means $26 bn boost for Britain


July 29th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) As the sporting extravaganza of London Olympics 2012 started Saturday, irrespective of the medals' tally for Britain, the country's stuttering economy is all set to benefit ... Read more...

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Amitabh to carry Olympic torch


July 26th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will carry the Olympic torch Thursday, during the Olympic Torch Relay, organised ahead of the opening ceremony of the grand sporting extravaganza ... Read more...

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Bengal’s ‘Gobindo Bhog’, ‘Tulaipanji’ rice for Olympics


July 25th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 25 (IANS) West Bengal's 'Gobindo Bhog' and 'Tulaipanji' varieties of rice are all set to tickle the taste buds of the athletes at a three-day food fest ... Read more...

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Never had plans to attend opening ceremony: Kalmadi


July 25th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Indian Olympic Association's (IOA) disgraced president Suresh Kalmadi said Wednesday that he had no intentions of attending the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Games ... Read more...

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Maken lauds court’s decision on Kalmadi


July 25th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) India's sports Minister Ajay Maken Wednesday lauded the Delhi High Court's decision of barring Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Suresh Kalmadi from attending the Olympic ... Read more...

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Court allows Kalmadi’s London visit (Lead)


July 25th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday allowed sacked Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi to visit Britain but restrained him from attending the July 27 ... Read more...

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Indian touch to Olympic arts in London (With Image)


July 19th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) A handful of illustrious Indians have lent their creative touch to give the London Olympics some Indian touches.When the 2012 Olympics unveils July 27, ... Read more...

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Court notice to Kalmadi over London visit (Second Lead)


July 18th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi, an accused in a corruption case, on a plea ... Read more...

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Yahoo launches dedicated Olympic page


July 13th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Yahoo India launched a dedicated destination for the London Olympics 2012. The company has brought together a panel of experts comprising of Olympic gold medallists ... Read more...

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Japan aims for top five finish at London Olympics


April 19th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 19 (IANS) Japan is aiming for a top five finish at the London Olympics 2012 with its athletes fired up in an effort to rewrite the country's history ... Read more...

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London Heathrow airport unveils Olympic terminal


April 5th, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 5 (IANS) Heathrow airport unveiled a new temporary terminal to cater to athletes and officials involved with London Olympics 2012.The terminal has been built solely for "Games Family" ... Read more...

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Mary Kom, Sarita look to secure Olympic berth


April 4th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Five times women's World boxing champion MC Mary Kom and L Sarita Devi will look to secure a berth in the London Olympics 2012 when ... Read more...

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UAE president honours national Olympic football team


March 27th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 26 (IANS/WAM) United Arab Emirates' President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has granted each player of the UAE National Olympic Football Team Dhs 500,000 (over ... Read more...

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Olympics Preparation: Rs.3.57 crore spent on boxers, Rs.4.73 crore on weightlifters (Lead)


February 2nd, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) The union sports ministry has so far spent Rs.3.57 crore on the training and foreign exposure of boxers and Rs.4.73 crore on weightlifters under the ... Read more...

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Rs.3.57 crore spent on boxers’ Olympics preparations


February 2nd, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) The union sports ministry has so far spent Rs.3.57 crore on the training and foreign exposure of boxers under Operation Excellence for London Olympics 2012 ... Read more...

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Rs. 14.40 crore spent on shooters’ Olympics preparations


February 1st, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) The union sports ministry has so far spent Rs.14.40 crore on the training and foreign exposure of shooters under Operation Excellence for London Olympics ... Read more...

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Don’t participate in London Olympics: Aslam Sher Khan


December 14th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Dec 14 (IANS) India should not participate in the London Olympics-2012 if Dow Chemicals was retained as the event's sponsor, newly elected Olympian Association of India (OAI) president Aslam Sher ... Read more...

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Drones to patrol skies above Olympic Stadium


November 25th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Nov 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The London police and military will not be leaving anything to chance during the next Olympic Games which will take place in the country, reports say. The ... Read more...

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‘Parallel Games for disabled if Dow sponsors London Olympics’


August 8th, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Aug 8 (IANS) The Bhopal Gas tragedy survivors as well as those who support their cause worldwide have decided to protest Dow Chemicals' sponsorship of the London Olympics 2012. ... Read more...

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Inexplicable delays in planning catering services: CAG report


August 5th, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) The report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) on the Commonwealth Games 2010, released Friday, states there were "inexplicable" delays in planning for catering ... Read more...

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London Olympics organisers and BOA embroiled in cash row


March 10th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 10 (ANI): London Olympics 2012 organisers (LOCOG) has hit back at the British Olympic Association (BOA) in an increasingly bitter row over cash, calling its complaints "sad".An embarrassing cash row ... Read more...

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Open Water Swimmer Fran Crippen Passes Away


October 25th, 2010 - 2:06 am ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Oct 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Medal winning open water swimmer on United States National team Fran Crippen died yesterday during a 10-kilometer World Cup race in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. The ... Read more...

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World record holder Pierse to lead Canada’s swimming challenge


September 17th, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, Sep 17 (IANS) Following a successful run at the Pan Pacific Championships in California, Swimming Canada announced a 27-member strong squad for the Oct 3-14 Commonwealth Games. World record holder Annamay Pierse ... Read more...

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Boxer Sarita Devi beats Kuleshova in World Championships


September 11th, 2010 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bridgetown (Barbados), Sep 11 (IANS) Former world champion Laishram Sarita Devi defeated Alexandra Kuleshova of Russia in a pulsating contest of the 51-kg weight category at the sixth World Women's Boxing Championships ... Read more...

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Brit boxer to represent native Pakistan in CWG, London Olympics


March 5th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar.5 (ANI): British boxer of Pakistani origin and younger brother of light-weight world champion boxer Amir Khan, Haroon Khan, has reportedly joined the Pakistan pugilist team for upcoming events, including the ... Read more...

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Sahara India group launches sports awards


October 27th, 2009 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 27 (IANS) Sahara India group, in collaboration with the Sports Journalists Federation of India (SJFI), Tuesday launched the Sahara Indian Sports Award to felicitate outstanding sportspersons in various disciplines. The ... Read more...

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National association selects 15 shooters for Sahara help


October 22nd, 2009 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) has selected 15 shooters who will be provided graded system of sponsorship by Sahara India to prepare them for ... Read more...

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Arnie invited to London Olympics


September 22nd, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 22 (ANI): Arnold Schwarzenegger has been requested to attend London Olympics 2012 as a special guest.The 62-year-old actor-turned-California governor has been invited to see how East London has changed, ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh announces jobs for sportspersons


August 30th, 2008 - 2:11 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Aug 29 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government Friday announced jobs for sportspersons who have won the Vikram Award - a sports award instituted by the state government. Minister of State for ... Read more...

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Bindra hopeful India will bag more medals at London Olympics


August 29th, 2008 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Aug 29 (IANS) Gold medallist at the Beijing Games Abhinav Bindra, who arrived here to a tumultuous welcome Friday, expressed the hope that India would win more medals in the London ... Read more...

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Aspire for Olympics: Sebastian Coe urges Indian youth


November 19th, 2007 - 9:23 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Nov 19 (ANI): Chief of the Organising Committee for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Sebastian Coe on Monday urged Indian youth to take to sports and aspire for the ... Read more...

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