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Rudisha, Jelimo spearhead Kenyan challenge in Diamond League


July 3rd, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, July 3 (IANS) World 800m champion David Rudisha and Olympic champion Pamela Jelimo will jet out Tuesday for Europe to compete in Diamond League and Grand Prix races.The two ... Read more...

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Fraser-Pryce sends warning, Blake sizzles in New York


June 10th, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
New York, June 10 (IANS/CMC) Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce sent a strong reminder of her credentials as she clocked a season-best to win the 100 metres at the Adidas Grand Prix, the ... Read more...

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Olympics: London residents may get air defense systems on rooftops


April 30th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by BNO News
LONDON, ENGLAND (BNO NEWS) -- Six residential sites across the British capital of London are being considered for the deployment of ground-based air defense systems during the Summer Olympics, the UK Ministry ... 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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British Royal Marines practise Olympic security


January 17th, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 17 (IANS) The British Royal Marines have joined police on the Thames here for a week-long security exercise in preparation for the 2012 Olympics.The Green Berets joined the ... Read more...

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US vice president reaches China on official visit


August 18th, 2011 - 3:36 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 18 (IANS) US Vice President Joe Biden has arrived in Beijing on a six-day official visit to China.Biden is making the visit at the invitation of his Chinese ... Read more...

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UAE president grants $2.7 mn for Olympic soccer team


December 11th, 2010 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 11 (IANS/WAM) UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has ordered a grant of 10 million dirhams (about $2.7 million) for the players in the national Olympic soccer ... Read more...

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Asian Games badminton: Macao pull out of women’s competition


November 13th, 2010 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 13 (IANS) Hosts China moved closer to the Asian Games badminton gold as they moved into the quarterfinal of the women's competition after Chinese Macao withdrew Saturday as its players ... Read more...

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China raises Bruce Lee to rival NY’s Liberty


August 18th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 18 (IANS) Chinese artists are creating a 30-metre-tall sculpture of Bruce Lee which they hope will one day become a landmark on the scale of the Statue of Liberty in ... Read more...

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China creating eight-legged Bruce Lee sculpture to compete with Statue of Liberty


August 18th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Aug 18 (ANI): Chinese artists in Foshan, a city in Guangdong province, are creating a red painted 30-meter-tall and eight-legged sculpture of legend Bruce Lee, which they hope would eventually be ... Read more...

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HI and IHF are on collision course after court order


May 22nd, 2010 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
By Avishek Roy New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) and the court reinstated Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) have interpreted the Delhi High Court order to suit their line of thinking and ... Read more...

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Veiled threat to sports ministry from IOC, OCA


May 22nd, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Taking up cudgels on behalf of its Indian affiliate, the International Olympic Commitee (IOC) has again held out a veiled threat to the union sports ministry that ... Read more...

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IOC, FIFA still at odds with regard to Olympic football


October 13th, 2008 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Acapulco (Mexico),Oct 13 (DPA) The future of Olympic football is still up in the air, pending a meeting between IOC President Jacques Rogge and FIFA President Joseph Blatter."We still have not discussed ... Read more...

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The ‘bride’ is ready - but will rain spoil Olympic party?


August 7th, 2008 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
By Tarun Basu Beijing, Aug 7 (IANS) This 2,000-year-old capital city, eager to present its sleek ultra modern look to the world, is all dressed up for China's long awaited coming-out party -- ... Read more...

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Olympic Media Village opens in Beijing


July 25th, 2008 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, July 25 (Xinhua) The Olympic Media Village opened here Friday amid some foreign media's concerns about free reporting in China. People's Daily, the mouthpiece of China's ruling party, ran a commentary ... Read more...

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