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Somali Olympic sprinter dies at sea


August 21st, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Aug 21 (IANS) A Somali sprinter, who was member of the Olympic team at the 2008 Beijing Games, died during an attempt to reach the Italian shores on a ... Read more...

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No pomp as downcast Kenyans return from London Games


August 16th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Kenyan Olympic contingent returned home from the London Games downcast over a less than expected performance that saw it finish in 28th position with just ... Read more...

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Olympics: Former world champ Kim Collins pulls out of sprint


August 4th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) Former world champion 100 metres runner Kim Collins has said he will not run in the Olympics after a fallout with his national Olympic committee.Reports ... Read more...

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Bill Gates offers help to promote table tennis in US


August 1st, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) plans to work with Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates to promote table tennis in the US, ITTF President Adham Sharara said.The ... Read more...

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IOC respects Lukashenko ban: Rogge


July 27th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge says his organization respects the decision of the British Home Office to deny London Games accreditation to Belarusian ... Read more...

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London apologises to North Korea after flag blunder


July 26th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) The organisers of 2012 London Olympic Games have issued a statement of apology after mistakenly using the national flag of South Korea for the North Korean ... Read more...

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Federer, Azarenka top seeds at London Olympics


July 24th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) World number one players Roger Federer and Victoria Azarenka will head the list of seeded players in the draws for the London Olympics' tennis tournament.The ... Read more...

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Sport fundamental for Italy’s future, says CONI president


July 11th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, July 11 (IANS) Italy needs to invest more in sports education that is fundamental for the country's future, the president of the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI), Gianni ... Read more...

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Russia to send 436 athletes to London 2012


July 10th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is to send 436 athletes to the London Olympics, slightly fewer than the Beijing 2008 contingent, Russian Olympic Committee president Alexander Zhukov announced Tuesday.The ... Read more...

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IOC starts London Olympics’ tickets probe


June 17th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has started a probe into claims that Olympic Games officials violated regulations regarding the sale of London 2012 tickets, the ... Read more...

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Kenya to allow athletes to compete abroad prior to Olympics


June 13th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, June 13 (IANS) Athletics Kenya (AK) will not deny elite athletes named in both the Olympics and Africa team a chance to compete at the Samsung Diamond League races ... Read more...

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Russia targets 25 gold medals in London Olympics


April 20th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 20 (IANS) Russia has set a minimum target of 25 gold medals at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, in a bid to reach a top-three place in ... Read more...

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Athlete barred from Olympics after marrying foreigner


April 5th, 2012 - 8:06 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A leading pentathlete, ranked 19th in the world and who represented Lithuania at the 2008 Beijing Olympics but received Russian citizenship in 2011 after marrying ... Read more...

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We have not thought of pulling out of Olympics: Maken


March 21st, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Union Sports Minister Ajay Maken Wednesday said his ministry had never thought of pulling Indian athletes out of the 2012 London Olympics over Dow Chemicals' ... Read more...

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Kalmadi to stay away from IOA, Malhotra acting chief


March 2nd, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) It will be status quo at the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) after its Executive Board's decision Friday to allow its chief Suresh Kalmadi to stay ... Read more...

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Glasgow is Britain’s lone potential candidate for 2018 Youth Olympics


January 31st, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 31 (IANS) The British Olympic Association (BOA) says the city of Glasgow has formally expressed its interest in hosting the 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) if the BOA decides ... Read more...

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British athletes’ fathers feature as torch bearers


January 11th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 11 (IANS) Parents having played a big role in their children's sporting career will join in the London Olympic Torch Relay along with many of Britain's outstanding Olympians ... Read more...

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Maldives to host second South Asian Beach Games


October 13th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 13 (IANS) Maldives will host the second South Asian Beach Games in 2013, the South Asian Olympic Council (SAOC) confirmed.The decision was taken at the SAOC meeting at ... Read more...

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Commonwealth Games Federation impressed with Hambantota


July 5th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Hambantota (Sri Lanka), July 5 (IANS/CMC) Hambantota has boosted its chances of hosting the 2018 Commonwealth Games, following a visit of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) Evaluation Commission here last week.The ... 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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Panel set up to study draft law on sports reforms (Lead)


April 7th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The government Thursday constituted a committee headed by retired Punjab and Haryana High Court chief justice Mukul Mudgal and with former badminton ace Prakash Padukone ... Read more...

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IOC chief dismisses Iran claim that London Olympics logo is racist


March 2nd, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 2 (ANI): International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge has dismissed claims by Iran that the London 2012 Olympics logo spells the word "Zion" and is racist.The Iranian National Olympic ... Read more...

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Ghana’s boxers miss Games, languish in jail


October 5th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Francis Kokutse Accra (Ghana) Oct 5 (IANS) Just a day after the spectacular opening of the 19th Commonwealth Games in Delhi, officials in the west African country have confirmed that about ... Read more...

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Four heads of state to attend CWG opener


October 1st, 2010 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Two presidents, a prince and a governor general will attend the opening of the the Commonwealth Games here Sunday.New Zealand Governor General Sir Anand Satyanand, Monaco's ... Read more...

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Gambia’s National Olympic Committee president sentenced to death


August 20th, 2010 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 20 (IANS) President of the Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC) -- a member of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) -- Langtombong Tamba has been sentenced to death after he was ... 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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Monaco’s Prince Albert is engaged to SA Olympic swimmer Charlene Wittstock


June 23rd, 2010 - 11:01 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Monaco-Ville, Jun 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Prince Albert of Monaco has gotten engaged to the South African Olympic swimmer Charlene Wittstock. This was announced by the Monaco Palace on Wednesday.This would be the ... Read more...

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World Twenty20 qualification expanded to 20 teams


June 10th, 2010 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 10 (IANS) The qualification for the 2012 World Twenty20 cricket has been expanded to 20 teams. The qualification tournament, which previously involved six or eight teams, will be expanded to a ... Read more...

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IOA rejects ministry guidelines on tenure, age-limit


May 18th, 2010 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Tuesday put up a brave front against the union sports ministry, rejecting its guidelines on tenure of office and age-limit for ... Read more...

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IOA opposed to sports ministry move to fix tenure and age


May 17th, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) is gearing up to oppose the sports ministry's move to fix tenures and age-limit of office-bearers of national sports bodies. On the eve ... 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 ask sports ministry not to impose tenure clause


May 12th, 2010 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The sports ministry's bid to fix the tenure of officials of national sports federations received a setback with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) saying that such measures ... Read more...

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Kenya to send 250-strong contingent to Commonwealth Games


May 7th, 2010 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, May 7 (IANS) Kenya will send 250 athletes and officials to the Commonwealth Games in Delhi this year, Xinhua reported Friday. National Olympic Committee chairman Kipchoge Keino ruled out withdrawing the Kenyan ... Read more...

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Ministry has no business questioning my integrity: Randhir


May 6th, 2010 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Indian Olympic Association (IOA) secretary general Randhir Singh Thursday trained his guns at the Sports Ministry for launching a "personal attack" on him for approaching the International ... Read more...

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Sports ministry and IOA turf war intensifies (Round Up)


May 5th, 2010 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The tug of war between the sports ministry and the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) over the tenure of officials intensified as both opened new fronts Wednesday. ... Read more...

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