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Woman power at London Games (Olympic diary)


August 7th, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, August 7 (IANS) From being non-existent at the first modern Olympics to being nearly half of the total competitors in current edition, women athletes have come a long way ... Read more...

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Brazil to invest in individual sports to boost Olympic tally


July 28th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 28 (IANS) Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has outlined plans to focus investments in individual Olympic events to lift the country's medal tally at the 2016 Rio ... Read more...

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I have nothing to lose, everything to gain: Jwala Gutta (Interview)


July 12th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 12 (IANS) Jwala Gutta, the first Indian to qualify for two badminton events at the Olympics, says she has nothing to lose and everything to gain from the ... Read more...

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British Big Dance week announced to celebrate Olympics


May 15th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 15 (IANS) A Big Dance week across the world is being organised from July 7 to 15 as part of the celebrations for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. ... Read more...

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13 Olympics events will be played at Commonwealth Games


August 28th, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Of the 17 disciplines at the 19th Commonwealth Games, only 13 figure at the Olympic Games. Four disciplines, lawn bowls, netball, rugby sevens and squash are non-Olympic ... Read more...

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Supreme Court permits Hockey India to pick CWG teams (Lead)


August 27th, 2010 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday permitted the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and Hockey India (HI) to select and field the men's and women's hockey teams for the ... Read more...

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Cricket should be included in Asian Games: M S Gill


June 2nd, 2010 - 10:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 2 (ANI): Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Dr M S Gill on Wednesday said cricket should be included in the Asian Games.Suresh Kalmadi, President of Indian ... Read more...

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Suresh Kalmadi slams BCCI for not sending cricket team to Asian Games


June 2nd, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Pune, June 2 (ANI): Suresh Kalmadi, President of Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and Chairman of the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee has hit out at the Board of Control for Cricket in India ... Read more...

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Dawood third most wanted after Osama, Mexican drug lord (Lead)


May 17th, 2010 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 17 (IANS) India's most wanted don, Dawood Ibrahim, suspected of having organised the 1993 Mumbai bombings, has grown more powerful, taking the third spot on the Forbes' Most ... Read more...

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Canadian National Anthem Sung In Opening Ceremony Of Vancouver Winter Olympics


February 13th, 2010 - 8:52 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Vancouver, Feb 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The opening ceremony of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics was a truly spectacular affair. The flag hosting ceremony was replete with the sounds of Indian ... Read more...

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OCA trims disciplines to 35 from 42 from 2014 Asian Games


July 11th, 2009 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has decided to trim the number of Asian Games disciplines from 42 to 35 from the 2014 Games at Incheon in ... Read more...

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Beijing’s claims of clean air called into question


June 18th, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 18 (ANI): The Chinese environment ministry has called into question Beijing's claims that its air has been drastically cleaned up, from last year's Olympic Games till the present day.Beijing spent ... Read more...

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Mexico plans to host mini-Olympic Games in 2010


October 13th, 2008 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Acapulco (Mexico), Oct 13 (DPA) Mexico wants to host a small-scale version of the Olympic Summer Games in 2010 to celebrate the country's bicentenary, a high-ranking official said.Jaques Rogge, chairman of the ... Read more...

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China to curb illegal Olympic broadcasts


August 5th, 2008 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Beijing, Aug 5 (DPA) China has set up a surveillance team which will monitor more than 200 websites round-the-clock to prevent illegal broadcast of Olympic events - a move it believes necessary ... Read more...

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Cheeky Olympic-themed condom adverts released in China


July 31st, 2008 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
London , July 31 (ANI): While Beijing gets ready to welcome thousands of athletes from various nations, cheeky condom adverts have been released in China to coincide with the 2008 Olympic ... Read more...

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Banners, flags banned at Hong Kong’s Olympic equestrian venues


July 19th, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Hong Kong, July 19 (DPA) Flags, banners, leaflets or any material promoting political or commercial causes will be banned from venues holding the Olympic equestrian events in Hong Kong, a media report ... Read more...

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China would be unable to fully fix its air quality problem in time for Olympics


July 15th, 2008 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): A research by a University of Rhode Island (URI) atmospheric chemist has revealed that China would be unable to fully fix its air quality problem in time ... Read more...

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China to be stern on illegal transmission of Olympics


July 8th, 2008 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 8 (IANS) Chinese authorities will take strict measures to prevent unauthorized companies and individuals from broadcasting Olympic events, an official from the National Copyright Administration of China (NCAC) said. "No ... Read more...

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Extra security checks for air passengers for Olympics


July 8th, 2008 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 8 (IANS) The passengers at the Chinese airports will undergo extra security check before entering airport complexes across the country, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) said. The special ... Read more...

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To improve air quality, China bans burning crop stalks


May 5th, 2008 - 6:21 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Beijing, May 5 (Xinhua) China has banned burning of crop stubble in a bid to improve air quality in and around the Olympic host cities. The ban will be in force between ... Read more...

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Gebrselassie explains withdrawal of Olympics marathon


April 23rd, 2008 - 8:31 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), April 23 (Xinhua) Ethiopia's Haile Gebrselassie Wednesday explained the reason for his pullout from the Olympic marathon in Beijing this August, saying that Sept 28 at the 2008 Berlin ... Read more...

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Flickers from Olympic torch history


April 15th, 2008 - 2:38 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The Olympic torch, now in the middle of a global relay, represents the positive values that man has always associated with fire. Here are glimpses of its ... Read more...

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Rural Olympics, a big draw for Punjabi sport lovers


February 26th, 2008 - 9:33 pm ICT by admin
Qila Raipur (Punjab), Feb.26 (ANI): The annual rural olympic games at Qila Raipur Village near Ludhiana is an event that captivates sports lovers from across the country and abroad. This year too, ... Read more...

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No plans to move Olympic events out of Beijing: official


February 19th, 2008 - 8:29 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Beijing, Feb 19 (Xinhua) Beijing Olympic organizers do not plan to move some events out of the city despite concerns from athletes about the air quality in the Chinese capital, an organizing ... Read more...

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