olympic family

Cab drivers protest against use of Olympic lanes


July 24th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) London police said a man jumped into River Thames during an Olympic protest by the city's cab drivers.Several dozen cabs drove slowly and tooted their horns ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Guangzhou Asian Games “one of best ever”: OCA president


November 27th, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by ANI
Guangzhou (China), Nov.27 (ANI): The Asian Games in Guangzhou would go down in history as "one of the best ever", Olympic Council of Asia President Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah said ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

OCA chief gives thumbs up to Guangzhou


November 27th, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 27 (IANS) The 16th edition of the Asian Games would go down in history as "one of the best ever", Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) president Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

‘Clean Sports’ awareness run in Chennai


September 16th, 2010 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 16 (IANS) Former international heptathlete and long jumper Reeth Abraham has come a long way since her retirement from competitive athletics nearly two decades ago. Sharing the passion and desire ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Former IOC president Samaranch dies at 89


April 22nd, 2010 - 3:11 am ICT by IANS
Barcelona, April 22 (IANS) Former International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Juan Antonio Samaranch has died in a hospital here Wednesday. He was 89. Samaranch, who had suffered heart and breathing problems in recent ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

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...

Posted in Sports |

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...

Posted in Sports |

ICC proud of IOC recognition


February 12th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Feb.12 (ANI): The International Olympic Committee session in Vancouver, Canada yesterday approved its Executive Board's decision to convert the 'provisional' recognition of the ICC to 'full recognition'.Haroon Lorgat, the ICC Chief ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

We are extremely proud of Olympic recognition: ICC


February 12th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Feb 12 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Friday said it is extremely proud of the recognition given to it by the International Olympic Council (IOC). The IOC in Vancouver Thursday approved ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Former FIFA chief asks IOC to pick Rio as 2016 Olympics city


April 30th, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 30 (DPA) Former FIFA president Joao Havelange, one of the most important personalities in the history of Brazilian sport, asked the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to chose Rio ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Chinese president holds grand luncheon to welcome Olympics guests (Lead)


August 8th, 2008 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, Aug 8 (Xinhua) Chinese President Hu Jintao held a grand luncheon Friday for the heads of state and government, royals, and other eminent guests for the opening ceremony of the Beijing ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Poland is first Olympic squad to arrive in Beijing


July 27th, 2008 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, July 27 (Xinhua) The Polish Olympic team became the first international delegation to arrive here for the Beijing Games Sunday. Forty-two Polish athletes arrived early Sunday morning. They are the first ... Read more...

Posted in World |

China says it won’t accept politicization of Olympics


July 4th, 2008 - 10:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi , July 4 (ANI): The Chinese Foreign Ministry has said that respecting the spirit of the Olympic Charter, no attempt should be made to politicize the forthcoming Beijing Olympic ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Beijing Games volunteers’ corps launched (Olympic Snippets)


May 5th, 2008 - 3:09 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Beijing, May 5 (Xinhua) The volunteers corps for the Beijing Olympics and Paralympics has been officially launched here with the games' chief organiser, Liu Qi, handing the team its flag at a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Beijing hotel room prices rise 400-1,000 percent for Olympics


March 7th, 2008 - 8:03 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Beijing, March 7 (Xinhua) Quoted prices for hotel stay in Beijing during the summer Olympics have jumped by four to ten times from normal, said China's biggest online booking provider. Travel booking ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Olympic Family Hotels’ in Beijing


February 25th, 2008 - 5:56 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Beijing, Feb 25 (Xinhua) Zoo worker Zhang Yizhuo was frolicking with his one-year-old son on the drawing room rug as his wife played a serenade nearby on a piano. This ordinary Beijing ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Subscribe