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UK lottery winners buy a prosthetic limb for teenage boy


August 1st, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A 13 year old teenager was found to be infected with a cancer disease famously known as Ewing’s Sarcoma. This is a sickness that affects nearly 30 ... Read more...

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Seven teenagers light London Olympics cauldron


July 28th, 2012 - 7:38 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) The mystery over who would light the Olympic cauldron was finally resolved when seven teenagers were given the honour at the opening ceremony of the ... Read more...

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Demand for Olympic torch soars


July 27th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Biswajit Dey (27), who works in Radisson Edwardian Hotels Group, arrived at Olympic Park early in the morning. Making his way towards the main entrance into ... Read more...

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Rupert Grint carries the Olympic torch


July 26th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Rupert Grint who plays as Ronn in the famous Harry Potter films is the latest star to relay for the Olympic torch.The star who gained immense popularity ... Read more...

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UN chief to carry Olympic torch


July 25th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 25 (IANS) United Nations (UN) secretary-general Ban Ki-moon will visit London July 26-28, during which he will carry the Olympic torch on the final leg of its ... Read more...

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Chinese pianist Lang carries Olympic torch in London


July 23rd, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 23 (IANS) Celebrated Chinese pianist Lang Lang carried the torch in London less than a week before the opening ceremony of the 30th Olympiad.Temperature rose Sunday when the ... Read more...

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London Mayor upbeat over upcoming Olympics


July 20th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) London's Mayor Boris Johnson Friday insisted that the London Olympic Games would be a huge success.Just a week before the opening ceremony July 27 and on ... Read more...

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British anti-terror hunt nets Batman, rat hunter


July 6th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 6 (IANS) Police have arrested 13 people on terror charges ahead of the London Olympics but also netted two unlikely suspects - a man dressed as Batman and ... Read more...

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Olympic torch making firm faces penalty over Indian immigrants


July 2nd, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 2 (IANS) A firm involved in making Olympic torches has been suspected of employing illegal Indian immigrants right under the noses of Games security staff in Britain.Crown Polishing ... Read more...

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Olympic Torch sold for over 150,000 on the auction site eBay


May 22nd, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, May 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An Olympic torchbearer has sold her Olympic torch on the Internet for £153,000. Sarah Milner Simonds from Burnham-on-Sea, listed the torch and her torchbearer's tracksuit for sale ... Read more...

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2012 Olympic torch lit in Ancient Olympia


May 10th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Ancient Olympia (Greece), May 10 (IANS) The torch for the 2012 London Games was lit here Thursday at the site of the ancient Olympics.In front of the ruins of the ... Read more...

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Paralympic torch and relay route unveiled


March 1st, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) has unveiled the Paralympic Torch to mark six months to go for the start of the Paralympic Games.Made from an ... Read more...

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Shooting in Canada, Akshay says ‘Singh is Kinng 2′ next year


August 7th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Aug 7 (IANS) Bollywood star Akshay Kumar, who is busy shooting romantic comedy "Thank You" here these days, says a sequel to his hit film "Singh is Kinng" ... Read more...

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Akshay Kumar- The Guest Of Honor At The Indo-Canadian G-20 Summit


June 28th, 2010 - 7:34 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
June 28, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Bollywood star Akshay Kumar was the honorary guest at the prestigious G-20 Summit between India and Canada and hosted the proceedings on the 27th june ... Read more...

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China seeks India’s reassurance on Tibet issue


May 28th, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghBeijing, May 28 (ANI): China once again sought India's reiteration on the 'contentious' Tibet issue that Indian soil will not be allowed to be used for anti-China protest.On Friday, ... Read more...

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Olympic Torch Malfunction A Minor Issue


February 13th, 2010 - 8:51 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Feb 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The beginning of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games was by no means a smooth one. The tragic demise of a young Georgian athlete marred the ... Read more...

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Olympic torch goes ‘green’


February 12th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): Reports indicate that the Olympic torch in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver has a limited environmental footprint.According to Discovery News, the torches were built by train and ... Read more...

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Olympic torch reaches Vancouver


February 12th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Vancouver, Feb 12 (DPA) After nearly 45,000 kilometres and some 12,000 bearers, the 2010 Olympic torch has finally arrived in Vancouver. The flame - which was lit Oct 22, 2009 in Olympia, ... Read more...

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Schwarzenegger and Coe to carry torch in Vancouver (Lead)


February 9th, 2010 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Vancouver, Feb 9 (DPA) Arnold Schwarzenegger will hand the Olympic torch to former Olympic champion Sebastian Coe Friday ahead of the opening ceremony at the Vancouver Games. The California governor and the ... Read more...

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IOC chief says no worries as Vancouver readies for winter Olympics


February 9th, 2010 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Vancouver, Feb 9 (DPA) Vancouver Games organisers expressed confidence mild weather won't disrupt the start of the winter Olympics as they fine tuned preparations ahead of Friday's opening ceremony. Work continued around ... Read more...

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Winter Olympic torch arrives in Canadian resort


February 6th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Whistler (Canada), Feb 6 (DPA) The Olympic flame arrived to the jubilation of thousands in the ski resort of Whistler, the first Winter Olympic venue stop for the torch relay. The British Columbia ... Read more...

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Akshay Kumar- I Hope I Don’t Drop The Olympic Torch


December 16th, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
By Subhash K JhaAkshay's biggest regret before he left on Monday night for Toronto to run with the Olympics torch was that his son Aarav couldn't accompany him. "It was just ... Read more...

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Michelle Obama to represent Chicago Olympic bid


September 12th, 2009 - 5:07 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (DPA) First Lady Michelle Obama will be on hand to root for her home town of Chicago when the International Olympic Committee announces which city can host the ... Read more...

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Muhammad Ali beats Bradman to title of greatest sportsman


August 19th, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug.19 (ANI): Former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali, 67, has been named the greatest sports star by Australia's No. 1 sporting magazine Alpha.Ali's record in professional boxing's most competitive ... Read more...

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Peking University tops billionaire alumni list in China: Study


December 26th, 2008 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 26 (Xinhua) The China University Alumni Association has released a list of universities where the richest Chinese graduated. Peking University topped the list with 35 billionaire alumni. A total of ... Read more...

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French embassy web site in China hacked


December 12th, 2008 - 11:34 am ICT by ANI
Beijing, Dec.12 (ANI): The website of the French embassy in Beijing has apparently come under a cyber-attack after President Nicolas Sarkozy outraged China by meeting Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. ... Read more...

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No kudos for India’s other gold medallist at Olympics


September 1st, 2008 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Did you know that India won two gold medals and not one at the 2008 Beijing Olympics? Sunita Lamba, a fine arts artist from Delhi, won a ... Read more...

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Olympic torch maker finally relaxes after intense exhaustion and excitement


August 9th, 2008 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, August 9 (ANI): Huang Qijun, the 45-year-old maker of the Xiangyun (lucky clouds) torch, actually heaved a sigh of relief when it lit the Olympic cauldron on Friday night. ... Read more...

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Beijing Olympics kicks-off with a grand ceremony (lead)


August 8th, 2008 - 11:05 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing , August 8 (ANI): The Beijing Olympic Games begun on Friday with a spectacular opening ceremony in the Bird''s Nest , China ''s national stadium.After years of planning by ... Read more...

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Olympic torch starts final-hours run in Beijing


August 8th, 2008 - 9:36 am ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, Aug 8 (Xinhua) The Olympic torch started its final-hours relay Friday morning at Zhoukoudian, an Unesco heritage site in southwestern Beijing suburb which has yielded many archaeological discoveries. Amid loud music ... Read more...

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Nepal blog claims that Chinese mountaineers faked Everest Olympic flame climb


August 5th, 2008 - 7:18 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug.5 (ANI): A Nepalese blog -- Blogdai -- has claimed that the Chinese faked the climb to Mount Everest with the Olympic torch back in May. The Australian website news.com.au ... 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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China to prohibit illegal broadcasts during Olympics


July 8th, 2008 - 8:07 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 8 (ANI): The Chinese Government has announced a ban on illegal broadcasts during the forthcoming Beijing Olympic Games. An official of the National Copyright Administration of China (NCAC) said: ... 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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China faces never-ending crises ahead of G8, Olympics


July 2nd, 2008 - 9:15 am ICT by IANS
By Andreas LandwehrBeijing, July 2 (DPA) China is "a nation plagued by catastrophes", said the country's Prime Minister Wen Jiabao while visiting the site of last month's earthquake in the southwest. The ... Read more...

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