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Sochi Olympics torch relay to be longest one


August 13th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 13 (IANS) Organisers of the Sochi Olympics said the torch relay of the 2014 Winter Games will be the longest and vowed to bring the audience a splendid ... Read more...

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Abhishek Bachchan to attend Olympics


August 5th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 5 (IANS) Abhishek Bachchan is headed to London to attend the Olympics as brand ambassador of Omega watches, says father Amitabh, who had carried the torch ahead ... Read more...

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Amitabh to carry Olympic torch


July 26th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will carry the Olympic torch Thursday, during the Olympic Torch Relay, organised ahead of the opening ceremony of the grand sporting extravaganza ... Read more...

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Olympic torch relay hit by flash protests


July 22nd, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) The Olympic torch relay, currently travelling through the British capital after it arrived from Olympia's Temple of Hera in Greece, has had to face flash protests ... Read more...

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London 2012 organisers to auction Olympic torches


June 21st, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 21 (IANS) London 2012 organizers LOCOG announced that authentic Olympic torches will be available from an official online auction throughout the Torch Relay.The auction will take place at ... Read more...

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Olympic Torch Relay to showcase iconic North West


June 20th, 2012 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 20 (IANS) The Olympic Torch Relay is a "great chance" to show off the North West and celebrate the role that people, places and businesses from the region ... Read more...

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England football legend Jack Charlton to run Olympic torch relay


June 15th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 15 (IANS) England's football legend Jack Charlton, elder brother of Sir Bobby Charlton, will carry the Olympic flame in the centre of Newcastle on day 28 of the ... Read more...

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Drogba to run in Olympic torch relay


May 23rd, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 23 (IANS) Outgoing Chelsea footballer Didier Drogba will run the Olympic torch relay here Wednesday.The 34-year-old Drogba will carry the torch in Swindon, at half-way point between ... Read more...

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First torchbearer for Olympic torch relay announced


May 11th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 11 (IANS) The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has confirmed that the first torchbearer for the Olympic torch relay in the UK would ... Read more...

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London 2012 organizers confirm route for Olympic Flame


March 19th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 19 (IANS) The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) Monday confirmed the route for over 7,300 people who will be carrying the Olympic Flame ... 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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Billy Mitchell to carry Olympic flame through Albert Square


November 15th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Nov 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Olympic flame will be carried by EastEnders character Billy Mitchell through Albert Square ahead of the London Games next summer. London will be hosting the famous ... Read more...

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2012 London Olympics torch relay to pass through 1,000 places


November 7th, 2011 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 7 (IANS) The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) confirmed Monday that 1,018 villages, towns and cities in Britain will be on the route ... Read more...

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Russia plans to send Olympic torch into space


July 8th, 2011 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
Durban, July 8 (IANS) Russia is planning to send the Olympic flame into space ahead of the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, the deputy prime minister said here.Alexander Zhukov said ... Read more...

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Perneet Kaur underlines need to bridge trust deficit between India-Pakistan


June 24th, 2010 - 9:10 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar, June 24 (ANI): Minister of State for External Affairs Perneet Kaur on Wednesday said that there is need to bridge the trust deficit between India and Pakistan. While ... Read more...

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Olympic torch relay completed despite protest


February 13th, 2010 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Vancouver, Feb 13 (DPA) Protesters forced the Olympic torch relay to change its course during its final journey through the streets of Vancouver Friday before the flame went into seclusion awaiting ... Read more...

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Akshay Kumar carries the Olympic flame


December 21st, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
The Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay supported by the Government of Canada, began its amazing Canadian journey. 15 well-known world citizens are adding global intrigue and excitement to the longest domestic torch ... Read more...

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Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar carries Olympic flame in Toronto


December 18th, 2009 - 11:16 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, Dec.18 (ANI): Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar on Thursday participated in the Olympic Torch Relay and carried the Olympic flame here.Akshay is an international torchbearer with the Vancouver 2010 Olympic ... Read more...

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In minus eight degrees, Akshay runs for Canadians


December 18th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Dec 18 (IANS) Bollywood star Akshay Kumar announced here Thursday that he would make a cross-cultural film on Canada with ice hockey as the theme even as ... Read more...

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I hope I don’t drop the Olympic torch: Akshay


December 16th, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, Dec 16 (IANS) Akshay Kumar, who will participate in the Olympic Torch Relay Thursday in Toronto, keeps telling himself not to drop the torch."I just keep ... Read more...

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Dalia Lama plays down rumours of ill health on Italy trip


November 19th, 2009 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Nov 18 (DPA) The Dalai Lama Wednesday denied reports that he is suffering from cancer, but admitted that his eventual passing would represent a blow for the Tibetan cause. "The Tibetan ... Read more...

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Canadian PM gives Olympic Torch model to Akshay Kumar


November 16th, 2009 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper Monday presented a model of the Olympic Torch to Bollywood star Akshay Kumar at a special function here. Accepting the torch, Akshay - ... Read more...

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India denies strain in China ties over Dalai Lama trip


November 4th, 2009 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) Denying any strain in bilateral ties due to the Dalai Lama's visit to Arunachal Pradesh, India Wednesday said Sino-Indian ties were set to acquire "more substance ... Read more...

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Speed skater, triathlete, carry Olympic flame into Canada


October 31st, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Victoria (Canada), Oct 31 (DPA) Olympic gold medal winners Catriona Le May-Doan and Simon Whitfield have led off the longest domestic Olympic torch relay in history which will end in Vancouver before ... Read more...

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India handed over Commonwealth Games baton in London


October 29th, 2009 - 7:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 29(ANI): Visiting Indian President Pratibha Devisingh Patil was on Thursday handed over the Queen's Baton by Queen Elizabeth II, signaling the formal launch of the Commonwealth Games that is ... Read more...

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India, China for peace on border, Beijing rebuffed over Dalai Lama (Roundup)


October 25th, 2009 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy Hua Hin (Thailand), Oct 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday rebuffed Beijing over its opposition to the Dalai Lama's planned visit to Arunachal Pradesh while declaring that ... Read more...

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Police unveil ‘foolproof security’ for Commonwealth Games (Lead)


October 19th, 2009 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Delhi will have exclusive lanes for vehicles, four-layered security checks at venues, experts to battle chemical or biological weapons as well as helicopter surveillance during the 2010 ... Read more...

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Police unveil security plans for Commonwealth Games


October 19th, 2009 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi Oct 19 (IANS) Delhi will have exclusive lanes for vehicles, four-layered security check at venues, experts to battle chemical or biological weapons as well as helicopter surveillance during the 2010 ... Read more...

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Some Chinese listening to Dalai Lama’s quest for Tibet autonomy


June 12th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Dharamsala (Himachal Pradesh), June 12 (ANI): Some Chinese, it seems, are listening to Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, on the issue of granting Tibet autonomy status.Travelling to The Netherlands last week, ... Read more...

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Pro-Tibet speech called off after Beijing complains


March 18th, 2009 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, March 18 (DPA) A speech in Hong Kong by a campaigner for Tibetan self-determination was postponed after Beijing officials complained about the event, organisers said Wednesday. Kate Saunders, communications director of ... Read more...

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Protester throws shoe at Chinese premier in London


February 3rd, 2009 - 1:58 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 3 (IANS) A human rights protester was taken into police custody Monday after he allegedly threw a shoe at Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao during a speech at the Cambridge University, ... Read more...

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2012 Olympic torch relay ”will be restricted to Britain”


August 31st, 2008 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 31 (ANI): The Olympic torch relay before the 2012 Olympics will be limited to Britain after protests spoiled the worldwide relay ahead of the Beijing Games. Tessa Jowell, the Olympics ... Read more...

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China blocks Apples iTunes to prevent Olympians from downloading all-star Tibet album


August 22nd, 2008 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Aug.22 (ANI): Apple''s online music store, iTunes, has been blocked in China after more than 40 Olympic athletes downloaded a pro-Tibet album from the site. Consumers in China began inundating ... Read more...

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Pro-Tibetan protester ejected from Olympic equestrian venue


August 9th, 2008 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
DPA Hong Kong, Aug 9 (DPA) A local pro-Tibetan protester was thrown out of the Olympics equestrian events soon after the start of the competition Saturday after she unfurled a Tibetan flag. University ... Read more...

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Olympic torch ends longest-ever relay


August 8th, 2008 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Beijing, Aug 8 (DPA) China held the final leg of the 2008 Olympic torch relay Friday before the lighting of the cauldron at the opening ceremony in Beijing's National Stadium. The last ... Read more...

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