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Trinidad wants Bravo, Pollard, Narine for CLT20


September 7th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, Sep 7 (IANS/CMC) Trinidad and Tobago's sports minister Anil Roberts says the government went to great lengths to ensure the trio of Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard and ... Read more...

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Chinese tennis boss admits Li Na not well educated


September 4th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 4 (IANS) China's tennis chief has pointed out that the lack of systematic education has been the root of Li Na's weak nerves that led to a sudden ... Read more...

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Maradona appointed Dubai’s sports ambassador


September 2nd, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 2 (IANS) Argentine football legend Diego Maradona, who was fired as coach of Dubai's Al Wasl Football Club in July, has been appointed an honorary sports ambassador of ... Read more...

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Sports minister to bat for Unmukt at Delhi University (Lead)


August 30th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) India's Sports Minister Ajay Maken Thursday said he would take up U-19 World Cup winning captain Unmukt Chand's case with the Delhi University.Maken said it ... Read more...

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Tripura offers jobs to all medallist sportsmen


August 29th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 29 (IANS) Tripura Wednesday announced government jobs for all sportspersons who have won medals in national and international events.Tripura Finance Minister Badal Choudhury said: "The council of ministers ... Read more...

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Mohun Bagan to play in Jammu


August 28th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 28 (IANS) For the first time, Kolkata's famed football club Mohun Bagan will be in Jammu to play the "Goodwill Tournament" next month.Jammu and Kashmir Sports Minister R.S. ... Read more...

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Kenya orders probe into poor performance at London Olympics


August 22nd, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 22 (IANS) Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki ordered the Ministry of Sports to move fast and establish the cause of the country's dismal performance at the recently concluded London ... Read more...

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Russian gold medallist skater’s show in doubt


August 16th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 16 (IANS) A show starring Olympic gold medallist figure skater Evgeni Plushenko is at the centre of a dispute over organisers allegedly selling tickets for an event that ... Read more...

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Venezuelan lawmakers honour Olympic fencing champ


August 15th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Aug 15 (IANS/EFE) Fencer Ruben Limardo has been honoured by Venezuela's National Assembly for the gold medal he won at the London Olympic Games.The lawmakers began the congressional session ... Read more...

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Indian wrestling has a bright future: Sports minister


August 12th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) India's Sports Minister Ajay Maken said Sunday Sushil Kumar's back-to-back Olympic medals show that there is a bright future for wrestling in the country. ... Read more...

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Sports Minister hails bronze medallist Yogeshwar


August 12th, 2012 - 1:38 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) India's Sports Minister Ajay Maken hailed Yogeshwar Dutt after he won the bronze medal in the men's 66kg category to give the country its fifth ... Read more...

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Usha sells stake in Honda Siel Cars to Honda Motor


August 10th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Diversified group Usha International has sold its stake in Honda Siel Cars India (HSCI) to its joint venture (JV) partner Honda Motor of Japan for ... Read more...

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Maken requests defence ministry for out-of-turn promotion for Vijay


August 8th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, August 7 (IANS) India's Sports Minister Ajay Maken has requested Defence Minister A.K. Antony to change out of turn promotion rules for Olympic silver medallist Vijay Kumar, who ... Read more...

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Russian lifter mysteriously pulls out of Olympics


August 4th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian weightlifter Dmitry Klokov has withdrawn from the Olympics for unspecified medical reasons, the country's sports minister said Saturday.Klokov, a Beijing silver medallist, was expected ... Read more...

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North-Eastern council announces rewards for Olympic medallists


July 27th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 27 (IANS) The regional planning body North Eastern Council (NEC) has announced cash rewards for the London Olympics medal winners belonging to the country's north-east region, an official ... Read more...

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Maken lauds court’s decision on Kalmadi


July 25th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) India's sports Minister Ajay Maken Wednesday lauded the Delhi High Court's decision of barring Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Suresh Kalmadi from attending the Olympic ... Read more...

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Brazil eyes 20 medals at London Games


July 25th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, July 25 (IANS) The Brazilian athletes are targeting at least 20 medals at the London Olympic Games, according to Brazil's sports minister Aldo Rebelo.Rebelo proved more optimistic than his ... Read more...

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Help coming way of Indian athlete Santhi Soundarajan


July 25th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 24 (IANS) Winner of 11 international medals for India and around 50 medals for her home state Tamil Nadu, Santhi Soundarajan saw herself pushed down and humiliated, then ... Read more...

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Russian women skydivers set world record


July 24th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A total of 88 women skydivers of Russia's Zhemchuzhina Rossii team have set a world record for the number of people linked together in a ... Read more...

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Mutko nominated for Russian FA chief


July 20th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko has been nominated as a candidate for president of the country's Football Association (FA).Mutko, who held the post from 2005 ... Read more...

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World’s top archer Deepika is now manager at Tata Steel


July 14th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Jamshedpur, July 14 (IANS) World No.1 recurve archer Deepika Kumari has joined Tata Steel as a manager in the company's sports department.Many eminent sportspersons have been employed by Tata Steel ... Read more...

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Capello holds talks for Russia job: Sports Minister (Lead)


July 12th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former England coach Fabio Capello held talks Thursday on taking the vacant Russia job, the country's Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said.The Russian Football Union (RFU) ... Read more...

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China to send 396-strong team to London Olympics


July 10th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 10 (IANS) China will send 396 athletes in 23 sports categories for the upcoming London Olympic Games, it was announced Tuesday.The team, consisting of 171 men and 225 ... Read more...

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Players should put country first, says Maken


June 22nd, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) India's sports minister Ajay Maken Friday appealed to the bickering tennis stars Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna to stop the infighting and ... Read more...

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Wild brawl ends with 12 red cards


June 12th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 12 (IANS) A Brazilian sports tribunal has begun investigating a wild brawl in a second-division state league match that ended with 12 red cards.Votuporanguense was awarded ... Read more...

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‘All in one rhythm’ slogan for Brazil World Cup


May 30th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, May 30 (IANS) World football's governing body FIFA announced "All in one rhythm" will be the official slogan for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.FIFA Secretary General ... Read more...

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The World’s nicest prison is located in Bastoy


May 25th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Bastoy, May 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Opened in 1982, Bastoy prison, a summer-camp-like jail situated in the South of Norway. More similar to tourist destination than a detention centre, in Bastoy prison there ... Read more...

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Brazil lags 95 percent in 2014 Football World Cup work


May 24th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, May 24 (IANS) A Brazilian government report has revealed just five percent of the country's 2014 Football World Cup projects have been completed, implying nearly 95 percent ... Read more...

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Banning IPL not the solution, says Maken


May 19th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) India's sports minister Ajay Maken feels banning the Indian Premier League (IPL) is not the solution and has made three suggestions to clear the ... Read more...

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Maoists attack Chhattisgarh minister’s house, kill guard


May 17th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kondagaon (Chhattisgarh), May 17 (IANS) Suspected Maoists opened fire at the native house of Chhattisgarh's Sports Minister Lata Usendi Thursday evening, killing the security guard, police said. The minister ... Read more...

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Georgia submits formal bid for 2020 Euro Championship


May 16th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Tbilisi (Georgia), May 16 (IANS) Georgia has submitted its formal bid for the 2020 European Football Championship, the country's sports minister confirmed.Lado Vardzelashvili said Georgia submitted its bid late Monday ... Read more...

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Court clears way for athletics body elections


April 12th, 2012 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday allowed the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) to go ahead with electing its office bearers for the 2012-16 term.Refusing to ... Read more...

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UAE group launches awards for sportswomen


April 10th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 10 (IANS/WAM) The Family Development Foundation (FDF) from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched the Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Award for sportswomen.The award is for women's ... Read more...

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FIFA official to return to Brazil next week


April 3rd, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 3 (IANS) FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke will return to Brazil next week for a Senate hearing on the country's 2014 World Cup preparations.It will be ... Read more...

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India has not asked athletes to boycott Olympics: Maken


March 29th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) India's Sports Minister Ajay Maken Thursday said the government hasn't asked the athletes to boycott the London Olympics in view of objections over the ... Read more...

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