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Azerbaijan joins Georgia in joint bidding for Euro 2020


May 26th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Tbilisi (Georgia), May 26 (IANS) Georgia welcomed Azerbaijan's decision to join it in jointly bidding for the 2020 European Football Championship. "Joint bid will ease efforts to overcome challenges related ... 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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CWG scam: CBI raids 20 locations (Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The CBI Wednesday raided 20 locations in Delhi, the national capital region (NCR), Kolkata and Siliguri in connection with another Commonwealth Games (CWG) scam, an ... Read more...

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CWG scam: CBI raids 20 locations


May 2nd, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) In a fresh case registered in the Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2010, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Wednesday raided 20 locations in Delhi, the national ... Read more...

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Court allows KKR to use loudspeakers on match days


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 2 (IANS) The Shah Rukh Khan-owned IPL franchisee Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Monday got court permission to use loudspeakers and microphones at the Eden Gardens on match ... Read more...

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Kenya says it’s determined to improve soccer standards


February 17th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Feb 17 (IANS) Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga assured the football fraternity in the country of his government's commitment to promote the sport.Odinga said Thursday the government was investing ... Read more...

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ICC pays delayed salaries of Sri Lankan cricketers


December 20th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Dec 20 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) has paid 45 percent of delayed salaries of Sri Lankan cricketers, a senior official said here Tuesday.Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) confirmed ... Read more...

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Mumbai Fighters to host LA Matadors in a mall Friday


December 5th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Venky's Mumbai Fighters will clash with LA Matadors in a specially designed mobile arena called T-Box at Inorbit Mall, Malad, here Friday.Inorbit will become the first ... Read more...

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Court questions government on hockey coach’s plea


November 30th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the central government and Hockey India (HI) after taking note of a hockey coach's plea alleging that ... Read more...

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Come-and-Play scheme has 10,000 on its rolls


September 6th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) More than 10,000 trainees have been enrolled in the Come-and-Play Scheme to utilise the infrastructure created for the 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG), parliament was informed ... Read more...

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India could gain much from Messi outing, hopes AIFF (Interview)


August 26th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 26 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) is dreaming big on the Argentina-Venezuela match featuring superstars like Lionel Messi here September 2 hoping it would help raise ... Read more...

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CAG slams planning and execution of work at CWG stadia


August 5th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Friday slammed all government agencies involved in the construction of the various venues for the 2010 Commonwealth Games, questioning ... Read more...

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Money wasted on potted plants


August 5th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Poor coordination rendered the large amounts of money spent on procuring potted plants to green Commonwealth Games venues a total waste, India's top auditor said ... Read more...

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CAG blames Dikshit, Kalmadi for ‘enormous bungling’ in CWG (Second Lead)


August 5th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Behind the "phenomenal success" of the Commonwealth Games (CWG) was a saga of "enormous bungling", "highly irregular" practices and massive waste of public money, India's ... Read more...

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Thyagaraj Stadium the most sought after venue for major events


July 24th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Once the sports ministry has decided against misuse and disuse of the various stadia built for the 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG), Thyagaraj Stadium Complex is ... Read more...

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West Bengal to bid for 2015 National Games (Lead)


June 6th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 6 (IANS) West Bengal will bid to host the 2015 National Games, Sports Minister Madan Mitra said Monday."We have got the consent of the chief minister (Mamata ... Read more...

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Get stadium ready or miss Messi magic, says minister


May 25th, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Unless the Salt Lake Stadium is revamped on a war footing, the city might miss the opportunity to watch Lionel Messi and the Argentine national football ... Read more...

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Sports Minister Maken promises more training facilities


April 25th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 25 (ANI): Elated over the response to the 'Come and Play' plan of the Sports Authority of India, Sports Minister Ajay Maken has assured further assistance if the demand ... Read more...

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Sub-continent scores, both on and off the field


April 1st, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) After years of dominating cricket commerce, the sub-continent extended its might to the 22-yard strip and re-energised the 50-over ODI format by hosting a successful World ... Read more...

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Hyderabad erupts in joy as India trounce Pakistan


March 31st, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 30 (IANS) Wild celebrations broke out here Wednesday night after India beat Pakistan in the World Cup semifinal at Mohali.The city's skies lighted up with firecrackers soon ... Read more...

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Preparation of national teams for London Olympics gets under way


March 16th, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 16 (ANI): Sports Minister Ajay Maken today said that the preparation of nation teams for XXX London Olympic Games got under way.Taking to reporters after visiting the National Hockey ... Read more...

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Who’s coming to Mohali for World Cup? Not fans


February 25th, 2011 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Mohali (Punjab), Feb 25 (IANS) The top class PCA Stadium here always sees a rush of spectators for international matches. But surprisingly, not even 1,000 tickets have been sold in ... Read more...

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Commonwealth Games sports facilities would be fully utilized, assures Ajay Maken


February 5th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 5 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Ajay Maken today said the stadia constructed for the 19th Commonwealth Games would be fully utilised.While on his ... Read more...

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Boos from small minority can’t undermine Clarke’s popularity with Oz public: CA


February 1st, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 1 (ANI): Cricket Australia has backed Michael Clarke by saying that he did not have an image problem, and dismissed the jeers the stand-in captain received at the Gabba as ... Read more...

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Spot-fixing verdict won’t tarnish World Cup: Haroon Lorgat


January 16th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 16(ANI): The verdict on spot-fixing case involving key Pakistani players will not tarnish the World Cup event, International Cricket Council Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat has said.According to an ICC press ... Read more...

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World Cup won’t be another Delhi Commonwealth Games: ICC chief


January 16th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 16(ANI): International Cricket Council (ICC) chief Haroon Lorgat insists that despite construction delays plaguing some venues of next month's 50-over World Cup in the Indian sub-continent, it is nothing compared ... Read more...

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Indian sub-continent will be ready to host World Cup: Lorgat


January 15th, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 15(ANI): International Cricket Council (ICC) chief Haroon Lorgat has said that the Indian sub-continent will be ready to host next month's 50-over World Cup, although he that admits five grounds ... Read more...

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Cricket World Cup tickets will be affordable


December 31st, 2010 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Dec 31 (IANS) Tickets for the 2011 cricket World Cup will be available at affordable prices, tournament director Ratnakar Shetty said Friday. The World Cup, beginning Feb 19, 2011 will be ... Read more...

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New York Governor David Paterson Is Fined $62,125 For Acknowledging 5 Gratis Tickets From New York Yankees


December 21st, 2010 - 8:59 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
The Commission on Public Integrity of the New York State in America has voiced on Monday that it has inflicted an economic penalty worth $62,125 on the State’s Governor, David Paterson, as ... Read more...

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BCCI to give students free tickets for World Cup


December 9th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) To ensure capacity crowd at the stadiums, the organising committee of the 2011 cricket World Cup has decided to distribute free tickets to school and college students. ... Read more...

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Himachal to get third cricket stadium


December 5th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 5 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh will get its third cricket stadium by the end of next year, an official said Sunday."The new stadium at Bilaspur will be ready by end ... Read more...

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FIFA is ‘the galacticos of corruption’, says former official


December 5th, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 5(ANI): A former FIFA official has accused the international football's governing body of being "the galacticos of corruption".Mel Brennan, a delegate for North America at the 2002 World Cup, ... Read more...

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Brit football club to become first to offer university degree for game


November 5th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 05 (ANI): A football club in Britain is set to become the first to offer a university degree about the game.Burnley FC is to offer students the football-focused course, which ... Read more...

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Contractor denies wrongdoing in swimming pool construction


October 19th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Ahluwalia Contracts, the firm which built the swimming pool complex for the Commonwealth Games, Tuesday refuted reports of collusion with the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) and ... Read more...

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Spectacular laser show illuminates CWG closure


October 14th, 2010 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Bright red, green, orange and blue laser lights flashed across the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, creating a psychedelic spectrum as over 1,000 dancers grooved to instrumental music, marking ... Read more...

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