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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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Olympics: Bolt retains sprint titles, US overtakes China in medal tally (Roundup)


August 10th, 2012 - 7:18 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt became the first man to retain 100 and 200 titles at the Olympics Thursday by winning the 200-metre heat while the US ... Read more...

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Tokyo excited to be in race for hosting 2020 Olympics


May 24th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 24 (IANS) The Tokyo city government is excited about the decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to pick the Japanese capital as one of the three candidate ... 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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Olympian Carl Lewis barred from US state poll race


April 28th, 2011 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 28 (IANs/EFE) New Jersey election authorities have decided that retired track and field star Carl Lewis, winner of nine Olympic gold medals, does not meet the residency requirement ... Read more...

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American Swimmer, Amanda Beard, Is Inscribing A Memoir Detailing Her Tormenting Past


December 15th, 2010 - 9:55 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
December 15, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The 29-year-old Amanda Beard, who has acquired gold medals in the Olympics in swimming in 1996 and 2004, is, as per Touchstone, inscribing a memoir ... Read more...

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China hosts world martial arts championships


October 17th, 2010 - 9:05 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 17 (IANS) More than 2,200 contestants from 83 countries will participate in a world martial arts competition to be held in China over the next three days.The 4th World Traditional ... Read more...

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China’s Asian Games Town ready ahead of time


September 22nd, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 22 (IANS) As India works feverishly to prepare for the Commonwealth Games that begin Oct 3, Asian Games Town with 8,000 apartments in China's Guangzhou city is complete and has ... Read more...

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Rome is Italy’s candidate for 2020 Olympic bid


May 20th, 2010 - 7:36 am ICT by IANS
Rome, May 20 (IANS) Rome has beat Venice to became Italy's official candidate for the 2020 summer Olympic Games. The decision was taken by the Italian Olympic Committee, following a voting procedure that ... Read more...

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Merkel says Germany to help Brazil stage the Olympics


December 3rd, 2009 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Dec 3 (DPA) Germany is to assist Brazil in staging the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, according to German Chancellor Angela Merkel after a meeting in Berlin Thursday with visiting Brazilian President ... Read more...

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The 16th Asian Games Heads Into Final Prep Phase With Chefs de Mission Seminar


November 11th, 2009 - 4:17 pm ICT by admin
GUANGZHOU, China - Nov 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) - The 16th Asian Games (www.gz2010.cn/en), part of the worldwide Olympic movement and governed by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) is heading into its ... Read more...

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Brazilian film officials launch campaign to lure Woody Allen to Rio de Janeiro


October 14th, 2009 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 13 (ANI): Brazilian movie bosses are trying to entice Woody Allen with the charms of Rio de Janeiro so that the director films his next flick in the city.According to ... Read more...

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Obama bound for Copenhagen to push Chicago’s Olympic bid


October 2nd, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 2 (DPA) US President Barack Obama departed late Thursday for Copenhagen to make a final pitch on behalf of his home town Chicago's bid to host the 2016 Summer ... Read more...

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Health minister on foreign junket as cholera, diarrhoea ravage Nepal


July 26th, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 26 (IANS) As the toll in diarrhoea and cholera epidemics in western Nepal crossed 200 with thousands being affected in Dalit villages, Nepal's Health Minister Umakant Chaudhari left for Germany ... Read more...

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Nepal, China hope to sign new peace pact this year


February 26th, 2009 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Feb 26 (IANS) While seeking to scrap a controversial peace and friendship treaty it signed with its southern neighbour India almost six decades ago, Nepal's ruling Maoist party is now planning ... Read more...

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After India, China to send special envoy to Nepal


February 22nd, 2009 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Feb 22 (IANS) A week after Indian Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon visited Nepal to assess the progress of the commitments pledged between India and Nepal, it is now the turn of ... Read more...

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Nepal president puts off India visit due to Manmohan’s surgery


January 27th, 2009 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Jan 27 (IANS) Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav's visit to India has been put off indefinitely following the recent heart surgery of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.Though no official dates had ... Read more...

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Muslims wont have to face Mecca while sitting on London Olympic loos


September 25th, 2008 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 25 (ANI): A body responsible for ensuring venues for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London is getting public conveniences at the Olympic Park specially designed so that Muslims ... Read more...

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China likely to win 14 percent more Olympic medals this year than in past


August 11th, 2008 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 11 (ANI): A study has calculated that China can expect to take home 14 percent more prizes during this years Olympics than it did in the last summer games ... Read more...

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Indian-origin scientist’’s aerial technology to calculate emissions during Olympics


August 10th, 2008 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 10 (ANI): With Beijing Olympics on a roll, a team led by an Indian-origin scientist will be using a new technology to understand how the atmosphere responds when a ... Read more...

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President Hu Jintao declares Beijing Olympic Games open


August 8th, 2008 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, Aug 8 (Xinhua) Carrying Pierre de Coubertin's dream of "solidarity, peace and friendship" to the world's most populous country, the 29th summer Olympic Games opened in Beijing Friday, 112 years after ... Read more...

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China lashes out at US for ‘politicising Beijing Olympics’


July 31st, 2008 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
RIA Novosti Beijing, July 31 (RIA Novosti) China sharply criticised Thursday "odious attempts" by US lawmakers to politicise the Olympics and to interfere in its internal affairs. The US House of Representatives passed ... Read more...

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Olympics organizers defend internet censorship for foreign media


July 30th, 2008 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Beijing, July 30 (DPA) China's organizers of the Summer Olympic Games defended Wednesday their move to block access to some websites for foreign journalists, saying the internet access provided at the Games ... Read more...

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Beijing checks up its last-minute Olympic preparation


July 29th, 2008 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, July 29 (Xinhua) The host city of the 29th Summer Olympic Games is going through every details of its seven-year-long preparation as the Beijing Olympics are all set to begin August ... Read more...

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Bush urged to ignore Jones’s request for pardon


July 23rd, 2008 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Washington, July 23 (Xinhua) The US Track And Field has urged President George W. Bush to ignore former player Marion Lois Jones's request to pardon her perjury sentence. "She lied to federal ... Read more...

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Russians expected to win seven boxing medals at Beijing


July 17th, 2008 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Moscow, July 17 (Xinhua) The Russian boxing team is expected to win at least seven medals in the forthcoming Beijing Summer Olympic Games. The Russian boxing team will train at the port ... Read more...

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Slovenia to give 40,000 euros for each Olympic gold


July 16th, 2008 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Belgrade, July 16 (Xinhua) Each Slovanian gold medalist at the Beijing Olympics will get 39,350 euros ($62,900 dollars), the Slovenian Olympic Committee has announced. The committee said Tuesday that it would give ... Read more...

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Australia eyes third consecutive top-five finish


July 15th, 2008 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, July 15 (Xinhua) Australia tasted success at home by finishing fourth at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games and kept the glorious position on the medal table even four years later in ... Read more...

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French Prez Sarkozy warned not to meet Dalai Lama


July 9th, 2008 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, July 9 (ANI): French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who confirmed he would attend the opening ceremony of Beijing''s summer Olympic Games, has been warned by China not to meet with Tibetan ... Read more...

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Bush to attend Beijing Olympic opening ceremony


July 4th, 2008 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Washington, July 4 (DPA) US President George W. Bush will attend the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics this August, the White House confirmed, setting aside months of uncertainty over his intentions. ... Read more...

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Mice can sense oxygen through their skin


April 18th, 2008 - 3:18 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 18 (ANI): Training and testing of endurance athletes during the Summer Olympic Games in Beijing might take a dramatic turn as athletes would just have to expose their bodies ... Read more...

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China asks Nepal to stop Tibetan protests


April 3rd, 2008 - 2:22 pm ICT by admin
DPA Kathmandu, April 3 (DPA) China has asked Nepalese government to prevent pro-Tibetan groups from operating in Nepal, official media said Thursday. Terming the growing protests by Tibetans in Nepal as "illegal political ... Read more...

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Tibetan unrest: Growing disquiet in the Chinese periphery


March 25th, 2008 - 12:01 pm ICT by admin
(Commentary) By Arun Sahgal The unrest in Tibet, particularly the spontaneity and the scale of rioting, has made the worst Chinese fears come true. The scale of protests and violence in Lhasa and other ... Read more...

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EU urged to send fact-finding mission to Tibet


March 18th, 2008 - 10:29 pm ICT by admin
DPA Brussels, March 18 (DPA) Hundreds of Tibetans Tuesday called on the European Union (EU) to investigate allegations of Chinese repression in their country during a protest held outside the bloc's headquarters in ... Read more...

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Tibet is inseparable part of China: Russia


March 18th, 2008 - 12:56 am ICT by admin
Xinhua Moscow, March 17 (Xinhua) Tibet is "an inseparable part of China" and the problems Beijing is facing due to protests by ethnic Tibetans in Lhasa is an "internal affair" of the country, ... Read more...

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