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Tibetan ‘Flame of Truth’ reaches Mumbai


September 18th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) The 'Flame of Truth' relay torch, launched by the Tibetan parliament-in-exile to support the cause of Tibetan independence from Chinese rule, reached here from Pune on ... Read more...

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Global torch relay to focus attention on Tibet


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Sep 2 (IANS) To apprise the international community about the tense situation prevailing in Tibet, exiled Tibetans Sunday began a global tour aimed at ending the atrocities there.The second ... Read more...

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Paralympic flame lit


August 29th, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Buckinghamshire, Aug 29 (IANS) The London Paralympic flame was ignited in Stoke Mandeville village prior to the 24-hour torch relay.Up to 3,000 people attended the ceremony at the Stoke Mandeville ... Read more...

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London launches Paralympic torch relay


August 24th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 24 (IANS) A ceremonial cauldron was lit by former event rider Claire Lomas in London's Trafalgar Square to launch the Paralympic torch relay Friday.Lomas, who was paralysed ... Read more...

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Olympic cauldron extinguished for move


July 30th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The cauldron containing the Olympic flame was extinguished Sunday and the flame transferred to a lantern, organisers said Monday.The reason was to move the cauldron ... 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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Olympic flame arrives in Britain


May 19th, 2012 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
London, May 19 (IANS) The Olympic flame arrived in Britain Friday after being flown from Athens, Greece, for the London 2012 torch relay.A gold-coloured plane named The Firefly landed ... 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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Flame for Innsbruck 2012 Youth Olympics lit in Athens


December 18th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, Dec 18 (IANS) The flame for the first Winter Youth Olympic Games to be hosted in Innsbruck, Austria in January 2012 was lit in a ceremony held at Panathinaiko ... 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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Olympics bosses want Arnie to run in torch relay


February 11th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 11 (ANI): Arnold Schwarzenegger will be allowed to run in the torch relay in the upcoming Winter Olympics in Canada after organisers refused to give in to critics, who ... 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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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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Bollywood celebrities, politicians welcome marathon flame in Mumbai


January 10th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Jan 10 (ANI): Bollywood celebrities, sportspersons and socialites gathered in Mumbai on Sunday to welcome the arrival of torch for the Marathon Flame from Athens.The torch lit the Marathon ... Read more...

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Rahul Bose to carry the Marathon torch and run for Mumbai Marathon 2010


January 9th, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Rahul Bose also known as "the thinker's actor' is all set to carry the Marathon Torch for the Mumbai Marathon Relay on January 17.The Honorable Mayor of Mumbai Smt. Shraddha Jadhav ... Read more...

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Beijing Olympics generated China a profit of 146 million dollars


June 20th, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, June 20 (ANI): The Chinese Government has declared that the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games generated a profit of more than one billion yuan (146 million dollars).According to the National Audit Office ... Read more...

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IOC was surprised by Tibet unrest: Rogge


December 31st, 2008 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Hamburg, Dec 31 (DPA) The unrest in Tibet ahead of the Beijing Olympics took the International Olympic Committee (IOC) by surprise, its president Jacques Rogge admitted Wednesday.The IOC supremo told Wednesday's edition ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama arrives in Dharamsala ahead of Tibetan special meet


November 15th, 2008 - 7:43 pm ICT by ANI
Dharamsala, Nov 15 (ANI): Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama arrived in Dharamsala, seat of Tibetan government-in-exile on Saturday ahead of special meet.A meeting of Tibetan exiles is set to take ... Read more...

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Beckham to star at Beijing closing ceremony


August 15th, 2008 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
By V. Krishnaswamy Beijing, Aug 15 (IANS) After Chinese wizardry at the opening Ceremony, London, which hosts the 2012 Olympics, will rely on its famous footballer David Beckham to enthrall the spectators at ... Read more...

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Rains came to Beijing, despite the ‘rockets’ (A Beijing Diary)


August 10th, 2008 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Tarun Basu Beijing, Aug 10 (IANS) The rains finally came, despite the firing by Chinese authorities of thousands of rockets with silver iodide crystals directed at the heavens in the largest rain-dispersal ... Read more...

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Fairies, Confucius herald superpower China on world stage (Roundup)


August 9th, 2008 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
By V.Krishnaswamy Beijing, Aug 8 (IANS) A grand opening ceremony with Apsaras descending from the skies amidst a rendition of Confucius' famous saying "Friends have come from afar, how happy we are" ushered ... Read more...

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Air-borne Li Ning lights Olympic cauldron


August 8th, 2008 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 8 (IANS) Olympian gymnast Li Ning lit the Olympic cauldron after being spectacularly lifted 75 feet above the ground in a final act of the opening ceremony at the Olympic ... Read more...

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China stages biggest Olympic show


August 7th, 2008 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Beijing, Aug 7 (DPA) Olympic supremo Jacques Rogge may have to declare the Beijing Olympics the best ever as the Chinese organizers are determined to put on the biggest sports show on ... Read more...

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Kolkata’’s Chinese gear up for Beijing Olympics


August 7th, 2008 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Aug 7 (ANI): Chinese residing in Kolkata''s China Town are all geared up to celebrate the opening day of the Beijing Olympics. The migrant Chinese said they were happy that China ... 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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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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Tibetans run relay with freedom torch in Delhi


July 10th, 2008 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Wearing yellow head bands with the "Free Tibet" slogan and holding the red-blue-yellow Tibetan flag high, 25 Tibetan refugees ran with the Tibetan Freedom Torch, which reached ... Read more...

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Tibetan freedom torch to arrive in India July 10


July 9th, 2008 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) After travelling to major cities across the world, the Tibetan Freedom Torch will arrive here Thursday and pass via several Indian cities to reach Ladakh by the ... 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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Human flesh search engine virtually lynches people with unbecoming behaviour


July 5th, 2008 - 8:03 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 5 (ANI): A search engine named Renrou, which literally means human flesh, is the new judge and jury of angry netizens as it virtually punishes people with unbecoming ... Read more...

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Countdown begins for Commonwealth Youth Games


July 3rd, 2008 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, July 3 (IANS) With just 100 days to go for the Commonwealth Youth Games 2008, the Maharashtra government Thursday handed over the games venue here to the CYG organising committee. Out ... Read more...

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Only Indian to carry the Olympic torch is excited, proud


July 1st, 2008 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) The only Indian chosen to carry the Olympic torch is "excited, happy, nervous" about the July 7 event and says she feels "very proud" ... Read more...

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