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Huge sum stolen from Russia’s 2010 Olympic fund


September 10th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian company contracted by the state to provide visa support to Russian athletes for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics stole and laundered $629,000, investigators ... Read more...

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My dad wants to strengthen American dream: Craig Romney


August 29th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Tampa (Florida), Aug 29 (IANS/EFE) Craig Romney, the youngest son of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, said here Tuesday that his father is not the out-of-touch figure painted by his ... Read more...

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Russian PM exhorts athletes to do best at Sochi Games


August 14th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 14 (IANS) Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has expressed the hope that Russian athletes would do their best at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.With the conclusion of the ... Read more...

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Olympics: Late gold rush saves Russia’s blushes ahead of Sochi


August 13th, 2012 - 7:39 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Seven days after the opening ceremony, the Russians were faced with a nightmare scenario. Three gold medals in the first week left one of the ... Read more...

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Fraud case launched over Sochi 2014 Olympic projects


August 9th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The investigation of the first fraud case over the finances of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics has been completed and will soon go to court, ... Read more...

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China-made fireworks to light up London Olympics


July 27th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Changsha, July 27 (IANS) Fireworks made in China will light up the sky during the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympics Friday night."All the fireworks to be set off at ... Read more...

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Russian team will be free of doping scandals in London: Minister


July 10th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Sports minister Vitaly Mutko has expressed confidence that the Russian team will be free of doping scandals at the London Olympics.Russia is sending 436 athletes ... Read more...

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Ferrari, Lavazza designer dies at 85


July 3rd, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Turin, July 3 (IANS/AKI) Italian car designer Sergio Pininfarina, whose company has designed Ferrari cars and the Lavazza coffee machine, died Tuesday after a long illness. He was 85.The designer ... Read more...

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Russia to form air defence force for Sochi Olympics


June 25th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 25 (IANS) Russia is to form an air defence force to ensure the security at the Sochi Olympics, a military official said Monday.The special force, to be set ... Read more...

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Russians to watch London Olympics on street screens


June 22nd, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg, June 22 (IANS) The 2012 London Olympics will be broadcast on street screens in several large Russian cities, Russia's national telecom operator Rostelecom said Friday.Rostelecom has also signed ... Read more...

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A race in Moscow would benefit F1: Fisichella


June 6th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Formula One race on the streets of Moscow would be excellent for the sport and its Russian fans, three-time race winner Giancarlo Fisichella said ... Read more...

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Russia unveils new electric train for Sochi Olympics


May 31st, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sochi (Russia), May 31 (IANS) A new electric train made its debut in Russia's Black Sea resort city of Sochi. The train is expected to deliver passengers to the sports ... Read more...

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Canada hopes to finish among top 12 in London


May 30th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, May 30 (IANS) Canada hopes to finish among the top 12 in the 2012 Olympics.So says three-time Olympic medallist and International Swimming Hall of Fame member Mark Tewksbury, Canada's ... Read more...

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Sochi Winter Olympics preparations are on, says Putin


May 12th, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 12 (IANS) Preparations for the 2014 Winter Olympics in the Black Sea resort of Sochi are right on course as scheduled, Russian President Vladimir Putin said."Much has been ... Read more...

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Terror plot targeting 2014 Sochi Olympics foiled


May 10th, 2012 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A terror plot targeting the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia has been foiled, Russia's National Anti-Terrorism Committee said Thursday.Three men suspected of being ringleaders ... Read more...

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Russians learn English for 2014 Winter Olympics


April 18th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A programme has been launched to teach everyone in Russia's Sochi resort city more than 600 words of English before it hosts the Winter Olympics ... Read more...

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Michelle Obama to lead US delegation to London Olympics


March 14th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 14 (IANS) First Lady Michelle Obama has announced that she would be leading the US delegation to the London Olympics.Obama will travel to London for the Games' opening ... Read more...

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Britain defends doubling of Olympic ceremony budget


January 25th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 25 (IANS) British culture secretary Jeremy Hunt defended the doubling of the amount of money to be spent on the opening ceremony of the London Olympics in July ... Read more...

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Human Rights Watch criticises Putin presidential bid


January 23rd, 2012 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said the decision of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to run for presidency once again ruins "the prospect of much-needed ... Read more...

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Russia allocates $19 mn more for sports infrastructure


November 16th, 2011 - 7:18 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has set aside an extra $19 million for upgrades to the country's sports infrastructure over the next three years.Russia is overhauling its dilapidated Soviet-era ... Read more...

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Vancouver bids to host IIFA in 2013


November 14th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Vancouver in Canada is in the running to host in 2013 the Bollywood extravaganza -- the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend and Awards.Christy Clark, ... Read more...

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Coca-Cola opens $120 mn plant for 2014 Winter Olympics


September 26th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Coca-Cola Company has launched a $120 million plant to supply non-alcoholic beverages for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia's Black Sea resort city of ... Read more...

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US Olympics medalist commits suicide


July 27th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US skier Jeret Peterson, who won silver at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, has committed suicide by shooting himself in the head, US media reported ... Read more...

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Russia toughens anti-doping regulations


June 8th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian athletes will now have to agree to give doping tests and abide by anti-doping rules when signing their work contracts, according to amendments approved ... Read more...

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Six new events for 2014 Winter Olympics


April 7th, 2011 - 3:28 am ICT by IANS
London, April 7 (IANS) Six new events have been added to the Winter Olympics to be held in Russia's Sochi city in 2014, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said here.The ... Read more...

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Russians party naked to celebrate Putin!


March 8th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 8 (ANI): Russians chose a bizarre way of showing support for their beloved Prime Minister Vladimir Putin by going naked for a lavish party for the country's paramount leader, a ... Read more...

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Olympic flame ‘to be fired into space’


February 24th, 2011 - 11:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Moscow, Feb 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Olympic flame may travel to space if a proposal is accepted.   Russia was awarded the 2014 Winter Olympics to the surprise of many people. As it is ... Read more...

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Johnny Weir’s Autobiography Reveals He Is Gay


January 7th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Jan 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Till date, Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir has always avoided questions regarding his sexual orientation, but reports finally confirm that he is gay. In his new ... Read more...

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American Actress Of Indian Bloodline, Naureen DeWulf, Gets Engaged To NHL’s Superstar, Ryan Miller


December 22nd, 2010 - 10:55 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
December 22, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): It has been revealed that the reasonably well-known American actress, Noureen DeWulf, has become formally engaged to the goaltender of Buffalo Sabres, Ryan Miller, who, ... Read more...

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Over 600 specially-abled students participate in Shimla Winter Olympics


December 16th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
By Hemant ChauhanShimla, Dec.16 (ANI): Over 600 specially-abled students from twenty different states have participated in the Winter Olympics in Shimla.Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal inaugurated the six-day-long event ... Read more...

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Switzerland to snub Federer despite possible World Tour finals glory


November 26th, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 26(ANI): Sixteen-time Grand Slam title winner Roger Federer is resigned to the fact that even if he finishes the season by winning the World Tour finals in London, he ... Read more...

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Canada becomes No. 1 country brand globally


November 6th, 2010 - 11:15 am ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Nov 6 (IANS) Canada has toppled the US to become the most respected country brand in the world, according to a report on global branding on the basis of ... Read more...

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2014 Winter Olympics may include new events


October 26th, 2010 - 7:05 am ICT by IANS
Acapulco (Mexico), Oct 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The next Winter Olympics to be held in Russia's resort city of Sochi in 2014 may include new events, including team figure skating, mixed biathlon and ... Read more...

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Laser show mesmerises all at 2010 CWG closing ceremony


October 14th, 2010 - 10:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.14 (ANI): A magnificent laser show lit up the sky today evening during the 2010 Commonwealth Games closing ceremony, mesmerising spectators, sitting inside the packed to capacity Jawaharlal Nehru stadium ... Read more...

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At least 1 in 10 athletes injured, 1 in 14 fell ill during Vancouver Winter Olympics


September 8th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 8 (ANI): A research published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine has claimed that at least one in ten athletes sustained an injury and a further one in 14 ... Read more...

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