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Bangalore | 13 hours ago
Carl Lewis named Event Ambassador for Bangalore 10K run

Bangalore, April 23 - Legendary athlete Carl Lewis has been confirmed as the Event Ambassador for the World 10K Bangalore to be run here May 18.It gives me great joy to come to India, a country I love and respect to spread the magic of running and sport amongst the beautiful populace. In the last decade or so, India has witnessed a running revolution and the sport has grown manifold in terms of st ...
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Rio De Janeiro | 4 days ago
Bidding begins for Rio 2016 Olympic Games projects

Rio de Janeiro, April 19 - Brazil's southeast city of Rio de Janeiro has opened bidding for two infrastructure projects in the lead-up to the 2016 Olympic Games, authorities said.Mayor Eduardo Paes said Friday that the projects are part of the Diodoro Sports Complex that will host some 11 Olympic competitions, reported Xinhua.The works, which are estimated to cost around $359 million, are expected ...
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Warsaw | 6 days ago
Krakow's Olympic bid committee appoints new head

Warsaw, April 17 - Krakow's 2022 Winter Olympics bid committee Thursday appointed Warsaw's deputy mayor as the new head after Jagna Marczulajtis-Walczak resigned amid a scandal last week.Magdalena Sroka's appointment came during an extraordinary meeting as her predecessor stepped down Saturday after her husband was alleged to have offered money to the media in return for favourable stories about t ...
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Bucharest | 7 days ago
Romanian Olympic committee chairman resigns

Bucharest, April 16 - Octavian Morariu resigned Tuesday from his post as chairman of the Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee -.I've led the institution for 10 years and I think I was a dedicated chairman in all these years, said the official, announcing that he decided to retire to avoid activity overload, given the other programmes he has in the International Olympic Committee - and in the Euro ...
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London | 10 days ago
Krakow 2022 Olympic bid chief resigns

London, April 13 - Polish city Krakow's bidding chief for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics has resigned because of a smear campaign over allegations that her husband offered to pay journalists to write positive stories about the bid.Given the smear campaign conducted against me and the generally unfavourable media climate surrounding the project itself, I have deemed that my resignation co ...
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Rio De Janeiro | 1 month ago
Rio 2016 security a priority: IOC

Rio de Janeiro, March 22 - The International Olympic Committee - insists security at the Rio 2016 Games will not be compromised following a spate of attacks against police in the city's slums.A police officer was shot in the leg during the latest outbreak of violence involving drug dealers in the Manguinhos favela, or shanty town, Thursday, reports Xinhua.Four policemen have been shot dead since F ...
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1 month ago
Rio 2016 security a priority: IOC

Rio de Janeiro, March 22 - The International Olympic Committee - insists security at the Rio 2016 Games will not be compromised following a spate of attacks against police in the city's slums. A police officer was shot in the leg during the latest outbreak of violence involving drug dealers in the Manguinhos favela, or shanty town, Thursday, reports Xinhua. Four policemen have been shot dead sin ...
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New Delhi | 1 month ago
Ramachandran to meet IOC president March 26

New Delhi, March 18 - Newly-elected Indian Olympic Association - president Narayana Ramachandran Tuesday said he would be meeting International Olympic Committee - president Thomas Bach later this month to find a way forward for India.India returned to the Olympic fold Feb 11 with the IOC lifting a 14-month-old ban it had placed on IOA. Ramachandran and Bach will be meeting at the IOC headquarters ...
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1 month ago
Ramachandran to meet IOC president March 26

New Delhi, March 18 - Newly-elected Indian Olympic Association - president Narayana Ramachandran Tuesday said he would be meeting International Olympic Committee - president Thomas Bach later this month to find a way forward for India. India returned to the Olympic fold Feb 11 with the IOC lifting a 14-month-old ban it had placed on IOA. Ramachandran and Bach will be meeting at the IOC headquart ...
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3 months ago
Dutch king, PM to attend Sochi Games

The Hague, Jan 11 - Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Prime Minister Mark Rutte will attend the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.Queen Maxima and Health, Welfare and Sports Minister Edith Schippers will also join the Dutch delegation, reports Xinhua.The Netherlands will be represented. We reject a boycott -. It is better to engage in dialogue, Rutte said at his weekly press conference here.The ...
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Moscow | 3 months ago
Russia lifts ban on protests during Sochi Olympics

Moscow, Jan 5 - Russian President Vladimir Putin lifted a ban on demonstrations at the Sochi Olympics Games, allocating a special area for mass public events, the Kremlin said Saturday, Xinhua reported.Earlier, a presidential decree ordered that any public events, including demonstrations and protests, should be cleared by city authorities, the interior ministry's local branch and the Federal Secu ...
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3 months ago
IOC president Bach says terrorism must never triumph

Geneva, Jan 2 - International Olympic Committee - President Thomas Bach has insisted Sochi 2014 is for athletic achievements and that terrorism must never triumph in his New Year's message following two deadly bomb blasts in the Russian city of Volgograd this week.The German, who succeeded Jacques Rogge to become the ninth IOC chief last September, condemned the terrorist attacks which left more t ...
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Manali | 3 months ago
Sochi Games: Four Indian skiers to go as independent athletes

Manali, Dec 31 - Four Indian skiers, who have qualified for the Winter Games, will represent the country as independent athletes at the Black Sea resort of Sochi in Russia, Feb 7-23.Winter Games Federation of India - secretary general Roshan Thakur Tuesday said the skiers -- Himanshu Thakur, Hira Lal and Shiva Keshavan, all from this Himachal Pradesh town, and Nadeem Iqbal from Gulmarg in Jammu an ...
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Moscow | 3 months ago
Russia can deliver safe Winter Games: IOC chief

Moscow, Dec 31 - Cowardly terror attacks in Volgograd will not undermine the confidence that Russia could guarantee security of the upcoming Sochi Winter Olympics, International Olympic Committee - President Thomas Bach has said.The entire Olympic movement joins me in utterly condemning this cowardly act, Bach said in a letter sent to Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday, referring to the twin ...
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New Delhi | 3 months ago
Sindhu stands out as Indian sports takes a beating

New Delhi, Dec 26 - For Indian sport, 2013 was a year of controversies and low-key performances, the country's image globally taking a beating with the suspension of the Indian Olympic Association - by the apex body of world sport. Amid the gloom, Pusarla Venkata Sindhu provided some cheer.It could have been worse as the IOA came perilously close to getting expelled from the International Olympic ...
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Beijing | 3 months ago
Shift in power heralds changes to Olympic movement

Beijing, Dec 25 - The Olympic Movement was at a crossroads in 2013 when the International Olympic Committee - underwent a shift in power in more than a decade by electing Thomas Bach as its president, replacing Jacques Rogge.The 59-year-old German claimed an overwhelming victory over five rivals in a secret ballot by his fellow IOC members in Buenos Aires in September, which was widely interpreted ...
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New Delhi | 4 months ago
IOC wants IOA to interpret clause to avoid double interpretation

New Delhi, Dec 13 - The International Olympic Committee - has asked the suspended Indian Olympic Association - to clarify the amendments it had carried out to bar charge sheeted officials from running for office to avoid any unnecessary speculation or doubtful interpretation.IOC's Director General Christophe De Kepper in a letter has asked the IOA to properly interpret the amendments and also issu ...
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New Delhi | 4 months ago
Sports minister happy with IOC decision

New Delhi, Dec 11 - Sports Minister Jitendra Singh Wednesday welcomed the decision of the International Olympic Committee - at its Executive Board meeting to lift the suspension of the Indian Olympic Association -.IOC president Thomas Bach has said the Executive Board welcomed the IOA decision to amend a clause in its constitution to meet the basic standards of ethics, good governance and integrit ...
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Lausanne | 4 months ago
IOC chief welcomes IOA decision on the charge-sheeted

Lausanne, Dec 11 - International Olympic Committee - president Thomas Bach has said the Executive Board welcomed the Indian Olympic Association - decision to amend a clause in its constitution to meet the basic standards of ethics, good governance and integrity.Bach told the media after first day's meeting of the executive board here Tuesday that it heard an update on the IOA situation and welcom ...
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New Delhi | 4 months ago
IOA bows to IOC, amends constitution to bar tainted

New Delhi, Dec 8 - Bowing to the International Olympic Committee's - pressure, the suspended Indian Olympic Association - Sunday amended its constitution to bar tainted individuals from contesting its elections. A Special General Body Meeting - here of the country's apex sports body also announced that fresh IOA elections will be held Feb 9.The IOA capitulation came in the wake of IOC president Th ...
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