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SC reserves verdict on plea for Srinivasan's ouster from BCCI

New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday reserved its verdict on the plea for barring N. Srinivasan from seeking re-election the Indian cricket board president and for terminating IPL franchisee Chennai Super Kings (CSK), owned by his company India Cements Limited, on the grounds of conflict of interest. The petitioner Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) sought the ouster of ...

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USA to bid for 2024 Olympic, Paralympic Games

New York, Dec 17 (IANS) The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has decided to bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, choosing the host city from either Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington. The International Olympic Committee's deadline for applicants is Sep 15, 2015, with a decision due in 2017. An entire generation of Americans has not had the opportunit...

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Rio Olympic to feature 13 morning session athletics finals

Paris, Dec 16 (IANS) A total of 13 finals will take place in morning sessions at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said. Among the morning session finals are all five road events - the men's and women's marathons, the men's 50-km race walk and the men's and women's 20-km race walk events, although both 20-km race walks are ...

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Pyeongchang won't part with 2018 Winter Olympics events

Seoul, Dec 12 (IANS) Hosts Pyeongchang have rejected a proposal to move some of the events of the 2018 Winter Olympics to another country to save costs. Pyeongchang Winter Games organising committee president Cho Yang-ho said in a statement Friday that they would like to keep all the competition at home, reports Xinhua. We will study the options once we receive more detailed info...

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Bach rules out re-opening bidding for 2022 Winter Games

Monte Carlo, Dec 10 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) introduced a new bidding system as part of 40-point reform package, but IOC president Thomas Bach ruled out re-opening the 2022 Winter Games race after four of six bidding cities dropped out. With an invitation phase being added to the reversed bidding system, IOC member Dick Pound suggested re-launch of the 2022 proces...

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Kosovo recognised as IOC's 205th member committee

Monte Carlo, Dec 10 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has recognised Kosovo as the 205th member committee. This was a very important decision, particularly for the athletes of Kosovo. Now they can start to prepare for Rio, said IOC president Thomas Bach after the 96 members unanimously voted in favour of the decision Tuesday, reports Xinhua. This is one big day, on...

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IOC session approves big changes in bidding process

Monte Carlo, Dec 8 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has approved major changes to the bidding process for Olympic Games at the 127th Session here Monday. At the start of a two-day session, three recommendations of president Thomas Bach's Olympic Agenda 2020 reform package have been unanimously approved, reports Xinhua. With the new bidding system, potential candid...

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Does SAARC summit have sport on its agenda?

Wonder whether sport is all that important to be on the agenda of the two-day South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit in Kathmandu Wednesday-Thursday when the heads of states sit down to deliberate on a wide range of issues. The secretaries of the eight SAARC countries, who chalked out the agenda for the summit, do not seem to have taken up the issue of the South A...

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BWF, IOC sign deal to fight corruption in sports

Kuala Lumpur, Nov 25 (IANS) The Badminton World Federation (BWF) Tuesday reaffirmed its commitment to fighting illegal betting, match fixing and corruption in sport by signing up with International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Integrity Betting Intelligence System (IBIS). As an intelligence-sharing digital platform, IBIS will enable BWF and its 180 member associations to access an extensive...

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IOC chief condemns Afghan bombing

Lausanne, Nov 24 (IANS) International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach condemned the suicide bombing at a volleyball tournament in Afghanistan. The lone bomber detonated explosives Sunday during a local volleyball tournament held in Paktika province, killing at least 45 people, Xinhua reported. This was cowardly attack and I speak for the whole Olympic Movement in condemni...

1 month ago
Germany to bid for 2024 Olympics

Berlin, Oct 29 (IANS) Germany will submit a bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics and Paralympics, the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) announced. The DOSB presidium agreed unanimously Tuesday to submit a bid for the 2024 Olympics with the candidates either being Berlin or Hamburg. The DOSB also plans to bid for the 2028 Olympics, if the 2024 bid is unsuccessful, reports Xinhua. ...

1 month ago
India showcases IPL as driver of economic development

United Nations, Oct 21 (IANS) The success of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in cricket embodies the emergence of sports as a global industry that promotes economic development and job creation in developing countries, India told the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Monday. The IPL is today, India's most profitable and popular sporting league and has generated employment and revenues for upcom...

1 month ago
India showcases IPL as driver of economic development

United Nations, Oct 21 (IANS) The Indian Premier League's (IPL) success embodies the emergence of sports as a global industry that promotes economic development and job creation in developing countries, India told the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Monday. The IPL is today, India's most profitable and popular sporting league and has generated employment and revenues for upcoming athletes, pl...

2 months ago
IOC mediating Armenia's participation in European Games

Yerevan (Armenia), Oct 9 (IANS) International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach has reportedly met Armenian president Serzh Sarkisian to discuss the possibility of Armenia's participation in the first-ever European Games that will be hosted by Azerbaijan next year. Bach arrived here Wednesday with a delegation that included Patrick Hickey, president of European Olympic Commit...

2 months ago
The invisible Korean hand in injustice to Sarita

Indian woman boxer Sarita Devi and her cousin Devendro Singh justifiably feel cheated, robbed and deprived of possible gold medals at the Incheon Asian Games. Ever since the decision went against her, Sarita Devi was only seen crying inconsolably and she obviously took it to heart. That was evident from the way she refused to accept the bronze awarded to her for her semi-final lo...

2 months ago
Oslo withdraw from 2022 Winter Olympic Games bid\

Beijing, Oct 2 (IANS) Oslo withdrew its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games after the Norwegian government rejected financial backing for the project. Norway's decision Wednesday leaves Beijing and Almaty of Kazakhstan as the only two candidates for the 2022 Winter Olympics, reports Xinhua. Oslo is the fourth city to pull out of the bidding process after the overall price tag o...

2 months ago
IOC 'satisfied' with Rio 2016 preparations

Rio de Janeiro, Oct 2 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said it was 'satisfied' with the state of preparations for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. IOC representatives completed a three-day visit of Rio Wednesday, including an inspection of event venues and meetings with local officials, reports Xinhua. We leave Rio satisfied with the progress that has been made since o...

2 months ago
Brazil president visits Rio Olympic Park

Rio de Janeiro, Oct 1 (IANS) Brazil President Dilma Rousseff made her first visit to the 2016 Rio Olympic Park just five days before the country's presidential election. Rousseff was given a guided tour of the Olympic Park facilities Tuesday by Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes and state Governor Luiz Fernando Pezao, reports Xinhua. Also present were members of the International ...

2 months ago
Incheon Asian Games declared open

Incheon, Sep 19 (IANS) The 2014 Asian Games officially opened at the western South Korean port city of Incheon Friday evening, attracting more than 14,000 athletes and officials from 45 countries and regions across the continent. South Korean President Park Geun-hye declared the Games open in front of International Olympic Committee (IOC) chief Thomas Bach at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadi...

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Asian Games: Indian boxers will participate under tricolour

Incheon, Sep 16 (IANS) Indian boxers will be allowed to participate under the national flag in the 2014 Asian Games starting here Friday after the world body AIBA gave provisional recognition to Boxing India, a newly-elected federation. AIBA president C.K. Wu, in statement Tuesday, said Boxing India, has been unanimously approved for provisional membership and also asked the federation t...

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