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June 8, 2018 11:57 am gmt |
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Former Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt, and his World Eleven team, were put through their paces on Thursday (June 7), training for their Soccer Aid UNICEF soccer match on June 10. The squad are taking on an England team, captained by singer Robbie Williams, at Manchester United’s Old Traffor...
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March 19, 2018 7:05 am gmt |
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The Winter Paralympics came to a conclusion Sunday (March 18) with a rousing closing ceremony after ten days of competition in Pyeongchang. South Korean president Moon Jae-in and first lady Kim Jung-sook were in attendance as fireworks and musical performances marked the finish of a record setting Pa...
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February 26, 2018 8:09 am gmt |
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After weeks of colourful celebrations and high adrenaline performances, athletes and their team members were packing up and departing from their olympic villages on Monday (February 26) as the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games drew to a close. The Gangneung Olympic Park, which just a day ago had been ...
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February 10, 2018 3:26 am gmt |
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While athletes from South and North Korea marched into the Olympic Stadium together behind a Korean flag showing the whole peninsula in blue, representatives from USA, South Korea and North Korea were boxed together in the VIP grandstand as the Winter Games of Pyeongchang were opened on Friday (Febru...
In World
January 27, 2018 10:48 am gmt |
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A North Korean delegation returned to the North late on Saturday (January 27) after inspecting venues for its Olympic delegation who will be deployed to the upcoming Pyeonchang Winter Olympics. The delegation, led by the deputy director at Ministry of Physical Culture and Sports, wrapped up a three-d...
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December 19, 2017 4:04 am gmt |
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Siberian ice swimmers staged on Sunday (December 17) a flash mob in support of the Russian national team, banned from the upcoming Olympics in South Korea. Sports fans glided on the frozen surface of the famous lake Baikal wearing nothing but bikinis and then braved its freezing waters. According to ...
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December 12, 2017 4:42 am gmt |
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Olympic gold medallist Lindsey Vonn is warning young athletes in next year’s Pyeongchang winter Olympic Games not to underestimate the older athletes. Vonn, who won gold in the downhill skiing at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, broke a bone in her arm last year but is training hard for Pyeo...
In Olympic
October 6, 2017 9:18 am gmt |
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Brazilian police arrested on Thursday (October 5) the head of the national Olympics committee, who is accused of conspiring to bribe members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to pick Rio de Janeiro as host of the 2016 games. Brazilian investigators say Carlos Arthur Nuzman helped arrange a...
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September 28, 2017 3:55 am gmt |
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The U.S. Olympic snowboarding team are getting ready for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games. Members spoke to reporters in Park City, Utah on Wednesday (September 27) during the Team USA Media Summit. Among the topics of discussion were the South Korean terrain, which boarder Nate Holland said was fam...
In Sports
September 17, 2017 8:12 am gmt |
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Olympic silver medallist shuttler P.V. Sindhu defeated world champion Nozomi Okuhara in a thrilling summit clash to clinch the women’s singles title at the Korea Open Super Series in Seoul on September 17. The 22-year-old Indian saw off eighth seed Okuhara 22-20 11-21 20-18 in an energy-sapping conte...
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September 15, 2017 11:20 am gmt |
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Domestic sponsorship for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has so far reached a record $2.8 billion, the International Olympic Committee said on Wednesday (September 13), an amount almost three times as much as in previous summer Games. John Coates, the IOC’s head of the Tokyo Games coordination commissi...
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September 14, 2017 3:46 am gmt |
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Decorated U.S. Olympians, including gold medalists John Naber and Nastia Liukin, turned out in Los Angeles on Wednesday (September 13) to celebrate Los Angeles being awarded the 2028 Games. Paris was also awarded the 2024 Summer Olympics as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) broke with decades...
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August 27, 2017 4:28 am gmt |
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Chinese e-commerce titan Alibaba and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have unveiled a grand vision to bring the Olympic Games into the digital era. IOC President Thomas Bach visited the headquarters of Alibaba in Hangzhou on Friday. Bach said his visit to Alibaba, the strategic worldwide par...
In Sports
August 25, 2017 11:02 am gmt |
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Australian cyclist Jack Bobridge, who won silver medals in the team pursuit at the last two Olympics, was arrested in Perth this week on charges of dealing in ecstasy, local media reported on Friday (August 25). Bobridge, who was forced into retirement last year because of the effects of rheumatoid a...
In India
August 2, 2017 8:24 am gmt |
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The Indian contingent of hearing impaired athletes, who returned to New Delhi from Summer Deaflympics in Turkey on Tuesday (August 01), refused to leave the airport in protest after no government official turned up to receive them. WhenIndian contingents returned from Olympics and Paralympics early t...
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June 18, 2016 12:58 pm gmt |
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The Gampaha Hospital says Olympic Silver medallist Susanthika Jayasinghe who was assaulted is receiving further in-house treatment. Susanthika Jayasinghe lodged a complaint at the Weliweriya Police alleging to have been assaulted by her husband. Police said Jayasinghe’s husband Dhammika Nandakumara w...
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May 15, 2016 5:32 am gmt |
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Brazil’s new Sports Minister, Leonardo Picciani, participated in the inauguration of the Rio Olympic Stadium on Saturday (May 14), less than three months before the Games begin. Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes said there is only one stadium left to be completed. “We wrapped up everythin...
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February 3, 2016 10:12 am gmt |
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The Zika virus spread will decline before the opening of the Olympic Games, says Rio 2016 Olympic organizer on Tuesday in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. The mosquito-transmitted Zika virus in some countries of the Americas, notably Brazil, has been linked to cases of microcephaly, which causes underdevelope...
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January 13, 2016 7:48 am gmt |
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The Olympic Basketball court at the Carioca Arena 1 in Rio de Janeiro was handed over to the local organising committee on Tuesday (January 12), seven months before the Rio 2016 Summer Games. With a capacity of 16,000 people, the arena will stage the Men’s Basketball event as well as Paralympic...