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IOC expects US to bid for the 2024 Olympic Games despite Boston withdrawal
IOC expects US to bid for the 2024 Olympic Games despite Boston withdrawal

Boston dropped out from the 2024 Olympic bid after severe protests forced the city Mayor to backtrack on his initial commitment.   Kuala Lumpur, July 29 (IANS) International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said here on Wednesday that he is not worried that the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) withdrew Boston from the 2024 Olympic bid in order to pursue another potential American city. "We're not conce

Jul 30 2015
Asim Zar bags Pakistan's first gold medal in Special Olympics history
Asim Zar bags Pakistan's first gold medal in Special Olympics history

The Pakistan team marches during the Opening Ceremony of the 2015 Special Olympics Los Angeles, July 29 (IANS) It was a day to celebrate for Pakistan, as three of their athletes taking part in the Special Olympics here grabbed medals on Wednesday. The nation's first gold medal came in the 100-metre freestyle swimming event as Asim Zar tasted victory. He became the first Pakistani to clinch a gold medal in Special Olympics history,

Jul 30 2015
IOC approves event programme for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games
IOC approves event programme for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games

The official emblem of the 2018 Youth Olympic Games  Kuala Lumpur, July 29 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board has approved the event programme for the third Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) set to take place in Buenos Aires in 2018. The programme sees even more of the popular innovations that have become synonymous with the event along with an increased gender balance. Joining the programme for the first

Jul 29 2015
Olympic Gold Quest focussed on Rio Olympics
Olympic Gold Quest focussed on Rio Olympics

A file photo of Olympic Gold Quest committee Bengaluru, July 28 (IANS) Not-for-profit organization Olympic Gold Quest hoped that at least 25 of the 70 sportspersons they are currently supporting will qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Speaking at a media conference on Tuesday, Geet Sethi, the nine times World billiards champion and an OGQ director, said that OGQ's focus now was totally on the Rio Games and expressed

Jul 28 2015
5 interesting kabaddi facts that you may not be aware of
5 interesting kabaddi facts that you may not be aware of

Kabaddi, India’s indigenous sport, has been the flavour of the town with the inception of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi. With the second season of the League creating waves post a magnificent kick-off, it is appropriate to re-visit certain facts on the game. The term “Kabaddi” by itself seems to have a strong etymological connect. It originates from the Tamil word, Kai-Pidi, which translates to “hold-hands”. Certain other

The Olympic Games: Everyone wants to compete, no one wants to host
The Olympic Games: Everyone wants to compete, no one wants to host

People protesting against 2024 Boston Olympics Just when it seemed promising that Americans could enjoy an Olympics not being aired at 2:00 in the morning, such chances were dashed today when Boston mayor Marty Walsh announced that he would not “commit to putting the taxpayers at risk” to cover the expensive costs of bidding for and hosting the 2024 Olympic Games. Walsh’s press conference occurred a few hours before sourc

Jul 28 2015
Special Olympics World Games commence in Las Vegas, USA
Special Olympics World Games commence in Las Vegas, USA

U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama officially opens the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles, July 26 (IANS) With the announcement from United States' First Lady Michelle Obama, the 2015 Special Olympics World Games were officially opened at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum here. "You're uniting us in a way that nothing else can. My husband and I are so incredibly proud of you," the First Lady said to athletes and announc

Jul 26 2015
2020 Tokyo Olympics emblem unveiled
2020 Tokyo Olympics emblem unveiled

The logos for the Summer and the Paralympic Games were unveiled on Friday  Tokyo, July 25 (IANS): Five years to the day before the opening ceremony, organisers unveiled the emblems of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games here. Designed by Japanese artist Kenjiro Sato, the emblem is based on 'T', standing for Tokyo, tomorrow, and team. It symbolises the power of unity as the world comes together for the Games in 2020 to e

Jul 25 2015
Second Rio Olympics ticket sales phase to end Sunday
Second Rio Olympics ticket sales phase to end Sunday

Rio de Janeiro, July 18 (IANS) The deadline for Brazilian residents to enter the second phase of ticket sales for next year's Olympic Games is midnight on Sunday, the organisers said. Residents of other countries can purchase tickets through authorised resellers listed in their regions, according to a Rio2016.com release. About three million tickets are available in the second phase for events such as the individual rhythmic gymnastics fi

Jul 18 2015
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