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HindustanTimes Wed,30 Jul 2014

Sport

4000 cars stand in way of ‘Green Games’

The 2012 London Olympics is being promoted as the “greenest” Olympic Games in history but a row has erupted after it emerged  that thousands of VIPs will travel to events here during the sporting extravaganza in a rather more luxurious style.

IOA fights over chef de mission

The London Olympics is less than seven months away, but the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) is yet to name the chef de mission.

'This gesture will make a difference'

When a 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit Sikkim on September 18 last year, Bhaichung Bhutia was caught right in the middle of it. HT reports.

Women to winning, they answer all

Franck Ribery is known to be Bayern Munich's funny bone but Bastian Schweinsteiger showed he could give his French midfield mate competition in that department. HT reports.

Doping in schools: Stop passing the buck, nip it in the bud

Doping in school sports? Had it not been for the spate of positive cases during the National School Games, no one would have noticed it.  The malady, which plagued senior athletes, has today become an issue in schools and the time has come to take stern measures. This is worse than cheating in exams. Indraneel Das reports.

Kalmadi should have resigned: Maken

Sports minister, Ajay Maken, was in no mood for diplomacy when he said that Suresh Kalmadi, who was released on bail on Thursday, should have quit from the post of Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president after being accused of corruption charges.

Maken not in favour of Kalmadi as IOA chief

Sports minister Ajay Maken pushed the anti-Suresh Kalmadi campaign further on Tuesday, saying he was not in favour of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) chief returning at the helm while still facing charges of corruption.

No baby's day out for free

London 2012 organisers are facing a backlash from prospective parents who have learned they will need tickets for newborn babies - even if they were not conceived when the highly prized seats were bought.

London Olympics ethics commissioner quits

Sustainability Commissioner to the London 2012 Olympics, Meredith Alexander, quit today in protest of the sponsorship deal with Dow Chemical Company for its connection to the Bhopal gas disaster.

British babus queueing up to watch beach volleyball

Played in minimal uniforms, beach volleyball is always going to attract prurient admirers: last summer's test matches were reported to have proved particularly popular with corporate groups.

'Dow to remain sponsor of London Olympics'

The London Olympics Organisisng Committee said today that Dow Chemicals will remain the sponsors of the 2012 London Olympics, according to media reports.

Sports ministry sanctions Rs. 7.95 crore for Oly preparation

The sports ministry has sanctioned financial assistance of Rs. 7.95 crore from National Sports Development Fund (NSDF) for imparting customised training to elite athletes, who are medal prospects in the London Olympics and other major international sports events.

Olympic flame's first stop is a military base

The flame for this year's London Olympics, scheduled to arrive in Britain on May 18, will land at a military base in Cornwall before starting the torch relay that will end with the Games' opening ceremony on July 27, documents revealed on Wednesday.

Russians to get $130,000 for London Olympics gold

The Russian government has announced awards of $130,000 to Russian athletes who win a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics. The government has announced that silver medalists would receive $82,000, while bronze winners would get $56,000.

Just a football event or a national festival?

Being new to American Football last year, I was puzzled by the mass hysteria in the days leading up to the Super Bowl, the final match of the championship season. Everyone wanted to be somewhere special the Super Bowl. Yashwant Raj writes. Dabs & Jabs | Ecostani | Tailor Talk
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