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HindustanTimes Sat,29 Nov 2014

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IOC opens door to joint bids and new sports events

Breaking from the tradition of awarding the Olympics only to a single host city, the IOC is opening the door to possible wider bids - including bids from an entire country, joint bids from more than one city and even the possibility of events held in more than one country.

Chess: Viswanathan Anand plays out draw with Magnus Carlsen in game 8

In the eighth game of the World Chess Championship, Viswanathan Anand, playing with white pieces, shared honours with Magnus Carlsen. With just four games left, Magnus leads 4.5-3.5, with two white games for each player remaining.

Terry Walsh fiasco not the right preparation for Indian hockey team

The confusion in the Indian hockey camp ahead of the men's Champions Trophy beginning December 4, in Bhubaneswar, does not augur well for the sport which is clawing back at the global level.

Terry Walsh quits after contract talks collapse

India's hockey coach Terry Walsh on Tuesday quit from his position after his contractual talks with Hockey India and the Sports Authority of India (SAI) broke down but a fresh proposal is still being worked out for the Australian's consideration.

World Chess Championship: Anand vs Carlsen marathon game 7 ends in draw

Game 7 is by far the best tactical game of this World Championship. The game went on for 6 1/2 hours and ended in a draw after 122 moves, just two moves short of the longest World Cup chess game.

China Open: Triumphant shuttlers Saina Nehwal, K Srikanth script history

Saina Nehwal clinched the women's singles title of the China Open Super Series Premier, but compatriot Kidambi Srikanth grabbed the headlines by pulling off the biggest upset of his career to beat two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan.

New world record set with 333 km/hour bicycle ride

French daredevil Francois Gissy set a new world record for the highest speed attained while riding a bicycle - reaching a gut churning speed of 333 km/hour in 4.8 seconds.

Chess blindness dimmed Anand's chances against Carlsen in game 6

Chess blindness is the failure of a player to discover normally apparent game-winning opportunities or overlook threats, at times making them lose games from position of strength or equality.

Chess championship: Anand loses in the game of 'blunders', Carlsen leads midway

Move 26, which will go down the history books, as one of the most shocking set of moves in a top level game saw Carlsen blunder and Vishy blunder back which changed the course of the game.

Saina Nehwal, Srikanth storm into summit clash of China Open

Olympic bronze-medallist Saina Nehwal and young shuttler K Srikanth stormed into the finals of the women's and men's singles events respectively at the $700,000 China Open Super Series Premier on Saturday.

Saina, Srikanth in semis, Kashyap exits in China Open

London Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and male shuttler Kidambi Srikanth reached the semi-finals of the $700,000 China Open Super Series Premier as Parupalli Kashyap lost in the quarter-finals at the Haixia Olympic Sport Center here Friday.

Anand lets Carlsen off the hook in game 5, settles for draw

In the fifth game of the World Chess Championship Viswanathan Anand playing with white pieces drew with Magnus Carlsen in a relatively short game 5 on Friday.   

Not interested in young fans, says F1 chief Ecclestone

Formula One would rather cater for rich over-70s than chase a younger generation that cannot afford luxury watches and is more interested in social media, according to commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone.

Honey Singh's kabaddi team Yo Yo Tigers suspended

The team owned by rapper Honey Singh in the World Kabaddi League (WKL) was suspended from the rest of the tournament as the singer reportedly did not pay the players their due.

World Chess Championship: Carlsen beware, Vishy has tasted blood

Even Magnus Carlsen's most ardent followers would agree that Viswanathan Anand has won the first psychological battle in the World Chess Championship clash hands down.
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