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Khali wants govt support for setting up academy in Haryana

Khali wants govt support for setting up academy in Haryana

26 Mar 2017 | 9:42 PM

Kaithal, Mar 26 (UNI) Dalip Singh Rana aka great Khali today said if Haryana government extended necessary support he would like to set up WWE Academy in the state.

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ISSF WC: Ankur clinches gold in men's double trap

ISSF WC: Ankur clinches gold in men's double trap

23 Mar 2017 | 4:50 PM

New Delhi, Mar 23 (UNI) Nine-member shooting contingent of the Indian team are hopeful to give their best shot after marksman Ankur Mittal bagged gold in the men's double trap event at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup in Acapulco, Mexico.

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IOC still hopeful NHL players will compete in Pyeongchang

IOC still hopeful NHL players will compete in Pyeongchang

23 Mar 2017 | 2:56 PM

By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN, Mar 23 (REUTERS) The International Olympic Committee was hopeful negotiations with the National Hockey League would eventually be successful, allowing the world's best players to compete at next year's Pyeongchang winter Games, the governing body said today.

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AOC chief Coates faces rare challenge to role

AOC chief Coates faces rare challenge to role

20 Mar 2017 | 12:26 PM

SYDNEY, Mar 20 (Reuters) John Coates is facing a challenge to his role as Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) chief for the first time since winning the presidency in 1990, with hockey gold medallist Danni Roche calling for an overhaul of the organisation's leadership.

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Fukushima confirmed as additional 2020 baseball venue

Fukushima confirmed as additional 2020 baseball venue

17 Mar 2017 | 2:32 PM

By Peter Rutherford

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Mar 17 (Reuters) Fukushima prefecture's Azuma Baseball Stadium will host at least one baseball and softball match during the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tokyo organising president Yoshiro Mori said today.

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Double Olympic champion Rowsell Shand retires

Double Olympic champion Rowsell Shand retires

14 Mar 2017 | 5:17 PM

Undated, Mar 14 (Reuters) Briton Joanna Rowsell Shand announced her retirement from international cycling today, calling time on a stellar 10-year career that garnered two Olympic golds and five World Championship triumphs.

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LA2024 head says Trump will alter policy if bid wins

10 Mar 2017 | 12:31 PM

By Ben Gruber

SANTA MONICA, Calif.

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Manassero seize first round clubhouse lead at Hero Indian Open 2017

Manassero seize first round clubhouse lead at Hero Indian Open 2017

09 Mar 2017 | 9:18 PM

New Delhi, Mar 9 (UNI) Italy’s Matteo Manassero overcame a disastrous start by shooting a four-under-par 68 to seize the first round clubhouse lead at the weather-disrupted Hero Indian Open 2017 at the DLF Golf and Country Club in Gurugram.

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IOC's Fredericks steps down as 2024 Games evaluation chief

IOC's Fredericks steps down as 2024 Games evaluation chief

07 Mar 2017 | 5:32 PM

BERLIN, Mar 7 (REUTERS) International Olympic Committee member Frank Fredericks today stepped down as head of the evaluation commission for the 2024 Olympics following an IOC ethics probe into claims he received money from a disgraced marketing consultant.

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Harrison and Baker speed to yearly bests in US champs

06 Mar 2017 | 9:06 AM

Undated, Mar 6 (REUTERS) Top hurdler Keni Harrison and up-and-coming sprinter Ronnie Baker ran the fastest times in the world this year at the US indoor championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Sunday.

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Athletics-Lyles and Berry set world indoor bests at US champs

05 Mar 2017 | 11:17 AM

Undated, Mar 5 (REUTERS) Teenager Noah Lyles ran the fastest indoor 300 metres of all-time as he and weight thrower Gwen Berry set world bests at the US championships.

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Underdog Bellew stuns Haye in heavyweight clash

Underdog Bellew stuns Haye in heavyweight clash

05 Mar 2017 | 10:36 AM

Undated, March 5 (Reuters) Underdog Tony Bellew stopped former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye in the 11th round of their thrilling clash at London's O2 Arena.

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ONGC, BPCL, Kerala Police, KSEB enters final

05 Mar 2017 | 10:20 AM

Kannur, Mar 5 (UNI) ONGC, DehraDun will meet BPCL, Kochi in men section, and Kerala Police will take on KSEB,Thiruvanthapuram in women section in the finals of the T Govindhan memorial All india Invitation Volley tourney at Payyanur Municipal lit stadium, tonight.

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IOC sees 2020 golf course row being resolved by June

IOC sees 2020 golf course row being resolved by June

02 Mar 2017 | 4:44 PM

By Chris Gallagher TOKYO, Mar 2 (REUTERS) The club scheduled to host golf at the 2020 Tokyo Games appears to be moving towards a policy of accepting women as full members and the issue will likely be resolved by June, International Olympic Committee Vice President John Coates said.

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WADA encouraged by Putin recognition of anti-doping failures

WADA encouraged by Putin recognition of anti-doping failures

02 Mar 2017 | 10:20 AM

Undated, Mar 2 (REUTERS) The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has welcomed the recognition by Russian President Vladimir Putin that his country's doping system was not working and needed an overhaul.

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Budapest withdraws bid to host 2024 Olympic Games

Budapest withdraws bid to host 2024 Olympic Games

01 Mar 2017 | 6:42 PM

By Marton Dunai (Correct file name) BUDAPEST, Mar 1 (REUTERS) Budapest ended its bid to host the 2024 Olympics today, citing a lack of unity after a political movement opposing the move collected more than a quarter of a million signatures to force a referendum on the issue.

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Budapest withdraws bid to host 2024 Olympic Games

Budapest withdraws bid to host 2024 Olympic Games

01 Mar 2017 | 4:47 PM

BUDAPEST, Mar 1 (REUTERS) Budapest's City Council withdrew its bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games today, citing a lack of unity after a new political movement collected more than a quarter of a million signatures to force a referendum on the issue.

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Putin says Russia never had state-sponsored doping programme

Putin says Russia never had state-sponsored doping programme

01 Mar 2017 | 12:31 PM

KRASNOYARSK, Russia, Mar 1 (Reuters) Russia has never had a state-sponsored doping programme, President Vladimir Putin said today, after the association of National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADOs) called for a temporary blanket ban on Russia from international sport.

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Phelps urges US lawmakers to push for anti-doping reform

Phelps urges US lawmakers to push for anti-doping reform

01 Mar 2017 | 9:38 AM

WASHINGTON, Mar 1 (Reuters) Michael Phelps urged US lawmakers on Tuesday to push for a reform of the global anti-doping effort in sport after a career in which the Olympic great said he was never confident he was competing against clean athletes.

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IOC pledges changes to bid process after Budapest exit

IOC pledges changes to bid process after Budapest exit

24 Feb 2017 | 11:21 PM

BERLIN, Feb 24 (Reuters) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) pledged today to make changes to the bidding process following the withdrawal of Budapest from the race to host the 2024 Games, leaving just two candidates.

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Federation wants mixed shooting events for Tokyo 2020 Games

23 Feb 2017 | 8:48 PM

Undated, Feb 23 (REUTERS) The International Shooting Sport Federation plans to introduce mixed events in air pistol, air rifle and trap for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to help achieve the IOC's goal of 50 percent female participation in the Olympics Games.

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Asia would welcome third straight Winter Olympics: OCA chief

Asia would welcome third straight Winter Olympics: OCA chief

22 Feb 2017 | 12:51 PM

Undated, Feb 22 (REUTERS) Asia is ready, willing and able to host a third straight Winter Olympics if the Japanese city of Sapporo wins the bid for the 2026 Games, Olympic Council of Asia President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah has said.

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'This ship has sailed', Budapest 2024 bid chief tells radio

20 Feb 2017 | 2:22 PM

BUDAPEST, Feb 20 (Reuters) The Hungarian capital has likely lost its chance to organise Summer Olympic Games in 2024, the bid's chief told local radio late on Sunday after a nascent political movement collected a quarter million signatures to force a referendum on the bid.

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North Korea will be at Pyeongchang Games says IOC member

North Korea will be at Pyeongchang Games says IOC member

18 Feb 2017 | 12:58 PM

TOKYO, Feb 18 (REUTERS) North Korea will send a team to next year's Winter Olympics in neighbouring South Korea, the country's International Olympic Committee (IOC) member has said.

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Hungary movement collects 266,000 signatures for Olympic bid referendum

17 Feb 2017 | 6:51 PM

BUDAPEST, Feb 17 (Reuters)Hungarian political movement Momentum has collected over 266,000 signatures to force a referendum on Budapest's 2024 Olympic bid, its chairman said today, well above the minimum number of signatures required to put the matter to a vote.

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Budapest's 2024 bid could face referendum: newspaper

Budapest's 2024 bid could face referendum: newspaper

17 Feb 2017 | 2:48 PM

BUDAPEST, Feb 17 (Reuters) Hungarian political movement Momentum has collected over 200,000 signatures in its campaign against Budapest's bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, which could be sufficient to force a referendum, daily newspaper Magyar Nemzet reported today.

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Tokyo launches mobiles-to-medals recycling campaign

Tokyo launches mobiles-to-medals recycling campaign

16 Feb 2017 | 5:46 PM

TOKYO, Feb 16 (REUTERS) Members of the Japanese public lined up to donate unwanted mobile phones that will be recycled into medals for the 2020 Olympic Games, as a project aimed at promoting sustainability was launched today.

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Semenya not thrilled about golden upgrade

Semenya not thrilled about golden upgrade

12 Feb 2017 | 2:35 PM

CAPE TOWN, Feb 12 (Reuters) Caster Semenya is not excited about the prospect of having her 2012 Olympic and 2011 world championships silver medals upgraded to gold in the wake of Mariya Savinova-Farnosova doping ban, the coach of the South African 800 metres athlete said on Sunday.

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Data firm expects Norway to top 2018 Winter Games table

Data firm expects Norway to top 2018 Winter Games table

11 Feb 2017 | 2:29 PM

SEOUL, Feb 11 (Reuters)Norway is expected to return to the top of the medals table for the first time in 16 years at the 2018 Winter Olympics, while host country South Korea is set to tie its record gold medal haul with six titles, sports data firm Gracenote has projected.

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Japan chief questioned over Tokyo bid payment - report

Japan chief questioned over Tokyo bid payment - report

08 Feb 2017 | 3:06 PM

TOKYO, Feb 8 (Reuters) Tokyo prosecutors have questioned the president of the Japan Olympic Committee over controversial payments made to a Singaporean consulting firm during the bidding for the 2020 Summer Games, Kyodo News agency reported today.

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