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ULFA(I) supports FIFA U-17 in Guwahati

ULFA(I) supports FIFA U-17 in Guwahati

Guwahati, Oct 5 (UNI) Generally known for opposing any major event in Assam, the proscribed ULFA(I) today supported the FIFA U-17 World Cup matches, slated in the state's main city Guwahati. In an emailed statement to media here, the outfit's 'chairman' Dr Abhizeet Asom said it was a matter of pride that Assam is hosting a part of an international prestigious event. He urged the people to cooperate with the organisers and ensure law and order during the event so that image of Assamese people being a hospitable race is further bolstered. Guwahati is among the nine host cities of FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 and will host eight matches, including the first semifinal. The ULFA(I), which is waging an armed struggle for assam's 'sovereignty', had in the past opposed even sporting events in the state, including the National Games in 2007. UNI SG AKM

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Figure skating-Virtue, Moir head for the stands

20 Feb 2018 | 1:35 PM

By Rory Carroll
GANGNEUNG, South Korea, Feb 20 (Reuters) Olympic ice dancing champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir will take a seat in the stands and become part of Canada's fanbase in Pyeongchang after stepping down from the podium, they said on Tuesday.

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Pyeongchang Games 'killing' equipment rental business, say owners

20 Feb 2018 | 1:32 PM

By Jack Tarrant and Hyun Young Yi
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb 20 (Reuters) Visitors coming to Phoenix Snow Park for the Winter Olympics' freestyle skiing and snowboarding events are being stopped in their tracks by a jarring red banner that marks the front lines in a battle between local business owners and Games organisers.

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Snowboarding-Women's big air final brought forward to Thursday

20 Feb 2018 | 1:18 PM

By Jack Tarrant
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb 20 (Reuters) The women's Olympic snowboard big air final has been brought forward to Thursday due to predicted high winds, organisers said on Tuesday.

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Freestyle skiing-United States dominate ski halfpipe qualifying

20 Feb 2018 | 12:57 PM

By Jack Tarrant
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb 20 (Reuters) Aaron Blunck led the United States' domination in the qualification for the men’s ski halfpipe final at the Pyeongchang Olympics with the Americans securing the top three spots on Tuesday.

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Slovenia ice hockey player Jeglic fails doping test, to leave Games: CAS

20 Feb 2018 | 12:55 PM

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Slovenia men's ice hockey player Ziga Jeglic has tested positive for a banned substance and has been suspended for the remainder of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said on Tuesday.

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