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Brazilians rush for Olympic tickets

Rio de Janerio, April 2 (IANS) — Brazilians applied for 750,000 tickets in the first 24 hours of sales for the Rio... (more...)

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Citizenship ceremony marks 100 days to Pan Am Games

By Paola Loriggio THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Zsofi Balasz hadn’t even received her Canadian passport when she... (more...)

Milkha starts fitness programme for sports education

New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) — Legendary athlete Milkha Singh on Wednesday announced his association with a multi-sport... (more...)

Public transport to be free for fans at 2016 Rio Olympics

Rio de Janeiro, April 1 (IANS) — Fans will be able to use public transport for free during the Rio 2016 Olympics, organisers... (more...)

Rio Olympics tickets go on sale

Rio de Janerio, April 1 (IANS) — Tickets for the Rio 2016 Olympics went on sale to Brazilian residents on Tuesday via... (more...)

Mo Farah to start Diamond League season in Doha

London, March 31 (IANS) — London Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah is set to start the new Diamond League season in Doha... (more...)

St. Kitts mourns the death of Canadian athlete

Basseterre (St.Kitts), March 31 (IANS) — The St.Kitts and Nevis government on Monday expressed regret at the death... (more...)

No British soccer teams at Rio Olympic Games

London, March 31 (IANS) — There will be no British soccer teams at the next year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro,... (more...)

From speedskating to World Cup official, Canada s senior referee ready for anything

By Neil Davidson THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Carol Anne Chenard has the kind of resume that makes you wonder what... (more...)

Beijing passes Winter Olympics test

Beijing, March 30 (IANS) — The International Olympic Committee (IOC) evaluation commission has completed its visit... (more...)

Birendra, Vandana best hockey players, Balbir Sr. gets lifetime award

Melbourne, March 28 (IANS) — Defender Birendra Lakra and striker Vandana Kataria were on Saturday named the “Players... (more...)

Beijing ‘capable’ of hosting successful Winter Olympics: IOC

Beijing, March 28 (IANS) — International Olympic Committee (IOC) chief inspector Alexander Zhukov said on Saturday... (more...)

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