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Carl Lewis named Event Ambassador for Bangalore 10K run

Bangalore, April 23 (IANS) — Legendary athlete Carl Lewis has been confirmed as the Event Ambassador for the World... (more...)

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Harendra appointed junior hockey team’s coach

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) — Hockey India (HI) Monday appointed Harendra Singh as the coach of the junior men’s... (more...)

TTFI hires North Korean coaches to train youngsters

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) — The Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) has hired two North Korean coaches –... (more...)

World Cup LOC says protests possible but guarantees safety

Rio de Janeiro, April 18 (IANS) — The CEO of the 2014 Brazil World Cup Local Organising Committee (LOC) said Friday... (more...)

Krakow’s Olympic bid committee appoints new head

Warsaw, April 17 (IANS) — Krakow’s 2022 Winter Olympics bid committee Thursday appointed Warsaw’s deputy... (more...)

Kenya bid for 2017 World Youth Athletics Championships

Nairobi, April 17 (IANS) — After staging the successful 2007 World Cross Country Championships in Mombasa, Kenya is... (more...)

Brazil promises secure World Cup

Rio de Janeiro, April 17 (IANS) — The Brazilian government will ensure security in the FIFA World Cup which will take... (more...)

Pakistan name hockey coaches for senior, junior teams

Islamabad, April 17 (IANS) — The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) appointed coaches for its senior and the junior teams... (more...)

Youth World Boxing Championships begin

Sofia (Bulgaria), April 15 (IANS) — The AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships, the sole qualifying event for the 2014... (more...)

Michael Phelps makes surprise return to swimming

Washington, April 15 (IANS/EFE) — US Olympic champion Michael Phelps plans a return to competitive swimming for the... (more...)

Europe, US impose sanctions on Russian car racing team

Moscow, April 15 (IANS) — The Russian car racing team is unable to participate in international competitions following... (more...)

World record holder Kipsang wins London Marathon

London, April 13 (IANS) — World record holder Wilson Kipsang won his second London Marathon with a course record here... (more...)

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