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  • IOC to unveil major Olympic changes next week November 14, 2014

    The International Olympic Committee will unveil plans to overhaul parts of the sporting extravaganza next week as they look to make the Games more attractive to fans and sponsors alike. IOC President Thomas Bach will present 40 recommendations at the renovated Olympic Museum in Lausanne on November 18 and while specific...
  • Gangnam, fireworks and a glittering opening ceremony kick off Asian Games 2014 in Incheon September 19, 2014

    Incheon: The 17th Asian Games opened in a multicoloured blaze of fireworks and carefully crafted KPop routines on Friday, as athletes from the world's most populous region came together in pursuit of gold and glory in South Korea. An array of Olympians and regional sports stars will compete over 15 days...
  • IOC chief invites Ramachandran for discussion on Indian sports March 18, 2014

    New Delhi: In a significant development, IOA president N Ramachandran has been invited by International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach on March 26 in Lausanne, apparently, to discuss the roadmap of development of sports in the country, which last month came out of a 14-month suspension. The newly-elected IOA Executive Body...
  • IOC's tolerance message cut from NBC opening ceremony US broadcast February 10, 2014

    An antidiscrimination message by International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach in his Sochi Olympics opening ceremony speech was cut from the NBC prime time broadcast in the United States on Friday, but seen by viewers in other countries. The omission follows international criticism of a law signed by Russia's President Vladimir...
  • Political influence impinges on every sporting event December 19, 2013

    Berlin: The year 2013 may prove to be a watershed for sports politics with every major event and decision during the last 12 months impacted by lawmakers. Whether it was the presence of prime ministers and royalty at the International Olympic Committee vote for the 2020 summer Games or FIFA blaming...
  • IOC happy with IOA constitutional amendments, wants polls December 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Pleased with the constitutional amendments undertaken by the IOA to bar chargeframed officials, the International Olympic Committee now wants the Indian body to conduct its elections as soon as possible to ensure a smooth return to the Olympic fold. In its first Executive Board meeting led by president Thomas...
  • IOC refuses to revoke India's suspension December 11, 2013

    Lausanne: Indian athletes have been cleared to compete in the Winter Games in Sochi after the country complied with the IOC's ethics rules and avoided becoming the first country expelled from the Olympics in more than 40 years. Still to be determined is whether the few Indian athletes who have qualified...
  • India could be kicked out of Olympics: IOC President December 7, 2013

    Lausanne: India faces the ultimate sanction of expulsion from the Olympics unless it keeps corruptiontainted officials out of its ranks, IOC President Thomas Bach said in an interview with The Associated Press. Bach said the IOC is prepared to withdraw recognition of the Indian Olympic Association if it fails to comply...
  • Thomas Bach takes charge as IOC president September 18, 2013

    Lausanne (Switzerland): One week to the day after being elected the ninth president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach took over the reins from his predecessor, Jacques Rogge, at the IOC headquarters on Tuesday. Bach spent his first day in meetings with Honorary President Rogge, IOC Director General Christophe...
  • IOC President Thomas Bach steps down as German sports chief September 16, 2013

    Berlin: Newly-elected International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach stepped down as head of German sports on Monday as he prepares for his new post in Switzerland. Bach, voted in by a wide margin at the IOC Session last week, also stepped down as head of the Ghorfa Arab-German Chamber of...
  • Germany's Thomas Bach elected IOC president September 10, 2013

    Buenos Aires: Thomas Bach was elected president of the International Olympic Committee on Tuesday, keeping the powerful sports body in European hands. Bach, a 59-year-old German lawyer, succeeds Jacques Rogge, the Belgian who is stepping down after 12 years as head of the Olympic body. Bach, the long-time favorite, defeated five rival...
  • Boxing chief Chingkuo Wu confirms IOC presidency bid May 23, 2013

    Taiwan's world boxing chief (AIBA) President Chingkuo Wu announced his intention to run for International Olympic Committee president on Thursday, saying the Olympic movement should be bigger than just the Games. IOC Executive Board member Wu is the fourth IOC member following Germany's Thomas Bach and Singaporean Ng Ser Miang,...
  • Now watch out for 'Bach Gaye Re Obama' November 8, 2012

    New Delhi: A day after Barack Obama's reelection as the US President, Indian film producer Ashok Pandey Thursday announced 'Bach Gaye Re Obama!', a sequel to the 2010 satire 'Phas Gaye Re Obama' (PGRO). "PGRO had its roots in recession when Mr Obama was battling it. Now, with Mr Obama once...
  • C'garh: 2 dead in Naxal firing at CISF team in Dantewada November 4, 2012

    Dantewada: Two people reportedly died when alleged Naxals opened fire at a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) team posted at the National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) mine project area in Dantewada, Chhattisgarh on Sunday morning. The dead included one CISF personnel. A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) team has been rushed...
  • Author Richard Bach injured in US plane crash September 2, 2012

    Seattle: Richard Bach, the author of the 1970s bestselling novella "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" among other spiritually oriented books rooted in themes of flight and selfdiscovery, was in serious condition on Saturday after his small plane crashed. The SeaRey singleengine amphibian aircraft clipped power lines on Friday at 4:30 pm about three...
  • Chhattisgarh: 4 policemen injured in Naxal firing May 2, 2012

    Raipur: Even as efforts are on for the release of the kidnapped Sukma district collector, four police personnel were injured on Wednesday when a group of Maoists allegedly opened fire at a police van in the neighbouring Dantewada district. One of the injured is reported to be critical. Chhattisgarh Additional Director General...
  • German Olympic chief pleads for dreams July 30, 2008

    German Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach on Sunday called on Bundesliga clubs not to destroy the dream of players who want to compete in Beijing. "I hope that reason will prevail and that we won't ruin the Olympic dream of any young player," said Bach. Several German clubs, including Werder Bremen, Schalke...
  • Become a millionaire with the Latte Factor November 27, 2007

    New Delhi: That small sum you spend each day in small pleasures of life, such as complementing your lunch with a beverage, or snacks and latte in the evening, or even calls on your cellphone is what tends to snowball into a huge amount that gets torn out of your...