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Qatar working to send women athletes to London 

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THREE weeks before the Arab Games in Doha, Qatari sports officials called Nada Mohammed Wafa to tell her she would be competing in the Middle East's biggest sporting event. Surprised, and a bit scared, the 17-year-old...

Dow rules out branding on London Stadium wrap 

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CHEMICAL company Dow will not have its brand name on the seven million pounds (US$10.87 million) decorative wrap that will cover London's Olympic Stadium even prior to the Games. Initially Dow, whose plastics...

IOC shelves probe into Havelange 

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THE International Olympic Committee has shelved an investigation into former FIFA head Joao Havelange after he resigned as an IOC member just days before an ethics hearing into his conduct, IOC President Jacques Rogge...

IOC staff sacked over fraud 

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THREE employees of the International Olympic Committee's finance department have been sacked following an embezzlement investigation into the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, the IOC said. The three IOC employees were...

Phelps predicts records splurge with new space-age swimsuits 

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THE bodysuit war that reduced the 2009 swimming world championships to farce and effectively turned the sport into a battle of technology could erupt again when Michael Phelps takes to the catwalk to launch a new outfit...

BOA, WADA lock horns over policy 

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THE British Olympic Association has vowed to defend its hardline approach on doping despite facing the prospect of sanctions after being found to be non-compliant by the World Anti-Doping Agency. WADA presented...

Olympics-London 2012 torch relay to feature in soap opera 

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THE Olympic flame will pay a visit to Britain's most famous launderette and pub next year after London 2012 organizers announced that the torch relay route would pass through the streets of one of the country's most-watched...

Pearce named as British football coach 

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STUART Pearce said he hopes to select a squad from all four home nations when he coaches Britain's first Olympic football team in 52 years, while Scotland reiterated that its players should not take part in next year's...

US leads qualifying 

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THE United States, responding to the loss of Beijing Olympic captain Alicia Sacramone, put in a commanding performance that gave it first place in qualifying yesterday at the world gymnastics championships in Tokyo...

Shanghai Olympics rumors 'a non-starter' 

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SHANGHAI Sports Bureau yesterday denied online rumors that the city is bidding to host the 2028 Summer Olympics. Speculation is rife on the Internet that Shanghai has earmarked several land plots to build venues...

Test events go ahead amid violence 

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AS the British capital reeled from three days of rioting and looting, Olympic organizers sought to maintain a business-as-usual attitude yesterday, going ahead with a series of events to prepare for the 2012 Games...

London stadium's decorative wrap gets the green light 

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LONDON'S 500-million pound Olympic Stadium will have a glossy makeover for next year's Games with the steel girders and grey concrete that form its exterior being covered by a decorative wrap, organizers said yesterday. ...

UN Chief Unveils "Big Ban" Clock 

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SECRETARY-GENERAL Ban Ki-moon started a clock at the United Nations on Wednesday that will count down the days, hours, minutes and seconds until the start of the Olympic games in London on July 27, 2012. Ban powered...

London rocks with heavy metal 

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BIGGER, wider, heavier - that could be the motto for the medals at the 2012 London Olympics. Measuring 85 millimeters in diameter and weighing 375-400 grams, London's medals will be the largest ever awarded at...

London enters final year countdown with a splash 

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THE countdown to London 2012 entered its final year today with diver Tom Daley poised to make a splash before the world and its Olympic athletes are formally invited to join the party next July. The opening of...

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