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Warning as blasts hit Russia; 25 killed

More than 25 people were killed in two major blasts in Russia and counter-terrorism experts warned of more attacks as the couuntry is set to host the Winter Olympics in 40 days. At least 10 people were killed when an explosion rip

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Winter Qatar World Cup 'won't affect Games'

Staging the 2022 Qatar soccer World Cup in winter will not affect the Winter Olympics in the same year, International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said on Sunday.   Bach, who was attending the Sochi 20

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IOC says cut wrestling from 2020 Olympics

Wrestling should be removed from the 2020 Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee's executive board recommended on Tuesday as it looks to revamp the games sports programme. Wrestling, contested in the first modern O

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Istanbul 2020 bid unveils sponsorship worth $20m

Istanbul 2020 Olympic bid officials on Monday unveiled sponsorship deals worth $20 million with seven of Turkey's leading companies as they seek to pitch the country's growing economic clout as an asset for their candidacy. &nbs

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Go for gold, residents tell Dubai

  An overwhelming majority of residents in the region support the idea of Dubai hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics, according to a study.    In December 2012, a top official of the UAE’s Na

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Mobile users face Olympics scams

Mobile users were targeted last month by a number of malware attacks including fake applications exploiting consumers’ interest in the official app for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, said a report. The attacks were also targeted a

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UK ‘offering late summer deals’

Visitors to the UK can still find valuable late summer deals while on holiday this summer, said a top Britain tourism official, highlighting that many hotel and hostel rooms are offering great late booking deals. Hotels in London were r

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London bids adieu to Olympics; US tops

  London bade a flamboyant and madcap farewell to the Olympic Games with a romp through British pop and fashion, bringing the curtain down on more than two weeks of action that ended with America topping the sporting world with 4

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Qatar wants to become sporting hub

  With its lavish Olympic headquarters next to the iconic Savoy hotel in one of London's poshest districts, Qatar is putting its money where its mouth is in a bid to join the world's leading sporting nations.

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14 Bahrainis to vie for Olympics gold

A total of Bahrainis will be going for gold in a variety of athletics, swimming and shooting events when they compete against the world's best at the London Olympics later this month. Eight women and six men will compete during the 17-day

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