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Former UN leader Ban Ki-moon tabbed for IOC ethics chair

Former United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon has been elected chair of the International Olympic Committee's ethics commission. The South Korean, who served as leader in the UN from 2007 through 2016, will take over for Youssoupha Ndiaye. In his ... Business Standard, 1 month ago
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"End-of-the-world" factories struggle to adapt to Macri's Argentina

RIO GRANDE, Argentina : On a recent morning, workers wearing blue shirts and black gloves assembled digital TV set-top boxes inside one of the world's most unlikely factory towns. Their employer, BGH SA, for nearly 40 years has been manufacturing consumer ...
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PHOTOS, World C'ships: Bowie snatches 100m gold; Kiwi Walsh takes shot gold

A round-up of all the results from the 17th World Athletic Championships in London IMAGE: Tori Bowie of the United States trips as she crosses the finish line to win the Women's 100 Metres Final at the 16th IAAF World Athletics Championships at The London Stadium in London, United Kingdom, on Sunday. Photograph: David Ramos/Remote/Getty Images America's Tori Bowie delivered a finish line masterclass when she timed her dip perfectly to win the women's 100 metres world championship gold in ...
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Bolt departure great for rivals, bad for athletics

IMAGE: Usain Bolt in action during the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images Usain Bolt's rivals will, for once, be glad to see the back of a man who has dominated global sprinting for the last decade but the sport of athletics will be far less enthusiastic about bidding a final farewell to the charismatic Jamaican. Bolt has completed the sprint double at the last three Olympics and had he not been disqualified ahead of the 100 metres final at Daegu in 2011, the ...
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Sports shorts: First female referee to officiate at FIFA U-17 World Cup

IMAGE: Referee Esther Staubli. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images In line with FIFA’s objective to further develop women’s football, a new milestone has been achieved in India as Esther Staubli is set to become the first female referee to officiate a match at the ongoing FIFA Under-17 World Cup 2017. Staubli has been appointmed as the referee for the encounter between Japan and New Caledonia to be played on 14 October at Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium in Kolkata ...
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Sports Shorts: 3 Indians to officiate hockey events at 2018 CWG

A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Wednesday IMAGE: 'Borobi' the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games mascot (Image used for representational purposes). Photograph: Jason O'Brien/Getty Images The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has selected three Indians to officiate in next year's Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast. While Davinder Bhatia has been appointed as a judge, Deepak Joshi and Durga Devi will be seen officiating as umpires. The 56-year-old Davinder was ...
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No Chinese upmanship at BRICS please!

'It is unrealistic to expect that security dilemmas and strategic distrust to disappear or even diminish any time soon,' says Rup Narayan Das. The three-day 9th Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) summit began in the picturesque Chinese city of Xiamen on Sunday. After rejigging his council of ministers Prime Minister Narendra D Modi flew to Xiamen to attend the summit. The standoff between the Indian and Chinese border personnel at Doklam was resolved just ahead of the ...
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Ganpati, Durga, Lakshmi to the rescue of India Inc!

Brands in India are finding newer, more innovative ways to engage with a wider audience during festivals. But they still have a long way to go before they match global campaigns. T E Narasimhan and Aneesh Phadnis report. This Ganpati made out of auto parts sponsored by Ford India was quite the attraction at Oberoi Mall in Mumbai this Ganeshotsav.Photograph: @nishant.sudhakaran/Facebook.com.   Inside the anodyne glass and chrome structure of Oberoi Mall, located off a busy highway in the ...
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Sports Shorts: Aus cyclist Perkins to represent Russia at 2020 Olympics

A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Friday IMAGE: Shane Perkins. Photograph: Paul Hanna/Reuters Australian cyclist Shane Perkins has been given the green light to attain Russian citizenship by President Vladimir Putin, paving the way for the twice world champion to represent his new country at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The Melbourne-born 30-year-old won a sprint bronze for Australia at the 2012 Olympics in London but missed out on selection for last year's Rio Games.
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World Athletics PIX: US reclaim 4x400m title, more injury woe for Jamaica

US reclaim 4x400m title, more injury woe for Jamaica IMAGE: US women relay team celebrate. Photograph: IAAF/Twitter Olympic champions the United States reclaimed their women’s 4x400m relay world title as Jamaica suffered more injury heartbreak in the World Championships final on Sunday. Twenty four hours after Usain Bolt sensationally pulled up in his relay event, Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby slowed down clutching her leg 20 metres into her second leg and went to ground, ending ...
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