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2 million register for London Games tickets

2 million register for London Games tickets

LONDON – Two million people have registered an interest for tickets for the London 2012 Olympic Games, despite the prices being higher than initially promised, the head of the organising committee said Saturday.
Paul Deighton expects a further 500,000 to sign up for information updates by the time the 6.6 million tickets for the public go on sale in March. “One of the key things for us in March is to make sure that things go smoothly,” said Deighton, the chief executive of the

Salman asks tribunal to put off hearing

KARACHI – Former Pakistan cricket team captain Salman Butt said on Tuesday that he asked an anti-corruption tribunal to put off a hearing next month so he can deal with any possible criminal proceedings in London.
Along with pacemen Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer, the 26-year-old cricketer was provisionally suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on charges of spot-fixing during Lord’s Test against England in August.
The trio faces an ICC tribunal in Doha from

Snow shuts London Heathrow Airport runways

LONDON – London Heathrow, the world’s busiest international passenger airport, said Saturday it had shut both runways to clear the snow as blizzards swept the British capital.
“Heathrow’s runways are currently closed to allow snow clearing and to keep the airport safe,” the west London airport said on its website. “We’re working hard with airlines to open the runways and to keep passengers moving, but it’s important that you check with your airline before travelling to the

Clijsters and Henin keen for London doubles

ANTWERP: The event is scheduled to take place at Wimbledon and both Belgian stars appear keen to participate after coming out of retirement to continue their careers.
Clijsters took time out to have a baby, before returning to claim the US Open title, which she then defended at Flushing Meadows earlier this year. Henin also gave up the sport only to return 18 months later but her comeback was put on hold when she picked up an elbow injury during the Wimbledon fortnight this

A ticket to 2012 London Olympics

NEW DELHI: Seven-time champions, Pakistan take on Malaysia in the final of the 16th Asian Games at the Aoti Hockey Field, Guangzhou today (November 25) with the winners gaining automatic qualification for the 2012 London Olympics.
In the first semi final, Pakistan got the better of South Korea in the penalty shoot-out after both sides were locked 1-1 at the end of regulation as well as extra time while Malaysia defeated India through a golden goal after both sides were tied 3-3

Federer continues hot streak as London cast decided

PARIS: Roger Federer continued his current hot streak as the Swiss claimed a place in the quarter-finals of the Paris Masters as the final lineup for the eight-man year-end championships in London was settled Thursday.
The top seed, who is bidding for a third consecutive trophy after winning Stockholm and Basel, dispatched Radek Stepanek 6-4, 6-3, firing 11 aces, saving two break points and winning his tenth match from 12 against the Czech.
The win was a re-run of a

Nadal confident of fitness for London finale

PARIS: World number one Rafael Nadal expects to be fit for the ATP World Tour finals in London later this month despite withdrawing from this week’s Paris Masters with a shoulder injury.
Nadal, who will end the year ranked number one in the world after winning the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open, is suffering from tendinitis in his left shoulder but said he will return to training this week.
“I am not worried at all about London,” the Spaniard told a news conference

Madonna’s heart is in London

Madonna is hoping to make London her home once again, if she can gain a residence visa.
The 52-year-old ‘Queen of Pop’ had left for New York in 2008 after her divorce from filmmaker Guy Ritchie, saying she never wanted to live here again.
But she now appears smitten once more..
“Madonna has loved being back in the States since the divorce, but England is where she feels her heart is now. She is deliberately focusing on work that will keep her in Britain,” said a