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Pakistani boxers to train in UK before Olympics

KARACHI – The Pakistan Boxing Federation will send pugilists for training to England and other countries ahead of the 2012 London Olympics, officials announced Tuesday.
PBF President Doda Khan Bhutto said that efforts were afoot for specialised training for the Pakistan boxers before major international championships. He was addressing a function, hosted in his honour by the Sports Journalists Association of Sindh (SJAS), on Tuesday at the Karachi Press Club. Secretary PBF Akram

London Olympics hockey to be played on blue pitches

LONDON – The hockey competition at the next year’s London Olympics will be played on blue plastic pitches, the organisers have announced. The decision by the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympics Games (LOCOG) was taken to change the traditional green pitches for blue to make the contrast between the pitch and ball greater, meaning that it will be easier to see the ball. The pitch run off areas will be pink. Hockey will have more than 380 competitors representing

Etihad supports Pakistan Special Olympics team

LAHORE – Etihad Airways will be the exclusive official carrier of the Pakistan Special Olympics team for the upcoming Special Olympics World Summer Games 2011, being held this year in Athens, Greece.
Over 7,500 Special Olympics athletes, hailing from 185 nations, will compete in 22 Olympic sporting events from June 25 to July 9 at this year’s games. Comprising more than 89 members from across Pakistan, the Pakistan Special Olympics team will be traveling from Lahore and Islamabad

Samsung sponsors Punjab Olympics

LAHORE – Samsung Electronics Company Limited, a global leader in home appliances and mobile-phones, is bringing a range of exciting sports activities at the Punjab Stadium Lahore, from April 7 to 9, titled as the ’71st Samsung Punjab Olympics.’
Out of the 26 competitive events, 19 will feature sportsmen while female competitors will participate in eight from eight different zones of the province. Managing Director Samsung Pakistan Yee commented on the benefits and enthusiasm of

Rogge warns of illegal betting at Olympics

LAUSANNE – Illegal betting is as big a threat to the integrity of sports as doping and could one day hit the Olympics, International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge said on Thursday.
Rogge, opening a symposium to discuss illegal betting in sport, announced that the IOC was calling a summit on March 1 with governments and sporting bodies to hammer out a joint approach to the problem. “Illegal and irregular betting is a major threat for sport, probably at the same level

Kiran to train in US before Olympics

LAHORE – Pakistan’s top ladies swimmer Kiran Khan will leave for the United States for a six months training tour to prepare for the qualifying round of the 2012 London Olympics.
Apart from training, she will also follow her studies. It has been learnt that a total of $ 15000 are being spent on her training in Miami and her parents and her department Army have born all the expenses to get her fit enough for the big event.

Rogge sees Rio on track for Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO – Jacques Rogge, the head of the International Olympic Committee, said Wednesday he saw Rio de Janeiro as well on its way to preparing to host the 2016 Olympic Games.
“I’m very happy today because I see the preparations for the Games well underway,” he said as he laid a symbolic first stone at what will become the Olympic Village in the city.
The ceremony gave an official profile to works that are already underway to have the facility ready for the world’s

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