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Top British athlete joins judging panel of Daman awards

Double Olympic gold medallist Dame Kelly Holmes (DBE) has been confirmed to join the judging panel of the 2015 Daman Corporate Health Awards. Holmes will help select UAE companies with outstanding achievements in improving  e

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Coca-Cola invites to ‘Reach up’ and back Special Olympics

The Coca-Cola Company, a founding partner of the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games, has assembled a star-student team to record a unified song for the games titled ‘Reach Up.’ More than 7,000 inspirational athle

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FIFA crisis 'worse than Olympics scandal'

Canadian lawyer Dick Pound, who headed the investigation to clean up the International Olympic Committee after the 2002 Salt Lake City winter games corruption scandal, said on Friday that the FIFA crisis was worse than anything the IOC faced.

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Rio risks Olympics cost surge as building lags

With less than 500 days until Rio de Janeiro hosts the Olympic Games, construction of several venues has not started and some major contracts have not even been tendered, setting the stage for a last-minute rush that will likely drive up costs.

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Qatar World Cup ‘must be held in November/December’

The 2022 World Cup must be held in November or December, the head of Fifa's task-force looking into dates for the Qatar tournament told British media. Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa, the Asian Football Confederation head

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'Lose-lose' if 2022 World Cup, Games clash

It would be a lose-lose situation for the Olympics and soccer if Fifa moves the 2022 World Cup to January-February and overlaps with the Winter Games, IOC president Thomas Bach warned on Tuesday. Fifa, soccer's world governing

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Joint Bahrain-Saudi bid to host Olympics rejected

Plans for a joint Bahrain-Saudi Arabia bid to host a future Olympic Games have been rejected outright by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It comes after Saudi Arabian General Organisation for Youth and Sports presidentia

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Joint Bahrain-Saudi bid to host Olympics rejected

Plans for a joint Bahrain-Saudi Arabia bid to host a future Olympic Games have been rejected outright by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It comes after Saudi Arabian General Organisation for Youth and Sports presidentia

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Qatar unsure about 2024 Olympics bid

Qatar is undecided whether to bid to host the 2024 Olympics, a leading official has said, suggesting they may hold off for a later edition after two failed attempts to land sport's greatest spectacle. "We don't know i

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Olympics mulls rule change after Qatar hijab stand

Women's basketball teams at future Asian Games could be allowed to wear hijabs thanks to the stand taken by Qatar's players at the Incheon Asiad, the head of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) said on Saturday. Qatar's

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