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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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Dow to help reduce carbon emissions at Rio 2016

The Dow Chemical Company, with its regional headquarters in Dubai, UAE, has been chosen as the ‘Official Carbon Partner’ of the next Olympic Games, Rio 2016. Through this partnership, Dow, which is already the official

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Dubai, Doha can host Olympics, says OCA chief

Doha and Dubai are capable of hosting the Middle East's first Olympic Games and the region would simply have to trust itself to deliver a great event in the face of doubt and criticism, the president of the Olympic Council of Asia has told R

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Dubai eyes bid for Olympics

Dubai plans to expand its existing sports facilities across the emirate and eyes submitting a bid to host the Olympic Games, government officials were quoted as saying. Ali Omar, the director of Dubai Sports Council (DSC) sports d

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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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