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Asian Games: Pakistan hockey eager to start afresh


Defending champions Pakistan are looking to put aside a morale-shattering year in which they failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time. With the winner at the Asian Games getting a direct entry into the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, team manager Shahnaz Sheikh fears this ...

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Olympics: Bach hails ‘dynamism’ of Rio 2016 organisers

Rio de Janeiro’s 2016 Olympic

BERLIN: Rio de Janeiro’s 2016 Olympic preparations are in full swing with organisers having rediscovered their dynamism after years of delays and the football World Cup boosting their confidence, said International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach on Tuesday. Branded as the ‘worst preparations ever’ by IOC vice-president John Coates in ...

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Funds for Asian Games: Pakistan Sports Board’s retraction causes dilemma

Asiad organisers are preparing to put up an economically-sustained show in the Games, withdrawing themselves from the tradition of splashing out money. PHOTO: AFP

KARACHI: Five teams from Pakistan participating at the forthcoming Asian Games are still in a limbo as the Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) announced that the respective federations had to bear the expenses for their players’ participation. The Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) led by Lt General (retd) Syed Arif Hassan had earlier ...

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Asian Games: Incheon ready to show off regional athleticism

South Korean  17th Asian Games

SEOUL: An array of Olympians and stars of sports old and new arrive in the South Korean city of Incheon for the 17th Asian Games this month, bringing together some 10,000 athletes for a 16-day multi-sport spectacular, second only in scale to the Summer Olympics. From weightlifting to wushu, rowing ...

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Pakistan rowers sail into Asian event finals

I’m very proud of the girls. It’s their first appearance in such a big event and I can’t be happier for them, says PRF official Abdul Rahim Babai PHOTO: STOCK IMAGE

KARACHI: Pakistan’s Hassan Currimbhoy reached the final of the 2014 Asian Juniors Rowing Championship boys’ single scull event in Yilan, Taiwan on Friday. Meanwhile, Salma Rabia Arif and Aleena Abid made a stellar debut in the girls’ double scull category, qualifying for the Final B event, where teams compete for ...

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Special Olympics Pakistan to celebrate Shriver Day

Athletes from special schools will be demonstrating their skills in various sports along with their unified partners. The theme of the day is “Play Unified to Live Unified”. — File photo

KARACHI: Special Olympics Pakistan is celebrating the fourth annual Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day to pay tribute to the founder of the Special Olympics world body here on Sept 18 at the National Sailing Centre in Clifton. Athletes from special schools will be demonstrating their skills in various sports along with ...

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Youth Olympics in Chinese city of Nanjing a grand experience for Pakistan juniors’

The Olympic Games concluded in a multi-facted presentation . — File photo by Reuters

KARACHI: Pakistan’s participation in the second Youth Olympics in Chinese city of Nanjing was a grand experience and valuable exposure for junior athletes, chef de mission Razi Ahmed Khan said on Monday. “Such events are the ultimate thing for the juniors and taking part in Youth Olympics has been such ...

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Pakistan ousted from world judo event Pakistan Judo Federation (PJF)

Shah lost his first round fight to Canada’s Reyes Kyle on a ‘niwaza’, a knock-out in judo, in the 100kg category. PHOTO: INP

KARACHI: Pakistan’s Commonwealth Games silver medallist Shah Hussain Shah and South Asian Games gold medallist Ahmed Shehzad Butt suffered through lack of form at the World Championships in Chelyabinsk on Saturday. Shah lost his first round fight to Canada’s Reyes Kyle on a ‘niwaza’, a knock-out in judo, in the ...

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