Doha, Nov 25 (IANS) The flip-flop attitude of the Indian team over participation at the Asian Games is forcing the organisers to keep guessing, 'will they, won't they'.
Saturday, November 25, 2006 3:16:41 PM
With Beijing and London gearing up for the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, the focus for bidding by many others has shifted to 2016. Though New Delhi announced its intention to join the race alongside Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo, there is also the US, which will make a final decision next month. The latest to join the race is Qatar.
Saturday, November 25, 2006 2:39:03 PM
With rest of the world showing an increasing interest in Asia, Doha is hoping to cash in on it by positioning itself as a business destination for the future.
Saturday, November 25, 2006 2:38:20 PM
The 'look' of the Games is the first thing that hits visitors when they arrive into the Qatari capital. TFCN, a Canadian company with a strong Australian connection, has wrapped 32 of the most prominent skyscrapers in Doha including major government buildings, hotels and Qatar National Olympic Committee building with powerful Games images.
Saturday, November 25, 2006 2:37:46 PM
Doha, Nov 25 (IANS) The Chinese in all probability would top the medals tally again. They have done that consistently over the past and there is no sign of them letting up. But with the Asian Games growing bigger and bigger - the 15th edition in Qatar will have 39 disciplines with 424 gold medals at stake - they are all set to make waves even outside the continent.
Saturday, November 25, 2006 2:36:02 PM
Baghdad, Nov 24 (DPA) Revenge attacks and fresh suicide bombings were reported in Iraq Friday, a day after a series of car bombings in Sadr City left more than 200 people dead.
Friday, November 24, 2006 11:32:09 PM
Doha, Nov 24 (IANS) India has withdrawn from the men's and women's basketball, sepak takraw and fencing events of the 15th Asian Games, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) informed the organisers here Friday.
Friday, November 24, 2006 5:36:06 PM
Baghdad, Nov 24 (Xinhua) The death toll in a series of coordinated bombings in eastern Baghdad rose to 200 Friday, prompting the authorities to impose an indefinite curfew.
Friday, November 24, 2006 3:13:50 PM
Doha, Nov 24 (Xinhua) The longest torch relay in the Asian Games history will return to the 2006 host Saturday after covering 14 Asian countries and regions spanning more than 50,000 km.
Friday, November 24, 2006 1:50:03 PM
Gaza, Nov 24 (DPA) Palestinian militant factions agreed in principle to a ceasefire with Israel in a meeting with Prime Minister Ismail Haniya in Gaza, a senior Palestinian official said.
Friday, November 24, 2006 9:47:11 AM
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