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December 29, 2017

Russia to participate in Winter Olympic opening ceremony

Moscow, Dec 29: Russian athletes will participate in the parade of national teams at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Koreas PyeongChang, Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) President Alexander Zhukov said on Friday."Russian athletes will take part in the opening ceremony of the Games in PyeongChang and they will participate in the parade of athletes under the Olympic flag," Zhukov said in an interview with Tass news agency. Russian athletes will participate as neutrals after the…

Bosnia midfielder Lulic quits international football

Sarajevo, Dec 29: Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) midfielder Senad Lulic on Friday decided to retire from international football.The 34-year-old Lazio captain emotionally said that he has made this decision with the help of his family and closest persons, reports Xinhua news agency. "Life choices are never made overnight, especially when it comes to love that I have towards BiH and jersey of country I love. However, it is time to say goodbye," Lulic wrote on his Facebook page. "Sometimes the play was bad,…

Delhi Soccer Association to be renamed Football Delhi

New Delhi, Dec 29: The Delhi Soccer Association (DSA) will be renamed as Football Delhi with a new brand logo which will be launched by the end of January, it was decided during the executive committee meeting here.The meeting which was held on Thursday also decided to appoint former India international Ranjit Thapa as an adviser to technical and coaching committee. Some other decisions saw Hafiz Shahid and V.C. Bhatt appointed as the manager and assistant manager, respectively, for the Delhi Santosh Trophy Team while the…

Work begins on Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Village

Beijing, Dec 29: Work began on Friday for the Beijing Olympic village for the 2022 Winter Olympics.The village in the north of urban Beijing, with a total floor space of 200,000 square metres, is one of the three Olympic villages for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, reports Xinhua news agency. The other two are in Yanqing District in the northern suburb of Beijing, and the city of Zhangjiakou in neighbouring Hebei Province. After the Games, the village will be turned into public rental housing, according to…

Ranji Trophy Final: Shorey’s ton lifts Delhi to 271/6 on Day 1

Indore, Dec 29: Dhruv Shorey's unbeaten ton helped Delhi score 271/6 on the opening day of their Ranji Trophy final match against Vidarbha at the Holkar Cricket Stadium here on Friday.Shorey (123) and Vikas Mishra (5) were at the crease when umpires dislodged the bails for the day. Put in to bat, Delhi started off on a poor note as openers Kunal Chandela (0) and Gautam Gambhir (15) failed to provide the start the team wanted. Chandela was dismissed in the first over by Aditya Thakare. After adding 29 runs to the…
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