Tag Archive | "Olympics"

London cabbie converts his taxi into a hotel for Olympics

New Delhi: The city of London is gearing up to host the biggest sporting event. The city administration has roped in Garbage bin man and road sweepers to help the visitors when they visit the London City. “Our street sweepers and bin men are some of the friendliest faces in town. So much so, that […]

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UN chief opposes LGBT attacks as Sochi Olympics set to start

In the first address by a United Nations secretary general to an International Olympic Committee (IOC) session, Ban Ki-moon condemned discrimination and attacks on people based on their sexual orientation. Speaking on the eve of the Feb. 7-23 Sochi Games opening ceremony, Ban said: "Hatred of any kind must have no place in the 21st […]

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Calls for boycott from the LGBT community get stronger even as Russia prepares for Sochi Winter Olympics

WorldReutersSochi (Russia)Sochi OlympicsRussiaVladimir PutinLGBTThursday, February 6, 2014 – 12:21Thursday, February 6, 2014 – 12:21 Members of Paraguay's LGBT community hold placards and rainbow flags as they protest outside the Russian embassy in Asuncion against Russia's anti-gay laws, ahead of the Sochi. Jorge AdornoReuters The placards, featuring Olympic sponsor Coca-Cola, read "Advertisers, it's time to raise […]

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9/9/2013: FRONT PAGE: Wrestling returns to Olympics

Buenos Aires: Wrestling, as expected, regained its place on the Olympic Games sports roster after a vote by International Olympic Committee (IOC) members here on Sunday. Wrestling, which is one of the rare sports to have transcended the ancient and… Full News here – The Times of India (Mumbai edition)

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5/16/2013: FRONT PAGE: India vows radical reforms, set to re-enter Olympics

Bangalore: India has prised open the door that will allow it to re-enter the Olympic movement from which it was banished last December. This follows an undertaking given by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to the International Olympic Committee… Full News here – The Times of India (Mumbai edition)

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London Olympics: Bombay boxers and Hebrew basketball players

London Olympics: Bombay boxers and Hebrew basketball players Next to the JC's report of French Jewish athlete Micheline Ostermeyer's successes in the 1948 Games, there was a "missing relatives" column. The missing aunts, husbands, friends, came from Warsaw and Riga, Odessa and Lvov. "Last heard from in 1932," … Full News here – Read more […]

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Spice up your Olympics parties with some delicious drinks by Bombay Gin (Video) – Examiner

The Olympics is just another excuse for parties in Los Angeles. A good one at that chaps. Those of us with the biggest TV screens usually attract the most guests. If you’re playing host to Olympic 2012 parties this year, the attached Bombay Gin … Full News here – Bombay – Bing News

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