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Tag Archives: olympic

‘Flying Tomato’ wins landmark gold – Winds throw games into chaos

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb 14, (AFP): Snowboarding legend Shaun White savoured the feeling of “redemption” Wednesday after he produced a jaw-dropping final run to win his third Olympic halfpipe title Wednesday, bringing up a 100th Winter Games gold for the United States in the process. The 31-year-old, who won at …

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Ter Mors sets Oly record – Nao finishes 2nd

GANGNEUNG, South Korea, Feb 14, (RTRS): Dutch skater Jorien ter Mors bounced back spectacularly from an injury-plagued season by claiming a gold medal in the Olympic women’s 1,000 metres at the Gangneung Oval on Wednesday. The 28-year-old set an Olympic record of one minute, 13.56 seconds to finish ahead of …

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Gold at last as Hirscher bags combined title – Snow queen Kim dominates women’s halfpipe

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb 13, (Agencies): Austrian star Marcel Hirscher finally bagged Olympic gold when he produced a brilliant slalom run to storm to a dominant victory in the men’s alpine combined on Tuesday. Alexis Pinturault claimed silver for France with his team-mate Victor Muffat-Jeandet taking an astonishing bronze after …

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IOC refuses to lift Kuwait ban

LAUSANNE, Jan 1, (AFP): The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has rejected a call by the Kuwaiti government to temporarily lift a 14-month sports ban while the Gulf State amends a controversial law. World sports bodies led by the IOC and football governing body FIFA suspended Kuwait in October 2015 for …

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Kuwait calls for temporary waiver of sports ban

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 23, (AFP): The Kuwaiti government on Friday called on FIFA and the International Olympic Committee to temporarily lift a 14-month sports ban while it amends a controversial law. Kuwait’s Public Sports Authority urged football’s governing body FIFA and the IOC to “lift the ban on Kuwaiti sports …

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MPs form panel for sports law amendments

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 21: The National Assembly during its special session Wednesday discussed amendments to the Kuwait sports law. In view of this, the Parliament has agreed to form a parliamentary committee for youth and sports on Dec 27 which will be tasked with submitting a report to the Parliament …

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Pledge to solve sport crisis within 6 months

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 19: The government has pledged to solve the sports ‘crisis’ within six months, MP Abdulwahab Al-Babtain said, and called on the international organizations to temporarily lift the sanctions on the sports movement in the State of Kuwait. Al-Babtain pointed out he will coordinate with his colleagues who …

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POLICE ASSIST TRANSITION OF SPORTS OFFICES – Amir takes lead, gives direction to sport

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 29, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has placed his personal weight as the top State leader behind national-level efforts aimed at rejuvenating the Kuwaiti sports and encouraging young athletes. As part of his keenness on the issue, His Highness the Amir on …

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Sport gears up to hoist Kuwaiti flag

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 28, (KUNA): Sheikh Fahad Jaber Al-Ali Al-Sabah, Chairman of an interim committee tasked with running Kuwait National Olympic Committee (NOC), said Saturday the committee sought primarily to see Kuwaiti flags hoisted in international competitions. Committee members will exert efforts to improve sport in Kuwait at local, regional …

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Olympic, football bodies dissolved – ‘Financial irregularities’

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 25, (Agencies): The Public Authority for Sports (PAS) has decided to dissolve the Kuwait Football Association and the Kuwaiti Olympic Committee, assigning two interim commissions — alluding the measure to financial irregularities. Kuwait sports authority dissolves football Assoc., Olympic committee Hmoud Flaiteh, PAS deputy general director, affirmed …

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