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IOC boss admits Rio 2016 Olympics face ‘pollution challenges’


London : The International Olympic Committee president has admitted that organizers of the next year’s Rio Games face serious challenges over cleaning up the polluted bay where the sailing events are scheduled to be held.Sailors in Guanabara Bay have been reported to have witnessed pollution including discarded furniture and floating animal carcasses.According to the BBC, Thomas Bach said that although ...

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Steyn becomes second Proteas bowler to get 400 Test wickets


Johannesburg, July 30 : Fast bowler Dale Steyn has become the second South African bowler after Shaun Pollock to get 400 Test wickets after dismissing Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal on the opening day of the second Test in Dhaka on Wednesday.Steyn, who is playing his 80th Test, reached his landmark when skipper Hashim Amla took a chest-high catch in his ...

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Mo Farah cruises to 3000m win at Anniversary Games


London, July 25 : Double Olympic and world champion Mo Farah was given a jubilant reception as he cruised to victory in the 3000metres at the Anniversary Games in the Olympic Stadium, London.The Briton registered the fastest time in the world this year by winning the race in seven minutes 34.66 seconds.Reflecting on his victory, Farah said that the crowd ...

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Akram says underrated Younis deserves seat amongst greatest Test batsmen


Karachi, July 25 : Legendary Pakistan bowler Wasim Akram has lavished praise on veteran batsman Younis Khan, saying that the latter deserves place amongst pantheon of greats in Test cricket.Younis became the fifth Pakistan batsman and 62nd overall to play 100 Tests during the second match of the series against Sri Lanka last month.The 37-year-old batsman, who has a career ...

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BCCI announces India’s Test squad for Sri Lanka tour


New Delhi, July 23 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday announced a 15-member squad for the upcoming three-match Test series against Sri Lanka, which starts from August 12. Virat Kohli will resume his captaincy as most of the senior batsmen, who were rested for the Zimbabwe series, have made a return to the Test squad. Amit ...

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