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  1. Detours: Pushkar Fair

    Posted Oct 08th 2008, 12:00am by Philip Game

    ... Philip Game The world's largest camel fair is an explosion of colour and life, a visual paradise for the more intrepid traveller to northern India. In centuries past, Pushkar, in the state of Rajasthan in northeast India, represented a crossroads on the great caravan trade routes of Asia. By the 16th century, the camel market had grown into an annual event held during ...

  2. Animal attraction

    Posted Apr 30th 2008, 12:00am by Philip Game

    ... You may feel you're chasing your own tail on India's tiger trail, writes Philip Game Tiger is giving us dodge,' says wildlife guide Hem Bahuguna, calling a halt near some telltale paw prints and scrapings. As the engine cools, then stills, we hear only the birds, the soft breeze and the distant chattering of monkeys. From time to time another jeep driver ...

  3. Pilgrims' progress

    Posted Jun 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Philip Game

    ... The devout have been making the long trek across the north of Spain for centuries. Philip Game discovers the route's many appeals. Forget the flamenco. What about some stirring reels from a Galician piper? Far from the golden sands of Andalucia and beyond the great plains of Castile, a different Spain awaits along the Atlantic. A land of cloud-wrapped crags, apple orchards ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - BADMINTON

    Doping ban for Olympic badminton star reversed

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 10:17pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Seoul New evidence clears South Korean to compete in Asian Games Doping banfor Olympicbadmintonstar reversed South Korea's Olympic badminton gold medallist Lee Yong-dae has ... doubles gold at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and a bronze medal in the men's doubles in London four years later. Another Korean player, Kim Ki-jung, was also banned for one year ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - SWIMMING

    Olympic great Michael Phelps formally ends his retirement

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 02:03am by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press The 22-time Olympic medallist will compete at a meet in Arizona- the first time since the 2012 London Games Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step ... in Olympic history. He captured 18 gold medals and 22 medals overall at the last three Summer Games. He broke Mark Spitz’s record for a single Olympics by winning eight gold medals at Beijing ...

  6. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam pulls out of hosting Asian Games

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 09:48am by Associated Press in Hanoi

    ... Hoang Vinh Giang, deputy chairman of Vietnam Olympic Committee, was disappointed by the withdrawal. “It’s very regretted that Vietnam withdraws from hosting the games,” Giang told reporters ... Olympics. Surabaya, Indonesia, had been the other serious bidder for 2019, while Dubai expressed initial interest but withdrew. The Asian Games features similar events to the Summer Olympics ...

  7. Olympic crusade

    Posted Aug 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Olympic Games 2006 ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - ASIAN GAMES

    We'll fight for our athletes' eligibility at Asian Games, vow HK Olympic chiefs

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 10:34pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... athletes' eligibility' Hong Kong athletes will need to have an SAR passport if they wish to take part at the Incheon Asian Games in September with the Olympic Council of Asia set to follow ... Games," said Pang, secretary-general of the Hong Kong Olympic Committee, yesterday. Yes, we will miss some players, but I believe we have the depth to replace them Dai Rees, HKRFU "We think ...

  9. News - China - OLYMPICS

    Northern city of Zhangjiakou dreams of hosting 2022 Winter Olympic Games

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 04:13am by WU NAN

    ... of Lillehammer hosted the 1994 games. Kazakhstan's largest city, Almaty, staged the 2011 Asian Winter Games, seen as good preparation for hosting a Winter Olympics. "Who knows?" Zhang ... Olympic Games has proved the capability of the city and increases the attractiveness of China," he says. "Let's see how Beijing and Zhangjiakou can play with their ambition." ...




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