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Even Pakistan has sent a delegation of athletes for Winter Olympics 2018

PYEONGCHANG: Pakistan’s four-member national ski squad has reached Seoul, South Korea to participate in Winter Olympics 2018. “Skiers Mohammad Karim and Syed Haman Shah along with two officials – Col (R) Mohammad Wali (coach) and Air Commodore (R) Mohammad Sohail (manager) have reached South Korea to chip in the Winter Olympics,” Obaid-ur-Rehman Abbasi, the spokesman…

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PM cautions against politicization of development projects

SOCHI Russia: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Friday stressed upon the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member countries to fully harness the true potential they possessed, owing to vast connectivity and economic prospects and cautioned against the politicization of economic development and connectivity projects as such a myopic approach would only hold back the collective progress….

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Pakistan, China premiers express satisfaction over bilateral engagement

SOCHI, Russia: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang Thursday expressed satisfaction over the overall level of engagement between the two countries. They agreed to continue close cooperation both within Shanghai Cooperation Organization and at the bilateral level in all areas particularly political, economic and trade, defense and strategic and multilateral…

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Sochi Winter Olympics-2014 end amid colorful ceremony

This report shows us colorful closing ceremony of Sochi Winter Olympics-2014 in Russia.

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Pakistani skier beats Indian athlete in Sochi Olympics

Staff ReportSOCHI: Pakistani skier Muhammad Karim, the only representative of Pakistan in Sochi Olympic event, beat Indian skier here on Wednesday, SAMAA reported.18-year-old Karim made his mark in men’s Giant Slalom at Sochi Olympics 2014.Gilgit-born Karim is the only representative of Pakistan in Sochi Olympics.Pakistan made its winter Olympic debut at the 2010 Games in…

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India completes Olympic return with Sochi flag raising

SOCHI, Russia: India completed its return to the Olympic family on Sunday when its flag was hoisted at the Sochi Games, five days after the International Olympic Committee lifted its suspension on the Southeast Asian nation.India had been banned since December 2012 after elections at its Olympic association (IOA) saw a corruption-tainted official voted in…

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Sochi-bound Indian athletes receive late funding boost

NEW DELHI: Three Indian athletes have received late funding to travel to next month's Winter Olympics but two of them are still waiting for government assistance to purchase equipment needed to compete in Sochi.While luger Shiva Keshavan raised money for his equipment through sponsors, Alpine skier Himanshu Thakur and cross-country skier Nadeem Iqbal's participation remains…

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Olympics: Patriotic Putin sets long Sochi torch rally in motion

MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin hoisted the flame that will burn at the Sochi 2014 Winter Games high in Red Square on Sunday, bringing his personal campaign to stage Russia's first post-Soviet Olympics within sight of completion. Declaring that “our shared dream is becoming reality,” Putin signaled the start of a 123-day, 65,000 km (40,000 mile)…

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Motor racing-Russian Grand Prix to be held in 2014 – Sochi mayor

MOSCOW: The Russian Grand Prix – the country's first Formula One race – will be held in Sochi in November 2014 despite delays in constructing the circuit, the city's mayor said on Friday.”It will be held in November, after the (2014 Winter) Olympics,” Anatoly Pakhomov told reporters in Moscow.Last year local media reported, citing sources…

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