New Zealand & London Olympics
New Zealand is an island country located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. London has hosted the Olympic Games on two past occasions, in 1908 and 1948, with a third scheduled for 2012. The planned 2012 Summer Olympics will make London the first city to have hosted the modern Games of three Olympiads. /5
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MEXICO QUALIFIES for World Cup Mexico's national soccer team secured a berth in the 2014 World Cup by wrapping up a victory over New Zealand Wednesday in inter-regional qualifying action. After routing the Ziwis 5-1 last week in Mexico City, the Mexicans kept up their scoring onslaught at Westpac Stadium in Wellington to grab a 4-2 away win and a 9-3 victory on aggregate. Oribe Peralta was the star once again for the Mexicans, scoring a first-half hat-trick that quickly erased all of New Zealand's hopes of an improbable comeback in the home-and-away playoff. Peralta, who also was the hero of Mexico's goal-medal-winning squads in the 2011 Pan American Games and the 2012 London Olympics, scored his goals in the 14th, 29th and 33rd minutes. In the first half, the Mexican team boasted a well-organized defense, creativity in midfield with Carlos Alberto Peña and Miguel Layun and effectiveness up front with forwards Peralta and Raul Jimenez. Peralta's first and third goals were assisted by Peña, while a pass ...
THE OFFICE OF THE PRINCE OF WALES AND THE DUCHESS OF CORNWALL PUBLISHES ITS 2013 ANNUAL REVIEW Supporting Her Majesty The Queen and promoting the very best of British enterprise and culture were key themes for The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall last year. In support of The Queen, Their Royal Highnesses played a significant role in the Diamond Jubilee celebrations as well as conducting very successful visits to Canada, Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand. The Prince of Wales led tributes to his mother in a moving television documentary using previously unseen family cine footage and by giving the keynote speech at the Jubilee Concert outside Buckingham Palace on 4th June 2012. In addition to supporting the highly successful London Olympics and attending the world premiere of the 50th anniversary James Bond film Skyfall, The Prince and The Duchess travelled the length and breadth of the country highlighting the “best of British” including, among others, successful manufacturing bu . ...
Sports Wrap: I hope you jingled all the way and now ready to open those boxes. Hafeez and Shoaib Malik also helped Pakistan to jingle all the way past India in their first Tour of India in five years as they guided the tourists to a five wicket win over the hosts with Malik notching up an unbeaten 57 in the first T20. Kumar Sangakara became the second batsman for Srilanka to reach the 10, 000 run milestone but his 58 runs, only the notable score for the vistors, was not enough as his team were bundled out for just 156 in the first innings against Australia. Glen Jonson (4-63) and his felow bowlers were helped a lot by the tourists' generocity. Jonson also got himself in the proud list of top bowlers as he became the seventh for Australia to reach 200 wickets. The hosts only lost Warner so far but not before he blitzed to a half century. The young South African cricket team is billed to take on a more seasoned New Zealand team later on in the second T20 after losing the first on in East London. South Afric ...
Stu @ Top Ten at Ten. Identify the two years. Lionel Richie, Snow Patrol, Kate Bush, Elton John and Eric Prydz just some of the tunes you will hear. London and Philadelphia hosted Live Aid. Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior was sunk in New Zealand. Superman actor Christopher Reeve passed away. At the Olympics Kelly Holmes won gold in the 800m and 1500m. What are the years?
with recented most important current affairs;- 1. Denmark Open final 2012: Saina Nehwal beat German Juliane Schenk 21-17, 21-8. Her 3rd title in Europe after the Swiss Opens in 2011 & 2012 2. Shane Bond appointed as bowling coach of New Zealand cricket team on 18 October 2012. 3. India & Pakistan may introduce a common currencycalled “ Papee ”. Papee is aword derived by adding “pa” fro... m ‘Pa’kistan and “pee” from Indian Ru’pee’ i.e. “Papee” 4. Bilateral trade between India and the US is expected to touch USD 100 billion in the coming years on increasing economic engagement between the countries. 5. The Haryana Government has announced on 20th October 2012 that it will giveRs.11,000 to each newly wedding couple at a mass marriage. 6. London Olympics silver medallist shooter Vijay Kumar was named as the ‘Services Best Sportsman’ award for 2012 at the Army Headquarters in New Delhi.The award is given to best sportsman from out of all the three services-Army, Air Force Navy. 7. ...
Wellington, Aug 14 : New Zealand shot putter Valerie Adams says she will not "waste energy" thinking of Nadzeya Ostapchuk after receiving the gold medal from the London Olympics when her Belarus rival returned a positive doping test.
Ostapchuk cheated, Adams gets gold - IOC Updated 5 minutes ago Belarusian shot putter Nadzeya Ostapchuk has been stripped of her gold medal for doping. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) says it has disqualified Belarus's Nadzeya Ostapchuk from the London Olympics, and awarded her gold medal for women's shot put to New Zealander Valerie Adams. That decision means New Zealand has won six gold medals, two silver and five bronze. Adams told the BBC that the decision was "encouraging for those athletes like myself who are proud to compete cleanly ... the system works, and doping cheats are caught". Urine samples from the Belorus athlete indicated the presence of metenolone, which is classified as anabolic agent. The IOC Disciplinary Commission said on the IOC website on Monday that it had disqualified Ostapchuk, and excluded her from the London Olympics. "The IOC administration is instructed to reallocate the medals, diplomas and medallist pins to the athletes who finished behind Ms Nadzeya Ostapchuk," ...
I have nothing else to do, so here is some statistical analyses of data after looking at the data. Amongst all countries which have won at least 3 medals (this is to exclude flash in the pan countries like TOGO and include sports power houses like INDIA) in Beijing Olympics, compare their performance to date in London Olympics. Rank them according to % change in number of medals. India is doing well. 3rd most improved country amongst sport power houses. China and US do not even make it in the top 20 and are in fact behind their 2008 performance. Data is below. So again GO INDIA GO. No need to despair. If we win one more medal, we will be the most improved sports nation. Country 2008 2010 % Improvement (to date) (per year) Mexico (MEX) 3 5 16.7 Sweden (SWE) 5 7 10.0 India (IND) 3 4 8.3 Denmark (DEN) 7 9 7.1 Japan (JPN) 25 29 4.0 Romania (ROU) 8 9 3.1 New Zealand (NZL)9 10 2.8 Hungary (HUN) 10 11 2.5 Great Britain (GBR)47 48 0.5 Netherlands (NED) 16 14 -3.1
London Olympics: How Indians fared on Day 6 Shuttler Parupalli Kashyap created history by becoming the first Indian male player to enter the singles quarterfinals at Olympics, defeating Sri Lankan Niluka Karunaratne in three games in London. Saina Nehwal booked her place in the last eight making short work of Jie Yao of Netherlands 21-14, 21-16. Deepika Kumari shoots during an elimination round of the individual archery competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She was shown the door by Amy Oliver in her opening elimination tie at the London Olympics. The pair of Leander Paes and Vishnu Vardhan could not make it past Frenchmen Michael Llodra and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga losing 6-7, 6-4, 3-6. Men's Hockey » [New Zealand] NZL 3-1 IND [India]
Mark Todd has done just enough to lead his eventing team to a bronze medal - New Zealand's first of the London Olympics.
Nick Willis has been announced as New Zealand's flagbearer for tomorrow morning's Opening Ceremony at the London Olympics.
Team GB coach Hope Powell wants her side to seize the chance to showcase women's football when they open the London Olympics against New Zealand...
New Zealand to send 185 athletes to London Olympics – Newstrack India: 3News NZNew Zealand to send 185...
NEWS RELEASE: The SMITHALLS SCHOOL SENIOR Brass Band from BOLTON, ENGLAND will be in concert at Main Street United Methodist Church on Monday, July 23 at 7 pm. This 43-member band has been named four times the World Champion Brass Band and eleven times the British National Champion Band. This band has played for royalty and to audiences in New Zealand, Japan, and all over England and Europe, and will soon play for the London Olympics. This concert is free but a love offering will be received.
Indian hockey team to open campaign against Holland New Delhi, May 22 Eight-time champions India will start their campaign against The Netherlands on July 30 in the men's hockey competition of London Olympics. The London Olympic Organising Committee, along with the International Hockey Federation (FIH), today unveiled the hockey competition schedule. India, who have been clubbed with Germany, Korea, New Zealand, Belgium and Netherlands in Pool B, will play their next match on August 1 against the Black Caps.
To all the people who were over the moon after India qualified for London Olympics in field Hockey, the four nation tournament showed how good we are against the Top Guns...We were last in terms of tournament rankings and we didn't have the other teams who form part of the top 6- Netherlands, Spain and fast improving New Zealand playing in this tournament... Nobbs as a coach has been excellent, but expecting a medal or a top 6 finish by this team in London Olympics is asking for too much...And also note that this was not the strongest Australian, German or British team playing in England.. Indian Hockey is Work in Process and with the way IHF and Hockey India are bickering anything can happen :(
New Zealand (AP) - Tottenham Hotspur defender Ryan Nelsen named captain of the New Zealand football team to compete at the London Olympics.
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