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HIL begins with glittering ceremony
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HIL begins with glittering ceremony

Jan 14 2013, 9:08am CST | by

New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The inaugural Hockey India League (HIL), aimed at improving the state of the nation's national game, began with a dazzling opening ceremony here Monday. However, the event at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium failed to attract a sizeable crowd.

New Delhi, Jan 14 — The inaugural Hockey India League (HIL), aimed at improving the state of the nation's national game, began with a dazzling opening ceremony here Monday. However, the event at the...

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HIL begins with glittering ceremony

Jan 14 2013, 9:08am CST | by

New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The inaugural Hockey India League (HIL), aimed at improving the state of the nation's national game, began with a dazzling opening ceremony here Monday. However, the event at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium failed to attract a sizeable crowd.

New Delhi, Jan 14 — The inaugural Hockey India League (HIL), aimed at improving the state of the nation's national game, began with a dazzling opening ceremony here Monday. However, the event at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium failed to attract a sizeable crowd.

The Indian Premier League (IPL) styled league kicked off with Delhi Wave Riders hosting Jaypee Punjab Warriors but a lot of action was in store before the start of the match.

A light and sound show started the action-packed ceremony and was followed by an enthralling dance performance from a Ukrainian couple.

The next act was liked the most by the spectators. The special effort saw a female performing acrobats in the air with the support of a helium balloon tied to a rope rooted on the ground.

The captains of the five franchises then took the oath to play in the spirit of the game.

HIL chairman Narinder Batra in his speech said: "We are confident that HIL will be grand success. We have strived hard to boost the image of our national game."

Next up was the HIL anthem composed by lyricist Prasoon Joshi, music director Aadesh Srivastava and singer Sukhwindra Singh.

Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley (BJP), IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla (Congress) and former India cricket player Navjot Singh Sidhu were also part of the ceremony.

The loudest roar came shortly after the ceremony and that was reserved for Sidhu, who Monday was named HIL's brand ambassador.

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Villumsen wins road cycling time trial gold

Jul 31 2014 7:19am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

GLASGOW — Denmark-born New Zealand road cyclist Linda Villumsen finally has a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. After earning silver at New Delhi in 2010 in the time trial and then having second-place finishes at the world championships over the past three years, Villumsen finished with the fastest time Thursday — 42 minutes, 25.46 seconds — six seconds quicker than second-place Emma Pooley of England. Katrin Garfoot ...
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Villumsen wins road cycling time trial gold

Jul 31 2014 7:19am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

GLASGOW — Denmark-born New Zealand road cyclist Linda Villumsen finally has a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. After earning silver at New Delhi in 2010 in the time trial and then having second-place finishes at the world championships over the past three years, Villumsen finished with the fastest time Thursday — 42 minutes, 25.46 seconds — six seconds quicker than second-place Emma Pooley of England. Katrin Garfoot of Australia took the b ...
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Villumsen wins road cycling time trial gold

Jul 31 2014 7:19am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

GLASGOW — Denmark-born New Zealand road cyclist Linda Villumsen finally has a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. After earning silver at New Delhi in 2010 in the time trial and then having second-place finishes at the world championships over the past three years, Villumsen finished with the fastest time Thursday — 42 minutes, 25.46 seconds — six seconds quicker than second-place Emma Pooley of England. Katrin Garfoot of Australia took the bronze. Intermittent rain made the course ...
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Villumsen wins road cycling time trial gold

Jul 31 2014 7:19am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

GLASGOW — Denmark-born New Zealand road cyclist Linda Villumsen finally has a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. After earning silver at New Delhi in 2010 in the time trial and then having second-place finishes at the world championships over the past three years, Villumsen finished with the fastest time Thursday — 42 minutes, 25.46 seconds — six seconds quicker than second-place Emma Pooley of England. Katrin Garfoot of Australia ...
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Villumsen wins road cycling time trial gold

Jul 31 2014 7:19am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

GLASGOW — Denmark-born New Zealand road cyclist Linda Villumsen finally has a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. After earning silver at New Delhi in 2010 in the time trial and then having second-place finishes at the world championships over the past three years, Villumsen finished with the fastest time Thursday — 42 minutes, 25.46 seconds — six seconds quicker than second-place Emma Pooley of England. Katrin Garfoot of Australia took the bronze. Intermittent rain made the course slick and f ...
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Villumsen wins road cycling time trial gold

Jul 31 2014 7:19am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

GLASGOW — Denmark-born New Zealand road cyclist Linda Villumsen finally has a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. After earning silver at New Delhi in 2010 in the time trial and then having second-place finishes at the world championships over the past three years, Villumsen finished with the fastest time Thursday — 42 minutes, 25.46 seconds — six seconds quicker than second-place Emma Pooley of England. Katrin Garfoot of Australia took the bronze. Intermittent rain made the course slic ...
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Beauchemin-Nadeau wins gold in weightlifting

Jul 29 2014 11:55am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

GLASGOW — Montreal’s Marie-Eve Beauchemin-Nadeau has captured a gold medal in women’s weightlifting at the Commonwealth Games. Beauchemin-Nadeau, a silver medallist four years ago in New Delhi, finished with a combined total of 250 kilograms, a Games record in the 75-kilogram division. She lifted 110 kilograms in the snatch and 140 kilograms in the clean and jerk. Mary Opeloge of Samoa was second with a 243-kilogram to ...
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Beauchemin-Nadeau wins gold in weightlifting

Jul 29 2014 11:55am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

GLASGOW — Montreal’s Marie-Eve Beauchemin-Nadeau has captured a gold medal in women’s weightlifting at the Commonwealth Games. Beauchemin-Nadeau, a silver medallist four years ago in New Delhi, finished with a combined total of 250 kilograms, a Games record in the 75-kilogram division. She lifted 110 kilograms in the snatch and 140 kilograms in the clean and jerk. Mary Opeloge of Samoa was second with a 243-kilogram total. She was hoping to beat Beauc ...
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Beauchemin-Nadeau wins gold in weightlifting

Jul 29 2014 11:55am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

GLASGOW — Montreal’s Marie-Eve Beauchemin-Nadeau has captured a gold medal in women’s weightlifting at the Commonwealth Games. Beauchemin-Nadeau, a silver medallist four years ago in New Delhi, finished with a combined total of 250 kilograms, a Games record in the 75-kilogram division. She lifted 110 kilograms in the snatch and 140 kilograms in the clean and jerk. Mary Opeloge of Samoa was second with a 243-kilogram total. She ...
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Beauchemin-Nadeau captures gold in weightlifting

Jul 29 2014 11:55am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

GLASGOW — Montreal’s Marie-Eve Beauchemin-Nadeau has captured a gold medal in women’s weightlifting at the Commonwealth Games. Beauchemin-Nadeau, a silver medallist four years ago in New Delhi, finished with a combined total of 250 kilograms, a Games record in the 75-kilogram division. She lifted 110 kilograms in the snatch and 140 kilograms in the clean and jerk. Mary Opeloge of Samoa was second with ...
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