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HIL gets off to glittering start
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HIL gets off to glittering start

Jan 14 2013, 9:20am 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 in spite of the entrry being gratis.

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 gets off to glittering start

Jan 14 2013, 9:20am 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 in spite of the entrry being gratis.

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 in spite of the entrry being gratis.

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 cricketer 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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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 Beauchemin-Nadeau’s ...
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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 Beauchemin-Nadeau’s 140 with her final lift in ...
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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 wit ...
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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 a 243-ki ...
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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 ...
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President congratulates Indian team for Lord's victory

Jul 24 2014 6:25am CDT | Source: Cricket

New Delhi, July 24: President Pranab Mukherjee has congratulated the Indian cricket team for its historic win against England at Lord's and said the nation was proud of the achievement which materialised after a ga ...
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No spinner in the world has legitimate bowling action: Bedi

Jul 23 2014 5:13am CDT | Source: Cricket

New Delhi, July 23: Former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi today said there is no spinner in the world who has a "legitimate action". Bedi, who has always criticised the ICC's 15 degrees rule for spinners, said the slow b ...
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Sachin Tendulkar reacts to Maria Sharapova's comment

Jul 23 2014 12:11am CDT | Source: Cricket

New Delhi, July 23: Sachin Tendulkar has said that he didn't find it disrespectful that Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova didn't know who he was as she did not follow cricket. "Sharapova's comments were not disrespectful. She doesn ...
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Video: Canada predicts a top three medal haul at Commonwealth Games

Jul 22 2014 2:22pm CDT | Source: globeandmail

The Canadian team's general manager says he expects the team to place third in the medal standings at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Canada placed fourth at the 2010 Games in New De ...
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Childhood coach blames Venkatesh Prasad for Ishant's earlier woes

Jul 21 2014 11:42pm CDT | Source: Cricket

New Delhi, July 22: Ishant Sharma's childhood coach Sharvan Kumar feels that all the criticism that the bowler faced in recent times was "justified" and is also proud that his favourite ward has answered back in the ...
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