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INTERVIEW: Qatar goes for the Gold

It may surprise many but women are a key part of Qatar's master plan to enter the sporting big leagues, and as if to the underline that ambition, a female athlete was Qatar's main flag bearer at Friday's Olympic opening ceremony

August 1, 2012 9:34
New Egypt Government

Arab Spring states revel in Olympic pride

The Egyptians are keen to show that they too have managed to field a team despite the crises that have convulsed the world's most populous Arab state

July 31, 2012 9:37
Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth and James Bond steal the show

Over the following 17 days, the drama of sporting contest takes hold the length and breadth of Britain as more than 16,000 athletes from 204 countries will strive to achieve their ultimate dream - Olympic gold

July 28, 2012 8:57
British Army at the London Olympics 2012

More troops deployed at Olympics

With the buzz growing around London as the Olympics' date nears, Britain deploys over a thousand more troops for security purposes

July 25, 2012 10:13

Man dives off bridge in Olympic protest

The Port of London Authority suspects that it was a taxi driver, who dove into the river Thames in protest fashion for being excluded from Olympic networks

July 24, 2012 9:14

Saudi Arabia will enter women in London Olympics

Saudi Arabia will allow its women athletes to compete in the Olympic Games for the first time ever in London this summer, the Islamic kingdom's London embassy said on its website.

June 26, 2012 10:49
Mariam Erzouqi kuwaiti shooter

Olympics-rifle passion drives female Kuwaiti shooter

Mariam Erzouqi grips her German-made air rifle with carefully-manicured hands, steadies her footing, eyes the target and slowly pulls the trigger until a soft crack echoes through Kuwait's cavernous shooting range.

May 31, 2012 11:35
Will Dubai bring the Olympics here?

Will Dubai bring the Olympics here?

The city has formed a committee with several high-profile members to discuss Dubai’s chances of hosting the Olympics in 2020.

November 3, 2009 1:09
Dubai plans to bid for the 2020 Olympics. Do you think the emirate can pull it off?
Qatar queuing for the big ball

Qatar queuing for the big ball

With FIFA confirming Qatar as one of its 10 potential bidders for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, does the country actually have a chance of winning?

January 18, 2009 11:53