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Oct 24, 2013

India Grand Prix to go ahead despite court hearing

GREATER NOIDA, India (Reuters) – Indian Grand Prix organizers have confirmed that Sunday’s race will go ahead even though the country’s top court has agreed to hear a petition on Friday seeking its cancellation over tax issues.

The Supreme Court decided to hear the case after campaigner Amit Kumar accused race promoters Jaypee Sports International (JPSI) of not paying entertainment taxes in full for the 2012 race.

Oct 24, 2013

Motor racing-India Grand Prix to go ahead despite court hearing

GREATER NOIDA, India, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Indian Grand Prix organisers have confirmed that Sunday’s race will go ahead even though the country’s top court has agreed to hear a petition on Friday seeking its cancellation over tax issues.

The Supreme Court decided to hear the case after campaigner Amit Kumar accused race promoters Jaypee Sports International (JPSI) of not paying entertainment taxes in full for the 2012 race.

Oct 22, 2013

Di Resta faces uncertain Formula One future

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Force India driver Paul Di Resta acknowledged his uncertain Formula One future on Tuesday while pointing out that he was not the only driver facing problems.

The 27-year-old Scot’s poor run of form in the second half of the season has fuelled speculation that the Silverstone-based team might drop him and bring back Sauber’s Nico Hulkenberg, who has also been linked with Lotus.

Oct 22, 2013

Motor racing-Di Resta faces uncertain Formula One future

NEW DELHI, Oct 22 (Reuters) – Force India driver Paul Di Resta acknowledged his uncertain Formula One future on Tuesday while pointing out that he was not the only driver facing problems.

The 27-year-old Scot’s poor run of form in the second half of the season has fuelled speculation that the Silverstone-based team might drop him and bring back Sauber’s Nico Hulkenberg, who has also been linked with Lotus.

Sep 5, 2013

Firm IOC tells India to exclude tainted officials

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has rejected India’s compromise formula and insisted the Asian nation must exclude tainted officials from office in order to overturn its Olympic ban.

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) was suspended by the IOC last December and told to amend its constitution, introducing a clause barring tainted officials from contesting elections.

Sep 5, 2013

Olympics-Firm IOC tells India to exclude tainted officials

NEW DELHI, Sept 5 (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has rejected India’s compromise formula and insisted the Asian nation must exclude tainted officials from office in order to overturn its Olympic ban.

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) was suspended by the IOC last December and told to amend its constitution, introducing a clause barring tainted officials from contesting elections.

Sep 5, 2013

Rupee slump costs India only European Tour event

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A currency slump and slowing economy have cost India its biggest golf tournament after sponsors pulled out of the country’s only European Tour event on Thursday.

The Avantha Group, which sponsored the first four years of the tournament, said it would have required a substantial hike in prize money, apart from a right slot in the European Tour calendar, to attract top talents for the 2014 and subsequent editions.

Aug 25, 2013

IOA leaves door ajar for tainted officials

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) left its door ajar for corrupt officials on Sunday, sidestepping a directive from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to bar tainted officials from contesting its elections.

The IOA remains suspended from the Olympics for going ahead with its December 2012 election in which Lalit Bhanot, who spent 11 months in jail on corruption charges, was chosen as its secretary general.

Aug 14, 2013

India’s shuttle dreams riding on new $1 million league

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian organisers hope the absence of China’s superstars will not take the shine off a new $1 million (646 thousand pounds) badminton league, which players and officials believe will grow the game and help foster future Olympic medallists.

The franchise-based Indian Badminton League (IBL) kicks off in New Delhi on Wednesday and organisers hope it will generate the same kind of commercial success enjoyed by the country’s money-spinning Twenty20 cricket competition, the Indian Premier League.

Aug 14, 2013

India’s shuttle dreams riding on new $1 million Badminton league

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian organisers hope the absence of China’s superstars will not take the shine off a new $1 million badminton league, which players and officials believe will grow the game and help foster future Olympic medallists.

The franchise-based Indian Badminton League (IBL) kicks off in New Delhi on Wednesday and organisers hope it will generate the same kind of commercial success enjoyed by the country’s money-spinning Twenty20 cricket competition, the Indian Premier League.