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Canadians find it hard to get excited over Games

With virtually the whole of ice hockey-mad Canada gearing up for the NHL playoffs, it is little surprise the Commonwealth Games have failed to generate much interest.

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Disabled athletes may come under NSC plan

The disabled athletes of Malaysia have outshined the able-bodied ones, winning 69 gold, 41 silver and 30 bronze medals in the ParaGames in Manila.

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FedEx and Holmes win top Laureus honours

World number one tennis player Roger Federer and Britain's double Olympic athletics gold medallist Kelly Holmes won the two top individual honours at Monday's annual Laureus World Sports Awards ceremony.

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Disabled powerlifter Mariappan left out in the cold

Powerlifter P. Mariappan, the 1994 Melbourne World Wheelchair Championship triple gold medallist, is out of a job and penniless.

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Greeks promise to crack down on the hooligans

Greek sports undersecretary Giorgos Orfanos said on Monday that hooliganism such as that which occurred on Sunday forcing the postponement of the first division match between Panionios and Olympiakos will not be tolerated in the future.

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Paralympians make waves in Athens despite no medals to show

A month ago, the Malaysian athletes from the Olympics came home empty-handed. Now, the athletes to the Paralympic Games 2004 in Athens, which ended on Sept 28, will also come home without medals.

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Final Olympic bill to cost Athens 8bil euros

The Athens Olympics cost more than eight billion euros (US$10bil), making them the most expensive in the movement's 108-year history, the Greek press reported yesterday.

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Archer Mohd Salam fails to enter semi-finals

Malaysia's hopes of getting the first medal at the Athens Paralympics ran into a hitch Saturday when archer, Mohd Salam Sidik, failed to enter the semi-finals of the individual archery event.

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Football coach ‘King Otto’ catches the Olympic fever

The German coach of European football champions Greece, Otto Rehhagel, was the star runner on Sunday as the Olympic flame crossed Greece's just inaugurated Rio-Antirio suspension bridge.

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Athens to throw party every night during the Games

Athens will throw a citywide party for the Olympics - every night of the Games.