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Aamir Khan to be Olympic torch bearer in Delhi

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Coca-Cola India recently announced torchbearers for the Olympic Torch Relay and present among them was Actor Aamir Khan.

Being a brand ambassador of Coca-Cola, Amir has been selected as one of the 6 torchbearers who will run with the Olympic Torch in New Delhi.

Apart from Aamir other five torchbearers are

  • Dr. Narayan G Hegde– President, BAIF Development Research Foundation.

Route of the Olympic torch relay for the Beijing Games

The 2008 Olympic Torch Relay will take place from March 24 to August 8, 2008.

The Beijing Olympic Flame began the “Journey of Harmony“ on March 24 2008, from the site of ancient Olympia in Greece.

Here is the Route of the Olympic torch relay for the Beijing Games

Detailed list: http://torchrelay.beijing2008.cn/en/journey/calendar/index.shtml

Indian Hockey Out of Olympics – first time in 80 years

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Six consecutive Olympic gold medal winner hockey champion INDIA, for the first time in 80 years (since their debut in 1928) will not have the men’s hockey team part in 2008 Beijing Olympics.

A heartbroken hockey fraternity reacted with anger as India lost to Great Britain in the final of the Olympic qualifiers 2-0 in Santiago on Sunday night (early Monday morning IST).