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Opening Ceremony

Hockey Men's World Cup: Odisha government declares holiday in view of opening ceremony

All the banks, financial institutions, government offices and educational institutions have been asked to remain shut in view of the ceremony

Nov 26, 2018, 21:35 PM IST

Asian Games 2018: Indian contingent reaches Jakarta; eye Asiad glory

The Indian contingent on Saturday has reached Jakarta for the 18th Asian Games. The contingent consists of 804 athletes and officials.

Aug 18, 2018, 16:00 PM IST

After Ranveer Singh, Parineeti Chopra pulls out of IPL opener

The cricket tournament's opening ceremony is scheduled to be held on Saturday.

Apr 05, 2018, 18:12 PM IST

Commonwealth Games 2018 opening ceremony: As it happened

After a glittering ceremony at the Carrara Stadium, where the Games were declared open by Prince Charles, focus now shifts to action in the competition arena starting Thursday.

Apr 04, 2018, 14:46 PM IST

Channel 9 loses accreditation for violating CWG opening ceremony embargo

  In perhaps the first of its kind case of embargo violation in a multi-sport event, popular Australian network Channel Nine's accreditation was cancelled by the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee after it leaked a video of the opening ceremony's dress rehearsal.

Apr 03, 2018, 21:00 PM IST

IPL 2018: Opening ceremony to be held at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium on April 7

IPL 2018 will have just a single opening ceremony unlike last year, where one was held in each of the eight home venues of the franchises.

Mar 04, 2018, 23:51 PM IST

PyeongChang Winter Olympics hacked during opening ceremony, claims organisers

The organisers of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics said Saturday its servers were hacked by an unidentified attacker during the opening ceremony the previous day.

Feb 10, 2018, 14:59 PM IST

'Trump' and 'Kim' thrown out of Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony in Pyeongchang

People dressed up as US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un caused a commotion when they appeared in the stands at the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony on Friday before swiftly being shown out by security staff. 

Feb 09, 2018, 19:50 PM IST

Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony: Time, Date, Venue, TV listing, Live streaming

While not much has been revealed about the events and star attraction, Brazil supermodel Gisele Bundchen, often regarded as one of the "sexiest ever", will be one of the key highlights of the opening ceremony.

Aug 06, 2016, 02:13 AM IST

Rio Olympics 2016: Opening ceremony - As it happened...

India have sent their biggest contingent comprising over 100 athletes. Abhinav Bindra, India's only individual gold medalist at the Games, was India's flag-bearer.

Aug 06, 2016, 01:33 AM IST

Rio Olympics: British athletes to snub opening ceremony at Maracana

Britain's total team size at the Rio Olympics is of 366.

Aug 01, 2016, 21:58 PM IST

2016 Rio Olympics work to go on to last minute: Thomas Bach

Workers will probably still be finishing the Olympic stadium when the Rio Games start in a year`s time, but IOC president Thomas Bach told AFP the world will still be "overwhelmed" by the event.

Jul 30, 2015, 17:29 PM IST

Avril Lavigne performs at Special Olympics opening ceremony

 Pop star Avril Lavigne performed at the opening ceremony of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games to sing her latest track "Fly".

Jul 26, 2015, 15:25 PM IST

Michelle Obama to declare Special Olympics open

Honorary co-chair of Special Olympics World Games (SOWG) and US First Lady Michelle Obama has confirmed her attendance at Saturday's opening ceremony.

Jul 25, 2015, 20:11 PM IST

Big B to sing National Anthem at Pro Kabaddi League opening

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who crooned "Le panga" as a promotional stint for the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL), will now sing the National Anthem at the opening ceremony of the kabaddi event here on Saturday.

Jul 17, 2015, 15:16 PM IST

Baku looks to future after delivering golden Games

Pop diva Lady Gaga`s rendition of `Imagine` at the European Games opening ceremony lit the touchpaper that put human rights issues on the backburner and ushered in a dream fortnight for both contro

Jun 28, 2015, 09:03 AM IST

Spectacular ceremony cost over double that of London Olympics

The lavish and impressive opening ceremony of the inaugural European Games cost 100 million manat ($95m, 85m euros), revealed Azerbaijan Sports Minister Azad Rahimov on Saturday.

Jun 13, 2015, 22:10 PM IST

Baku European Games: Simon Clegg hopes for cheers not jeers for Armenians

The hostile reception given to Azerbaijan's bitter enemies Armenia at the lavish opening ceremony of the inaugural European Games in Baku will hopefully not be repeated in the sporting arena, the Games' chief operating officer Simon Clegg said on Saturday.

Jun 13, 2015, 17:44 PM IST

Check out: Hrithik Roshan's big dance moves for IPL 2015 opening ceremony!

The man who can possibly be called one of the best dancers in Bollywood, Hrithik Roshan, is all set to enthrall the audiences today with his super dance moves during the opening ceremony of Indian Premiere League (IPL) 2015.

Apr 07, 2015, 10:19 AM IST

IPL 8: Star-studded show to light opening ceremony today in rain threatened Kolkata

India's biggest cricket carnival kicks off with a glittery opening ceremony on Tuesday as several stars from Bollywood line-up for some breathtaking performances to start the Indian Premier League (IPL) season 8. But what threatens the opening ceremony is a possibility of rain and thunderstorm which could interrupt proceedings at the Salt Lake Stadium, according to the Met office predictions.

Apr 07, 2015, 09:39 AM IST