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  2nd Test Match: West Indies V India At Kingston, Jamaica
Posted by: Shivraj - Yesterday 09:35 AM - Replies (8)

Starts at 08:30 PM IST (15:00 GMT), Jul 30

Teams:

India (From): Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli©, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Stuart Binny, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Shardul Thakur

West Indies (From): Kraigg Brathwaite, Rajendra Chandrika, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Jermaine Blackwood, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich(w), Carlos Brathwaite, Jason Holder©, Devendra Bishoo, Shannon Gabriel, Leon Johnson, Miguel Cummins, Alzarri Joseph

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  Rio Olympics: India-centric live on DD National, special programmes on DD Sports
Posted by: nairrk - Yesterday 09:00 AM - No Replies

NEW DELHI: All the India-centric events and some other important events taking place during the Olympics next month will be telecast on Doordarshan National Channel.

A DD source told indiantelevision.com that there will be no live telecasts on DD Sports as that channel is not covered in the ambit of the Sports Broadcasting Signals (Mandatory Sharing with Prasar Bharati) Act 2007. However, DD Sports had commenced pre-event programmes on the Olympics in June this year.

Rio 2016 are being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, are from 5 to 21 August 2016. The Paralympics follow from 7 to 18 September 2016. The Rio 2016 opening ceremony will be at the Maracanã Stadium on 5 August 2016. This is the first time that the Games are being held in South Anerica.

The source also said that as President Pranab Mukherjee will be giving his traditional broadcast on the eve of Independence Day from 7.00 pm onwards n 14 August 2016, any important India-centric event that may happen at that time could be carried further in the day.

Similarly, the Flag Hoisting Ceremony and Prime Minister’s Address to the Nation on Independence Day and Governors’ Address will be telecast on DD National from 6.25 am to 9.30 am. During this period if any important India centric-event happens, this will be carried as deferred live from 9.30 am onwards.

The timings of the Closing ceremony are yet to be provided by the rights holder Star Sports. Also the timings pertaining to the end of the play every day are tentative and likely to change depending on the duration of the play.

DD Sports has already mounted five shows as the build up to the Rio Olympics 2016. The shows were Olympic Hour, Olympics Flash Back, Mission Rio, Olympics Quiz and 2 episode series ‘Poorvottar Ke Ratna’.
Apart from this social media weekly show ‘Sports Konect’ is totally focussed on Olympics and has been renamed as ‘Olympics Konect’.

During the Olympics in DD Sports, daily Olympics bulletins and studio based discussion show ‘Olympics Hour’ will be telecast which will incorporate India centric news from the field of play and Olympics village. Apart from this shows like Olympics Flashback and Olympics Quiz which are not dated will be repeated.

OLYMPIC HOUR- Studio discussion based one hour show in which the select experts dissect the chances of Indian athletes in sports in which the medals are expected. The selected experts include sports persons, sports journalists and federation officials.

Olympics Flash Back- In this 15 minutes of flash back time, DD Sports takes the viewers down the memory lane, taking one back to the origin, legacy and important moments attached with the Olympics in past. These capsules were acquired from DW, Germany and are of best production quality.

Mission Rio: - in this half an hour per episode done in documentary feature style, India’s chances weighing the sports personalities and specific sports are showcased from the actual location. These episodes are based on athletics, hockey, gymnastics, weightlifting, Wrestling & Archery amongst others.

Olympics Quiz- the only quiz show of its kind in the sports genre, the 7 episode series tests the knowledge level of the school level students pertaining to the games. Hosted by the seasoned quiz master, the series is shot in a unique viewer friendly presentation style, It is beginning this evening from 7.30 pm to 8 pm and will continue everyday till 4 August.

Porvottar Ke Ratna- MC Mary Kom was the face of Indian upsurge in the London Olympics 2016. In Rio Olympics 2016, two sports faces of the North East, boxer Shiva Thapa and gymnast DipaKarmakar shoulder the medal hope of the nation. In two sports episodes of Porvottar Ke Ratna, these two athletes are profiled from ground zero. This will be held on four days featuring Shiva Thomas tomorrow and on 3 August and Dipa Karmakar on 31 July and 4 August from 9.30 pm to 10 pm on Star Sports.

Telecast Timings of Rio Olympics 2016 in DD NATIONAL

The timings are in Indian Standard Time (IST) and the schedule given below is as per the information provided by the rights holder Star Sports.

The schedule includes the timings of the Pre Olympic and Post Olympic show before the start and at the end of each day’s play.

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Telecast plan of Rio olympics games based programme 2016 on dd sports

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  Sri Lanka appoint Nic Pothas as fielding coach
Posted by: nairrk - 07-29-2016 03:40 PM - No Replies

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Pothas has played three ODIs for South Africa

Nic Pothas, the former South African wicketkeeper-batsman, was named Sri Lanka's fielding coach on Friday (July 29). The 42-year-old was previously Director of Cricket at Guernsey and was Leicestershire county's academy director when Sri Lanka Cricket approached to hire his services.

"We always believe in engaging the best professional advice and technical support for our national team. Fielding is an area we intend to focus strongly on," Thilanga Sumanthipala, president of SLC, said in an official statement. "We are grateful to Leicestershire County for agreeing to release Nic Pothas."

As Sri Lanka continue their rebuilding and transition phase, Sumanthipala praised the team's improvement in batting and bowling, but identified fielding as an area of concern. Pothas's appointment, according to the board president, will provide the 'necessary boost'.

"Our last few outings are showing a marked improvement in the batting and bowling both, however our fielding has been letting us down and Pothus joining the support team already in place will give the necessary boost to this important area.

"It is the focus of my administration to build Sri Lankas next world champion team. We will deploy the necessary resources and invest in the infrastructure to make this happen," Sumanthipala added.

Pothas played just three One-Day Internationals, but made 218 first-class appearances for Hampshire, scoring over 11,000 runs, taking 614 catches and effecting 45 stumpings. He will join up with the Sri Lankan squad on August 8.

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  IOC's Olympic Channel to Launch on 21 August 2016
Posted by: nairrk - 07-29-2016 12:07 PM - No Replies

[Image: 2016_07_27_OC_thumbnail.jpg]The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced the launch date for its ground-breaking new media destination, the Olympic Channel, where fans can experience the power of sport and the Olympic Movement all year round. Starting Sunday 21 August, after the Closing Ceremony of the Olympic Games Rio 2016, the Olympic Channel platform will be available worldwide via a mobile app for Android and iOS devices and at olympicchannel.com.

In addition, athletes and fans can follow the Olympic Channel on its newly launched social media handles on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube, and sign up for Olympic Channel updates at olympicchannel.com.

IOC President Thomas Bach said: “The launch of the Olympic Channel on 21st August is the start of an exciting new journey to connect the worldwide audience with the Olympic Movement all year round. Fans will be able to follow sports, athletes and the stories behind the Olympic Games. The Olympic Channel will inspire us all and reach out to new generations of athletes and fans.”

With the goal of providing a new way to engage young people, fans and new audiences in the Olympic Movement, the Olympic Channel is a free platform that will present original programming, live sports events, news and highlights offering additional exposure for sports and athletes all year round. Olympic Channel original programming will include both short-form and long-form content, focusing on elite athletes, their quest for success and sport around the world.

Designed for a global audience, the Olympic Channel digital platform will showcase content from around the world, and will initially be offered in English. Additional features at launch will include fantastic content as video on demand, as well as individual sport pages within a user-friendly and mobile-responsive interface, subtitled in nine different languages.

The Olympic Channel includes an option to register for a richer and more personalised experience, where users can follow their favourite athletes, teams, sports and countries to receive an individually-tailored content selection. The dynamic environment also allows videos to be easily shared across social media, and encourages users to regularly interact with the Olympic Movement.

After the launch of the global digital product in August, the Olympic Channel intends to foster partnerships with other Olympic stakeholders, including rights-holding broadcasters and National Olympic Committees to develop localised versions of the Olympic Channel. Localised versions will offer language-specific user experiences on digital platforms, and will also include linear television programming options.

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About the Olympic Channel

The Olympic Channel is a digital-first, multiplatform global Olympic media entity, which aims to broadcast the Olympic Movement and its inherent values all year round, especially in the periods between the Olympic Games.

The primary objectives of the Olympic Channel are the following:

• Provide a platform for the continuous exposure of Olympic sports and athletes beyond the Olympic Games period and help create anticipation while providing opportunities to "re-live the experience" after the Games
• Continuously highlight the relevance of the Olympic Movement's ideals to the challenges of today's world
• Provide a platform for sharing the IOC's very rich patrimonial assets and archives with the world and create additional value and content for the IOC archives
• As a matter of priority, engage the young generations around the world using methods that are relevant to them, building understanding, entertainment and education.

At launch, the Olympic Channel will be a digital platform, with on-demand content available across the web, mobile, tablet and other connected devices, where fans can experience the power of sport and Olympism 24 hours per day, 365 days a year. Audiences will also be able to access content and engage through a variety of social media platforms as part of the Olympic Channel network.


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  Indian men's hockey team go down 1-4 to Spain in Rio Olympics preparation match
Posted by: nairrk - 07-29-2016 09:22 AM - No Replies

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New Delhi: Indian men's hockey team witnessed a disappointing start to its final preparatory campaign ahead of the Rio Olympics after it went down 1-4 to Spain in the first of the two practice games in Madrid.

For eight-time champions India, the loss against Spain couldn't have come at the right time as they give final touches to their preparation before flying directly to Rio from here in search of an Olympic medal that eluded the country for 36 years. India's last of the eight Olympic gold medals came way back in 1980.

India's lone goal last night came from the sticks of dragflicker Rupinder Pal Singh (21st minute). For Spain, Xavi Lleonart (10th, 31st) and Pau Quemada (30th, 42nd) struck the boards twice each.

The hosts started quickly off the blocks and opened the scoring in the 10th minute via Lleonart.

India's equaliser came in the second quarter from a penalty stroke which was converted by Rupinder.

Spain reinstated their lead in the final minute of the second quarter through Quemada to take a one goal lead at half-time.

After the crossover, Spain scored two more goals in the third quarter via Lleonart (31st) and Quemada (42nd) to extend their lead to 4-1 which stayed till the end.

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