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London Olympics opening ceremony wins special arts award

London Olympics opening ceremony wins special arts awardLondon, Nov 27  :  The London Olympic Games opening ceremony has won a special award in the annual London Evening Standard theatre awards.

The opening ceremony earned Oscar-winning film director Danny Boyle and his team the Beyond Theatre Award, presented by British cycling gold medallist Victoria Pendleton, at an awards evening held in the Savoy Hotel here Monday, reports Xinhua.

The opening ceremony was watched by an estimated 900 million people across the world July 27, and featured Queen Elizabeth II and James Bond parachuting into the Olympic Stadium, performances from comedian Rowan Atkinson as Mr Bean, music from Paul McCartney, and a recreation of highlights of British history, including the industrial revolution and the National Health Service.

Other awards saw Oscar-winning actress Dame Judi Dench honoured for her contribution to world theatre with the presentation of the Moscow Art Theatre Golden Seagull Award.  (IANS)


From goals to guns: Brazilian footballer to join army in Ukraine

Edmar-Halowski-de-LacerdaLondon, July 25 : A Brazilian footballer has been left to regret his decision to change his citizenship in order to play international football for Ukraine after the army called him up to fight with them.  Read more »

Lil Wayne's firm to manage Cristiano Ronaldo's career

Cristiano-RonaldoWashington, July 25 : Lil Wayne's co-founded firm Young Money Entertainment have been assigned to manage footie ace Cristiano Ronaldo's career.

According to TMZ.  Read more »

Kirti Azad condemns Jadeja's penalization, says BCCI must have fixed it earlier

Kirti-AzadNew Delhi, July 25 : Former Indian cricketer Kirti Azad today condemned Indian all rounder Ravindra Jadeja's penalization over his tussle with James Anderson, but suspected Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for fixing it.  Read more »

Saeed Ajmal says his bowling remains enigma for many batsmen

Saeed Ajmal says his bowling remains enigma for many batsmenLahore: Pakistan`s top spin bowler Saeed Ajmal says his bowling still remains a mystery for many batsmen since they can`t read his `doosra`.  Read more »

Hamilton denies employing 'mind games' against Rosberg in race for F1 title

Lewis-HamiltonLondon, July 18 : Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has said that he is not trying to employ mind games against his teammate Nico Rosberg as both battle for the Formula One championship.  Read more »

Red Bull F1 reserve Felix da Costa to race in Formula E

Antonio-Felix-da-CostaLeicestershire, UK: Amlin Aguri have announced that Red Bull Racing Formula 1 reserve driver, Antonio Felix da Costa, will join the team for the inaugural all-electric FIA Formula E Championship beginning in September.  Read more »