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Fastest man on earth Bolt survives car crash

Fastest man on earth Bolt survives car crashLondon, Apr 30 : World 100 and 200-metre record holder Usain Bolt has been admitted to hospital, following a motor car accident along the Vineyard Toll section of Highway 2000 in Jamaica.

Bolt's car had been travelling into Kingston from Clarendon when the accident occurred. The road was slippery from afternoon showers.

Bolt and a female passenger were taken to a hospital in Spanish Town, near Kingston, where the Jamaican sprinter was treated before being sent home.

Havelange asks IOC to pick Rio to host 2016 Olympics

Rio de Janeiro - Former FIFA president Joao Havelange on Wednesday asked the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to choose Rio de Janeiro as the host city of the 2016 Olympics.

"At my age, unfortunately, I no longer have ambitions in sport. But I do have one wish, which is to offer Brazil and South America the organization of the Olympic and Paralympic Games," said Havelange, one of the most important sports personalities in Brazil.

Havelange, 92, made his speech in French before members of an IOC evaluating commission currently visiting Rio.

IOC inspectors led by Moroccan former athlete Nawal El Moutawakel on Wednesday held closed-door consultations with Brazilian authorities to hear about Rio's plans for the 2016 Games.

Bremen discuss Diego with Juventus

Bremen discuss Diego with JuventusBremen, Germany - Werder Bremen have held talks with Italian Serie A giants Juventus over their Brazilian playmaker, Bremen sports director Klaus Allofs has confirmed.

Allofs told Wednesday's local Kreiszeitung Syke newspaper that there had been discussions by phone with Juventus but "no negotiations."

"When a club has an interest (in a player) it's normal that you telephone each other," he was quoted as saying.

German ref rejects Barcelona claims after Champions League draw

German ref rejects Barcelona claims after Champions League drawHamburg - German referee Wolfgang Stark Wednesday defended his performance in Tuesday's Champions League semi-final between Barcelona and Chelsea after coming in for criticism from the Spanish side.

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola criticised Stark for some of his decisions, saying the referee should have sent off fellow German Michael Ballack for a foul which he claimed warranted a second yellow card.

How swimming can help slimming, by Olympic champ Rebecca Adlington

How swimming can help slimming, by Olympic champ Rebecca AdlingtonLondon, Apr 29 : Olympic Games champion swimmer Rebecca Adlington has revealed how swimming can help one to stay slim.

Adlington, 20, who swims four miles every morning, is eager to share the benefits of swimming just a few times a week.

"Swimming does everything," the Mirror quoted her as saying.

How Shilpa Shetty went on to be a part of Rajasthan Royals

Shilpa-ShettyFew weeks back we had revealed what drove Preity Zinta to own her own IPL team, now we reveal to you from what we have learnt through industry sources about how Shilpa Shetty and her boyfriend Raj Kundra went on to be associated with the Rajasthan Royals.