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Norway government rejects 2022 Winter Olympics

Winter OlympicsOslo - The Norwegian government rejected Oslo's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics on Wednesday amid financial concerns, meaning the candidacy will almost certainly be dropped.

Oslo's withdrawal would leave just two cities in the race: Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Members of the ruling Conservative party members voted against providing government financial guarantees for the bid. The junior partner in the minority coalition voted against four months ago.

Two players die at world chess championship in Norway

Two players die at world chess championship in NorwayOslo : Two contestants in the just-ended Chess Olympiad in northern Norway died on the event`s final day, apparently from natural causes, police said on Friday.

Krishnan Sasikiran keeps India in hunt for historic podium finish

Krishnan Sasikiran keeps India in hunt for historic podium finishTromso (Norway): Grandmaster Krishnan Sasikiran guided Indian men to a creditable 2.5-1.5 victory over Germany in the 10th and penultimate round to stay in contention

Indian men held by Argentina, women lose to Ukraine

S P SethuramanTromso (Norway): Indian men were held to a draw by Argentina on all four boards while the eves suffered a 1.5-2.5 defeat against Ukraine in the ninth round of the ongoing 41st Chess Olympiad here.

Chess Olympiad: Top stars missing but Indian team in high spirit

Chess OlympiadTromso, Norway: Indian team, sans five- time world champion Viswanathan Anand, will be spearheaded by Krishnan Sasikiran at the 41st Chess Olympiad, here.

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