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Saturday, March 03, 2012
Kabul (BNA) On the occasion of March 8th (World Woman Day) the women and girls ski competition will held in Bamiyan province.
Mohammad Kabir Tofan, head of sport department of Bamiyan told this news agency, this competition will hold on the hills of Baba Mountains and forty women and girls will participate.
He added, last year also this competition was organized which the numbers of participants were less then this time.
Tofan said, the first competition between foreign and Afghan men was held on Friday at the Baba Mountains.
In this ski competition, twenty ski players were participated which included Afghan, British, America, Swedish and Indian.
The aim of the contest was to attract the attention of tourists in four season of the year in this area.
Tofan said, the competition was held with the cooperation of tourism department, Bamiyan governor and sport department of that province.
T: Rateb

Friday 02 March 2012,

MELBOURNE: Sri Lanka beat Australia by nine runs to reach the finals of the tri one-day series at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday.

Sri Lanka held their nerve to win the thrilling game after dismissing Australia for 229 with five balls left in reply to their total of 238.

They now face Australia in the best-of-three match finals, starting in Brisbane on Sunday, while India's disappointing tour of Australia is over and they will head home this weekend.

It was a gripping finish with Australia needing 10 runs off the final over bowled by Nuwan Kulasekara, but David Hussey was caught by Tillakaratne Dilshan at long off with five balls remaining ending their hopes of a last-gasp win.

Hussey scored 74 off 74 balls and finished the tournament as the leading runscorer of all the three teams with 412 at an average of 82.40.

Lasith Malinga finished with four for 49 as skipper Mahela Jayawardene used eight bowlers to defend his team's modest total.

Match scores: Sri Lanka 238 (50 overs); Australia 229 (49.1 overs)

Wednesday February 29 ,

(BNA)  NAPIER: South Africa beat New Zealand by six wickets in the second one-day international in Napier on Wednesday to give the tourists an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

In reply to New Zealand's 230 all out in the 48th over, South Africa reached 231 for four in the 39th over.

Opener Hashim Amla top scored for South Africa with 92, with JP Duminy making 43. For New Zealand, Tarun Nethula finished with two for 60 off his 10 overs.

In the New Zealand innings, Brendon McCullum made 85 and Martin Guptill 58 while Morne Morkel took five for 38 and Lonwabo Tsotsobe three for 43.

The final ODI, in Auckland on Saturday, is followed by three Tests

Wednesday February 29,

(BNA) LONDON: Giant Olympic rings were launched on the River Thames in London on Tuesday to mark 150 days until the start of the 2012 Games.

The rings -- 25 metres (82 feet) wide and 11 metres (36 feet) high -- travelled on a barge along the Thames, which runs through the centre of the British capital, and were to pass such landmarks as Tower Bridge and Canary Wharf.

London Mayor Boris Johnson, who was due to open Tower Bridge to allow the rings to pass underneath, also announced a programme of free cultural events to accompany the Games.

Johnson said: "2012 is one of the most thrilling years in our city's history and as we welcome the world, we have an unprecedented opportunity to showcase and strengthen London's outstanding culture and creativity, which are a hugely important part of our economy.

"From museums to theatre, and music to design, we have a reputation that is second to none and London's finest artists and organisations are producing an exceptional range of brand new cultural events that will add to the excitement of hosting the Games.

"We're creating the biggest festival of outdoor arts ever to be seen in the capital, as well as fantastic new work that will throw new light on some of our city's lesser-known landmarks and hidden gems."

The rings on display on Tuesday will be back on the Thames at the start of the Olympics, which get underway on July 27