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Seemingly unfazed at being ousted from the Asian Athletics Association, scam-tainted Suresh Kalmadi on Monday said losing the presidential re-election bid to Qatars Dahlan Jumaan Al-Hamad has actually given him a chance to work at the grassroots level.
I have no issues today and I congratulate Mr Al-Hamad for being elected as President. I am rather relieved that I will be able to work at the grassroots level in athletics, Mr. Kalmadi said after losing the vote during the ongoing AAA Congress in Pune.

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Gary Glitter could earn thousands of pounds from Super Bowl royalties

Wednesday - Feb 01, 2012, 11:12am (GMT+5.5)
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London -  Gary Glitter, who is a convicted child molester, could pocket thousands of pounds when his 1972 hit ‘Rock and Roll Part II’ is played at the Super Bowl final next month. Rock and Roll Part II, known as the ‘Hey Song’, has been adopted as a theme tune by the New England Patriots, who will face the New York Giants in the final on February 5, the Daily Mail  reported.

The National Football League (NFL) has banned the original version of the song, but the cover version by Tube Tops 2000 will be played when the Patriots score a touchdown – implying that  Glitter- whose real name is Paul Gadd- is still entitled to royalties.

British television channels and radio stations banned Glitter’s music, since he was jailed in 2006 for molesting two girls in Vietnam.

However, the BBC has apparently paid 600,000 pounds for broadcast rights of Superbowl.

Rock and Roll Part II is considered as an anthem by several American football clubs, including the Indianapolis Colts, who will host the Superbowl final at their Lucas Oil Stadium.

The BBC asserted it was not required to pay royalty fees to third parties for music played by the NFL.


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