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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 Qatar’s 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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Barcelona invited to play in Brazil

Sunday - Feb 19, 2012, 01:40pm (GMT+5.5)
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Rio de Janeiro -  Brazilian media giant TV Globo has invited FC Barcelona to play in a four-team football tournament in Brazil.

The event is planned to take place during the off-season and at the time of the 2012 London Olympics.

TV Globo is expecting to put together the tournament July 27- August 12, the dates of the London Games. With football games widely suspended due to the Olympics, TV Globo is hoping to capitalise on the "free time" and organise an international tournament.

Flamengo and Corinthians have reportedly already confirmed their presence for the event. TV Globo is attempting close a deal with one more of the big clubs in Brazil, potentially Santos or Internacional. Representatives of Barcelona are yet to respond to the invitation, Xinhua reports.





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