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Legendary hockey player Leslie Claudius no more

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One of the legends of hockey who won India three Olympic gold medals, Leslie Claudius, passed away.

Leslie Claudius: (March 25, 1927 to December 20, 2012)

  • Indian hockey player from Bilaspur. He was an Anglo-Indian.
  • Member of India’s generation of hockey that won the Olympic gold in 1948, 1952 and 1956.
  • First hockey player who played over one hundred games for India.

Awards and Honors:

  • Padma Shri in 1971.
  • Entered Guinness Book of World Records along with Udham Singh for having won the most number of Olympic medals in field hockey.
  • For the 2012 Olympics the Bushey tube station was renamed after Claudius in the special "Olympic Legends Map".

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ASEAN-India Car Rally 2012

imageASEAN-India car rally reached the Indian capital after travelling nearly 8,000 km through nine countries. It was flagged in by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh which also marked the occasion of ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit highlighting 20 years of their partnership.

The rally was started from Indonesia and traversed through the ASEAN to enter India through Assam.

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AIFF appoints investigation panel

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) formed a ‘one-manimage committee’ of retired Supreme Court judge and chairperson of the West Bengal Human Rights Commission, A.K Ganguly to probe and decide the fate of the abandoned 10th round I-League match between East Bengal and Mohun Bagan.

Mohun Bagan decided not to play the second half after one of its players was hit by a missile from the stands in the first half, forcing the abandonment of the match played on December 9, 2012.

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