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Son of Pakistan-born scrap merchant is Britain’s youngest Olympian in Athens

Amir Khan is Britain’s youngest Olympian in Athens. He will also be the loneliest being the only boxer from his country to qualify for the Games. The 17-year-old lightweight faces a huge battle if he is to achieve his dream of bettering his hero Muhammad Ali’s feat, who won Olympic gold at the age of [...]

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Pakistan wins first ever Saarc Golf Championship

Pakistan has for the first time won the Saarc Golf Championship by beating its traditional rival India in the 6th Saarc Golf Championship final played at Royal Palm Golf and Country Club of Lahore…

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Recalling epic K2 first ascent

Over the years it has been called the mountain of mountains, the savage mountain and in more contemporary parlance, a death trap. So perilous is K2, that Hollywood movies have been made that dramatically chronicle its perils. Fifty years ago on 31 July, two Italian climbers, Lino Lacedelli and Achille Compagnoni, braved wind, rain and [...]

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Senorita conquers Pakistani peak to join climbing elite

Nursing bandaged, frostbitten feet, Edurne Pasaban has just joined the ranks of the international mountaineering circuit’s elite. On Monday, the slim 30-year-old from Spain became only the sixth woman to reach the the peak of K2, the world’s second highest mountain. The other five are all dead. They either died during the descent, like Britain’s [...]

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Pakistan marks K-2 conquest anniversary

It’s not quite as high as Mount Everest, but it’s been about three times as dangerous to conquer. And on Monday, an Italian marked the 50th anniversary of his grandfather’s first successful climb of K-2 by summiting the mountain. Italians Lino Lacedelli and Achille Compagnoni first scaled K-2, the world’s second-highest mountain, on July 31, [...]

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Pakistan girl gets Olympic dream

Rubab Raza, from Lahore, goes to school but has still found time to compete in many international swimming matches. She has won two silver medals and one bronze in the ninth South Asian games held in Islamabad this year. The dynamic teenager has taken part in championships in India and Spain and hopes to win [...]

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