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Colour me red

Ever feel kind of off-colour on the sports field' Feel like kicking yourself because the goal was a sitter and you failed to net the ball' Well, you could don the colour red and see if you perform better. In a paper published in Nature, Dr Russell Hill and Dr Robert Barton of the University of Durham claim that wearing red gives you an edge in most competitive sports. They studied results of the 2004 Olympics and found that in close matches, contestants wearing red in tae kwan do, boxing and wrestling won six out of 10 bouts. Soccer seems to display the same red bias. In Euro 2004, for instance, the five teams that wore predominantly red shirts tended to play better. But wait, don't reach for that red t-shirt just yet! The researchers have said that wearing red is not exactly a sure formula for success ' if you're really bad, no amount of red is going to make you a winner!

Careergraph Live

Calling all you guys and gals out there. Don't miss the three-day Careergraph Live career fair at Sangam Hall, Park Hotel from May 27-29, 2005. There will be interactive sessions with all your favourite columnists ' Amrita Dass, Pervin Malhotra and career stalls to help you to select the right career. So here's your chance to explore new horizons and check out nearly 50 well-known educational brands. And have the world at your feet.

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