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Other Sport 02 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Unique and noisy opening

Germany stages the World Cup's first opening gala next year and organisers promise it will be nothing like the extravaganzas seen at the Olympics and the Superbowl.

Other Sport 15 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

World Cup opening gala axed

The World Cup opening gala in Berlin has been cancelled five months before the tournament because the extravaganza could cause serious damage to the Olympic Stadium's playing surface, FIFA said on Friday.

Other Sport 30 Apr 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Bocelli and Adams to headline Grand Finale concert at W-Cup

JOHANNESBURG: Italian tenor Andrea Bo­celli and Canadian rock singer Bryan Adams will perform at a FIFA-endorsed concert in South Africa to mark the end of the World Cup.

Other Sport 04 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

The Middletons take their places in the Wimbledon Royal Box

MICHAEL and Carole Middleton, the parents of Prince William’s wife Catherine, were treated to seats in the Royal Box on Centre Court at Wimbledon on Tuesday.

Other Sport 08 Feb 2014 | 12:22 AM Premium

Opening ceremony to take world on tour through Russian history

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - The Winter Olympics opening ceremony kicked off at 2014 local time (1614 GMT) on Friday at Sochi's shining new Fisht Stadium on the shores of the Black Sea, and organisers promised viewers around the world a journey through Russian history.

Other Sport 08 Feb 2014 | 1:37 AM Premium

Russian Winter Games kick off with a glitch and goodwill

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - The 2014 Winter Games got off to a shaky start on Friday when one of the five Olympic rings failed to open at the start of the opening ceremony, meaning the symbol could not be illuminated with fireworks as planned.

Other Sport 19 Sep 2014 | 9:32 PM Premium

Diversity, sporting power on show at Asiad opening

INCHEON South Korea (Reuters) - The 17th Asian Games opened in a multi-coloured blaze of fireworks and carefully crafted K-Pop routines on Friday, as athletes from the world's most populous region came together in pursuit of gold and glory in South Korea.

Features 02 Oct 2014 | 12:00 AM Premium

Sports stars meet Gangnam Style at Incheon

Incheon reached for the stars as it rolled out the red carpet for Asia’s top athletes.

Football 13 Jun 2018 | 5:48 AM Premium

No 'Party Like A Russian' for Robbie Williams at World Cup opening

MOSCOW (Reuters) - British pop star Robbie Williams, who will be performing at the World Cup opening ceremony in Moscow on Thursday, said he will not be performing his hit song "Party Like A Russian."

Football 14 Jun 2018 | 10:59 PM Premium

Russia declares World Cup open after glitzy show

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia declared the soccer World Cup open on Thursday at a glitzy ceremony in Moscow headlined by British pop star Robbie Williams and Russian soprano Aida Garifullina.