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Other Sport 01 May 2009 | 12:00 AM

Bitter FIFA fight to go to Asian vote

A bitter and raw political fight for a seat on FIFA's powerful executive committee, involving claims of vote buying and perceived threats of violence, will be resolved within a week by an Asian Football Confederation vote.

Other Sport 30 Jun 2005 | 12:00 AM

Bid cities for 2012 Games face-off ahead of final vote

It is a national monument, the jewel in Singapore's crown, and this week Raffles Hotel will become a bubbling cauldron of lobbying and politics as the city state stages the most keenly-contested Olympic venue vote in the history of the Games.

Football 04 May 2018 | 5:06 AM

Geo-politics hangs over jet-lagged 2026 World Cup vote hunters

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Opening up the vote for FIFA’s 2026 World Cup to every country’s federation has brought a new type of campaigning but geo-political realities and promises of profits remain a strong influence on the process.

Golf 10 Apr 2014 | 1:47 AM

Masters chairman set to vote for women at Royal and Ancient

AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) - Two years after Augusta National Golf Club finally agreed to allow women to join its membership, the club's chairman hinted he would vote to support a move to include female members to the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews.

Golf 19 Sep 2014 | 5:26 AM

R&A allows women members after overwhelming 'yes' vote

LONDON (Reuters) - After 260 years of exclusion, women will be allowed to join the Royal and Ancient golf club after an overwhelming members' vote opened the doors to the famous St Andrews clubhouse and paved the way for them to play a role in the governance of the game.

Football 14 Mar 2019 | 5:32 AM

FIFA backs away from vote on Nations League, wants Club World Cup 'pilot'

MIAMI (Reuters) - FIFA has backed away from a vote on a planned new 'Worldwide Nations League' tournament after the governing body's task force reported that it was unable to find consensus on a format for the potential money-spinner.

Golf 28 Jun 2016 | 3:50 PM

Muirfield to hold second vote on female membership

(Reuters) - Muirfield will hold a second vote to admit female members, the golf club confirmed, after last month's initial ballot rejected the lifting of a ban on women, leading to the historic course losing hosting rights for the British Open.

Other Sport 03 May 2009 | 12:00 AM

Football: Rigging fears over key Asian football vote

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP): More than half of Asia's 46 national soccer associations fear a key administrative election may be manipulated, and have urged FIFA to monitor the vote, the challenger said Sunday.

Other Sport 04 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Friday’s sports vote results to remain secret

Detailed results of this week's vote to decide which sports will be kicked off the programme for the 2012 Olympics will remain secret, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said yesterday.

Football 26 Apr 2015 | 8:57 PM

Soccer-Suriname promise to vote for Van Praag in FIFA election

BERNE (Reuters) - Suriname have pledged to support Michael van Praag in next month's FIFA presidential election, becoming the first national association to publicly promise their vote to the Dutchman.