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Swimming 06 Feb 2015 | 10:12 PM

European Games will convince sceptics, attract top athletes

(Reuters) - The inaugural European Games this year will convince sceptics of their rightful place on the sports calendar and the event will eventually attract top track and field athletes and swimmers missing this time, officials said on Friday.

Football 25 Feb 2015 | 9:17 PM

No club compensation for a 2022 winter World Cup – FIFA

DOHA (Reuters) - Soccer's world governing body FIFA flexed its muscles again on Wednesday when it announced that clubs will not get compensation for losing players and suffering domestic disruption due to a 2022 winter World Cup in Qatar.

Motorsport 19 Apr 2015 | 8:22 PM

Ecclestone gives Azerbaijan the all-clear

MANAMA (Reuters) - Formula One has no qualms about holding a grand prix in Azerbaijan next year despite concerns raised by rights activists, the sport's commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone said on Sunday.

Swimming 10 Jun 2015 | 3:27 PM

Baku ready for European Games amid human rights concerns

BAKU (Reuters) - The European Games, the first major multi-sports event of the continent, are set to kick off in Azerbaijan's Baku on Friday as gleaming new sports venues await 6,000 athletes, lured by qualification spots for next year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Other Sport 10 Jun 2015 | 11:42 PM

Azerbaijan blocks critical Amnesty visit before European Games

BAKU (Reuters) - Azerbaijan has blocked a visit by Amnesty International at which it planned to highlight human rights abuses in the south Caucasian republic as it prepares to host the inaugural European Games, Amnesty said on Wednesday.

Other Sport 15 Jun 2015 | 1:27 PM

The Glazers’ Way - Loyal, low key, few frills in running Manchester United

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK (Reuters) - The First Allied building at 270 Commerce Drive in the Rochester, New York, suburb of Henrietta isn’t much to look at.

Motorsport 24 Jun 2015 | 8:32 AM

RSE, Qatar teaming up to buy stake in Formula One-source

LONDON (Reuters) - RSE Ventures, which owns the Miami Dolphins NFL team, is joining forces with Qatar to buy a controlling stake in Formula One in a deal worth $7-8 billion (£4.5-5 billion), a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.

Football 20 Jul 2015 | 9:12 AM

Barca president Bartomeu must resolve sponsorship deal

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona’s sponsorship deal with Qatar is one of the burning issues club president Josep Maria Bartomeu must tackle following his re-election on Saturday.

Motorsport 25 Jul 2015 | 5:52 PM

Toro Rosso boss says F1 right to go to Azerbaijan

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Toro Rosso boss Franz Tost has defended Formula One's decision to race in Azerbaijan next year while brushing off concerns about media freedom and the country's human rights record.

Swimming 27 Aug 2015 | 7:42 PM

Four countries left in race to host world championships

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Argentina has pulled out of the running to host the 2021 and 2023 world swimming championships, leaving just four countries as confirmed bidders for the sport's showcase event.