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Other Sport 08 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Jamaicans seek their place in sprint history

LONDON (Reuters) - Jamaica will seek to extend its sprint dominance at London 2012 on Wednesday when Usain Bolt sets out to book his place in the men's 200 metre final and Veronica Campbell-Brown attempts to become the first woman to win three golds at that distance.

Other Sport 07 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Algerian romps to gold after pleading injury

LONDON (Reuters) - Taoufik Makhloufi ran a scorching last lap to take gold for Algeria in the Olympic 1,500 metres on Tuesday and attributed his victory to

Other Sport 18 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Pakistan tell ICC: No alcohol promo in Super Series

Pakistan cricket authorities have told the International Cricket Council (ICC) their players will not wear or display logos of a whisky brand sponsor in the Super Series matches in October.

Other Sport 24 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM

In Boston's wake, Sochi eyes Olympics, Chechens

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Pass the metal scanner on arrival at Sochi station or watch Cossacks patrol the streets of the 2014 Winter Olympics venue and you know it did not take the Boston Marathon bombs to alert Russian organisers to two facts:

Other Sport 14 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

Putin orders Russian security forces on high alert before Olympics

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin ordered Russia's security services to be on high alert on Thursday to protect against attacks by Islamist militants in the run up to next year's Winter Olympics in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi.

Other Sport 14 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

Putin orders Russian security forces on high alert before Olympics

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin ordered Russia's security services to be on high alert on Thursday to protect against attacks by Islamist militants in the run up to next year's Winter Olympics in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi.

Other Sport 24 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM

In Boston's wake, Sochi eyes Olympics, Chechens

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Pass the metal scanner on arrival at Sochi station or watch Cossacks patrol the streets of the 2014 Winter Olympics venue and you know it did not take the Boston Marathon bombs to alert Russian organisers to two facts:

Other Sport 01 Nov 2013 | 4:07 PM

Russian PM guarantees security at Sochi Olympics

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian government and security services will overcome security threats and can guarantee safety at the 2014 Winter Olympics in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said.

Other Sport 07 Feb 2014 | 4:12 AM

Winter Games begin, Putin keen to prove doubters wrong

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the opening ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics on Friday determined to prove his doubters wrong after militant attacks, a row over gay rights and ballooning costs overshadowed preparations.

Football 15 Jan 2015 | 11:07 AM

Iraq's Meram embarks on 'Mission - Impossible II'

(Reuters) - Iraq forward Justin Meram entered the Asian Cup with the distinction of representing a country he has never been to.