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Other Sport 24 Feb 2017 | 5:30 PM

Hungary's Olympic dream 'killed' by political upstarts, says PM Orban

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary had to withdraw its bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games to avoid a humiliating defeat in the race with Paris and Los Angeles after a local political movement "killed the Olympic dream", Prime Minister Viktor Orban told state radio on Friday.

Golf 11 Feb 2017 | 5:09 PM

Swing coach Leadbetter runs rule over golfers Trump and Abe

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will play a round of golf with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Florida on Saturday, a leisurely match-up that should prove to be "a very good game" based on their respective golfing skills, says esteemed swing coach David Leadbetter.

Other Sport 12 Aug 2016 | 9:37 AM

Fiji PM announces public holiday after first Games medal

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama announced a further day of public holiday for the Pacific island nation on Thursday after its rugby sevens team won the country's first Olympic medal.

Football 28 Jun 2016 | 7:32 AM

Soccer fans mock as England dumped out of Europe twice in a week

NICE, France (Reuters) - England scored an ignominious double on Monday, becoming the first country to be dumped out of Europe twice in a week and in the process losing both its prime minister and national soccer team manager.

Football 11 May 2016 | 12:48 AM

Fininvest board on Tuesday for exclusive talks over AC Milan sale - source

MILAN (Reuters) - Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi opened exclusive talks on Tuesday with a group of Chinese investors about selling a majority stake in football club AC Milan, one of the media mogul's most cherished assets.

Badminton 21 Apr 2016 | 1:00 PM

World No. 1 Ratchanok gets her wish from PM

BANGKOK: Thai badminton sensation Ratchanok Intanon has visited Prime Minister Prayut Chanocha at the Government House and asked for help in getting her Chinese coach Xie Zhuhua Thai citizenship.

Athletics 22 Jan 2016 | 11:56 PM

Senegal says will not extradite Diack's son to face charges

DAKAR (Reuters) - Senegal's prime minister said his country will not extradite Papa Massata Diack, the son of former international athletics federation (IAAF) president Lamine Diack, who is wanted for alleged corruption and money laundering.

Football 19 Nov 2013 | 12:27 AM

Russia should 'follow English example' to beat fan violence

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian authorities should follow Britain's former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's example in attempting to combat crowd violence, the vice-president of the domestic football union (RFU) said on Monday.

Football 02 Dec 2013 | 2:42 PM

British PM kicks off China trip with football diplomacy

BEIJING (Reuters) - Ping-pong diplomacy gave way to its football equivalent on Monday when the English Premier League, part of British Prime Minister David Cameron's delegation to China, agreed to help nurture the sport in its most promising growth market.

Other Sport 16 Jan 2014 | 5:44 PM

Jelik win Race Six to close gap with Oi!

LANGKAWI: The chase to land the Prime Minister’s Challenge Trophy at the 12th Royal Langkawi International Regatta (RLIR) is heating up as Jelik scored another victory in Race Six to move up to second place, behind leaders Oi!.