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Other Sport 16 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM

Skydiver's supersonic free fall tests mettle, spacesuit

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner's supersonic plunge to Earth from the stratosphere could help determine whether space tourists should wear spacesuits similar to the one that protected him as he shattered the sound barrier.

Other Sport 27 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM

Imran Khan: U.S. officials pulled me off plane

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan said he was pulled off a flight to New York by U.S. agents on Friday and interrogated about his views on drone strikes.

Other Sport 03 Mar 2013 | 12:00 AM

Gritty Suhr happy to finally reach new heights

(Reuters) - Nearly a half a decade after Jenn Suhr thought she was ready to challenge Russian great Yelena Isinbayeva for women's pole vault supremacy, the gritty American's dreams are coming true.

Other Sport 08 Mar 2013 | 12:00 AM

Exclusive - Brazil likely won't have new jets for World Cup

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has again delayed choosing a provider for 36 new Air Force jets, meaning the country likely won't have any next-generation fighters available for security when it hosts the World Cup football tournament next year.

Other Sport 12 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM

Brazil beefs up air defences with German guns for sports events

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil plans to buy 34 used anti-aircraft tanks from the German army to help bolster air defences as it prepares to hold two global sporting events and host a visit by Pope Francis.

Other Sport 18 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM

Brazil rolls out airport contingency plan for World Cup warm-up

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil will expand services and step up security at its airports that will see a surge in traffic in June when an estimated 335,000 soccer fans travel to attend Confederations Cup games, aviation authorities said on Thursday.

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 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:

Football 21 May 2013 | 5:06 AM

Brazil's stadiums ready for World Cup soccer warm-up in June

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff took a swipe at the naysayers on Monday as she officially inaugurated the last of six stadiums that Brazil will use next month to host a warm-up for the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament.

Football 30 May 2013 | 12:00 AM

Brazil to deploy drones for surveillance of stadiums

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil will deploy two drones over the stadiums of Rio and Brasilia during the opening and closing of the Confederations Cup next month, the country’s Air Force said on Tuesday.