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Other Sport 11 Apr 2014 | 3:27 AM

Rio resorts to stop gap clean-up of bay to host sailing

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Rio's attempts at cleaning the waters where Olympic sailing events will be held in 2016 are so far behind schedule clean-up efforts are now stop gap rather than lasting, local officials admitted on Thursday.

Other Sport 15 Mar 2014 | 6:52 PM

Putin meets Ukrainian paralympic chief amid Crimea crisis

LAURA, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin met the head of Ukraine's Paralympic committee on Saturday, a day before the Games' closing ceremony and a referendum in the Ukrainian region of Crimea on whether to become part of Russia.

Other Sport 11 Feb 2014 | 6:52 PM

Mild weather disrupts Winter Games, temperatures to rise further

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - A spell of mild winter weather is disrupting events at the Sochi Olympics and Games organisers are concerned about the outlook with temperatures forecast to rise further this week.

Football 22 Jan 2014 | 12:27 AM

Violence rattles Rio slums as World Cup looms

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Daily shootouts and recent police slayings of two alleged drug traffickers are rattling two of Rio de Janeiro's most prominent slums, communities that until recently showcased attempts to pacify historically violent shantytowns.

Other Sport 30 Sep 2013 | 11:37 PM

Munich decides to bid for 2022 Winter Olympics

BERLIN (Reuters) - Bavarian capital Munich, which hosted the 1972 Summer Olympics, will make a bid to stage the Winter Games half a century later in 2022, the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) said on Monday.

Football 23 Sep 2013 | 1:07 AM

PSV hammer champions to go top of table

(Reuters) - Four goals in a 15-minute spell in the second half saw PSV Eindhoven romp to a 4-0 win over champions Ajax Amsterdam on Sunday and take over as leaders in the Dutch league.

Other Sport 14 Sep 2013 | 12:37 AM

U.S. balloonist forced to abandon Atlantic crossing

BOSTON (Reuters) - A balloonist who departed Maine in a lifeboat suspended by hundreds of colourful helium-filled balloons was forced to give up his attempt to cross the Atlantic Ocean due to technical problems.

Tennis 26 Jun 2013 | 4:29 AM

Del Potro offers hope for men's chasing pack

LONDON (Reuters) - Juan Martin del Potro provided some encouragement for the rest of the chasing pack in the men's game at Wimbledon on Tuesday.

Other Sport 20 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

Snedeker ties Faldo record to take charge

LYTHAM ST ANNES, England (Reuters) - American Brandt Snedeker, who missed the cut in his three previous British Opens, made amends in thrilling fashion by seizing the lead with a six-under-par 64 in Friday's second round.

Other Sport 20 Jun 2012 | 12:00 AM

Nike, Adidas lead suppliers' battle for gold

HERZOGENAURACH, Germany/LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. market leader Nike and German rival Adidas are locked in their own Olympic battle to boost athletes' performance and squeeze maximum value out of next month's Games in London.