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PARIS (Reuters) - The organisers of the Euro 2016 football championship fully realise the security challenges in holding the tournament, but are not aware of any precise threat, their head said on Wednesday.
ZURICH (Reuters) - Slovenian football boss Aleksandar Ceferin launched what appeared to be a strong bid for the presidency of UEFA on Wednesday, claiming to have support from almost one-third of the European soccer body's member associations.
CLAIREFONTAINE, France (Reuters) - England's young squad is the best the country has produced in a long time and is a serious contender to win Euro 2016, French fullback Bacary Sagna said on Wednesday.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - China shrugged off badminton's biggest Olympic scandal to sweep all five titles at London four years ago but the Asian super-power is trying to keep a lid on expectations of another bumper gold medal haul at the Rio de Janeiro Games.
EVIAN, France (Reuters) - Germany defender Antonio Ruediger will miss Euro 2016 after tearing cruciate ligaments in his right knee in the squad's first training session at their base on Tuesday, the world champions said.
MONTREAL (Reuters) - For 13 winters it has been a thick jacket and heat of the battle that have provided warmth for David Howman, the World Anti-Doping Agency's director general, who has been a right-hand man for every WADA president.
CHATENAY-MALABRY, France, (Reuters) - European football's governing body UEFA is paying "special attention" to the Russian team for potential drug violations during the month-long Euro 2016 tournament, the head of UEFA's anti-doping arm said on Tuesday.
LONDON (Reuters) - England's lack of international experience can work in their favour, Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge said as their Euro 2016 opener against Russia looms.
LONDON (Reuters) - For Jonny Brownlee his Olympic target is simple -- beat his older brother and gold should be his.