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Other Sport 01 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM

UK regions fight each other, France to host athletes

LONDON (Reuters) - Some of Britain's poorest regions are battling each other and neighbouring France to boost their local economies by hosting Olympic athletes at training camps before this year's Games.

Athletics 18 Feb 2020 | 8:19 PM

Fitness app Strava finds love-hate relationship with running

LONDON (Reuters) - Only a fraction of people who run do so because they love it, and most are motivated by boosting their body image and improving their heart and mental health, according to a global survey by the fitness-tracking app Strava.

Rugby 16 Apr 2020 | 11:06 AM

New Zealand Rugby cuts 50% of wage costs in response to coronavirus crisis

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - The All Blacks and many of their fellow top professional players could lose half of their income if no more rugby is possible this year under cuts announced by New Zealand Rugby (NZR) on Thursday.

Other Sport 14 Nov 2018 | 11:31 PM

Calgary 2026 Winter Olympics bid dead after 'no' vote

(Reuters) - Calgary's hopes of hosting the 2026 Winter Olympics were dashed on Tuesday after citizens voted resoundingly against the western Canadian city's plan to bid for the Games.

Football 11 Jul 2018 | 8:30 PM

That Spitting Thing at the World Cup? It's Probably 'Carb Rinsing'

Harry Kane, England’s captain and the World Cup’s leading scorer, has at times appeared more interested in rinsing his mouth with fluid than swallowing it during the tournament.

Rugby 20 Oct 2016 | 6:48 PM

2019 Rugby World Cup will help expand sport beyond traditional base: Beaumont

(Reuters) - The 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, the first in Asia, is an opportunity for the sport to expand beyond its traditional communities, World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont said on Thursday.

Features 20 Dec 2014 | 12:00 AM

British guide believes rapid ascents of world’s tallest mountain are safer

A British guide believes that rapid ascents of the world’s tallest mountain are better. But it involves sleeping in low-oxygen tents for weeks beforehand.