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Other Sport 03 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

Racism the bane of hosts Germany

Germany is putting on a happy face for visitors heading its way for the World Cup and sees the tournament as a chance to showcase a friendly, tolerant and modern nation that has moved light years beyond its Nazi past.

Other Sport 22 May 2012 | 12:00 AM

Gay athletes should seek asylum during Games - activist

LONDON (Reuters) - Gay and lesbian athletes from dozens of countries that outlaw homosexuality should seek asylum in Britain during the Olympic Games in London to escape persecution or even death at home, a prominent human rights activist said on Tuesday.

Other Sport 22 May 2012 | 12:00 AM

Gay athletes should seek asylum during Games - activist

LONDON (Reuters) - Gay and lesbian athletes from dozens of countries that outlaw homosexuality should seek asylum in Britain during the Olympic Games in London to escape persecution or even death at home, a prominent human rights activist said on Tuesday.

Other Sport 07 Sep 2013 | 4:08 AM

2020 city contest becomes ‘least-ugly parade'

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Would-be 2020 Olympic cities of Madrid, Istanbul and Tokyo parade before the Games' organising body on Saturday in a "least ugly" contest as they attempt to conceal their blemishes and win the right to host the world's biggest sporting extravaganza.

Cricket 25 Oct 2013 | 9:37 PM

Dreams of greatness inspire ambitious Afghans

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Surrounded by thousands of makeshift tents in the dusty refugee camp he called home, not even in his wildest dreams could Mohammad Nabi have believed that his decision to while away the hours with a miniature cricket bat would lead him to play in the 2015 World Cup.

Cricket 02 Mar 2014 | 3:52 PM

Confident Afghans see no surprise in taming Tigers

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Afghanistan have high expectations of achieving success on the cricket pitch and despite being relatively new to the sport, their breakthrough 50-over victory against a test-playing nation was met with only muted celebrations among the players.

Cricket 23 Jul 2014 | 6:19 PM

Afghan chief promises World Cup upsets

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Afghanistan's triumph over Zimbabwe on Tuesday was far from a surprise to the man who runs the game in the war-torn nation and he has warned cricket's establishment to brace itself for more shocks at the World Cup next year.