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Other Sport 26 Jan 2014 | 5:02 PM

High stakes for Putin at costly Sochi Games

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Sochi Winter Olympics are meant to be Vladimir Putin's crowning achievement as Russian leader but are in danger of becoming a symbol of his country's problems.

Other Sport 10 Jan 2014 | 1:32 AM

Russian Cossacks patrol Sochi Olympics

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Cossacks in their traditional lambswool hats and coats with epaulettes will be patrolling the Russian resort of Sochi for next month's Winter Olympics.

Other Sport 17 Jul 2019 | 4:32 AM

Malaysia's 'Phoenix': hijab-wearing wrestler breaking barriers

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP): A hijab-wearing, diminutive Malaysian wrestler known as "Phoenix" cuts an unusual figure in the ring, a female Muslim fighter taking on hulking opponents in a male-dominated world.

Community Sports 08 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

Rio set to roar with local street footballers

TIGER Beer is taking football back to the streets with the return of Tiger Street Football, a platform for street-wise stars to uncage their skills and prove that they have what it takes to be the best.

Rugby 06 Jul 2019 | 8:41 PM

Read heads list of Crusaders departures after Super Rugby win

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Kieran Read precariously sat upon his team mates shoulders holding the Super Rugby trophy aloft on Saturday, satisfied that he had ended his career with the Canterbury Crusaders with one final title.

Rugby 05 Jul 2019 | 1:03 PM

Crusaders stand up for Christchurch in Super Rugby final

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Of the five previous Super Rugby finals the Canterbury Crusaders have hosted in Christchurch, none will be more poignant than Saturday's title showdown with the Jaguares.