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Athletics 14 Oct 2013 | 5:17 AM

Kenyans dominate Chicago marathon

CHICAGO (Reuters)- - Dennis Kimetto and Rita Jeptoo led a Kenyan sweep in contrasting styles at the Chicago marathon on Sunday in a race staged amid heightened security after the Boston marathon bombings in April which killed three people.

Other Sport 01 Nov 2013 | 4:07 PM

Russian PM guarantees security at Sochi Olympics

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian government and security services will overcome security threats and can guarantee safety at the 2014 Winter Olympics in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said.

Football 20 Nov 2013 | 3:17 AM

Iran, Qatar book Asian Cup places, China wait

(Reuters) - Three-times champions Iran cruised into the 2015 Asian Cup finals after thrashing Lebanon 4-1 on Tuesday, but China missed the chance to join them and face a nerve-jangling final qualifier after being held to a goalless draw by Saudi Arabia.

Other Sport 23 Jan 2014 | 2:47 AM

Hoax threats before games play on Sochi security fears

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - At least five European countries' Olympic committees and the United States received letters in Russian on Wednesday making a "terrorist threat" before the Sochi Games, but Olympic chiefs said they posed no danger.

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 07 Feb 2014 | 4:12 AM

Winter Games begin, Putin keen to prove doubters wrong

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the opening ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics on Friday determined to prove his doubters wrong after militant attacks, a row over gay rights and ballooning costs overshadowed preparations.

Other Sport 05 Feb 2014 | 1:02 AM

Two Austrians get kidnap threats on eve of Games

VIENNA/SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Two Austrian competitors have received kidnap threats on the eve of the Sochi Winter Olympics, heightening security concerns at the Games and triggering an investigation by counter-terrorism experts.

Other Sport 13 Feb 2014 | 12:12 AM

Satirist under fire for comparing Sochi Games and Hitler's Olympics

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin's allies are seeking an apology from a Russian satirist who drew a comparison between the Sochi Winter Olympics and the 1936 Berlin games Adolf Hitler used to help entrench his power and offer a rosy picture of Nazi Germany.

Other Sport 06 Feb 2014 | 5:27 PM

Russian Deputy PM says can guarantee Games safety

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak said on Thursday that visitors to Russia's Winter Olympics in Sochi would be safe, and that the threat of a militant attack was no greater than in many other cities around the world.

Athletics 17 Apr 2014 | 1:58 AM

Psychiatric evaluation ordered for man charged in Boston bomb hoax

BOSTON (Reuters) - A Boston man who was arrested on Tuesday for walking through the finish area of the Boston Marathon hooded and carrying a black backpack was formally charged on Wednesday with a bomb hoax and ordered to undergo psychiatric evaluation, officials said.