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Cycling 30 Sep 2020 | 6:13 PM

Pandemic pushes forward new generation of African cyclists

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Wearing a bright green helmet, cyclist Andy Costa weaves a dangerous path through trucks barrelling down the streets of Abidjan in the Ivory Coast.

Football 01 Sep 2020 | 11:06 PM

Leipzig get approval for some fans in stadium at season opener

BERLIN (Reuters) - RB Leipzig have become the first Bundesliga club allowed to have some fans back in their stadium for their season opener next month after the city's health authority on Tuesday gave the green light for up to 8,500 spectators to attend.

Football 15 Jul 2020 | 9:22 PM

Real Madrid braced for restrained title celebrations

MADRID (Reuters) - Real Madrid trophy wins are usually marked by masses of fans flocking to the city's Cibeles fountain, where they are joined by the team on an open-top bus before heading into the Santiago Bernabeu stadium to continue the party.

Football 10 Jul 2020 | 1:43 AM

Rio shelves plan to allow fans into matches

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The mayor of Rio de Janeiro has shelved a plan to allow fans back into professional soccer matches and warned residents of the resort city on Thursday they are courting trouble by continuing to frequent its famous beaches.

Football 29 Jun 2020 | 1:56 AM

Rio protest highlights football's troubled return in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The Rio de Janeiro state championship restarted once again on Sunday as Botafogo -- one of the clubs opposed to what they see as a premature resumption of top-level football -- took the field with a banner protesting the decision.